Battle of the Geeks

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In May of 2006 I got to travel to Namibia, Africa, to film a pilot for the show Battle of the Geeks – a BBC/Open University co-production. We had 48 hours to figure out a way to get an egg across the 2nd largest canyon in the world to an X on the other side. My team built a rocket and won by default, since the other team’s egg floated backwards after it was gently released from their glider. Camping on the edge of the canyon we flew into by helicopter was pretty amazing. It aired in the UK, but not in the US. However, my friend Jeff Feddersen helped me organize a screening of the pilot at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn. Unfortunately, the show was not picked up – something about being too expensive to produce.