After premiering 38 years ago, it’s safe to say that Star Wars has penetrated pretty much every facet of pop culture.
Star Wars has been branded on nearly every kind of product, from towels to blankets to cups to toasters and much more. And while stereotypes would have you believe that Star Wars is just for nerds, there are plenty of athletes who just the sci-fi saga.
In fact, in the summer of 1979, the blockbuster hit from George Lucas was such a sensation that it inspired two wrestlers in Japan to dress as C-3PO and R2-D2 for an All Japan Pro Wrestling match. Yes, it’s just as strange as you would expect it to be.
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Over the course of six Star Wars saga films (seven if you include The Clone Wars), we’ve seen plenty of lightsaber action. In fact, it might have gotten a little overwhelming in the prequels as we jumped to the double-bladed lightsaber from Darth Maul and the four lightsabers wielded by General Grievous.
But outside the realm of video games, we’ve never been able to experience the action of a Jedi in first-person. But that changes today with YouTube user Bill Parker‘s creative video of a Jedi strapping a GoPro camera to his person before taking on some Stormtroopers, and other minions of the Empire, stationed in the desert. It’s a pretty well-done little video that looks like a live-action video game.
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Today, technology allows for some extremely astounding special effects. However, it wasn’t always so easy to produce fantastical elements, sci-fi creatures and plane crashes.
A new supercut has collected some of the worst special effects ever seen on the big screen, and they’re pretty embarrassing to look at. Some of them are bad simply because of when they were created and they just haven’t aged well over time. Meanwhile, others seem to be have been created with little to no budget whatsover.
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Even though we’ll just be seeing The Dark Knight taking on The Man of Steel on the big screen for the first time in March of 2016, there’s a long history of rivalry between Batman and Superman that goes back decades.
Before you see Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice next year, you should take the time to catch up on the longtime battle between the two most popular characters to ever come out of DC Comics. In the history of Batman vs Superman, you’ll learn that before the two heroes ever battled, they actually worked together. Watch the video below! Read More »
We’re fresh off finishing yet another Comic-Con in San Diego, and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t still exhausted from the whole ordeal. From waiting in lines, to the uncomfortable chairs in Hall H, to waiting in lines, the anxiety of getting into Hall H, also waiting in lines, plus all the energy spent on cheering and clapping in Hal H. It’s an endurance trial.
If you’ve never experienced Comic-Con for yourself, the folks at Nerdist have put together a lovely, funny, melodic little short called Comic-Con: The Musical, and it’s a pretty accurate representation of the geeky madness in San Diego.
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It’s no secret that the visual effects of feature films are usually vastly superior to that of television. The budget for feature films is infinitely bigger, and television shows have much less time to finish visual effects in post-production since they’re on a much tighter schedule and last much longer than movies.
However, when a show becomes successful, that means more money can be spent to make it look better and better, and in the case of Game of Thrones, things have clearly improved over five seasons. A new video explores the evolution of visual effects on the HBO fantasy series, and it’s not hard to see how much better they are now.
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Despite the combining of all sorts of geekiness at Comic-Con, there’s thankfully not a lot of confrontation amongst the fans of Star Wars and Star Trek, Marvel and DC or Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.
But comedian Chris Gethard decided he wanted to stir up some potential trouble by going around the Comic-Con show floor and asking fans to sign a petition to change the name of Washington DC to Washington Marvel. Why? Well, as Gethard succinctly puts it, DC sucks. And if you keep an eye out, you just might spot some dudes who look just like myself and Peter Sciretta, though you might not like what we have to say.
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In case you didn’t know, in addition to all the geeks and nerds that have descended upon San Diego for Comic-Con this week, comedian Conan O’Brien is also here with his late night TBS talk show. It’s the first time a late night show has been recorded during the festivities, and Conan even has shows this weekend when the convention really gets busy.
Last night brought the first episode from San Diego, and with it came this fantastic cold open showing how Conan and his trusty comic sidekick Andy Richter made it to town. Hint: it’s a tribute to Mad Max: Fury Road, with Conan as the Doof Warrior with the flaming guitar and Richter as Immortan Joe. It’s just as awesome as you hope it will be.
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We all know that Hugh Jackman can’t be Wolverine in the X-Men franchise forever, and we’ve heard that the Australian actor is done with the role that made him a star after he completes a starring turn in the third Wolverine film in 2017. But don’t worry, because he’s also slated to pop up in X-Men: Apocalypse and may have a cameo in Deadpool.
Still, someone has to pick up the claws and replace Jackman eventually. So as part of his stream of Comic-Con themed episodes this week, being shot in San Diego, Conan revealed some of the auditions to play Wolverine with names like Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex,) Hannibal Buress (Neighbors), Patton Oswalt (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and more in the running.
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