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 top-notch Thursday? An enterprising Star Wars fan cuts all six movies together in one video, zookeepers reenact a popular Jurassic World scene and one fan makes a unique trailer for Captain America: Civil War. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Play the Hardest Game of Thrones Quiz Ever
Think you know everything there is to know about Game of Thrones? Then test your knowledge with Morph Costumes quiz, which definitely lives up to its name. Be warned, though, this quiz goes far beyond just knowledge of the show, with some questions pertaining to the actors' careers outside of GoT. I got six right out of 20, so let us know how you fare! Big thanks to Lorna Springall for passing this along.
What Happens When One Person Starts Humming the Game of Thrones Theme
Ramin Djawadi's iconic Game of Thrones theme is just as memorable as it is infectious, but the folks at College Humor take a look at what happens if one person starts humming the tune in an office setting, complete with a homemade "iron throne." This video is NSFW, as in, it's not safe to re-create this at work while your boss is around...
Real Zookeepers Start Jurassic World Memes
Even if you're one of the few people who hasn't seen Jurassic World yet, you're likely already familiar with one of the movie's most iconic shots, where Chris Pratt's Owen Grady rushes in to stop his "raptor squad" from attacking a young employee who fell into their cage. This shot has inspired zookeepers around the country to recreate the moment with their own animals, from rhinos to emus to giraffes and even baby penguins. Way to keep those animals calm, zookeepers.
All 6 Star Wars Movies Cut Together In One Video
The impending December release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens will likely inspire fans to revisit the first six movies again, but what if you don't have the time to sit through a 12+ hour marathon? Then Marcus Rosentrater has the solution, cutting all of the movies together, one on top of the other, simultaneously, in a video he calls Star Wars Wars. One of the most intriguing aspects comes at the 96-minute mark, where the attack on the Death Star in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Han is frozen in carbonite in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back and the Rebels attack the Imperial base on Endor in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi are all shown at the same time.
Rian Johnson Shares Star Wars 8 "Dream Sequence"
scene is going to blow the roof off the theater, it's so great." Then I realized I was dreaming in the dream, so I thought "I have to— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 16, 2015
concentrate now, and hold onto this sequence in my head when I wake up." And when I woke up - I had done it. I had the whole thing shot for— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 16, 2015
shot perfectly in my head, ready to shoot. Then I realized: it was a sequence where a Jedi fights a dog on a canoe.— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 16, 2015
As my friend John Gatins would say, "true story."— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) June 16, 2015
There is literally nothing we know about Star Wars: Episode VIII yet, except that it will be written and directed by Rian Johnson and it will hit theaters on May 26, 2017. Earlier this week, the filmmaker took to his Twitter page to outline a "dream sequence" for the movie, although it's not what you think. The tweets above describe a scene he literally came up with while dreaming, complete with an early sketch. Part of me at least hopes he has some nod to a Jedi, a dog and a canoe in the finished film.
Captain America: Civil War Fan-Made Trailer
Destination Avatar has cut together a very impressive fan trailer for the highly-anticipated Captain America: Civil War, using footage from numerous Marvel movies and even archived footage dating back to World War II. What's even more impressive is he cut this together to make it look like it was filmed in a theater, complete with, at times, overly-loud audience reactions. Of course, Captain America: Civil War is still shooting in Atlanta, and we likely won't get the first trailer until much later this year, but this is still quite impressive.
How to Make Your Own Terminator T-800 Action Figure
With Terminator Genisys hitting theaters in just a few weeks, Cinefix's Homemade How-To series shows fans how to make their very own Terminator T-800 action figure. With just a few everyday household items, you can save a trip to Toys R Us and have your very own homemade Terminator, on the cheap.
Before They Were Famous Summer Movies Edition
Screen Junkies is taking a look at the summer movie season in a much different way, showing some very early performances from this summer's biggest stars. You can check out Avengers: Age of Ultron's Chris Hemsworth in the Australian drama series Neighbours and Jeremy Renner's feature debut in National Lampoon's Senior Trip, Mad Max: Fury Road's Tom Hardy in a tissue commercial, and much more. Everyone has to get their start somewhere, right?
Workaholics Star Blake Anderson Gets Kicked Off Live TV Interview For Swearing
While promoting his upcoming movie Dope, Workaholics Star Blake Anderson participated in a live satellite interview with Cincinnati's Fox 19 Now. The interview never really got off to a good start, with the actor eating a bagel on the air (which the interviewer misidentifies as a doughnut), before rambling through his answers haphazardly and, ultimately, dropping an F-bomb on live TV, which resulted in him getting booted off the air. The interview took place the morning after the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship, and, if you couldn't tell in the video, the actor admits he was quite hungover.
@Devo419 well it was a 5 am show and i didn't get home from the bar till 3 ;-P— Blake Anderson (@UncleBlazer) June 18, 2015
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