Grant me a geek

By Phil Plait | July 15, 2010 12:00 pm

The wonderfulicious Brea Grant is this week’s Geek a Week.

Brea’s an actress who played Daphne, "The Speedster" on "Heroes", and I was tickled a while back to find out she reads my blog. I had a lot of fun hanging out with her at Comic Con last year (and hope to see her again while I’m there in a couple of weeks), and even did a short interview with her when I was there.

Brea is smart, funny, generous with her time, and a complete and total comic book geek. When Len Peralta, who does the Geek a Week podcast and art, interviewed me for the series, he asked if I knew anyone else I would recommend. That was an easy one! I’m glad it worked out.. and she wasn’t the only person I suggested. Stay tuned.

Len’s got quite a few more very cool folks on his list, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what he does with them. The trading cards are killer funny and it’s always nice to hear what’s going on inside other people’s nerdy heads.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Cool stuff, Geekery, TV/Movies

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  1. Speed Reading ¬ę Speed Force | July 17, 2010
  1. How fortuitous. I was just thinking that I need another podcast to keep me occupied during the commute, and here you come out with this post. Thanks!

  2. Chris

    Still upset they killed her off on Heroes.

  3. Pi-needles

    I’m somewhat skeptical about her using that stake – it looks a bit blunt! ūüėČ

    Looks good otherwise though. :-)

  4. Jess Tauber

    Here’s a geeky factoid (dunno if anyone ever noticed this before me, would be interested in refs if so):

    (120xPhi)/sqrt(120xPi)= 10.0000766…

    I don’t know of any other simple equation involving e, pi, phi, etc. that give a nice, nearly integer result like this. 120 is the limit of the atomic numbers of the periodic table in my model and those of many others. Buckminster Fuller holds 120 to be very special geometrically for a variety of applications. Dunno where this ends.

    Geekily yours,

  5. @#2: I’m still upset at the writers of heroes in general, to be honest. What a bunch of hacks. So much potential squandered.

  6. Travis D

    It’s so nice to find out that Brea is smart and curious as well as smoking hot!


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