Saturday, May 19, 2012

Top 5 Things Nerds Are All About in May 2012

What's happening in the nerdosphere?  Here's the top  hottest topics right now:

5: Avengers - Expectations were huge for The Avengers, and by all accounts, it didn't disappoint.  The movie ties together storylines started in multiple other superhero movies, and has gone on to beat multiple box office records.  Some are saying this is the best superhero movie ever made.

4: Battleship - The super-expensive special effects vehicle based on a board game.  Early reports are in and word is it may have been based on a "bored" game--damn typos.  The book is better.

3: Game of Thrones - The HBO series based on the fantasy books set in a mythical realm are immensely popular amongst the nerd set, acting as a sort of Sopranos for AD&D addicts.

Despite widespread belief, Joss Whedon does not wield magic powers.
2: Joss Whedon - The guy behind BuffyAngelFireflyDollhouseDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, and movies like The Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers has earned his position in the pantheon of geek gods along with the likes of Stan Lee (of every comic superhero you give a damn about that isn't named Superman or Batman) and Matt Groening (The SimpsonsFuturama).  The question is what he'll be doing next--directing Avengers 2? bringing back Fireflysomething really cool that I don't even know about yet?  I don't know, but nerd culture seems obsessed with it.

1: Community - The show about the Greendale 7 has built a strong and vocal cult following.  A recent public falling-out between Chevy Chase and creator Dan Harmon, an amazing close to the season (including one episode almost entirely done as an 8-bit video game), and most recently, Dan Harmon's removal (essentially) from the show have caused nerd blogs to speculate as to the show's future.  #sixseasonsandamovie

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