Watch Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick, and Shawn Ashmore get goofy in Wil Wheaton Project outtakes

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May 28, 2014, 9:55 AM EDT (Updated)

The first episode of The Wil Wheaton Project aired tonight on Syfy (full disclosure: our parent company), and while it remains to be seen where the geek guru will steer this swiftly tilting program, one thing's for sure: He's going to have some help getting it there. Tonight's episode featured participation from Nerdist head honcho Chris Hardwick, as well as Iceman himself, Shawn Ashmore.

The two acquitted themselves nicely on TV, but watching the outtakes below from Hardwick, it's good to see that even the pros have their moments:

In addition, we snagged a bonus PSA from Shawn Ashmore detailing a very different direction in which the X-Men franchise could have gone:

What did you think of The Wil Wheaton Project? Are you good to go for another round of televised geekery? What would you like to see Wil Wheaton tackle next?

The Wil Wheaton Project airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on Syfy.

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