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Thu
Mar 26 2015 8:00am

Morning Roundup: We Would Never Let Go of These Kitties!

Sinking Titanic Cat Condo

All right, Hollywood Kitty Company, we like the cut of your jib. Taking a historic tragedy/blockbuster Billy Zane-vehicle like Titanic and turning it into a cat toy... well, it’s the sort of thing that makes us love the internet. As you can see, the Sinking Titanic Kitty Condo provides multiple portholes and smokestacks for the cats to climb through, all propped up by a scratching post the kitties can cling to when they leap overboard. You can find more photos of cats on the deck of the Titanic over at Laughing Squid!

Morning Roundup brings news of Jubilee, Star Trek 3, and Mulder & Scully!

[Also, a stellar cover of an interstellar ballad.]

Wed
Mar 18 2015 11:30am

A Perfect Cost-to-Shenanigan Ratio: Community Season Six is Here!

Community: "Ladders"

So the big question with Community: Is it still good? Is it even better? Has the jump to Yahoo changed it? The answers, respectively are: Yes; kind of?; not really.

It is still a great, solid sitcom about a group of wacky friends and their hilarious misadventures. The test with these kind of shows is simple, and sounds kind of dumb when you say it: I missed Greendale, and I was glad to spend time with these characters again. The plots were the usual mix of important things (like Britta’s need to grow up) and silly things (like the Dean suddenly becoming obsessed with early-90s-style VR). The only downside is that after five seasons, the important plots can’t help but feel a bit reheated.

[“You bet your sweet ass I saw Lawnmower Man!”]

Wed
Mar 18 2015 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Precious Moments Star Trek Figurine Totally Gets Us

Precious Moments Star Trek

Check out the first-ever Precious Moments porcelain tribute to Star Trek, the origins of which are already lost to time. The dog has Vulcan ears. This couple has somehow managed to procure Tribbles and are now showing their pets their origin story. It's Tribble Genesis! (But is that popcorn or just another Tribble?)

Morning Roundup brings you thoughts behind The Last Man on Earth, a very enthusiastic review of Crimson Peak, and tips for immortality!

[Plus, wisdom from Dan Harmon]

Tue
Mar 3 2015 5:10pm

Community Season 6 Trailer! Everything is New, But Nothing has Chang-ed

Community Season 6

Allow Dan Harmon to show you something beautiful. In the new trailer for the probability-defying new season of Community, Age of Yahoo, we meet a new allies, old friends, and we get to watch Dean Pelton have entirely too much fun with VR! We have lost Troy and Original Shirley, but it looks like we're gaining some prime Chang moments, and possibly more Garrett?  

Will Jeff Winger ever get out of Greendale? Will New Shirley replace Original Shirley in our hearts? Is Keith David the fourth Ghostbuster? Check out the trailer below, and watch the new season of Community via Yahoo on March 17th!

[Nothing will replace Original Shirley.]

Tue
Jan 13 2015 3:05pm

Yahoo! Announces Community Season 6 Premiere Date

Community season 6 premiere date Yahoo

We’re still wrapping our heads around how Community got renewed for a sixth season—not with NBC, but instead streaming online as Yahoo!’s foray into original programming. Now, Yahoo! has announced the premiere date, letting us know how much time we have to prepare ourselves for this most impossible timeline.

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Mon
Nov 24 2014 9:00am

Morning Roundup: If We Jump Off Of This Swing, Will Groot Catch Us?

One of the best things about Guardians of the Galaxy is the way it’s inspired creativity. From homemade dancing Groots to roughly a billion t-shirts, there seems to be no aspect of life that can’t have some Guardians added to it. And now, Gizmodo has shared the greatest swing ever! We can only hope an entire Xandarian playground will soon follow.

Morning Roundup brings you news of Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic epic, thoughts on the modern American blockbuster, and our suggestion for season two of Serial!

[Oh yeah plus Billy Boyd has come to DESTROY US ALL.]

Wed
Oct 15 2014 10:00am

These Are My People: Building Community in the SF/F World

The title was unwieldy, but the theme of the “These Are My People/Aliens/Zombies/Vampires/Dragons!: Building Community in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy World” panel at NYCC on Saturday was clear: building community in genre is all about positive engagement and respect.

The panel brought together a varied mix of SF/F authors and artists, including N.K. Jemisin (The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms), Daniel José Older (Half-Resurrection Blues), Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim series), YA author Arwen Elys Dayon (Seeker series), Nicholas Sansbury Smith (ORBS), cartoonist Jerzy Drozd, and Trevor Pryce and Sanford Greene, collaborators on An Army of Frogs: A Kulipari Novel.

Moderator Petra Mayer of NPR Books facilitated a conversation with panelists about how to engage with fans, how to build community as a creator, and how to use social media practice to your creative advantage.

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Thu
Aug 28 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: OMG Star Trek: Next Gen Cast Please Just Reunite on TV

Star Trek Universe shared a selfie!

Morning Roundup has a giant teetering pile of links for you! We’ve got Hugo vote breakdowns, free stories, musings on the newest novels by David Mitchell and Haruki Murakami, and banned cartoons!

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Thu
Jul 24 2014 7:05pm

Six Seasons and a Community Panel at SDCC 2014!

Hey Human Beings! It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, what with Dan Harmon getting un-fired from Community, then Donald Glover leaving the show, and then the show getting cancelled, only to be rescued at the last moment (by, of all corporate human beings, Yahoo?) and unleashed back into the world like some sort of wizard that fell into shadow and came back all white and glowing and more irascible than ever. San Diego Comic Con hosted a Community panel today, and it was full of wonders! First, to get the news out of the way: Community Season 5 will come our on Blu-ray/DVD on Aug 5th, and writing for Season 6 will begin this fall! Now click through to read highlights from the panel!

[Yes, Harmon’s already planning the movie.]

Wed
Jul 9 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Tiny Batman Fights for Tiny Justice, Your Happiness

tiny happy batman

Artist Red Scharlach decided to go off-canon with this “Tiny Happy Batman,” and we're glad she did. Imagine what a happy-go-lucky place Gotham could be, if this was the face of its greatest citizen crimefighter? 

Morning Roundup brings you behind-the-scenes shenanigans with the Guardians of the Galaxy, a rumination on Community's role in entertainment history, and an honestly terrifying report on the lives of writers in the UK. 

[But on a lighter note: GOATS!!!!]

Tue
Jul 8 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: If You’re Gonna Build a Limo Out of a Car, Why Not Do it with Some Style?

So prom season is over, which is not usually something we care about, but how sweet would it be to roll up in this stretch DeLorean? Oh, if only there was some way to slip the bonds of time and travel back to May...

Morning Roundup is excited to be back from a long weekend! Yeah, we’re going with that! We’ve got rumors of the Pacific Rim sequel, a movie from the greatest timeline, and 100% more Rogue!

[Plus the Imperial invasion of Frankfurt Airport. Enjoy!]

Mon
Jun 30 2014 6:04pm

Community Renewed for a SIXTH Season and Nothing Makes Sense Anymore

Community sixth season Yahoo

Community, the belovedly misanthropic show that we kind of thought for sure was done at the end of this pretty-okay fifth season...has been picked up for a sixth season.

Hitfix is reporting that Yahoo is getting into the original online programming game by funding a sixth season of the show. Contracts with the actors expired at the end of June, making this one very close shave of a deanewal, er, renewal.

There will be 13 episodes, produced by Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna, set to debut late this fall. Hitfix has additional comments from Harmon and Joel McHale. We don’t even know what timeline to call all of this. The impossible timeline?

Here’s hoping Troy comes back.

Fri
Jun 13 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: Hogwarts 90210!

We have never been so thankful for wizard robes. Tardis-in-Acid shared this wonderful reimagining of Harry and his friends dressed in historically accurate 90s fashions to match the setting of the books, and mom jeans and floral prints are far more terrifying than any battle with Voldemort. Although, we have to say Neville's pleated mustard slacks are pretty endearing... and we've one minor complaint: all the girls' bangs need to be higher and crispier.

Morning Roundup leaves sartorial musing behind to focus on news from the Episode VII set, updates on HBO's Maddaddam adaptation, and the introduction of Ser Goldblatt!

[Plus, Conan O'Brien attempts Super Smash Bros.!]

Fri
May 30 2014 1:40pm

A Message to Our Community

About the current dispute between Hachette and Amazon: We know there are two sides to every story. We have always had a great relationship with Amazon. Ok, that might be going too far, but they have been a great partner over the years and have performed wondrous, jaw dropping feats. Over the last few weeks, Amazon has chosen to disrupt the relationship between the supplier and the end customer. Fair enough, in a struggle over terms it’s not so strange a tactic for a retailer.

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Fri
May 9 2014 3:13pm

Five Seasons and Nothing Else. Community Cancelled

NBC cancels Community

The weirdest little show that could finally won't anymore. According to Entertainment Weekly, NBC has pulled the plug on Community, citing its poor performance over the previous season.

We'll simply have to be happy with the 97 episodes we got. And who knows. Donald Glover is still out there on a boat somewhere with LeVar Burton. Spin-off, maybe? The Dean would make an excellent, and quite festive, stowaway Gilligan-type.

Thu
May 8 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: How You Get so Big, Eating Food of This Kind?

Dun-Well Doughnuts have just become the greatest heroes in the galaxy! In observance of May the Fourth, they created a whole line of Star Wars-themed doughnuts, including Darth Maul (red icing with dark chocolate stripes) and the Princess Leia Maple Buns (self-explanatory). But Yoda, he’s the best! He’s always the best. We also recommend scrolling all the way down to meet their baker. He’s kind of a badass.

Morning Roundup contains many wonders! Have you ever thought, really thought, about the death of Peter’s Parker’s parents? Do you want to look for a secret library? Do you want a new Star Wars film once a month?

Obviously we all want that one. Read on!

[Plus, the other thing Jon Snow knows how to do!]

Tue
Apr 8 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: You Avengers are All Weirdos

We don’t know about you, but our Captain America afterglow refuses to die. Luckily, the internet is here to continue stoking the flames of our pop culture patriotism. Friend-of-the-site Steven Padnick posted this piece of awesome on his tumblr, and it made us all warm and fuzzy. And feathery.

Morning Roundup includes some thoughts on race and casting, an alternate view on Captain America, and some shocking news from George R.R. Martin!

[Plus a guide to Community’s references!]

Fri
Mar 28 2014 8:00am

Morning Roundup: This is Going to Be the Scariest Easter Ever

Redditor Dontago posted some wonderful on-set pictures of H.R. Giger working on the designs for Alien! Here he is painting an egg to give it just the right amount of skin-crawling horror. You can see more of the pictures here, including a few touch-ups to the full Alien model!

Morning Roundup has news about Interstellar, details on Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and shocking confession from the Game of Thrones cast!

[Plus GOOOOAAAATS.]

Fri
Jan 3 2014 11:00am

Love the Show that Loves to Hate Itself. Community: “Repilot” and “Introduction to Teaching”

You guys, we exist in a timeline where Community was never cancelled.

The season 5 double premiere “Repilot” and “Introduction to Teaching” was an excellent return to form; expertly tackling the difficulty of being funny and pulling off an even harder trick by making it feel like no time had passed while still talking constantly about the amount of time that had passed.

It also played out like the inside of my head, with all the self-loathing and misuse of Excel which that implies.

[Making you give up on your dreams is just a side effect]

Thu
Jan 2 2014 6:00pm

Troy and Abed, Meet Geordi and Data!

So we all know and love Texts from Star Trek: The Next Generation. But, with Community returning like Gandalf the White galloping in on mighty Shadowfax, we thought it was time to share a new and beautiful mashup.

We give you: Troy and Abed in Engineering. This tumblr has created a world far better than our own, in which the friendship of Geordi LaForge and Data is roughly analogous to the devotion shared by Greendale’s Troy and Abed, and mashing up ensues.

[Troy and Abed in Ten Foooor-ward!]