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Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show 167

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An anonymous reader writes "Wil Wheaton just announced a new TV show he's hosting and producing. It'll air on SyFy this summer, starting May 27th. Here's how he describes it: 'The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen. It's sort of like Talk Soup for geeks, with a heavy focus on those hilariously bad paranormal reality shows (in fact, that's where the whole thing started a year ago, but as we worked on the show more and more, we discovered that there were lots of scripted paranormal shows that provided a ton of comedic material. When we expanded to cover the scripted shows, we discovered that nobody was doing a show like this that was just focused on the genre shows that nerds like us love, and we decided that we'd make that show because of reasons.)' He adds, '... if I read correctly between the lines during our meetings with the Syfy executives, this is just the beginning of the network formerly known as Sci-Fi returning to its science fiction roots, which is awesome.'"
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Wil Wheaton Announces New TV Show

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  • Re:Sooooo... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @04:50PM (#46642947)

    Exactly. Just another show recycling Internet clips!! zOMG the hilarity!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @04:51PM (#46642967)

    Seriously: WW must be stopped. By any means necessary.

  • First Episode (Score:3, Insightful)

    by msobkow (48369) on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @04:59PM (#46643063) Homepage Journal

    First Episode: My struggle to remain a relevant nerd, by Wil Wheaton.

  • by DocSavage64109 (799754) on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @06:00PM (#46643743)

    Nerds hate him.

    The media think nerds love him, so they keep trying to market him as some sort of elite nerd. The same goes for all the other "nerd" "celebrities" - from Felicia Day to Adam Sessler / Morgan Webb to Olivia Munn.

    Dude. You need to chill out a little. Would you rather go back to the nerds portrayed in "revenge of the nerds" or all the fake uber-nerds on every NCIS / crime fighting show there is? At least these people are real.

  • by lgw (121541) on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @06:00PM (#46643749) Journal

    I haven't seen him in much in recent years, but I've liked what I've seen. He seems a competent actor with an interest in tech - a good choice for a show like this. Too bad it's Syfy though.

  • by sootman (158191) on Wednesday April 02, 2014 @08:55PM (#46645233) Homepage Journal

    > Which is a largely fabricated phenomena constructed
    > by corporations to sell you a product

    Partly. These things always 1) start in a genuine way, then 2) others see the originators and want to be like them, and then 3) when there's enough demand, companies step in to supply it. No company created rock and roll, or hip-hop, or skaters, or surfers, or punk music. The first 2 steps are always natural and genuine.

    > Will Wheaton was never a "geek" or "nerd"

    You do know that he got his start on a little science-fiction show, right? Actors in nerdy roles are perceived as nerds. And perception is reality. He may not have thought himself a nerd, but everyone treated him as if he was.

    > He wasn't a persecuted Poindexter

    Oh really? [google.com] Do you think there's an appreciable difference between being picked on in school and the whole damn Internet picking on you?

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