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25 Reasons 2015 Was The Year Of The Geek

Not just because of Star Wars.

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1. OK OK, let's just get it out of the way: 2015 IS THE YEAR WE FINALLY GOT A NEW STAR WARS MOVIE.

Disney

2. Which means new lightsabers, new droids, new characters, new possible sibling pseudo-incest (haha jk BUT ALSO MAYBE).

Disney
Disney

3. We also got a WHOLE NEW chapter in the Jurassic Park saga, with lots of new dinosaurs (and some old ones).

Universal

Nice to meet you, Mosasaurus. Hello again, trusty ol' T. rex.

4. And the greatest love story of the year was between a man and a raptor. You're our girl forever, Blue.

5. Potterheads were gifted with a brand-new play by Queen Jo herself.

6. And a brand-new movie from the Potterverse, starring Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander.

Still a win, despite that "no-maj" nonsense.
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Still a win, despite that "no-maj" nonsense.

7. And in this same blessed year, Newt Scamander also starred in the greatest sci-fi film of this decade.*

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*This lifetime, really.

8. Muggles everywhere united to try and free Dobby IRL.

9. And we all gave some serious thought to the idea that Dumbledore could, perhaps, be Death himself — a theory Jo approved!

10. Superhero shows took over TV in the best way possible, giving us a whole lot to wake up for.

CBS
Netflix
Netflix

11. And they included a bunch of women who GAVE US OUR WHOLE ENTIRE LIIIVES.

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Netflix

12. And, slightly elsewhere, it felt like the comic book world was throwing amazing heroines at us from EVERY DIRECTION.

Marvel
Marvel
Marvel

It was overwhelming in the best of ways.

13. Thanks to Dany, it was more socially acceptable to openly and loudly debate dragons in public this year.

HBO

14. Don't forget that time we all lost our collective shit over the Captain America: Civil War trailer.

Marvel

15. And, more specifically, this now-iconic Stucky look.

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16. We got a slew of new superhero movies to debate into the wee hours of the night.

Marvel
20th Century Fox
Marvel

17. Space botany became a thing. A super nerdy, hot thing.

20th Century Fox

18. Space dogs became a thing. A super nerdy, hot thing.

JUPITER ASCENDING FOREVER.
Warner Bros.

JUPITER ASCENDING FOREVER.

19. Mad Max: Fury Road let us revel in the glory of a man in footsie pajamas playing a FLAMING GUITAR on a fucking war rig.

Warner Bros. Pictures

20. While giving us an iconic new hero AND an iconic new couple's cosplay to consider.

Warner Bros. Pictures

21. And Sense8 treated us to the ultimate nerdy sex dream: An orgy that happens all in your head, so you don't even have to leave your house to get laid.

Netflix

Everything happens so much, etc.

22. The Hunger Games series went out with fire and ice.

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23. The Sherlock Christmas special took us all on a timey-wimey adventure and threw all the rules out the window.

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24. As usual, Doctor Who took us on a roller coaster of emotions many times over.

25. No matter where you were in 2015, geekdom was everywhere. May it rage on through 2016 and beyond <3.

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