Monday, August 17, 2015

50 Days of Dragon Con Day 20

Match Game in the 25th Century

Year in and year out Gil Gerard also known as Buck Rogers hosts a game show called Match Game in the 25th century.  If you do not know the game from the 70's and maybe earlier/later there are 2 contestants and many panelists.  The host asks the panelists a question and they write their answer on a card.  The contestant then tries to guess what the panelists have written.  Depending on the panelists and the questions, hilarity ensues.
Gil gets fellow con guests to be the celebrity guests for him.  In years past he has had Julie Benz, John Ratzenburger, Garrett Wang, Sylvester McCoy, Herbert Jefferson, Jr and many, many others.   I have been to a few of these and I have to say the funniest person BY FAR was Sylvester McCoy.  You might know him as the Seventh Doctor from Doctor Who or more recently as Radagast the Brown form the Hobbit movies.  Holy bananas that dude is hilarious.  He must have asked to repeat the question a zillion times.  Gil-the host- even handed him the card so he could read his own question and as Sylvester was reading the card he asked Gil to repeat the question.  He was so amazing.  His answers were so hilarious I thought Garrett was going to pee his pants, let alone the rest of us.  This is put on by Gil himself in coordination with the American Sci-Fi Classics Track.  They put together a great show and it is great fun to watch.  I hope they continue to do it for many years to come.  If you get the chance to stop by the walk of fame, stop and talk to Gil, he is an amazing and great all around guy.

Photo Courtesy of Buck Rogers a.k.a. Gil Gerard

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