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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Here’s what else is going on in nerd news around the Web:

LOST fans, take note: LOST co-creators Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof will sit in for a live Q&A session just days before the series finale on Thursday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Moderated by New York Times entertainment editor Lorne Manly, the session will be broadcast live into just over 450 select theaters across the nation. This will lead up to the 150-minute finale set to air Sunday, May 23. It’s going to be epic.

[via EW.com]

Hilarious: Watch this vlogger hand it to the guys who handle computer failures.

[via The Daily What]

How to really save your favorite show: Sound advice from Syfy exec Craig Engler on what to do to save your favorite show from extinction. This is for you LOTS fans who keep tweeting us.

So the biggest way you can have a real, meaningful impact – the way that will work every time if you can pull it off — is to find a way to get NEW viewers to try the show. And a LOT of new viewers. If a show isn’t successful with 900,000 viewers, it’s not going to start working with 950,000 viewers. It’s going to take a few hundred thousand new viewers to make an impact.

The last piece of advice I can give you is, don’t wait till you hear a show is obviously in trouble, or about to be canceled, to start trying to help it. “Save our show” campaigns rarely work in reality, so ideally you don’t want to let it get to that point. You want to get in early with “pre-save” campaigns, because once a show is perceived as needing to be saved, viewers become a lot more reluctant to tune in. The best “save the show” campaign I’ve seen is the one you don’t have to use.

Oh, and hey Craig, while we’ve got your attention: What’s with the WRESTING SHOW?

[via Boing Boing]

Dear Kiwis, Kindly explain yourselves: Man claims he was bitten by a “vampires” in New Zealand. So what do the vamps have to say for themselves?

“Yeah, I bit a guy … he hit on my missus. My girlfriend and my mate were biting him. I was angry with him, so I used it as an excuse.”

Or my personal favorite:

“Do I look like a vampire? I’m out during the day time. I may look like a punk but I’m not a punk. I’m just different.”

Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn guns commentary on superhero costumes is actually pretty interesting.
[via NPR]
These have got to be the coolest group of Girl Scouts around: The guys over at Nerd Merit Badges, created a special troop crest for Troop 202 in California by request. Because bad ass girl scouts love yellow skulls.
[via Boing Boing]
New Futurama image: Coming back from cancellation, this is the first look at Futurama we’ve gotten in six years. The new season will debut on Comedy Central on June 24th.
[via Collider]
SALE!: For a “limited amount of time” iTunes is offering these Marvel animated series at a discounted price (get them at iTunes.com/Marvel Comics):
  • SPIDER-WOMAN, AGENT OF S.W.O.R.D.
  • ASTONISHING X-MEN: GIFTED
  • WOLVERINE AND THE X-MEN Volumes 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES The Complete First Season
  • X-MEN: EVOLUTION Seasons 1, 2, 3 and 4

[via Marvel]

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