The best (so far) from San Diego Comic Con!

Jake Hughes
July 20, 2018 - 11:44 am

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Trailers are awesome! They tease all the really good bits, are flashy and engaging, and leave you wanting more. Hell, sometimes they can be the best part of seeing a movie! And everyone agrees that when you go to the theater, you arrive extra early so you can see all the previews. Of course, with as many commercials and advertisements theaters cram into the pre-movie show, you could probably arrive right on time and still have to wait 30 minutes.

San Diego Comic Con is going on now, and a bunch of trailers for the latest nerdy stuff have already been released. Some good, some… not so good. SO, I figured I’d take a look at some of the more notable ones so far.

First off, because I am a total nerd, I want to talk about the 13th Doctor. No, I haven’t gone through that many shrinks. I mean the Doctor, as in Doctor Who.

This regeneration marks a first for the series: a female Doctor. It had been established last season that Time Lords—the alien race the Doctor belongs to—can regenerate into the opposite gender. With 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi leaving during this year’s Christmas special, newcomer Jodie Whittaker has big shoes to fill.

It seems that, in a change from every season since the show’s revival in 2005, the Doctor will have more than two companions. The trailer doesn’t show much, but I am quietly hyped for this coming season. Every new Doctor is a chance to start fresh, so we’ll see what Whittaker can do.

Also, no more Stephen Moffat. Yay!

Next up, we travel into the mind of the venerable George R. R. Martin with the SyFy Channel(God that’s a dumb name) new series, Nightfliers.

The mind behind Game of Thrones promises this to be a psychological thriller. The basic premise is that Earth is dying, and people set off in a ship to the ends of the solar system to try and save it, only to find there is something wrong with the ship. Deadly wrong. Martin has described it as “Psycho in space.” Personally, I got strong Event Horizon vibes form the trailer, complete with the creepy kid in the space hallway. We’ll just have to wait and see if it can capture the same lightning in a bottle that Game of Thrones did.

Now then, I think it’s time to stop being nice. We need something to rage at. Something so horrendous looking that everyone can come together to dislike it.

Oh, hey, a new Teen Titans preview!

For those that don’t know, the comic Teen Titans has been going on for a while, but it rose to prominence in the mid-2000’s when the animated show hit Cartoon Network. It was well received by fans and critics. It had action, comedy, drama, and romance, everything you could want from a superhero cartoon.

Then it was unceremoniously cancelled, and rebooted into something more akin to SpongeBob Squarepants in Teen Titans Go! We all bathed in the tears and flavored our meals with the salt from fanboys. Well, DC, if this is your attempt to get back into the fans’ good graces, then buddy, you need to redo your bore sight.

Where to start? Well, there’s the fact that Raven looks like she’s twelve and just oozing with stereotypical preteen brooding. Spoiler: she’s actually 14 in the series, so we can hazard a guess she won’t be in a relationship with Beast Boy, who is apparently 22. Then there’s The Human Angst… oh, sorry, I mean Robin. Look at him, with his brooding, his dark new look, his, “F*ck Batman.” Ooh-hoo-hoo-hoo, can’t you just smell the angst coming off of him? And lastly we come to Starfire. People have tried to throw shade at people complaining about her new look, claiming it’s all because of racism. Well, DC, let me be the first to tell you. We don’t care that Starfire is black. What we do care about is the fact that she looks like Carrot Top dressed as a Las Vegas hooker.

And the final nail in the coffin? It will only be available on DC’s new streaming service. 

Man, I need something to clean my palate. I need something hype, something amazing, something… wait, what’s this from Disney?

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Yes, it appears that whining and moaning like a little kid can accomplish things in Hollywood, as Star Wars: The Clone Wars has been renewed for twelve episodes! First released in 2008, the animated series filled in the gaps between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Basically, this is Anakin and Obi-Wan being the friends we were always told they were, kicking butt and taking names. It even gave Anakin a padawan learner named Ahsoka, who became a great character in her own right.

The series has a bit of history behind it. It first started as an animated film, and then became a TV series. It aired for five seasons on Cartoon Network. Then, season six was exclusive to Netflix. Finally, the upcoming season seven will be exclusive to Disney’s streaming service.

That’s all the big announcements so far. Keep an eye on ConnectingVets.com, as I’ll be doing a monster write-up once all is said and done!

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