Saturday, November 3, 2012

Night of the Living Links (Star Wars, Stephanie Brown, and More!)

Oh Halloween. It always makes life more interesting. Of course, so does NaNoWriMo, which I am participating in this year, despite my better judgment. So have some really quick links before I crawl back into my cave and try to finish this thing as quickly as possible.

1. In you-probably-already-heard news, Disney just bought Lucasfilm. This brings their cultural holdings up to everything already in the Disney canon, Final Fantasy, Pixar, Marvel, and now Star Wars. Which is none too shabby. To read about how Disney’s gonna do right by our Jedi, go here, and to read about how we might actually get to see some women in that galaxy now, go here.

2. In woulda-been-a-great-idea-three-years-ago news, Guillermo del Toro is making a big monster movie with DC. I have mixed feelings, because right now it feels like DC is just cribbing the Marvel movie-making playlist, but who knows? Maybe it’ll be good. More on that here.

3. In ugh-DC-why news (heavy week for them), it seems that DC really isn’t comfortable with letting us remember a pre-New 52 world. Even in their non-canon cutesy comics, they still can’t reference Stephanie Brown. Check out the whole story here. It’s dumb.

4. In election’s-almost-over-yay news, Connie Britton and Friday Night Lights producer Sarah Aubrey greatly objected to the Romney campaign’s use of the show slogan, “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.” To read why, go here.

5. In have-a-random-silly news, here’s a website full of cats that look like pinup girls. It’s NSFW, but it is lighthearted and fun.

6. And, finally, in last-election-joke-I-promise news, Joss Whedon filmed and posted a rousing campaign plea, reminding us all that what’s important isn’t the economy, healthcare, or the wars overseas. It’s the zombie apocalypse.

That’s it for this week here on KMWW. We’ll be back on Monday.

Until then, check out Crossover Appeal, airing tomorrow at 2pm PDT, and don’t forget about daylight savings time. Fall ahead, spring back everyone.