Dark Horse Comics is collecting Felicia Day’s The Guild webcomic – in its entirety (plus two new stories – the first since 2013) – in an oversized hardcover library edition.
The series follows a shy girl who stumbles onto a MMO called The Game and makes friends – so much so that it gives her the confidence to confront her problems in real life (with varying degrees of effectiveness).
Syfy’s hit series, Eureka [Mondays, 8/7C] returns this evening with its mid-season [making it Season 4.5] premiere. I had the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with series stars Colin Ferguson [who is also a producer on the show] and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, who play Sheriff Jack Carter and Global Dynamics Chief Medical Officer Allison Blake, respectively.
We talked about the show’s many intriguing relationships; upcoming guest stars, and of course, how much fun they’re having on the show this season – among other things. It went so well, that Ferguson and Richardson-Whitfield went a full half-hour beyond their allotted time!
Most of Syfy’s Saturday night original movies are fun in that cheesy, ‘50s sci-fi/horror, B-movie kind of way. Some are brilliantly campy and others are just plain awful. This Saturday’s Red: Werewolf Hunter [9/8C] is one of their best. Part of the reason is that the writing is smarter; part of it is that it has a pretty decent cast. The key element is the star – Felicia Day [The Guild, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-long Blog] plays Virginia ‘Red’ Sullivan, the latest in a long line of werewolf hunters.
You probably know her as Slayer-in-Training Vi from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Mag from Dollhouse, or, if you’re a gamer, Codex from the long-running web series, The Guild. She’s a fine violinist and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science for Mathematics. Plus, she was Billy’s crush, Penny, in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – where she sang like an angel.
Because she’s a genuine Renaissance woman, you might think she’d be a bit full of herself, so, of course, she turns out to be the loveliest, most grounded, fun person to chat with. Not only that, she’s turning up on Syfy in two roles – one in Eureka, and the lead in Syfy’s TV-movie, Red: Werewolf Hunter [Saturday, 9/8C]. She spoke with a number of bloggers/journalists on Monday and went well beyond the expected hour – to the enjoyment of all.
Is there a better month of the year for monster movies than October? Of course not! Which is probably why Syfy is premiering two primo wolf-based Saturday night screamers: Red: Werewolf Hunter [starring Felicia Day, pictured above, in action] and Monsterwolf. Monsterwolf premieres on October 9th and Red: Werewolf Hunter debuts on October 30th – the night before Hallowe’en.
It’s not often that an original creation for the internet crushes servers and becomes a worldwide sensation. Of course, when such a project involves Joss Whedon, all bets are off – and when that project turns out to be the brilliant Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, well, you just have to sit up and take notice.
The story – Billy, a.k.a. Dr. Horrible [Neil Patrick Harris], wants to win the heart of Penny [Felicia Day] and join the Evil League of Evil, but the conceited superhero, Captain Hammer [Nathan Fillion] keeps getting in way… on both fronts – is simple, twisted and thoroughly entertaining. It may take a dark turn, but Whedon has been subverting people’s expectations ever since Brain-Dead Poets Society, the episode of Roseanne in which ultra-jock Darlene had to read a poem she’d written – in public! So, the thing is, nobody should have been surprised.