SR Geek Picks: 'Top Gun' Honest Trailer, Table Flips in Movies & More

Life before Youtube; an honest trailer for Top Gun; old slang phrases we should bring back - and more!

Tom Cruise in Top Gun

Welcome to Screen Rant's "Geek Picks," where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you'll find out what we all did before Youtube; see some geek-themed flower pots; a Game Of Thrones map mug; and honest trailer for Top Gun; and 83 old slang phrases we should bring back. All that and more on this edition of SR's Geek Picks!

To kick things off today, Flavorwire has James Cameron’s Aliens Recreated in LEGO.

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!


Realistic Mario: Koopa Shells

Koopas have feelings too. No one told Mario.


The Hero Movie (One Take Movies Ep. 1 of 3)

When a teenage boy comes into contact with a Radioactive-Gamma-Serum-Dead-Parent-Mach­ine, he develops strange new superpowers, stops a bank robbery, fights a giant robot, saves the girl of his dreams and thwarts a diabolical genius. ALL IN ONE TAKE.


G.I. JOE w/ Paul F. Tompkins - Superego

Superego's next case study puts the spotlight on the Cobra fighting force known as G.I. Joe.


Snapchat Song Covers

Boredom = Fun.


Game of Thrones Map Ceramic Stein

Game of Thrones Map Ceramic Stein

Survey the entirety of Westeros while tipping back a cold frosty beverage with this ceramic stein emblazoned with a map of the many kingdoms of Game of Thrones.

$22.99 USD at EntertainmentEarth.


What Did We Do Before Youtube?


LEGO Star Wars Flower Pot

LEGO LOTR Flower Pot

LEGO Simpsons Flower Pot

SR Reader Jin Kai created some awesomely geeky flower pots themed after The Simpsons, Lord Of The Rings, and Star Wars.


Star Wars: Kitbashed

Michael Heilemann made a series of clips mashing up George Lucas’ sources of inspiration with the first Star Wars movie. He plans on publishing a book about his research. You can watch the clips separately or as one long video.


83 Old Slang Phrases We Should Bring Back

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at slang phrases from the old days and the meanings behind them!


Cinematic Table Flips

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Honest Trailers - Top Gun

Tom Cruise is returning to theaters soon in Edge of Tomorrow, so we took the highway to the Honest Trailer Vault and dusted off our vintage trailer for 1986's Top Gun, Tom Cruise's classic movie about super-manly dudes, Kenny Loggins, and beach volleyball. Oh, and flying planes.


7 Groundhog Day Facts to Watch. Share. Repeat.


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

Today's picks have been brought to you by: NerdistAbove AverageScreen JunkiesFlavorwireMental FlosstheawesomerEntertainmentEarthTAZKB1 and Pete Holmes.

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