No, this isn't about the new Knight Rider show, which I managed to avoid. I have low standards, but I do have them.
Rather, it's about something pleasingly uber-geeky that I saw over at John Scalzi's blog: a fanfiction website for a TV show that never existed. The show: Shadow Unit, a riff on the X-Files, that has FBI profilers chasing down increasingly anomalous human behavior. What's the hook? Well, the backstory and episodes are written by established science fiction writers.
How geeky is it to write fanfiction for a show that never existed? Pretty geeky. Geekier still to read it. But after all, a lot of good shows get canceled after a dozen episodes and still generate fanfic — what's the difference?
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