Season 4 Episode 4 :: Crossover Crisis
Crossovers! Always great conversation-starters. Nerds have been getting their rocks off to the notion of two cool franchises crossing paths long before Aliens met Predator, or the Jetsons met the Flintstones. It’s as old as the game of “who’d win in a fight?”, and that might be as old as cave men! (A moment of silence for the brave souls felled by megafauna, due to Stone Age dares.) This month, crossovers are well in fashion and Nerdom is in the throes of some epic and uncanny battles: Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and IDW’s comics event, Infestation. We’ll be discussing these and other crossovers, past and present, and of course, other ass-kicking geekery in all 36 chambers of awesome.
Behold all 3 parts of episode 4 in a road trip-sized episode. Stock up on these puppies and drive yourself to PAX East in style! Want the episode served up in yummy, bite-sized chunks? Look below!
Episode 4-1 :: Intro & Nerd Music
First up: a rousing introduction in which the gang gets into some intense crossover conversation and other debates such as what statue Florida needs to erect to trump Detroit’s Robocop. Then, we’re joined by the master of video game parody music – brentalfloss! Us and Mr. ‘floss get up to some hijinks – discussing not just his illustrious career in music and YouTube videos, but some exclusive previews of what’s soon to come, tracks and videos in the works, and together we create what’s soon to become an internet sensation – Bizarrio, the third Mario Brother.
- T.N.T. Bass – Egotronic v. ACDC
- Stand By Your RAM :: Video Game Orchestra
- Tetris… With Lyrics :: brentalfloss
- Gotta Run/ be The One :: brentalfloss feat. The Megas
- Season 3, episode 20: Cosmic Things
- The Robocop statue Kickstarter
- Peter Weller speaks out for the Robocop statue
- brentalfloss’ YouTube Channel
- Join brentalfloss’ mailing list
- Daniel Tidwell’s metal rendition of “Sewer Surfin’”
Episode 4-2 :: VIDEO GAMES + MINCRAFT CONTEST WINNERS
For Round 2 in this mash-up marathon – it’s a double-sized video game segment! Comics and video games combine and the Fate of Two Worlds are at stake! No, we’re not just talking about the long, long, long-awaited return of Marvel Vs. Capcom, but also the new MMORPG, DC Universe Online! We review both games , geek out about their mutual, mega-coolness, and get critical with some key flaws. Learn of one man’s quest to turn MvC3 into the sexiest sparring match ever, Triforce Mike’s DCUO hero, and most shocking of all… The WINNERS of our first Minecraft Build-A-Thon!
Can’t wait to hear who the winners are and why we picked ‘em? Adventure onward to the winning entries!
- Future Foundation :: Adam Warrock
- Ryu :: zircon & Joshua Morse
- Kirby :: The Side Quest
- Bulbasaur :: mc117
- Adam Warrock’s outstanding Oni Press Mixtape
- Adam Warrock’s bitchin’ new t-shirts
- The faked MvC3 character select featuring Howard the Duck
- Get in on Dreadwhoop’s MvC3 Orgy – NSFW 18+
- The sadistic and customizable Super Deepthroat – NSFW 18+
- Get yourself some Super Deepthroat skins – NSFW 18+
- See all of Dimitri from Darkstalkers‘ “Midnight Bliss” moves
- Mike and Cap check out DCU Online at E3 2010
- See all the original Minecraft Build-A-Thon entries on the Nerdy Show Forums
- Check out Kristin’s Minecraft article highlighting all the Build-A-Thon entries
- Donkey Kong Country Exposed VHS
- “The wait is ogre”
Episode 4-3 :: SCI-TECH & COMICS
Crossover Crisis ends with not a whimper, but a BANG! First, sci-tech mind-boggles with talk of Evolutionary Robotics and LEGO-based robots that teach themselves to walk, and then COMICS. Nerdy Show is pleased to once again be joined by comic writing tag team Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning whose Infestation event pits Ghostbusters, G.I. Joe, Transformers and Star Trek against ZOMBIES. We talk to them about theri projects past, present and future including their continued awesomeness in Marvel’s cosmic realm with Annihilators, and street-level beatings with Heroes for Hire. This interview will be the stuff of legend. Five words: “Zombies vs. My Little Pony”.
- Evolve :: The Non-Commissioned Officers
- The Big Beginning :: The Symphony of Science
- Hadoken :: ZeaLouS1 featuring Dale Chase & Shammers
- Heart-Shaped Tron :: Fissunix [Daft Punk vs. Nirvana]
- Pick up two new Non-Commissioned Officers tracks for FREE
- Learn about evolutionary robotics and see the robots
- The Navy’s FEL laser
- United Nuclear
- See NASA’s STEREO (Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory) Program
- Pixelh8?s article “From Cybertron with Love – An analysis of the Transformers Universe”
- See the “all-time greatest” Little Big Planet Levels by x-menlover_10