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May Birthday Giveaway: World of Geekcraft

World of Geekcraft book cover

Today is a bit of synchronicity, my month of giveaways coincided with the blog book tour for World of Geekcraft, Step-by-Step Instructions for 25 Super-Cool Craft Projects. The author is Susan Beal, a super cool lady who writes for Craft, Stitch, ReadyMade, CraftStylish, Geekcrafts.com, has her own site at West Coast Crafty and whose many books have appeared on my site before (most recently see Modern Log Cabin Quilting). But more importantly she is one of those people whom I’ve known online (and in person) forever, very close to a decade. To learn more about the World of Geekcraft book check out the blog and you can find PDF instructions and templates for the Pow! Zap! Magnets right here. The book tour is headed over to House on Hill Road and Public School tomorrow, go and visit.

If you’d like to win a copy of World of Geekcraft please leave a comment with this post. You’ve got until Friday, May 13th at 10 a.m. PST to enter, the fine print applies. If you’d like something to mention answer this question: What was your favorite geeky tv show or movie when you were a kid? Me? I’m gonna have to go with Buck Rogers. Alright, good luck! Closed! Thanks for entering!

· comments [300] · 05-12-2011 · categories:books · craft ·

300 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Little Miss S. // May 12, 2011 at 3:04 am

    Yay, I am a real geek. Great book!

  • 2 Alison // May 12, 2011 at 3:05 am

    For some reason, I loved the Flash Gordon movie.

  • 3 Nina // May 12, 2011 at 3:07 am

    What could be geekier that Beakman’s World? Memories~

  • 4 Sarah // May 12, 2011 at 3:15 am

    What a neat book!

  • 5 Abigail // May 12, 2011 at 3:23 am

    “What was your favorite geeky tv show or movie when you were a kid? ”

    Star Wars, still is!
    :D

  • 6 Serena // May 12, 2011 at 3:29 am

    I <3 Futurama!

  • 7 Katrin // May 12, 2011 at 3:35 am

    I have this book on my amazon wishlist!

  • 8 Annina // May 12, 2011 at 3:46 am

    oh man, geek == me! When I was a kid I would beg to stay up late to watch star trek:TNG with my dad, and sometimes nova and nature :) this book looks awesome!

  • 9 Erica // May 12, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Mr. Wizard was the best!

  • 10 roya // May 12, 2011 at 4:07 am

    this is the one I wish I could get. I’m a real geek but since I haven’t lived in the US when I was a kid can’t name a geeky show.

  • 11 Katie // May 12, 2011 at 4:10 am

    Star Wars was my fave! :)

  • 12 Lacey // May 12, 2011 at 4:10 am

    I used to wake up super early (5:30 am I think) just to watch Mr Wizard! What a great show!

  • 13 Leah F // May 12, 2011 at 4:12 am

    I loved Star Trek – my brother and I made my dad let us stay up past our bedtime to watch it.

  • 14 Lisa // May 12, 2011 at 4:26 am

    What a great book! Off to make the Pow! Zap! magnets right now.

  • 15 Lou // May 12, 2011 at 4:29 am

    The secret world of Alex Mack. :)

  • 16 Sarah // May 12, 2011 at 4:43 am

    TNG for me!

  • 17 Amy // May 12, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Land of the Lost. Loved it.

  • 18 Melissa // May 12, 2011 at 4:48 am

    My favorite geeky show as a kid was “Quantum Leap” to this day I still have a crush on Scott Bakula. The fact that he was a Capt in a Star Trek series just intensified it! lol.

  • 19 Rebecca // May 12, 2011 at 4:50 am

    Earth 2 (high school counts right?), though upon rewatching it totally didn’t live up to my fond memories.

  • 20 Jackie // May 12, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Total geek tv show when I was a kid was Bill Nye the Science Guy.

  • 21 Jules // May 12, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Star Wars all the way. Loved it then, love it now, and can’t wait until my 2 year old is old enough to watch it with us :)

  • 22 Jen D // May 12, 2011 at 5:02 am

    Doctor Who. Not a lot has changed.

  • 23 Jamie // May 12, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Alex Mack. Maybe not quite the geekiest, but it works for me — loved loved LOVED Bill Nye, too.

  • 24 Kate // May 12, 2011 at 5:14 am

    It’s got to be Star Trek TNG!

  • 25 Elizabeth // May 12, 2011 at 5:15 am

    Ohh, so hard to pick just one geeky show. I guess I watched loads of Star Trek: Next Generations as a kid.

  • 26 Regina // May 12, 2011 at 5:17 am

    I was a Mr. Wizard devotee. I even had a Mr. Wizard calculator.

  • 27 Cookie // May 12, 2011 at 5:20 am

    Space Camp. I wanted to be an astronaut in the worst way!

  • 28 stephanie // May 12, 2011 at 5:23 am

    Doctor Who.

  • 29 Anna // May 12, 2011 at 5:23 am

    I love quirky handmade projects and could really use this book

  • 30 Lewy // May 12, 2011 at 5:30 am

    “do i sound like a musical robot” from Spellbound. Breath-geek-taking!

  • 31 Lise // May 12, 2011 at 5:32 am

    I LOVED this show about math called Square One. In fact I would still watch it if I could!

  • 32 Kerry // May 12, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Too many geeky shows to choose from…Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye, X Files when I was a little older.

  • 33 Bonney // May 12, 2011 at 5:35 am

    I’m going with Mr. Wizard. I thought those kids were geniuses!!

  • 34 katie // May 12, 2011 at 5:38 am

    ohmygosh, yes. mr. wizard was my hero! i also loved battlestar galactica.

  • 35 Catherine // May 12, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I used to watch Beekman’s World :P When I hit college I discovered the awesomeness that is Firefly/Serenity – that’s pretty geeky!

  • 36 Mk // May 12, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Time Tunnel was my fav. Very kitsch

  • 37 Gigi // May 12, 2011 at 5:46 am

    From the ages of about 5-9 I watched at least one of the Star Wars movies every week. Geek alert!

  • 38 Guadalupe // May 12, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I can’t recall the name but they were shows just like Factory Made and How It’s Made on the Science channel except I watched them on PBS as a child.

  • 39 Heather // May 12, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I come by my geekiness naturally: My first memory is watching Star Trek with my father. I think I may have been about two at the time. By the time I was 10, I could tell you which episode was on before the first line of dialog was spoken in the pre-credits scene.

    So yeah: Star Trek. And ST:TNG. All the way.

  • 40 April G. // May 12, 2011 at 5:51 am

    I was a huge Star Trek TNG fan in middle and high school (glad to see I’m in good company with that!), which is weird because I was otherwise not a nerdy kid at all.

  • 41 Laurel // May 12, 2011 at 5:52 am

    star wars. i was completely in love with han.

  • 42 Lorri // May 12, 2011 at 5:55 am

    This looks like a great book. Although not technically geeky, I’m a lover of oddball crafts. Thanks.

  • 43 Mary Beth // May 12, 2011 at 5:57 am

    My first favorite geeky tv show was Square One. It was short skits all about math. The second half of the show was always a segment called “Mathnet” with two detectives solving crimes with math.

    Later on I discovered Star Trek in all it’s forms, and now I will watch any form of sci-fi I can find.

  • 44 Tina Venus // May 12, 2011 at 5:57 am

    I loved Quantum Leap. It was on syndication during the day and I would watch marathons during the summer.

  • 45 oonaballoona // May 12, 2011 at 5:57 am

    ooh, geek + craft, a match made in heaven!

    favorite geeky show was star trek:the next generation, because i’d watch it with my dad :)

  • 46 just barrie // May 12, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Me me!

  • 47 Lauren // May 12, 2011 at 5:58 am

    star wars, all thanks to my big bro!

  • 48 Kimberli // May 12, 2011 at 6:13 am

    Dr. Who of course! I was so excited when my parents gave me a book of Dr. Who crafts (it’s still in my library.) I knit my own Dr. Who scarf. Yah, I was (am) that girl. Tom Baker was fabulous!

  • 49 Seanna Lea // May 12, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I loved Misfits of Science, though I also watched a lot of old Trek, Red Dwarf and Doctor Who.

  • 50 Laurie // May 12, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Probably Bill Nye the Science Guy, although I watched pretty much every piece of educational programming on PBS, the kids’ shows as well as the Nova and other science documentaries with my dad. I was geekdom personified as a child. Oh who am I kidding, i totally still am :)

  • 51 KJ // May 12, 2011 at 6:29 am

    My favorite geeky show was Star Trek TNG. My first celebrity crush was Wesley Crusher, aka Wil Wheaton, and he’s basically the reason I got a Twitter account as an adult! He still doesn’t follow me :(

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 52 Michelle // May 12, 2011 at 6:30 am

    totally Bill Nye…

  • 53 David // May 12, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Tom Baker’s Dr. Who was my favorite.

  • 54 Jen // May 12, 2011 at 6:32 am

    It’s hard to choose, but I’ve got to go with Quantum Leap!

  • 55 Melissa // May 12, 2011 at 6:36 am

    I was more a nerd — watching Lawrence Welk with my grandma.

  • 56 shannon // May 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

    gah. i just saw this book the other day and wanted to buy it so bad. Quantum Leap!

  • 57 Gweneth // May 12, 2011 at 6:39 am

    I think my fav TV show was Get Smart,but I don’t know if that counts or not.

  • 58 Bridget // May 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I have to admit, Mr. Wizard was pretty cool when I was little. But in grammar school, I think X-Files was on the top of my list.

  • 59 Katharine // May 12, 2011 at 6:40 am

    That book looks awesome. My favorite geeky show when I was a kid was a veery short lived series called ‘misfits of science’. I also loved Quantum Leap.

  • 60 Michelle // May 12, 2011 at 6:41 am

    zoo-ba-lee-zoo

    which sort of creeps me out now.

  • 61 Kate // May 12, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Dr who!!!!

  • 62 sangeetha // May 12, 2011 at 6:52 am

    I liked ET a lot :)

  • 63 Alison // May 12, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Cute book! I was really into Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.

  • 64 Heather Mead Kim // May 12, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Quantum Leap was my fave. This book looks like it could involve some crazy-fun rainy days.

  • 65 Diane // May 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

    My older brother used to make me get up on Saturday mornings to watch a show called Kid Quiz. We would sit in front of the TV and watch the color bars until the show came on. I distinctly remember this because I have never been a morning person and even at 3 years old (ish?) I questioned the sanity of getting up that early to do anything much less wait for TV to come on. I would have gotten up early for Star Wars though!

  • 66 Erin // May 12, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Bill Nye and I had a super crush on him, too.

  • 67 Nikki // May 12, 2011 at 7:06 am

    Star Trek, definitely. And I hear this book has a crochet pattern for Tribbles, so I’m super excited! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 68 Glynis // May 12, 2011 at 7:12 am

    LOVED Buck Rogers, such a crush on him. I’m a total sci-fi geek, soooo my geekometer is usually in the red. If I don’t win this, I’m buying a copy. Thanks!

  • 69 Traci // May 12, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I religiously watched the X-Files. It was past my bedtime, so I recorded it and watched it the second I got home from school the next day.

  • 70 Sarah Rose // May 12, 2011 at 7:17 am

    I’ve always been a sucker for anything set in space. Four trips to SPACECAMP! will do that to a girl.

  • 71 meaghan // May 12, 2011 at 7:20 am

    i didn’t watch much tv. but enjoyed watching old school disney movies on PBS while my mom cooked dinner. i am sure that some of those were geeky, but i was too naive to even know.

  • 72 Pam // May 12, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Has to be Star Trek.

  • 73 abi // May 12, 2011 at 7:22 am

    My favorite geek movie as a kid was Disney’s The Black Hole. “Maximillian, noooo!”

  • 74 Bri // May 12, 2011 at 7:24 am

    I’m a pretty big geek, so there are a ton of great shows that come to mind! Mr Wizard, 321 contact, MacGyver, Star Trek, X-Files… The list could go on for a while.

  • 75 Sandra // May 12, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Square One Television! I loved the Palindrome Song!

  • 76 liz // May 12, 2011 at 7:33 am

    i was fed a steady diet of pbs shows as a kid. but the shows i remember adoring in particular were the science-y ones– mr. wizard and bill nye. and there was one show all about math…

  • 77 kay // May 12, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Flash Gordon was the best. I am a huge Brian Blessed fan because of that movie. Same for Quantum Leap. My brother made me watch Quantum Leap, and I love it. Always wanted to like Scott Bakula in Star Trek, but I just couldn’t.

  • 78 Marty // May 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Oh man, this book looks so,so awesome!

    My favorite Geeky show as a kid was Greatest American Hero!

  • 79 Liz // May 12, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Square One TV! MathNet, baby.

  • 80 Erin V // May 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

    My fav was Mr. Wizard. I would watch it before school. I loved that show.

  • 81 Nicole // May 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I loved- Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego!

  • 82 Melissa // May 12, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Wow! Looks like a very cool book!

  • 83 Randi // May 12, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Mr Wizard!! Whoo!!

  • 84 Dusie // May 12, 2011 at 7:38 am

    My all-time favorite movie when I was a kid is Noel’s Fantastic Trip. I tracked it down and found it on VHS recently, and it is still has trippy as it was then.

    As for TV, I was a die-hard Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan.

  • 85 Caitlin // May 12, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I looooved Nature!

  • 86 Megan // May 12, 2011 at 7:48 am

    I loved Mr Wizard in elementary school, Quantum Leap in my tweens. Thanks for the opportunity to win this unique book!

  • 87 Jenny // May 12, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I rushed home from school every day to watch Bill Nye!

  • 88 mrscharlemagne // May 12, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Square One on PBS – the MathNet part was the best!

  • 89 Shan // May 12, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Star Wars, hands down.

  • 90 Heather // May 12, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Labyrinth for movies. Or Star Trek IV – the one with the whales! I liked that a lot!

  • 91 Kristin H // May 12, 2011 at 7:53 am

    I didn’t have TV when I was a kid, but I was thrilled when they re-released Star Wars. I loved those movies (and still do).

  • 92 Jessica // May 12, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I can’t pick just one, but it’s a tie between Doctor Who and Red Dwarf. Lots of KCTS 9 in my house as a kid.

  • 93 Sarah S. // May 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Star Wars. I was so obsessed with Star Wars.

  • 94 Holly // May 12, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I second the vote for Square One and Math Net – when I tell people about it now, I say it’s like the Xfiles but all math based.

  • 95 ann // May 12, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Huge love for the geek! I loved Star Wars, Dr. Who, Quantum Leap… the list goes on and on.

  • 96 Patsy // May 12, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Mr. Wizard was the coolest!

  • 97 Natalie // May 12, 2011 at 8:08 am

    For the childhood years, I am totally jumping on the Quantum Leap bandwagon. I loved that show. And Ghostwriter on PBS. And Star Trek Next Generation. Actually, I loved most of the shows that could be classed as geeky.

  • 98 dlb // May 12, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I do love a geek!

  • 99 Jamie G // May 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

    My favorite was the oldschool Star Trek reruns on TV. Vintage Spock was my first celebrity crush, actually.

  • 100 Elizabeth // May 12, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Mr. Wizard! or Bill Nye the Science Guy.

  • 101 jessicac // May 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I really loved Amazing Stories as a kid. We would all sit down as a family and watch it! And the other nerdy thing I watched was 3 2 1 Contact. Wow, I feel old!

  • 102 Suzanne Pritchard // May 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Finally, a craft book that me and I my husband can both get behind! I’d love to win it.

  • 103 Catie // May 12, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Doctor Who! And Star Trek: The Next Generation, of course.

  • 104 Alysia // May 12, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I think that loving Joss Whedon from such a young age will forever secure my geekdom.

  • 105 Cynthia // May 12, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Bill Nye!! And MacGyver..I think they were my first crushes!

  • 106 Amber // May 12, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Ooh me me me! Thanks!

  • 107 Karen // May 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Glad to see other MathNet devotees on here! I’m still obsessed with the Fibonacci Sequence, thanks to Square One. I also was in charge of our 4th grade class pet – the teacher let me name it Mr Wizard Lizard!

  • 108 Sariah // May 12, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I wasn’t a geeky kid growing up. Too busy being a nerd. My husband and three sons, however, are total geeks and this book is perfect for us!!

  • 109 Brandi W // May 12, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I would have to say my favorite was Dukes of Hazzard! And now my little girl enjoys watching reruns with me!!

  • 110 Robin K. // May 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I likes me some geek craft.

  • 111 Lindsay // May 12, 2011 at 8:36 am

    I loved Inspector Gadget!

  • 112 Traci // May 12, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I loved and still love Doctor Who!

  • 113 punkrawkknitter // May 12, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I watched reruns of Adam West era Batman, and the Smurfs in French, so “Les Stromphs”

  • 114 Elsa // May 12, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Is the original “Twilight Zone” geeky? Boy, even if it isn’t, I sure was. I dorked out over TZ re-runs every weekday afternoon and for a full hour on Saturdays.

  • 115 Mary F // May 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Showing my age…Lost in Space!

  • 116 Nancy // May 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Dr Who for me too!

  • 117 Conor // May 12, 2011 at 8:39 am

    This looks like fun!

  • 118 Anita // May 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

    OMG, I loved Beakman’s world! It was a Sat morning tv show where they made science fun. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 119 Liz J in Central Illinois // May 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

    My childhood goes WAYYYYY back…..my favorite “geek” show was Scott McCloud, Space Angel! Yeah, it was pretty obscure, so I will not be surprised if you never heard of it! :)

  • 120 Nancy // May 12, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Wow, some of you are young! Mine was Lost in Space, too. Danger! Danger, Will Robinson!

  • 121 Rachel // May 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Quantum Leap was an awesome show! I loved it!

  • 122 Andie // May 12, 2011 at 8:55 am

    I’m a total geek – watched Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers and Star Trek reruns as a kid. I am so geeky I will probably do 24 of the 25 geek projects in the book should I win the prize!

  • 123 Tina // May 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Lost in Space!!! Loved the robot!

  • 124 Ren Lady Of The Arts // May 12, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Haha- I hope the cold unfeeling random generator casts it’s cool stare at me- great book- thank you for hosting.

  • 125 Rachel // May 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I wasn’t allowed to watch a lot of tv and even then, it was controlled by adults.

  • 126 Susan // May 12, 2011 at 9:01 am

    I would have to say my favourite is Astroboy, you can’t get more geekier than a boy robot who has a loving heart. I also loved the Jetsons, they lived in a pretty cool spaceship and had a robot maid called Rosie. Gotta love those friendly robots!

  • 127 Kristin // May 12, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Would My Favorite Martian count? If not, I would have to go with Lost in Space. No doubt that I was a kid during the space race.

  • 128 Gemma // May 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Sign me up for 3rd Rock from the Sun ! Was just watching some on Roku and it still makes me laugh. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  • 129 Ruth Ann // May 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

    When I was a kid, I loved Mr. Wizard and 321 Contact as well as a local science show that was on before the cartoons on Saturday mornings. I learned most of my basic science from those shows. In high school I was introduced to Star Trek: TNG by my church youth director, with college came The X Files and about six years ago I dove headfirst into the Whedonverse.

  • 130 Andrea // May 12, 2011 at 9:06 am

    My favorite geeky show as a kid was Star Trek TNG. Loved it so much and I still watch it whenever it’s on.

  • 131 Cassandra // May 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I don’t know if it’s geeky but I loved Popular Mechanics for Kids!

  • 132 Faith // May 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I was just looking at her quilting book last night. This one looks great too.

  • 133 Katie // May 12, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I have always loved Star Wars! Oh, and also Beakman’s World!

  • 134 Jarrah // May 12, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Star Trek: The Next Generation – also Bill Nye The Science Guy!

  • 135 Sarah // May 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

    The terrible Richard Benjamin sci-fi show that was on for 30 seconds, Quark, was AWESOME and a big family favorite.

  • 136 Tom S. // May 12, 2011 at 9:18 am

    I’m a geek and I need this book.

  • 137 LauraB // May 12, 2011 at 9:19 am

    You name the science or sci-fi show or movie, we watched it as a family. :) ST:TNG holds a special place in my heart; it was family night growing up.

  • 138 Lindsey S // May 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Bill Nye, and the Discovery Channel in general! Loving Big Bang Theory right now though…

  • 139 Adina // May 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Star Trek TNG as a kid and then Enterprise as a I got older!

  • 140 Stephanie // May 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

    As a kid I adored watching old reruns of the Original Star Trek, it’s one of the only shows that probably stuck with me most from back then.

    Modern days? I love it geeky, and I love it all.

  • 141 Rebecca // May 12, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I actually only got into geeky things once in college – when I was little, I saw a really disturbing episode of ST:TNG and it freaked me out so bad that I didn’t watch it again until I was 18! Since then, though, Star Treks of all flavors have been my staple.

  • 142 Cynthia // May 12, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I am not just married to a crafting geek, I am the mother to two burgeoning ones!

    I watched Star Trek every Saturday afternoon, as did my husband. It was a day to celebrate if they showed The Trouble with Tribbles!

  • 143 Jen // May 12, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I forgo New Year’s parties so I can stay home and watch the Twilight Zone marathon on SciFi. That’s pretty geeky, right?

  • 144 Sarah // May 12, 2011 at 9:42 am

    I definitely have to go with Bill Nye!! AMAZING!

  • 145 nissa // May 12, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Square One Television, all the way.

  • 146 Christina // May 12, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Mr. Wizard! I still remember how surface tension works thanks to him. I’m now a professional geek…I mean, engineer!

  • 147 breda // May 12, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Star Trek!

  • 148 jo-anne // May 12, 2011 at 10:01 am

    What a fun looking book!

    Fave movie was Neverending Story…

  • 149 Mollie // May 12, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Yeah I have to say Star Wars was my favourite geeky series heh :)

  • 150 marilyn // May 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Square One and Mathnet, indubitably!

    That books looks wonderful.

    Happy blog birthday!

  • 151 Anna // May 12, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Where do I start? If my physics degree weren’t geek cred enough, I liked star wars, any foreign film ever, theater geekery like Rocky Horror, Bill Nye, and I did math for fun. There’s much more. Oh, and Magic School Bus. Now I love doing geek crafts. I really hope I win!

  • 152 Laura // May 12, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Square One and 3-2-1 Connect!

  • 153 Margaux // May 12, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Not a lot of TV watching growing up butwe did
    watched Quantum Leap

  • 154 koroshiya // May 12, 2011 at 10:18 am

    probably square one. especially mathnet. oh, how i loved mathnet.

  • 155 Allie // May 12, 2011 at 10:21 am

    TV: (tie) Voyagers & Square Pegs! (Unless that is more nerd than geek?)

    Movie: (tie) Space Camp & Mannequin (Unless that is more dork than geek?)

  • 156 Jillian // May 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

    I wasn’t really a kid, but I watched The Human Face -on VHS :) – a bazillion times in college. Of course I moved on to Discovery Health as soon as I could afford cable.

  • 157 Joanne // May 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

    My Dad & I would always watch Quantum Leap! Loved it! I’ve had my eye on that book for awhile now.

  • 158 NiNi // May 12, 2011 at 10:34 am

    NERDGASM!!!!
    321 Contact was my favorite. Now I feel old.

  • 159 Liz V. // May 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

    What was your favorite geeky tv show or movie when you were a kid?

    Westerns were the rage but the original Superman ranks up there.

  • 160 Val Ann C // May 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Star Trek!

  • 161 Michelle Chan // May 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

    How about Macgyver – that has got to be the best geek show of all time:)

  • 162 kat // May 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    i’m going to have to go with battlestar galactica – OLD SCHOOL!

  • 163 Amy // May 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Old school Dr. Who :)

  • 164 Kathy // May 12, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Oh man, what geeky tv show DIDN’T I watch?? How about Logan’s Run? Also all of the ones mentioned above! Thanks for the giveaway – I hadn’t heard about this book before.

  • 165 Erin // May 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Square One & later on The Tomorrow People.

  • 166 Katie // May 12, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Batman: the animated series! I’ve seen every episode a million times :)

  • 167 Carolina Beovic // May 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Oh this would be perfect, we are all geeks in this family!! tomorrow is my son’s birthday, it would be a great gift for a crafty family!!

    Freaks and geeks, degrassi junior high, star wars, you name it :)

    Good luck everyone!

  • 168 Carolina Beovic // May 12, 2011 at 10:51 am

    Oh this would be perfect, we are all geeks in this family!! tomorrow is my son’s birthday, it would be a great gift for a crafty family!!
    Freaks and geeks, degrassi junior high, star wars, you name it :)
    Good luck everyone!

  • 169 Kim // May 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

    The hubbs would love this!!!

  • 170 abril // May 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I don’t know if it was geeky, but I loved quantum leap and a show translated to spanish as “Perdidos en el tiempo” Lost in time, but I can’t find the right name…

  • 171 abril // May 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Time tunnel! That was the name ;-)

  • 172 Lisa // May 12, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Mr. Wizard for the win! I won a science fair ribbon with his experiments!

  • 173 Veronica // May 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    X Files! I watched it every week with my mom

  • 174 Sarah G. // May 12, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I didn’t have TV growing up, but that was good because I had more time for crafts!

  • 175 melley // May 12, 2011 at 11:03 am

    I was obsessed with ST:TNG to a pathological degree.

  • 176 Robyn // May 12, 2011 at 11:04 am

    I like Bill Nye the Science Guy.

  • 177 mel // May 12, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Loved Lost in Space. Did early teen years in an area where it was shown during prime time hours, and watched it every night.

  • 178 Cherish // May 12, 2011 at 11:26 am

    So many great ones already listed! Definitely 3-2-1 Contact and Square One….also, X-Files and Quantum Leap. I loved the movies D.A.R.Y.L and Flight of the Navigator.

  • 179 Chia // May 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

    It’s always and will always be Star Wars!

  • 180 Jess // May 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Geeky crafts! Excellent! I didn’t watch many geeky shows, but I did play a fair amount of computer games :)

  • 181 Starlene // May 12, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Zoom. Zee double O M, Boston Mass, 02134. Loved it.

  • 182 Laura // May 12, 2011 at 11:33 am

    3-2-1- CONTACT! was something I never missed, as were The Amazing Spider-Man, Buck Rogers and the original Battlestar Gallactica. But, hands down, the movie that had the most impact on my childhood was Star Wars. Dad and I made me an R2D2 costume for Halloween 1977. In reality, I was a kid in a silver cardboard box with lightbulbs attached, but in my mind I was one bad-ass droid.

  • 183 betsy // May 12, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Big fan of Quantum Leap.

  • 184 Anna // May 12, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Doctor Who all the way!

  • 185 Samantha // May 12, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Buffy!

  • 186 Shannon // May 12, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Hooray for Geek Craft! I adored Square One and 3-2-1 Contact as a kid.

  • 187 Alma // May 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I loved loved Quantum Leap, if I could find the reruns again I would still be watching them.

  • 188 Wren // May 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Dr. Who! And it’s still Dr. Who!

  • 189 Lisa // May 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I geeked out on them all and still do– Star Wars, Quantum Leap, Nightrider. My favorite in college was this horrifically graphic emergency room reality show. I still remember the guy with a giant nail in his head.

  • 190 Michelle // May 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    I loved Sea Hunt (I was an ocean geek), along with Star Trek and MacGyver. I had varied taste!

  • 191 Melangell // May 12, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    Woo! Geek Crafts! I made a Tardis iphone case – I would love more geeky inspiration!

  • 192 Ayelet // May 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Next Generation, for sure!

  • 193 Jessica // May 12, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I picked up the science fiction geekery from my father and older brother… but then again, I pretty much only remember geeky things of any type!

  • 194 sarah r. // May 12, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    gosh, reading these comments brought me back…i loved square one, and also the carmen sandiego gameshow on pbs. LOVED them.

  • 195 EllenQ // May 12, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    To watch by myself, Small Wonder. To watch with my dad, Star Trek: TNG.

    Thanks for all these great giveaways! This book looks amazing!

  • 196 Jennifer Hall // May 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Hello! I am a teen services librarian and would LOVE to have this book for craft programs inspiration! :)

  • 197 Elis // May 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Does 3-2-1 Contact count as a geeky show? What about Square One? Reading Rainbow? (No, we weren’t allowed to watch a lot of TV – and then only PBS – as children, why do you ask?)

  • 198 Mary // May 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I <3 Dr. Who today but as a kid I really liked Mr. Wizard. He rocked.

  • 199 Matilda // May 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Quantum Leap, all the way!

  • 200 Katrina // May 12, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Knightrider was a family favorite.

  • 201 Amy // May 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    3-2-1 Contact, for sure! And This Old House, but that’s a geek of a different stripe…

  • 202 Jacqueline // May 12, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Dr Who and the Darlicks of course

  • 203 Christina DV // May 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Wow, reading all of these entries brings me back a ways. Not sure I should answer so that I don’t date myself, but heck, I’m sure I was watching it in syndication. Along with everything else folks mentioend, I really liked F Troop

  • 204 Lydia // May 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Definitely the old-school X-Men cartoon!

  • 205 danielle // May 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    bill nye, definitely!

  • 206 Lisa // May 12, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Star Wars was my first (but by no means last) true geek love. I watched our recorded-from-network-TV VHS tapes so incessantly that not only did I have the movies memorized, I also had the interstitial commercials memorized. And even now I still duck and dodge with every swerve of Luke and Leia’s speeder bike on the moon of Endor. :D

  • 207 Oraxia // May 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I was a cartoon kid, so I really loved X-Men (and also Batman, a little later). Also TMNT, Ghost Busters, and He-Man!

  • 208 Tim // May 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Demonstrations in Physics with Julius Sumner Miller. One of the single most important elements of my education. “Why is it so?”

  • 209 Sheila // May 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Oh, definitely Bill Nye.

  • 210 Michelle // May 12, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Batman Saturday morning cartoons and then the comics, Doctor Who, and later in life, Firefly… such an escapist!

  • 211 Anna H // May 12, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Hehe… what a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 212 Bonnie // May 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    What a great book! I loved 3-2-1 Contact.

  • 213 Adrienne B. // May 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Either the movie “Welcome to the Dollhouse” or the documentray “Spellbound”. They are both awkwardly amazing!

  • 214 rethwyll // May 12, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Sadly, way too much Star Trek: TOS.

  • 215 Mary C H // May 12, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Ed Sullivan which kind of dates me!!!

  • 216 Erin // May 12, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Probably Mr. Wizard’s world. Is that geeky? I also read my dad’s Discover magazine when for fun when I was in elementary school.

  • 217 daisywheels // May 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    V, the original miniseries version.

  • 218 Kate // May 12, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Does Goonies count, cause I loved that movie!

  • 219 Steph N // May 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Bill Nye! and Star Wars.

  • 220 Hailey // May 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    My favourite geeky tv show as a pre-teen was Buffy! I loved the movie and was psyched when the show came on. I didn’t have the internet (I’m sure it existed, but not to me)…so I didn’t know other people watched it too! Being geeky is so much cooler these days.

  • 221 Megan // May 12, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    The original Star Trek series. I’d watch it with my dad every Sunday night – the only time we were ever allowed to eat in front of the TV :)

  • 222 Isabel // May 12, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Perhaps 3-2-1 CONTACT!!

  • 223 Madeleine // May 12, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Zoom!

  • 224 Anne // May 12, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I used to adore Star Trek: TNG – my parents and I had little communicator pins that chirped! But I also loved Square 1 – Mathnet FTW!

  • 225 Erin // May 12, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    In Australia we got lots of this show – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QR2t6kgT4IU
    T Bag. It was a bit more nerdy than geeky – lots of puzzles and mysteries to solve. I loved it :)

  • 226 Alecia // May 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Awesome! I’ve actually had this book on my wish list for a while now. I’m a total Geek!

  • 227 Jen R // May 12, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks for yet another fun giveaway!

  • 228 Sandra // May 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY!

  • 229 Laurel // May 12, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    Real Genius!

  • 230 Nikole // May 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Bill Nye was a pretty great show.

  • 231 Jennifer // May 12, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Oh, mercy. Does Little House on the Prairie count? Because I was totally geeky for it.

  • 232 Lisa // May 12, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    Dr. who, then and now.

  • 233 Robogirl // May 12, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    This book looks awesome! My favorite geeky show when I was a kid was Star Trek.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 234 Dawn Richardson // May 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    This probably leans more towards “dorky” than “geeky”, but I really liked the New Kids on the Block animated series (it was on right before the TMNT cartoon where I lived) when I was little.

  • 235 Amanda // May 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I don’t know if it counts but….
    HARRY POTTER! :)

  • 236 Megan P // May 12, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Super fun!!! Not quite a nerdy show, but I loved punky brewster :)

  • 237 Bridgett // May 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Lost in Space for sure!

  • 238 elena // May 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Has to be Mork and Mindy!

  • 239 pey // May 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    sesame street, the electric company, and 321 contact…. i also loved “today’s special” and “telefrancais”

  • 240 Cheryl // May 12, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Everything I liked when I was a kid was geeky.

  • 241 OB // May 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    ok true to form it was 3-2-1 Contact!
    It was the moment the reason that every thing happened…. contact

  • 242 poptart13 // May 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    i have to admit, i can’t think of a non-geeky show that i watched but i’m going to have to go with square one television. that show was AWESOME!

  • 243 Marsha // May 12, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I watched Doctor Who has a kid. Tom Baker all the way, baby!

  • 244 Gina G. // May 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    That looks like an adorable book! :)

  • 245 Rebekah // May 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Geeky shows….hmmm…I watched tons of them on PBS and Nickelodeon. Square One, Today’s Special, 3-2-1 Contact, and this show where at the end of it, there was a man dressed as an astronaut who added another part to this elaborate mural on set. I can’t remember the name of it now–sound familiar to anyone else?

  • 246 Marian Dalton // May 12, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Oh, I have to make a choice?!

    I loved the English shows – so it’d have to be either Doctor Who or The Tomorrow People.

    On balance, Doctor Who – cos there’s nothing like loving a show as a kid, then introducing your own kids to a whole new generation of geek wonder!

  • 247 Aimee // May 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Square One! Looooooooove. 3-2-1 Contact was pretty good, too.

  • 248 rachel // May 12, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    Oh my…the geekery is incredible! I’ve been drooling over this book!

  • 249 Katie // May 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    Bill Nye!!!

  • 250 thea // May 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Your book looks fantastic!

  • 251 M // May 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    Favorite TV show (geeky or otherwise) as a kid: Square One

    I wish it was available on DVD. *sigh*

  • 252 Tasha // May 12, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    No TV as a kid. How geeky is that? But as a “tween” ST:NG was a favourite

  • 253 Jaclyn // May 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    This would be such an awesome book to have!

  • 254 Sara // May 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Love this week!

  • 255 Tiffany // May 12, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I’m going to go with Small Wonder (she’s a smaaaaall wonder). Not sure if it counts as geeky, but man, having a sister robot would’ve been so cool.

  • 256 Bubbles // May 12, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    As a kid… hmmm… Star Trek: Next Generation was on when I was fairly young. Space Cases, with a young Jewel Staite playing the engineer, was also a good one. Oh Wonder Woman, of course. And since I’ve seen other people mention it, I will now be humming the 3-2-1 Contact theme for the rest of the night.
    Oh! And Bill Nye and Beekman’s World!

  • 257 erika // May 12, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Reading all of the comments made me remember so many of the shows I used to watch! I personally loved Out of this World. I wanted to be able to freeze time like she did so very badly!

  • 258 Beth // May 12, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Land of the Lost! Ark 2…

  • 259 Sabrina // May 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Lost in Space! How cool was that show!?

  • 260 scifislacker.com // May 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    well the geek runs deep in me…favorite tv shows growing up…Wonder Woman, Bionic Woman, Buck Rodgers, Isis/Shazam, Planet of the Apes (yes it was a tv show too) and Star Trek the animated series. so glad they are all available on dvd now.

  • 261 Beth Rang // May 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I had a major crush on Buck Rogers and I’m not sure if this counts as geeky but I LOVED Bosom Buddies. What’s not geeky about a crossdressing Tom Hanks?

  • 262 JenM // May 12, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Battlestar Galactica and the japanese cartoon Star Blazers. Ohh…. I had a crush on Derek Wildstar.

  • 263 V // May 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Is Voltron geeky enough? Because I LOVED that show so much!

  • 264 Ella // May 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Bill Nye the Science Guy – I could probably still sing the theme song…

  • 265 Sheri // May 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I grew up watching Star Trek with my dad :)

  • 266 Stephanie Cirar // May 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I have to say the Batman series with Adam West, till the Star Wars movies came along. Plus the Spiderman and Johnny Quest cartoons!

  • 267 Michelle // May 12, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    My geekiest TV show was Welcome Back Kotter, and here’s why:
    1. WBK was on television from 1975-1979.
    2. I watched re-runs of it on Nick at Nite when I was about 9 or 10 — like, 1994ish
    3. Because I was the new kid in school, I felt like I had to be awesome, so I basically stole every one of Gabe Kaplan’s CORNY-ASS jokes and told them to my classmates. This did not make me cool.
    Therefore, WBK=Geekery.

  • 268 Lucy // May 12, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Star Trek was my favorite geekiest TV show as a kid! <3

  • 269 Kelly // May 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Hahaha. I loved the Magic School Bus!

  • 270 Emily // May 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    oh my gosh, my husband would love this! and his birthday is coming up soon…

  • 271 Jayne // May 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Mork & Mindy! Nano, nano!

  • 272 Brandi // May 12, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Quantum Leap on tv and Real Genius on film. Love the bubble slide in the dorm.

  • 273 Bess // May 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Yay, book!

    When I was a kid, I *loved* the PBS show Square One. Loved it. I can still quote it extensively, and know several of the musical numbers.

  • 274 Maggie // May 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    My favourite? Harry Potter for books, and Astro Boy for TV!

  • 275 allison // May 12, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I just drooled over this book at Crafty Wonderland. It looks so amazing!

  • 276 kelli // May 13, 2011 at 12:06 am

    Dr. Who! I loved the black and white episodes and the Peter Davidson years.

  • 277 gretchen // May 13, 2011 at 12:08 am

    i loved flash gordon so much, we used to act out the shows after we watched them….of course i have to add Mr. Wizzard to this, too.

  • 278 Sam // May 13, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Yes, Erika! Out of this World was AWESOME. Freeze time, be half alien and talk to your dad through a magic crystal, that show was just full of fantastic.

  • 279 Rebecca // May 13, 2011 at 1:23 am

    My dad was a science teacher, and he introduced me to Bill Nye the Science Guy when I was little. I LOVED it!!!

  • 280 Riccc // May 13, 2011 at 3:22 am

    Battlestar galactica ‘bidi-bidi-bidi’

  • 281 Beth // May 13, 2011 at 5:01 am

    Definitely Buck Rogers! I wanted a robot voiced by Mel Blanc. Still do, actually.

  • 282 Trisha C // May 13, 2011 at 5:12 am

    Geekcraft! Excellent! I was always a little science fiction-y. I loved Star Wars and Star Trek.

  • 283 coryy // May 13, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Definitely Dr. Who. We had a Tardis mug that disappeared when you filled it with hot water for tea, and would fight over who got to use it.

  • 284 Sasa // May 13, 2011 at 6:37 am

    It’s amazing how many geeky women are out there – I always have to explain why I love playing with my games consoles :D

  • 285 Kerrie // May 13, 2011 at 6:50 am

    I was a Star Wars fanatic when I was younger. I read all of the books too… ah, “Han Solo at Star’s End” and “Splinter of the Mind’s Eye” – now I will have to find them to reread. :-)

  • 286 Minerva // May 13, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Growing up without a television (hippie parents…) I have to answer, none!

  • 287 abby // May 13, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Doogie Howser, MD! I couldn’t get enough of the boy genius when I was young.

  • 288 Rachael // May 13, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Carmen sandiego for sure. Where in the world is carmen sandiego. Love that geeky game show.

  • 289 Ri // May 13, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Mr. Wizard! I used to drive my parents crazy when I would start raiding the pantry for my own little experiments.

  • 290 Malori // May 13, 2011 at 8:34 am

    I’m not sure if I’m too late on this, but my favorite geeky show was Bill Nye the Science Guy!

    malori(at)jacquesandjill.com

  • 291 eug // May 13, 2011 at 8:43 am

    gotta be star wars. rocked my young world. nothing like it before or since

  • 292 Edamommy // May 13, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Oh, hurrah! I think I squeaked just under the wire on this one – this is a book I really want to check out! (Finger’s crossed!)

  • 293 Stephanie M. // May 13, 2011 at 8:49 am

    I loved Bill Nye too!

  • 294 K // May 13, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Star Wars. I made clothes for my brother’s Yoda action figure. But@49 you rock for reminding me of Misfits of Science!

  • 295 Ann // May 13, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Wow! These comments are taking me back – I totally forgot about Square One – which I loved! The one that came to mind was Beekman’s World.

  • 296 Lyn // May 13, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I would watch Bill Nye and Zoom all the time.

  • 297 FloateyBones // May 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Bill Nye – I loved when my teachers would play his videos.

  • 298 megs // May 13, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I loved Square One on PBS. Yay math!

  • 299 Sammie // May 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Squeezing in at the last minute – thanks for the giveaway!

  • 300 sue // May 13, 2011 at 9:57 am

    HR Puffinstuff!!!! Scary good Witchy-Poo.