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Friday 5: Nerd Culture Highlights of the Week

Friday 5 collects links and videos spanning all of nerd culture – collating bits of news, fun, and other noteworthy offerings that you might have missed in the hustle and bustle of the week.

Nerd Culture Highlights for the Week of September 4, 2016

i-t8wj2zb-x3-1280x7201.  Apple made their annual iPhone announcements.

This little mom and pop niche site we’ve carved out on the Internet is neck deep in nerdery like comics, zombies, and Jedi, so we don’t do tech coverage. But us nerds love our gadgets, it’s impossible not to mention when the world’s biggest gadget maker makes an annual announcement.

Click the headline to watch the keynote, or jump here for the iPhone announcement, here for the Apple Watch announcement, here for the latest on Apple’s desire to eliminate all buttons and wires from the world, or here for the nugget that made our little nerd hearts flutter: Mario is coming to iOS.

white-rabbit-copy-resized-625x3502.  The MYTHBUSTERS build team is getting their own show on Netflix.

Announced by Tory Belleci and Kari Byron at Dragon Con, the Mythbusters build team (including Grant Imahara of course) will launch the White Rabbit Project on Netflix. It’s described as as a trip down a “rabbit hole” in order to investigate events in science, pop culture, and history.

The release date is December 9.


3.  Bill Nye is also coming to Netflix.

Netflix is on a roll. Us nerds have two shows to look forward to as Bill Nye Saves the World is also coming to Netflix and will cover what Bill Nye does best: experiments and challenging anti-science views.

We’ll begin seeing Bill’s bowtie in 2017.


luke-cage-netflix-misty-knight_04.  The first reviews of Luke Cage are coming in.

Make sure you are getting something spoiler free, but take a peek at the early reviews of Luke Cage, like this spoiler-free beauty from the Den of Geek.

It’s getting really high marks thus far, adding to the sentiment that Marvel’s work on Netflix is some of the best TV happening right now.

Also, I bought the sweetest Misty Knight action figure at Dragon Con, so I’m stoked.

via Den of Geek

booster-gold-700x3005.  Booster Gold won’t share a screen with Superman.

The Booster Gold movie is still in production, but the big news is that it won’t be a part of Warner Brothers continuity, instead it will stand alone.

Given the difficulty of shoehorning the levity of the Booster Gold character into the gritty grimness of the Snyderverse, this news isn’t completely surprising.

via SlashFilm

Those are the 5 nuggets of nerdy news for you this week. As always, feel free to drop us a line for a heads up on what’s new and shiny, or to offer some hopes on what you’d like us to cover in the future.

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