More "feedback" from our local Superhero, Matt Atherton
Got to talk to our local "Who Wants to be a Superhero?" contestant Matt Atherton, aka Feedback, yesterday (see Tuesday's TV Talk for more on the show).
I'll run that interview next week to spare readers who aren't so into comic books, but it turns out that Matt is just as earnest and sincere as he appears on the show (which premieres at 7 p.m. Thursday on Sci Fi).
Matt is married (sorry for the joke about the fight for truth, justice and a date on Friday night, Matt) and now lives in Rancho Cucamonga, near L.A., where he's a software designer. He does have stained-glass Spider-Man artwork in his office and a "Wall of Heroes" in his upstairs hallway, however, so when he talks about the show being the culmination of his life's work, he's totally serious.
Funny story: Entertainment reporter Linda Navarro's daughter, Leslie, went to high school with Atherton at Palmer. Linda was telling her that she'd have to watch the show because one of her classmates was on it and Leslie, after only a second's thought, said "Matt Atherton!"
Anyway, surprisingly fun show, check it out.