August 04, 2008

B5ers Go Discovery Channel

At great risk to their "street cred" as milbloggers, Blake "Laughing Wolf" Powers and Jim " Uncle Jimbo" Hanson are trying out for hosting duties of a new Discovery Channel show, Blow Crap Up.

Actually, the show is titled Super Testing, but I think my description is more accurate.

Anyway, this is what they're looking for:

We’re looking for someone who is:

* In his late 30s to early 40s.

* Smart – he needs to be credible in his interactions with scientists and engineers. Science, stuntman, or engineering background is a strong plus. He does not have to be an "expert" in science or engineering per se, but should grasp the science or engineering concepts at least well enough to ask the kind of intelligent questions that our intelligent viewers appreciate.

* Tough, but an "Everyman" – He should be credible dealing with military officials, mechanics, pilots, test subjects – the whole range of folks who build things and sometimes blow things up all in the name of progress. Military, construction, or mechanical engineering background is a strong plus. He should come off as knowledgeable but likeable – and definitely a man's man.

* Charismatic, but not too "hosty" – He should be able to explain the who-what-where-when-how of the testing in a clear, direct, and always conversational way. We need someone who seems comfortable in his own skin and comfortable on camera. But he should also be comfortable letting the light shine on the real stars of the show – the people who he encounters, who make "super testing" a reality.

Do either of these guys fit the bill? If you think they do, you can vote for Laughing Wolf here, or Uncle Jimbo here.

Have at it, kids.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at August 4, 2008 07:36 PM

*looks around*

what- no Mira Furlan?

Posted by: DaveP. at August 4, 2008 11:49 PM

Oh come on, you know you want Kosh hosting this...

Posted by: Patrick Chester at August 5, 2008 01:17 AM

Wanted me to register for something, so I didn't vote.

Posted by: olddawg at August 5, 2008 06:46 PM