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Felicia Day Previews Her ‘Magicians’ Character’s Motivations

Felicia Day Previews Her ‘Magicians’ Character’s Motivations
The Brakebills group is getting some unexpected help on their quest to restore magic to Earth and Fillory.

While sailing to sea on the Muntjac in search of the fourth of seven keys that will bring back magic, Quentin (Jason Ralph) happens upon Poppy, played by Felicia Day, a Brakebills Draconology grad student who’s been stranded in Fillory for months.

“Poppy has the key Quentin’s looking for, which solves his problem, but that brings other problems,” Day tells Variety about her new character on Syfy’s “The Magicians.” “Poppy’s motivations in the episode are not completely altruistic.”

Ahead of her debut on “The Magicians,” Day spoke with Variety about bringing Poppy to life, her run-in with Quentin, and whether she’ll meet Josh (Trevor Einhorn).

How familiar were you “The Magicians” books, or Poppy, before getting cast?

I had actually read the books many years ago when they first came out. The author
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Netflix’s Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters gets a first trailer

Netflix and Hasbro have released the first trailer for Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters, a new animated series which reimagines the classic toy line.

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters follows high school student Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez who are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their seemingly normal lives, transforming them into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.

Take a look at the trailer here…

Featuring in the cast of Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters are Scott Menville (Teen Titans Go!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Jake Armstrong/Stretch, Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead, Okja) as Nathan Park/Wingspan, Ogie Banks (Ultimate Spider-Man) as Ricardo Perez / Omni-Mass, Wil Wheaton (Teen Titans Go!, Star Trek: The Next Generation) as Rook, Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) as Erika, Keith David (Adventure Time, Rick and Morty) as Kane,
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Full Trailer For Netflix's Stretch Armstrong And The Flex Fighters Animated Series

Netflix has released a full trailer for their upcoming animated series Stretch Armstrong and The Flex Fighters. The series was inspired by the classic late 70's-early 80's action figure that kids could stretch. The series has a very different kind of tone and vibe as the original toy, but it looks like a fun series that the kids will enjoy.

The story follows a high school student named Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez and they are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their lives. They are transformed into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.

Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Hasbro Inc. previously had this to say in a statement:

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters is the first Hasbro brand to receive a Netflix original series order. We have been waiting for just
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Teaser Trailer For Netflix's Animated Series Stretch Armstrong And The Flex Fighters

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Hasbro's upcoming animated series Stretch Armstrong and the Freedom Fighters. The series was inspired by the classic stretchable action figure from the late 70's-early 80's. I had one of the toys when I was a kid, and although the first part of the trailer touches on that classic toy, this series is going to be something very different. It's a series that looks like it could be fun for the kids. Watch the trailer and you'll see what I mean.

The story follows a high school student named Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez and they are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their lives. They are transformed into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.

Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Hasbro Inc. had this to say
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Felicia Day’s Web Series ‘The Guild,’ Now Ten Years Old, Lands In The Smithsonian’s Permanent Collection

July 27, 2017 marked the ten year anniversary of the premiere of The Guild. Felicia Day's web series, which followed a group of gamers as they navigated their interpersonal relationships both inside and outside of their PCs, has endured as one of the great examples of its medium, and it will receive a memorialization that will fit that lofty status. During a panel at Comic-Con, Day announced that several items from The Guild's production will enter the permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

As Day explained to Tubefilter, her discussions with the Smithsonian began two years when the government-funded organization approached her. After lengthy talks, the Smithsonian selected curios from The Guild to add to its American History collection, in order to represent the world of new media. The chosen artifacts include several objects related to the song "Do You Want To Date My Avatar," including the outfit Day wore in that video,
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Stretch Armstrong And The Flex Fighters Animated Series Coming to Netflix

I'm sure some of you remember the classic Hasbro toy Stretch Armstrong, which first came out in the late 70s. I remember having one of the toys when I was growing up in the 80s. It was a toy of a superhero that could stretch. At one point, Hasbro was looking at adapting Stretch Armstrong into a feature film and Taylor Lautner was attached to star. Thankfully that didn't happen.

Instead, Hasbro opted to adapt the toy into an animated series called Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters and that series is coming to Netflix.

The story follows a high school student named Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez and they are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their lives. They are transformed into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.

Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President,
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Hasbro and Netflix announce Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters animated series

Netflix and Hasbro have announced a deal to bring the classic children’s toy Stretch Armstrong to the small screen with a new animated series entitled Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters.

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters follows high school student Jake Armstrong and his two best friends Nathan Park and Ricardo Perez who are accidentally exposed to an experimental chemical that forever changes their seemingly normal lives, transforming them into unlikely heroes who embark on a series of adventures.

Stretch Armstrong and the Flex Fighters is the first Hasbro brand to receive a Netflix original series order. We have been waiting for just the right moment to re-imagine Stretch for a new audience and our friends at Netflix got it right away; they have been a tremendous partner,” said Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, Hasbro Inc. “We have hit a superhero sweet spot, and with Netflix’s global reach,
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The Tubefilter Meetup Is Back!

It's back! By popular demand, the Tubefilter Meetup is hitting up Los Angeles with at least one event every quarter in 2017.

We're incredibly excited and looking forward to once again playing host to YouTube stars big and small, aspiring and established digital media creators, enterprising entrepreneurs, entertainment industry executives, advertisers, and brand representatives as we all evaluate, critique, and navigate the ever-changing new media landscape among friends, acquaintances, and business associates old and new.

It's crazy to think we hosted our first Tubefilter Meetup almost a decade ago in 2008. Way back then it served as a focal point and stomping ground for individuals invested in the nascent online video and digital media industries. It was a time and place where people with budding businesses and big ideas could congregate to exchange inspirations and know-how or find collaborators for whatever project the democratized tools of entertainment production made possible.

In the years since its inception,
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Netflix’s ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival, Starring Jonah Ray And Felicia Day, To Arrive April 14th

More than a year after the creators of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) raised more than $5.7 million on Kickstarter to bring their series back, the cult classic TV show is set to make its return. The revived version of MST3K will arrive on Netflix on April 14th, with 14 episodes slated for its new season.

As it did in its original ten-season run, which aired on channels like Comedy Central and Sci-Fi from 1989-99, MST3K will use its new episodes to riff on the spotty acting, cheesy effects, poor plotting, and other lampoon-able elements of old B-movies. Original series creator Joel Hodgson is involved in the revival as well, but most of the cast will consist of newcomers. Nerdist’s Jonah Ray will star as a man who, accompanied by a pair of chatty robots, is forced to watch the B-movies in question. Felicia Day, of The Guild and Geek & Sundry fame,
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Exclusive Portrait: Author & Actress Felicia Day in the Spotlight

Chicago – Familiar to video gamers everywhere with her web series “The Guild,” actress and author Felicia Day had a very busy 2016 with the release of her book, “You’re Never Weird on the Internet (Almost).” Photographer Joe Arce of HollywoodChicago.com shot this Exclusive Portrait of Ms. Day in April of 2016.

Felicia Day at Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Illinois, April of 2016

Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

Born in Huntsville, Alabama, Felicia Day studied music and math at the University of Texas, while at the same time perfecting her video game credibilities, mostly with the online game “World of Warcraft.” She moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting after graduation, and landed a recurring role in the TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” as potential slayer Vi. She went on to create the web series “The Guild,” and founded a YouTube channel “Geek & Sundry.” Her book,
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Watch: ‘Echo Torch’ Takes You A Heartfelt Journey Between This World and the Next

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Watch: ‘Echo Torch’ Takes You A Heartfelt Journey Between This World and the Next
For those who like their ghost stories with a side of sweetness, there’s “Echo Torch,” a new film directed by Chris Preksta. The cinematic short follows a photographer who creates a torch that can pierce the thin boundary between our world and a world of ghosts and phantoms. The photographer, stirred by motivations that will be revealed in time, dares to navigate this newfound boundary between worlds, discovering beautiful echoes of the past and a dangerous creature filled with evil intent.

Read More: ‘The Walking Dead’ Launches More ‘Fear’ With New Web Series

Preksta, known for the popular YouTube series “Pittsburg Dad” (over 35 million views), is also quite familiar with creating science fiction content for a digital format: Besides directing for “The Guild”, he created the online web series “The Mercury Men”, which premiered on Syfy in 2011, and has won accolades such as Best Director in 2011 at the Iawtv
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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Emerges as Big Winner at Makeup and Hairstylist Awards

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Emerges as Big Winner at Makeup and Hairstylist Awards
Notch up another big night for “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

The Oscar contender gained more momentum at tonight’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Guild awards, where it won trophies for best period and/or character makeup and for best special makeup effects.

Other feature film winners included “Furious 7,” “Pitch Perfect 2” and “Cinderella.”

Television winners included “American Horror Story: Hotel,” “Game of Thrones,” “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Walking Dead” and “Scream Queens.”

“Mad Max,” with three noms, led the field in the feature competition. “American Horror Story” was rewarded with five wins.

The Guild distributed prizes in 23 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater.

The ceremony took place at Paramount Studios Theatre before an audience of more than 700, including guild members, industry execs and press. Muahs president Sue Cabral-Ebert presided over the ceremony with “The Real’s” Loni Love serving as host. M.A.C. Cosmetics was the presenting sponsor.
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Castle Recap: A (Llan)view to a Kill

Castle Recap: A (Llan)view to a Kill
On a special Sunday installment of ABC’s Castle, Rick’s testimony as the witness to a murder took an unexpected turn when the mysterious Caleb Brown stepped in to represent the defendant.

PhotosFirefly Reunion on Castle: First Look at Summer Glau’s Private Eye

I was curious how this episode would play out, given the episodic photos that had been released. Namely, why would Rick be attending a book reading in the middle of a trial/investigation?

But as we see right away, that gathering in fact took place five months prior, and it was where Rick
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‘The Amazing Race’ Season 28 Introduction: Get Ready, Get Set, Influence!

Hello, my name is Jenni Powell and I am excited.

For those not familiar, I’ve been producing and creating in the digital media space since 2006. I started out in the fan community of lonelygirl15 (Rip Bree) and went on to work on The Guild and many other early scripted web series. I went on to produce the Emmy Award Winning The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Emma Approved. I currently am a producer on The New Adventures of Peter and Wendy and an Executive Producer and Co-Creator on Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets. I have a very deep love and passion for what I do and the digital media space as a whole.

But I also have another love. One I keep close to my heart, but that anyone who really knows me has witnessed the great excitement and fulfillment it brings me. I have even converted some people
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Felicia Day To Play Mad Scientist In ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Reboot

As thousands of adoring nerds will be happy to tell you, Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) is coming back. The long-running cult TV show recently launched a Kickstarter campaign, and its fans were quick to support it; with 17 days to go, the campaign has raised more than $2.6 million and ensured a new three-episode season.

With funding secured, fans began to wonder about the cast of the upcoming MST3K season. As creator Joel Hodgson explained, most of the show’s original cast decided not to reprise their roles. That left a lot of open positions, and in filling them, Hodgson has delivered an exciting bit of casting news: Felicia Day, known for her roles in web programs like The Guild and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, will play the mad scientist who serves as MST3K’s primary antagonist.

The plot of MST3K, for those who are unfamiliar with it, is explained
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'MST3K' Reboot Lands Felicia Day as Dr. Forrester's Daughter

'MST3K' Reboot Lands Felicia Day as Dr. Forrester's Daughter
Earlier this month, Mystery Science Theater 3000 creator Joel Hodgson launched a Kickstarter page, asking for at least $2 million to create new episodes of the cult classic TV series. The campaign reached its first goal of $2 million in just eight days, which will fund the first three episodes, but they are seeking as much as $5.5 million to produce an entire 12-episode season. The campaign has raised $2.59 million so far, and earlier today, Joel Hodgson posted an update on the Kickstarter page, revealing that Felicia Day has come aboard to portray Kinga Forrester, the daughter of Dr. Clayton Forrester, with comedians Hampton Yount and Baron Vaughn set to voice Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo.

Felicia Day's Kinga Forrester will be the new Mad Scientist in this updated version of MST3K, who Joel Hodgson described as both comedic and threatening. The original mad scientist was her father, Dr. Clayton Forrester,
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Felicia Day Joins Cast of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Reboot

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Felicia Day Joins Cast of ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Reboot
Internet comedian Felicia Day has been added as the new Mad for the Kickstarter-funded reboot of “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Day made the announcement on her official Twitter account, saying, “Yes it’s true, I am going to play Dr Forrester’s daughter on new @MST3K! Will terrorize the hell outta @jonahray!” Day has previously appeared in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Eureka.” She also appeared in Joss Whedon‘s Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and the web series “The Guild.” Also Read: 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' Kickstarter Hits $2 Million Goal in Less Than a Week
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Dr. Horrible Team Reflects on Cutting Costs, Singing Fears, More — Plus: Where Are the Characters Now?

Dr. Horrible Team Reflects on Cutting Costs, Singing Fears, More — Plus: Where Are the Characters Now?
Eight years ago this November, the Writers Guild of America went on strike, a 12-week work stoppage that ultimately scored scribes (among other things) a piece of the growing digital-media pie, but also would come to be blamed for derailing shows such as Heroes and Pushing Daisies while allowing unscripted “reality” programming to gain a firmer foothold in the TV landscape.

The WGA action also helped sire Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, a three-act musical comedy crafted by Whedon brothers Joss, Zack and Jed, along with Maurissa Tancharoen, and financed for barely $200,000.

PhotosDr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: Who’s Who?
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Joss Whedon Says He Made More Money From ‘Dr. Horrible’ Than The First ‘Avengers’ Movie

Joss Whedon Says He Made More Money From ‘Dr. Horrible’ Than The First ‘Avengers’ Movie
Joss Whedon shared an eye-opening fact during Saturday night’s reunion of the “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” team: He’s made more money from his independently financed 2008 Internet musical than he did from writing and directing Marvel’s first blockbuster “Avengers” movie.

Whedon noted this point during the Q&A following a screening of the 45-minute “Dr. Horrible” tuner starring Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Nathan Fillion, who took part in the reunion that kicked off Paleyfest NY at the Paley Center for Media. The stat made jaws drop, as 2012’s “The Avengers” grossed more than $600 million domestically alone.

The foursome shared fond memories of the Diy production process on “Dr. Horrible,” a pioneering moment for made-for-Internet content. “I do enjoy the purity of its success,” Harris noted. “It just was what it was.”

“Dr. Horrible,” a musical about the titular super villain played by Harris, was conceived
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Felicia Day Interview: gaming, geekiness and Babe

From Gamergate threats to her new autobiography, we chat to Felicia Day about being weird on the internet...

Being a nerd doesn’t mean what it used to.

In Back To The Future, Marty McFly travels to the fifties and discovered his father is the town punching bag. Being a nerd back then meant tucked-in pants, a shirt buttoned to the top, and a feeble, nasally willingness to do the jocks’ homework. George McFly was a cartoon of tropes, including a professed love for science fiction. But the key difference between the nerd as a high school stereotype and the nerd of 2015 is this: George McFly wasn’t a nerd because of his interest in science fiction – he was a nerd because he was insecure and hadn’t danced to a Chuck Berry riff yet. His interest in sci-fi was an accessory to add credibility to his nerdy identity.

But today,
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