Preeti and Bill discuss New York’s upcoming week in geek!
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The Nerd Yorker
All caught up with Stranger Things and Luke Cage? Good, because Netflixstrikes again with Black Mirror, the Twilight Zone-inspired anthology that began streaming today. Watch it on your phone while you’re standing in line at the video store to pick up today’s long-awaited turn-based strategy game,Civilization VI. And, inevitably, Tyler Perry found another holiday to lampoon, so catch tonight’s premiere of Boo: A Madea Halloween.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Anime fans have been waiting for one of their favorite web series to return:Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, Volume 3, which begins streaming today. Take a break from binging from 9-11 p.m. and tune into BBC America for the debut of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, based on Douglas Adams’s (Mr.Hitchhiker’s Guide) farce.
Sunday night belongs to AMC again. Tune in at 9 p.m. for the season premiere of The Walking Dead to find out who Negan introduces to Lucille. After the two-hour event, you can count on that cast member to be on the Talking Deadcouch. At midnight, finish your programming weekend with the season premiere of Comic Book Men.
After that busy weekend, not much is happening in Nerd York City. But Thursday night — one showing only, and on only four screens throughout the Five Boroughs — is something not to be missed. Carnival of Souls is a classic, early-1960s dark fantasy that has the distinction of being one of the main inspirations for George A. Romero’s entire zombie milieu. It deserves to be treated with deep reverence. But it won’t be. Fathom Events’ presentation comes courtesy of RiffTrax live — the cut-ups who used to pile on “cheesy movies” on a little show called Mystery Science Theater 3000.
WHAT’S NEW AT BOROUGHCON
We now have two official hotels: the Crowne Plaza and the Hilton at JFK Airport!
VIZ Media joins FUNimation and Crunchyroll on BoroughCon’s list of anime track sponsors!