Netflix’s Stranger Things is probably one of the more remarkable, unique television series out there these days. The show’s second season premiered this last October, and it was just as strong as the first. With that in mind, it should surprise absolutely no one then that Netflix has decided to renew the show for a third go round.
The renewal was announced to the public in a tweet by the official Netlfix twitter account:
FOR THE LOVE OF STEVE, DUH! So hold tight baby darts — season 3 is officially happening.
Netflix’s Stranger Things relies heavily on ’80s nostalgia, so it seems inevitable that people are going to want to do mashups with with it and properties actually from that decade. Due to the name, one of people’s favorite references to bring up is, of course, the sitcom Perfect Strangers.
ScreenJunkies, of course, used the Perfect Strangers‘ theme song as their template for their “Honest Retro Television Theme” for the show. Now Jimmy Kimmel Live! has upped the ante, by actually getting Mark Linn-Baker and Bronson Pinchot to appear as their characters in a sketch called (you guessed it) “Perfect Stranger Things.”
It’s pretty funny (for a Jimmy Kimmel sketch), though what won me over was the Full House joke at the end. Of course, you should just watch it and judge for yourself.
The second season of Netflix’s surprised hit of 2016, Stranger Things, is coming in just a couple of weeks, and the streaming service has now put out a final trailer. There’s so much in there, and we don’t like to unpack things in detail (so you can enjoy them for yourself) — but boy does it look neat.
While the previous trailer set a phenomenal (and fun) tone for the series, this one’s a lot darker. It also gives you way more information than the first one – so people who like to go in blind may just want to hold off until the show comes out.
I mean, you won’t have to wait long.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.
Netflix’s Stranger Things was a show that kind of hit us out of nowhere last year. I remember watching the trailer for the first season thinking that it looked interesting, but that I might not bother watching it right away. Then, just days after it was released (and all of my friends were explaining how great the show was), I gave it a shot.
And it was amazing.
Thankfully a lot of people shared that opinion, and Netflix renewed the show for a second season. We got a brief teaser back in January for it, but it wasn’t until this last weekend’s San Diego Comic Con that we got a real taste for the show’s next outing. We’ve embedded the trailer below, and you should probably watch it as soon as possible.
Stranger Things season 2 premieres October 27, 2017.
Look, it’s commonly accepted wisdom that only a minority of nerds and geeks really care about organized sports. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with liking sports, but it’s just not as common in our community as it is in the rest of the general populace.
That said, every year during the Super Bowl ads for things us geeks are extremely interested in debut, and we really want to see them. To help out those of you who chose to skip Sunday’s game though, we’ve rounded up most of them right here… because we’re good people.
Hey everyone, it’s time for our annual year in review special, where we talk about the best and worst things that came out over the span of 2016. We go through our picks for movies, new television shows, video games, comics, conventions, and things to come out of Japan. It’s a pretty broad scope. Before that though, we take a moment to remember the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who passed since our last episode.
Which is pretty damned sad.
This is also Pher’s last episode on the podcast, and we bid him a fond farewell.
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, contemplate the possibility of the late Majel Barret-Rodenberry still voicing the computer in future Treks, rejoice in the Build Team’s return to ‘Busting in The White Rabbit Project, discuss Stranger Things and its season 2 renewal, and consider the possible remake of The Crow starring Jason Momoa.
Netflix’s Stranger Things, created by The Duffer Brothers, has been one of the surprise hits of the summer. And while the creators have had every intention for a second season, there hadn’t been an announcement from Netflix regarding renewal yet.
Netflix has now officially renewed the show for a second season. They’ve also announced the titles of the second season episodes, which are “Madmax,” “The Boy Who Came Back To Life,” “The Pumpkin Patch,” “The Palace,” “The Storm,” “The Pollywog,” “The Secret Cabin,” “The Brain,” and “The Lost Brother.” The titles were announced in a short teaser video:
Stranger Things is an upcoming paranormal series on Netflix, described as “a love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80’s.” Starring Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Charlie Heaton, and Matthew Modine, the first trailer at least makes the show look pretty damned interesting.
The story focuses on the disappearance of a young boy, the appearance of a strange young girl, and a whole bunch of government conspiracies and weirdness. So, y’know, a regular small town drama.
The entire first season of Stranger Things goes live on Netflix July 15, 2016.
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