Season 5 of The Guild -- one of the Internet's most popular and successful series -- has taken its cast away from the comfort of their home monitors and into the wilds of the convention world. The first five episodes covered everything from Internet memes to travel problems, from hotel logistics to Con lines. What could possibly be next?
Well, according to episode 6 of the season, the next logical step is the presence of a huge, nerd-friendly celebrity. Like, say, Nathan Fillion. There may not actually be any bigger stars in the geek convention world. So it does make sense for the actor to show up in the newest Guild episode, "Revolving Doors."
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And Nathan Fillion does indeed appear.
It's pretty cool for an actor busy with a hit show to have the time and the interest to appear in an Internet series (even one as big as The Guild
). But Fillion is nothing if not a friend to the geek-oriented culture championed in this series. We are, after all, talking about the man who gained widespread fame (among nerds anyway) as Captain Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly
. Just prior to his successful run on ABC's Castle
(which will begin season 4 on September 19), Nathan Fillion cemented his position in the geek pantheon by playing the antagonistic Captain Hammer in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
. Click here for more information on the "Revolving Doors" episode
Considering that one of Fillion's co-stars in Dr. Horrible
was none other than Felicia Day (the creator, star and writer of The Guild
), the man's presence on an episode of The Guild
is not terribly surprising. But it's still cool.
Click play on the video below to watch episode 6, "Revolving Doors":
Along with Nathan Fillion, Doug Jones (of Pan's Labyrinth
and the Hellboy
movies) and Maurissa Tancharoen (from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
) guest star in the episode.Did you miss any earlier episodes of The Guild? Click here to catch up
Did you enjoy the episode? Does a web series like The Guild
benefit from guest stars? Who else would be a good fit? Leave your comments below!(Image and video courtesy of The Guild)