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 marvelous Monday? Game of Thrones fans react to last night's shocking season finale (there will be SPOILERS if you didn't watch last night's episode), Jurassic Park gets remade by kids in 1993, and Mad Max: Fury Road gets a Cars-style trailer. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Game of Thrones Fans React to Shocking Finale
This is your last chance to avoid a HUGE SPOILER if you didn't watch last night's Game of Thrones season finale, "Mother's Mercy", which ended with a death that sent shockwaves throughout the fan community. If you did watch last night's intense episode, then keep reading.
The shocking finale left Jon Snow Dead in "Mother's Mercy", and it many very shaken and upset. Like other iconic GoT scenes, including the Red Wedding, several fans captured their reactions on video as they watched in horror while the beloved Night's Watch commander was brutally slain by several of his own brothers in arms, including Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale) and even young Olly (Brenock O'Connor). Let's just put it this way: these fans are not pleased...
Jurassic Park Gets Remade By Kids in 1993
After the monstrous box office of Jurassic World this past weekend, Raisch Studios debuted a fan film from 1993 where two young kids from New Jersey remade the original Jurassic Park by using action figures and VHS video cameras. 22 years later, the kids, Michael and David, reunited to talk about their experiences, which you can read about on the Raisch Studios website. It's quite a charming little film, and you can watch both the edited and full versions above.
Mad Max: Fury Road Gets Cars Trailer Mashup
Cinemash has taken footage from Pixar's Cars and combined it with the music and bits of dialogue from Mad Max: Fury Road to create an epic mashup trailer that is quite humorous and surprisingly effective. It just goes to show you that, with the right music and editing, you can turn any movie into anything you want it to be. I don't know how much crossover there is between the Mad Max: Fury Road and Cars fan base, but it's very entertaining, nonetheless.
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 'Let the Wookie Win' Scene in LEGO Form
Out of the countless memorable scenes in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, one of the fan favorites is where Chewbacca and R2D2 are playing a holographic chess game, which leads to C-3PO saying, "Let the wookie win." The scene also features a memorable line by Han Solo, who explains, "Droids don't pull people's arms out of their sockets when they lose. Wookies are known to do that." The Brotherhood Workshop has created a brief video that shows how Han may have learned this from experience, with Chewie pulling Han's Lego arms out of his sockets and beating him with them.
Marvel Vs. DC Animated Fan Film
Youtuber Saruhan Saral has taken footage and sound bytes from several different video games and mashed them into an entertaining 10-minute fan film entitled Marvel vs. DC: The Ultimate Crossover. The film starts with Spider-Man having an unexpected run-in with Batman in his Batmobile, which escalates into a crazy street fight as Iron Man, Green Lantern, The Hulk, Arrow, Captain America, Deadshot, Deadpool and many others get in on the action. Since it's extremely unlikely that these characters will ever get together in a live-action movie, this fan film is the best we have, for now.
A Teenage Girl Goes to Prom With Arrow-Inspired Dress
Teenager Danielle Taylor decided to take a different approach to prom this year, coming up with an Arrow-themed prom dress. She shared the above photos with series star Stephen Amell, which he shared on his own Facebook page, along with the following message: "You got a lot of stares because you both looked tremendous. Great dress. Super creative. xo." Stephen Amell is clearly one of the good guys, both on the small screen and in real life.
Doctor Strange Fan-Made Trailer
Using brief bits of footage from a number of different movies, Youtuber David Johns has created a brief (47 seconds) but effective teaser trailer for Marvel's upcoming adventure Doctor Strange. The video also features a music box version of The Doors classic song "People Are Strange," which is the perfect complement to this footage.
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