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 top-notch Tuesday? The Terminator goes toe-to-toe with RoboCop in an epic rap battle, a Star Wars infographic charts the evolution of the Stormtrooper costume and a mechanically-inclined fan builds an "Interceptor" inspired by the Mad Max franchise. We also have a 5 minute video that uncovers secret Marvel Easter eggs! So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Terminator vs. RoboCop Epic Rap Battle
Last month, we showed you the epic rap battle between famed explorers Lewis & Clark and fictional time-travelling explorers Bill & Ted. Today ERB has put two iconic cinematic cyborgs against each other, with Terminator battling RoboCop. The result is, as usual, hilarious, with numerous digs at each franchise that makes for an entertaining three-minute video.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Honest Trailer
If the Terminator rap battle wasn't enough for you, then feast your eyes on Screen Junkies' latest Honest Trailer, for the 1991 classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day. They poke fun at how this hard R movie was marketed to children, while digging through holes in the whole franchise's timeline and comparing Arnold Schwarzenegger's T-800 and Robert Patrick's T-1000 to current and outdated cell phones.
Secret Marvel Easter Eggs
Mr. Sunday Movies has put together a comprehensive five-minute breakdown of numerous Easter Eggs in Marvel movies and TV shows, which include The Punisher's "appearances" in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, how Black Panther was set up in Phase 1 and much more. If you're a die-hard Marvel fan, most of these you may already know about, but there are a few surprising ones as well.
Star Wars Stormtrooper Costume Infographic
Halloween Costumes has put together a handy infographic that breaks down the evolution of the Stormtrooper costume and weapons from their creation in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones all the way up to this year's Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While there aren't too many drastic changes in their appearance, they also show the different ranks of each Trooper and how those ranks are displayed.
Mad Max Fan Builds Amazing Interceptor Replica Car
After seeing Max Rockatansky's Interceptor car in the original 1980 classic Mad Max, Michigan native Dale Walter had long dreamed of making his own version of the iconic vehicle. More than 30 years and $120,000 later, his dream finally came true, with the incredible car you can see in the video above. He commissioned the specialized company Mad Max Cars to turn his 1972 Australian Ford Falcon into this truly badass replica of the vehicle that was featured in three of the four Mad Max movies, including this year's Mad Max: Fury Road. Hopefully his next project is to create the massive speaker truck, complete with a flamethrowing guitarist...
Inside Out and Being John Malkovich Mashup
Well, this was bound to happen sooner or later. Just days after Inside Out hit theaters, the comedy geniuses at Funny or Die have created a brief but hilarious mashup of Inside Out and the 1999 indie classic Being John Malkovich. The result isn't nearly as PG-friendly as Inside Out, but these two movies are just perfect for a mashup like this.
Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter's World's Greatest Dad Deathmatch
During last night's episode of Conan, both Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter revealed that they got "World's Greatest Dad" mugs from their kids for Father's Day on Sunday, which caused them to both argue about whose mug is "fake," leading to the World's Greatest Dad Deathmatch. Determined to fight for this fake title, these comedians take turns throwing each other through walls in a brief two minute video.
Maya Rudolph Impersonates Rachel Dolezal
While visiting Late Night with Seth Meyers, actress/comedian Maya Rudolph and her former Saturday Night Live co-star Seth Meyers talked about how they're often told by fans that it's too bad they aren't on the show anymore, so they could skewer a person or topic in the news. With that in mind, Maya Rudolph sportingly agreed to impersonate Rachel Dolezal, the embattled NAACP chapter president who resigned after it was discovered that she is actually a white woman pretending to be African-American. The result is comedy gold, and hopefully we'll get to see Maya Rudolph in a guest appearance on Saturday Night Live this fall to play this unique character again.
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