Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the eccentric, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this terrific Thursday? Game of Thrones gets a Seinfeld-inspired laugh track, a Star Wars R2D2 mini-fridge debuts and Jurassic World gets a homemade trailer. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Game of Thrones Meets Seinfeld
Earlier this week, we showed you a hilarious mashup of Game of Thrones' "Hardhome" ending, set to Michael Jackson's thriller, but today we have something even funnier. Ozzy Man Reviews has taken scenes from last month's "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" and incorporated a laugh track from Seinfeld, which just goes to show you how some clever editing and the right music can make anything funny, even a guy buried in sand getting a spear thrown through his head.
Everything Wrong With The Lost World: Jurassic Park
With Jurassic World hitting theaters next week, CinemaSins has put together an extensive 17-minute video breaking down everything that was wrong with the first Jurassic Park sequel, 1997's The Lost World: Jurassic Park. There are 135 "cinema sins" that they break down for us in a comprehensive and quite hilarious fashion.
Jurassic World Homemade Fan Trailer
With just a few corny props and some ingenuity, the folks at Cinefix have made their own DIY version of the Jurassic World trailer. Naturally, there are no special effects, but it surprisingly captures the trailer quite well. If you have some of those old plastic dinosaur toys from the 80s still laying around, and a lot of cardboard, you can make a trailer just like this too!
Star Wars R2D2 Mini-Fridge
For the Star Wars fan who needs an extra beer fridge, the Japanese company Haier Asia has you covered with their brand new R2D2 mini-fridge. This isn't your ordinary fridge, though, since it is actually remote controlled, you can literally have R2 roll to you! The fridge will be available sometime in 2016, and there is no word on what it will cost yet. It does only hold 12 regular sized cans, but this is still awesome.
Black Panther Innovative Fan Artwork Sheds New Light on T'challa
During Marvel's massive press event in October, the studio officially unveiled Black Panther for the first time, bringing Chadwick Boseman onto the stage alongside Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., his co-stars in Captain America: Civil War. For fans who don't know too much about the T'challa character, artist Darian Roberts created fake covers featuring T'challa on both Wired and Time magazine covers, along with a Forbes graph that shows his massive wealth far exceeds that of Tony Stark. The artist revealed he created these covers to help non-comic fans understand how T'challa surpasses Stark in, "technology, wealth, and leadership." To learn more, check out Darian Roberts' interview with Polygon.
Superhero Fandom Broken Down By State
This entry comes from Nerd Alert reader Meg Piedmont, who reached out to me yesterday to share a project of hers, where her team at PicClick have broken down Google search trends to determine which superheroes are the most popular in each state. For instance, based on the volume of Google searches, Texas boasts the most fans of Batman, Superman and Spider-Man, while Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man and The Avengers as a whole have the most fans in Utah. Thanks to Meg Piedmont for sharing these fantastic charts!
Darth Vader With Child Anakin's Voice
Youtube user m.deicke took it upon himself to insert Jake Lloyd's voice as young Anakin Skywalker from Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace into several iconic Darth Vader scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy. It may be Jake Lloyd's greatest contribution to the Star Wars franchise yet, even though he really had nothing to do with it.
Shia LaBeouf's "Deleted" Marvel's The Avengers Cameo
Yesterday, we showed you James Franco's spoof of pony-tailed Shia LaBeouf's bizarre motivational speech video, but YouTube user Raydonix has taken things to a new level, inserting the actor's speech into a key moment during Marvel's The Avengers' Battle of New York scene. One can only wonder where this ridiculously intense speech will be cut into next...
The Big Bang Theory Gets SDCC 2015 Exclusives
Entertainment Earth is debuting a new action figure set featuring Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and comic book store owner Stuart (Kevin Sussman) from CBS' The Big Bang Theory. The set, which includes both action figures and a comic book store diorama, will be available at the Entertainment Earth booth (#2342) at San Diego Comic-Con next month for $24.99. Fans who won't be in San Diego can still pre-order the set from Entertainment Earth, which will ship next month.
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