So like every other self-respecting nerd, I eagerly anticipated The Nerdist TV special, which aired on BBC America last week. I loved it, and I hope that it becomes a series, but... I thought that the opening sequence left a bit to be desired.

It just didn't seem to rise to the awesomeness of the chiptune theme tune by Anamanaguchi. So I made my own version. Hopefully this will let BBC America know just how fanatic we Nerdist listeners can be, and commission a full series.

I animated the characters, but credit for the original 8-bit character designs goes to David Anthony Wood (dabwood.tumblr.com). I made some updates to Wood's excellent character designs for this sequence. First, I gave Jonah a more appropriately epic 'stache, and I helped Matt lose a little weight, because I believe in you, Matt.

Check out more of my work at: mark-lacroix.com

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