Last week I worked the pilot shoot for The Skeptologists. Â Â They needed a make-up aritst, and this geek fangirl needed Nerdvana.Â We both won.
I’ll leave it to theÂ The Skeptologists (Yau-Man Chan, Mark Edward, Steve Novella, Phil Plait, Kirsten Sanford & Michael Shermer;Â plus host Brian Dunning)Â to talk about the content.Â Â I’m just posting to say two things:
1) This is a show we need.Â IfÂ you’re here, you’reÂ just the sort of gal (orÂ guy) who should support it.Â Â It’s funny, smart, mainstream, & thoughtful.Â Most of all, it’s time.Â Â There are shows out there with skeptical angles andÂ broad appeal (hello Mythbusters!Â hello Doctor Who!Â hello House, M.D.!)Â and it’s about time skepticism as skepticism had a day in the sun too.Â
2) These folks are just as dedicated and smart as they seem.Â What was a delight to behold was that they were so much more too:Â Dr. Novella is muchÂ funnier than he edits himself to sound on The Skeptics Guide; Kiki Sanford is even more animated andÂ sassy than she sounds on This Week in Science, Yau-Man Chan is positively the lovelist skeptical Survivor on Earth, and Mark Edward is less spooky in the daylight than in his normal candlelit settings.
Oh, also, it was just asÂ sweet as you might think to run my fingers through Michael Shermer’s hair, or sunblock the perfect paleness that is Phil Plait.Â Â ProbablyÂ sweeter. Â Just sayin’.