The Guild Season 6, plus more music videos, confirmed
|NEWS - OFFWORLD|
At a Comic Con panel for Geek & Sundry, her YouTube channel which is host to shows such as The Flog and Tabletop, Felicia Day talked about her first and most popular web series, The Guild.
Spinoff Online reports that:
"Day then announced what fans in attendance had been eagerly awaiting - that the sixth season of The Guild will join the Geek & Sundry lineup."
After 5 very popular seasons (it's one of the most viewed web series on the entire internet), it's not surprising that The Guild would get a sixth season, but after speculation from fans, it's good that The Guild Season 6 is finally confirmed. That is, unless Geek & Sundry includes non-existent shows. (Though technically, you could argue that every YouTube channel has an infinite number of non-existent shows, as well as any existing ones. But which non-existent shows are better? It's an unwinnable argument, but hey, this is the internet, so people will argue about it.)
"A fan asked if there would be any more Guild music videos, and Day teased, "It could be on the agenda for next season. I'm not going to tell you, but I kind of just told you. Spoiler alert!""
Either this was a lighthearted, spur of the moment response to accidentally letting the cat out of the bag (though, since this is web video we're talking about, the phrase should probably be "letting the Lolcat out of the bag"), or some kind of deep reflection on the nature of spoilers in light of the immediacy and interaction inherent in the contemporary interface between creators and fans. Or both.
The panel included more interesting tidbits, such as the fact that cast member Amy Okuda almost didn’t show up for the table read for The Guild, when she realised it was for a YouTube video she wouldn’t get paid for. But five seasons later, it seems clear that she made the right decision.
Along similar lines, Felicia's co-star Sandeep Parikh said of the show's intial low budget:
“I think it’s a testament to having a specific vision, and when you have that vision in the form of an awesome script, you start to find the resources to make it happen.”
So, to paraphrase Nathan Fillion's Captain Hammer from Doctor Horrible's Sing-a-Long Blog (which incidentally also stars Felicia Day), "Everyone's a hero in their own way... / In their own somewhat financially limited kind of way..."
More seriously, though, it's an inspiration to us all. If you have awesome ideas, then go and be awesome. Having money at your disposal can help, but it's not what makes awesome. For that you need an awesome machine, and it's called a brain.
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