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 beautiful Tuesday? You can learn how to play Coma the Doof Warrior's metal riffs with sheet music from Mad Max: Fury Road, a group of kids react to both the old and new Transformers and a UFO hotel is being built in California. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
How To Play Mad Max: Fury Road Heavy Metal Songs
One of the most memorable parts of Mad Max: Fury Road was the flamethrowing guitarist Coma the Doof Warrior, played by Australian musician Iota, who provided battle music for Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his band of outlaws. For those who are musically inclined, Soundslice has put together sheet music for one of these riffs, complete with video of the scene in question. There are even cues for when you are supposed to activate the flamethrower, if you're actually crazy enough to build one yourself, and this track is supposed to be played with your eyes closed. You can also play the song at either half or full speed, for those who can't quite get the hang of it.
Kids React to Both Old and New Transformers
The Fine Bros' latest video in their "React" series features a bunch of young children, between the ages of 7 and 13, reacting to footage from the original Transformers animated TV series, which came out decades before they were born. They were also shown split-screen shots of the old and new versions of iconic characters like Bumblebee, Megatron and Optimus Prime, and offered their thoughts about Hollywood remaking everything these days, some of which are surprisingly on point.
A UFO Hotel Is Being Built in California
Baker, California businessman Luis Ramallo is branching off from his popular Alien Fresh Jerky Store to create a massive UFO Hotel. He has created a Kickstarter page for the hotel, seeking $175,000 to get his hotel up and running, which will feature 31 rooms, each with its different theme, along with the normal hotel amenities like a restaurant, gift shop, spa, pool bar, wedding chapel and more. The Kickstarter campaign has only raised $1,547 so far, but there are still 45 days left to go before the fundraising ends.
Top 10 Movie Laser Gun Battles
Watch Mojo is back with another Top 10 video, this time counting down the best laser gun movie scenes of all time. They have narrowed this down by excluding any lightsaber battles, space ship laser fights, and each scene must have at least two people firing laser guns at each other. Some of these picks may surprise you, but their top choice is essentially a no-brainer.
7 Things You Didn't Know About Jurassic Park
The folks at Cinefix have broken down the 1993 classic Jurassic Park to offer seven things you may not have known about director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster. You may know, for instance, that the iconic "water ripple" scene was inspired by the director listening to Earth Wind & Fire in his car, and seeing his rear view mirror shake from the bass, but the actual cinematic effect was a lot more tricky to pull off in the movie. We also learn more about how the artificial rain made the T-Rex shots much more difficult than originally conceived and even an intriguing fact about the ship that brought the T-Rex to San Diego in the 1997 sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park.
Fascinating Video Essay About Chairs in Film
Every Frame of Painting has put together an intriguing video essay entitled "In Praise of Chairs," which breaks down the importance of these seemingly trivial props in several movies and TV shows from The Big Lebowski to Game of Thrones. I doubt you'll look at the simple chair in the same way after watching this five-minute video.
Battle Angel Alita Proof of Concept Fan Film
While it may be several years (or decades) until James Cameron gets around to making his big screen version of Battle Angel, The Alita Project has debuted their proof of concept video for their intriguing fan film. Director Natasha Kermani and creator/writer Forrest McLain have debuted this video to showcase their vision for a live action Battle Angel Alita film they hope to make. Fans can visit AlitaFanProject.com for more information.
Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. Mashup
For those gamers who have yearned for video game franchises Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. to collide, then consider your wish fulfilled with a new mashup video from Sterling. While it's just 28 seconds long, it combines both video game franchises in rather unique and stunning ways.
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