Which AAPI Actor Deserves the Nerd Grand Slam?

This week’s reveals from Doctor Strange and Ghost in the Shell are further proof that it’s hard out there for an Asian actor who wants to be in a genre film. Fortunately, there are a few AAPI actors who have claim to the coveted “Nerd Grand Slam;” that is, they’ve starred in a superhero franchise, a Star (Trek or Wars) vehicle, and an epic fantasy. But who is the nerdiest? Dominic Mah, from YOMYOMF.com, joins Keith to decide which actor is the One Nerd to rule them all.

Topics covered on the show include:

  • Reactions to the whitewashed Asians in Doctor Strange and Ghost in the Shell
  • Dominic makes the case for Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Iron Fist)
  • Keith makes the case for Ken Leung (X-Men, Lost, Star Wars)
  • The difficulty in finding AAPI actors who can check all three boxes
  • Why Ming-Na Wen needs to be in a Star Wars movie
  • Whether Stargate counts and Jason Momoa’s claim to the title
  • Remembering Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson once appeared on Star Trek: Voyager

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One thought on “Which AAPI Actor Deserves the Nerd Grand Slam?

  1. ken leung all the way! dont think i’ve seen anyone in so many scifi/fantasy projects as him projects as him

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