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If you’re a Star Wars Rebels fan, you’ve likely been chomping at the bit for season 2. I’m glad we had Star Wars Rebels: The Siege Of Lothal back in June, but I’ve been dying to see the crew of the Ghost back in action again.

Thankfully, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced new episodes starting Wednesday, October 14th (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD and it sounds like things are going to get even more complicated and dangerous. New Inquisitors, the return of Captain Rex and other fan favorites (yay Hondo!), and our first real look into the back stories of our Rebels.

There’s also a new clip that fans of The Clone Wars are really going to love. For myself, I’m always amused by Kanan’s stubborn streak, which is definitely on display here.

Not to mention, Disney XD shared a new poster for season 2 and I love it.

If you’re not caught up on season one or you just want to watch it as a refresher, Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One will be out on Blu-Ray and DVD this coming Tuesday, September 1st so you’ll have time before the premiere.

I can’t wait.

Watch the clip and check out the official synopsis and new poster after the break.

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I don’t know if Jeremy Renner has gone rogue or if Marvel okayed it, but he’s been having a delightful time showing off new concept art for Captain America: Civil War that finally reveal where loyalties lie.

If you’re avoiding spoilers, you don’t want to take a look at the tweets after the break.

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There’s a new official Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser and OMG, y’all. I’m DYING.

For you spoiler-phobes, there’s definitely one in here, so I’m tucking it after the break.

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galaxy quest

Earlier this year it was revealed that Paramount was shopping a tv series based on the cult classic film Galaxy Quest. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now know that the show has found a home on Amazon.

Not much is known about what direction the show will go in, or if an attempt will be made to bring back members of the original cast. However, the creative team remains the same. The film’s co-writer Robert Gordon will write the pilot. Director Dean Parisot will be back and both will executive produce. Executive producers Mark Johnson and Melissa Bernstein will be involved as well.

Personally, I’m pumped about this show. But replacing the big names in that awesome cast would be difficult. Would the irreplaceable Alan Rickman do this? I doubt it, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed anyway.

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Enhance your stock smartphone camera with this three lens set and take pictures so good you’ll think they were from an actual camera. Easily switch between lenses with magnetic “snap-on, snap-off” functionality, and store the others in your pocket till you need them with their sleek and minimal design.

-Capture images close-up, far away, and with the classic 180-degree “fisheye” look
-Snap-on, snap-off functionality for quick application
-Easy to use design make capturing great pictures a breeze
-Minimal design for easy storage

3-in-1 Smartphone Photography Lenses ($69 $29.99)

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September 4, aka Force Friday is almost here. It will be your first chance to buy Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise. To celebrate (and whet your appetite) Disney, Lucasfilm, and Hasbro are doing a worldwide, live, toy unboxing event. 18 hours, 15 cities, 12 countries.

See Also: Hasbro’s Official ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Toy Guide For Force Friday

The 18 hour event will include live unboxings, trailers, footage from recent Star Wars events, commentary from special guests, as well as product videos and demos –– all of which will lead up to the Force Friday midnight store events around the world.

The livestream will run on the The Star Wars YouTube channel starting in Sydney, Australia at 7:45 a.m. local time on September 3rd (5:45 p.m. EDT September 2nd) and end at Lucasfilm at 8 a.m. PDT (11 a.m. EDT) on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Get a sneak peek of what’s to come after the break.

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The latest giveaway in our Nerd Approved Deals Store is a GoPro Hero4 Session Camera!

Give it up for GoPro’s smallest, lightest, most convenient camera yet. All the quality, waterproof reliability you love about GoPro in one itsy-bitsy package—and it could be all yours for free.

Features:

-A rugged & waterproof design
-Easy one-button control
-1080p60 video
-8MP photos

Head on over to the contest page for all the details on how to enter.

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At this point we’ve seen two awesome Ash Vs. Evil Dead trailers and we were part of an interview with the team behind the show. We’ve even seen Bruce Campbell do weather and traffic reports in Chicago.

But wait, there’s more!

The video after the break will give you a behind-the-scenes look at Ash Vs. Evil Dead with a few glimpses at footage not seen in the previous trailers.

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sound step

Soundfreaq’s Sound Step Lightning 2 is truly a next-generation Bluetooth speaker and it’s on sale for a limited time in our Nerd Approved Deals Store for only $59 (60% off with free shipping)!

With a dedicated sub-woofer and Soundfreaq’s proprietary UQ3™ spatial sound enhancement, this hi-fi speaker delivers crystal-clear quality unheard of for a speaker of its size. In our multi-device, multi-tasking world, Lightning lets you control the music right from the palm of your hand, helping you discover, share, and enjoy new sounds daily.

“If you’re looking for a nice combination of sonic performance, features, and style on a budget, you’ll find it to be one of the top Lightning options on the market.” iLounge

-Fully portable & rechargeable
-Includes four playback options: Bluetooth, Lightning dock for iPhones, line-in jack & an internal FM tuner controlled through the dedicated Soundfreaq app
-Plays for 8 hours straight per charge
-Features a 2.1 speaker configuration w/ a dedicated sub-woofer & proprietary UQ3™ spatial sound enhancement
-Delivers natural bass & stereo separation
-Charges any USB-capable devices via a handy charging port
-Allows complete playback control directly from the speaker or included IR remote

Sound Step Lightning 2 Bluetooth Speaker ($150 $59)

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While you never know when disaster may strike, you can always be prepared for it. The Boltwell B*10 Must-Haves Emergency Kit is comprised of 10 key items selected for their versatility during emergencies. It’s on sale for a limited time for $74.99 (31% off) with free shipping in our Nerd Approved Deals Store!

From staying hydrated with the water bottle to using the first-aid pouch to bandage wounds, you’ll have the means to weather any catastrophe without a problem.

-Charge your cellphone with its hand crank feature
-Light a fire even in wet conditions
-Treat & bandage wounds
-Stay hydrated w/ the water bottle & purification supplies
-Receive emergency broadcasts
-Contact rescuers or loved ones w/ the whistle
-Create a temporary restroom

Boltwell B*10 Must-Haves Emergency Kit ($110 $74.99)