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 wondrous Wednesday? The 1986 classic Labyrinth gets an honest trailer, in honor of the late David Bowie, random strangers experience an epic Star Wars prank and the inimitable Snoop Dogg narrates Planet Earth in his own colorful fashion. But wait, there's more! We have an amazing new life sized LEGO version of Star Wars: The Force Awakens' BB-8 and a DIY version of the iconic Star Trek phaser.. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Check Out a Life-Sized LEGO BB-8 From Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Ever since the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted in November 2014, most fans knew that the unique ball droid BB-8 would be one of the film's breakout stars. If you just can't get enough of BB-8, then you'll love this impressive video from Bright Bricks, which shows how they made an incredible life-sized version of this ball droid, completely out of LEGO bricks. We're not exactly how much time it took them to complete this build, but it's remarkably impressive nonetheless.
Learn How to Make Your Own DIY Star Trek Phaser
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Star Trek TV series, and the release of the upcoming sequel Star Trek Beyond this summer. To help fans get in the Star Trek spirit, DIY Prop Shop is back to show you how to make your very own phaser from this iconic series. Using just $12 worth of random items, this phaser turned out rather nicely, and would make a great addition to any cosplayer's outfit.
Labyrinth Honest Trailer In Honor of David Bowie
We're just a few weeks into 2016, and we've already lost a lot of iconic legends like Alan Rickman, Angus Scrimm and the incomparable David Bowie. In honor of the late David Bowie, Screen Junkies has put together an honest trailer to celebrate his work in Labyrinth... while trashing practically every other aspect of the movie. It's a fitting tribute to an icon that fans are still mourning.
Watch an Epic Star Wars Prank
With Star Wars fever spreading all around the world, the innovative folks at TV Jornal pulled off an epic prank involving a public portable restroom. With the help of what we presume is an Indy 500 pit crew of sorts, Silvio Santos would wait for someone to enter the restroom, and then slide a massive mock-set over the door, creating a Star Wars hallway, with Stormtroopers and Darth Vader himself waiting for these unsuspecting victims.
Snoop Dogg Narrates Planet Earth In His Own Expletive-Filled Way
I don't watch a whole lot of late-night TV, but apparently Snoop Dogg has been appearing on random episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live! providing his own narration of Planet Earth. For those of you (like me) who have missed these segments, Riccardo TV has put together a three-minute video where this rap star offers his expletive-laden narration to this beloved series, and it's quite hilarious.
The Most Beautiful Shots in Movie History
YouTuber Jim Casey has taken it upon himself to put together a four-minute video where he compiles the most beautiful movie shots in cinematic history. This video is based on a Buzzfeed article that lists the 129 most gorgeous shots ever, so blame Buzzfeed if one of your favorites didn't make the cut.
New York Movie Theater Will Combat Noisy Concession Items
Have you ever been taken out of an engrossing movie moment by hearing the crinkling of various concessions wrappers in the theater? Then the Williamsburg Dine-In Cinema in Brooklyn, New York should be just up your alley. The theater, managed by Tim Chung, pictured above, has announced they are now only planning on serving "crunch-free" concessions to help their patrons more thoroughly enjoy their cinematic experience. It isn't known if this trend will catch on, but you can read more over at Brooklyn Paper.
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