So, that was my first TV appearance. I’m told I did good. You can verify such sentiments by watching the embedded clips.
It was a good experience; Mikey wasn’t really willing to come out with a fully formed view on 9/11 or the London Bombings, which made debate about the matter slightly difficult. The bit where he calls himself a skeptic just like Vicki was funny; I was watching her as he said this and Vicki’s face tried to show about fifteen different responses in the space of one second; if ‘Media 7’ was directed by David Cronenberg someone’s head would have exploded1.
I thoroughly enjoyed my fifteen minutes of fame and, I think it goes without saying, would happily do it again. Last night’s show was motivated (I suspect really only minorly in part) by 2009 being the centennial year of the first recorded use of the term ‘Conspiracy Theory.’ I suggested to the production team that we should do another show for the bicenntenial; Mark has suggested I can be played by Robin Williams, whilst JosÃ© thinks we’ll all be heads in jars.
Pop culture; you’ve got to love it.
Also, someone found my blog with the search term “kumara heyerdahl skeptic.” That’s pretty neat.
- And Russell would be played by Patrick MacGoohan.↩