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Hard NOC Life: The New Normal

Dominic and Keith are still talking about how COVID-19 is changing the nerd pop landscape. This week, what will “normal” even look like?

Up first, they talk about watching Star Trek, both Discovery and Picard and why Dom really digs the former and Keith was disappointed with the latter. Then they switch topics to coronavirus (of course) and mourn the loss of the 2020 summer movie season. And even if/when the virus is under control, will normal life return? How comfortable will people be to venture to the movies or congregate with 100,000 of their closest friends in a hot, sweaty convention center in San Diego? Stay-at-home orders in Maryland have forced Diamond Comic Distributors — the entity solely responsible for getting comics to retailers — to temporarily shutter its operations. Is this the final nail in the direct market’s coffin?

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