Geek News: “This Is Us” Receives 3-Year Renewal!

by T. Mack

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This is Us finished its third season on NBC just a few weeks ago. Earlier this month, the network renewed the series for another three years! While this kind of renewal is not totally unprecedented, it is a bit unusual for a series as young as this one. It’s also not necessarily typical for an hour-long drama. Usually, we see multi-year renewals like this given to half-hour shows that have had very long life-spans. Think The Simpsons, South Park, or Big Bang Theory. Even when these types of renewals go to lengthier, hour-long shows, they are typically those that have been around for many years, proving their staying power and longevity over the long haul. Consider shows like Law & Order and CSI. This kind of renewal this early in the series’ life shows NBC’s absolute confidence in this show.

Though unusual, this news is definitely good news for fans of the show. It means they can look forward to at least three more seasons of emotional angst and teary Tuesday nights. If you haven’t yet checked out This is Us, now seems like the perfect time to jump on the hype train and find out what all the fuss is about. Apparently, you can rest assured that if you love it, you’ve got at least three more years to strap in and enjoy the ride.

Geek News: Comic Book Juggernaut, Stan Lee Passes at 95

By Jen P

The geek world mourns today, as we say goodbye to a legend, Mr. Stan Lee. Born Stanley Martin Lieber, he used the name Stan Lee on his first comics, so that he could write “real” stories under his given name later in life. Turned out, he had such a unique take on his superheroes at the time– making them flawed and diverse– that he became the biggest name in the industry. He is best known for creating iconic Marvel characters like Spiderman and the X-Men, and for his cameo appearances in all of the modern films (currently as the Watcher in the Avengers series).

In July of 2017, Stan lost his wife of 70 years to complications with a stroke. He is survived by his daughter Joan, who is named after her.

September 2017, I had the great pleasure of meeting Stan at Dragon Con. I remember feeling super intimidated that I was about to meet a legend, and the moment he spoke in that familiar voice, I knew I was doing something incredibly rare and special. But despite my fears, he was such a nice guy and one of the kindest celebrities I’ve met to date.

Stan, you will be deeply missed by myself and the rest of the geek community.

Geek News: Vampire Slayer May Return to TV

by T. Mack

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Two weeks ago, I flashed back to a few badass ladies from some old Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows. The first lady on the list was the incomparable Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Joss Whedon’s 90s-00s show on the WB/CW network. The show and character, which both premiered more than 20 years ago, still have a loyal following. Earlier this month, news hit the net that Joss Whedon is attached to a reboot of the show which is currently in the works. This time, however, the lead is to played by an African-American actress.

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Of course, this news sent the interwebs reeling with mixed feelings, for various reasons. But then came a bit of clarification. With this additional info, I gotta say I’m totally on board for what’s supposed to be coming…

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#GoodNewsTues: 3 Days ‘Til Badassery Returns!

by T. Mack

Ladies & Gentlemen,

I have good news! There are only three more days until both Wynonna Earp and Killjoys return to our TV screens with brand new seasons of badassery for us to enjoy! Best of all, each show has a kickass lady leading the badass charge. In case you didn’t know, allow me to tell you… I LOVE bad-ass chicks. And these shows are all about them. Trust me, you don’t want to miss these!

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Trailer from D23 Expo

By Jen P

Monsters, toys, and hair… oh my!

Kingdom Hearts is a third-person fantasy game that combines the worlds of Final Fantasy and Disney. You follow the protagonist, Sora, and his two friends, Donald and Goofy, on an adventure through various Disney-based realms, rescuing princesses and restoring hearts. For any true Disney fan, it’s kind of amazing.

For all those who don’t know of my obsession with Kingdom Hearts, I briefly touch on it in our most recent Vlog. Simply put, I’m obsessed… probably on an unhealthy level. For years (YEARS!!!), I’ve been waiting for the third installment in the franchise. Finally, it seems Square Enix is finally ready to live up to their promises with a release set for late 2018.

I’ll believe it when I see it, but for now, here’s the newest trailer for Kingdom Hearts 3. Enjoy!