Yes, we’re nerds. There, we said it. We love movies, comic books, action figures and other nerdy things. We also spent years of our childhoods creating home movies that resembled the wonders we witnessed in the local theaters of our youths. There have been many movies depicting people like us; hell, nowadays, being a “nerd” is part of the cultural mainstream (Chris Hardwick has built an empire on it), but we’ve rarely seen a film that seems to so accurately capture it as Patrick Read Johnson’s long-awaited upcoming biopic, 5-25-77, chronicling his obsession with science fiction (specifically Star Wars) and his journey to Spaced Invaders.

If you didn’t live your life fantasizing about monoliths and other planets, arguing about Wars vs. Trek, and making mash potato sculptures, this movie may not be for you, but it has us on the edges of our seats.

Watch the first TrailerTown for 5-25-77 and then read our Top 5 things about it below:

Top 5 Things About the 5-25-77 Trailer

  1. John Francis Daley – Until we saw this TrailerTown, we didn’t realize how much we needed John Francis Daley playing a teenage version of Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks in our lives, but we just didn’t know what we needed. We needed this.
  2. Home Movies – Every film fanatic who spent weekends with their friends trying to make movies in their backyards with sub-par cameras will get a sharp blast of nostalgia from this trailer. We got a sharp blast of nostalgia from this trailer.
  3. “Real Life…” Quote – It’s beautiful in its simplicity, but the line “For everybody else, movies are something to do when you’re tired of real life. To you, real life is something to do when you’re tired of watching movies.” So much Yes.
  4. Spaced Invaders – If you haven’t already seen it, immediately go watch Spaced Invaders. There are subtle hints in this TrailerTown that indicate the movie will lead up to his creation of that film.
  5. “The Enterprise has deflector shields!” – If you haven’t had an argument with someone that got way too heated over which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek, this movie isn’t for you.

Normally we care what you think of the TrailerTown, but in this case, it doesn’t matter. This is going to be glorious. Leave comments if you want to. Or don’t. Whatever. We’ll be watching this trailer again.