Geekery Saturday – September 30

Another week of news has come and gone. As we close out September, let’s take a look at what’s happened over the last few days.

• Hot on the heels of the SNES Classic’s release to scalpers yesterday comes news that we’ll be getting another retro system next year, but this time Nintendo has nothing to do with it. The C64 mini – a new system based on the classic Commodore 64 system – will feature 64 games and a classic style joystick. The system’s website has 37 games listed right now, with more to come.

• Long-time Dark Horse editor Scott Allie has stepped down from the company to become a freelancer, according to a report on rumor site Bleeding Cool. The editor, who started in 1994 editing Hellboy, was responsible for shepherding Joss Whedon’s extended Buffy comics through the company and served as editor-in-chief from 2012-2015. He stepped down to the title of executive senior editor after allegations of sexual misconduct came to light.

• Billy Zane, best known for being Billy Zane in Titanic and The Phantom, will do it one more time, this time at legendary huckster PT Barnum on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. If anyone would take advantage of weird anachronisms running around the world. it would be PT Barnum.

As an aside, for an hysterical refresher on Barnum’s life, take a listen to episode 291 of THE DOLLOP podcast, where comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds discuss all the crazy things the man did. Definitely worth a listen.

• Finally, Lynda Carter, who played Wonder Woman in the 1970s TV show, has decided to weigh in on James Cameron’s opinions about whether the movie WONDER WOMAN was “groundbreaking” or if it was a step back for female characters on the big screen. Yesterday, she posted this to her Facebook page:

To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.

What will you be talking about today?