This is really saying something, but I think this iteration of The Weekly Geek has the highest nerd factor yet. That’s because this week we’re looking at a brand new web series that combines two of the nerdiest things in human culture: improv comedy and space travel. Yes, really.
ISS, a 10 space/comedy/improv series by Monochrom has just debuted, with its first episode, “V-Day,” now available for your viewing pleasure. It really is sort of like The Office in space – only the whole shebang is entirely unscripted, and performed as improv.
Here’s the official description, from the ISS site:
They also have a pretty fantastic tagline:
Go ahead and give it a shot. It’s nerd humor through and through, and utterly hilarious if you can get into the right mindset. As with all improv, it’s funnier (and more fun) if you can appreciate clever lines and bizarre situations as much as purely funny jokes and set-ups.
If that doesn’t convince you, check out the cast list, which reads like a bizarre sci-fi/improv laundry list. (I, for one, have become very curious about Lovepuke.)
If this is all a bit too weird for you, don’t fret – I have nerdy news that’s far more mainstream. The prequel to Pixar’s creative, adorkable Monsters Inc. has officially been announced! Monsters University will focus on how Mike and Sulley met and became monster-buddies.
From awesome new blog The Mary Sue:
Since Monsters Inc. was one of my favorite movies of the previous decade; I think it’s safe to say I’ll be in line for that one on opening night.