In a New Year’s tradition we seem to have skipped last year, we’ve crunched the numbers to bring you a look at 2015’s most popular content on Nerdvana. What we found was something old, something new, something Burroughs and something “Moo!”
Here is your new, Disney-approved Star Wars books canon
Actually from 2014, this post’s enduring popularity stems, no doubt, from a small, art-house movie’s recent release and the modest marketing campaign that accompanied it. The total reset of the Star Wars “Expanded Universe” in this new era of Disney ownership has been polarizing, to say the least. Stay with us as the canon gets built up, one movie, Rebels episode, book, comic and video game at a time.
Rusty Schmidt joined us just over a year ago, and his ongoing Blizzard Blitz column has proved popular indeed. His news roundups, ranging from Starcraft 2 to the Overwatch Beta and even slow news weeks and Diabolical Cowpocalypses, have definitely attracted a devoted following among WoW-house veterans and noobs alike.
20 DuckTales episodes that never get old
Just like this post never gets old! Seriously, this one goes back to 2013. Must be all the excitement generated by last February’s announcement of DuckTales impending 2017 return to television with new episodes. Woo-hoo!
The Time Lord’s wives: Sex, love and marriage in Doctor Who
This one goes way back to 2011 but actually I’ve kept it updated as River Song, one of Doctor Who’s most controversial characters, has developed and expanded the show’s already-rich lore. I wonder if the writeup needs to be revised to include Michelle Gomez’ “bananas” Time Lady, Missy? She’d say no, but it’s obvious she has a soft spot for the Doctor.
Bob Leeper is the man.
When I left Arizona four years ago, I feared Nerdvana would fade away. But Bob Leeper was too much of a fan — and friend — to let that happen. From his movie reviews and enthusiasm for all things Tarzan and John Carter from Edgar Rice Burroughs’ adventure tales, to the Classic Comic Cover Corner, he breathed new life into this blog when it needed it the most, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Plus, the convention reports and photo galleries from this longtime Navy photographer took Nerdvana away from the keyboard for ground-level experiences such as the Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention, Phoenix Comicon and Amazing Arizona Comic Con to bring you some of 2015’s most popular posts.
From all of us here in the Nerdvana-verse, here’s wishing you a bright and geeky 2016! Thanks for reading!