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Friday 5: Nerd Culture Highlights 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 February 5, 2017

1.  A new trailer and clip dropped for Netflix’s Iron Fist series this week.



2.  There are rumors afoot about a new X-Men cartoon!

We’ve got our fingers crossed that this proves true and the show is good.  The former does not guarantee the latter, but hey, we’ll tune in for a least one episode.

via Bleeding Cool


3.  Another stellar (pun intended) Humble Bundle launched this week.

Everything in this Star Wars themed bundle could be yours for as little as $14.  This is crazy talk considering the line up of games unlocked for Windows, Mac, or Linux/  Not all titles are available across all platforms, but classic titles such as Knights of the Old Republic (1 and 2), Battlefront 2, and both Force Unleashed are available for pennies and all money goes towards UNICEF.


4.  Fox Broadcasting President says he’s open to more Firefly if Whedon is.

Listen, I wouldn’t hold my breath on this, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I feel an awfully lot like Lloyd Christmas after reading this.

In all seriousness:  You gotta still applaud Whedon’s commitment to coming together over a story as opposed to a reunion.  We Nerds don’t think Whedon will return, but might be interested in a Minear or Jed Whedon leading a short run of episodes starring the old crew; maybe even setting up a new cast eventually?  Fox’s involvement makes us hesitate though…Netflix needs to get on this somehow…

via /Flim


5.  In other cartoon news:  Netflix is bringing us a Castlevania animated show sometime this year.

Not much is known, but here’s what we do know:

  1.  Netflix has been uber reliable when it comes to original and exclusive content.  Luke CageDaredevil, Stranger Things…We pretty much love it all, so they have our trust fairly readily.
  2. The Castlevania games are beloved amongst our staff.
  3. Word is Warren Ellis wrote the first season and we love him, too.

Add that all up and you’ve at least got our attention; even if some of us are not particularly excited about the animated format.

via io9

That’s it for this week’s big nerd news. See you next week with 5 more highlights. Until then, keep it nerdy.

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