While I’m pleased to be showing the first, surprisingly good-looking trailer for Bioware and Felicia Day’s Dragon Age: Redemption web series, you know what I’m really excited about? The chance for more people to be totally enraged with how Day isn’t a supermodel and is a talentless hack. You know, I’m not going to say that Day is the second coming of Helen Mirren or anything, but she does all right for herself. You may not enjoy The Guild (I haven’t seen it) or Dr. Horrible (I actually don’t) but at the very least, I don’t know how you can watch the Legend of Neil where she’s an insane fairy-whore and not believe at the very least she has some considerable comedic chops.
As for her nerdery, I can’t for the life of me understand why Felicia Day gets as much grief as Olivia Munn. Felicia Day made a long-running web series about World of Warcraft players in real life which was popular enough that it was actually picked up by Microsoft. Olivia Munn’s claim to nerd fame is eating a hot dog on G4 with her hands tied behind her back. I feel pretty confident in saying Day is the truer nerd.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.