If you’ve looked at the IndieGoGo page for Special Relativity’s fundraising campaign (which you probably haven’t) you might have noticed that for a $50 donation you receive the mysterious perk of something called Nerdcasts. Whazzat?
Each full episode of Special Relativity will have an accompanying Nerdcast — a mini-episode, maybe three minutes long, expounding on the nerdiest part of that week’s show.For example, I the first Nerdcast will feature Nox expanding on the science behind her technique for destroying the Universe. I won’t give it away right now so that you wiseguys don’t get any smart ideas, but I can tell you that it relies on an authentic outlying theory in inflationary physics which suggests that the Universe might not in fact be a true vacuum.
Nerdcasts will be within the continuity of Special Relativity but will capture moments not vital enough to make it into the main storyline. Someday they will be considered totally canon. I’m sure you’ll have hours of fun at home trying to guess at which points in the main episodes the Nerdcasts take place. Of course, you’ll only be able to have that fun if you donate $50 or more to the fundraising campaign. Nerdcasts will be delivered directly to that select group of funders and won’t be made otherwise available. I’ve thoroughly thought it through and decided there is no possibility that they could make it out to the rest of the world in some sort of unauthorized fashion.
Let me now do away with any subtext and tell you that the point of this whole Nerdcast thing is to make it clear that this is THE show for sci fi nerds. If every time you use your iPhone you realize you’re holding in your hand an actual Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, if your PC ever ran the distributed-computing SETI@Home screensaver, if you’re one of the thousands of exceptional people who gave serious consideration to my theory about how lightsabers work, Special Relativity is the show for you.