Slice of SciFi #266: A Conversation with Felicia Day

>felicia_dayIn the News:

  • SciFi to SciFact: Lasers as weapons.
  • A new exhibit of Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion models opened in L.A.
  • A piece of Newton’s apple tree is part of the new shuttle mission

Special Segment: Nigel Blackwood files his latest report, covering all the news from across time and space.

Movie Talk:

  • Find out how the short film “Pixels” could become a feature film.  We’ve got the full video below.
  • Hammer Horror is coming back… and in 3-D

Slice of Trivia: This week Kurt in St. George has some new clips.  Think you know them?  Email your clips to Kurt at Slice of Trivia. Your entries could get picked and played on the show.

TV Talk: “Doctor Who” is hitting the stage.  Yes, our news director is excited.

Interview: This week, we talk to Felicia Day, star of “The Guild,” “Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and a ton of other genre projects. She’s a guest at this year’s Phoenix Comicon, taking place next weekend.

In the Future:

  • “Rollercoaster Tycoon” has been optioned for a movie.
  • Our final story this week is for the older members of our audience.  It’s about a new division of Vivid Video for superhero parodies.

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. Keep your comments brief, or funny, and maybe you’ll hear your message on the voicemail show!

Video: “Pixels”

Video: “Batman: XXX” (It’s SFW)

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Promo: Phoenix ComicCon
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  1. Bob says

    Okay guys, which distracted you more:
    Coming down from your chat with Felicia Day, or the Batman porn trailer?

    Or is browser having an accident and not picking up any option to listen to the show?

  2. 1972devours says

    “Pixels” reminds me of Doomsday Arcade, a web series that recently wrapped up on The Escapist. It’s about two teenagers on the run in Australia when videogame characters come to life and start invading the real world. It starts off a bit shaky but rapidly find it’s footing, and is filled with more pop-culture and videogame references than you can shake a lazercat at.

  3. fairuse says

    OK, now you have gone & done it – two chart topping show segments that required 100% of my attention. Doc said I should pay .. see the kitty .. Oh, sorry.

    Felicia Day, star of “The Guild,” (notice your comma is hiding behind that quote) was a pleasure to listen to and sold me on her show. [buy now] and Pixels is fantastic. Then of course there is Nigel. All the other fun yah’ll have is great, however, I can work on and convert H.264 to MJPEG so my antique iMac can play it and listen.

    That is all I have. Later -f

  4. ejdalise says

    No matter who the guest is, I generally conclude they are “presenting” their public persona, that they are “on-the-job”; not so with Ms. Day.

    She might just be that good an actress, but she got me believing she’s a person who is smart, has a good sense of humor, is grounded in reality, and would be a pleasure to meet and talk to not just in the context of her celebrity status, but because she is both nice and interesting.

    That now makes one (1) person who shattered my low opinion of celebrities. Too small a sample to raise hope for more, but enough not to write off the lot as a vacuous blob of human flesh.

    On a side note, my Roku is now entertaining me with series 1-3 of The Guild. Good stuff.