Discovery Channel Searches for a New Host to Destroy Stuff

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If crashes, explosions, and other assorted flavors of destruction are your thing, we’ve got the perfect job for you. Discovery Channel, the only television choice for the discriminating GeekDad, is currently casting a male host for a new series entitled "Super Testing."

Eschewing things like scale models and recreations, "Super Testing" promises to be a show "on a level as big as the subjects it covers." The ideal candidate for the role of host must be strong, intelligent, educated, and able to properly connect with Discovery viewers. And if that doesn’t describe a GeekDad, I don’t know what does.

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.

* 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.

* 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.

I also assume you’ll have to best Mike Rowe, Bear Grylls, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman in some sort of steel cage match, but that seems noticeably absent from the official stipulations.

If this sounds like you – or if it doesn’t, but you’d still like to get the inside scoop – check out the project’s page at GotCast.

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