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 futuristic Friday? Check out a fantastic 3D-printed prosthetic arm inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road's Furiosa, another Batman animated parody and Back to The Future gets re-cut with R-rated language. We also have a video that shows you how to become James Bond in just a few simple steps. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Back to The Future Gets Rated R
There is no denying that Back to The Future is one of cinema's enduring classics, but how would audiences have responded to the film if it had F-bombs dropped throughout? Youtuber Andrew Robertson decided to find out, cutting together a seven-minute video of various scenes from the 1985 classic, with several F-bombs spliced in. It's actually quite humorous, and some of these lines are more realistic than what the PG-13 rating allows for.
Is Batman the Real Criminal?
The mad geniuses at Dorkly are back with a new animated parody that shows how Batman actually helps perpetuate crime in Gotham City, instead of stopping it. The video pokes fun at Batman's "no kill" rule, as he breaks a thug's legs to find out where a stash of stolen Dilbert calendars are. It also makes a good argument that Batman's ways actually do more to keep the cycle of crime going, instead of stopping it.
Become James Bond in 7 Easy Steps
After Spectre hits theaters in November, there are rumors swirling that MGM and Eon Productions may be looking for a new 007, with Daniel Craig possibly parting ways with the franchise. For those of you preparing your best Bond impression for any potential auditions, Burger Fiction has a new video that shows you how to become this secret agent in just seven easy steps. The video breaks down the numerous tropes seen in the Bond films throughout the years, such as his snappy one-liners, his penchant for gambling and the assortment of gadgets he uses.
Make Your Own Furiosa Arm from Mad Max: Fury Road
A cosplayer by the name of Laura, who is also a left arm transradial amputee, was so inspired by Mad Max: Fury Road that she enlisted the help of Michelle Sleeper at Overworld Designs to create a functional, 3D-printed version of Furiosa's prosthetic arm. The company was originally slated to make a T-800 endoskeleton arm for a different costume, but those plans changed after Laura saw director George Miller's action masterpiece. You can visit Laura's Tumblr page for more details about how this fantastic prosthetic arm was created.
Inception and A Nightmare on Elm Street Mashup
I'm surprised this hasn't happened sooner, because it's just such a perfect fit. Vimeo user Pablo Fernandez has cut together a one-minute mash-up of Christopher Nolan's Inception and the late Wes Craven's A Nightmare on Elm Street. With some clever editing, including a few scenes from the underrated New Nightmare, these two wildly different films come together in wonderful ways with this mashup.
Marvel Cinematic Universe in Chronological Order
Marvel wrapped up its Phase Two this summer with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man. Phase Three kicks off next year with Captain America: Civil War, and some fans may want to revisit the first two phases. Reddit user Fast Is Better has a different way for fans to do so, presenting the entire MCU, including TV shows and Marvel One-Shots, in chronological order. Since it is set in the 1940s, Captain America: The First Avenger is first on the list, followed by Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter and the first season of ABC's Marvel's Agent Carter.
Ray Parker Jr.'s Long Lost Theme Songs
Key & Peele aired its last two episodes last night, but their brilliant sketches will never be forgotten. One of their final sketches pokes fun at Ray Parker Jr., best known for writing the iconic Ghostbusters theme song, who is promoting his CD set of unused theme songs he wrote for a number of different movies, such as The Lawnmower Man, The Pelican Brief and recent hits such as 12 Years a Slave and Fifty Shades of Grey. We will miss you, Key & Peele, because no one else could come up with sketches as hilarious as this one.
Halloween II and Halloween III Fright Rags T-Shirts
Summer is over, which means fall is here, which means Halloween is just around the corner. Fright Rags has announced their new t-shirt collection inspired by Halloween II and Halloween III. There are 15 different shirts available in this collection, with prices ranging from $27 to $37. Fans can pre-order these shirts now at FrightRags.com.
Harry Potter-Themed Bar Opens in Toronto
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is currently in full swing, and festival patrons have noticed that a new bar has opened in Toronto known as The Lockhart, a Harry Potter-themed bar. The establishment is named after Defense of the Dark Arts professor Gilderoy Lockhart, featuring a number of franchise-themed drinks and menu items that will surely be a big hit with Potter fans in Toronto.
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