SR Geek Picks: Disney’s ‘Game Of Thrones,’ Stars Before They Were on ‘Mad Men’ and More

Published 11 months ago by , Updated May 26th, 2014 at 12:07 pm,

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find a man recreating celebrities using peanuts; what Jon Snow would look like as a Disney character; what your favorite Mad Men stars were up to before they were on Mad Men; Morgan Freeman on helium; the dangers of a bigger Godzilla; and the top 10 most annoying things people do on Facebook. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, BuzzFeed asks Which Spider-Man Villain Are You?

If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!


Before They Were On Mad Men

Jon Hamm on a dating show? Christina Hendricks undressed?


Morgan Freeman on Helium


37 McDonald’s Items You Can’t Get In The U.S.

Mcdonald’s is verrry multicultural.


If Game Of Thrones Characters Were Drawn By Disney

Jon Snow Disney 570x415 SR Geek Picks: Disneys Game Of Thrones, Stars Before They Were on Mad Men and More

It would probably be a bit less bloody, for a start.


SECTOR P: Under Investigation, part two

After Agent Brock Sanderson finds himself invisible due to a ray gun beam, Sector P (aka “The Dregs”) finds themselves under investigation. Malice or accident?


Top 10 Most Annoying Things People Do On Facebook

Agree or Disagree?


Revisiting Scary Kids’ Movies

There are some movie scenes we will never forget.


The Dangers of a Bigger Godzilla

The Dangers of a Bigger Godzilla 570x327 SR Geek Picks: Disneys Game Of Thrones, Stars Before They Were on Mad Men and More

So why is Godzilla obtaining ever larger sizes with time?  Skyscrapers.  Skyscraper height has increased dramatically over the last century.  For Godzilla to continue to plow through buildings in major metropolises, a more formidable size is needed.  Of course this size change can only be evolutionarily adaptive if it changes the fitness of Godzilla, i.e. in the simplest case the number of offspring passed to the next generation.  If Godzilla is able to topple buildings this might allow for greater acquisition of resources in this case food in the form of people. This would increase the lifespan of Godzilla allow for more reproduction or allow for greater amount of energy to be passed to the offspring increasing their rate of survival  Or perhaps toppling buildings is a sexual display that sexual partners cue on.  Sexual selection!


Peanut Artist: Man Recreates Celebrities Using Peanuts

AN artist has gone nuts for his favourite celebs by painting their likeness on these amazing tiny peanut statues. US based toy inventor Steve Casino, 48, has spent almost two years turning peanut shells into these tiny figures. He has made almost 100 of the tiny four-inch statuettes to date- including well-known stars like Elton John and Johnny Depp. The intricate designs can often take up to 20 hours to create. Steve has even turned his unusual passion into a business, selling privately commissioned peanut statuettes as gifts and wedding cake toppers. “I love to eat peanuts,” said Steve. “I eat them daily and they are always around. “My grandfather even grew peanuts so it just felt uniquely ‘me’ to use them as a medium.”


LEGO: The Hobbit – EP3: Legolas & Kili


Hi, I’m a Marvel…and I’m a DC: Days of Future Past (Part 1)

Uncertain about the positions of their franchises, Superman and Wolverine come up with a possible solution. (Marvel/DC/Days of Future Past Parody/Review)


That’s all for today, folks! Be sure to check back tomorrow for more movie-related geekery.

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  1. Scary kid movies… Well, I think ET withered and gray and the horse Artex drowning from overwhelming sadness in Neverending story are good examples. Speaking of Spielberg, Raiders was pretty freaky. It was NOT a kids movie, but it was rated PG and kids loved it. (The sequel, Temple of Doom, and Gremlins supposedly instigated the invention of PG13). But while nazi face melting was pretty shocking, it was the scurrying rats around the ark that kept me awake at night. Little did I know that a clean, pet store rat is a friendly and excellent companion. Nazis were also deeply misunderstood and not as bad as depicted. No, wait a minute, they were scum. Disregard!

    That glimpse of The General from Watership Down reminded me that he was far from the scariest element of that story. Surreal premonitions of bunnies suffocating to death would haunt me, even as I was drawn to the story. And speaking of surreal depictions of animated animals suffering horribly in kids movies, the Secret of Nimh got downright psychedelic in its presentations of torturous agony on the part of heroic rodents. Cool movie, but seriously wtf?

    The Dark Crystal served up muppets in a way we hadn’t seen before, strapped horrified to a chair while the souls were sucked out of them, leaving a desiccated husk. Plus them big Beatles and vulturish Skeksies were scary enough on their own.

    Krull may be aimed more at twelve year olds than little kids, but the screaming eels that burst from enemy “heads” upon death were like something out of a horror film.

    Pinocchio was scary, but not because the main character became a donkey. It was those abducted, imprisoned and sobbing donkey kids in crates that freaked me the heck out.

    As a slight tangent into more adult fair, I saw images from Dune (the bizarre 80′s movie version) when I was a kid, and got scared. Huge worms and sweaty, floating fat men covered in pustules was a bit much for me. The books are fantastic, the 80′s movie: intermittently watchable,and the two Sci Fi miniseries are loaded with excellence despite being confusing. Young me just didn’t know what to make of such imagery, and I never would have guessed I’d come to love the Dune saga. Highly recommended.