Who do you think is the geekiest TV character, past or present? We're looking for fictional characters (humans and non-humans) rather than, say, the folks from MythBusters. We're particularly leaning toward the tech/science nerds rather than the Steve Urkel from Family Matters type of character, although feel free to make a case if you think the non-tech geek should be in the running too.
- Dr. Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory
- Doctor Who - Doctor Who (1963- 1989), (2005 - present)
- Radar O'Reilly - M*A*S*H
- The Lone Gunmen - The X-Files
- Chuck Bartowski - Chuck
- Daniel Faraday - Lost
- Dr. Sam Beckett - Quantum Leap
- Frylock - Aqua Teen Hunger Force
- Dr. Rodney McKay - Stargate Atlantis
- Abby Sciuto - NCIS
- Special Agent Timothy McGee - NCIS
- Data - Star Trek: The Next Generation
- Twiki - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
- Rosie the Robot - The Jetsons
- Robot - Lost in Space
- Bender - Futurama
There are lots of geeky characters (think of all the Joss Whedon shows alone) that aren't represented here, so please take the poll and then join in the discussion.
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Mary Weilage is a Senior Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.