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Last Week's Episode

It’s Wednesday, which means you’re in the homestretch of the week. I’ve got plenty of trailers, premiere dates, and gay ponies!


The gays have finally arrived in Equestria — the final season of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic introduces a lesbian couple, the current caretakers of Scootaloo. [The Beat]

Chance the Rapper, Patti LuPone, Estelle, Uzo Aduba, and others will all be singing in the upcoming Steven Universe The Movie, which is officially a musical! [EW]

Distinguished animator and professor Suzan Pitt has passed away at the age of 75. Her works include short films Asparagus (1979) and Joy Street (1995), and you can see clips at the link [Animation Magazine]

Love, Death. & Robots, Netflix’s animated anthology show, has been renewed for a second season with Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung-Fu Panda 2 & 3) as a supervising director. It’s a good response to criticism of season one, 18 short episodes with only a single woman writer and no women directors.   [Vital Thrills]

Tracee Ellis Ross will be executive producing and voicing Jodie, a spin-off of beloved MTV series Daria. Centered around Jodie Landon (originally voiced by Jessica Cydnee Jackson), the series will be written by Grace Nkenge Edwards (Insecure) and might only be the first show to come out of the extended Daria universe (which is, of course, part of the Beavis & Butthead universe). [THR]

Superhero/Comic Films

Brie Larson, wearing an incredible dress, accepted the MTV Movie Award for best fight for the Captain Marvel vs. Minn-Erva showdown, and brought up her two trainers/stunt doubles Joanna Bennett and Renae Moneymaker. For an industry that relies on stunt doubles, they’re rarely acknowledged, so it was a pretty great moment. The full list of winners can be found at [CNN]

The film Fast Color, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is finally available for digital download! [io9]

Detective Pikachu (he counts, right?) is now the top-grossing video game movie of all time, beating out Angelina Jolie’s seminal Tomb Raider [SyFy]

A lackluster performance at the box office prompted a deep dive into Men in Black: International, over at [The Hollywood Reporter]

Comics TV

CW has rolled out the release dates for all their upcoming shows, which include Batwoman and Supergirl on October 6th. Riverdale and Nancy Drew drop October 9th. []

Pennyworth dropped a trailer and I guess? It premieres on Epix July 28th. [Vulture]

Grab Bag

Funko is releasing a bunch of movie-related POP!s, and the one above…troubles me. You can also get a cute toy of a man being eaten alive by a shark (Jaws, natch), so uh, enjoy? [Funko]

Orphan Black won’t be back on your screens but will be hitting your ears with a new audio series with Serial Box. Tatiana Maslany will be reprising her roles for the series, which is set after the TV show. [Variety]

Shit Bags

Multiple Walking Dead actors have pulled out of future Walker Stalker conventions, alleging that they have yet to be paid for their appearances. []

Eight women have now accused directer and writer Max Landis (Dirk Gently, American Ultra, Victor Frankenstein) of sexual and emotional abuse. He’s also now been dropped by his managers, Writ Large. Solidarity to those women, and big big content warning for detailed descriptions of said abuse in the article. [The Daily Beast]

Kat Overland

Kat Overland

Small press editor Kat Overland is a displaced Texan now living in Washington, DC, where she is perpetually behind on reading her pull list. She's a millennial, Latina, exhausted, and can often be spotted casually cosplaying America Chavez and complaining.