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 tremendous Thursday? Watch what a Star Wars movie may look like from a Jedi's perspective, Fantastic Four gets a Hanna-Barbera mashup and Ron Perlman endorses a fan's Hellboy 3 artwork. But wait, there's more! We also have a Marvel movie infographic and a humorous weatherman who keeps using Taylor Swift puns. But we kick it all off with a wrestling match between R2-D2 and C-3PO. So, sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Fantastic Four Gets Hanna-Barbera Trailer Mashup
With Josh Trank's Fantastic Four reboot hitting theaters in just a few weeks, YouTube user Paul Cornish has taken scenes from this new movie and added the hilariously awesome narration from Hanna-Barbera's 1967 Fantastic Four animated series. The result is amazing, showcasing how trailers were formatted decades ago, complete with 60s-era sound effects and music.
Superhero Infographic Breaks Down Every Marvel Movie
Shirts.com has put together an intriguing infographic that breaks down every Marvel movie, from the 1986 cult classic Howard the Duck through upcoming releases Ant-Man and Fantastic Four. It's fascinating to compare those early adaptations, long before Marvel Studios was ever formed, to the MCU movies that changed the way we look at superhero franchises.
1979 Japanese Pro Wrestling Match Between R2D2 and C-3PO
Back in 1979, Japanese pro wrestlers Atsushi Onita & Masanobu Fuchi "dressed up" as Star Wars characters C-3PO and R2D2 for a wrestling match. The costumes are so mind-blowingly horrible that you just have to watch this. It goes to show how popular the franchise was that, just two years after Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope hit theaters, two Japanese wrestlers dressed up like droids and beat each other up in front of a crowd. That's entertainment, folks.
Star Wars GoPro Video Showcases a Jedi's Perspective
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens hitting theaters this December, the franchise's popularity is at an all-time high. In the 10 years since the last Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, technology has advanced greatly, and one of those innovations is the GoPro camera, a revolutionary camera that allows filmmakers to get unique shots they couldn't get with a normal camera. Youtube user Bill Parker has put together an intriguing video that, with the help of some visual effects, gives fans a Jedi's perspective of a ground battle. It's only three-minutes long, but the video is quite impressive.
Ron Perlman Showcases Fan Artwork for Hellboy 3
Artist Rob Csiki is just one of many fans who are dying to see Hellboy 3 come to fruition, but there has been very little movement on that long-awaited sequel for the past few years. To help the cause, Rob Csliski shared some wonderful Hellboy 3 fan artwork, which Ron Perlman himself retweeted and even posted on his Facebook page. We may never get to see this movie happen on the big screen, but as long as there are passionate fans like Rob Csiki, we're holding out hope that it may indeed happen.
Washington D.C. Weatherman Can't Stop Referencing Taylor Swift
Earlier this week, singer Taylor Swift's tour swung through the nation's capitol, and one Washington D.C. weatherman took notice in a weird and sort of amusing way. Mike Thomas, the meteorologist for D.C.'s Fox 5, is apparently a huge fan of the singer, and dropped several puns and references to her songs throughout his three-minute forecast, the day that she was set to perform at Nationals Park. I guess you're never too old to be a "Swiftie."
Star Wars TIE FIghter Music Box
Don't have enough Star Wars stuff? Then you surely need to own MB&F's TIE Fighter music box, which plays a selection of John Williams' classic music from this beloved trilogy. In case you like more franchises besides Star Wars, the music box also plays the original themes from Mission: Impossible, James Bond and The Godfather. Visit MB&F's official website to learn more about this one-of-a-kind music box.
The Worst Movie Special Effects of All Time
The World Wide Interweb has put together a compilation of the worst movie special effects in history. Of course, a lot of these are from Syfy original movies and comparable B-movies, but you'd be surprised how many big-budget blockbusters are on the list as well.
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