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Friday 5: The Biggest Nerd Culture News of the Week

Friday 5 collects bits of news, fun, and updates on the week’s best nerdy things. Five quick links and your mana pool is replenished for the week. You’re welcome. Now, to the links!

Nerd Culture Highlights for the Week of December 25, 2016.

1.  RIP, Princess.

2. The Alien: Covanent trailer dropped.


3. John Scalzi discusses Rogue One

I can’t believe we haven’t written about John Scalzi more on Nerds on Earth. I resolve to correct that in 2017. For now, red his thoughts on Rogue One. And let that link serve as an introduction to Whatever, his blog that is a regular dose of nerd culture.

via Whatever.


4. How the Star Wars RPG brought the franchise back from the dead.

When the old West End Star Wars RPG was released, no one was talking about Star Wars. The IP was considered a dead property by most.

But the forgotten RPG was so filled with lore and goodness, it grabbed the attention of several other media companies, and is largely considered to be the unsung hero in the Star Wars revival. Read the full story.

via Glixel.


5. Looking ahead to nerd culture in 2017.

While much of the world is enjoying some down time, nerd nerds is slow near the end of 2016 (i.e. My inbox has not been inundated with the endless press releases I typically receive). So, let’s look ahead to 2017. Click the link for everything 2017 related that Nerdist has published.

via Nerdist.

That’s right. This is the last Friday 5 of 2016. Happy New Year from Nerds on Earth.

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