Misc. Nerdiness

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Sir Patrick Stewart is one of the greatest country vocalists of our time.

Admit it, you did not see this coming.

While Cowboy Pat’s original Cowboy Classics Volume 1 and 2 are sadly “unavailable”, you can still pick up his sampler which features five memorable hits.

Cowboy Pat also released a video for his new album, and it will have you wishing there were Starfleet-approved 10 gallon hats and chaps. [click to continue…]

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Marvel’s famous “kid from Brooklyn” in being enshrined in bronze for his 75th birthday.

USA Today notes that the 13-foot-tall, 2000 pound bronze statue will be on display at the Marvel booth during San Diego Comic-Con, after which he’ll head back to New York to take up permanent residence in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, with a dedication ceremony to be held August 10th. You’ll be able to follow his journey thanks to Marvel’s social media accounts.

“For the past 75 years, Captain America has inspired generations of fans serving as the ultimate global icon for freedom, strength and doing the right thing,” says Paul Gitter, senior vice president of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media.

If you want your own mini version of this statue, Comicave Studios will be releasing 750 limited edition 12-inch bronze replicas as well as 100 made-to-order 35-inch pewter versions. No pricing information is available just yet.

Check out a sketch of the statue below. [click to continue…]

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Artist NYCHO‘s series of geek and pop culture character anatomy art is a little jarring to say the least. Awesome but unsettling.

It’s not as unique a concept as you might think.

Check out more pieces below. [click to continue…]

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So why exactly did artist 4steex draw this fan art series of Marvel characters as owls? You know, I have no idea. But I can tell you this for a fact: “The Owlvengers” are pretty darn adorable. They’re a real (wait for it) hoot, wouldn’t you say? I’ll see myself out.

Check out the entire series below. [click to continue…]

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The Battle Of The Bastards was one of the biggest, most expensive episodes ever filmed for television. If you’re curious to know how of the stunning special effects were created, check out the following reel from VFX company Iloura.

Spoilers, obviously. And skeleton horses. [click to continue…]

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For years, the 1701 USS Enterprise model that appeared in the original Star Trek series was on display in a rather undignified section of the Smithsonian museum: the basement gift shop. But, in honor of the museum’s 40 anniversary, the model has been restored to its former glory for an exhibit in the Boeing Milestones of Flight hall.

The prop had been hanging around the gift shop for decades and needed some serious attention. The Smithsonian’s chief conservator Malcolm Collum worked with Industrial Light and Magic (and also a few fans) to bring the model back to its last-known modification for the 1967 episode “Trouble with Tribbles”.

Star Trek fans can check out the exhibit starting this Friday.

(Popular Mechanics via Engadget)

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I’ve never seen anything like this, but now I want all my comic strips to be in interactive 3D.

This Calvin and Hobbes strip was reimagined using Blender by artist Gabriel de Laubier.

Experience C&H in a whole new way in the widget below. You can even view it in Google Cardboard. [click to continue…]

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Painter and sculptor Louise Terrier enjoys creating watercolor paintings of classic Studio Ghibli characters and scenes. While the subject matter may be homages to Miyazaki’s films, the paintings still feel extremely original.

Check out more examples of her work below. [click to continue…]

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Evangelion fans who also enjoy weightlifting will be happy to hear that Evangelion dumbbells are now a real thing.

It seems weird until you see this.

Army Dumbbell offers two types of Evangelion weights: one in EVA Unit-01 colors and the other in red EVA Unit-02. Both feature NERV logos on the ends. [click to continue…]

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Artist Andrew Dat Tran has taken a selection of Game of Thrones characters and reimagined them as part of the Star Wars universe. As you’ll see, the execution is fantastic.

See Also: These Rockabilly ‘Overwatch’ Characters Are Begging To Be Cosplayed

Check out the entire series below. Trust me, it’s great stuff. [click to continue…]