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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: Jessica Nigri is a Deadpool you wouldn’t want to mess with…. or maybe you would. I just really want those boots!

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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: Spot-on Rose Tyler and Donna Noble spotted at C2E2. Well, that’s a fan-fiction I never thought of before. I’ll be in my bunk.  [FashionablyGeek]

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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 shot has been making the rounds all week, but I think there’s not better way to kick off your weekend than to bask in the glow of knowing these feet will be running together in the Doctor Who‘s 50th Anniversary. [@BBCDoctorWho]

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Is there Khan? Are their Klingons? What is the deal with J.J. Abrams’ untitled Star Trek sequel anyway? Well, screenwriters Damon Lindelof and Roberto Orci aimed to offer some insight (if you can call it that) in a recent round of press.

Let’s start with Lindelof, who spoke to Collider while out helping to promote this Friday’s release of Prometheus. First off, Lindelof talked about building a bigger, better Enterprise set for the sequel:

There’s certainly an instinct to just go bigger in the second movie and one of the things that we did was we connected all the sets, so you can just basically follow the actors off the bridge, into a turbo lift, down, walking through a plaza, into the med bay as opposed to [having to] cut every time you do that, because when we were shooting on the Paramount stages we just didn’t have the money to connect all the sets.

Speaking of money, Lindelof talked about the awesomeness of  Benedict Cumberbatch and watching him bring to life the film’s villain, Maybe-Khan:

Benedict Cumberbatch, I can already say with a certain degree of confidence that he is gonna give an iconic film performance and one of the best sci-fi performances that I’ve ever seen. And not even having seen the movie yet, just sitting there in video village with the headphones on. So I’m really psyched.

And in addition, for the record, Lindelof called Cumberbatch’s fellow Trek newcomer Alice Eve, “awesome.”

Moving on to another interview, Lindelof also talked to TrekMovie.com, and was asked about the rather intense secrecy around the film, and it’s his assertion that real fans don’t want to know every last detail about the film before it’s released:

We want to leave some air of mystery and intrigue surrounding the movie. Because as much as people clamor for information, I really fundamentally believe they don’t want to know. It is modulating that desire between “I know that my Christmas presents are in my parents closet and if I open it up I can see what I will get.” But, on Christmas morning when you see those same gifts under the tree, you know what’s inside and there is a part of you that wishes you hadn’t peeked. So it is up to us to lock the closet tight.

Word. But seriously, when are we going to get a real look at the film, Lindelof?

I’m not going to confirm or deny that [the trailer will be at Comic-Con]. Our feeling is, that if we can get something together that is worthy of showing on that timetable, then we will most certainly show it. But, if it is sub-par or not ready or requires more post-production, then nobody at Comic Con is going to want to hear us say “hey this is very temporary, but we wanted to show you something.” We need to put our best foot forward. We just wrapped principal photography as you know and Comic Con is in mid July so it is an aggressive timetable. If we are going to go we are going to go big or not go at all.

Aggressive timetable’s aside, I think Captain America was in production for two and half days before it appeared at Comic Con 2010.

Also at TrekMovie.com, Star Trek 2 co-writer Roberto Orci  dropped by the site to answer some fan questions. Interestingly, Orci revealed that he had prior to the interview had a glass of wine while on a flight, but apparently the alcohol didn’t loosen up his lips too much because he reveal too much that’s incendiary. Here’s some highlights from Orci’s chat:

  • (Maybe) confirmed that Klingons are in the sequel (then sort of backtracked)
  • Did confirm Klingons (if they appear) will have ridged foreheads (like in 2009 deleted scenes)
  • Title for sequel still being debated
  • Hopes that first teaser will be “very soon”
  • No word yet on what’s going on for San Diego Comic Con (but will know soon)
  • Sequel was “harder” to write than the first Trek due to lower expectations for the first one
  • Animated show still a possibility
  • “More than a few” hints have already been dropped into ongoing comics
  • Harry Mudd is NOT the villain in the Star Trek movie –
  • No comment if Nimoy will appear
  • Watched all of original Star Trek series and TOS movies to prep for sequel, took away ” a better sense of tone and where our heroes are supposed to be like once they mature out of 09″

I think it’s safe to say that we’ll see something from the film by the end of summer. Usually as we go into fall we start getting glimpses at next summer’s offerings and I’m Star Trek will be no exception. Obviously, we’ll keep you posted.

Source: /Film

Michael Dorn Wants a Worf Movie. Qapla!

All attention is on J.J. Abrams’ rebooted Star Trek and it’s forthcoming sequel, but there are still many, interesting areas of Trek universe that can be explored in new TV and film projects, and it seems that one former Trek actor looks to be trying to take advantage of the possibilities.

Now you all remember Michael Dorn. He played Klingon officer Worf on seven seasons of Star Trek: The Next Generation and for four seasons on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as well as appearing in four Star Trek movies. Well it seems that Dorn is in the process of putting together a new solo adventure for Worf, according to an interview with Trek Movie.

According to Dorn, the film be low-budget and will feature a new adventure with Worf in the captain’s chair of his own Federation starship. Dorn is writing the script himself and says that his take on the story will be a little darker, and a little edgier.

“He is out there in the front lines basically chasing terrorists,” Dorn said. “I think we will have some of our Star Trek people in it, but mostly new characters. It will be interwoven into the fabric of Star Trek. And also what are we going through right now?”

As for whether or not a Worf movie might sideline some of the hype on Trek 2, Dorn says that all hype is good hype.

“Who wouldn’t want to have this kind of thing going on? It is going to help their movie. The fans aren’t going ‘We are going to see this movie, but we aren’t going to go see the big movie in the theater,'” he said. “I have [a] couple meetings I want to do before [meeting with CBS]. First with Rick Berman, who produced all of our shows, just to see what he thinks. Then my manager. And I know people at Syfy. And I’ll just start gathering information. If anything happens it is going to be next year, because I have a bunch of stuff to do this year. I have already started writing the script, and excuse my language, but it’s @#$!-ing great.”

This comes on the heels of news that Dorn was actually almost a part of Abrams’ sequel. Here’s a relevant clip from Comic Book Movie:

Yep. I don’t know what the role was. They called in November or December of last year and said “hey, we would like to know if Michael is interested in playing a part of an officer – a soldier.” And we said “yes.” Then time went by and we finally talked to them at maybe the end of January or February and they said they had changed their mind and that’s as far as it went?

Well, it’s too bad that didn’t work, but still, I won’t mind seeing a Worf movie on TV, at the theater or on home video. Worf was one of the great characters from TNG, and his time on DS9 only enhanced his character taking Worf in some compelling new directions by making him a command officer, then marrying him to fellow crew member Jadzia Dax, and then having him end the series on his way to the Klingon homeworld to be Federation ambassador. I’ve always thought that they did the character an injustice by just having back on the bridge of the Enterprise in Star Trek: Nemesis, without a word.

How about you Bastards? Dying for a Worf movie?

Source: Blastr

Fifty-year-old  Jonathan Brown of Furzton has spent the last 12 years learning the laguage of Star Trek‘s Klingon race. It hasn’t been easy though, as Jonathan has dyslexia, a reading disability that occurs when the brain cannot properly recognize and process certain symbols. You’d think this would hinder Jonathan’s ability to learn such a unique language (of spit, grunts and shouts), but no, he went all Doctor McCoy on himself and treated his own condition thanks to Klingon. Here’s what Brown had to say:

“Working on the translation has helped me understand where I’ve been having problems all my life with languages, I realized I’d been trying to remember the words in the name part of my brain and because I can’t remember names, I can’t remember the words.”

“With the Klingon language games used on the CD, I tended to put words into a different place and it went into my long term memory.”

In the same way we would remember cheat codes, or how to find hidden collectables in a game, Johnathan is using his brain to remember one of the manliest languages in science fiction.

So there you go, this is yet another way that Star Trek has had a positive effect on Reality. Via: Blastr

Every week 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.

Every Monday (Oops, Tuesday. Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day!) 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.

This week’s edition: the Grillenium Falcon, Dungeons & Dragons cake, Free Portal 2 soundtrack, Star Wars in Lego diorama, DC and Chuck Taylor team up, Lt. Data; soft spoken rapper, Pac-man created with light, Star Wars in 3 minutes with action figures, Green Lantern concept art, Marvel ladies in 80s glam, I choose you, Facehugger!, Chewie Bento Box, learn Klingon, Gamestop’s Batman: Arkham City pre-order bonus, smooth out 8-bit animation, shower with Droids, SNES style Doctor Who intro, Super Mario Bros. soda display, the Doctor’s newest companions, Indiana Jones meet Han Solo.

 

Image of the Day: Awesome Star Wars-themed mobile food truck

Food trucks are all the rage right now. There are taco trucks, cupcake trucks, even trucks with food based on hit television series (HBO’s Game of Thrones). But can those food trucks make the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs and deliver on tasty grilled cheese? (blastr)

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Klingon Speaking Baby

babyklingon” No wonder daddy left.”

There are very few times I question the life path of nerdydom I have chosen. This ladies and gentlemen is one of those times. I’m all for passing our nerd genes from one generation to the next. To explain why being a nerd is a noble and sometimes lonely path that must be taken by those chosen few, but jesus fuck me with a baseball bat christ. Seriously? Really? Apparently this crazy ass Klingon loving woman has just ensured her child will hate her for the rest of it’s natural life. I’m not a trekkie so I cannot verify that this child is actually speaking Klingon, but I will venture to say that the mom is suffering from post pardom depression and someone needs to get her some Prozac and a hobby STAT. Enjoy the child’s humiliation below. Feel free to let us know in the comment section if it is indeed Klingon or just baby jibba-jabba.

source: neatorama

Man Spoke Only Klingon to His Son for Three Years

 

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Complete fuck stick and linguist d’Armon Speers decided to teach his son nothing but Klingon for the first three years of his son’s life. “I was interested in the question of whether my son, going through his first language acquisition process, would acquire it like any human language,” Speers told Minnesota Daily. “He was definitely starting to learn it.”

Personally I always thought the Klingon language was developed from Tard grunting so I guess in a sense it would be easy for kids to learn but why stop at Klingon though. Teach the kid Vulcan and Romulan too. The Universal Translator is not supposed to be invented until the late 22nd century.

source gizmodo via geekologie


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