Hmm, doesn’t seem to be any aliens or temporal anomalies around. Sooo, should we start killing each other?
Even those who haven’t watched much (or any) Star Trek know red is the most deadly color you can wear in the 23rd century. The nameless, disposable, very easily killed security/engineering guys all wore red shirts in The Original Series, which led to “redshirt” becoming a widely used term for any character who’s obviously about to bite it.
But is being a redshirt really all that bad? Recently somebody actually sat down and crunched the numbers and the results are surprising…
It turns out the most dangerous color to wear on the Enterprise is actually gold.
Matthew Barsalou of Significance Magazine counted up all the on-screen deaths during Star Trek’s original three seasons. There were 24 redshirt deaths, 9 goldshirt deaths and 7 blueshirt deaths.
Ah, so red = dead after all! Not so fast — according to blueprints officially endorsed by Paramount, the Enterprise has a crew of 430. 239 are redshirts, 136 are blueshirts and 55 are goldshirts. In other words, the show depicts are a lot of guys in red dying, but there were more guys in red to begin with.
All in all, 5.1% of the Enterprise’s blueshirts, 10% of its redshirts and a whopping 13.4% of its goldshirts died over the course of The Original Series’ 79-episodes. So there you have it, wearing gold on the Enterprise is slightly more dangerous than red, although honestly, the ship’s casualty rates are pretty bad no matter what color you’re wearing.
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The movie is still three months away but this Star Trek Into Darkness Command Shirt is available now in the Nerd Approved Shop!
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Nerdy Bits: Borderlands 2 Cosplay, TARDIS PC, Walking Dead as a Disney Movie, Hobbit: The Musical, and MOAR!
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
ABOVE: Nebulaluben cosplaying as Lilith From Borderlands 2. Pretty girl and explosions, pretty much my two favorite things. [FashionablyGeek]
Frosty the LEGO man, was a jolly happy brick. With a rounded head and a long piece mouth and two eyes made of wheels.[ObviousWinner]
A gingerbread hobbit-hole. To eat or not to eat that’s the question. [Nerdalicious]
This is either a British persons mouth, or Batman. Either way, someone needs to lay off the meth. [9gag]
Romulan Ale. While you might become hypnotized by its blue color, be warned: While there is no alcohol in the beverage, there ARE 84 mg of caffeine in each 8.4 oz. can.
Read more at [GAS]
What The Walking Dead would like like as a Disney film. Pretty bad-ass, if you ask me. [BuzzFeed]
Crash Bandicoot in real life. Because Super Mario in real life is too mainstream. [GeeksAreSexy]
LEGO stop motion expert Alex Kobbs’ entry to the 2012 Machinima Interactive Film Festival is made of a series of short sequences from Portal 2, mixed with a few amusing original scenes. [TheAwesomer]
Hobbit the musical. This actually came close to reconciling me to the fact there are three of them! Just as the musical said – “there’s never too much Middle Earth for me”. [Vulture]
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For the next 12 days (Dec 1st-12th), the staff of Nerd Bastards will be listing a few of their favorite nerdy things. Gadgets, doohickeys, thingamabobs and more – all sorts of items that have been Nerd tested and Bastard approved. Basically, stuff you want, things you need, and everything you can’t have.
We hope you’ll find some unique and nerdtastic gifts among our selections, and that they make their way under your tree, Menorah or Kwanzaa bush.
As nerds, we like to put a twist on almost everything. Which is why, sure, a frying pan is something every kitchen shouldn’t be without, but frying pans are boring. You need a set of pots and pans with sword hilts! Combat Kitchenware is a Kickstarter campaign and they’re goal has already been surpassed. You can still get a variety of pan sizes through donating either $27 for a handle kit to craft your own up to a $275 donation which would get you a customized handle on your pan.
Mornings are hard. That’s why there’s tea, or coffee, or Irish coffee, or maybe you forget the coffee and just drink the whiskey straight. I’m not judging. But I do suggest your check our these funny, geeky, and sometimes wrong mug cozies from KnotworkShop on Etsy. Besides the awesome Jaws quote above, there are Doctor Who cozies, including a pair labeled “Doctor” and “Companion,” words and phrases like “”, “don’t panic”, “I’m a fucking professional!”, and “I am blogging this.” Basically, I dare you to look through the collection and tell me you can’t find a mug cozie you or someone you know would love to have for a mere $13-$25.
Never be accidentally walked in upon again! With this Star Trek-inspired door chime you’ll be alerted whenever anyone crosses the threshold into your room or office. Can be set with either the door opening sound effect or the Red Alert alarm. Also, now on sale at Think Geek for only $19.99!
I just love all of Funko’s Pop! vinyl figures. I have a Joker figure on my coffee table right now. The line only keeps growing with The Walking Dead‘s Daryl joining in January. Available now on Entertainment Earth are characters from Game of Thrones, The Hobbit, DC and Marvel superheroes, Disney characters, and many more. All for only $9.99!
No matter how often DC likes to change her outfit or alter her origin, Harley Quinn is still my girl. But that doesn’t mean I’d buy a statue of her wearing anything besides her original, sexy, classy, and let’s be honest, practical for her line of work, leotard. This latest Bishoujo Statue, available at Entertainment Earth for $54.99, is too cute to pass up.
And speaking of cute, you couldn’t go wrong with these apron pinafores from DarlingAmy‘s Etsy shop. Perfect for either the kitchen or convention floor she’s got a designs from Doctor Who, Star Wars, Legend of Zelda, Adventure Time, and more. Ranging from about $65 t0 $100 these sadly won’t be available in time for Christmas, but knowing this is what you’re waiting for, I think it’s okay.
The only thing I want more than this Portal customizable Aperture Labs handheld portal device is an actual working Aperture Labs handheld portal device. This non-working model is available at Entertainment Earth for $99.99, but I’m sure with some tweaking you might be able to get the thing shooting portals. Maybe. For Science!
I bought myself this set during a Black Friday sale, but still, if you don’t yet own a full set of The Lords of the Rings trilogy this is the best bang for your buck. It’s got everything: the extended edition of all three films plus all of the special features and appendices ever released. It’s 15 discs for only $55.99 on Amazon.
Also available on Amazon is this new box set of the first six volumes of the Sailor Moon manga. Newly translated and restored, the manga is a true classic and surprisingly different from the anime series. With a new anime releasing next year it’s the perfect time to check out the manga that started it all. Only $40.86!
And lastly, a lightsaber. Who hasn’t always wanted one? Nobody, that’s who. You offer someone a lightsaber and you will have their eternal gratitude. Think Geek has these authentic replicas licensed from Lucasfilm for $119.99. But if you’re looking for something with a more personal touch there’s a variety of custom shops including Ultra Sabers and Saber Forge.
Are you ready to walk around with your very own Klingon detectors? These soft and furry tribble slippers will keep your feet warm and make noise when you walk. They will probably not reproduce and fill up your house (hopefully).
If you get tired of listening to tribble purrs, don’t worry: there’s an on/off switch.
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WeLoveFine recently hosted a Star Trek t-shirt design contest, and the results are in! The winning set of designs include a few Uhura styles, a Trek Dream Team, a Kobayashi Maru game, and more. The above image is Nichelle Nichols’ Judges Pick, and it also happens to be my favorite. That quote packs a punch, and everyone could stand to read it over and over again.
Check out the other winning designs after the break.
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You could feel nerdom explode last night when J.J. Abrams told TV host Conan O’Brien that he had brought with him a clip from his upcoming film, Star Trek: Into Darkness. The notoriously secretive filmmaker has been keeping a tight lid on the film, which completed shooting this past summer and is now in post-production. Aside from a paused frame of a masked Klingon and a couple of spy shots there is absolutely nothing substantive in way of details about Abrams’ latest Trek.
And that’s more or less remained unchanged even now.
Yes, Abrams said, the studio’s caveat for bringing a clip to Conan is that it had to be three frames long. As such it reveals absolutely zero about the plot of the film, except that at some point things get very hot for Spock. “This is a scene where Spock…for reasons that you’ll have to see the film to understand, is in a volcano in this crazy suit, and he’s in this volcano and this is the scene,” explained Abrams setting up the clip.
“I still believe that people are going to maybe freeze-frame this on their computer and study it and dissect it,” replied Conan.
So if you are interested in freeze framing it, the frames are unveiled somewhere in the 1:50 range.
Source: Hit Fix
Hello, and welcome to another astoundingly cheeky edition of Ask the Bastards, the weekly feature where we answer crazy questions that you people dared to ask us. This week we’re talking remakes, the best version of the Hulk, Yoshi, Dredd and which Nerd Bastard is the best Nerd Bastard.
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Which hulk was better? Avengers or incredible hulk? – Bryan
I like Mark Ruffalo’s performance in The Avengers, and I like how he got to play both Banner and the Hulk (thanks to the miracle of motion capture) in the film. Still, what I appreciated about The Incredible Hulk was that it went into how Banner copes with being the Hulk: the meditation, the breathing, the heart monitor, even the deleted scenes of therapy with Doc Samson. It’s nearly a draw, but I give the edge to The Incredible Hulk. - Adam A. Donaldson
Avengers, because Ruffalo nailed Banner so very well, and I feel like Whedon understood the Hulk perfectly. I’m watching The Avengers as I type this, and the things Ruffalo’s doing with his posture, with his eyes, they’re astounding me. – Matthew Jackson
What’s your favorite character you don’t like to admit you like? – B.J.
Batzarro, world’s worst detective. Batzarro, as far as I know, has only been in the comics. He should have had some kind of cameo or reference in either of Rocksteady’s Batman games. Not doing so was a lost opportunity, IMO. – Nick Bungay
I’m always happy to admit just about any character is a favorite. I do spend way too much time defending the merits of Aquaman, though. – Matthew Jackson
Super mario world- SNES….. how do i make a blue yoshi? – Tyler
Erotic asphyxiation. – Mark Poynter
Take a little LSD. You’ll be seeing blue, alright… and a whole spectrum of other trippy colors. You’ll hear them as well. Note: DO NOT PLAY Super Mario while on LSD. Unless, of course, you want to die. Then have at thee. -Luke Gallagher
Who on your team is the most awesome? – Cody
Luke, head of Nerd Bastards. Because he gave me, a guy with no professional writing experience, a chance to express my nerdy sensibilities on a daily basis. Three years later, and I’m still having some of the most fun I’ve had on Internet since discovering the humorous world of “Rule 34″. – Nick Bungay
I expect all the NB writers to answer this question accordingly. Feed my ego, they will. – Luke Gallagher
Me. – Jason Tabrys
Wilford Brimley – Matthew Jackson
I was very satisfied with J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. To me, it and The Avengers are the two of the best summer movies to be released in the last five years. Having said that, I think there’s plenty of stories left in the Star Trek universe that we can avoid endless, repetitive remakes of every Star Trek incarnation. I’d hate to be typing here in 30 years about the casting rumors for the Enterprise remake (Justin Bieber as Ambassador Soval?). Having said that, so long as the stories being told are well-written, nuanced, and with a fine dose of sci-fi action and adventure, I’m down for Trek in any incarnation. – Adam A. Donaldson
I agree with Adam. It’s a big universe, and while I’m not necessarily interested in six more adventures following young Kirk and the gang, I am interested in where the Star Trek milieu as a whole will go next. But, even with my love for the new movie universe, I’d like to see a return to TV more than anything else. - Matthew Jackson
How do you think Ant-Man will be when it comes out? am I the only one who thinks its fucking retarded? – Dylan
Of course you think it’s retarded right now, even I think it is, but that’s because we’re basing our opinions on concept alone. On paper, the story of an incredible shrinking man who fights crime is pretty lame. But, a lot of things sound dumb on paper. Think of The Avengers for example (the movie). A Norse god, a metal man, a green monster and an 80 year old virgin team up to save the planet from an alien invasion. Try selling that concept to any non comic-book person and they’ll stare at you blankly! Naturally, The Avengers became the 3rd highest grossing movie of all time, so what does that tell you? Point is, it’s what filmmakers and actors do with the material that matters. And, right now it’s too soon to pass judgement on Ant-Man.
Does Ant-Man really need a solo film? Probably not. Wouldn’t he be better served having a cameo in another film and then be added into Avengers 2? Perhaps. I’ll tell you what, though, the idea of Edgar Wright making a film based on it sounds like it could be awesome. – Luke Gallagher
You’re not the only one who thinks that, but I’ve always had love for Ant-Man, and I’m confident in Edgar Wright’s ability to translate that to the screen. Then again, I’m a comic book fan. I’m used to accepting crazy things. – Matthew Jackson
Do you think that Ghostbusters should be remade and if it were up to you who would you cast in the new film? Also would you agree that there should be a live action Thundercats movie? – Matthew
I’d rather see a transition movie where the reins are handed from the original cast to a younger set of Ghostbusters. Any sequel will probably continue to be stranded in limbo until a couple of the original actors die, then there will be no choice except a reboot. Live Action Thundercats movie? I’d rather see it on Broadway as a musical, just make a couple of changes to the CATS production and your golden. – Mark Poynter
I think what Mark says is bang-on, the remake or part 3 question will be debated till one or two cast members pass on. As for who might be cast in a remake, that’s a tougher question. Those people will be focus grouped until the cows come home, but what I will say is that the reason Murray/Aykroyd/Ramis worked so well together is past experience working with each other whether its Saturday Night Live or Stripes. So chemistry’s definitely a factor. And yes on Thundercats movie, but only if Linkin Park does a cover of the theme song.
I invoke rule 34 on both. -Luke Gallagher
Please let’s not remake that one. Please oh please. Even if I admitted that there’s potential for more fun to be head (and I’m not admitting that now), I don’t want to see it without Bill Murray. As for Thundercats, bring it on. – Matthew jackson
Will you marry me? – Jennifer
As a group? I’m gonna say NO, because I’d probably get stuck doing the laundry while some other NerdBastard gets all the fun kinky duties. – Mark Poynter
Absolutely! Yay bigamy! – Adam A. Donaldson
Depends. Will you love me, feed me and never leave me? – Luke Gallagher
I could totally go for having a sister wife. I’ll have to ask my fiancee first. – Nick Bungay
In the words of the great sonic philosophers of our time: “I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly. I don’t think you’re ready… cause my body’s too bootyliscious for ya babe.” Thanks for asking though and please, please stay groovy. – Jason Tabrys
To what do you attribute the bombing of Dredd 3D? – Jan
Surprisingly, I think that the stink of the first Judge Dredd movie is still on it, 17 years later. My local TV entertainment reporter called Dredd 3-D “the remake of the 1995 Sylvester Stallone film,” which if I didn’t know better would probably make me think twice about seeing it. Still, what’s ultimately the attribution is that Judge Dredd is a cult comic from the U.K., so thus only a small base genuinely gets excited about it. Maybe we’re just not as Dredd-crazy as fans hope here in North America. – Adam A. Donaldson
A shocking lack of Rob Schneider. – Jason Tabrys
Adam’s got a lot of the factors right. Even if you don’t read comics, you know who Captain America is, but Dredd is harder for the general moviegoing public to grasp. Add to that a lack of major stars (Urban’s great, but he’s not Robert Downey Jr.) and a sense that this movie was going to be more about darkness and less about Avengers-style fun, and you get underwhelming box office performance. It’s a shame, but no one ever said moviegoers were the smartest of consumers. - Matthew Jackson
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