This week, we’re just stoked about so many things. Neil Gaiman expands on the Sandman storyline! A documentary about an all-high school-girl robotics team! A Universal remote to beat all other Universal remotes (except maybe the Universal Remonster)! Check out our links.
- 25 years after Sandman #1, Neil Gaiman will be writing the story of what happened to weaken Morpheus enough that he was captured by a minor mage in the first Sandman storyline. AND it will be drawn by the absolutely magnificent artist on Batwoman, JH Williams III. Queue tons of exclamation points. !!!!!!!!
- A 17 year old girl interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson. The inner 17 year old in all of us is extremely jealous.
- Square answers questions about their all-male interns, and the comment section on the article (of course) offers some polarized opinions.
- This is tangentially relevant (geeks, like most humans, like pizza, right?) Domino’s, uses rape culture to sell pizzas. No. Just NO.
- Drive Like a Girl (via Coilhouse) is a documentary about the Iron Maidens, an all-girl robotics team from a Bronx high school, and it’s making us extra excited for the FIRST Robotics panel at GeekGirlCon in a month.
- Female soldiers to get Xena-inspired body armor. Warrior princess, indeed!
- Archie Comics are getting a makeup line with MAC. A little disappointed that the name of the line is “Archie’s Girls” instead of the equally well known names of those girls, Betty & Veronica, though.
- Whovians rejoice! Tom Baker is returning to Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary, joining forces with the current Doctor, Matt Smith.
- Speaking of reunions, the cast and crew of Firefly are reuniting this weekend at Comic-Con and the 10th anniversary gathering will be part of TV special to be filmed there.
- We’re not easily squeaked out, but dude… Watch this clam eat salt before watching this other clam eat some potato chips. It’s a whole lot of restrained horror.
- We love a good conspiracy theory. In this case, Cracked proposes that everything that happened on Saved by the Bell was actually a figment of Zack Morris’ imagination (or dreams). Eerie yet accurate.
- We hate this news that Gabriel Garcia Marquez is confirmed by family to be suffering from dementia and can no longer write.
- In addendum to this list of what to watch on Netflix streaming, Lois would like to chime in and recommend White, a South Korean horror flick about an all-girl K-pop band; not terribly innovative or original, but still gets in lots of jumps.
- Normally, morality is a pretty good way to leverage your approach to arguing against eugenics, but here’s a great list to debunk the rhetoric from a scientific view.
- Add the books from Carl Sagan’s reading list to your pile and you can pretend you’re attending a cultural seminar with the great science visionary.
- Uncanny valley! Are we one step (pun intended) closer to robot domination?
- Sonic Screwdriver TV remote control. That’s it. That’s all you need.
What’s on your radar this week? Tell us in the comments!