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July 29 2009

Felicia Day, "V" Winners in Comic-Con Buzz Wars according to io9. Article lists 10 projects/people who (unlike many) came out of Comic-Con San Diego with more buzz than they came in with. V (with Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk) and Felicia Day come in at #3 and #5 respectively.

Fun article I hadn't seen before commenting on the campaigns for buzz at Comic-con and who actually seemed to catch that lightning in a bottle (subjective of course). "V" write-up singles out Morena Baccarin and Alan Tudyk performances. Felicia Day's write-up includes love for "The Guild", "Dollhouse" and an allusion to "Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog": "All she needed was the announcement of a musical about cyborg Penny, and she'd have ruled the entire con."

I have to say this surprises me because the V panel was extremely disappointing; not the people (I loved seeing Morena in person for the first time, as well as Scott Wolf and Elizabeth Mitchell) but being subjected to some 40, 45 minutes of video clips only to bring the actors/producers/writers on last was nuts. And though the acting ranged from okay to quite good in the scenes shown (Morris Chestnut was a stand out - he brought a lot of passion to his acting), I don't think I bought in much to the story (not even because I already know what's coming).

I'm a bit worried that Morena's character has little variety or much for her to do, as far as I could see, other than be enigmatic and serene while keeping her voice carefully modulated. Oh, and thanks USA for the spoilers in the clips you brought to the Con.
Were they clips, Tonya? I thought they screened the pilot episode, with the fade-outs being the scene/act breaks . . . but I concur with the disappointment (and since I've said this already twice here, that's all I'm going to say about it). Strange, too, that "Stargate: Universe" is in the list - admittedly I'm not a fan, but it looked pretty tedious, and the fan reaction wasn't that strong. Robbie Carlyle was awesome, natch.

And my informants told me "Tron" was laughable . . . OTOH, Felicia definitely created huge amounts of buzz at CC, with both the ubiquitous Guild appearances and creativity, and her guest introduction at the Dr. Horrible singalong (and by popping up next to me in line for a Starbucks on Thursday morning. :-). She is truly awesome.
Oh, you know what, SNT? I got into Ballroom A late, so maybe that was what it was, but I was confused by it (and also totally distracted having to sit at the back where a door was constantly being held open by CC staff and people slamming doors going in and out). I also recognized many scenes I'd already seen on the Internet, so I was kind of eh.
It was indeed the pilot episode and not just clips. However, they noted that it's not the finished version -- additional sfx and music are to be added. I thought it was a pretty good effort for a 1-hr pilot, which are traditionally "meh" IMO. At least this pilot had a few key "reveals" by the end, whereas the original series took several episodes to let us know about the Visitors true nature.

I will need to see several episodes before I give it a hearty thumbs-up or thumbs-down. Color me cautiously optimistic.
And speaking of Alan Tudyk and Felicia Day, count the awesome in this pic!
Wow, Alan is *cough* brave to wear that t-shirt. Nice photo!

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