Geek bandwagon getting crowded

Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite, left, Robert Carradine in "Revenge of the Nerds," center,...

Jon Heder as Napoleon Dynamite, left, Robert Carradine in "Revenge of the Nerds," center, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse as McLovin in "Superbad."

Steve Tilley, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:38 AM ET

The single most popular show on television right now is peppered with references to Star Wars, superheroes, dinosaurs, video games, The Lord of the Rings, sci-fi, sci-fact, awkward sex and many more of my favourite things.

From a Spock-like logical perspective, I should love The Big Bang Theory. Instead, it arouses my inner Gorn-battling Capt. Kirk. Every time I watch it, I want to construct a crude shotgun out charcoal, sulfur and diamonds, and blast my TV into pieces.

In 2013, the appreciation of all things geek looks set to soar to new heights. On top of some notable milestones being marked this year - Superman's 75th birthday, for instance, and the 50th anniversary of the X-Men and Doctor Who - there are more big-budget sci-fi, fantasy and superhero movies in production than possibly any other period in cinematic history. It's good time to be a nerd.


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