Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all of today's geeky news in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you today? A new theory claims the Back to The Future Delorean couldn't have even gotten to 88 miles per hour at the mall, Fight Club's Tyler Durden makes his glorious return, 6 DC movies that never were, a Mad Max: Fury Road PSA and more. Check out today's installment of Nerd Alert.
Back to The Future Theory About The Twin Pines Mall
At the end of Back to The Future, Marty (Michael J. Fox) tells Doc (Christopher Lloyd) that they don't have enough road to get up to 88 miles per hour, when Doc shows off the Delorean's new flying abilities. According to BullitRide, the Delorean didn't (or shouldn't have had) enough road at the Twin Pines Mall to get up to 88 MPH either.
6 DC Movies That Never Were
Tyler Durden Returns Again In New Short Story
Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk has already brought back his popular Tyler Durden character for his comic book sequel Fight Club 2, which is set 10 years after the events of the first book, but now it seems fans will see even more of Tyler. The character will return in a short story entitled Expedition, which is set before Fight Club. The story will debut as part of the author's short story collection Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread, due out May 26.
Jurassic Park Gets Mondo Art Show
With Jurassic World's release just around the corner, Mondo is celebrating the original 1993 classic Jurassic Park with a new art show at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX. The show will feature original prints by artists Aaron Horkey, Ken Taylor, Dan McCarthy, Jock, Jason Edmiston, Brandon Holt, running from June 12, when Jurassic World opens in theaters, to June 27. CLICK HERE for more details on the art show.
Are All Movie Trailers The Same?
It's hard to argue with the logic put forth in the above video, which contends that every major movie trailer is derived from the same formula. Of course, this only pertains to massive tentpole movies, and not smaller independent movies, comedies or dramas, but it's compelling to see how many movies follow this same formula.
Art of The Scene: Psycho Shower Scene
Cinefix is exploring one of the most iconic cinematic death scenes in history, the Psycho shower scene where Janet Leigh's Marion Crane was brutally murdered. It's an intriguing breakdown that shows how Alfred Hitchcock actually shot this tricky scene that went on to become as iconic as the director himself.
Mad Max: Fury Road Don't Talk PSA
Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller and star Hugh Keays-Byrne (Immortan Joe and Toecutter from the original movies) have teamed up with Drafthouse Films for a special PSA warning moviegoers not to talk during the movie and to shut off all cell phones, or a "swift hand of vengeance" may descend upon you. I'd listen to them, if I were you.
The Walking Dead Roleplay Weapons
For all of you cosplayers out there, ThinkGeek is now selling roleplay weapons from AMC's hit show The Walking Dead. Fans can purchase replica versions of the katana sword used by Michonne (Danai Gurira), the crossbow brandished by Daryl (Norman Reedus) and the knife-hand used by Merle (Michael Rooker). CLICK HERE to purchase these items for your next costume party.
Real People, Fake Arms with Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg is obviously best known as a world-renowned rapper, but he has done his fair share of acting as well. The actor/musician recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he participated in a humorous sketch with Jimmy Fallon that was set up as a scene from a Canadian soap opera they starred in called Jacob's Patience, where both actors used fake arms.
Will We Have A Gas Shortage Like Mad Max: Fury Road?
In the apocalyptic wasteland of Mad Max: Fury Road, the massive gas shortage is just one of the many problems plaguing this war-torn society, but could we ever have a gas shortage this bad in real life? Nerdist's Kyle Hill breaks down the science behind the movie's shortage, and whether or not we'll have to scrounge for gasoline (or guzzoline) like apocalyptic animals in the future.
Pixar and Disney Secret Easter Eggs
By now you surely know that every Pixar movie has a very subtle Easter Egg to their previous films and future movies. Disney has released a new video that breaks down all of these Easter Eggs, so you can show off to your friends every time you watch a Pixar movie together.
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