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In a little over a month, audiences will get the chance to return to the world of Jurassic Park for the first time in nearly 14 years. Now the series hasn’t exactly been tied together with tight, Marvel-like continuity, each movie features a new group of characters and a couple of holdovers from the original, but still, when Jurassic World was announced, fans wondered who all from the first three movies might turn up. But curiosity about Jurassic World casting has had a bizarrely racist angle. We, the fans, have been merely concerned about what human characters will be making a re-appearance in the film, but what about the dinosaur characters? It turns out that a certain fan-favorite in that category will be popping up again in the new film. (more…)

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The trend lately is to make your micro-budget indie and then get promoted right to franchise film stardom as a director. Gareth Edwards just pulled it off in spades with Godzilla, following his tiny, laptop-effects-infused mini-epic, Monsters. Now Colin Trevorrow is making the jump from cutesy Mark Duplass/Audrey Plaza time travel rom-com (Safety Not Guaranteed) to bringing back the paleolithic theme park Steven Spielberg himself made famous. But what is Trevorrow’s fourth Jurassic Park film even going to be about? Well it seems like we’ve gotten some details today that may (or may not) completely surprise you.

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Michael Bay really loves big, scaly beasts, as he’s doubled down on the dragons in Tranformers: Age of Extinction, letting them not only act as steeds for the titular robots, but also write songs for his latest three-hour toy commercial*.

Wait…there aren’t any dragons actually in Imagine Dragons? It’s only a gaggle of bro-ed out white dudes? Far less interesting. Though also much more plausible. Could you imagine going to a concert where the whole band was comprised of fire-breathing monsters? It’d be the scariest thing this side of a Miley Cyrus show.

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Next time on The BastardCast, Jason and Jeremy talk about feelings, but this time… break out the pitchforks because we’re talking about Joss Whedon‘s possibly fading magic touch. Also, we have feels about the Breaking Bad finale, the possibility of Daniel Day Lewis joining the Dark Side, and the popcorn and pleasure cottage industry that is rising in Italy. (more…)

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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: This chainsaw carved T-Rex is so epic it will blast you all the way back to the Cretaceous period! Yes, that’s right, I did say chainsaw carved. Scott Dow carved this giant wooden terrible lizard with a chainsaw! You can’t get any more badass than that, can you? Actually, you probably can, because Dow has other animal carvings on his site Animalistic Art. [Obvious Winner]

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If you’re one of those people who say that if you were to become rich then you would feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and clothe the cold… Well you’ve got some attitude. After all, why would you use your money to help your fellow man when you could build not one, but two parks with dinosaurs! Like the movie Jurassic Park (currently enjoying a 3-D re-release in a theater near you). Except this time, they won’t clone dinosaurs from recombinant DNA found in mosquitoes frozen in amber – that’s stupid. Nope, this “Jurassic Park” will have robotic dinosaurs! Because nothing ever, ever went wrong with robots.

This brilliant notion comes from the mind of Clive Palmer. If that name sounds familiar it’s because you’re thinking of the same Clive Palmer who wants to build “Titanic II” and we don’t meant that awful direct-to-video movie starring Bruce Davidson and Brooke Burns. No, he wants to re-create the famously doomed ocean-liner that ended up 3-miles under the North Atlantic on its maiden voyage taking 1,400 people down with it. So clearly he’s a paragon of good judgment.

For his “Jurassic Parks,” Palmer is proposing life-size, animatronic dinos, according to an article on io9. One park will be built at the Palmer Coolus Resort near Brisbane and will feature 165 robo-dinos including a T-rex named Jeff and an omeisaurus called Bones, while another park built in central China will be home to 117 other robotic creatures from the dawn of time.

I’m not sure exactly how Palmer intends to set his robotic theme park apart from the dozens of others of attractions with robotic dinosaurs around the world – other than volume, I suppose – but this is perhaps a better use of his time than that “Hindenburg II” idea he’s been kicking around.

Source: Cinema Blend

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Lots of dinosaur excitement happening lately, with Jurassic Park 3D‘s release this week and the recent announcement that there will be a Jurassic Park 4.  Talk about resurrection, eh?

Jack Horner is the palaeontologist and dinosaur consultant who worked with Steven Spielberg on the original Jurassic Park and is also involved in the upcoming film, working alongside the new director, Colin Trevarrow (Spielberg’s sticking around as the executive producer).  In talking with USA Today, he had a few nuggets for all the dinosaur-lovers out there who have waited with baited breath for the past 20 years.  Or newbies.  Whatever.

He says that there will be “a new, previously extinct” creature in the film and that it’ll scare the pants off you.  (Whether that’s a good thing depends on the context, I suppose.)

“I can’t actually tell you who that will be. But you’ll want to keep the lights on after you see this movie.”

Jurassic Park 4 is expected to be released in June 2014 and filming should be starting this summer.  The screenplay’s already been written by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

Check out USA Today for more details and for an interview with Spielberg on the 3D release.

Source: USA Today, Comic Book Movie

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

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This time on the Peabody ignored Bastardcast, Jason and Jeremy discuss the high points of a bacteria that poops gold, Mila Kunis‘ candidacy for Miss Glamour Puss of Earth-19 (aka the Sexiest Woman Alive), bullshit Marvel casting rumors, the real death of the dinosaurs, the benching of Community, and the greatest internet review of all time.

Then, in THE MAIN EVENT, our hosts discuss the mayhem of New York Comic Con and then briefly touch on that other event where a horde of diseased monsters stand between Jason and serenity (literally, the line for the Walking Dead panel is totes going to keep Jason from the Firefly panel) — The Walking Dead, which comes back to your television devices this Sunday. Will the Governor rise? Will Rick fall? Will it all take place in the snow globe of an autistic child? We just don’t know, so stop fucking asking us asshole!

Then, last and probably least, these fine young cannibals take you into the basement cage match where blood is spilled and Pokemon get cut — it’s the VERSUS ARENA and Jason is saying that a robot apocalypse trumps a zombie apocalypse because it will mean the end of twitter and because you can have less gross sex with a borg than you can with a walker. “Nuh uh, no you didn’t” says Jeremy though, as he punches Jason in the throat with his words and reminds him that zombies can’t climb stairs, so we would then all have more of a chance to survive. Except Jason because he’ll be knee deep in droid trim… apparently.


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As FOX continues to taunt nerds with shows based on things they love (superheroes, spaceships, Nathan Fillion) only to quickly cancel them, we turn our attention to the networks latest victim, Terra Nova. Sci-Fi TV Zone (part of the Media Geek Network) did a postmortem with producer Brannon Braga.

By the sounds of it they were very ready for a second season, a season that would include intelligent dinosaurs among other developments.

“Weird stuff out in the badlands, [there’s] still an army out there, but we were going to find they were being massacred by what could be the possible next step in evolution for the dinosaurs. Some strange highly intelligent dinosaurs out there…

Then a big showdown, and Taylor was going to go crazy … The main source of conflict would be between Taylor and Jim Shannon, and there were going to battle for control of the colony and how to deal with these new dangers.”

Intelligent dinosaurs! Come on FOX, that would have been gold. By season three they could have had fully opposable thumbs…

Terra Nova fans hit the jump to hear Media Geek’s interview with Braga and long for what could have been. (more…)