Themed races are just shy of mainstream these days. With events like The Color Run, Bay to Breakers and even the Undie Run, runners and casual socialites have their pick of interesting ways to work in their yearly 5k cardio. But this year, a new run surfaces, hoping to add a nerdy twist to the More >
Science fiction is a medium that can be seen as a predictive barometer for where humanity is headed. These predictions for our society are many, varied, and include both our greatest hopes, and the sum of our fears. We all wish for things like flying cars and weather control, but it’s just as More >
Since the dawn of nerds, there have been epic feuds between fan favorites on who would win in such a battle, especially between Hogwarts own Dumbledore and the wizard Gandalf of Middle-earth. Gandalf is the wizard of all wizards in Middle-earth, and Dumbledore is the wizard who acted as a guide More >
There are very few things that still surprise me in this world, and surely a 30-minute ballet rendition of Pokemon did the trick. The ballet was performed at the Creighton Lied Arts Center in Omaha, New England. The opening act starts off just like any Pokemon game, you are introduced to Professor More >
Chalk this one up on my list of Places-to-visit-before-I-die. There’s a Canadian bar called EXP Restaurant + Bar. The video game restaurant and bar has many different foods and drinks named after various and famous titles. Visitors can order a Master Chief Burger with some Super Smash Nachos and More >
Saturday at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Fest, Guillermo del Toro was on hand to discuss not only The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth, but also his other (many, many) projects on his plate. Guillermo Del Toro gave updates on his in development project Justice League Dark and the More >
Friday night at the opening of the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Fest, the legendary filmmaker John Carpenter was there to talk about his extraordinary career.
It was after the screening of the cult classic They Live that John Carpenter gets more in-depth about his movies. The two things I More >
The temple flickers in shades of black and red, our hero waits behind a pillar for what seems like ages. The guardian of this fetid palace slithers among the crumbling remains of her prey, searching for her next victim. Armed with sword and shield, our hero knows that his next move might mean his More >
Ever since Marvel took the gamble that created the ultimate comic book team movie, it seems as though DC has been tripping over themselves to match the competition with a big screen version of the Justice League. The idea, I can only assume, is that if it worked for Marvel, it’ll work for them. More >
It seems like John Carpenter and Kurt Russell have a knack for making awesome cult classic films, and The Thing is one of my favorite cult classic films of theirs. I remember watching this film without knowing anything about it. In my mind, The Thing was from the same guys who made one of my More >
The other day I was scrolling through Pinterest, I discovered this meme, and was struck with something akin to wonder.
The person who created this seemed to be a ignoring 120 years of character history. The characters of Holmes and Watson first appeared in A Study in Scarlet published in 1887, and More >
In 1959, CBS premiered a television series that would, during the course of its 156 episodes, leave an undeniable mark on our modern culture. The Twilight Zone remains the gold standard for television science fiction and fantasy. Though there were other sci-fi shows on television at the time, The More >
So there’s a day called May Day that I haven’t heard about, but it’s a day for laborers and social groups. During May Day of last year in Seattle, a riot broke out and vigilante hero Phoenix Jones and the Rain City Superheroes stepped up to prevent further damages to property and harm to innocent More >
And they say robots don’t have a sense of humor.
Take a real good look at that. Let it be burned into your retinas for a while.
In 1999, I was a senior in high school, looking toward my future. Everyone else was thinking about the future too, because that was the year of Y2K. For you folks who may not remember what Y2K was, let me fill you in. In 1999 everyone was freaking out because, it was thought that some computers More >
In the ever-increasing effort from the Obama Administration to make this the most transparent presidential administration ever, The White House joined millions of hipsters, nerds, and young, sexed-up teenagers on the popular social network, Tumblr, and posted this announcement on April 26, More >
Ever since they first came out on paperback, there has always been a close rivalry between Marvel and DC. Fans who have a VERY deep passion for their favorite comic book characters will argue to the death how theirs is the best, and how their favorite would More >
Nothing says Happy Earth Day like making a Captain Planet drink and getting wasted. The guys over at Aggressive Comix has created this tutorial video on how to make the Captain Planet cocktail. The power is yours!
Each ingredient represents the different elements (how cute).
- 3/4 oz Whiskey More >
With last week’s premiere of the Man of Steel trailer, the internet has been aglow with excitement about the upcoming film. It’s been seven years since Superman Returns* played to mixed reviews, and a lot of people have been wondering if Superman has lost his touch. While Batman has been tearing up More >
When you think of tabletop roleplaying games, Dungeons and Dragons, without question, is at the top of the list. This pencil and paper, RPG has been rocking our hearts and minds since 1974. Along the way there have been several iterations and (either rightly or wrongly) there will be several more. More >
Sadly, Christopher Eccleston (the 9th Doctor) will not be making an appearance in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, but his voice will be in an episode.
In the episode Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, Eccleston’s voice as the Doctor (from the episode Rose) will be played as a voice-over More >
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This can either be a good or bad thing. Syfy has plans to produce a cosplay reality TV show. The six-episode series, Cosworld (working title), will shine the light on the world of cosplay as we get to see the “hottest” cosplayers attend conventions across the country. We’ll More >
I’ve seen some pretty interesting costumes for pets over the years here at Nerd Reactor. How could we forget Iron Man Croc? Costume Craze has just released new images for their upcoming lineup of new Star Wars themed dog costumes. Costume Craze has done Star Wars dog costumes before, but not like More >
One peculiar thing some fans took away from The Avengers long after the movie was no longer in theaters, was the fictional relationship between Tony Stark and Bruce Banner. The fan community “Science Bros” has been known for creating numerous images and Gifs, some of them NSFW, that illustrate More >
It makes me feel all warm inside to know that there are gamers out there doing good by supporting charity organizations. With that said, we’d like to give the spotlight to our local gaming community, Orange Coast College Gamer’s Guild. Last semester they helped raise funds for the Make-A-Wish More >