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 wondrous Wednesday? Furious 7 gets the Honest Trailer treatment, Seth Meyers gets sent a "real" lightsaber and find out how to make your own sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who. But first, we have a supercut featuring every kill from the Superman franchise. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Superman Kill Count Supercut
Mr. Sunday Movies is back once again with a new supercut that examines all of the deaths in the Superman franchise. There is only eight kills in the whole franchise before 2013's Man of Steel, and even in that, there is only one major death...Until we get to the Metropolis battle with the /man-steel-ending-batman-v-superman-zack-snyder/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon). This video even includes an interview segment with director Zack Snyder, where he claims that over 5,000 lives were lost in Metropolis during that battle.
Furious 7 Honest Trailer
After its blockbuster run in theaters this summer, Furious 7 finally comes home on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Just in time for the home video release, Screen Junkies skewers the off-the-wall moments in this sequel with their latest Honest Trailer. The hilarious narrator does admit to getting choked up by the franchise's emotional send-off to the late Paul Walker, but there is still plenty to make fun of here, even though the movie is so universally-beloved.
Seth Meyers Plays With a "Real" Star Wars Lightsaber
If you've watched Late Night with Seth Meyers at all, you'll know that host Seth Meyers is an unabashed nerd, championing franchises like HBO's Game of Thrones and, of course Star Wars. Last week, the show ran a hilarious sketch where he received an actual, working lightsaber from director J.J. Abrams by accident, instead of a promotional one. The five-minute sketch shows how much fun one could have with an actual light saber, along with a fantastic surprise guest at the end.
Make Your Own DIY Sonic Screwdriver From Doctor Who
DIY Prop Shop is back with a new installment, where Dustin McLean shows fans how to build their very own sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who. This is the version used by the 10th Time Lord, played by David Tennant, and you can build this prop from scratch for just $25.
Spectre Remix Trailer With Idris Elba as 007
While we still don't know for sure whether or not Daniel Craig will return as James Bond after this year's Spectre, there has been a growing groundswell of support for the producers to cast Idris Elba as the new James Bond. Vulture has a new Remix, where they give us a small taste of what an Idris Elba-led Bond film may look like, using footage from Spectre, spliced in with footage of Idris Elba from The Gunman and Luther. Whether or not he will actually become the new Bond remains to be seen, but he sure does have plenty of support.
News Report Recreates Top Gun Volleyball Scene at Nudist Colony
WGN TV sports anchor Pat Tomasulo recently filmed a report at an Indiana nudist colony dubbed the Ponderosa Nudist Resort, where he took it upon himself to recreate the iconic beach volleyball scene from Top Gun, with himself and three other naked men. The entire five-minute news report is quite humorous, but if you just want to check out the volleyball scene, you can skip ahead to the 4:05 mark in the video above.
Man of Steel Gets a Shia LaBeouf Parody
Just when we thought we were done with parodies of Shia LaBeouf's bizarre motivational speech, Youtuber Adeel of Steel delivers what may surely be the best one yet. This parody inserts Shia LaBeouf into the climactic scene in Man of Steel, where Superman must decide if he can actually kill General Zod, or if he can let innocent people die instead. I can't imagine someone putting together a better Shia parody than this, but who knows what we'll find in the next week or two.
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