Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this magnificent Monday? Avengers: Age of Ultron gets a terrific Tin Man parody, Shia LaBeouf rips on the Transformers in a freestyle rap and a Star Wars fan creates an epic space Western trailer. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Avengers: Age of Ultron Oz Parody
When fans first saw the villainous Ultron in Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the nefarious android makes a reference to Disney's Pinocchio, with his "no strings on me" line. YouTube user Darren Wallace has created a video that goes in a different direction, portraying Ultron as the Tin Man from Warner Bros.' classic The Wizard of Oz in the parody Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man. This video also turns Thor into the Cowardly Lion, Quicksilver into the Winged Monkey, Scarlet Witch into the Wicked Witch of the West, Scarecrow into Captain America and Dorothy into the Black Widow.
Shia LaBeouf Disses Transformers in Freestyle Rap Video
The enigmatic Shia LaBeouf is at it again, this time, showcasing his freestyle rap skills, which he uses to diss the Transformers franchise. Everyday Instrumentals has posted a two and a half minute video with Shia, still rocking the rat-tail from his "motivational speech" videos, spitting some bizarre freestyle raps, calling the Transformers franchise "the dummy rap" and he's "past that." We have no word yet on when his first freestyle rap album is due...
Star Wars: Millennium Fan-Made Trailer
While we wait to learn more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens at Comic-Con next week, YouTube user Loïc Fontaine-Boivin has created an epic fan-made trailer entitled Star Wars: Millennium. The creator revealed that he, "wanted to combine my cinematic style with the Star Wars universe to create an epic Space Western trailer." The video includes a number of iconic ships such as the Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighters, with a brief appearance from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens ball droid BB-8.
Game of Thrones Filming Location Map
Lawrence of Morocco has created a detailed map that breaks down all of the filming locations that have been used in HBO's hit series Game of Thrones. He even breaks down each locations and shows an important landmark from each set, and what season it was used in. There are locations for all five seasons listed here, including the Royal Palace of Dorne and the Long Bridge of Volantis from this past season.
Jurassic Park Set In Different Geological Eras
With Jurassic World still destroying its competition at the box office, College Humor has put together a new animated video that explores what would happen if the original Jurassic Park was set in different geological eras. The video re-creates some iconic scenes from Jurassic Park, set in the Devonian, Ordovican, Pre-Cambrian and many other different eras. Obviously, these movies wouldn't be nearly as thrilling as Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic, but this humorous video is well worth a look-see.
Inside Amy Schumer's Princess Amy Parody
Comedy Central's hit series Inside Amy Schumer aired a hilarious parody trailer during last week's episode, which pokes fun at Disney princess stories, where she is whisked away from her humdrum life and turned into a princess and forced to marry a strange-looking prince. Project Runway's Tim Gunn co-stars as Princess Amy's royal attache in this hilarious video which shows that it isn't easy being a princess.
Star Trek: History of The Borg Video
Trekspertise has put together an in-depth 12-minute video that breaks down the complete history of The Borg in the Star Trek franchise, which goes far beyond what fans have seen in the movies and TV shows thus far. It remains to be seen whether or not Star Trek 3, which is currently shooting, will feature The Borg, but if so, fans will be thoroughly prepared for its return after checking out this video.
Conan Replaces the Confederate Flag on The Dukes of Hazzard's General Lee
After the horrific shooting in Charleston, Warner Bros. announced that they will be re-editing the classic TV series The Dukes of Hazzard to remove the Confederate flag, which is painted on the roof of the Duke boys' classic car dubbed General Lee. Conan decided to take it one step further, showing fans one possibility for what could be shown on the General Lee's roof instead of the Confederate Flag.
Alien Xenomorph Collectible Egg Carton Set
Big Bad Toy Store has debuted a Xenomorph Egg Set in Collectible Carton from the 1979 classic Alien. These eggs from Weyland-Yutani, were "sourced directly from LV-426," and the set includes 6 Xenomorph eggs and 3 facehuggers with bendable tails. Fans can pre-order this egg set at Big Bad Toy Store now for $22.99, with orders expected to ship in September 2015.
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