I have been a long time fan of the web series The Guild, so when Felicia Day announced that she was producing a Google channel called Geek and Sundry, I waited in anticipation of its launch. Now that it has launched, and I’ve watched all the shows, I’m so happy to share this bastion of geekery with you.
The main menu is smack dab in the middle of the page, with each image representing the landing pad of one of the shows.
The shows are:
The Guild – here you can find the past four seasons of The Guild, as well as the weekly re-release of episodes of season five. You’ll also find bonus content, cast interviews and more. The Guild is a web series that centers on the adventures of Sid Sherman and her “Knights of Good” guild-mates interactions both online in a fictional MMO that is vaguely reminiscent of World of Warcraft, and offline in face to face encounters. If you’re a gamer, or know one, you’re sure to find this web series hilarious.
The Flog – this is Felicia Day’s show. It’s called The Flog as a combination of Felicia and Vlog. It’s dedicated to anything she wants to do. So far she’s tried her hand at blacksmithing, cooking, as well as shown off her talent with the violin. My favorite portion of the show is usually the Fave Five where she lists five of her favorite things for the week.
Written by a Kid – this show premieres on July 18th and looks like it is going to be awesome. The premise is that they asked kids ages 5-10 to tell an original sci-fi, fantasy, or horror story and then they turn the kid’s ideas over to a different director every week to bring to life.
Sword and Laser – if you like to read sci-fi or fantasy, you’re going to want to watch this show. For me this is a must watch. Based on the very successful, internet book club of the same name that had a pod cast where people could tune in. Now, Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt have used this opportunity to extend Sword and Laser to a show. You’ll get to see author interviews, book previews, stay up to date with new releases, as well as dish about the book being focused on by the book club for the month. Check this out every other Friday!
Dark Horse Motion Comics – each week Dark Horse Comics puts out a motion comic. Some are presented in their entirety like The Secret, others are introduction to a series, or a one off. Either way, you’ll find comic book goodness here!
TableTop – This is my favorite show (followed closely by The Flog)! I love games, period. It doesn’t matter if they are video games, roleplaying games, or tabletop games! Here you can join Wil Wheaton and a different ensemble of players every other Friday who get together to play tabletop games! So far they’ve played Small World and Settlers of Catan. (I love, love, love Settlers of Catan!) They also include interviews with the cast, and the occasional gag reel. So far the players have been: Grant Imahara, Jenna Busch, Sean Plott, James Kyson, Jane Espenson, and Neil Grayston. This show can give you great ideas on games you can pick up to play with your friends and family.
Learning Town – doesn’t arrive until the Fall of 2012! But I’m looking forward to it because it’s going to be musical comedy that centers on learning!
I hope you can find a show or two that you like and want to tune into every week (or every other week), because these shows are awesome, and are paving the way for how we can watch our favorite programming in the future!