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 wonderful Wednesday? Twin Peaks gets an unusual Britney Spears mashup, a group of fans pull off an epic Star Wars prank and a star of The Princess Bride disses Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. But wait, there's more! We have an honest trailer for Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and an Easter Egg breakdown for the first X-Men: Apocalypse trailer! Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Easter Egg Breakdown
Mr. Sunday Movies is back to break down the first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse that arrived last week. This extensive four-minute video breaks down some of the references from the X-Men comics, and questions why these young mutants aren't in their traditional comic book costumes. There's a lot to take in with this video, but it's well worth a look if you want to delve deeper into this explosive trailer.
Epic Star Wars Prank Is Cruel and Hilarious
Rooster Teeth decided to pull off an epic prank on their friend Blaine, who, like many Star Wars fans, claims to be the biggest fan in the world. Blaine's friends decided to put his fandom to the test, by telling him that he's invited to an early screening. There's just one catch, though, he has to record his impressions of several Star Wars characters, past and present. Perhaps you can guess what happens next, but it's still hilarious.
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith Honest Trailer
In just two short days, Star Wars: The Force Awakens will finally hit theaters, our first Star Wars adventure in 10 years. The fine folks at Screen Junkies thought it was appropriate to skewer the last movie we saw, set in this galaxy far, far away, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. This six-minute video agrees with many fans' contentions that this is the "best" of the prequel trilogy, since it finally shows us how Annakin Skywalker became Darth Vader, but there is plenty for the narrator to skewer in this six-minute video.
Twin Peaks Gets a Mashup With... Britney Spears
With a new version of Twin Peaks currently in production, and set for release in either 2016 or 2017, some fans may be revisiting the original series. If so, then you may want to check out a surprisingly effective mashup from Conrad Tao, which blends the Twin Peaks theme song by Angelo Badalamenti with Britney Spears' 2003 ballad "Everytime." Even if you aren't the biggest Britney Spears fan, you have to admit this mashup is quite impressive.
The Princess Bride star Mandy Patinkin Disses Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz
If you've been following the Presidential campaign, you may know that one of the candidates, Republican Senator Ted Cruz, has often quoted lines from The Princess Bride. One of the lines he recently quoted was from Mandy Patinkin's character Ingio Montoya: "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die," in response to the Paris terrorist attacks. Mandy Patinkin himself appeared on CBS Morning News with a brilliant retort, stating so eloquently that Ted Cruz should quote a different line from Ingio Montoya.
Darth Vader Yule Log
While the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a big enough Christmas present for some fans, the actual holiday happens one week later. If you're looking for a new way to implement this beloved franchise into your holiday festivities, Benjamin Apple has created a five-hour loop of the Darth Vader funeral scene on repeat for five hours, which serves as a nerdy new Yule Log. If you're going to watch something burn for hours on end, why not watch the greatest villain of all time burn to a crisp?
Man at Arms Builds the Orcrist Sword From The Hobbit Trilogy
The talented folks at Man at Arms Reforged are back with a new episode, where they were tasked with reforging the iconic Orcrist sword, a.k.a The Goblin-Cleaver from The Hobbit Trilogy. This 13-minute video shows the extensive process that goes into creating this epic sword from this iconic movie trilogy. Hopefully one of these days they'll start selling these swords for collectors to display in their homes, but we'll have to wait and see.
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