Your Daily Nerd Thing: Fanboys


It is time for you daily nerd thing again.  Today that nerd thing is the movie Fanboys.  So why is the nerd thing a movie that came out several years ago?  Because I finally saw it and so I am talking about it today.

I remember hearing about Fanboys when it was being made and seeing preview trailers for it.  However its release was a little screwy.  It came out later than it was intended supposedly because of disagreements over which cut of the film would be released.  By the time it did come out video stores were out of business and I am still behind on streaming so I had to wait for it to be on television when I was home to see it.  And it is a pretty entertaining movie but do wonder about those alternate cuts.



The thing I remember most about the Fanboys promotional stuff was that none of it seemed to mention Kristen Bell.  Aside from the various celebrity cameos Kristen Bell was the biggest name this movie had attached to it at the time.  She had just come off of Veronica Mars.  While that show always struggled with ratings it was beloved by fans.  You would think the marketing department would have looked at that and used her fan following to their advantage but no they did not.  And for all their failure to mention her names in the previews she still appeared in all the promotional images alongside the rest of the cast.


The rest of the main cast were relatively unknown at the time but have gone onto more prominent roles since then.  Jay Baruchel in particular has been around a lot.  Sam Huntington has had success on television.  Dan Fogler was just in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  I recognize Chris Marquette but can’t remember what hes been doing and don’t feel like looking it up.

There is you nerd thing for today.  There will be another the next day.

11 responses to “Your Daily Nerd Thing: Fanboys

  1. Hello Nerditis. This is a story for u, I am Robin Lee. Twenty years ago I filmed the awful demise of the iconic estate art studio of American artist, Maxfield Parrish, * Filmmaker George Lucas said that it was the art work of Maxfield Parrish that directly inspired the feel and look of his Star Wars films (George Lucas and the New Hollywood, page 282)
    My film footage shows that world and I have uncovered many discoveries about Parrish and Star Wars. These are epic findings that are important . Lucas will showcase his Parrish collection in his new museum. I am not tech savvy and am reaching out for help trying to get this story out to the masses, this is global info. I even created a movie to try and tell the world what is here. Check this out and you will read vital info on Star Wars unearthed and unearthed by me. When I filmed the Parrish estate in the 90s, I had no idea of any connection to Lucas. I have so much wow here. If any of u can help this story to get all over social media, please do so. or podcast it to everyone in hopes Lucas and others will see this. Thank you so much, Robin Lee Maine
    P.S., My theory is that Star Wars “truly” began in that art studio of Maxfield Parrish in 1904 ! We need an army of followers to get this info world wide, this is lost Star Wars info and history !

  2. ** WOW- WOW! Robin Lee back with another discovery about Star Wars. This is more that a theory, I believe that their is a direct connection between the faithful model to Maxfield Parrish, the “beautiful” Sue Lewin and the “beautiful’ Princess Leia… What a mighty team I have and my research has uncovered more epic findings!! Look up photos of Maxfield Parrish, Sue Lewin and look up paintings with Sue in them The way Sue looks, her costumes, her hair her complete likeness, I know the story here. Lucas will display his Parrish collection in his new museum, wish he knew what I have. I own the whole story here. The force is so with us and I love it! and
    I will try to keep u posted this story is gaining speed, I”m going to get pulled over!
    Thank you, Robin Lee, the force is driving this ship ||

    ( The Game of Nerds origins of Star Wars the case for Maxfield Parrish).

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