It is the quintessential nerd debate: Star Trek vs Star Wars. And while in recent years the factions have become a little less fanatical in fighting for their chosen sci-fi franchise, the war will forever rage on.
One man is now caught in the crossfire: J.J. Abrams. Not only is he responsible for bringing Star Trek back into the public consciousness in a big, big way but he’s been gifted the opportunity to save Star Wars from its prequel shame. On last night’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Abrams and Stewart weighed in on the two sci-fi juggernauts and their inherent differences.
In part one they discuss Abrams initial trepidation about taking on Star Trek, part two they tackle Abrams future with Star Wars.
Herman Cain made the news last week when he decided to end his run for the Republican nomination for President. What made it news worthy for you NerdBastards was Cain’s use of a popular nerdy card and video game Pokemon in his farewell speech. Cain said:
“Life can be a challenge, life can seem impossible, it’s never easy when there is so much on the line. But you and I can make a difference.”
Straight out of the Donna Summer’s song that closed every episode of Pokemon. Other politicians might want to pay attention to the amount of press and Internet attention given to this little quote and it’s use by Cain. To help them out NerdBastards decided to take a look at the top ten video game quotes that every politician should have in their back pocket just in case they need to play the Video Game Card.
Included after the list is The Daily Show piece done on the Cain use of the Pokemon quote. As always John Stewart and his writing staff really bring the humor to the situation.
Tell NerdBastards what your favorite and top pick is in the comments section below. If you have another quote that you think beats these then let us know, in the comments section below.
“The Cake is a lie.”
Dead Test Subject, Portal
“A man chooses, a slave obeys.”
Andrew Ryan, BioShock
“You can pick the game, but you can’t change the rules.”
Marcelo Pascon Fernandes Costa, Grand Theft Auto IV
“Snake. We’re not tools of the government, or anyone else. Fighting was the only thing… the only thing I was good at. But… at least I always fought for what I believed in.”
Gray Fox, Metal Gear Solid
“Wishes can come true. But not if you just wait for miracles. Miracles are things we make for ourselves. Here, and now.”
Oerba Dia Vanille, Final Fantasy XIII
“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”
Andrew Ryan, Bioshock
“Only when we let strangers in, can we find new ways to be ourselves.”
Joshua, The World Ends With You
“One who knows nothing can understand nothing.”
Ansem, Kingdom Hearts
“Only a jackass can change the world.”
Auron, Final Fantasy X-2
“People are ignorant. They’ll feel better as long as someone is punished.”