A recent round of Ten Things Nerdery on my Twitter reminded me of the existence of (and my sudden inexplicable missing of ) Agent Carter.  It seems like a million years since that show ended its run, with a prolonged thud and a big messy sack of Chad Michael Murray, but it’s only been a little more than a year.  Though I don’t expect it, I’d really love to see the triumphant return of Hayley Atwell, with less erasure of her history, more awesome wartime exploits and perhaps the formation of SHIELD itself, leading to today’s unlikely query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) won’t mention a new series for a certain 30th century cadre of teenagers, because disappointment can’t be eternal, asking: What bit of pop culture most deserves a triumphant return in your eyes?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. I wanted to say Highlander, BUT… Except for a few exceptions, every spin-off or sequel has been pretty bad.

    I would love to see the 2011 “ThunderCats” series that aired on Cartoon Network come back. It was a pretty good series, taking the core of the original series but building something new, as well as laying in some groundwork to tie the series to some of the original series siblings (SilverHawks and TigerSharks). At most, I’d love just one more season to wrap-up the loose ends left when the series was canceled and give the story a real finale.

    Otherwise, I’d really like to see the “Stargate SG-1” universe un-shelved by MGM and bring about the direct-to-video/TV movie SG-1/Atlantis movie that was in pre-production and wrap-up the fate of the crew from SGU.

  2. Tim Schafer continues to hold out hope for a Brutal Legend sequel, that is a world which I constantly long to return to. Since Fantastic Beasts has already provided me a way back into the wizarding world, a return to the Age of Metal would be most welcome!

  3. However unlikely, I would like to see Eureka, and Warehouse 13 return.
    I saw that one of my favorites, Young Justice, is returning.

    • Much as I was satisfied with their finales (for the most part), I wouldn’t mind returning to that shared universe. I almost listed “Alphas” as my choice since I’m still upset it ended on a cliffhanger, but also if it were to return it could revisit Eureka and Warehouse 13 characters. Wouldn’t be hard to imagine the events of the cliffhanger ending of “Alphas” caused an artifact creation, and somehow Fargo and/or Carter somehow end up involved in the attempt to neutralize it.

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