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 terrific Tuesday? Jurassic World star Chris Pratt falls victim to a dinosaur prank, a Game of Thrones fan engages in a heated debate with a fan of The Lord of the Rings, and Jerry Maguire's Jonathan Lipnicki reaches out to his on-screen dad for Father's Day. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Jurassic World's Chris Pratt Falls Victim To Dinosaur Prank
If you need more proof that Chris Pratt is one of the coolest guys on the planet, then watch him be a good sport after a hilarious dinosaur prank. SA Wardega, a group of Polish pranksters best known for their Spider-Dog video, had two massive "dinosaurs" waiting for the actor as he walked through a hallway. And while his reaction to the dinosaurs is great, the actor taking it all in stride afterwards is even better. Hilariously, while they "censor" the captioning on the bottom, we can still hear the actor drop the F-bomb a few times in this video. Kudos for being a good sport, Chris Pratt.
Game of Thrones vs. The Lord of the Rings Fan Debate
Field Day, a new experimental channel out of YouTube Spaces, has teamed with animator Kurz Gesagt for a hilarious video debate between a Game of Thrones fan and a The Lord of the Rings fan. These passionate fans debate which of their "Sams" is better, Samwise Gangee or Samwell Tarly, Boromir vs. Ned Stark (both played by Sean Bean), with Kurz Gesagt's colorfully inappropriate animation interspersed between their debate. Big thanks to Madeline Lindsay for sending this my way.
Jonathan Lipnicki's Father's Day Tribute to Jerry Maguire
You remember Jonathan Lipnicki, right? The adorable kid from Jerry Maguire who taught everyone that the human head weighs eight pounds? He's back in a new video from Screen Junkies, where he honors his movie dad, Tom Cruise's Jerry Maguire before going off the rails in hilarious fashion. Hopefully his agent's phone starts blowing up after this fantastic video.
George R.R. Martin Talking Plush Doll
Factory Entertainment will be selling a new George R.R. Martin talking plush doll at Comic-Con 2015 this year, which features 12 audio quotes from the Game of Thrones author himself. Given how many fans were outraged over Sunday night's season finale, this doll could be a big seller, simply by giving fans a tangible target to take out all of their pent up rage on. You can pre-order the doll at the Factory Entertainment website, but you better act fast because only 500 will be manufactured.
How Much Would It Cost To Build a Real Jurassic Park?
With Jurassic World breaking records left and right at the box office, Fandango Movie Clips took a step back and revisited the original Jurassic Park, as they crunch the numbers to figure out how much it would cost to actually construct and operate this original dinosaur resort. Using real-world examples such as average cost of real theme park construction, the amount of real estate needed for both islands, and much more, the total cost is quite staggering. Now, keep in mind, this is all for the FIRST Jurassic Park, not the highly-advanced Jurassic World resort, which would have to be exponentially higher, possibly in the trillions of dollars.
7 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Toy Story
If the early buzz is any indication, this weekend's Inside Out should mark a long-awaited return to form for Pixar Studios. The nostalgic folks at Cinefix have put together a video offering new insight into Pixar's first movie, Toy Story, which coincidentally celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The video reveals a number of intriguing facts such as Woody (Tom Hanks) was originally conceived as a sidekick to Tinny, the star of Pixar's Oscar-winning short Tin Toy, and much more.
Penny Dreadful Gets New Action Figures
Entertainment Earth is debuting their new Penny Dreadful action figures at Comic-Con 2015, which will be available at their booth (#2343). For those who aren't attending SDCC this year, you can pre-order the dolls for Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and Frankenstein's Creature (Rory Kinnear), each of which will cost $22.99.
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