Listen up, GEEKS! Have you ever wanted to be as famous, appreciated, and admired as the cast of the Jersey Shore? And have you ever wanted to go on a reality show specifically looking for geeks under the guise that it will be a welcome place for people who like sci-fi and comic books to just be who they are when, most likely, it will end up little more than a blooper role of nerdy kids embarrassing themselves? In a way that both capitalizes on the popularity of nerd culture and the always-popular feeling derived from laughing at nerdy old nerds? Because it’s TV? And that’s what TV DOES?! Well great, here’s the casting call, via Slashfilm:

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.

“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!

Oh I just can’t wait. “Big Bang Theory meets the Real World.” I bet that was the pitch. “SAY NO MORE!” That’s probably what the person being pitched to said. And then the meeting was over. And everyone went to sleep right in the meeting room, right where they were standing or sitting. They all just collapsed. (Head here to apply!)

Comments (22)
  1. Even though the show hasn’t even been cast, much less filmed and aired, I feel like with the history of nerd portrayal on television, it’s safe for me to go ahead and say this: THAT IS NOT WHAT REAL NERDS ARE REALLY LIKE!


  3. Do you think that having worn a handmade Link costume for Halloween in the past qualifies me for this show? Because it’s my dream to be the cross-dressing Snookie of nerds.

  4. I was thinking of applying, then I remembered that I don’t love science.

  5. Oh crap, I’ve been officially summoned. Well time to head on out then. I can’t turn down an official summons. Looks like I have to put on my gear and make a quest to the auditions.

    By the way, can anyone think of any other casting call, non-nerd related, that is an official summons?

    PS – Sorry I’ve been gone from the comments for like 8 months. I’ve missed it.

  6. The arguments will be five times longer than on Jersey Shore, and five times less likely to end in violence.

  7. I look forward to Lens Crafters offering the most annoying nerd money to stop wearing their glasses

  8. “A long time ago in a galaxy far far away….. LOLOLOL GET IT? LIKE IN THAT ONE MOVIE YOU LIKE? HAHAHA! YOU’RE SUCH A NER”(gunshot).

  9. I know a lot of nerds, and I’m sure if you take 7 or 8 of them and stick them in the house, it will be the most boring show in the world. Two of them will be working on their thesis manuscripts, two will be playing Skyrim all day and possibly night, two will re-re-re-re-re-watch Firefly and Star Trek: TNG while debating the Battlestar series finale, one will actually leave the house after the first day to intern at Lucasfilm, and one of them will be gay but so slovenly that they might as well be straight.

    • Secondly, don’t the producers know that most fandoms have really complicated copyrights? Will the stars even be able to utter the names of their favorite properties?

      “I can’t wait for [UNNAMED SCIENCE FICTION PREQUEL INSTALLMENT] to be re-released on 3D!”
      “I just love Robert Pattinson in [UNNAMED TWEEN VAMPIRE SERIES]”
      “Last Halloween I dressed up as [CATNIP EVERGREEN] from [THE HUNGARY TOURNAMENTS]!”
      “I’ve been playing [THE OLDAR SKRILLEXS: SKORRAM] on my modded [MORKBOOKE PROU] for [TWO WEAKS] straight!”

  10. Let’s all give it up for the Sith-tuation!

    Anyone? Hello?

  11. Is there really such as thing as “Geek Culture” anymore? Like, some of the highest grossing films are about Superheroes and Wizards and Vampires and Wars in the Stars.

    Can’t we just call it “culture” now?

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