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Oh DuckTales, You Drag Me Back In!

Not too long ago, I lamented the loss of the Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe because, instead of giving us Darkwing Duck, they turned DW into a TV show. That was hugely disappointing. In the world of modern cartoons, having a deep, rich mythology behind the episode-to-episode shenanigans is par for the course. Think Steven Universe and Adventure Time.

I was ready to write the whole expanded, connected Disney Cartoon Universe off as a gag, ready to dismiss my hopes as mere fantasy to an apparent writers room disinterested in my grand ideas.

But then they go and throw this at me out of the blue:

The Gummi Bears?! Seriously? I didn’t even think to include them in my schematics for an Expanded Disney Cartoon Universe! That’s madness!

But it means there is still hope…

The Sky Pirates episode of DuckTales is set to air on July 28, at which point we’ll know more. I will stay with this story all night if I have to!

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Check Out Jodie Whittaker’s New Doctor Who Duds!

The Doctor Who outfit is a very important part of the character, not least of which because it’s going to be cosplayed like nobody’s business! So we’ve all been eagerly awaiting the fashion choices of the first female Doctor, as played by Jodie Whittaker!

Well here we go!

Doctor Thirteen Wardrobe

I don’t like it.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a female Doctor and Jodie Whittaker in the role. But suspenders over a T-shirt? With those high-waisted pants? Eehhhhhh. I’ve seen some people online mention that it looks like the sort of outfit a 2,000-year-old man with bad fashion sense who suddenly finds himself having to dress as a woman would put together, and I suppose that makes sense. But it could have been more stylish.

I dig the long coat, though.

Of course, I loved Peter Capaldi’s initial look, with the suit, the red insides and the Doc Martens, only for his Doctor who rarely ever wear that outfit. I never liked his weird dotted casual shirt.

So here’s hoping the 13th Doctor gets some options going forward!

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Let’s Think About Death a Little Bit

CGP Grey is a pretty popular and intelligent YouTube personality, but he doesn’t release very often. When he does, it’s pretty great…except this time he’s talking about death. That’s pretty dark, man.

Oh wait, he’s talking about immortality! That’s a little more exciting!

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Holy Guacamole! Voltron LEGO!!

Stop all the presses! Hold all your horses! Pump all the brakes! LEGO is going to make Voltron! Freakin’ Voltron!

Jump to 1:35 in the video!

This will be through that LEGO Ideas program, which previously gave us Ghostbuster and Doctor Who LEGOs. Now they’re going to make a huge, expensive, Voltron model.

And I’m going to buy it and I’m not going to regret it. Holy heck.

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6 Coolest Pop Culture Tree People (Not Named Groot)

The best laid plans of mice and men…I had the idea for this List of Six about a year ago. I knew that the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel was coming, and I thought this would make a neat list to post the week that movie came out. It would have been neat synergy! But then something happened to my brain and I forgot all about it. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 came and went (and was spectacular).

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No longer the cutest Groot

Everybody loves Groot. He’s fantastic. He’s one of the only Guardians characters I actually like in the comics. Heck, I liked him before he was cool, back when the modern Guardians got their true start in the pages of Annihilation: Conquest. Groot is the best tree.

But he’s not the only tree! Join me after the jump for the six coolest tree people other than Groot!

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