Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Make it so... what?

We’ve become big fans of the new (or at least new in this neck of the woods) Ricky Gervais TV series “Extras”, and last night’s episode had a great anti-geek moment in it. Check out this clip where Gervais’ character, Andy Millman, a movie extra who’s always hitting up the stars for a little help in getting his big break, asks Patrick Stewart for assistance and the former Trek captain realizes his geek cred isn’t quite as significant as he’d thought. Aside from enjoying the pleasure the stars take in playing charicatures of themselves, the show’s storylines focusing on Andy and his friends are wickedly funny, frequently cruel, but often sensitive and surprisingly real too. Not a part of the SF roster, but definitely a show worth watching.

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