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Stephen Colbert: Protector Of All Things Nerdy

Stephen Colbert is not here for your disrespectful nerd references, folks.

By Eugene Daniels | November 21, 2015

Stephen Colbert is really upset. 

"I'm upset," the host of 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' said

See. Told you. (Video via CBS / 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

It all started when scientists in Brazil discovered a new species of spider and named the arachnid after a little guy from a little book series and movie franchise you may have heard of. (Video via New Line Cinema)

"My precious," Smeagol says in the third film of the "Lord of the Rings" franchise

Since the spider hangs out in dark caves, the researchers thought it'd be fun to name it "Smeagol." They thought wrong.

"Smeagol wasn't a scary creature that lived in a cave. Smeagol was a kind and friendly hobbit-like creature who lived on the banks of the great river and enjoyed spending time with his friends and his family," Colbert said

Colbert, has proven before he's a huge fan of the franchise. He goes on to let the researchers know, the name should've actually been Gollum, the monster Smeagol turns into thanks to the power of the One Ring. (Video via New Line Cinema / 'Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers'

This isn't the first time Colbert has proven he is the King of all Nerd-dom.

Last year on "The Colbert Report," the host broke character to defend social media attacks on the three pronged lightsaber in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and it probably became one of the best nerd moment on television. (Video via Walt Disney Studios / 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

"I say it's a perfect design. I've done my analysis okay," Colbert said as he picked up a dry erase board underneath his desk to prove his point. "People think it's actually three different plasma streams but it's all one," said in November 2014 on "The Colbert Report."

So Mr. Colbert, here's to you for fighting the good fight and keep the land of the nerds safe from all enemies, foreign and domestic. 

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