Category Archives: Nerd Stuff

Stanley Martin Lieber, aka “Stan Lee” b. 12/28/1922 d. 11/12/2018


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It is with a profoundly sad heart that we hear the news that legendary comic book creator and personality, Stanley Lieber, also known to the millions of comic book fans world wide as Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.

Stan was responsible for helping to create some of the most iconic characters in comics that we know. Spider-man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, The Fantastic Four and a whole host of other. Partnering with great artists like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita and more, he helped to build a entertainment empire that started small and humble and is now one of the most profitable in the world. All while never getting royalties for those works, as back then, creators did not receive any ownership of those works.

After many years as a writer and editor at Marvel, Stan left to create his own media company caled POW Entertainment and created new characters and stories, while not as popular as those he made while at Marvel Comics, still did very well, showing that he hadn’t lost his touch over the years.

Stan became an even cultural star when Marvel began creating movies starting with Iron Man in 2008, and Stan making his cameo in the movie as Hugh Hefner. With the sucess of Iron Man and the subsequent releases of the following movies, Stan’s cameos became a staple for them, much like John Ratzenberger in all the Pixar movies. It even spawned a fan theory that Stan was an eternal because of all his various apperances, which ended up being made into a scene in the Guaridian’s of The Galaxy Vol. 2 movie.

 

Stan was also a veteran of World War II, having the official US Army title of Playwright. The day of his passing being Veteran’s Day here in the United State, it’s fitting that he should be doubly honored for the work he has done through out his life. We here at X1, will miss not seeing Stan in the movies, but will be content knowing he lived a very fulfilling life, even with the family and personal strife that found him these last few years. We also hope he rests easy knowing, that he has made a mark on the world ensuring him immortality, like the character he played in his cameos. We send out deepest condolences to the family and the rest of the fans as we mourn his passing.

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Watch These Fun Reaction Videos to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


While it’s been almost a year since Rogue One has been in theaters, and was just released on video back in April, there are those that have yet to see the movie for whatever reason. That’s where it falls on friends and family to take up the responsibility to help them be able to enjoy that which we have already been a part of. Plus seeing their reactions and watching them enjoy it, allows us to relive that feeling too! So here are a few reaction videos or people throughly enjoying Rogue One for the first time. The last one is my favorite! Read the rest of this entry

Watch Adam Savage and Aaron Douglas Build and Paint Models and Just shoot The Breeze


While just watching random things on YouTube, I came across this awesome video. And I’m angry with myself for not finding it before, because it has a little of everything I love in it! Plus for me, it’s very relaxing just watching someone build something. The conversation is great and the stories that Aaron Douglas tells are just really funny and good. I love seeing actors just being themselves, because we associate these talented people with the characters they have played. This video also takes me back to being a kid when I did build models like jet fighters, and Star Wars ships. I think it’s almost zen like. Have a look!

 

BIG Rich’s Rogue One Spoiler Free Review


For the past few weeks I have been in a nerdgasim about Rogue One, counting the days till it came out. Well, I got to see it last night and my main reaction, is it’s fantastic! Read the rest of this entry

Gotta Catch The Pokémon Sex Toys


To me, there is nothing sexier than a geek girl. A woman who isn’t afraid to show her love for all things geeky, like Star Wars, Doctor Who or Harry Potter. So I’m guessing these new toys are aimed at a similar demographic.  Read the rest of this entry

This Transformers Stop Motion Movie Is Better Than Michael Bay’s Movies


When it was announced that the Transformers were going to be made into a live action movie, fans were thrilled and jumping for joy. Then they announced Michael Bay was doing it, and we all got a little scared. Then we saw and read some of the plot and designs. And we all lost our collective childhood to that bastard. But this guy, has by far, made a better short Transformers movie with toys and stop animation, then Michael Bay could ever hope for, and for far less money I bet! (more…)

Watch: Adele – Hello (From The Dark Side), A Star Wars Parody


A friend posted this to my Facebook page thinking it was pretty great and wondered if it was worthy to be posted on our site. Well, yeah! I’m not personally a big fan of Adele, but I like her music and this is obviously in my wheel house of interest. RoyishGoodLooks should think about maybe doing more parodies. And if they are as good as this, I think a duet with Weird Al wouldn’t be out of the question. Enjoy!

 

This Is How Deadpool Spent Halloween


We’re getting into the all new all different Marvel and that means new team ups! So Deadpool assembled a new team for Halloween.  Read the rest of this entry

John Diggle’s Arrow Costume Revealed


Yeah, we’re not really feeling it.  Read the rest of this entry

Mashup! Cast A Star Trek Character As A Character From X-Men! [VIDEO]


Saw this picture on Facebook and thought this would be a cool thing to do. Take a character from the Star Trek TV shows and movies, and cast them as characters from X-Men! Good guys or bad guys! Put your ideas in the comments below and we’ll talk about them on the next Geek Show!

And yes, I know I said Worf was Beast when he’s obviously Wolverine. I missed the claws.. Rookie mistake.  😦