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Why Everyone Loves RICK AND MORTY

Why Everyone Loves RICK AND MORTY

WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB! If you’re a human (or birdperson) who lives on Earth, then you love Rick and Morty. And if you don’t, correct that immediately, Jerry. Here to discuss Rick and MortyDoctor Who, and Stranger Things are Associate Editor Kyle Anderson, Science Editor Kyle Hill, and Nerdist News Writer Aliza Pearl.

Pickle Rick and regular Morty dominated Comic-Con this weekend, but why exactly? The show is set to begin its third season on Sunday, and its influence has never been greater. Our own Kyle Hill hosted a panel at Comic-Con on the science of Rick and Morty with creators Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, who were incredibly grateful for their fans. Part of the reason that Rick and Morty reaches so many people is that the show caters to fans of both irreverent comedy and actual science by melding the two, to the point that they’re inseparable. In the video above, Kyle explains Rick and Morty‘s influence better than I can, so go ahead and listen.

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Another huge deal at Comic-Con was the new star of Doctor Who, Jodie Whittaker, the first female Doctor in the show’s 50+ year history. While many fans suspected (or at least hoped) that the new Doctor would be a woman, few expected it to be Whittaker. Though unexpected, she’s a great choice to fill the role and a great actress, having worked on Broadchurch and Black Mirror. Though we’re upset that Peter Capaldi won’t be traveling through time anymore, we’re more than excited to see what Whittaker will bring to the show.

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Next up: Stranger Things. The trailer for Season 2, revealed at Comic-Con, was excellent, featuring a sweet remix of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and the return of last year’s best group of kids on TV. Filled to the brim with ’80s references, the trailer showed a post-Demogorgon world both hopeful and menacing. The upside down is turning right side up through Will’s creepy hallucinations, but at least the kids can still go trick-or-treating.

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You can watch and interact live with Nerdist News Talks Back every weekday at 1:00pm PST on YouTube and Alpha, and catch up with the archives just after the show!

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