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Friday Nerdy News Roundup and Weekend Open Thread

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Programming note: Monday morning’s feature will be Sherilyn Connelly’s coverage of Image Expo in San Francisco yesterday. And how is everyone liking our new, earlier publishing schedule?

Here are a few last things to start your weekend right:

-NECA reveals production art for their next Aliens Ripley action figure (above).

-That time Liam Neeson was on Miami Vice.

Wet Hot American Summer will be a Netflix series, apparently reuniting all its famous alumni.

-A new Friday the 13th video game is coming, and unfortunately re-confirms that the Jason origin TV series is still happening as well.

-Those AT&T ads where the guy talks to kindergartners get a Star Wars makeover.

-Check out all the Star Wars comics now on Comixology.

-Grow your ketchup and fries ingredients on the same plant.

-OF COURSE the Japanese have started a trend of pantsless shabu-shabu.

-More trailers for Lord and Miller’s Last Man on Earth TV show.

-How hard is it to get William Shatner’s permission to use his Tweet on a hoodie?

-Do we live in the past of a parallel universe?

-“Uptown Funk” remixed with more Macho Man Randy Savage.

-The near-inevitable casting of Melissa McCarthy in Ghostbusters 3 gets inevitabler.

-Jennifer Lopez basically puts her new movie’s publicists out of a job.

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Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.) Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist