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"The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems."

By Seth Freilich | Industry | March 13, 2010 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | March 13, 2010 |

Summer Glau is not interested in draining the human body of blood. At least, not literally. But I do think she is keenly interested in causing every single nerd in the world to have the blood drain down there, if you know what I’m saying.

(I’m saying she wants to cause massive nerdrections.)

I say this because Queen Nerdgasm is continuing her march towards conquering every genre possible. Whedon — check (“Firefly”) and check (“Dollhouse”). Sci-fi — check (“Firefly”), check (“Dollhouse”), check (“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”), check (“The 4400”). Adrenaline male fantasy - check (“The Unit”). And now she can add the “Super Hero” genre to her list, as Glau has signed on to NBC’s “The Cape.”

The pilot is about a cop who has to become a superhero to clear his name of a murder that he didn’t actually commit. Which, agreed, sounds hinky. And the cop is played by David Lyons, who you might recognize from “ER” or “Sea Patrol” (I ain’t never heard of it neither), but I recognize as the guy I just looked up on IMDB. Glau will be playing a blogger who hunts after bad guys or some junk.

All of which is to say, if this show even gets picked up, it sounds like Glau will have another short-lived show on her resume, and won’t have to wait too long before going after another genre show. May I recommend the genre of “Summer Glau comes to my house and moves into my basement?”

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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