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Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

http://pilgrimstudios.com/casting/topengineer/

Need to be 21, but not necessarily an engineer.

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AS PART OF YOUR PARTICIPATION IN AND/OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROGRAM, YOU WILL ENGAGE IN ACTIVITIES THAT MAY BE CONSIDERED DANGEROUS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ACTIVITIES INVOLVING ELECTRICAL AND HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, POWER TOOLS AND MACHINERY, HEAVY OBJECTS, COMBUSTIBLES AND OTHER POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AND FIRE.
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

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Software engineers need not apply

At least not ones like me where topics like gear ratios and statics go whoosh over my head.
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

I volunteer Mark Koors.
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

The description sounds more like "America's Top Hack"
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

OK, but look beyond the text for a moment: Someone is pitching a TV show about Engineering.

That should make you stop in your tracks. If it doesn't, read it again.
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

JVN

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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

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I think you meant Andy Baker.


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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

I can see your case...

...but I'm not changing
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

If it wasn't during my college time, or during a time when I've got a competition in Florida, I'd go for it. Just one minor problem... I'm supposed to be either in class, or not necessarily in California, or hopefully starting work, the entire time.

Oh, and I think JVN AND Baker should go for it. Team Baker, or Team Neun?
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

Interesting. I'll give it some thought.
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OK, but look beyond the text for a moment: Someone is pitching a TV show about Engineering.

That should make you stop in your tracks. If it doesn't, read it again.
I think that's my problem. They're going to bill it as a show about engineering, and I have a feeling there will be very little engineering that goes on. It will be more about cobbling something together that works in a junkyard wars fashion. That gives the general public the wrong impression of what engineering is all about.

I hope I'm wrong.
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I hope I'm wrong.
I get what you mean, but junkyard wars was awesome.
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

Bah, casting is "approximately" overlapping with the MAR Championship and filming overlaps with a number of other commitments I have. I'll just have to wait for season 2.
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I think that's my problem. They're going to bill it as a show about engineering, and I have a feeling there will be very little engineering that goes on. It will be more about cobbling something together that works in a junkyard wars fashion. That gives the general public the wrong impression of what engineering is all about.

I hope I'm wrong.
We aren't boring people -- we're just easily amused by very boring things.

I agree that it won't be engineering in the sense that engineers think about their desk job, but in my view that is probably okay. I don't know very many engineering students my age who didn't watch Junkyard Wars and think "Hey! That is Awesome!" Did that solely push them to engineering? Probably not, but it certainly didn't hurt. It's similar to how Mythbusters is widely hailed for doing "science" but anyone with a brain (including the Mythbusters themselves) know they are only scientists in the very loosest sense of the word. On the other hand, they are certainly STEM heroes.

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This is quite telling that it won't be about "real" engineering -- because the really cool stuff is so out of the box you need a computer to analyse it. I'm not getting on a test flight that hasn't been proofed out in a computer first!
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Re: Casting call for Discovery channel - Top Engineer

sounds awsome too bad you have to be 21
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