6 Movie and TV Universes That Overlap in Mind-blowing Ways


It's no secret that, here at Geek Force Five, we are fans of mind-blowing connections between fictional universes—we've even kinda-sorta invented a few (see here, here, and here)—so it should come as no surprise that we were smiling ear-to-ear while reading Cracked.com's 6 Movie and TV Universes That Overlap in Mind-blowing Ways.

It features the obligatory link to Dwayne McDuffie's Grand Unification Theory, which we've previously discussed over here, but it goes much, much further. Our favorite bit was the one subtitled "Tarantino Movies Are a Vast Interlocking Parallel Reality." Here's a highlight about how the events in Inglourious Basterds explain all of the Quentinisms in Tarantino's other flicks:

[T]he fact that the Nazi high command was gunned down and/or burned alive during a hijacked film premiere would perhaps cause society to lend more importance to pop culture: It's no coincidence that the son of the man who killed Hitler in a movie theater went on to become an important film industry figure. If people constantly stop to talk about comic book characters or '70s rock music trivia during incongruous moments, that's because in this reality that's some important, history-changing shit.

The whole article is just genius. Yesterday afternoon, we were talking to frequent GF5 commenter Buj about Cracked.com and how it's one of the sites he checks daily. We think it should be one of the sites you should check daily, too.