Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this phenomenal Friday? We have a new breakdown of discarded movie twists, a supercut of all the limbs lost in the Star Wars franchise and all of the Easter Eggs found in Spectre. But wait, there's more! Star Wars: The Force Awakens gets a homemade trailer and The Hunger Games' Katniss squares off with Harry Potter's Hermione in a new Princess Rap Battle! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Princess Rap Battle: Katniss vs. Hermione
Whitney Avalon is back with another long-awaited installment in her Princess Rap Battles YouTube series, which pits The Hunger Games' Katniss against Harry Potter's Hermione. Whitney Avalon, who portrays Katniss, is joined by Castle star Molly C. Quinn as Hermione, as they both take shots at each blockbuster franchise in hilarious fashion.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Homemade Trailer
Last month, Disney and LucasFilm released the final trailer for the highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which hits theaters in less than a month. The fine folks over at Dumb Drum have put together an epic homemade version of this footage, complete with cardboard sets and costumes, along with a hummed version of John Williams' score. While it may lack the big bucks LucasFilm spent on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this trailer is fantastic in its own right.
10 Movie Twists That Never Made It Into the Final Cut
Screen Rant has a new video that breaks down 10 movie twists that never made it off the cutting room floor. Some of these discarded twists include The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King, where Sauron takes a physical form in the final battle, Avengers: Age of Ultron's planned but scrapped inclusion of Captain Marvel and Spider-Man, and much more.
Star Wars Lost Limbs Supercut
One of the long-running Star Wars traditions is to have characters get their limbs cut off by a lightsaber. While we still don't know if any character in Star Wars: The Force Awakens will lose an arm or a leg, editor Pablo Fernández Eyre has put together an entertaining supercut of all the limbs lost in the entire Star Wars franchise. Hopefully this is one tradition that will continue in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but we'll have to wait and see.
Spectre Easter Eggs
Mr. Sunday Movies is back with a new video, where he breaks down all of the Easter Eggs in Spectre. For instance, this is the first movie in the "Daniel Craig era" to feature the iconic gun barrel opening scene. Could this be because Spectre will be the actor's last film as 007? We don't know for sure, but check out the four-minute video above for the rest of these Bond Easter Eggs.
Hollywood Reacts to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
We have already seen how some of the various cast members from Star Wars: The Force Awakens have reacted to seeing the final trailer, but now Funny or Die has put a hilarious twist on these reaction videos. They have put together a video that intercuts footage from the new trailer with scenes from various movies, where characters are watching a computer screen, such as American Pie, Don Jon and Due Date, although their "reactions" might not be what you think.
Chicago Sanitation TV Spoof
Earlier this week, Dick Wolf's Chicago Med debuted, which is the latest in a growing franchise of Chicago-set shows including Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.. Funny or Die has put together their pitch for the next installment, Chicago Sanitation. Watch as these sanitation workers try to sort out their lives off the job, in true Dick Wolf fashion.
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