Infographics

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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: Who wins a pillow fight between Black Cat and Gwen Stacy? We all do, we all do! [CBM]

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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: I thought it was inconceivable, but here’s a Princess Bride Pregnancy Test. Hey, “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.” [Nerd Approved]

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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 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: Quentin Taratino responds to a 13-year-old fan, the Stormtrooper Bandito, new Conan the Barbarian poster, 6 crazy movie theories that might be true, a slingshot of mass destruction, 6 stages of movie geek evolution, wearable Lego Master Chief armor, real-life Portal turret replica, Dalek wedding cake, Aunt May vs Ma Kent, Darth Vader announces Obi-Wan’s death, Marvel movie timeline, What sci-fi series should I watch on Netflix? flowchart, a tween girl designed the Tardis console featured in The Doctor’s Wife, the embarrassing moment Superman met Doctor Who, Starbuck meets Starbuck in Starbucks, Stay Puft Marshmallow Man s’more and more.

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Something that astounds and amazes people is the influence of Star Wars in the youth of today.  But, it isn’t just a pop culture phenomena of parody and cult following, its influence has also lead to the advances in technology and movies. Instead of us having to wonder about what  parts of our lives were affected by Star Wars, Wired writer Michelle Devereaux, did all the work for us with her highly detailed graphic chart.

This chart may be a tad dated, six years worth of it I might say, but by all means this chart gives an easy step by step look at how technical, story writing, and alumni have affected the world after every movie.  It is mind blowing how Frank Oz the voice of Yoda led to a collaboration with Jim Henson on The Muppet Movie, and how the digital effects led to the creation of Apple and all its wonderful iGadgets we now enjoy such as: iPads, iPhones, iTouchs and so on! Now, even though this chart simplifies certain companies and advances to only be Star Wars related and misses other non-Star Wars influences. Despite that, this chart is still very impressive! Are there any interesting connections on this chart that you caught? Can you think of any other films that have this long-reaching influence in our daily lives?

HIT THE JUMP to check it out

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Planet of the Apes Cheat Sheet

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The folks over at IGN put together this little cheat sheet for those that can only quote one or two lines  from the Planet of the Apes franchise. It’s a great little circle of life that shows how the writers managed to create time paradox and then fix it. If you haven’t seen the seires in a while you should netflix them for a weekend of monkey mania. I like to mutter, “Damn Dirty Ape,” everytime I see Dr. Zaius and General Aldo.

 

Da fuck is that? Brain, whale..the interior of a testicle? Lookin’ at this mass of veins and tentacles I’m inclined to turn away and vomit, but on closer inspection it’s actually a pretty incredible infographic. A chart map of the complete epic history of Science Fiction. It was created by artist Ward Shelley for Places & Spaces: Mapping Science. There’s a lot there… and a lot that’s not there. Shame about the almost complete lack of mention of sci-fi in comics. Lovely bathroom reading material nevertheless.

Click the map to enlarge, check it out and tell us what you think!

Source: Publishers Weekly

Doctor Who Infographic

Much to my chagrin, I still have nerd friends who do not seem to know a frakkin thing about Doctor Who. The BBC Sci-Fi series has only been on for 50 something years. It demands your attention. Fuck, you should be embarrassed not knowing what a TARDIS or Timelord is.

Usually I’m far too upset with my quote-unquote nerd friends to calm down enough and explain, in-detail, the complexities of the time-traveling journey-man who saves the universe in his compact blue box.

Twitter user Bob Canada (can always trust a guy named Bob. #funfact) to the rescue. Bobby created this comprehensive guide to all eleven Doctors of Doctor Who, as well as his TARDIS and his literary fix-all Sonic Screwdriver.

Leave it to a handy dandy infographic to assist in fundamental nerd-ucation. Thanks Bob.

Click on thru the jump to see it in all it’s glory:

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Star Wars Now In Iconoscope Vision

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Wayne Dorrington put together this Iconoscope (You have to love the little touches) masterpiece retelling Star Wars: A New Hope in icons.

I loved it until the end.  The end where a Wookie can’t catch a break or get a medal because no one in the vastness of the Star Wars galaxy has come up with a “space step stool” so that short little princess that doesn’t believe in under garments can put a medal around a Wookie’s neck.

Then I noticed that there was no Luke and Leia “Kiss for luck” before the swing.  That’s gotta be there.  It sparked a world of controversy and sent thousands of nerd boys to therapy.

I’m looking forward to the inevitable Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi Iconoscope productions.

What’s that you say?  What about the first three movies?  Dammit, do you know how much beer it takes to block those out of my mind?  I’m all out of beer after the Superbowl, so now I have to go bang my head against the door jam until I can’t remember those Star Wars prequel movies.

HIT THE JUMP for the Full Chart

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Love Transformers? Shit kid, who doesn’t? Know Em’ all? Aha, this is the question that separates the posers from the true, ‘get a life’ fans. I dare you to name off every Autobot (just the Autobots) from the original Transformers cartoon, which aired in the mid 80’s. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

How’d ya do? Well, don’t ask me. I’m just a poser. He-Man was my go-to cartoon. To check your nerd street credit have a look at this handy inforgraphic that visualizes all the Autobots (cars and other land vehicles). You get bonus points it you take notice to depictional inaccuracies. Like how Optimus Prime was a cab-over semi, not a needlenose Kentworth.

Hit the jump to see the full infographic

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