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Is This the Greatest Nerd Entertainment Weekend Ever?

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If you one of the few people who loves Steven Moffat’s Sherlock series and yet resisted the urge to torrent when it aired on the BBC half a year ago, the second season (of only three episodes, sob) premieres this Sunday at 9pm. Which got me thinking: Is this the greatest nerd entertainment weekend ever?

Obviously, the Avengers officially opens in America today, and, as I’ve mentioned, it’s pretty goddamn good. Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day, which is swell. TV-wise, we have part one of the Fringe season 4 finale tonight, a new episode of Game of Thrones on Sunday, and the aforementioned Sherlock season 2 premiere on Sunday night as well. Cartoon-wise, we’re looking at new episodes of Young Justice, ThunderCats, the CG Green Lantern, an Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes with the goddamn Guardians of the Galaxy in it, and a Legend of Korra, too.
That’s insane, people. That’s so much goodness even FFF can’t get me down right now. Seriously, can anyone think of a weekend where more great nerd stuff happened? And I doubt if we’ll get such a perfect storm of nerd awesomeness again in our lifetimes, so enjoy it, my friend. Enjoy.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.