You May Dispense with the Pleasantries, Vader Back for ‘Rebels’ Finale

- 02-24-15TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Star Wars: Rebels first season wraps up on Monday with a very special guest star. Throughout this past season we’ve already welcomed great Star Wars luminaries like Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Frank Oz (Yoda), but this is huge. Everyone bow before the Dark Lord of the Sith because he’s arriving in animated form in the season finale of the Disney XD series. Considering that Rebels is set between the two trilogies, and since it was really only a matter of time before Kanan and the crew of the Ghost got too big to be merely a concern for some imperial goons and the creepy Inquisitor, it looks like the Emperor is sending in the big guns. (more…)

Super Power Beat Down – The Ultimate Showdown: Batman vs Darth Vader

- 11-25-14Comics, Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Derek Robertson

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With lines such as “I’ll take my Science over your magic anyday,” and “you do not know the power of the dark side,” the 14th Episode of Super Power Beat Down is an uber treat for nerd enthusiasts the world over. Pitting Batman against Darth Vader in this epic web-series has made it a candidate for the “one” to beat hitherto. The production quality of the Super Power Beat Down’s are always top-notch, but this episode is a tour de force. (more…)

‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Teaser Coming Soon, Villain Sighting Confirmed

- 11-18-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Just because we don’t get a lot in terms of verifiable information concerning Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that doesn’t mean that information can’t sometimes get out. One of the most consistent sources of information concerning the new Star Wars sequel has been Latino-Review, and while none of it has been confirmed by anyone in a position of authority on the J.J. Abrams film, that hasn’t stopped the info from coming in on a regular basis. We’ll probably have to wait until the film’s release date next year to know how much of it is true, but somewhat closer to today there’s the matter of the teaser trailer. And according to one writer, not only are we going to see that teaser in the very near future, but they also know what’s in it. (more…)

Han Solo & Luke Skywalker Take the ALS Carbonite Bucket Challenge

- 08-26-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge claimed two more Star Wars VII cast members over the weekend. Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill stepped up for the challenge to donate to help researchers find a cure for ALS. Which did it better? (more…)

Latest ‘SW7′ Rumors Could Reveal New Villains and Old Heroes

- 08-15-14Cool Stuff, Film, Nerd Culture Posted by James Daniels

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Let’s get one thing absolutely clear:

Far as I’m concerned, ANY information regarding new Star Wars films that did not originate with a source directly connected to Disney or Lucasfilm will be treated as rumor until confirmed. That doesn’t mean leaked bits of news that pop up here and there are not necessarily accurate–only that info which cannot be traced to a reliable source should not be treated as fact.

That being said, the folks over at Latino Review have got a couple of doozies for us today. Follow me after the jump for what the Episode VII rumor mill is currently churning out:  (more…)

Darth Vader Enters Ukrainian Politics, Running for Prez

- 03-31-14Cosplay, Nerd Culture, WTF? Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Darth Vader wanted to bring order to the galaxy, but I guess he’ll settle for bringing order to the Ukraine instead. In the midst of the ultra-serious and unstable political situation in the Ukraine, comes a bit of political theater as the Dark Lord of the Sith has thrown his hat in the ring to run the struggling Eastern European republic. Of course, Vader’s track records with running republics is spotty at best, but believe it or not, Vader has been a fixture in Ukrainian politics for the last couple of years, and this run for the nation’s highest office is just another entry in the character’s political saga. (more…)

Darth Vader Themed TV Specials Planned for Spring/Summer 2014

- 10-18-13Comics, Film, Nerd Culture, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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There’s some big Star Wars news coming out of the Brand Licensing Show 2013 taking place in the Olympia exposition center in London. The devil is always in the details and this time around the devil of a news bomb is everyone’s favorite Sith Lord, Darth Vader. (more…)

Meet the New Face of Evil in ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – The Imperial Inquisitor

- 10-12-13Comics, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

0MLQE2GThere’s some big news for Disney XD‘s Star Wars Rebels out of NYCC 2013 today. Executive Producer Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) brought some interesting news to the NYCC Star Wars Rebels panel, setting the time period, the main villain, and overall plot of the series. (more…)

Vader Finds the Next Best Thing to the Lava Pits on Mustafar

- 07-03-13Cool Stuff, Funny Videos, WTF? Posted by James Daniels

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The gentleman above in the garb of everyone’s favorite cyborg Sith Lord is Jonathan Rice, and frankly, we find his lack of common sense disturbing….

(Be warned–this report is strong with the schtick)

Mr. Rice apparently enjoys an activity known as “heat running”–and it’s exactly what it sounds like. I like to believe heat running was invented by the cosmos itself as a means of counterbalancing those “polar bear” wackos who cut holes in frozen lakes in the dead of winter and see how long they can swim before they die of hypothermia.

This year, Rice ran a full mile in six minutes, 36 seconds through Death Freakin’ Valley while wearing that costume. The temperature topped out at a clinically insane 129 degrees Fahrenheit.

Not that the Dark Lord of Heatstroke is unaware of the dangers of his hobby–as he himself said.

This is a ludicrously dangerous endeavor. I don’t support you doing it. I don’t even really support me doing it.

Maybe not, but this is the internet–and we will NEVER cease supporting crazy people doing stupidly dangerous things.

Watch Jonathan Rice give himself to the Dark Side of Fitness in the video clip below.

Source: Blastr

Nerd Art Dump: ‘Jurassic Park’, ‘Star Wars’ Landscape Paintings, Lara Croft & MOAR!

- 06-20-13Cool Stuff Posted by NickBungay

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

Above: Oh no! Oliver Akuin has drawn Jurassic Park‘s Lex and Tim getting attacked by a T-rex, I guess we’ll allow it. If you’ve already seen the movie, and who hasn’t by now, you know that this failed snack attempt is the least of their worries. [XombieDIRGE]

Hit the jump for hipsters, balloons and X-men!
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