Category Archives: Nerd/Geek Culture

The Dangerous Logic of Children Becoming Pokemon Trainers…

Yup, sounds safe to me…

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Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album

The music group Palette-Swap Ninja (consisting of Jude Kelley and Dan Amrich) have finally releases a project that took five long years to complete.  Their new album, a concept album titled Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans, is available, and IT’S FREE!  And yes, this album combines the lore of Star Wars — particularly Episode IV: A New Hope, IN ORDER — and The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and there’s good reason for that.  This year we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars on May 25, and June 1st will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Continue reading Star Wars + Sgt. Pepper’s LHCB = The “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” Album

Rocko’s Modern Life – Geek Me Five #26

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the classic Nickelodeon animated series, Rocko’s Modern Life.

1) “Rocko’s Modern Life” (Various Volumes) on Amazon Prime Streaming [http://amzn.to/2olcpPU] and “Rocko’s Modern Life” (The Complete Series 8-Disc Set) on DVD [http://amzn.to/2o0SQR5]
2) “Rocko’s Modern Life” on Wikia [rockosmodernlife.wikia.com]
3) “Rocko’s Modern Life” creator Joe Murray’s Blog [http://joemurraystudio.com/blog] Continue reading Rocko’s Modern Life – Geek Me Five #26

Official Teaser Trailer for “Star Wars, Episode 8: The Last Jedi” IS HERE!!!

The new teaser trailer for the upcoming eighth mainline Star Wars film, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was just released today during the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. The trailer seems to hint at, among some other things, Rey’s Jedi training action, Finn recovering from his injuries from the prior film, some more space battles, more of Kylo Ren being emo, and a darker side of Luke Skywalker.

“Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi” opens in theaters on December 15th, 2017.

Who Wants to See A Pro Wrestler Dressed as Pikachu do a Perfect Moonsault? (It Should be EVERYONE…)

Performing acrobatic moves in the course of a professional wrestling match is risky and — in some cases — dangerous, but to some wrestlers it’s a second-nature thing. Now, think about performing a move like the moonsault, which involves flipping backwards from the top rope onto your grounded opponent while landing chest first. Now, think about doing a moonsault while dressed in a full mascot costume; those things make everyday tasks like walking and running difficult, and you’ll do/see these tasks in EVERY wrestling match.  Well, nobody told that to this guy dressed as Pikachu… Continue reading Who Wants to See A Pro Wrestler Dressed as Pikachu do a Perfect Moonsault? (It Should be EVERYONE…)

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Geek Me Five #24

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing five simple and interesting facts about the 1995 film, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.”

1) Wikia Page for “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [https://goo.gl/SP6oOW]
2) Purchase/Rent “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” [DVD, HBO on Amazon Video, Netflix DVD Rental]
3) You Might Still Find It For Free on YouTube; I won’t tell you where… Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie – Geek Me Five #24

“Steven Universe: Save the Light” RPG to be Released on Consoles THIS SUMMER!

FINALLY, THE ROCK, HAS COME BACK… uh… whoa… wait a minute, what I meant to say is that FINALLY, a game based on the Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe is going to be released on consoles. Steven Universe: Save the Light, developed by Grumpyface Studios, will launch this summer, Cartoon Network announced. Save the Light is a sequel to 2015’s Attack the Light, an action role-playing game which was well-received by fans and non-fans of the television series. Continue reading “Steven Universe: Save the Light” RPG to be Released on Consoles THIS SUMMER!

An All-New “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” Trailer!

Holy crap, this movie comes out in ONLY TWO MORE MONTHS?!?! AND Logan comes out THIS FRIDAY?!? AND Power Rangers in THREE WEEKS?!? AND Ghost in the Shell THE WEEK AFTER?!? Jeezus! Anyway, last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Chris Pratt stopped by to introduce a tease trailer — for the actual, full-length second trailer — for the upcoming theatrical addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (and sequel to the surprise summer hit of 2014), Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.  Once again, the universe needs saving and there’s no one more suited to the job than Marvel’s ragtag group of misfits.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, directed by James Gunn, hits theaters on May 5.

The Raspberry Pi Zero W, NOW WITH Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Costs $10

The Raspberry Pi Zero is a great, tinier, $5 version of the Raspberry Pi that shrinks down the star of the original board to something resembling the size of a stick of gum. It was recently announced that the upcoming and updated Raspberry Pi Zero W, while including the same CPU and RAM as the original Pi Zero (even the Pi 1), NOW includes built-in Bluetooth and 802.11n Wi-Fi LAN — similar to the Pi 3 — for only $10! Continue reading The Raspberry Pi Zero W, NOW WITH Wi-Fi & Bluetooth, Costs $10

Now You Can Watch EVERY DAY from Groundhog Day…AT THE SAME TIME!!

Groundhog Day is an interesting and unique movies that somehow has the ability to balance the weight of its central premise — which is essentially time-travel via the constant repetition of a single day — while still showcasing excellent character development and laughs. To be honest, it definitely helps with Bill Murray’s performance as weatherman Phil Connors, and you gain an appreciation for how well the detailed replication of that same, single day — including the people in the background of each-and-every scene, and Connors’ response to the situation, ranging from confusion to frustration, to arrogance, to depression, to benevolence to more — but that’s often only noticed if you’ve repeatedly watched the film over-and-over again.  So today, The PractitioNERD wishes to give you this wonderful present on this Groundhog Day  in the year of our Lord twenty-seventeen, and now you can take in the film’s central premise with this YouTube video, titled “Groundhog Day – Every Day in One Day.” Also, go watch Groundhog Day.