Kitana

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 (Oops. Tuesday. Hope everyone still has all their finger and had a great 4th!) 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: Millenium Falcon bean bag chair, hipster hobbits, Adam Savage singing “I Will Survive” as Gollum to Neil Gaiman, R2-D2 Operation, sexy Jade and Kitana cosplay, every Johnny Depp role, Portal 2 test chamber stickers, QR Rorschach, 10 Avatar tattoos too many?, incredible Mass Effect 2 cosplay, Portal sidewalk chalk art, The Matrix lobby scene dubbed with a capella audio track, kids buying violent video games, Steve Jobs action figure, Star Wars dogs, Lego Middle Earth, parseltongue translater, apocalypse survival suit, Green Lantern roller coaster, 6 Beloved 80s Toys With  Bizarrely Horrifying Origin Stories, Dr. Sketchy’s Star Wars class, Shia Lebeouf banged Megan Fox, Dead Space cosplay, The Science of Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

 

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Bean bags as your only furniture make you look like a total hippie burnout. But a bean bag chair shaped like the Millenium Falcon? You’d be the coolest burnout ever! (Geekologie)

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CAUTION: Full Spoilers below!

For those worried that this fourth episode of Mortal Kombat: Legacy would be as bad as the previous installment all about Johnny Cage, fear not!

This installment is a return to form for the webseries, and features a really interesting setting, a whole host of introduced characters and an intriguing storyline focused around Mileena and Kitana, sister deadly assassins.

This episode, which runs only 8 minutes without credits, is short but packed with story. Very quickly, we are introduced to a realm known as Outworld, which Shalo Kahn (yes, we finally meet the big man himself!) invades and takes over from King James and Queen Sindel (yes, her too!) by using his royal guard, led by Baraka. And Kahn, after killing the king and taking the queen as his wife, orders their daughter (Mileena) be cloned by Shang Tsung and be loyal to only him (and that is how Kitana is created).

Quite the number of characters, eh?

The effects were so-so based on their budget, but the most interesting thing was how they told the story.

Director Kevin Tancharoen did something extremely smart with this episode, as he knew full well what his budget would and would not allow. So, during most of the exposition, he uses animation. The closest parallel of the animation I can think of is the story of O’Ren Ishi from Kill Bill: Volume 1.

Does this episode completely redeem from last week’s bad escape into the life of Johnny Cage? No. But I hope this continues the upward trend for the remaining episodes.

What did you think of the latest episode? Are you looking forward to next week’s episode, or just want them to get to classics like Sub-Zero and Scorpion already? And is the series living up to the nitty-gritty aspect that was portrayed in that trailer all those months ago?

Let us know what you think!