When I pitched the concept and pilot episode to ABC TV* for their nationally broadcasted video game show “Good Game” the focus narrowed to Video gaming specifically.
When the commissioned run ended after episode 6, MeatSpace was free to expand once more to a broader range of subject matter, but still all about the geeky stuff, because… well… “write what you know” ;)
As for the name…
MeatSpace : (noun, informal) the physical world, as opposed to cyberspace or a virtual environment.
Representative of the fact we experience the characters cyberspace related moments by witnessing them in Meatspace.
-Nate “Blunty” Burr
(*that’s Australian Broadcasting Corporation by the way, not the American station with the same name)