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Link Roundup: Pop Culture Quest Edition

8 things we wanted to share this week:

  1. Must-watch TV: You can see the first two episodes of Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest on YouTube!
  2. The archive of photographs just released online by the George Eastman Museum will keep you busy for hours. Go to the gym tomorrow.
  3. Did you get a 3D printer this Christmas? Your first project should be to build this medieval castle play-set.
  4. A look back at the Star Wars newspaper comic strips. Wouldn’t it be great if these started up again?
  5. Board games are gaining in popularity thanks to Millennials who love indie-created games.
  6. Here’s a compelling list of the 75 best Science Fiction novels of 1964–1983.
  7. There’s a new 4-episode documentary called Colorful Characters that explores diversity (or lack of it) in comics.
  8. Odd but true: Bugs Bunny influenced future opera stars via the 1957 cartoon “What’s Opera, Doc?”

Peruse a weekly summary of intriguing articles related to toys, games, and nostalgia that have hit the news this week.