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Post  kumarhk on Thu May 28, 2009 11:04 am

Jakob wrote:MacGuyver would be one. And there was someone else, I can't remember, who'd come up with science solutions to the problem at hand each week. I feel like the show was a bit more kid oriented than MacGuyver (if that's possible). Can anyone think of what show it was?
Problem at hand: world needs domination.
Way to solve it: dominate the world yourself.
Solution: wacky science-based madness.

It's obviously Pinky and the Brain, dude.
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Post  Jakob on Thu May 28, 2009 11:53 am

The Brain is definitely one of my idols. Not so much for his world dominationiness as his sarcastic bitchiness.
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Post  JonnyBoy on Thu May 28, 2009 3:44 pm

Speaking of MacGuyver. Daniel Jackson from Stargate. He was a funny nerd. Very witty indeed. Smile
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Post  Jimmysee on Mon Jun 15, 2009 2:33 pm

I'd have to go with Bill Nye the science guy, kind of a entry level into science nerdiness. He'd be all like "come over here kids there's cool science experiments and spoof songs" and you end up accidentally learning stuff, that's the trap. Classic episodes are the volcanoes episode (TLC spoof "Don't go chasing lavaflows") and some kind of a storm episode I just remember the superhero EL NINO! and EL NINA! creating havoc and hilarity at every turn
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Post  Mandi on Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:23 am

I was always a fan of Bill Nye, and used to watch his show all the time. Not being a science teacher I hadn't seen an episode in years. Last year I was covering a colleagues science class and we were watching Bill Nye. I was prepared to love it still. I was not however prepared for the surge of lust that coursed though my body. Whoa, Bill Nye... who knew!?!?!?
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Post  kumarhk on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:22 am

Mandi wrote:I was always a fan of Bill Nye, and used to watch his show all the time. Not being a science teacher I hadn't seen an episode in years. Last year I was covering a colleagues science class and we were watching Bill Nye. I was prepared to love it still. I was not however prepared for the surge of lust that coursed though my body. Whoa, Bill Nye... who knew!?!?!?
I hate Bill Nye. I don't actually think I've ever seen any of his stuff, but it pisses me off when I'm waxing lyrical about Bill Nighy and people think I mean Bill Nye.
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Post  Jakob on Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:54 am

Underworld would have been very different with Bill Nye in it.
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Post  Honeybadger on Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:53 pm

Roundapanda wrote:

Tim and Daisy from Spaced are nerd idols Razz

Tim I agree with completely, but Daisy was always trying too hard to be cool. Tim revelled in his nerdness, doing the cultural exchanges with Brian and stuff. Daisy was a reluctant nerd.
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Post  kumarhk on Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:47 pm

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Post  Hayden_Bloom on Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:59 pm

At the moment I'm all aboot Gaius Baltar. Now that guy is the fracking hoopiest frood in the galaxy!
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Post  yohan on Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:33 pm

Michael Westen is the new MacGyver.
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Post  GAB on Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:33 pm

Now that Netflix in America has both 1967 and 1968 series of The Avengers on streaming video, it occurs to me that John Steed is a bit of a nerd hero. I much prefer him to MacGuyver.

I could just as easily pick Emma Peel, but (and maybe I should be ashamed of this) ... I enjoy 1968 as much as 1967. That's not to say Tara King is worthy of zipping up Mrs. Peel's catsuit -- she's not -- but her first season is a winner in my book.
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Post  Jakob on Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:18 pm

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Post  Mekka on Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:18 pm

I don't think I've ever come across a bigger nerd than Adric.
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Post  Jakob on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:01 pm

Who?
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Post  ori-STUDFARM on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:34 pm

Jakob wrote:Who?

Yes.
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Post  Mekka on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:35 pm

Jakob wrote:Who?

Exactement! He was the Doctor's assistant. He joined with the fourth doctor and continued through with the fifth. A mathematical genius with a star shaped badge to prove his intellect. A petulant, teenage arrogance to match. He was pretty much universally loathed by fans. His exit from the show was good though. One of the best.
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Post  ori-STUDFARM on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:37 pm

HE!!!!! I thought it was a she!!
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Post  Mekka on Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:41 pm

No, I'm afraid Adric wouldn't be attracted by your new T-Shirts. Just intimidated Laughing
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