The saga of Neil Gaiman's hat, with a little help from his friends.
The cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation reunited over the weekend at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, and the highlight of their panel was a heartfelt speech from Wil Wheaton about his decision to leave the show.
I left Star Trek: The Next Generation when I was 18-years old and initially I thought it was a really smart business career move. In some ways it was and in more ways it wasn't. What I wasn't prepared for was how much I was going to miss the people on this stage and how much I was going to miss the spacesuit that I hated wearing and the helmet hair, that I couldn't stand putting on.
Wheaton's admission ended with hugs all around and a little bit of ribbing from LeVar Burton, who said, "To tell you the god's honest truth, you were a pain in the ass, but I'm glad you're here, because you're our pain in the ass."
Writing about the event on his blog, Wheaton said, "After twenty years, I finally got to say this."
The new channel will feature five days a week of geek-themed programming from Day and fellow famous geeks Wil Wheaton, Paul and Storm and Veronica Belmont, plus a series of motion comics from publisher Dark Horse.
Day will host a video blog called The Flog, while Wheaton plays tabletop games and RPGs on TableTop (looks like Freddie Wong makes a guest appearance, too) and Belmont hosts a sci-fi and fantasy book club called Sword and Laser.
Paul and Storm's scripted musical comedy, Learning Town -- co-starring Dr. Horrible co-creator Maurissa Tancharoen -- will kick off in late 2012.
Other shows include "Written By a Kid," where directors turn kids' wild ideas into short films, and of course, the latest episodes of Day's The Guild.
Geek & Sundry launches April 2nd, although some of its shows won't arrive until later in the year.