She joins the ranks of fellow sci-fi "it" girls, Summer Glau, Milla Jovovich, Nichelle Nichols, Linda Hamilton, and the original sci-fi "it" girl, Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher. I've listed just a few of the reasons Day belongs on the list:
- The geeks flock to her at the science fiction conventions. I personally witnessed this at last year's Dragon Con;
- Her resume (Day's been a "slayer in training" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; starred in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog; created her own cult-status web series The Guild, which makes geeks weep with delight; finished a season-long role on Eureka; and most recently starred in one of my favorite shows, Supernatural.); and
- Lastly, my husband, who is a bona fide sci-fi/gamer geek, won't stop talking about her.
So yes, Ms. Day receives my begrudging respect in the world of science fiction. If you haven't heard of Day, here is a selection of her greatest hits.