If you're a fan of fine geek jewelry, then you really should check out Etsy seller The Bee Hive, where you can get necklaces, bracelets and earrings all inspired by beloved geek franchises like The Avengers and Supernatural. We're particularly in awe of this charming Infinitiy Gauntlet handchain that could almost certainly help you take over the world, if not the multiverse itself.
Fans of over-the-top cinema from the 80s and 90s don't stop loving those crazy flicks just because they're all grown up now, they just rewatch their favorite scenes online to relive the glory days.
Many of these iconic scenes came to define the era, serving as a pop culture primer for those sadly deprived of grindhouse culture and midnight movies, but it can be hard to serve up a proper dose of schlock.
So Ben Craw of Smash TV edited together the epic thousand piece movie McNugget meal for your eyeballs that is Megaplex. (NSFW)
Seinfeld is one of those beloved shows that even 20 years later, fans just won't just let it die. That being said, at least one fan of both Doom and Seinfeld found a way to make it die. Doomworld forum user Doug Keener wanted to combine two things he loves to make the ultimate Doom tribute to the show about nothing.
Ultimately, the mod is really about nothing too -other than shooting all the characters from the show and listening to a few of their most famous lines before you plug them. If you're wondering why a fan of the show would want to shoot everyone on it, well, that's because it's also a tribute to Doom and you can't play the game without spilling some blood.
Back in the 1980s The Sharper Image was the most cutting edge store in the mall with a mail order catalog to match, the place to go when you wanted to impress people with your expensive and totally cool stuff.
The Sharper Image sold some of the strangest gadgets, electronics, household goods and furniture the world has ever seen, like this bizarro mannequin named Gregory who “deters crime by his strong, masculine appearance”.
Sharper Image shoppers wanted the newest and flashiest exercise machines in their homes, lots of spacey looking antennas on their cars, and a robotic scale that spoke of pounds lost and gained.
The Sharper Image family had kids who reflected their wastefully wealthy yet totally modern to the max lifestyle, so walking was strictly forbidden.
Comic book authors are constantly trying to change things up, to keeping long-time readers interested and to give a new generation a way to relate to superheroes who have been around for decades. The backstories change, the characters themselves change, and for visual effects, those iconic costumes get changed. Sometimes the change in costume is too drastic; sometimes it’s just dumb. Like the time Batman died and Commissioner Gordon took on the role, using a huge mecha-suit to give him the strength of a much younger and fitter hero.
Yes, for some reason, old Commissioner Gordon thought that the best way to live up to Batman's legacy was to strap himself into a Japanese cartoon labeled with "GCPD" and pass it off as a Batsuit. It had police lights. It had a diaper. And for some reason, Ultra Super Sentai Mecha BatoMan also came with bunny ears. It's like they held a coloring contest and the top 50 children all got to include one stupid idea in the new Batman suit.
Controversy is to be expected from shows like Family Guy, Game Of Thrones and South Park, but how could shows like Sesame Street and The Price Is Right possibly cause controversy?
Sesame Streetwas banned in Mississippi in 1970 due to racist attitudes towards the integrated cast of kids, but when an insider leaked the real reason the show was banned the committee had to reverse their decision.
Screen Rant put together 10 TV Shows Banned Due To Crazy Controversy featuring a few common facts (Seinfeld's Puerto Rican Day Parade episode and the Family Guy abortion episode) and reveals why Bob Barker wasn't invited to The Price Is Right's 40th anniversary episode.
Intellectual property owners have to walk a fine line between encouraging fan engagement and protecting their franchise against copyright infringement. The various entities behind the 50-year-old Star Trek franchise have been forgiving up to a point, and that point is Star Trek: Axanar, a full-length fan film that was crowdfunded to the tune of $650,000. CBS and Paramount filed a lawsuit against Axanar’s producers. And now the two companies have released a list of ten guidelines for Star Trek fan films that could help fans avoid a lawsuit. They limit the length, budget, and content of fan films. Actors must be amateurs, although in the real world, the definition of “amateur” could be argued. However, they cannot be paid for their contribution to a Star Trek fan film. And the finished product cannot be sold or even monetized on YouTube.
On the one hand, Axanar is a blatant case of copyright infringement. On the other hand, so are smaller fan films that the franchise tolerates because they feed the fandom and boost interest in Star Trek films. The producers of Axanar have released their response to the new rules. -via Slashfilm
What do you think of the rules for Star Trek fan fiction? You can select more than one answer.
In the off-beat world of the sideshow there are few faces more recognizable than Annie Jones the bearded lady and Jo-Jo the Dog Faced Boy.
Their unique physical characteristics made them superstars in a time when that actually meant something, and their work in the sideshow gave other folks with unusual features hope for the future.
She may not have been the first, but Annie Jones is typically considered the original Bearded Lady because she traveled with P.T. Barnum's exhibition and was photographed so often everyone knew her face.
Annie was with the sideshow for most of her life, but as a child she was kidnapped by a phrenologist who then claimed she was his daughter, until a trial revealed the truth and she was returned to her mother.
Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy was actually Fedor Jeftichew from St. Petersburg, Russia, born with a genetic disorder called hypertrichosis which was passed down from his father.
Fedor became Jo-Jo when he joined Barnum's troupe as a teenager in 1884 but he was no stranger to the circus, since he'd been touring in French circuses with his father for most of his life.
Although his wolfman look added to Barnum's made up backstory that Jo-Jo was a savage child found in a cave, Fedor was actually fluent in three languages and loved to read while not going barking mad for audiences.
Photoshop is a powerful tool capable of outputting extremely realistic, high resolution images in any size you want, yet bad Photoshoppers somehow manage to turn the mighty Photoshop into a glorified MS Paint.
It's surprising how many movies would still be totally watchable, and generally every bit as good, if the genders of the main characters were switched.
Hollywood knows this trick well, and they like to pull it out of their bag when creating a sequel or rebooting a franchise, because it somehow manages to make the story feel fresh again. (Barely NSFW due to language)
There's a reason Japanese roleplaying games are set apart from the rest- it all starts with a character who doesn't talk, typically with spiky hair and extremely fashionable clothing.
Then we encounter some pointless expositional dialogue while running around a town that's all blocked off for some reason before being railroaded to the tragic event cutscene that begins our quest. And then we get to the naming...
This expertly pixelated video from CollegeHumor truly encapsulates all the sameness found in Japanese role-playing games, and for some strange reason it really made me want to play Chrono Cross again...
When Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan came out, actor Ricardo Montalban was 61 years old. Some people thought that he wore a prosthetic chest during filming. But, no: he was just ripped. Khan had apparently spent all his years on Ceti Alpha V doing push-ups and he had the pecs to prove it.
Mystique’s ability to change the patterns on her skin as camouflage could be similar to the ability of various cephalopods (such as cuttlefish). These possess chromatophores similar to the melanocytes in humans, however the classes of pigments span a wider range of colours. Some classes also contain nanocrystals that reflect light to create a shine. The chromatophores of cuttlefish are surrounded by muscles that are able to change the cells between punctate and expanded states, based signals from motor centres of the brain based on visual cues . This produces a quicker colour-change response than the pigment dispersal mechanism used by vertebrates like the chameleon .
The cuttlefish has 6 reflectin genes that relate to its development of iridosmes and effective camouflage . These genes may be part of the additional genes Mystique possesses. The gene PAX7A controls chromatophore development in the Japanese rice fish, and SLC2A15B is important to chromatophore differentiation . SLC2A15 is similar to human SLC2A9, and PAX7A could be related to the human PAX7 gene that regulates muscle tissue formation . With considerable mutation in her genome, Mystique may therefore show similar surface properties as the Japanese rice fish.
People are saying Promobot, builders of renegade robots, used this stunt to get free publicity before entering their creation in the TechCrunch Disrupt conference this fall, but this looks like the beginning of a robotic revolution to me...
You may remember John Moschitta, Jr., aka Motormouth, as the Micro Machines Man in those high energy toy commercials and all the other appearances he made in stuff throughout the 1980s.
John is famous for being the World's Fastest Talking Man, and he put his incredible oratory skills to good geeky use, like reciting Michael Jackson's BAD in under 20 seconds during a TV interview in 1987.
Fred Armisen has proven he's one of the greatest comic actors of all time, and his show Portlandia proves he's also a talented comedy writer, but according to this interview segment from Conan impressions are his specialty.
In fact, the talented Mr. Armisen can imitate any accent in the world with such precision even a native speaker can't tell the difference. Watch and have your world transformed.
She worked diligently on her Rey costume for Denver Comic Con this weekend. She made her own staff out of plumbing parts. Her boyfriend Ov3rKoalafied "asked her if she would drag me around on a cart if I made a BB8 one. She thought I was joking." He wasn’t joking. While his costume isn’t quite as realistic as hers, it has a cup holder inside and BB8’s lighter extension on the outside. That took a bit of work! But of course, as you can see from the picture, she was the one doing the work at Comic Con. If you were there, you probably noticed them.
Hoverboards haven't existed for very long and yet the original models are already passé, because unless your hoverboard looks like a nimbus cloud from the Dragon Ball franchise it's old news!
Of course we're not talking about the kind of board Marty McFly took for a spin in Back To The Future Part II, because those actually are cool because they hover above the ground while our real life versions do not.
But that hoverboard sure does look like it's floating over ground when Yes Ranger rides it like a saiyan boss around Taipei, Taiwan.
Yes Ranger has naturally become a local celebrity since he started riding his nimbus cloud around town, but rather than hog all the fame he posted a video on how to make your own hover-cloud and become a hero in your town!
Few things feel more frustrating than watching a show and getting all wrapped up in a cliffhanger season finale only to discover the program is cancelled and you'll never know what happens next. Looper has recently rounded up some of the most irritating cliffhangers in television history, including Mork and Mindy traveling to the past, Sliders possibly never being able to slide again and a baby left on Lois' doorstep in Lois and Clark. The article only includes 10 examples, but I'm sure you Neatorama readers could add in plenty more. So let's go, what show left you hanging only to never return?