Monday, November 9, 2009

You know how I know you're a nerd?



The other day, I watched the original V miniseries on the SciFi channel (Motto: Our name used to make a lot of sense.) That's not the nerdy part.

The dashing hero was Mike Donovan, played by a tall, gruff-voiced 80's action hero. He threw giant haymakers, shot pistols by laying them across his left forearm and point shooting, and shot rifles without using the sights . . . and his acting style was a cross between Captain Kirk and MacGuyver. But that's not the nerdiest part.

I thought to myself, "Hey . . . he looks a lot like the captain in the brown leather coat from Out of Gas . . . I always wondered if I'd seen that guy somewhere before . . . . but no, they're about the same age. No way that guy stayed that young that long. So I went through the credits and found that the actor's name was Marc Singer. And even that is not the nerdiest part.

The nerdiest part was when I thought about it for a couple of minutes and then it hit me--Oh yeah! Marc Singer! He played the immortal who went crazy out in the mountains and kidnapped Tessa in that Highlander episode! Remember that guy? The one with the crazy raspy voice and the battle-ax?

If you said yes, you're a huge nerd, too. If you had to Google at any step, there's hope for you. Walk away now. It's too late for the rest of us.

UPDATE: Maybe there's hope for me yet . . . I had no idea Marc Singer was The Beastmaster until I Googled for images (by the way, I don't steal images--all the photos that come from the web are links back to the pages from which they came.)

12 comments:

JohnMXL said...
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farmist said...

I guess I'm a goner - Beastmaster is what I remember him from.

misbeHaven said...

Hubby said to me the other day, "Did you know that V is a remake? The SciFi channel is running a marathon of the old one."
I said, "Yeah, I know. It ran in the early 80s. Starred Marc Singer... you know, he played the Beastmaster, and then his career went downhill from there."

Ambulance Driver said...

I'm hopeless. Not only did I know him from Beastmaster and Highlander the series, but I also knew that he played the role of Tom Sullivan in the TV special If You Could See What I Hear.

Don't play Trivial Pursuit with ME, boy!

BobG said...

I remember him from all of those; I must really be lost...

Don said...

Thanks, guys, I feel much better about myself now.

Not any of you, mind, but I'm definitely not so bad.

Keith said...

I was with you at Out of Gas, lost you at Highlander, but beat you to Beastmaster.

To confuse the issue even more, tonight I watched Castle and thought to myself, "Hey, that's the sheriff from The Train Job, but now Mal is the one questioning him."

Don said...

Hah . . . I showed that to my wife, and then we watched the new "V" for the first time and saw that Wash and Inara are both aliens now . . . .

Tam said...

Dude, that's pretty nerdy.

Anonymous said...

All I remember of Beastmaster is Tanya Roberts. Rowwr!

Anonymous said...

by the way, I don't steal images--all the photos that come from the web are links back to the pages from which they came

Some might say that this is stealing bandwidth from the original site. People have been known to replace the original image with something highly offensive to discourage this behavior.



Regards,
Greg

Don said...

Some might say . . . but unless you hotlink, none of their bandwidth gets used by the people viewing the picture on this site. Now, if you click on the photo and go to the original site, then their bandwidth gets used, but there's no way around that. They have to use bandwidth for their own readers.