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Godzilla

Looking back on the summer of 2014, Godzilla was indeed one of the success stories, but it’s debatable as to whether it was the big hit the studio wanted it to be. At the same time, there’s also a question as to whether or not the style and tone brought to the production by director Gareth Edwards outweighed the weaker story and character elements, and whether or not those two desperate aspects might be balanced for the sequel. Well, what ever may come in the franchise, we know one thing for certain: the date that Godzilla 2 will be released. And when will that be? Read on. (more…)

Godzilla

When the latest incarnation of Godzilla was announced, there was an understandable amount of trepidation concerning the project. After the last Godzilla movie, everyone expected yet another disaster of epic (and expensive) proportions. But the new Godzilla was met with mostly positive reactions and brought in a fair bit of cash. So naturally, Legendary Pictures is looking to capitalize on that and continue the franchise. Today at SDCC, Gareth Edwards announced that Godzilla 2 is indeed coming. What’s more, the movie will feature a plethora of the big lizard’s classic enemies. Read on for some serious name dropping. (more…)

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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: If you’ve been paying attention to my other Nerdy Bits columns, you probably know that I love steampunk. You also probably know that Jean Grey is my spirit animal. So, this cosplay featuring two corseted X-Men, including my favorite fellow ginger Phoenix, is making me drool, big time! Photo by Ron McKitrick. [Fashionably Geek]

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Anatomical diagrams are fascinating looks of a species from the skin all the way to muscle and bone. They allow countless individuals to understand the wonders of a perfectly balanced and natural biological system.

But, what if the animals aren’t natural? How would bones and muscles be organized in mythical creatures, such as the king of all monsters, Godzilla?

Apparently, back in 1967, a book came out to answer all those questions, aptly entitled “An Anatomical Guide to Monsters,” by Shoji Otomo and illustrated by Shogo Endo.

However, unless you can read Japanese, the pictures (located below the jump) are completely incomprehensible. Someone needs to translate them … work your magic Internet!

Still., they are very cool to look at.

I mean, who knew that Gamera had (what appears to be) four different stomachs?

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