Veteran nerdy musicians Paul and Storm, of w00tstock! fame, are already known for their nerdy music and catchy Twitter hashtags but they’re about to catapult into geek royalty with their new show Learning Town. The show, which centers around the shenanigans of the duo as they try their hand at children’s television, premiers on Geek and Sundry January 15th. Check out the interview below to see Paul and Storm dish about being nerds, setting puppets on fire and what makes them geek-out.
She is an actress, a business woman, and an innovator. Felicia Day is adored and idolized for her adorkable “one-of-us” appeal, her vision and her achievements in the realm of digital content creation. The woman who tamed the internet and made it work for her is now working for herself — creating original web series’ like The Guild, Flog, Vaginal Fantasy Hangout, and others that live (or will live) on her Geek and Sundry web channel. In short: Felicia Day is the queen of the internet, and in advance of the 6th season premiere of The Guild, I got a chance to talk to her about The Guild, a possible Doctor Horrible musical, and internet trolls.
The Geek & Sundry line up is so creatively diverse, the shows are sort of specialized, but they also really pull you in if you’re an outsider. I don’t like children, but Written by a Kid really pulled me in. Could something like Geek & Sundry live on TV or do you think the dream of a real, full geek television channel is kind of outmoded?
Felicia Day: I think that all of these shows that we created for this channel were aiming to be TV quality, even on our budget. That was my goal when I pitched the channel. I really wanted to do high-quality curated videos that would give a voice to whatever subject or sub-culture that we were giving a voice to with table top games or comics or Sci-Fi and fantasy literature. I think that there could definitely be a whole TV station full of shows, that’s kind of what we’re doing, we’re just on the web.
It’s interesting because there’s a lot of breakdown between where people get their content. A lot of people just started to cut their cord. I think it’s going to be interesting in the next five years. Like, where does a cable box go? How are these smaller channels on cable supported when people are moving to make more content digitally [on the net]?
It’s an interesting and complex business equation that I don’t really understand totally. I just know that I don’t have the opportunity to make all these shows on a TV station. I have the opportunity to make a whole channel on the web and it’s kind of been my dream forever, so that’s why I’m so excited to be working on this channel.
Joss Whedon has joined up with ‘Team Felicia Day’ once again, this time to help her produce the first episode in a new Geek and Sundry series entitled Written by a Kid. The series takes ideas from those of a younger age and puts them to film in a unique and interesting style.
This first episode is titled ‘Scary Smash’ and features an armed and dangerous Joss Whedon attempting to battle off a giant, tentacled monster. It is narrated by the five-year-old writer, Brett, and also features some appearances by Dave Foley, Kate Micucci and Miss Felicia Day herself.
Check out the video below to see it for yourself:
If this is but the first in this series, it could be pretty interesting to see who Day manages to conjure up for future installments.
Today marks the much awaited arrival of Youtube’s all new channels. Taking a step in the direction towards providing original content, well, more original than all those ball-bustin’ videos, Youtube has partnered with a few our favorite geeks to bring you channels with all new programming. Both channels launching today, the Nerdist Channel from The Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick and Geek & Sundry from the mind of Felicia Day, will feature programs aimed at the geek crowd.
So what have they got for us today? Awesome stuff, that’s what. First up from the Nerdist Channel is Chris Hardwick’s All Star Celebrity Bowling. In a bowling match for charity Team Nerdist: Chris Hardwick, Alex Albrecht (4Points), Klye Clark (Nerdterns), and Steve Agee (Indoor Kids) will square off againt Team Machinima: Adam Kovic (Inside Gaming – Machinima), Khail Anonymous (ETC – Machinima), Bruce Greene (Wrecknology – Machinima), and Matt Dannevik (Inside Gaming – Machinima).
Okay, I don’t know about you but I kinda want to go bowling now. And not Wii Bowling, which I’m a champion at, but outside the house go to a lane real bowling, which I SUCK at. So there you go, Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling has inspired me to leave the house. What did you guys think?
Next is a real treat from Felicia Day’s Geek & Sunday, a new Guild music video! Yay! (Kermit Flail!) It”s a real nerd anthem and it’s already stuck in my head. In a good way.
Yeah, screw those people from high school. Now we’re the cool and trendy ones! “I’m the One That’s Cool” like, “Do You Wanna Date My Avatar” before it, was created by Jed Whedon and Felicia Day and I’m gonna bet it’ll be a real hit at the convention circuit this summer.
So what do you guys think of these new Youtube channels? Hooray for the future of web content, I say. Expect new awesome stuff everyday so make sure you subscribe: Nerdist Channel – Geek & Sundry. Are there any other channels you’ll be checking out? Share ‘em below.
Web content is the future. And the queen of nerdy web content is Felicia Day. Not surprising at all then, Day is bringing her flair for the geek to YouTube with a brand new channel. Geek and Sundry, launching April 2nd, will focus on the very best of indie geek culture. There will be shows hosted by Day herself as well as Wil Wheaton, Veronica Belmont, Tom Merritt, and Paul and Storm. Also expect guest appearances by Grant Imahara, Jenna Busch, Colin Ferguson and lots more.
In addition to all the new content, Geek and Sundry will be showing season five of The Guild starting April 10th.
Here’s the trailer featuring all of the channel’s upcoming shows,
Here’s the channel lineup,
Monday: The Flog
Tuesday: The Guild (Season 5 starts April 10th)
Wed: Dark Horse Motion Comics/Written by a Kid (July 16th)
Thursday: Guild extras (New Bonus Content!)
Friday: Tabletop/Sword and Laser (With alternating bonus material!)