Some Questions For… Kayla LaFrance, Season Two's King of the Nerds

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Kayla LaFrance is a rocket scientist from Spokane, Washington who won season two of TBS’ King of the Nerds. She defeated Jack Hou in the final gauntlet of nerdy challenges. Her run to the Throne of Games was fueled, in part, by the words of Captain Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and is a Trekkie…Trekker…um, Star Trek fan.

In this brief email interview, Kayla discusses being Nicole’s “bad ass twin,” her advice on improving America’s math skills, and meeting Kate Mulgrew, and more. Continue reading “Some Questions For… Kayla LaFrance, Season Two’s King of the Nerds”

Some Questions For… Chris Jackson of King of the Nerds

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Chris Jackson is an engineer from Waco, Texas who competed in season two of King of the Nerds. He was defeated by Brian, the “Hipster Hobbit,” in the trivia/shooting gallery Nerd-Off in episode six (aka the Free George Takei episode).

In this brief email interview, Chris talks about technology, his role in Purple/Titans of Rigel, and even has a few kinds words about season one contestant Moogega Cooper. Continue reading “Some Questions For… Chris Jackson of King of the Nerds”

King of the Nerds Crown Their Second King

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Wow, it’s the last episode of this show before it takes a 10-month long hibernation. I hope TBS is pleased. Writing after the fact, the big final challenge is an improvement on popular vote, but it’s only lightly more watchable to watch two people fiddling around. Also, in the preceding Nerd War, one Nerd giftwraps another’s victory. Dem’s the breaks.

Anyway, I hope to bring more interviews with some more contestants. If you liked any coverage of King of the Nerds on RedHeadedMule.com, please send your comments, feedback, etc.

Onto the recap! Continue reading “King of the Nerds Crown Their Second King”

[INTERVIEW] King of the Nerds' Mary Kate

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Mary Kate Smith, a contestant of King of the Nerds season two, is an aerospace engineering student at Mississippi State University. Unfortunately, she exited from the show in the third episode, “To LARP or Not to LARP,” where Zack defeated her in the Nerd-Off challenge Battlehammer.

Read on to see her comments on tabletop games, meeting some of the season one Nerds, and RuPaul. Continue reading “[INTERVIEW] King of the Nerds’ Mary Kate”

King of the Nerds S02E06 Recap: It's Takei Time!

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Last week, the Nerds debate Star Trek against Star Wars and Jack overcomes his ignorance of both. Also, he defeats Katie in a shocking spelling bee.

The gold team, Midas Touch Attack, are whittled down to two: Jack and Zack. And now, onto to review this episode entitled “Nerds to the Rescue.” Continue reading “King of the Nerds S02E06 Recap: It’s Takei Time!”

King of the Nerds Recap: The Nerds Finally Settle the Star Trek vs. Star Wars Debate

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Last week, after robot dodgeball, Zack performs the rarified feat of “The Genevieve,” winning his third Nerd-Off. A giant robot snarks his way to America’s heart. Hilarity ensues.

Warning: This recap may contain humor.

Zack, coming off his third Nerd-Off victory, isn’t ecstatic that he had to defeat his friend, Nicole. Also, Xander found his way in the girls’ bathroom. No further comment here. Continue reading “King of the Nerds Recap: The Nerds Finally Settle the Star Trek vs. Star Wars Debate”

King of the Nerds: It's Robot Dodgeball Time!

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Will these Nerds learn that it’s probably not a good idea not to keep sending one person to Nerd-Offs? Zack, strong in mind but weak in upper body strength, is on his way to earning a coveted honor: “The Genevieve.”

What’s that? Well, Genevieve from last season was forced into several Nerd-Offs, winning them all. I think I might have asked about the pressure she must have had in our interview.

Anyways, this “Zack is so lame, he must be gone, teehee” meme is getting tired. Also, this season should be subtitled “CUT TO XANDER BEING ZANY.” Now, Onto the recap! Continue reading “King of the Nerds: It’s Robot Dodgeball Time!”