Hey, nerd! Yeah, you with the glasses and the twenty-sided die and the…other things a nerd likes. If you admire the sensitive portrayal of human relationships seen on The Jersey Shore and wish there was a show like that for you, you’re in luck. The Jersey Shore‘s producers are casting for a new reality show, and they are looking for the nerdliest nerds they can find.
The casting notice reads as follows:
Doron Ofir Casting and 495 Productions is proud to launch the search for the most passionately obsessed, proudly self-identified pop culture fanatics from the worlds of comics, graphic novels, sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television.
FANDOM RISING will boldly go where no fanboy or fangirl has gone before! If you are a guy or girl who gets all the references in “The Big Bang Theory,” quotes the Original Trilogy, revels in spotting Cylons among us, joins the horde, wishes to attend Hogwarts, Starfleet Academy, or Xavier’s School for the Gifted, and reveres masters of science fiction and fantasy — this is the show for you!!!.
You are officially being summoned for an experimental documentary series that takes a deeper look at the lives and relationships of people who love fantasy, fiction, cosplay, comics, gaming and science.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… men and women were free to create their own universes, passionately collect their obsessions, and proudly celebrate their eccentricities without any persecution from their peers. Now it’s time for the nerds to once again have their revenge, and show just why it’s the geeks who shall inherit the Earth,” Doron Ofir, President.
FANDOM RISING is currently looking for those who value brains over brawn, substance over status quo, and march to the beat of their own cantina band. If your life is filled with the exquisite, the extraordinary and the exceptional, you are officially being summoned to join the Fandom Rising!
And here’s my favorite part:
You may live on “an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of the universe,” within a wrinkle in time, playing out a game of thrones and living within the romance of love with the undead, but you make the most out of it. Your life is filled with the exquisite, the extraordinary, the exceptional … whether you’re ridiculed or respected for it, your time has come.
It’s like they played Mad Libs with a random nerd buzzword generator. They forgot to reference Lord Of The Rings!
I’m morbidly curious as to how they will sex this show up…they’re going to have to plant some serious agent provocateurs to keep each episode from being an hour of watching people eat chips and play Dungeons and Dragons. Where will they have the nerds live? And will they replace the hot tub with a tub of liquid space plasma? So many questions.
Anyway, if this sounds like your thing, here’s the online application. Go forth and famewhore.