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The cast of Orphan Black was at Nerd HQ this afternoon. Not only are they adorable, they're whip smart!

Tatiana Maslany (who plays the clones) basically gave an acting class, and Jordan Garvaris (Felix) had a manifesto about portraying LGBTQ characters. Dylan Bruce...well, he was there for eye candy (he was actually also quite fun).

The whole panel is up on YouTube (starts at 10:00 with Alan Tudyk (!) moderating):

Plus, the audience is just as smart and clever. Tatiana spotted someone playing Helena playing Beth, and I spotted an Abaddon cosplay:

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I'm stoked about tonight's Orphan Black finale. Trouble is, I don't know anyone if anyone else is, other than Alan Sepinwall (and I don't actually know him).

This show isn't about a strong female character: it's about nine strong female characters, all played by one woman. Alright, that may not do a lot in terms of increasing the amount of work for female actors, but it does showcase an amazing young talent, Tatiana Maslany.

The premise in brief: a young, disaffected punk discovers that she is a clone. Suddenly, she cares about the world very much.

If you're looking for diversity in casting, it's worth noting that among them, the clones have: a gay foster brother, an African-Canadian work partner, a lesbian lover, several other strong female characters (played by other women) as allies and as antagonists.

And if you remember dancer Louise Lecavalier in her La La La Human Steps days, you may see a resemblance in one of the characters. (I must ask about this!)

Tatiana Maslany as Helena on Orphan Black (fanvid by bananafromouterspace)

Louise Lecavalier in Human Sex (female toplessness)


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