The Day Is Here: Live Action Dragon Age, Ep 1

By Alec Meer on October 11th, 2011 at 4:59 pm.

78% of the budget was spent on those ears

I haven’t watched this first episode of the Felicia Day-starring Dragon Age live action web series Redemption yet and thus would be A NASTY STINKY LIAR if I passed any comment on it at this stage, but I have embedded it below. Let’s watch it together!

This accompanies the release of the latest Dragon Age II DLC, Mark of the Assassin, which you can buy right now and looks like this:

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123 Comments »

  1. elnalter says:

    terrible.

    • Adekan says:

      You know what? I came in here wanting to blast this, and yet after watching it I can’t. Remove yourself from the fact it is associated with DA at all, look at it like you would Xena or Herculese and it’s actually kind of enjoyable. For the record, I hated DA 1, didn’t play 2 and have no idea who Felicia Day is.

    • Greg says:

      Perhaps, but at least it gives cosplayers something to do.

    • Groove says:

      I’m not sure what I think of this. Terrible is probably too much, but then I thought about it more….and terrible came back onto the table.

      The script didn’t immeadiately offend me, but then going back over it I realised I was so bored because it utterly failed to engage, since most of the time things seemed to happen without reason. And the wit. Ugh. It wasn’t dreadful, but it certainly wanted to be witty and certainly failed.

      I liked the equipment, and quanari getup, they worked better then I thought they would have. The bad exception being the templar’s shield that looked like it was made of paper. The good exception being the massive axe thing, it looked like something I actually used in the game.

      The setting…not great. It looked like a home movie a friend made, with better camera work.

      And the Dramatic Poses. People don’t land like that, so immersion breaking.

      So, terrible? Kinda, yeah.

  2. Will Tomas says:

    Well… it has a good depth of field for a digital production.

    If you can’t say something nice, etc.

  3. Text_Fish says:

    I thought everyone agreed it was best to pretend this never existed?

  4. Zelaxe says:

    What the fuck did I just watch?

    • ThinkAndGrowWitcher says:

      Wondrous acting? Exciting script? Masterful direction? Atmosphere-enhancing editing?…

      Nope. Just a bunch of Qun’ts.

      And thank christ Felicia Day learned so much from working with Joss Whedon and co on Buffy The Vampire Slayer [skill enhancement attained: sarcasm +5].

  5. noom says:

    Finished watching. Now commencing unwatching.

    (really though, it could have been worse… at least slightly)

    • DeathHamsterDude says:

      Yeah, it definitely could have been worse. It wasn’t good, but it could have been worse. I don’t want to go all nerdboi rage on it, as the internet tends to favour dichotomous comments about everything and anything. It either SUCKS BALLZ/GAY or is TEH BESTEST THING EVAH! . . . this was neither. If it was a fan-made series I might be more favourable to it.

    • President Weasel says:

      I’m with you two fellas*. It wasn’t the best thing I ever saw, but it’s not as though I’ve ever made a better relatively low budget video set in a game universe, so I’m not really in much of a position to criticise.
      And I’m not going to make one of those “I want my five minutes back” posts either, because really I wasn’t planning on doing much of anything with those five minutes.

      They’re giving it a decent go and it’s not terrible. I think on the whole I mildly approve?

      *there’s a small but statistically significant chance you’re not fellas. No offence.

    • Javier-de-Ass says:

      you’re not in a position to criticise because you haven’t made anything better? :-DD I’ve got news for you, close to all of game/movie/book/anything criticism comes from a place like this. of course you’re in a position to criticise.

    • Wulf says:

      The funny thing is that I’ve been watching Hercules: The Legendary Journeys lately. (I loved that show, so much.) And… well, what I can say is that I now have a point of direct comparison. I can also say that it could have been so, so, so much better. It could have been better by a factor of thousands. It’s not completely fair to match it up against something like Herc, which actually has great writing on occasion, some fantastic characterisation, fun plot twists, and some incredible action and special effects that have rarely been matched by shows of the like. But, you know, Herc does exist as a standard. And I just feel that if you‘re going to attempt to do something like this then you at least need to understand what made Herc so great first.

      You just have to watch Hercules: TLJ again to realise how this doesn’t compare on every level. It’s not the worst thing ever, but now that I know how bad it is, it’s not something I’d watch again even if I were paid to.

  6. Premium User Badge Bluerps says:

    I don’t get it. Why is this so bad? Why?

    • Dr I am a Doctor says:

      Felicia Day

    • staberas says:

      @Dr I am a Doctor
      shut up.

      A FD Fanboy.

    • Hoaxfish says:

      wanting to see a girl naked is not the same as wanting to see her act

    • Wulf says:

      I don’t think it’s so much Felicia Day. She sounded pretty good in the Races of Tyria video. I just think that it’s really poor and creatively bankrupt writing, improper use of actors, and a very poorly managed budget budget. Even with a tiny budget you can do better than this (check out Nuka Break), and some of the people they have in some of the roles just… don’t work. They aren’t at all believable. So the end result is that it feels less like, say, something that can sit favourably alongside the likes of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and more like a filmed LARP.

    • Nallen says:

      And this video has nothing to do with either.

    • Nallen says:

      “I don’t think it’s so much Felicia Day… I just think that it’s really poor and creatively bankrupt writing, “
      Written by: Felicia Day

    • Skabooga says:

      Ho ho ho! Reversal 2000 points!

    • Eukatheude says:

      She ought to be quite egocentric.

  7. westyfield says:

    Haha. Hahahahahahaha. Ha ha.
    Ha.

    Yeah, it’s bad.

  8. Post-Internet Syndrome says:

    I’m thinking i might actually not watch it.

    • Grygus says:

      It’s not awesome but I don’t think it’s as bad as the comments here led me to believe it would be. The drama is a little ham-fisted, and some of the props don’t hold up to scrutiny but overall it wasn’t bad at all for an amateur film.

      If you are familiar with Dragon Age, I don’t think it’s a waste of time. If you’re not, I don’t think they gave you a reason to care.

  9. Advanced Assault Hippo says:

    A filmic revelation.

  10. bleeters says:

    On the plus side, the dlc is really quite splendid.

    *Largely pretends the other thing didn’t happen*

    • DeathHamsterDude says:

      Is the DLC actually okay? I doubt I’ll get it, unless there’s a big sale on DLC’s at some point, but I’d like to know. I heard they’re DA:Originifying it a little.

    • Nice Save says:

      Has there been a sale on any DLC ever?

    • povu says:

      The DLC of New Vegas had a nice discount on Steam when the main game went on sale during the summer.

  11. chabuhi says:

    Clearly a lot of effort went into this production. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t deliver. The action sequences are stilted and over-edited. I don’t know if this was a time issue or because the actors are not accustomed to doing action. I found it jarring to see a smash cut to Tallis in a recovery pose when we didn’t really see the action that brought her there (e.g. – the roll down the hill), or the over-cooked drop from the tree, where she landed looking down and then dramatically looked up at us. Out of place, I thought. Would have worked better if her drop from the tree had been a surprise. They also would have been better off releasing the film in it’s entirety – I don’t think it makes for episodic fare. Such a shame, it was cool to see Day get this opportunity, but it might have been squandered a bit.

  12. The_Great_Skratsby says:

    ….Who is this aimed at again?

  13. DeathHamsterDude says:

    I don’t understand why low-budget online shows always seem to be badly written too. It seems to me that a passable (not brilliant, just passable) script should be relatively easy and cheap to write. It wouldn’t even need to be written by a professional, just an amateur with a modicum of talent and enthusiasm. These things don’t need to be bad on a tight budget. Look at that Fallout short from a while back. That was well done, and it was done for a pittance. I honestly feel that I could have thrown that script together myself in ten or twenty minutes, and had time left over to browse reddit.

    I am confuse.

    *EDIT* – Also just got the article title there. Aaaaaaah. Aaaaah. I see what you did with the name and the noun and the interchangey.

    • Nameless1 says:

      I totally agree.

    • Wulf says:

      Nuka. Break.

      >8|

      Nuka Break was not badly written, at all. In fact, it’s one of the best fan productions I’ve seen, and could actually stand fairly favourably alongside actual shows. It was funny, clever, and really captured the atmosphere of Fallout. Just because this is poorly written tripe, doesn’t mean that everything like this is (even if a lot of it is).

    • FunkyBadger3 says:

      It seems to me that a passable (not brilliant, just passable) script should be relatively easy and cheap to write. It wouldn’t even need to be written by a professional, just an amateur with a modicum of talent and enthusiasm.

      Oddly, writing well is actually quite hard to do.

    • DeathHamsterDude says:

      @Wulf ‘Look at that Fallout short from a while back. That was well done, and it was done for a pittance’

      I agreed with you. Nuka Break was the best fan-made film I’ve seen. It was great. So great, in fact, that I used it as an example of the fan-made, low-budget genre. ;)

      @FunkyBadger3 – I do agree with you, broadly speaking, but I wasn’t speaking of writing an online show that would go down in the annals as one of the greats, just something that wouldn’t make people cringe when they heard it. There’s a rather wide chasm between the two. Also, yes, I’m aware of the difficulties personally too. I’m an aspiring writer myself, and egads, I know how long it takes to polish a piece until it shines even a little bit. ;)

  14. Lobotomist says:

    I seen fan made films far far far superior to this. On zero budget… ( just check this italian Star Wars fan film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQzOQI1Rdn0)

    And just imagine that this had financial backing from both Bioware and AMD

    • noom says:

      Watched first ten minutes or so of that; looks really impressive. No time to watch the rest right now, but I’ll definitely come back to it.

    • Premium User Badge JiminyJickers says:

      That is awesome, just started watching it but good job finding it. Will now continue.

  15. Zorganist says:

    That peasant being repressed around the 5-minute mark all seemed just a little bit Monty Python. It’s going to be hard to take it seriously after that.

    Also, am I alone in thinking that seeing Felicia Day is such pointlessly revealing armour is just a little bit disconcerting?

    • sneetch says:

      The armour was very Dragon Age though so it was pointlessly revealing but “appropriate” for the setting.

    • Zorganist says:

      But all of the women in Dragon Age (and games in general) are quite well-endowned. Felicia Day? Not so much.

      That, and the fact that her other stuff, like The Guild and Dr. Horrible, doesn’t really play up her sexuality at all makes it incredibly strange to see her trying to be alluring and ‘sexy’ in this. Appropriate to the setting it might be, but it doesn’t work at all, and has a detrimental effect on the show.

    • lowprices says:

      So your problem wasn’t that the armour was pointlessly revealing, but that Felicia Day doesn’t have big enough tits for you to see anything fun?

      Good to know.

      Also: I just watched it again and imagined the peasant shouting “Help! Help! I’m being repressed!” It improved the experience no end, so thank you for that.

    • Zorganist says:

      My point was that it was off-putting seeing Felicia Day running around a field in a chainmail corset, when I’m used to her playing more modest characters. Tallis gives off the impression of trying too hard to please 13 year old fanboys with some gratuitous cleavage shots.

      The armour was pointlessly revealing, but would of worked better on a Dragon Age character model, because they’re all hopelessly buxom.

    • Wulf says:

      I’m terribly amused by this line of comments. It says so much about games and gamers in general, but especially of Dragon Age and Bioware’s attitudes in particular. It’s just funny.

    • quijote3000 says:

      In games, we have mods for that kind of needs. That includes changing the character model, or even the face to better suit our desires. Sadly, this is just live action.

  16. Stitched says:

    I didn’t ask for this.

  17. Premium User Badge HermitUK says:

    Using this as an excuse to relink Fallout: Nuka Break. A fan-film that manages to be well written and work on a limited budget. Episode 4′s out.

    • westyfield says:

      Episode 4 is out? Sweet!
      Also, there are episodes 2 and 3? TRIPLE SWEET!

    • Lobotomist says:

      Woot! They made more episodes !!! How I didnt know this !?

      Thanks, Thanks !

      p.s

      You see at least Dragon Age flick was not complete loss after all ;P

    • Wooly Wugga Wugga says:

      Thank yopu so much for pointing these out to me. They’re brilliant and the writing makes the Dragon Age series look stupid :

      “You stole these!”

      “Victimless crime”

      “How so?”

      “Well, nobody died.”

      Love it.

      I must say that I’m disappointed that I had to learn about this in a comment thread and not in an RPS blog post.

      Also Fallout girl is much hotter than elf chick.

    • povu says:

      What the hell, I never knew they made more stuff after that first Nuka Break fan film. Thanks!

    • Lobotomist says:

      Fallout girl rules ! :D

    • Wulf says:

      There is a SERIES now?!?

      …okay, be back in a bit. Nuka Break was incredibly awesome, so this I have to see.

    • Premium User Badge Durkonkell says:

      Good lord! They made more of these and I didn’t know?! MAN.

      RPS: You covered the first one, the fact that there are MORE should really be on the front page somewhere!

    • HothMonster says:

      technically the one from before was the “pilot,” so you all have 4 more episodes to watch, congratulations!

    • Sardukar says:

      Nuka Break Goodness? More of? Oh, Internets. Will your bounteous bounty ever run low?

  18. Drazilek says:

    It’s bad yes, the acting isn’t exactly stellar, however I’m liking the costumes and make up artistry.

    However, it does have Felicia Day, so it automatically makes it good too. So Lawful Neutral?

  19. sneetch says:

    I’ve seen a whole lot worse than this. I reckon I could enjoy it.

    • Wulf says:

      I’ve seen so, so, so much better. In regards to professional productions and fan films alike. I couldn’t watch five minutes of this without wincing. I doubt I could watch it even if I were paid to.

  20. DigitalSignalX says:

    Obligatory link to a *facepalm* image.

  21. Unaco says:

    This reminds me…

    On the last thread/article about this, someone asked about The Witcher/Hexer/Wiedzmin series. I said I hadn’t seen it, but had heard it was quite poor. I would like to retract that statement. Turns out, the terrible thing was the Movie, which was somehow created by editing together the 13 episodes from the TV series… It was confusing, and corrupted the source material quite severely.

    The 13 part TV series, on the other hand, is actually pretty damn good. It’s by no means perfect… It can appear cheap at times, reusing actors & locations, hardly sophisticated effects etc. and it does stray from the source material somewhat. But, some of the performances are great, the episodes follow a lot of the stories quite faithfully, the fight sequences are pretty good, the music is quite good, and overall it has quite a lot of charm to it. Definitely would recommend it, although it can be slightly confusing. Definitely picks up from around episode 6 as well.

  22. Kleppy says:

    The elf in the picture is the worst, most fake looking elf I’ve ever seen. What a shame.

  23. magnus says:

    I haven’t felt like this since the last-time I saw Nigella Lawson on TV!

  24. utharda says:

    Wait, this isn’t porn?

  25. diamondmx says:

    Even if someone thought it was worth watching, they seem to have went out of their way to make it impossible to follow.
    I … err, a strange person who wanted to watch this which is totally not me … don’t want to follow every youtube video machinima posts, so it’s pretty retarded there isn’t a link for following just this series.

    Maybe they just assumed noone would want to see more?

  26. Nim says:

    I’m passing on watching this.
    I’m passing on impotently internet-hating it too.

  27. Furius says:

    From the producers of Vic & Bobs Afternoons Delights….

  28. dogsolitude_uk says:

    So Felicia Day wrote it, executive-produced it and starred in it, and has given herself an attractive, gutsy character who’s great at fighting.

    I’m not expecting any sudden surprises in the character development as this rolls on. I’m sure she’ll also turn out to be a genius alchemist, healer, poisoner, trap maker, fluent in a number of long-lost languages and everyone will fancy her too.

    I actually quite enjoyed watching it, but wished the editing hadn’t been quite as choppy. I’m also a bit tired of characters in shows and films jumping off something high only to land on one knee with both fists on the ground before they look up slowly and dramatically at the camera. I’m sure landing like that would hurt.

    And besides, there’s always a chance your eyes may fall out when you hit the ground. Probably.

    • Wulf says:

      Oh. That might be the problem. Felicia Day can act but she absolutely cannot write. I think this versus the Races of Tyria video proves that. And that’s not to insult Ms. Day at all, because there are plenty of actors out there who can act but not write, and there are plenty who’ve tried to write despite not being able to write. Then there are those who can’t act or write but are completely deluded, like Uwe Wotshisface.

      But yes, that does seem to be the weak link here. I mean, even compared to a fan production like Nuka Break, this is fairly terrible. So once again this might come down to the simple realisation that Bioware just need better writers across the board (which is beginning to sound like a very familiar sentence).

    • Groove says:

      dogs makes a god point. This has a strong whiff of Mary-Lu about it. Which is crazy to think given that this is a ‘professional’ work.

  29. non_entity says:

    I …. really don’t like it and I hate it that I don’t but I just … can’t. There’s so many things wrong with this, this really doesn’t help the Dragon Age brand recover from the damage DA2 did. I wanted to like it because of Felicia Day, because of Bioware, because of Dragon Age but …. no. I could nitpick a thousand things here but gonna stop here… just so disappointed. :(

  30. Xanadu says:

    The ears just don’t work. Oversized ears in the game’s art style are ok, but here they look like the rubber props they are. So is this fan service (in which case it’s just not for me) or advertising for their DLC? (arguably better than some of the lamentable ME2 ads Bioware put out, but still won’t make me buy it until the GOTY comes out)

    • PhallicBaldwin says:

      DONT BUY THIS GAME DO NOT BUY IT I AM NOT KIDDING

    • Wulf says:

      If it was meant to be advertising, then that’s what the advertising would be saying to me, yes.

    • bleeters says:

      All things considered, it seems to be the other way around. Folk I talked to loved the dlc, but are generally unenthusiastic about the live action series. They’re watching it just to see more of the Tallis character, who they first encountered in Mark of the Assassin.

  31. dogsolitude_uk says:

    Dammit, I know who she reminds me of now! There used to be this girl in the local LARP group who used to wander round the town wearing these plasticky elf ears…

    Strange girl. I bumped into her at a party once, but forgot to ask her why she wore them day-in day-out. Maybe she was doing it for a bet, or maybe she got latex adhesive muddled with superglue or something. I never found out.

  32. Hobbitmolester says:

    That was…awesome!

  33. Tyshalle says:

    Man, that was awful. I thought Felicia was so much more clever than this.

    They clearly put some money into this. They hired Shawna Trpic or whatever her name is to do the costume design, and she’s been involved with a lot of TV work (a lot of Joss Whedon stuff, incidentally), and the fact that they have special effects at all, and crazy ass costumes clearly shows that they had more money than your average fan film, so why in the hell would they blow so much of it on shit like funky blue giants with foam horns and plastic claws glued onto the tops of their fingernails? Why couldn’t they have gone for something much more human centric, with less stupid action shots and really flamboyant weapons that make this looks like a LARPing camp documentary. With all the money they could have saved on shitty special effects and shitty Qunari makeup they could have invested in a decent pair of elf ears, damnit!

    • Wulf says:

      It didn’t need to be more human-centric, frankly. I’ve seen werewolf suits that could easily be worked into the budget of a fan film, that are so far superior to anything in this that it isn’t even funny. A friend of mine made an incredibly set of werewolf paws, and they cost about $25 to make, overall. They’re worryingly convincing. So it’s not that it needs to be human-centric, it’s just that the design of the non-human elements is incredibly shit, and that they were completely ripped off by the people they got their costumes from.

      Really, again, there are fan productions out there which look better than this and include non-human elements. You can’t blame the human elements, it was, to say it once again, a badly managed budget. They went with big names instead of looking for lesser knowns who could’ve done a far, far better job for a tenth of the price. There are people out there doing stuff for film colleges and whatnot that completely dwarf this, so it just seems to be that Bioware are stuck in a corporate mindset, wherein if something costs more then it must always necessarily be better.

      But that’s not at all the case. You can’t blame a badly managed budget on any non-human elements when stuff exists with non-human elements which is clearly better in every conceivable way. Let’s not misdirect anger here and let’s be completely honest, completely.

      1. Dragon Age character designs tend to be a bit shit.
      2. Whomever was managing their budget was an idiot.

      I’m betting you that if CD Projekt RED did something like this with The Witcher, they’d be able to include all sorts of non-human elements in their production and still have a sane budget, with it looking and being incredible.

      This was just a piss poor production, simple as.

    • Tyshalle says:

      Yeah, okay. Maybe they could have made it look less terrible if they had gone full on indie, looked for talented kids with no resume but a lot of talent and willing to work for peanuts, instead of going after people who wanted to get paid for their work. Creativity can often trump money, I’m not disagreeing there. I’m just saying that, if you’re gonna go the Hollywood route with a small budget, go the route that lets you maximize on what you’re able to do well, and not go for something big and epic with a shitty script that you’re just not gonna be able to do well.

    • Muzman says:

      “Wulf sez: It didn’t need to be more human-centric, frankly. I’ve seen werewolf suits that could easily be worked into the budget of a fan film, that are so far superior to anything in this that it isn’t even funny. A friend of mine made an incredibly set of werewolf paws, and they cost about $25 to make, overall. They’re worryingly convincing. So it’s not that it needs to be human-centric, it’s just that the design of the non-human elements is incredibly shit, and that they were completely ripped off by the people they got their costumes from.”

      How long did these werewolf paws take to make though? And how much would they cost if your friend charged at standard rates? Would they stand up to a days shooting or are they close ups only? Does he/she need to be there to apply, remove and maintain them during the shoot and how many other items must he/she perform this task for?

      I’m not going to defend this particular production. Seems like Day should stick to comedy, for one thing (America just looks shit too. Go to frigging Europe). But people tend to forget that if you are making a proper production with a schedule to stick to and just about everyone gets paid and insured, the costs increase geometrically. Fan films that spend a year and get a lot of volunteer help for their half an hour are almost at an advantage.
      You should link up all these far superior things you’ve been waving around too. Someone’s got to do all my leg work for me after all.

  34. Bharg says:

    I don’t think it’s as bad as most people here make it out to be.
    The production value is kinda low. But representing the world of DA is pretty ambitious anyways.
    Also I think the camera is too close most of the time so that it’s sometimes hard to tell what is going on on screen.
    What the show needs is dirt. Everything is just too clean. Still lots of room for improval.

    • dadioflex says:

      I thought it was okay. I wouldn’t watch a second episode but it wasn’t terrible.

  35. Zenicetus says:

    Well, I’d give it an E for effort. but I’ll pass on watching the rest of it.

    The lack of budget shows up most in the poor fighting choreography, and lack of CGI or stunt doubles to make up for it. The action sequences are just one step above a LARPer fight (“Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!”), where it’s painfully obvious that nobody is really trying to hurt anyone.

  36. taldira says:

    We never asked for this.

    But thanks for the links to Nuka Break on the previous page, THAT was a good watch.

  37. Kaldor says:

    It’s pretty trashy, but it fits almost flawlessly into the setting. Just the graphics are a bit off. Anyway, I’m fine with it, there haven’t been many interesting news and videos to click on of late.

  38. Easy says:

    Really? Really?

  39. Chris D says:

    I read the comments first so I was expecting the worst but actually I don’t think it was all that bad, although rolling down a hill with two daggers in your hands is an accident waiting to happen.

  40. MCM says:

    I’m sorry, but i can’t even look at the picture for the story without thinking about World of Whorecraft (a pornographic spoof on WoW). It did not start Felicia Day but it was produced by a gentleman in my old Warcraft guild (yes, he was actually a rather successful porn producer).

  41. Rawrian says:

    Argh, those “fantasy” weapons look horrible. Yea, it’s a fantasy world, but the laws of physics in there are mostly the same, right?

  42. akeso says:

    Somehow I wasn’t shocked when I saw it took place in Kirkwall.

    It’s kind of funny though, bioware gets accused of reusing the same tired space over and over and here we see it used once again for no reason other than they have used it over and over recently.

    • Premium User Badge Makariel says:

      I’ve seem so many movies playing in NY, they should stop recycling that place :-P

  43. Premium User Badge Makariel says:

    Citizen Kane it is not. However, I like cheesy B-movies every once in a while, thus I’m looking forward to the next episode. As long as I don’t have to pay for it.

  44. clintonma says:

    So begins the dilution of a promising new IP. Call me crazy but bring back the days of the original Dragon Age trailer complete with Marilyn Manson music. The bizarre reactions that trailer created sure beats this beige garbage. It’s a marketing department gone drunk with power.

    • Nick says:

      Surely you mean so concludes the dilution.. it began with DA2 (actually, it kind of began and ended with DA2, thats it for the IP, its ruined).

  45. k37chup says:

    Porn scripts better then this sh*t.

    • HothMonster says:

      maybe she orders a pizza in the next episode…

    • codename_bloodfist says:

      But, alas, has no money to pay for it. Thank God, we’ve already got a character whose “name is Cock”!

  46. Domothy says:

    They clearly ransacked the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers’ costume department.

  47. bwion says:

    Eh, it wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t very good, either. Aggressively mediocre just about sums it up, I think. Felicia Day was clearly the only person with any real talent involved with it, and she just about managed to reach the lofty heights of ‘passable’. (I’m not really as enamored of her as, well, the whole rest of the internet, but she’s clearly capable of so much better than what we saw here.)

    Besides I would much rather see a live-action Mass Effect series. With a real budget. And real actors. And real writers. And a sixteen-part scanning-for-minerals epic.

  48. BurningPet says:

    This is so bad it is actually funny. she is a terrible actress, say what you will, she is just plain simple bad.

    There are so many things wrong here, but starting elaborating would be nothing but a waste of time. students make better films.

  49. ninjapirate says:

    I have no desire to keep watching this show beyond its first episode.
    But I’m happy the comments introduced me to “Nuka Break”!

  50. Solcry says:

    You know, I’m kind of curious on all you people talking about the special effects. I mean, I’m going to assume a fair amount of RPS readers are English, and maybe from there conclude that some of you lot like Doctor Who / Merlin / other BBC shows. The special effects… are about the same.