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DeLoreans Are Coming Back In Your Future

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Probably the most iconic image folks have of the Back to the Future films is that of the 1982 DeLorean, made famous by the films in the 1980s.  Like many, you have probably dreamed about owning one of your very own.  If so, your dreams could be coming true in the very near future.  The sleek and modern vehicle is headed back into production after a 35 year hiatus, albeit in limited quanities.  Stephen Wynne, British entrepreneur and CEO of DeLorean Motors has announced 300 new cars will be availabe, hopefully by the beginning of 2017.  Sure, there are technically still original models lying around, but they are refurbs.  These new ones will be brand spanking new. (more…)

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After a whirlwind day yesterday – October 21, 2015, the infamous date that Doc Brown and Marty McFly travel to the “future” in Back to the Future II – full of glorious references to the film, new movie-centric products being released, and a slew of interviews, memes, and cosplay, the best was unequivocally saved for last.  As the clocks began to turn to October 22nd, 2015 (the first day ever that the events depicted in the Back to the Future film series took place entirely in the relative past), Jimmy Kimmel pulled the biggest coup in BTTF fandom on his late-night talk show: Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox reunited in character for an amazing trip down future-memory lane.

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November 23rd is less than two weeks away, and in these 11 days leading to the Doctor Who 50th anniversary we here at Nerd Bastard’s want to share with you a few of our favorite Whovian things. Mashups have reached new heights of popularity thanks to the internet acting as a veritable melting pot of pop culture. Nothing can escape it, not even Doctor Who. Here to celebrate being only Sylvestory McCoy–er seven days away from the premiere of “The Day of the Doctor” are seven of our favorite Who mashups. (more…)

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ABOVE:  Take my love, take my land. Take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care, I’m still free, you can’t take the NOMS from me. [Geekdad]

I don’t remember Marty rocking a sniper rifle, maybe this was from the lost Stoltz footage.

You’re gonna see some serious shit when you open this article…

Damn GTA IV, I thought I knew how to quit you. Seriously, after spending countless hours of my life all-up-in Liberty City’s every nook and cranny, making Niko Bellic into the baddest bitch on the block, and making it rain boats on people whenever my day felt gnarly, well… I thought I had extracted every bit of fun out of the thing — that is until now.

Apparently someone has made a Back to the Future mod where you can be Marty McFly, pilot a DeLorean, experience that awkward moment when you pick up a hooker and she’s your mom, and time travel your way clear of the PO-PO leaving only pixelated flame trails! Seriously, this games got everything!

Here’s the video of the mod in action. You can check out the Mod-maker’s YouTube page here to learn some tricks on how they did this.

This information jacked from: Bleeding Cool 

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: To ensure your trip Back to the Future, take a ride in this TARDIS Delorean. This is all a part of the Worth 1000 Delorean competition. People have come up with some great ideas, but I think this one has my vote. [Worth1000]

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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.

Rosanna Rocha cosplaying as Red She Hulk. Que up that ‘lady in red’ song. [CBM]

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“Roads … where we’re going we don’t need roads.”

The year was 1985 when the DeLorean DMC-12 first captured the minds of a generation. With its gull-wing doors, stainless steel body, and fiberglass underbody, people everywhere wanted to steal a peek at the vehicle that allowed Michael J. Fox to travel back into time. Thirty years later the DeLorean is still alive and kicking. I got the opportunity to meet with Don Steger and Danny Botkin at DMC (DeLorean Motor Company) out in Garden Grove, CA two days before Comic-Con to find out why this car continues to be popular. What I discovered blew my mind.

If you haven’t heard of a new DeLorean, it’s because there aren’t any. Back in 1981 when the first vehicle was produced there were only 9,200 made. Today there are maybe only 6,000 left in existence. But never fear! You can have your very own DeLorean custom built in just 2-3 months. Don’t want the traditional stainless steel color? No problem! Want custom interior made out of your deceased pet ostrich? No problem! Want your very own Back to the Future DeLorean complete with Flux Capacitor? No problem! Whatever you decide can be yours in time to show it off at the next DeLorean Owner’s Association meeting.

One of the great things about this vehicle, besides being a cultural icon, is that it’s made to last forever. The stainless steel is easy to care for. All you have to do is just wipe it down. With the proper care and maintenance, your DeLorean could outlive you. Don Steger (owner of DMC Garden Grove), told me that the highest mileage DeLorean he’s ever known went for over 500,000 miles! If you ever do have car trouble, getting it repaired isn’t an issue since there are still parts available for at least 300,000 cars.

For the ecologically inclined, there will soon be a Delorean for you as well. In 2013 the very first electric model will fall off the assembly lines. It will sport a 400 volt AC liquid-cooled electric motor, 260hp, and can reach a speed of 125 mph in under 4.9 seconds, which is a tad excessive since, if my calculations are right, once this baby hits 88mph you’re going to see some serious shit and by that I mean a speeding ticket.

Alright, so you may not be able to travel through time with a DeLorean, but you’ll definitely look like you could, assuming you can afford it because buying a cultural icon doesn’t come cheap. Having a DeLorean custom built comes with a hefty price tag, and when a pre-owned DeLorean costs the same as an entry-level luxury sedan like a Cadillac CTS, or Mercedes C-Class, you may feel like your dream is out of reach. If that’s the case, then take the family to Universal Studios in California. There you will find a restored model from the film. If you can’t buy your own, at least you can look at one. Owning a DeLorean may be a pipe dream for most, but seeing one just costs the price of admission.

Lucky for me, I got to see and sit in one at DMC Garden Grove and I can happily state that sitting inside Danny Botwin’s car, a Back to the Future model, was a dream come true. The DeLorean sits low like a Corvette, but once you’re inside you’re ready for take-off. The cockpit was aglow with a bunch of buttons that I had no clue how to work, and was afraid would send me to a dystopian future or the old west. Besides being more customizable than any other car I’ve ever known, the Back to the Future DeLorean is fully functional.

The Krups coffee maker attached to the trunk can grind coffee, or fuel your vehicle. If you’re short on plutonium just use your biodegradable trash. Fueling your DeLorean is a lot cooler than building a compost heap. Plus it smells better too! If you are a family man, the DeLorean is probably not the car for you. The ability to time travel takes up lots of space, so you’ll have to leave the kiddies behind. I’ll have to admit, being a coffee addict, the Krups coffee maker was my favorite part of the car. I’d love to be able to deposit old coffee grinds in my car to be used as fuel. It would totally save me wads of dough!

Visiting DMC was an amazing experience — not only did I get to see a legend, but I got to sit in one too. I won’t lie, while I was in there I did contemplate seeing if I really could go back in time, but then I recalled how things usually worked out for Marty and Doc Brown and I just went to Comic-Con instead.

*DeLorean DMC-12 is owned by the DeLorean Motor Company (DMC) based in TX. Doc Brown and Marty McFly are not included with purchase.

 

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: “She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.”  Jennifer Landa, who is is known for her Death Star Dress at last years San Diego Comic Con, one-upped herself with this Millennium Falcon dress.  [Landa Calrissian]

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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: Delorean Limo. Now this is how you take your mom to the school dance.  [ObviousWinner]

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