Clear space on the DVR, coming in May 2014 good content returns to the SyFy channel! Admittedly I wasn’t a Wesley Crusher fanboy back in the Next Generation days, nor was I a hater, but in the last few years Wil Wheaton has absolutely won my
heart world life. He has given great advice to “the next generation” of geeks (see what I did there), defended Felicia Day from mysogyny at the hands of Destructoid, and now he’s returning to TV for something more than an occasional recurring role (as himself) on The Big Bang Theory. The most important part of this return to me, is that he’s bringing honest to goodness geek culture back to the SyFy channel. I for one will be watching and probably enjoying every minute of it.
Here’s a quick excerpt for the linked article above, that describes how he sees the show:
The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen. It’s sort of like Talk Soup for geeks, with a heavy focus on those hilariously bad paranormal reality shows (in fact, that’s where the whole thing started a year ago, but as we worked on the show more and more, we discovered that there were lots of scripted paranormal shows that provided a ton of comedic material. When we expanded to cover the scripted shows, we discovered that nobody was doing a show like this that was just focused on the genre shows that nerds like us love, and we decided that we’d make that show because of reasons.)