Milo Ventimiglia (the 30-year-old guy from “Heroes” who dated teenage Hayden Panettiere) will produce and star in a new Web series called “Ultradome” that may be the geekiest geek to ever geek. The show will take two beloved characters from fanboy lore and then use special effects to determine, for example, if Gandalf could really take on a Sith lord. GLAYVIN!
“My whole life has been spent engaged with friends in intellectual debate … like whether Captain Kirk is tougher than Spock or if Middle Earth is a more difficult place to live than Tatooine,” Ventimiglia said. “With ‘Ultradome,’ we can bring these debates to the public and settle them in the most logical way possible: through armed combat.”
[…] In each three- to five-minute episode, two characters engage in a heated geek-culture debate — “Who’s tougher, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, or Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones?” — then are transported to a stadium where the duo engage in single combat using all the weaponry, skills and pop culture touchstones from their respective hero’s creative arsenal. [The Live Feed]
Ah hell. I can’t keep saying bad things about nerds; they invented the Internet, after all. And this sounds like it could be kind of entertaining. Besides, it’s got Milo Ventimiglia. You can’t go wrong with a guy whose last name is a Starbucks drink.