I’ve spoken before of my love for the Brit geek comedy The IT Crowd and while the American take on the series never made it off the ground the good news is that season 3 of the U.K. show is just a few weeks away from production. In fact the final script was just submitted today and there’s still lots of work to do so time is tight and the folks who produce the show are looking for help in picking out geek paraphernalia to dress the set with:
How would you like to help in designing the look of series 3? Specifically, you’d be helping us choose the stuff that litters the main set. I’m talking about posters, comics, fanzines, T-shirts… anything you’ve seen in the last few months that you think is pretty cool or captures the spirit of the show or a particular character. By now, most of you know the kind of things I like…weird toys, indie comics, sci-fi, geek references, internet memes, boardgames…normally I’d delight in tracking down the stuff myself, but as I say, it’s just not going to happen this time round.
In the very first draft of the show I described the set as looking like “a cross between a comics shop and the batcave”. I wanted it to feel like a geek Shangri-La, and in each series I’ve felt we nearly got there. Maybe this time, with you guys involved, we’ll finally nail it.
Please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org
We also need to get legal permission to use the stuff, and we need to get it fast, so please include as much information as you can regarding contact details etc etc.
How cool is that? I’ve already got a couple of suggestions in mind and as soon as I track down sources for them I’ll dash them off in an email. Got a favorite meme, toy, or t-shirt you think would be a good fit? Then let them know!
Found via Boing Boing.