There has never been a better time for campy shows starring unencumbered male bravado than the 80s. Shifting easily between light-heartedness and ultimate danger, a perfect balance of sweat and body hair was achieved in shows like MacGyver, Miami Vice, Hawaii Five-O, The A-Team, and Knight Rider. But there was one show that excelled at the genre, one show that made mustachioed car jumps over the other ones; that show was Magnum, P.I., starring Tom Selleck. It’s no wonder then that FX‘s Archer, a show satirically steeped in that same overwhelming male bravado, would choose Magnum, P.I. as the template for a promo spot. FX has released a new teaser for Archer‘s upcoming seventh season. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of Magnum, P.I. and it is glorious. Check it out below!
I could be unbelievably corny and opine that we’ve “Come A Long Way, Baby…” And regardless of how hackneyed a comment that would be, it’s the simple truth: Nerds and Geeks (use whatever term you like–the differences between them are a subject for another article) are at the vanguard of modern pop culture and entertainment: Scientists are celebrities, comic book heroes are movie stars, supermodels talk of their love for video games….This is the world Nerds built….
And this list celebrates some of it’s greatest architects.
Honored here are actors, comedians, filmmakers, physicists, TV personalities, and writers. All are card-carrying geeks, and all have contributed something unique to this wonderful Nerdiverse of ours. In the interest of communicating exactly what makes each of these personalities worthy of inclusion here, I have included a quotation from each of them (and links to their respective Facebook Pages in their names).
Anyhoo, let’s proceed with the list proper–starting at number ten with: