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 tremendous Thursday? Jurassic World star Chris Pratt gets dissed by his T-Rex "co-star" in Jurassic World, a new Star Wars fan film surfaces featuring Admiral Ackbar, Conan spoofs the upcoming Fear the Walking Dead and much more. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Jurassic World T-Rex Calls out Chris Pratt
Jurassic World stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and Jake Johnson all appeared on CBS' The Late Late Show with James Corden, where they were "reunited" with one of their "co-stars" named Tony Rexton, i.e. an actor in an elaborate T-Rex costume. Tony went on to chide Chris Pratt, blaming him for being cut from the movie completely, where he played his character Owen's brother, and begging Bryce Dallas Howard to call her after their "magical night." It's unclear that the actors knew this bit was going to happen, but that makes it even more hilarious.
Alamo Drafthouse Scares Jurassic World Fans With Raptor Prank
The Alamo Drafthouse has long been known for their "no talking" PSA videos, but in honor of Jurassic World's release, the Austin, Texas theater is taking things up a notch with an inventive prank. Fans who head to the Drafthouse this weekend will be greeted by a "velociraptor" as they enter the theater, and the video above shows some early reactions from unsuspecting moviegoers.
Conan Spoofs AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
With AMC's The Walking Dead spinoff Fear the Walking Dead debuting this summer, Conan O'Brien took the opportunity to poke a little fun at the show on Conan earlier this week. The late night talk show host told his audience that he had an exclusive sneak peek at Fear the Walking Dead, which is set in Los Angeles, debuting a brief but hilarious parody, showing a zombie stuck in traffic on one of L.A.'s overly congested freeways. If you've ever been stuck on the 405, you can surely relate to this hilarious video.
Mad Max: Fury Road Fan-Made Tampon Commercial
Youtubers Doug Hurley and Whitney Rice have created a hilarious parody of Mad Max: Fury Road, with Whitney Rice playing Imperator Furiosa in a spoof of tampon commercials. Somebody hire these two to make new parody commercials for Saturday Night Live, stat!
Star Wars Fan Film Ackbar's Eleven
Back in 1997, a Star Wars fan film entitled Troops spread across the Internet like wildfire, which was essentially a version of Cops populated with Star Wars characters. The director of Troops, Kevin Rubio, has gone back to the same well for a new fan film entitled Ackbar's Eleven, which takes Admiral Ackbar's war room scene in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi and replaces it with dialogue from George Clooney's heist breakdown scene in Ocean's Eleven. It works surprisingly well and will surely give you a chuckle if you're a fan of both films, or probably even if you're not.
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Returns to the Box Office Top 10
Despite being released just over 35 years ago, The Guardian reports that Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back has found its way back in the top 10 at the box office in the U.K. What makes this feat even more impressive is the beloved Empire Strikes Back managed to take 8th place at the U.K. box office with 304,115 pounds, from screening in just one theater. Secret Cinema put on the event, which spans 16 more weeks through the end of September, so it's possible that it may keep cracking the top 10 all throughout the summer. Interestingly enough, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back was just 6,000 pounds behind Tomorrowland, which played in 490 more theaters.
Jurassic Park 8-Bit Cinema
Cinefix continues its 8-Bit Cinema series with Jurassic Park, although they even admit that it's essentially a mixture of 8-bit and 32-bit. Regardless of the video game format, it's still an entertaining look at the original Jurassic Park, told through old-school video game technology.
Watch the Evolution of a Superhero
Nerd Alert reader Carly Steele Johnson has sent over a new project from her team at Halloween Express, which has put together five GIF images that show how the superhero costumes for Batman, Superman, Captain America, Hulk and Spider-Man have evolved over the years. While many aspects of each costume has remained constant, largely the color scheme, it's intriguing to see the little things that have changed throughout the years.
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