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Here’s a picture of the new Jaeger from Pacific Rim!

Even I barely get this joke.

Foursquare of Thrones

…Because if they haven’t already, someone was going to do it.

Originally, I was going to do the entire plot, but then I decided the time/benefit was a little bit off there. Feel free to add your own “check-ins!” But don’t make this into a mummer’s farce, okay?

This was easily on of my highlights from New York Comic-Con.

Robot Chicken’s Matt Senreich Reviews Star Wars Toys -

This was a fun one to do… I always love talking to Matt Senreich, having interviewed him before for UGO, and Newsarama. Here, we got to chat for a while about some ridiculous Star Wars toys (and a little bit about Robot Chicken Star Wars 3).

Here’s the Around the Net segment from G4’s Attack of the Show that featured the Black Swan Trailer Remix! Finally, something that I can show my parents to make them proud of me.

TV Hat - This is old, so you’ve already probably seen it. But if not… WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. (Via @kpartyawesome)

…Re: the news that he’ll be creating a companion series for The Vampire Diaries:

The Werewolf Journals

The Ghost Letters

The Frankenstein Tweets

The Creature From The Black Lagoon Vlogs

The Bigfoot Recorded, Then Transcribed, Phone Call Chats

The Mummy In Person Recaps

See? Joss Whedon isn’t even hilarious, there’s no way anyone will miss him on this Buffy reboot oh my god someone stop this now.

If they call this Buffy Begins, I’m moving to Canada, where they don’t have movies.

They were tired, and so were we… So it was a ton of fun.

The Universal Pillow Remote Of My Lazy Dreams

I can barely handle not hitting the wrong buttons on the remote with my hand; can’t imagine what I would do with my head.

(Thanks to SyFy for the advanced screener for this episode.)

Tonight’s episode of Stargate Universe was easily one of it’s best - and it’s most frustrating, as it’s so close to actually being excellent.

Last episode we ended on a cliffhanger, as Robert Knepper’s evil Simeon (we know he’s evil because he’s played by Robert Knepper) menaced the poor little red-headed angel from Supernatural. This week, we pic right up, and - well, spoilers, and more thoughts, after the jump.

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There’s a lot of things to talk about with this week’s Fringe: the main plot, where an ancient radio signal is hijacked to brainwash people; the developing relationship between Peter and Olivinot; and of course the cliffhanger, which brings the danger in this series to the next level. But there’s one, more important thing to talk about, one simple phrase uttered at the beginning of the episode:

"It’s me! Laird!"

I honestly don’t think I’ve laughed so hard at anything in a good long while. At the very least, it was the funniest thing that’s ever happened on Fringe… And sadly, it wasn’t on purpose.

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Finally, after a long break, classic television character Merle Dixon is back.

I thought we’d go at least two or three more episodes before he would return, bent on vengeance for Rick Grimes and company leaving his racist ass handcuffed on a rooftop, but it turns out, not only is he back right off the bat, in the pre-credits teaser, but Merle is the driving dramatic force for the rest of the season. Yay?

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I have no shame about the fact that I love Gossip Girl. The first season of the show - much like the first season of The O.C. - excelled at taking soap opera conventions, and both heightening and playing against them. However, the problem with all soap operas, even neo-soap operas, is that they eventually become soap operas themselves.

Gossip Girl had a harder time than most, and other than a few bright spots, hasn’t managed to recover for the “Serena killed a man” revelation from the end of season one… There’s not much bigger you can go than that, and at that point, Josh Schwartz should have dropped the mic and walked out of the room. That is, up until this season, which I would argue is the best the show has been since the first.

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