Back to The Future Day is almost upon us – happening October 21st. Ahead of this auspicious event – which celebrates Marty McFly and Doc Brown’s time traveling shenanigans in Back to The Future II– comes a whole lot of announcements of cool items, videos, and other fun observances. Just earlier today BTTF fans got word that Pepsi will be coming out with a limited edition Pepsi Perfect, as modeled after the futuristic cola Marty orders at the (2015) cafe 80’s. As if that wasn’t a cool enough announcement in its own, comes now the trailer for Jaws 19! (more…)
Have you ever wanted to see Back to the Future, performed live on-stage, in musical form? Well, if the answer is yes, you’re in luck! According to a recent announcement from BttF screenwriter, Bob Gale, you’ll have your chance to see just that in 2015. (more…)
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 email@example.com.
If Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody was a Wookiee bounty hunter. Even though Star Wars and Harry Potter are totally unrelated, I’m oddly OK with this. You’re Wookiee Harry! [GAS]
Note: I got a little wordy with this post. If you don’t care to read my rant, then here’s the gist of it: The dudes the made Harold and Kumar (writer-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg) want to reboot Back to the Future. I’m not sure if they’re are serious, or if they are just trolling. If they are not kidding, then join with me as I make a call the Cthulhu.
I’ve come to a realization that Hollywood will not stop with remaking and rebooting popular movie franchises. It’s a reality I’ve come expect and accept. Put it this way its as if dominatrix hogties you with nylon rope, hangs you from the ceiling and then proceeds to introduce your anus with the biggest, angriest looking dildo you’ve ever seen… and there’s nothing you can do about it. But there comes a time when you simply gotta fight! Sometimes you just gotta bite through that nylon rope, drop yourself from that ceiling (like a suave Spider-Man) and disembowel the bitch that plans to rape you. Hostel style.This is one of those times…
Robert Zemeckis‘ Back to the Future was, is and always will be a true Sci-Fi classic. It’s one of the rare big-budget entertainments that’s improved with time (no pun intended). Anyway, two Hollywood douche canoes want to remake it. With American Reunion about to hit theaters and —and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas making some bank, writer-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have made a splash at Universal. These two have basically been given carte blanche to do whatever the hell they want and Universal will make it happen.
Our friends at Moviehole asked these fartknockers what pickings from Universal’s catalog they’d like to get their hands on, they eventually came clean about their Back to the Future dream. Schlossberg said the following:
“I wouldn’t want to do it now because people would be like, ‘Oh, there’s no way it will be as good as the original.’ But 30 years from now when Spielberg’s, like, 90 and those guys are kind of on their way out, and those movies just look really old because we’re watching movies that are old, literally in two dimensions or something, it would be great to have all these classics that you’re able to remake.”
OK, so maybe all my vehement talk of killing and disembowelment was a little extreme. These guys obviously aren’t making any immediate plans to update BTTF. However, fuck them for considering it and shit on their chin for planting the seed. My anger is completely warranted. I don’t how dated BTTF will be 30’s years from now, you don’t freaking touche this film!
We don’t really need to reminisce about how we yearned for the day when we would get to ride our very own Hoverboards from Back to The Future Part II. It’s suffice to say we all wanted one. Well, 80′s enthusiasts… have we got significantly awesome news for you, because the fictional floating board of your dreams is here! Doing the seemingly impossible, YouTuber dondula7 has recreated nerdy of the most extreme order. A real life floating hoverboard that actually works. Well, sorta. Here’s the catch you can’t stand on it (bummer).
The hoverboard “uses a two pairs of electromagnets to float the hoverboard in the air, and laser stabilization to keep it steady.” Although the board does not support the weight of a human, it is strong enough to float up to five pounds.
Sadly we’re not any closer to a floating board that will scoot us to the cafe 80′s, but this is a step in the right direction.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOVE: LEGO enthusiast Alex Jones has recreated the entire town sqaure of Back to the Future‘s Hill Valley. To view more images jump to /Film. It’s insanely detailed. This guys clearly has a way with LEGO bricks. Can you turn that into a lucrative job? LEGO expert? Because I’ve got some bins in the basement and uh…
Because who doesn’t either want or rather need a statue of The Hulk taking a massive shit? [ObviousWinner]
Oh squee, my two favorite things in one hilarious video. YouTube user MidiansMusic has spliced together a well-made, clever, alternate ending to the classic 1980’s film Back to the Future, whichthrusts Marty McFly and Doc Brown into the Star Wars universe.
Ok, hold on here. So a few weeks back Nike starts selling the Back To The Future 2 shoes, the Air Mag. Then the DeLorean Motor Company and Epic EV team up to mass-produce a fully electric DeLorean called the DMCEV. Now someone is making honest to goodness hoverboards that can support a grown mans weight? Do not mess with my emotions, internet.
It’s done by using something called Quantum Locking. I googled it, found a page filled with math and science, so it’s got to be legit. Or it’s black magic and we should burn them as witches.
Now, before we get to excited, the boards appear to need rails to run on… for now. Come on science, you have till 2015 to make those babies rail free!
Check out videos of your BTTF Nerd dreams made real after the jump: (more…)
Yesterday we reported on a tweet from Back to the Future producer Frank Marshall saying that something big was coming, and that it was related to Back to the Future. Shortly after, it was revealed that Nike announced an event in LA that would be put on to possibly announce the real life release of the Nike MAG shoes that were worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future II. Now we’ve got confirmation that not only will the shoes be coming out, but they will be part of a charity auction to support the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help defeat Parkinson’s disease.
The Nike Mags will be limited to only 1,500 pairs. 100 pairs will be auctioned off each day on eBay starting with the first batch tonight at 8:30 PM PST. As an added bonus, all winning donations will be matched, doubling the ability for the foundation to find a cure.
Here’s a little bit on the shoe from NIKE:
Fox, in the year 2015. It came alive, lit up and formed to Marty’s foot. The 2011 NIKE MAG shoe was designed to be a precise replica of the original from Back to the Future II. The aesthetic is an exact match, down to the contours of the upper, the glowing LED panel and the electroluminescent NIKE in the strap. The 2011 NIKE MAG illuminates with the pinch of the “ear” of the high top, glowing for five hours per charge.
It’s for charity, I hope it exceeds millions , but these need to be available for retail, I don’t care how much they cost. Same for the Hoverboard.
Christopher Lloyd is clearly broke, or slowly slipping into senility. Probably both. He’s whored himself out to the Argentinians for some kind of viral commercial. The spot features Lloyd that is, Doc Brown appearing in the Back to the Future DeLorean, which promptly crashes into Garbarino, an electronics superstore.
First of all, how does Lloyd look exactly the same age as in BTTF? Holy poop that guy ages well. Second. Makes me wish this was a viral video for a Top Secret BTTF movie. Alas, it is not. But, seeing Lloyd back in character and driving the DeLorean is satisfying enough.