Weekend Open Thread: Rebels Is Back!


Happy Fathers’ Day to all the Dad Roboteers out there! Everybody ready for the season 2 premiere of Star Wars: Rebels? I’m inappropriately excited for it. After the break, we’ll do a quick little linkstorm and get to our weekend shenaniganry.

People has your first look at Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon on the set of the new Ghostbusters. [People]

Not as cool as the Arkham Origins armor from earlier today, but this new Arkham Knight figure from NECA looks awesome :drools: [io9]

Nick Cave is only signing 10 of the 1050 figures based on his music. I know that sentence was English…[]

Sophie Campbell, artist on the (great) new Jem & The Holograms comic, talks about making comics and coming out as trans. [The Advocate]

Variety runs a panicky, “EVERYBODY FREAK OUT” headline and in a remarkable display of restraint, waits 3 whole lines to completely undercut it. No Sony, Paramount or Marvel in Hall H this year! …because nobody has any footage of con-appropriate movies to show. [Variety]

You ever watch something that’s inexplicably soothing? Gallen sent over this slow motion video of a vinyl record at work taken with an electron microscope, and I suddenly felt at ease with the world. I know that makes me weird.

Thanks for hanging out with me today. It’s been fun, and I’m looking forward to Luke giving me the keys again soon (he said, ominously rubbing his hands at his desk). Let’s keep it to good clean fun in the HAHAHAHAHA almost got it all the way out. Go nuts gang, and have a great weekend!