Last month, we told you about the return of Firefly — in comic book form — to the known verse, but we didn’t know when the book would touch down, or who would be piloting it. Thanks to the deluge of info coming out of this weekend’s New York Comic Con, now we do, but beyond a continuation of Firefly‘s legacy, is this project the perfect back-up plan to guard against the defection of Star Wars?
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.
MORE AFTER THE JUMP
Joss Whedon, Our Nerdy Lord and Master, has taken to the Internet to preemptively stop a grave injustice in the making. The Avengers is playing on less than 500 screens across the country and Whedon is concerned about an upstart independent film, Sleepwalk With Me stealing those precious theater dollars. Whedon’s solution?
Boycott that Sucka!
Check out the video below for your marching orders, remember, if you upset the Great and Powerful Whedon . . . we might NEVER get more Firefly!
Wait a minute, I guess this NerdBastard should have watched the whole video before starting this post. Whedon wants us to help Mike Birbiglia, writer and director of Sleepwalk With Me get his film on more theater screens.
Sleepwalk with Me opens limited on August 24 and you can learn how to demand it and see where it’s playing at This American Life.