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SDCC, wOOtstock and 'Sharknado 2' on 'The Wil Wheaton Project'

Season 1 | Episode 10 | “Wil Master: Axis of Wheaton” | Aired July 29, 2014

Hey nerds! We’re back for another week of the Wil Wheaton Project recap, and I’m starting this one with rampant jealousy because…

See why I tell you to try and go to a taping? How cool is that!

OK, OK, I’ll settle down. Let’s get this party started.

From the opening tease, you already know this is exactly what Wil promised last week (THE WIL WHEATON COMIC-CON SPECTACULAR): He starts with a video of himself at wOOtstock and then pans out to the crowd of fans gathered for the show.

Apparently, this show is alllll about the The Wil Wheaton Comic-Con Spectacular and Wil Wheaton’s Comic-Con Spectacular hangover. (Owwwww.) I feel ya, Wil. I’m gonna need a few days to recover from my SDCC shenanigans as well.

Fun fact: SDCC sold out in 72 minutes.

San Diego went all out to welcome fans. Restaurants got taken over by popular TV shows and movies. Parks got turned into huge geek playgrounds. Wil even got his own party house.

We just got three awesome video clips that I can’t show you, so 1) Make sure you watch the episode when you can and 2) I’m gonna try and explain, so bear with me.

  • The Star Wars Rebels trailer. Somehow we went from Star Wars to young hero Ezra singing “A Whole New World” to Martian Mickey. (Wil says this is TOTALLY LEGIT.)
  • Footage leaked of Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman that looks suspiciously like Batman and Supes fighting in a WWE cage match.
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity was out with a parkour course (which, incidentally, American Ninja Warrior finalist Kacy Catanzaro ran), but Wil didn’t have a chance to do that. Instead, he played SDCC Frogger.

Here’s how that went.

frogger wil

When we return, it’s time to talk about the movie posters revealed at Comic-Con.

Wil’s take on the new Wonder Woman? “Remember Xena? So does Zack Snyder!”

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has so many character posters, you’d think they ran out of characters. Not so, Wil says. Even the casting director got a poster, and Wil can’t wait to play with his action figure. Wait, what?

There’s an awesome video about wOOtstock and all of the guests that attended. I’m making a promise to myself that I’m going next year because it looks like a total blast. If they post the video, I’ll make sure I add it in. SO FUN!

Wil also did some epic nerd-moment interviews with some of the performers, and says he’ll be sharing more in weeks to come. wOOt!

Oh gosh, I forgot to tell you, check out Wil’s tie!

shark tie

The movie The Boxtrolls was out at SDCC with the Boxtrolls Experience, which included a food truck that served bugs.

It’s Sharknado 2 time, and we got a look at the Syfy party at SDCC, which was Sharknado 2–riffic. Oh, and how cool, a montage of all the people who are talking Sharknado 2. Wow, a lot of people really are.

OMG! Ian Ziering stopped by. What a shock and how cool.

And somehow, this happened.

I’m also pretty sure there’s going to be another epic live tweet for Sharknado 2 tomorrow night. Are you live-tweeting?

One last note: It’s Wil’s birthday today, and he posted his wish.

I second that wish. Happy birthday, sir.

The Wil Wheaton Project airs Tuesdays at 10/9C on Syfy.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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