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.
On Mondays 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s edition: Creepy weird Batman and Superman statues, Terminator meets Toy Story, Steampunk Mac, Wonder Woman bathing suit, Super heroes need a shrink, Riddick 3 concept art, Two The Dark Knight Rises trailer parodies, Batman movie trifecta poster, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, 10 Deleted Scenes That Would’ve Ruined The Film, Achievement Unlocked, Adam WarRock’s Browncoat’s Mixtape, Mordor – happiest place on Middle Earth, Iron Man arc reactor t-shirt, Spock in 13,824 LEGOs, 8-bit sand castle, R2-D2 lunchbox, What’s it like to date, Vader?, Harry Potter album covers, guillotine slinghot, the iron pedi-cab, Sam Eagle is Captain America, Lucas Lee is Captain America, Samus plays the Metroid theme on violin, Shatner leads Comic-Con in “KHAAAAAAAN!”
So, this is a real statue in Rome. Maybe this is commemorating when Clark revealed his secret identity to Batman. And Batman’s all like, “I already knew, bro, I’m Batman.” Either way, this is awesome, I wonder what other odd super hero statues are hidden around Europe. Is there a Batman and Robin, Jason Todd, pieta? (GeekTyrant)
And May the 4th be with you all.
Today, whip out your lightsaber, make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs and talking backwards begin, hrm. Why, you ask? For the love of our favorite sci-fi movie series, Star Wars. Sure, it’s had it’s ups and downs over it’s 34 year history. There have been some questionable alterations to the original trilogy and then there’s the prequels, but through it all Star Wars fans stay devoted. So, on today, the most pun-erific of holidays, fly your Star Wars nerd flag and wave it high. Who knows, you might find fellow fans of the Wars in the most unlikely of places.
Need tips on celebrating the venerated day? Oooh, I’m waaaay ahead of you. The most likely way you’ll want to celebrate the special day is with a movie marathon of the films. Lucky for you Lucasfilm made a special announcement today about the upcoming Blu-ray release of the complete Star Wars saga. They released the full list of special features included on the 9-disc mega edition, and there is enough crap to satiate even the most die hard of fans. Oh wait, except they’ve decided not to include versions of the original, unaltered films. Why? Because apparently Lucasfilm is trying to rewrite history. They want the first time we see Jabba to be when he’s talking to Han in the Falcon’s hanger in A New Hope. Or even worse, they want to ingrain the god-awful musical number from Jabba’s palace in Return of the Jedi in our minds forever. Or, ever worse than that, they would like to continually shit all over actors like Sebastian Shaw (the original Anakin we see all blue and glowy and the end of RotJ) and Jeremy Bulloch (the original Boba Fett, before we knew he was a clone and therefor had to sound like, Temuera Morrison). Come on guys, can’t we watch the films the way we did in our childhood? I guess you can if you’re lucky enough to own some old VHS copies and a working VCR. Warning though, two decade old tapes tend to look mighty shitty on your 50-inch, plasma television. Just sayin’.
For the whole list of special features click the jump. Also beyond the jump is a list of more Star Wars stuff you need to ensure you’ll have the best Star Wars Day of your life. Well, at least a Star Wars Day where you’ve bought a lot of cool crap.