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? Find out everything wrong with the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, Conan O'Brien creates new superheroes with Bruce W. Timm, and we have a breakdown of the fastest spaceships in cinematic history. Plus, we have some homemade movie props from MythBusters' Adam Savage and hilarious Star Trek: The Next Generation cardigans. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Everything Wrong With the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer *NSFW Language
With the touted release of the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer at Comic-Con last week, Cinema Sins is back to break down everything that's "wrong" with this new footage. This five minute video, chocked full of R-rated language, brings up some very good points about certain aspects of the footage we all saw last week, but the "sin" count isn't as high as you'd expect.
A Summer Movie Breakdown From 1982
The summer of 1982 has long been thought to be one of the best ever for movies, producing a number of classics such as Blade Runner, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Poltergeist, The Thing and Tron, just to name a few. The AV Club found this clip from a 1982 episode of Entertainment Tonight that breaks down some of these classics before they were released.
What Marvel Superheroes Think of Wolverine
Geek X Girls found this panel from Wolverine #16 from 2011, which hilariously shows what several Marvel superheroes actually think of Wolverine. Why this was unearthed now is unclear, but it's rather amusing nonetheless
The Fastest Spaceships in Movie and TV History
In Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) proclaims that the iconic Millennium Falcon is "the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy." This certainly may be true in the Star Wars universe, but how does the Falcon stack up against some of the other beloved spaceships throughout the history of film and television? As it turns out, fairly well. For those into the science of science-fiction, Fat Wallet has put together an infographic breaking down the fastest fictional spaceships, with even a few NASA space shuttles thrown in for comparison. According to this infographic, there are four ships faster than the Falcon, all of which may surprise you.
Conan O'Brien Makes Even More Superheroes With Bruce W. Timm
During Conan's live week of shows from Comic-Con last week, Conan O'Brien teamed up with Bruce W. Timm to create a new "episode" of The Flaming C, a superhero based on the late-night talk show host. They apparently had so much fun doing that they decided to team up again and create a superhero team based on random people they found walking around Burbank, to create the Burbank Action Team. Could these be the new members of the Justice League? Not by a long-shot, but it's still quite humorous.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Cardigans
If you like to show your support for Star Trek: The Next Generation even when the weather gets a bit chilly, then Think Geek has the next must-have product for you, with a series of cardigan sweaters inspired by the sci-fi series. The 5-button, v-neck sweaters come in Sciences Blue, Command Red, or Operations Gold, with combadges embroidered in place. Each sweater costs $49.99 apiece, and will surely make the perfect Christmas and/or birthday gift for the Star Trek fans among your family and friends, or for someone who wants a cardigan to re-enact a scene from Dumb and Dumber.
MythBusters' Adam Savage Shows Off Homemade Movie Props
Cinefix caught up with MythBusters star Adam Savage at Comic-Con, who showed off some of his own homemade movie props. The crown jewel is his own, personal R2-D2 that he made himself, along with the Blade Runner gun, the actual Maltese Falcon and much more.
A Snarky Breakdown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe *NSFW Language
Youtuber Garcatch has put together a snarky breakdown of the entire MCU, spanning both phases in two rather humorous videos that takes the MCU down a few pegs, referring to all of the Phase One movies as "trailers" for Marvel's The Avengers. Apparently Garcatch isn't a huge fan of world-building, but even if you enjoy these movies, you'll still get a kick out of this breakdown/takedown.
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