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Amazon has released the first trailer for The Tick reboot, and I can’t say that I’m super optimistic after watching it. If I’m honest, anyone but Patrick Warburton in this role seems wrong to me, but I will definitely give it a chance when it arrives on Amazon August 25th. [click to continue…]

It’s never to early to get kids involved in science, tech, engineering and math. To that end, Amazon has started a subscription service called STEM Club that delivers a science, tech, engineering, or math toy from “top trusted brands” once a month (please let one of the toys be those cool crystal building kits).

The boxes are made for ages 3-4, 5-7, 8-13 and cost $19.99 monthly with free shipping. The service is currently available in the US only.

(via Engadget / Top Image: Martin Cron)

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Amazon quietly updated its Echo to accept a new wake word that will undoubtedly delight Star Trek fans. That’s right, you can now add “Computer” to the wake word list along with “Alexa”, “Amazon” and “Echo”. [click to continue…]

Amazon will launch it’s first curated subscription channel, Anime Strike, later this year. [click to continue…]

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.

felicia day book

We love Felicia Day, so we were super excited when she announced her new memoir You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost). It appears that we’re not alone as it’s already #3 on the Amazon charts in the biographies category. (Felicia did note that it lists her under scientists as well, but, hey, who’s gonna argue?)

It’s definitely inspiring to see what someone can create with a lot of imagination and a ton of hard work. I’ll admit, I already pre-ordered a copy.

You may be wondering how someone so young is already writing a memoir, or what kinds of stories Felicia has to tell. I figured I’d let her explain in the video after the break.

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the tick

Once upon a time, there was a live-action series of Ben Edlund’s The Tick. Patrick Warburton starred as the big blue hero and while that was as wonderful as it sounds, the series didn’t last. Only nine episodes were aired. However, Amazon and Fox could be breathing life back into the franchise.

A revival of the The Tick with Warburton back in the starring role is a rumor for now, but People says their sources are telling them the “superhero parody is now being revived on Amazon” and that Warburton’s already on board:

“Warburton – who has also appeared on Seinfeld and Rules of Engagement – recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony to reprise his role, with Edlund producing and writing, according to the source.”

I’d be completely in favor of this. Would you like to see another stab at the live-action series?

(via /Film)

Amazon norse chat

Redditor UranusExplorer reached out to Amazon because a book he ordered showed as delivered, but it didn’t actually get to him. The Amazon customer service rep’s name was Thor, so the customer asked if he could be Odin. It only got more amusing from there as the customer service rep played along and ran with the Norse mythology references. The rep took care of the issue and did so in an awesomely nerdy fashion. Win.

Be sure to click the above image to enlarge it.

(via Laughing Squid)

comixology

Since it’s founding in 2007, comiXology has become a large part of many comic fans’ weekly reading, so it will be interesting to see how the news of comiXology being acquired by Amazon will ripple through the industry.

Naturally, Amazon and comiXology see this as a definite positive. From the press release:

“ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David Steinberger, co-founder and CEO of comiXology. “There is no better home for comiXology than Amazon to see this vision through. Working together, we look to accelerate a new age for comic books and graphic novels.”

“Amazon and comiXology share a passion for reinventing reading in a digital world,” said David Naggar, Amazon Vice President, Content Acquisition and Independent Publishing. “We’ve long admired the passion comiXology brings to changing the way we buy and read comics and graphic novels. We look forward to investing in the business, growing the team, and together, bringing comics and graphic novels to even more readers.”

Obviously, a digital publishing powerhouse like Amazon could help the platform grow, but there have been some fans who have said that, due to a dislike of Amazon policies, they wouldn’t be buying from comiXology in the future.

So, are you excited about the possibilities (fingers crossed for free comics with Amazon Prime) or do you have concerns?

(via Gizmodo)

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You’ve likely heard about Amazon’s plans to begin delivering packages via drone in 2015. It’s all pretty exciting but it will require some updated missed delivery notifications like this very clever one made by twitter user Quantum Pirate. He even followed up with a Attempted Lawsuit delivery notice from Amazon in response.

See the second notice after the break…

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