May 02, 2013

Nerd News: Beard science, Schmidt "sings," summer movie mashup and more

Vol. 4, Issue 16

Heya friends! The Mister and and I (and my mom, and TGG and his wife, and a couple of other friends) are headed to the Iron Man 3 premiere. It's at 9:45—not midnight. The old lady in me it totally stoked, but the fangirl in me worries that this trend of midnights-not-at-midnight might make the events less special? Regardless, I'm excited. Any of you going?

In TV news:


I know them's probably fighting words, but I'm totally calling this one for The Doctor. (Thanks, Colt!)



A Whovian has created a set of maps of the TARDIS, which could very well be (or have been) accurate at some point.

(via)

First there was the bromance between Tyrion and Bronn, now there's the romantic comedy with Jaime and Brienne.


(via)

In movie news:

Here are a ton of trailers (and a featurette). First up, however, is a mashup of trailers for most of the movies coming out this summer:


(via)

Fast and Furious 6


(via)

The Great Gatsby (There are two more clips at the link below.)


(via)

Iron Man 3


(via)

Monsters University


(via)

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones


(via)

Pacific Rim


(via)

RED 2


(via)

Star Trek Into Darkness (Two more clips at the link.)


(via)

Tiger Eyes (The first-ever movie adaptation of one of Judy Blume's books.)


(via)

The Wolverine


(via)

World War Z


(via)

Mondo will be releasing these Iron Man 3 posters tomorrow:

(via)

The Mondo Gallery is also currently running a show featuring the art of Mike Mitchell, featuring portraits of iconic film characters.

(via)

In comics and books news:

Ashley Hay's art is pretty amazing.

(via)

She also has a bunch of shirts for sale on We Love Fine.

In SCIENCE! and tech news, from The Mister:

I found a few things as well:

I adore this illustration that Dean Trippe created for his son, Field. (Best. Name.) I really wish I could draw so that I could do stuff like this for my future children.

(via)

Wil Wheaton recently gave some amazing nerd advice to a con-goer.


(via)

In gaming news, from TGG:

And finally, if you adore New Girl's Schmidt as much as I do, you need to watch this.



Did I miss an important bit of Nerd News this week? Email me or leave it in the comments!

16 comments:

  1. All I can think looking at that screencap for Red 2 is "That is super bad for your ears. I hope that guy has a good E.N.T. guy."

    "Scientists have engineered glow-in-the-dark sheep." Awww, Sheeply III.

    Everything is Archer references today apparently.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I don't like that Coulson story line. I'm not just saying that to goad you either. I know people want to see him again, but telling us THAT(trying to avoid spoilers) just seems likes it's below their story telling capabilities. Also, he should stay dead. That I am saying to goad you.

    Finally, he world needs more fat Schmidt, so thank you for sharing that video

    ReplyDelete
  3. WIL WHEATON!!!!!!!! i saw this clip yesterday and bawled like a baby.... i just made it weird didn't i? but it's such great advice. my 4 year old loves my little pony and sophia the first (a disney show about princesses) and i am all for it. it teaches him about friendship, looking out for each other, and taking responsibility. where as the "boy shows" tend to teach him about shooting, stabbing, and (generally speaking) about being the biggest asshole in the room cause it means you're the coolest. love the things you love. and i love wil wheaton. have you seen his horsehead posts on twitter? i will include one in the fictional fancy i will eventually write when i'm done being lame (aka moving)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love these round-ups. And now I know that Outlander is possibly becoming a TV series - !!!!! If they do it even half as well as Game of Thrones it'll be epic.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love that Wil Wheaton video! As the mom of a little girl who, 10 minutes ago, was walking around with a box on her head, pretending she was a robot and is currently watching Ben10, I hope that I can continue to instill the notion of 'loving what you love' in her (and Lawson) as she grows. :)
    And SO. MANY. TRAILERS!!! I'm pumped for this summer's movie releases!

    ReplyDelete
  6. WHY DO I ALWAYS WORK ON FREE COMIC BOOK DAY D,:


    The minute the credits to The Avengers started rolling, my friend and I eyed each other and insisted he wasn't dead. Pretty much running on the same theory there.

    And seriously, when does J.J. ever do anything?

    ReplyDelete
  7. I had to work this year, too. I've never been to one, and it makes me sad.

    No one—even though many have tried—has ever really gotten me to believe that Coulson was dead.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Audrey's the coolest. Keep nerding them up, mama!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thanks Amanda! I'm glad people enjoy them.

    I've never read any of the Outlander books. Would you recommend them?

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think it's great that you're letting your little ones like what they like, regardless. Watching a "girl" show when you're a boy and vice versa is the best thing, I think, for kids. They need all sides to make them well-rounded human beans.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I agree, the whole thing is a little contrived. But it's honestly what I thought was going on initially, so ... I can't say I'm not on board.


    You're welcome for the video, but get out of here with that Coulson should stay dead nonsense. ;P

    ReplyDelete
  12. Always the pragmatist, TGG.

    ReplyDelete
  13. That sounds pretty amazeballs. Have you seen the Doctor Who/Star Trek: TNG crossover? I loved the idea, but don't like the art style at all.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I have not, actually. It sounds awesome, though! Bummer the art style is kind of meh. (I should clarify, the Serenity/Star Wars comic wasn't so much a crossover as it was two comics smashed into one book, But a crossover would kind of be AMAZING)

    ReplyDelete
  15. You can check it out here. http://amzn.to/174ou0a I bought the first issue, and would love to eventually get the who series, because reasons.

    ReplyDelete