Morning Roundup Time! Every morning we gather some cool outside links and highlights from the Tor.com satellite sites and our handy “Of Interest” sidebar for your pre-work perusal. Check out the Facebook portals themselves—linked below—for even more items that might tickle your fancy.
This morning we’re looking for Joss Whedon on easter eggs and waiting to hear the dulcet tones of Nichelle Nichols.
- Tor.com Science Fiction: That easter egg at the end of Thor? Yeah, that was directed by Joss Whedon.
- Tor.com Fantasy: Retranslating the Zelda script revealed lost nuances in the game.
- Tor.com Urban Fantasy: Judi Dench and Ian McKellen are going to be in a zombie film. That might be best idea ever.
- Tor.com Steampunk: You better wake up, or this steampunk alarm clock is going to give you some third degree burns.
- Tor.com Wheel of Time: So, this person has the Heron Mark sword up for sale of craigslist. No idea if it’s legitimate, but if it is, I wouldn’t miss out.
From the “Of Interest” Sidebar:
- At an event celebrating 50 years of Americans going into space, the one and only Nichelle Nichols will be singing the Star Trek theme. And it’s all happening for free. You should go.
- I like my coffee hot and strong and full of Batman (which actually covers the first two, I suppose).
- Want to take a look at some hilariously bad Rapture artwork? You know you do… You can’t look away….
Stubby the Rocket is the mascot and often random voice of Tor.com. Stubby would love some coffee full of Batman. Maybe then, Stubby could absorb some of Batman’s powers.