How to tell you’re a nerd: Method 149 (or “Sliders” was doing it all wrong… )
When you watched the former FOX/Scifi Channel (before the SYFY renaming) showSliders, starring Jerry O’Connell, for the first time in years, you kept criticizing the show aloud. However, these weren’t criticisms of the show’s production. Instead, you criticized the lack of scientific record keeping that took place as the small group of people randomly traveled to parallel universes.
Even though the “timing device” that opened portals for them was set on random, you couldn’t believe that the two group members who were quantum physicists never bothered to keep a notebook with any unique identifying numbers, etc., that the timer generated on each trip to another Earth, in order to attempt some kind of cataloging system that labeled the various universes for further study or just later reference. Also, the characters would often spend time trying to find out the specific history of the universe they were visiting, but you never noticed them retaining any of the notes or documentation they found. Its not like they couldn’t carry the information in a backpack.
Who wouldn’t want a Jimi Hendrix album recorded live in the 1990s, for example?
Posted on April 30, 2012, in Comedy, Mind Drippings, Nerd Odyssey, Nerds, Television and tagged alternate universe, comedy, funny, How to tell you're a nerd, jerry o'connell, mind drippings, nerd odyssey, nerds, parallel universes, science, science fiction, Sliders, television. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.