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? Bill Nye weighs in on the debate between the Star Wars trilogy and Star Trek, a new video breaks down the 10 best montages of all time and Hulk destroys a gym in a new animated short. But wait, there's more! Elders react to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer and we have an Easter Egg breakdown of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows trailer! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Trailer Easter Eggs
Earlier this week, the first trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows finally arrived, featuring a slew of familiar characters like Bebop & Rocksteady, Casey Jones and Baxter Stockman. It didn't take long for Mr. Sunday Movies to put out a new five-minute video that breaks down all of the Easter Eggs and references from the comics and the original animated TV series.
Within the span of a few months, sci-fi fans will be treated to new Star Wars (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Star Trek (Star Trek Beyond) movies, making this the perfect time to discuss the longtime debate over which iconic franchise is better. Rolling Stone teamed up with The Science Guy himself, Bill Nye, to break down this sci-fi rivalry. Based on, apparently, the use of science alone, Bill Nye leans towards Star Trek.
Everything Wrong With Super 8
After tearing apart the original Star Wars trilogy earlier this week, Cinema Sins is back with a new breakdown focusing on the 2011 J.J. Abrams film Super 8. This 13-minute video theorizes that the director actually landed the Star Wars: The Force Awakens directing gig by inserting a "subliminal message" early on in Super 8. Of course, this movie came out a year before Disney bought LucasFilm, but it's still an entertaining video.
Elders React to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer
In just one short week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally be upon us, the first Star Wars movie to hit theaters in 10 years. Everyone is excited about this space adventure, even senior citizens. Fine Brothers Entertainment has a new video in their React series, where elders react to the trailer. It's interesting to see how these senior citizens react to the footage, and tell stories about their experiences with the original trilogy.
10 Best Montages Of All Time
Since the end of the year is upon us, we'll soon be knee-deep in top 10 lists breaking down every possible aspect of the entertainment world this year. Cinefix has a much different top 10 list this week, breaking down the 10 best montages of all time. Some of the classic montages included in their list are the Rocky IV training montage, Rushmore's yearbook montage and the baptism scene in The Godfather.
Watch the Hulk Destroy a Gym in New Animation Short
Since it will be a few more years until fans will get to see Mark Ruffalo's Hulk in Thor: Ragnarok, Animation Domination High-Def has a new animated short featuring the Green Goliath. The short follows Bruce Banner as a he joins a gym, but he soon Hulks out after learning he'll have to pay $45 a month.
10 Hidden Spoilers You Never Saw in Popular Movies
Avoiding spoilers in movies has become quite the big deal, with the term "spoiler alert" now a readily identifiable term in our pop culture lexicon. There are several movies, though that actually "spoil" themselves at the beginning, which is the focus of a new Screen Rant video. One example is 21 Jump Street, where a disguised Johnny Depp tells Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) that if they're cops, he's a DEA agent, which gets a good laugh from his biker buddies. Of course, at the end, it's revealed that Johnny Depp's character actually is a DEA agent.
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