Dislike Twilight? Well, they’re not too fond of it either at San Diego Comic Con this year. The panel on the forthcoming segment of the Twilight franchise, Breaking Dawn, was ranked 35th out of 50 in a poll of the most popular panels at this year’s SDCC conducted by the makers of the MySched app.
This year’s most popular panel: The Walking Dead. Attendees coming to SDCC, which will unfold at the San Diego Convention Center from July 21 to 24, are most excited about the AMC drama series about a group of survivors in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The Walking Dead finished ahead of the geek-friendly sitcom The Big Bang Theory and HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones, which took second and third place respectively. The Sony and True Blood panels round out the Top 5.
Twilight, long derided by the geek-faithful (including several Nerd Bastards I know) as the “Why is this at Comic Con anyway?” selection is now sandwiched between the panels for Sy-Fy’s Warehouse 13, and, oddly enough, the panel for the fantasy movie Snow White and the Huntsman, which stars Twilight debutant Kristen Stewart (and The Mighty Thor, Chris Hemsworth).
Oddly enough, one actual comic-based panel made the Top 50: Dark Horse Comics panel featuring Buffy creator (and Avengers director) Joss Whendon, which still landed ahead of Twilight in 27th place.
You can check out the ever changing list for yourself HERE
*Note: The above story was written by Nerd Bastards contributor Adam. A. Donaldson
Holy waffles, talk about something you thought you’d never see. EpixHD tweeted out this photo of William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series taking on Chris Pine, who plays Kirk in the JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek reboot, in an arm wrestling match. I’d ask who won, but clearly Kirk changed the conditions of the test and got a commendation for original thinking. How many of you looked at this and pictured the battle music from Amok Time?
In case you were wondering, this shot was taken during the filming of a Star Trek documentary entitlted ‘The Captains’, in which Shatner sites down with all of Star Trek’s captains (Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and yes, Chris Pine. Shatner told Canoe.ca what happened when he came face to fact with Pine:
He’s shy. So the way I started the interview, I put out a table and chairs outside the Paramount gates, and arm-wrestled with him. That was the beginning of my interview with him. I think it broke the ice, that’s for sure.
William Shatner’s The Captains premieres on the EPIX Channel on July 21st 2011.
Nerd Art Stock Pile? There’s a lot of nerd art on the net. Mostly it’s fan-fiction tentacle Pr0n, but hey we’re not complaining. We see so much neato art work on a daily basis, but for whatever reason they don’t make it to the front page of Nerd Bastards. We’re either lazy, or a piece of stand alone artwork isn’t enough to warrant a full post. Mostly we’re lazy. But, who are we to rob you of this net glory? We’re bastards but we’re not assholes. So here’s a roundup of the latest Nerd Art; intended for eye masturbation purposes.
First up is a piece from White Rabbit on deviantART called A Boy and His Dog (pictured above) which features Boba Fett from Star Wars and Falkor from The Neverending Story. Why? Well why not? Heck, who’s to say luck dragons aren’t at the bottom of the sarlacc pit.
Nerd Art Stock Pile? There’s a lot of nerd art on the net. Mostly it’s fan-fiction tentacle Pr0n, but hey we’re not complaining. We see so much neato art work on a daily basis, but for whatever reason they don’t make it to the front page of Nerd Bastards. We’re either lazy, or a piece of stand alone artwork isn’t enough to warrant a full post. Mostly we’re lazy. But, who are we to rob you of this net glory? We’re bastards but we’re not assholes. So here’s a round-up of the latest Nerd Art; intended for eye masturbation purposes.
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Up this week is a Star Trek science officer bathrobe, so you can explore strange new worlds in fuzzy comfort. Even if you’re not a Vulcan, spending an entire weekend watching Star Trek: The Original Series without one of these comfy bad boys would be…highly illogical.
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I’ve been saying for years that the Black Power Ranger was underused and under-appreciated, always in the shadow of the Pink and Green Ranger. Course, joke’s on them. Little did the rest of the Rangers know that Mastodon Afro Knight was getting some Yellow Ranger trim. Brother had a thing for Chinese food. On a side note, how many of you put the Green Ranger’s gold chest armor on the Black Ranger back in the day? I sure did! Ah, piece swapping, a wonderful way to give unsung heroes the valor they deserve. Kinda like puttin’ the medal on Chewie. But I digress.
Some nerdy rapper by the name of A-1 (it’s a little known fact that I hate steak sauce) decided to do a little rap celebrating the Black Ranger, washing away the attention-lacking atrocity that the has plagued the character for years. The video is pretty slick too. Black Ranger busting some moves!
FUCK YES!! GO GO BLACK PANTHERS!…. Er, I mean BLACK RANGER!
In what could be called the greatest April fool’s day joke ever, the 1970′s are gonna be making a comeback in the form of a Batman/Scooby-Doo team up. Take a look at your calenders though, it’s still March and Mystery inc. and Gotham’s Dark Knight haven’t teamed up since 1972′s “The Dynamic Scooby-Doo Affair”. Watching Batman and Robin work together with the antics of Shaggy and Scooby must have blown more then a few minds in the decade of peace and love. Strap on your utility belts and get out those Scooby Snacks because it looks like 2011 is the year the band get back together one more time.
It’s 106 miles to Gotham, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of Scooby snacks, it’s dark… and we’re with Batman. Hit it.
On April 1st, 2011, fans of the cowardly dog and the masked hero will have their television set to Batman: The Brave and The Bold for the crossover of the year. As part of the episode ‘Batman’s Strangest Cases’ Batman and every annoying, all-powerful Bat-Mite (Paul Reubens) takes us through some weird alternate realities. The Scooby doo portion is part of a larger scheme, done in the style of early 1970s Hanna-Barbera animation. Jumping alternate realties and only using the best mystery solvers next to Batman himself is pretty weak but it should be worth it in some way. Please use Adam West in the Hanna-Barbera universe, pretty, pretty please.
With the new Pokemon: Black and White coming out only a few days ago (March 6th) there was only a matter of time before this happened. Ever since 93′ people have been taking the theme to the fighting monster game and making their own versions of the classic song. However, the grammy nominated Presidents of The United States are setting the next level. In between all their recording sessions, groupies, and restraining orders on fans, they took the time to make a song about the now 646 pokemon, that’s a lot of balls (pokeballs). If you haven’t heard of the “PUSA” (not that cool thing ladies have) since 1993 then you’ve been missing out. Taking a love of Nintendo‘s hottest seller since Mario and the guys that made ‘peaches’ are a match made in nerd heaven.
Gotta catch em’ all (with ROCK).
The president’s might not of learned ‘cut’ yet but they don’t need it to get through the “bushes”.
We know them as the Power Rangers, in Japan they are the Super Sentai, heroes of justice and and giant fighting robots know around the world. Started in 1975 with Himitsu Sentai Goranger (Secret Task Force: Five Rangers) the series is 36 years old and is still running strong with yet another series starting up in Japan this year. The Power Rangers have been around longer than most nerds have been alive. Everyone has that moment where their childhood comes back long enough to say “That was fracking cool!”, this is one of those moments.
Mighty Morphin asskickers
In what could only be described as a “Power Rangers vs an invading robot army” could very well be the “jumping of the shark” for the rangers. The latest series to premiere, the Japanese tokusatsu show Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, what looks like every single ranger of the last 36 years goes up against an invasion of the intergalactic kind. Watching an orgy of rainbow spandex fighting an army of alien robots just makes the kid in you shit their pants with excitement. It’s like sitting beside yourself and each of you (and the childhood you) giving each other high fives for thirty minutes. While this clip isn’t quite thirty minutes it is still going to be the best two minutes of your life. Those other two minutes with your first time don’t count (those are a separate tier altogether).
Yeah, I don’t get the ending either but their the Power Rangers it’s probably some sort of last minute move Zordon told them about off-screen.
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