As part of our continued mission to bring an appropriate (?) amount of joy into the loins – I mean hearts – of our fellow female readers, we present a very special edition of A Little Somethin’ for the Ladies. This time, we are focusing on our own kind – the geeks. There are few things as joyful as believing that the people who are participants in the geeky things we love are actually fans of those things as well. It makes us feel like we know them – like we are just one set of unlikely circumstances away from an encounter with them that will lead to Rom-Com type eternal bliss. No matter the amount of accuracy in the emotion, we feel on some level like our shared geekery puts us within plausible range of their league. That’s hot.
Also, it just makes us feel good.
So, here are some fellas nominated by our readers and ourselves as swoon-worthy nerds, bless ‘em.
For fun, I’ve ranked them arbitrarily based on my current mood.
#5. Wil Wheaton – There is no denying this guy is a true geek’s-geek. Not only did he star as one of the most loved/hated characters on Star Trek:TNG, but he has gone on to embrace nerd culture rather than try to distance himself from it. He blogs about books, science, computers and beer making. He has a reoccurring role as Evil Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory. He tweets funny stories about his wife, with whom he is clearly terribly in love. Perhaps most of all, I can tell you from personal experience that while I have never met him, I have watched him interact with his fans at DragonCon and he is just truly, thoroughly decent. I have to admit, he isn’t my first choice for “hot,” but he received a lot of votes from our readers – many of whom I’m guessing chose the most sensible kid in Stand By Me to crush on for the last 25-years.
#4 Neil Gaiman – Author of The Sandman comics, American Gods, Coraline, and countless short stories, essays, blogs and funny tweets, Neil Gaiman has been one of us for a very long time. In fact, he’s likely the only one on the list we can say for certain was a nerd even before Bex and I. In fact, he’s the only one on the list we can say for sure is a major cause of our shared geekdom. He’s just plain smart. Smart, smart, smart - creative, brilliant, funny, and smart. Plus, he looks like a rock star in that leather jacket. He has unconventional good looks and I like that – I’ve always thought a young Neil Gaiman should have been played by a young Jeff Goldblum. Now and always, Neil Gaiman makes both Bex and I swoon.
3. Sam Huntington and Sam Witwer - It was at DragonCon 2011 that I discovered just how adorkable these two Being Human stars are. Both are good looking, Huntington in the goofy, doe-eyed, but still undeniably handsome (and surprisingly well-built) way that makes the geek-girls swoon, Witwer in a much more mainstream, chiseled jaw-line way. Looks alone wouldn’t be enough to earn a slot on this list, however. Keep in mind, these two “kids” are up against some pretty heavy hitters. So how did this happen? Well, Huntington is a no-brainer – he stars in Fan Boys, a new cult classic for 20-something nerds, and he has the eyes of an angel. Witwer earned his slot at the Being Human panel when he mentioned that he called his agent after watching the mini-series that preceded Battlestar Galactica‘s first season and begged him to find a way to get him on the show. It’s hard to get geekier than BSG, folks. Clearly, this guy is one of us. Also, wicked hot.
2. Nathan Fillion – Yes, it’s true, Mr. Fillion already made the Whedonverse Edition of A Little Somethin’ for the Ladies, but that was for being hot, charming and both hilarious and dark as Captain Malcolm Reynolds. This inclusion is for the gag reel on the Slither DVD, the interview in which he said that when Joss Whedon called him about Dr. Horrible, he picked up the phone and immediately said, “Whatever it is, the answer is ‘yes,’” and that one episode of Castle where he dressed up as Mal for Halloween. Oh, and for being wicked hot.
1. Chris Harwick – Damn straight, Chris Hardwick. Host of Web Soup, The Nerdist Podcast and The Talking Dead, Hardwick is making a career out of doing what all of us desperately love – talking about all the geeky stuff we like. You just can’t fake the kind of enthusiasm he constantly conveys for his job, the people he interviews, and the subjects he covers. Plus, he’s funny. Funny is sexy. Also, he’s handsome. Handsome is sexy too. If you want to read more about why I put him at number one, you can read all about the Nerdist Live Podcast I attended a few months ago here. It should explain everything. Also, there’s this picture of him looking…well, you know.
That concludes our ‘One of Us’ edition of ALSFTL. Don’t worry, guys – we are currently accepting nominations for women to include on the Little Somethin’ for the Fellas equivalent list. Let us know which nerdy-women you want to see included in comments, or on our Facebook page.
Stuff we geek out about…
- A Little Something for the Fellas (2)
- A Little Something for the Ladies (9)
- Avengers Boot Camp (9)
- Before the Movie – Trailers (13)
- Editorials and Reviews (136)
- Interviews (19)
- Miscellaneous Geekery (48)
- Nostalgia (17)
- Sandman Re-Read (11)
- Three Favorite Things (4)
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- Syfy’s Defiance- Hope They Didn’t Blow the Budget on a Song
- Cover Reveal for the New Liz Long Novel Witch Hearts
- From Gen-X, To Chris Hardwick With Love