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Anomaly is an award winning geek-girl show, often featured in the “What’s Hot” section under “TV and Film” within the iTunes store. From the start, the founders of Anomaly had but one goal in mind: to have fun while sharing their feminine perspectives on all things geek. Created almost seven years ago by Jen and Angela, Anomaly and its supporting show, Anomaly Supplemental, each feature commentary on science fiction and fantasy literature, television, and film. Episode topics also include: gaming, costuming, convention reports, interviews, musical theatre, web series and geek culture. Some of Anomaly’s most popular episodes include: a round-table comparison of The Hunger Games book and film, reviews of A Very Potter Musical and Into the Woods, commentaries on Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who and Shaun of the Dead, a loving tribute series called “The Worst of Trek”, video reports from Austin ComicCon, The Texas Renaissance Festival and Clockwork Con, and interviews with Teal Shear (“Venom” from The Guild), Ashley Eckstein (Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon), Virgin Galactic’s VP of Special Projects, and singer-songwriter Marian Call. A robust episode archive is also available on the web site, featuring commentary and reviews on these geeky staples: Star Trek, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 and many other sci-fi films, television shows and novels.
Anomaly: Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected; an oddity, peculiarity, irregularity, inconsistency, incongruity, a rarity.
The term “Anomaly”, as it is used in this community, was originally coined by Jen and Angela. They use the descriptor to set themselves apart from the stereotypes that are typically associated with geeks. Anomalies are women who do not allow themselves to be stuffed into pigeonholes. Anomalies are not living in their mothers’ basements. Neither are they scantily-clad gaming sirens created in the dreams of equally stigmatized geek males. Anomalies are unique. According to the women who have written into our show, they are mothers, wives, girlfriends, singles, doctors, punk rockers, actors, editors, dancers, designers, athletes, mathematicians, lawyers, roboticists, missionaries, daycare workers, teachers, students, knitters, bloggers, homemakers, etc. They are capable women with diverse backgrounds and hobbies that stretch beyond the socially awkward. They, as Anomalies, are socially functional fan gals who like their TNG with a side of America’s Next Top Model or whatever else is considered “normal”.
This term is reserved for women. Sorry, men, you can not have it. But one of your brethren, a fellow Anomaly listener, proposed that you call yourselves “Singularities.” Singularity: the state of being singular, distinct, peculiar, uncommon or unusual. We Anomalies think it sings. Rock on, our atypical brothers, rock on. You, too, are welcome here.