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I love movies. I also love Muay Thai fighting.

Ever watch a movie and think, well, that character really should train in the art of Muay Thai and stand up for themselves? Here are three movie characters that should really look into taking up the martial arts style.

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George McFly in Back to the Future
Poor George McFly was a walking stereotype of what made a nerd in the 50s. Meek and clumsy, he was constantly tormented and beat up by Biff and his gang of lackeys. The torment got so bad, that in one possible future timeline he was killed by Biff. If McFly was able to train in the art of Muay Thai, maybe he would have been able to defend himself a little better and he could have put Biff into his place without the help of his teenage sun from the future.

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Kim Mills in Taken
Yeah, her father Bryan Mills is an ex-CIA operative would can single handedly throat chop an army into submission, but he isn’t always around. It would have benefited her greatly if she had trained Muay Thai in Thailand with her father before heading to Paris with her friend. That way, when they were attacked in their vacation home Kim could have put her father on hold, kicked some butt, then picked up the phone to thank her father for their training sessions.
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Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowe in Revenge of the Nerds
Sure, if Lewis Skolnick and Gilbert Lowe had known full contact Muay Thai fighting, then we wouldn’t have one of the funniest comedy series of the 80s. Instead of being constantly harassed by the Alpha Betas, the nerds could have fought back, literally, or better yet with their training they would have easily been able to best the jocks in the Greek Games.

There are a lot more movie characters that would benefit from Suwit Muay Thai training! Who do you think should be added to the list?

Geektastic

Okay, so I was going to wait until after Thanksgiving to restart the Geektastic Wishlist, but than I got to thinking. To ensure enough time to get everything that you want for the Holidays shipped to you on time, it is much better to start ordering everything as early as possible.

Today’s addition to the Geektastic Wishlist are these funny t-shirts from Nerdy Shirts.  The website has a ton of awesome geekware and t-shirts inspired by cult movies, television shows, video games, Internet, and comics.  I picked out three shirts in particular that I absolutly love. The one on the left is inspired by The Princess Bride, the middle is Back to the Future, and who doesn’t love zombies?

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Don’t get me wrong, there are a ton of places to get really nice men’s fashion, but finding the right gift for the special geek or nerd takes a little more effort and thought. Nerdy Shirts also has a section dedicated to Star Wars.  I really dig the Stormtrooper Face T-Shirt.  The Los Angeles based website also sells hoodies, watches, belt buckles, and headbands.  Included in the section for watches are a retro calculator watch and a TV remote control watch. Both are very geeky and extremely cool.

As always, if you have suggestions for stuff that should be on the Geektastic Wishlist, we want to hear them! Feel free to post them in our comments or via our contact form.

Finally, thanks to the release of the 25th Anniversary Back to the Future Trilogy Blu-Ray we get to see actual footage of Eric Stoltz as Marty McFly. While Michael J. Fox was the producers original choice for McFly, conflicts with his sit-com Family Ties stopped him from being part of the production, so the producers went with Stoltz in the role. Watch this video from the Hollywood Reporter for more details…

Back to the Future is easily one of my favorite films and the trilogy really stand up to the test of time. Stoltz, while a good actor, was a terrible choice for Marty McFly and I’m so glad the producers not only saw that, but had the balls to replace him 5 weeks in (which is crazy and nowhere near the norm). Michael J Fox is Marty McFly and I think that casting was key to making the series work.

We have an extra long Pit to start the new week! Enjoy!

  • An interesting artile about 3D filmmaking includes an all new behind the scenes image of James Cameron’s Avatar. (NY Times)
  • Did Marty McFly actually live happily ever after after going Back to the Future? (Over Thinking It)
  • And the 2008 IGN Game of the Year is… (IGN)
  • With the help of Sony, Roland Emmerich has decided how he’s going to destroy more stuff after he takes out the world in 2012. (Variety)
  • Interested in working with Chuck at the Buy More, than you can sign up to be part of the Nerd Herd or a Sales Associate here. While there, don’t forget to take your chances by spinning the Wheel of Misfortune.
  • Miss the first episode of the final season of Battlestar Galactica? Thankfully you can watch it online! (Hulu)
  • In the mood for zombies in space? Than you might enjoy Image Comics’ Dead Space #1. The full issue is currently online. (Newsarama)