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 phenomenal Friday? We have a video that breaks down every single Jurassic Park reference in Jurassic World, a parody where Godzilla takes on Jason Voorhees and an infographic breaking down The Walking Dead deaths. But wait, there's more! A new 'trailer' for Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally brings Luke Skywalker into the fold and Ghostbusters gets reimagined as a sitcom! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Godzilla vs Jason Voorhees
The wonderfully twisted minds at Adult Swim's Robot Chicken have skewered the returning trend of the "versus" movie by pitting Godzilla against Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise. Unfortunately, this hilarious video is less than a minute long, but it's well worth watching. With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice coming up next year, one can only hope that the Robot Chicken team have something up their sleeve to skewer that movie.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer With Luke Skywalker
If you've been paying close attention to Star Wars: The Force Awakens over the past few years, then you're aware that Luke Skywalker has not been seen anywhere in the footage released thus far. It seems clear that we won't be seeing Luke at all until the movie hits theaters, but in case you need a Luke fix sooner than that, Gritty Reboots has taken it upon themselves to insert this iconic character into every shot of the new trailer, using footage from the original trilogy.
Ghostbusters Becomes a Classic Sitcom
To celebrate the original Ghostbusters and Ghostbusters 2 airing on IFC this month, the network has taken it upon themselves to create a sitcom version of this classic franchise. Aside from proving that anything can be turned into a sitcom with the right music and editing, this video will take fans down memory lane with several iconic moments cut together in a concise and hilarious sitcom opening credits scene.
Every Jurassic Park Reference in Jurassic World
Vimeo user Who Is Pablo has a unique video where we see every single reference to the original Jurassic Park in this summer's massive blockbuster Jurassic World. The video actually shows both versions of these shots in a split screen, with Jurassic World on top and the Jurassic Park scene that inspired it below. You most likely caught several of these after seeing Jurassic World in theaters, but there are even a few obscure references that you may have missed.
The Walking Dead Notable Deaths Infographic
SPOILER! Last week's episode of The Walking Dead proved that death could come for any character, at any time, with Steven Yeun's beloved Glenn turning into walker food. As we wait for the next episode, Into the Blue has put together a handy infographic that breaks down the most important deaths throughout the show's first five seasons. In case you're curious about which survivor has killed the most zombies throughout the show, this inforgraphic has a "leaderboard" of sorts, and the character with the most zombie kills may surprise you.
Everything Wrong With Wes Craven's Scream
Cinema Sins is back with a 16-minute takedown of late director Wes Craven's 1996 horror hit Scream. Even a beloved modern classic like Scream isn't without flaws, and this 16-minute video meticulously points out all of them. I've definitely seen a higher "sin" count than the final tally for Scream, which I suppose is a good sign, of sorts. Regardless, it's interesting to see some of the plot holes pointed out in this fashion.
Stephen Colbert Predicts The Entire Plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Any fan of Stephen Colbert knows that he is an unabashed fanboy, which even lead to director Peter Jackson giving the talk show host/actor a small non-speaking part in 2013's The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. During an episode of Late Show with Stephen Colbert earlier this week, the host took some time out of his monologue to offer his theory about the entire plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's actually a rather solid theory, which even hints at rumors we've heard about the dark side, and the light, although his final statement may make it tricky to pull off any of the upcoming sequels.
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