May 09, 2013

Nerd News: 15,000-year-old words, "Rikering," The World's End and more

Vol. 4, Issue 17

Some exciting trailers were released this week. In addition to all of the superhero movies coming up this year, I'm also really looking forward to The World's End. I might have mentioned before how much I adore Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (and Edgar Wright, natch)?

Read on—and be sure to let me know if I've missed anything.

In movie news:

Here are a few trailers and some footage:

Ender's Game




Man of Steel


Odd Thomas


Pacific Rim


The World's End (Thanks, Emily!)


Lots of Star Wars art this week. First up, from an art show titled "A Saga in the Stars: A Tribute to a Galaxy Far, Far Away."


A set of SW characters reimagined as Chinese warriors. (Thanks, Annika!)


And an adorable illustration by Pocket Princess artist Amy Mebberson.


This is a great reminder of how good the Iron Man movies are. (OK, so "good" might not exactly describe 2, but whatevs.)


In TV news:

Here's a trailer for True Blood's season 6:


It's neat how recognizable these minimalist versions of the Star Trek crews are. (But why are they running?)


In SCIENCE!, tech and history news, from the Mister:

I found a few items as well:

I'm pretty sure that this movie would make as much, if not more, than the actual Avengers.


In gaming news, from TGG:

I found a couple of bits of note, too:

Mario could use a little more meat on his bones, but otherwise these are pretty dang great.


This is a truly amazing parody.


Definitely check out his other videos—"Lo Pan Style" and "Batman Maybe"—too. You won't be sorry.

Comics can be so quote-worthy. (Thanks, Colt.)

In comics/books/toys/theme park news:

If the Disney Princes and Princesses went to college in modern times, they might look a little something like this:

(via, via)

Leggings are not pants, Mulan!

"The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" is a classic. (Thanks, Bryan!)

And finally, there's this:

It's a really good thing chair backs in the future are so short.


  1. This is spoilery in regards to the Superman rumor, so:


    The full rumor I read was that Krypton doesn't explode. They send Kal-El away because he's in danger/they feel he is a danger to the planet because everyone on Krypton has been genetically engineered to be whatever they are, but he was conceived and born naturally.

    I'm not really a Superman fan, but that's pretty much the dumbest thing I've ever heard and I hope it's not true.

  2. That's what I've been hearing, too.

    I'm all for changing small things up, but that part of the Superman origin story seems like something you just don't mess with.