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.
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.
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.
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.