Beyond Geek Series Previews

Previews

Season 2

Season 2 Episodes

Kinetic Sculpture Racing

Kinetic Sculpture Racing 2

The Force is Strong

Hackathon

A Pirate’s Life for Me

High Flying Smackdown!

Telerobotics

Beam Me Up

 
Coming up on Season 2 of Beyond Geek…
 
“Yeah!”
 
Fire in the hole! [gunshot sound] Woo!
 
This is our reality.
 
This is awesome!
 
It’s an exact replica of the bridge.
 
Action.
 
I’m a weekend warrior.Once a month, people come over here and shoot.
 
What do you think draws people to make Star Trek fan films?
 
This. [laughs]
 
What is a Hackathon?
 
In my opinion, a hackathon is basically where everybody can get together to just throw all the experience they have, gain as much as experience coding as they want, and try to create something with as little sleep and as much caffeine as you can put into a human body. [laughing]
 
We wanted to make the physical world just as interactive to everyone as the virtual world is right now, and in order to do that, I wanted to use robotics.
 
[Robot voice] Telepresence refers to a set of technologies which allow a person to feel as if they were present via telerobotics at a place other than their true location.
 
And so, Henry has left his body. His mind is just flying. It’s to the point now that I don’t really think of him being paralyzed.
 
I feel like this is gonna hurt me more than it’s gonna hurt you. [laughing]
 
What’s the biggest difference between this level of wrestling and then what we see on the big networks like WWE?
 
The money, really. What they do is fundamentally the same as what we do.
 
Yeah!
 
You want gender equality? Welcome to wrestling.
 
Crowd cheering: “Bookworm!”
 
You’re gonna see mayhem, and chaos, and crazy things like that, but what you’re also gonna see is people coming together to overcome obstacles and challenges.
 
You can expect to see a lot of crazy art doing things that art shouldn’t do.
 
I do several kinds of reenacting. All of them are fun, but pirate reenacting is the most fun of all.
 
Huzzah!!!
 
Why do you think people are drawn to the lightsaber?
 
On the playground, my friend and I we’d pick up sticks, and whack the bejezzus out of each other, you know, and pretending we’re Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
 
One. And two.
 
Are you guys working out with lightsabers?
 
This is our way of deceiving nerds and geeks like us into working out.
 
[laughing] Nice.
 
They were kind of messing around with a toy lightsaber,
and they said, Man, it would be really cool if you know there was lightsaber fighting the sport. They started talking, and one thing led to another, and then suddenly, you know, here we are.
 
It’s the nerdiest sport that will probably exist in my lifetime, and that’s why everyone should do it.

Season 1

Season 1 Episodes

Junk Car Racing

Battle Games

8-Bit of Fun

Floating to Space

WW2 Re-enactors

Real Superheroes

 

Weapons up! Lay on!

There’s a fascinating world you didn’t know existed.

Xtreme Justice!!!

Full of people who take geek to a whole new level.

We want to take balloons and airships and float

all the way up into space.

Balloons?

Balloons.

This is a traditional instrument format where you play the notes.

The human does all the work, not the computer.

It’s like a Commodore is our guitar.

I’m not the average Joe. My belief system is probably not like everybody else’s.

Hey, break it up!

Join our hosts as they journey into their world to find out what it takes to do what they do.

Do I get to look as cool as you?

Uh, maybe not as cool.

This just got very real.

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A Star Trek Enterprise themed junk car

Junk Car Racing

Nate Lake joins the ultimate endurance race with 500-dollar cars – the 24 Hours of LeMons. It’s a race where anyone can be a racecar driver. All you need is guts, a 500-dollar car, and the right attitude.

Sage Michael readies himself for battle

Battle Games

Sage Michael finds himself in a sport where the Medieval era meets Middle Earth. Armed with foam-padded weapons, battle gamers go all out in full-contact combat that would make Tolkien proud.

8 Bit Weapon performs with Dan

8-Bit of Fun

Dan Reynoso discovers a world where the 80’s are alive and well with people who continue to embrace the simplicity of 8-bit.

Animated image of V-style ship docking with space station

Floating to Space

Nate Lake reaches for the final frontier with JP Aerospace, a group who has spent the past 30 years trying to find a new way into space.

Dan dressed in a WWII uniform ready to fire his rife

WW2 Re-enactors

History comes alive as Dan Reynoso gets a glimpse of what it was like to serve in World War II through re-enacting.

Superheroes without powers patrol the streets

Real Superheroes

Sage Michael finds out what it’s like to be a superhero in the real world.

Kinetic Sculpture Racing

Dan Reynoso finds himself boldly going where no art has gone before, racing against all odds in a human-powered art race—the Kinetic Grand Championship.

Hackathon

Nate Lake enters the world of hackathons, racing against the clock in a competition to take an idea from concept to reality in less than two days.

Telerobotics

Dan Reynoso enters the world of telerobotics where some have found fun ways to use it, and for others it’s life changing.

Beam Me Up

Brittni Barger journeys into the final frontier with some passionate fans that don’t just want to watch Star Trek, they want to create it as well.