Nerdy Bits: Red-Hot-Bedazzled Flash Cosplay, Unauthorized He-Man Video Game, Star Trek Derpping, AND MOAR!

- 01-16-14Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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: That time the Police from Solihull, West Midlands in the UK used a Lord of the Rings reference as their strategy in  trying to find a missing ring. Isn’t that just previous? [TheMarySue] (more…)

Nerdy Bits: Learn to Speak Klingon, Street Fighter Desktop Fan, Star Wars 7 As Made By Kids, Commander Riker Sitting Weirdly, and MOAR!

- 05-09-13Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Luke Gallagher

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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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WTF – LOTR Retold as You’ve Never Seen it Before

- 04-29-13Funny Videos, WTF? Posted by Mark Poynter

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This might be the strangest thing you’ll see on the Internet today, as long as you don’t Google anything with the words “Two Cups” in it. King of Teh Ringz Triduum isn’t new to the Internet, but I’m betting most of you haven’t seen it yet. It’s one of those things that some of you will absolutely love and some of you will absolutely hate.

Those of you that remember this little gem might recall that it disapeared off the Internet grid for a bit, never found out why, just couldn’t ever find it, until now. Give it a look and let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Via: GeekTyrant

And Now Gary Busey Explains Hobbits (Spoilers)

- 01-14-13Film, Funny Videos, WTF? Posted by Jeremy R! Hudson


The modern world can be a scary and confusing place. I imagine its quite the same in Middle Earth, the magical land of the Hobbit. Luckily Academy Award nominated Gary Busey is on YouTube to guide us through lands both real and imagined. Clocking in at just over two minutes, Gary unravels the habits and happenings of the J. R. R. Tolkien creations. Did you know that hobbits wear cockroaches in their hair and fashion necklaces out of them to be ‘closer to nature’ or that they travel in packs of four so they may complete tasks ‘efficiently and quickly?’ How about the fact that you can’t tell a boy hobbit from a girl hobbit?

Dude. Spoiler alert that s#!t, some of us haven’t seen the movie yet!

Mr. Busey would also like to know if any of you believe you may have been a hobbit in a past life, if so he welcomes you to talk with him about Hobbitism which I can only assume is the religion that shall spring forth from this clip.

Source: The Busey Zone via The Mary Sue

Could a Tolkien LOTR Theme Park be in Your Future Vacation Plans?

- 01-03-13Cool Stuff, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Rumor has it that Universal Studios is planning a Tolkien Middle-Earth theme park much like the Warner Brothers The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. At this stage the word is that Universal, Warner Brothers and the Tolkien estate are in the beginning stages of talks. /Film reports:

Hypable picked up a post on the Orlando United forum from a reputable user, who claims that Universal Studios asked Warner Bros. to raise the topic with the Tolkien estate.

The Tolkien estate has always carefully guarded the LOTR rights and it is interesting that it is also being reported that the Tolkien estate representatives spoke with J.K. Rowling herself about the Warner Brothers theme park creation and her experiences protecting her vision for the project, and apparently liked what they heard. Universal then got in contact with the Tolkiens to discuss their ideas.

That’s pretty exciting news if accurate. Fans wouldn’t have to travel half way across the world to get that Tolkien itch scratched. What do you think, would a LOTR themed park work? Is it just a much more expensive Medieval Times Diner theater?

Via: /Film

Nerdy Bits: Doctor Whooooos, How the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels Were Made VS the Originals, Before Before Watchmen, Kids React to ‘The Hobbit’, and MOAR!

- 12-17-12Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos Posted by Sarah Moran

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.

Clearly there’s some photoshop trickery involved, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an excellent and unexpected cosplay of Izabel from Saga. Created by The Inkblog Blunder. [The Mary Sue]

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Nerd Bastards 12 Days of Christmahanakwanzika – Day 12

- 12-12-12Cool Stuff, Featured Posted by Sam Sakura

While the flux-capacitor hasn’t been perfected, and we can’t help you fix any past holiday humbuggery, maybe we can help you get this holiday season off to a good start.

For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of  items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.

We hope you’ll  find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.

Hit the jump for Sam Sakura’s list of Nerdful things. To see archive of this feature, click HERE.

 

When decorating your tree this year don’t forget the reason for the season, Cthulhu.  This adorable little guy can be yours for only $7.49. It’s a small price to pay to honor our mighty overlord. Available at NeatoShop.

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Peter Jackson Reveals: LOTR Trilogy Almost Died And How He Saved It

- 12-11-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Peter Jackson‘s The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy was a huge success both financially and critically, but when the project was just getting started, it had a rocky road to travel and almost never was. In a recent sit down with The Playlist, Jackson recounts the beginnings of the LOTR project.

We went to Harvey Weinstein after “Heavenly Creatures.” We pitched the idea of doing “The Hobbit” first actually. My original idea [was] do “The Hobbit,” and if that’s successful, we’ll do “The Lord of the Rings” as two movies, back to back after that. Harvey went away and looked into the rights because we didn’t know how the rights were placed at that stage. We just asked Harvey to inquire on our behalf and he came back and said “The Hobbit” was difficult because MGM owns some of the rights, and the Saul Zaentz Company owns some of the rights, but “The Lord of the Rings” was a lot easier because it was entirely owned by Saul Zaentz. MGM didn’t have anything to do with “The Lord of the Rings.” And it so happened that he was in business with Saul Zaentz at that exact time — they were just making “The English Patient” together. So we had no idea that Saul Zaentz had the rights, so it was just a very, very lucky piece of timing that we made that phone call to the right person at the right time. And Harvey got excited about the idea, and he ended up supporting the development of “The Lord of the Rings” for a couple of years,

Harvey however, wanted it all in one movie. Disney owned Miramax at the time and ran the numbers and said, “‘Fantasy films don’t make money.’” Then Jackson went on with the story.

Then Harvey said to Fran and I, “You’ve got to make one movie, or I’m going to take it away from you, and I’ve got John Madden lined up to direct the one movie, and I’ve got Hossein Amini to write the screenplay.” He had other people all set to go on making “The Lord of the Rings” as one film, and then our manager negotiated a four-week turnaround where he said to Harvey, “You’ve got to give Peter and Fran a chance. They’ve worked on this for too long. You’ve got to give them a chance to set it up somewhere else as two films.” Harvey gave us four weeks to do that, and then he was going to take it back and it would be the end of us.

That began a studio hunt for Jackson in hopes of saving his then two picture Lord Of The Rings deal. Jackson was shown the door every time he tried to get the deal going until he was left with New Line Studios. With Harvey’s four week clock ticking down, Jackson was willing to try anything to hook that studio fish.

“I remember we had a meeting with New Line the following day, so what we did was we kept canceling it, and we kept saying, ‘Listen, we’re really busy, we’ve got to take a meeting about it here, we’ve got to take a meeting about it. It’s going out of control. We’re not going to be able to see you today, but we’ll try to fit you in before the end of the week.’ And we put this whole pretense on that this project was so eagerly sought after [laughs], which is complete crap. And we went into New Line’s office at the end of that week, and the credit really ultimately belongs to Bob Shaye who was the head of New Line at that stage. He looked at the reel and said, ‘You know what I don’t get is why you want to do two films.’ And we thought, ‘Oh, here we go. He’s going to try to make us do one film now. The same story.’ But the very next thing he said was, ‘Why would you do two films when there’s three books? Why wouldn’t you do three films?’ And that was the way he took the project on.

The shenanigans that go on in the film industry usually make good stories and this is sure one of the good ones that doesn’t involve a donkey and compromising naked pictures.

Via: The Playlist

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Update: Clips, Early Reviews, And More Clips

- 12-04-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

***SPOILER ALERT FOR THOSE THAT CAN”T TELL THERE MIGHT BE SPOILERS IN A POST UNTIL AFTER THEY HAVE SPOILED IT FOR THEMSELVES BY BLINDLY CLICKING ON THE POST AND READING THE WHOLE DAMN THING THEN BLEATING ABOUT IT IN THE COMMENTS SECTION LIKE SOME LOST LAMB IN THE MEADOW!***

There’s six new clips on the Internet from Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. It’s a great mixture of action, humor, and a couple of those quiet, under the radar, touching moments that we all loved in the Lord of The Rings Trilogy.

After the jump and the clips below are some of the early reviews for the movie that you can check out if you actually give a Frack about what some pretentious, obnoxious, overly wordy, film critic has to say. Oh, yeah, make sure you check back after the USA release on December 14th for NerdBastards pretentious, obnoxious, overly wordy review.

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Yet Another TV Spot For ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’

- 11-14-12Film Posted by Mark Poynter

 

I’m beginning to believe that Hobbits have as many TV spots as they have daily meals. Everyday seems to bring another one out of the Shire and onto your television screen. This is the sixth TV spot so far for Peter Jackson‘s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, so if my “TV-spot-to-Hobbit-meal” hypothesis is correct, we’ve got one more to go.

I’m willing to be that even with everything we’ve been given a glimpse of so far, we’ve seen NOTHING yet. Everything points to this movie being another triumph for Peter Jackson and company.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey makes it’s way onto movie screens on December 14th!