“People often ask me about what constitutes a nerd friendly show — like, does it have to have sci-fi elements? But I think it’s just a show that satisfies the secret craving we all have to be obsessed with something and not feel at all stupid about it. Most sci-fi shows give that to people because they’re typically written by people who have the same sort of compulsion for detail and surrendering to a narrative. I’m every bit the nerd that anyone who wrote on Star Trek was and I apply that value for detail to Community. And when we go to a convention like Comic-Con, you just hear a different sound coming out of the collective mouth, because there are people in that audience that love the show like you’d love a girlfriend if we were able to have any. They love it the way you love a partner you actually feel secure with — you can actually say ‘I love you’ without being rejected.”
- Community creator Dan Harmon
Read more: Talkin’ Shop: A Q&A With Community’s Dan Harmon
In case you have not noticed, Community will be featured heavily here for awhile (almost done with episode 4).