Author Archives: The Nerdista

Boba Fett – How We Know He’s Badass

Boba Fett only has a few lines, gestures, and actions in the original Star Wars trilogy, yet has a fanatical and devoted fan base. The Star Wars Expanded Universe made sure we all know Boba Fett is the most successful, feared, and … Continue reading

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Star Wars TIE Pilot Comm Pad

I’ve watched Star Wars: A New Hope and Return of the Jedi hundreds of times and never noticed TIE Fighter Pilots have communication pads on their left forearms. When you’re making a screen accurate Star Wars costume, however, these details … Continue reading

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Accidentally Nerdy: Manolo Blahnik, TIE Fighters, and even Slave Leia

It’s a fallacy that Geeks and Nerds don’t have interests that fall outside the nerd kingdom. I know many nerds who love sports and even a few who list “reality television” among their guilty pleasures in life. One of The … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Tribute Cocktail: The Deathly Hallows

[WARNING: This post contains mild SPOILERS for those who have not read the last Harry Potter book. If you’ve seen the second-to-last movie, you’ll be fine. Enjoy!] J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows has its very own Inception … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Tribute Cocktail: Butterbeer

Three little words will make you want to try The Nerdista’s recipe for Harry Potter’s ubiquitous beverage Butterbeer. Are you ready for it? Here we go – Beer. Whipped. Cream. You’re welcome. Butterbeer is the hot toddy that warmed the bellies … Continue reading

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Star Wars Noms: Cherry TIE

What do you bring to a party of 501st members? A Cherry Pie TIE, of course! I know you want to make your own Cherry TIE so here is The Nerdista’s recipe. NOTE: The Nerdista used the TIE Fighter sandwich … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Companion Tribute Cocktail: Rose Tyler’s Rose Tylertini

With a bit of break between the first half and the second half of the 6th season of Doctor Who, now is a perfect time to introduce your friends to The Doctor, and a perfect place for them to start … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Tribute Cocktail: The 11th Doctor’s Gin Fez

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvWYw0CnuSI] River Song: “Right then. I have questions, but number one is this. What in the name of sanity have you got on your head?” The Doctor: “It’s a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.” The 11th … Continue reading

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The Doctor Who Tribute Cocktail: Sonic Screwdriver #10

As Whovians worldwide know, The Doctor carries a sonic screwdriver capable of so much more than the standard screwdriver, and can do . . . well . . . almost anything The Doctor needs on his adventures. Fittingly, a tribute … Continue reading

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Timmy Wears a Fez Now. Fezzes are Cool.

  Last year the call went out for costumes for Think Geek‘s codemonkey mascot Timmy to wear at San Diego Comic-Con. The response was overwhelming and Timmy had enough costumes to make any Cosplayer go all giddy. Sadly UPS didn’t deliver … Continue reading

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