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AICN SDCC FALLOUT: SJimbrowski brings back a ton of webseries news from Comic Con—Felicia Day’s DRAGON AGE REDEMPTION! MORTAL KOMBAT! & Bryan Singer’s H+ THE DIGITAL SERIES!

What the &^% is AICN’s SDCC FALLOUT?

Ambush Bug here. Our new web series guru SJimbrowski scours the interweb to bring us webseries that embody the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with AICN’s Wild World of Webseries! This year, SJimbrowski dove head first into SDCC covering interviews, panels, and other shenanigans that went on at the convention. Here is the first in a series of articles covering all things webby at the con.


SJimbrowski here. Here’s what went on web-wise at the con.

 

DRAGON AGE REDEMPTION Panel

Felicia Day tried to make the series a similar format to THE GUILD with a beginning middle and end to each episode and without credits, which would play like a movie. Bit of an AV issue which was just a precursor to other Felicia Day panels, but the new trailer to DRAGON AGE REDEMPTION looked great. The wiki for the series describes it as follows: “Dragon Age: Redemption is a web series about an elven assassin named Tallis who is hunting down a renegade mage. The success of the mission is of the utmost importance to Tallis, who risks having her freedom taken away if she fails. Realizing that she can't do it all by herself, she enlists allies to help her. The series takes place in Ferelden, the same setting of Dragon Age: Origins.” Bioware wanted to make sure that everything in the series was canonical with the world of DRAGON AGE so that the characters could extend the characters from the game further. No release is set yet but it looks like the fall. I had a chance to meet Jeff Lewis and Sean Becker in the back of the panel and was able to get an interview with both. Look for those in future AICN WWWebseries columns and find out more about DRAGON AGE REDEMPTION here.


 

MORTAL KOMBAT Panel

The panel featured the last episode of the series. Why so long? Director Kevin Tancharoen explained “because it takes forever to render the special effects of fighting robots.” The last episode was great with crisp fighting that fans will really appreciate. I did find out after the panel that the reason for the lackluster fighting in the Jax/Kano fight was that the time to film the scene was limited and it was cold preventing a real warm up of Michael Jai White who was injured and unable to do high kicks. Check out episode nine below.





I was able to interview Kevin Tancharoen, the director, about the series before the panel which will be published later.


JEFF LEWIS’ 5 MINUTE COMEDY HOUR is looking to do a second season. I am sure we can look forward to more “can’t look away” trainwreck-style comedy.

 

H + Panel

Finally, H+: THE DIGITAL SERIES takes viewers on a journey into a apocalyptic future where technology has begun to spiral out of control…a future where 33% of the world’s population has retired its cell phones and laptops in favor of a stunning new device: an implanted computer system called H+. This tiny tool allows the user’s own mind and nervous system to be connected to the internet 24 hours a day. Bryan Singer had a video talking about the series and apologized for not being able to make the panel. Writers John Cabrera and Cosimo de Tommaso talked about the series and how they came up with the ideas. The ambition of the series is pretty awesome. It was shot entirely in Chile and they have over 3 hours of content. It consists of 48 small episodes of 3-6 minutes each covering 14 different characters. The series was built from the ground up for the web. They are still working out release dates and distribution. I was able to interview John Cabrera about the series after the panel, which will be published later. Find out more about H+ on its Facebook page.


Look for more interviews and follow ups in future AICN’s Wild World of Webseries articles!


Editing, compiling, imaging, coding, logos & cat-wrangling: Ambush Bug
Proofs, co-edits & common sense: Sleazy G
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  • July 28, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    MK Legacy...

    by SonOfChiba

    Has been pretty good, some eps much better than others and owned by MJW. And if I'm first, who gives a fuck?

  • July 28, 2011, 11:25 a.m. CST

    MK Legacy

    by gk1

    really has been good, except for that Kitana and Mileena one. I loved the take on Raiden, the ONLY issue i had was he should be Asian. the guy who played him was better than Lambert IMHO.

  • July 28, 2011, 11:49 a.m. CST

    MK Legacy. Short doses.

    by Playkins

    It's hard to judge short stories on anything other than feel or tone. There simply isn't enough time to construct a full story- it's more or less an outline. I like the look and feel of MK legacy, but a full film of that is still gonna suck.

  • July 28, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    wow...no one is posting?

    by mattforce7

    straaaange. I dug about half of these MK shorts.

  • July 28, 2011, 4:52 p.m. CST

    While visually stimulating, wearing a only a bustier while

    by Dennis_Moore

    adventuring is idiotic. Mixing in modern dress that's impractical ruined the aesthetic of fantasy fiction, art, and games.

  • July 28, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    While visually stimulating, wearing a only a bustier while

    by Dennis_Moore

    adventuring is idiotic. Mixing in modern dress that's impractical ruined the aesthetic of fantasy fiction, art, and games. Also, hate the manga influence on elf ears. They look like sad dogs, and make for an obvious target.

  • July 28, 2011, 4:55 p.m. CST

    Sorry for the hiccough

    by Dennis_Moore

  • July 28, 2011, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Question for those who've seen MK Legacy

    by BillEmic

    I saw the Jax/Kano fight in the first ep and was severely underwhelmed despite the fact that I love BOTH the actors playing those roles. Does Michael Jai White get to unleash his full abilities in later episodes or have they focused on other characters? Anybody who's seen Blood & Bone knows MJW can kick some series ass!

  • July 28, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    *serious ass

    by BillEmic

  • July 28, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST

    better than Lambert...

    by LostCause

    no-one is ever better than Lambert.

  • July 29, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    ISSUES!?!

    by greg vanderleun

    Where is some news about Crackle's "Issues" series?

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