VIDEO: Joss Whedon Stars in “Scary Smash”

The good folks at Geek & Sundry have enlisted the talents of Dave Foley, Joss Whedon & Kate Micucci to act in this play written by a kid.

I love this idea. And the results are quite entertaining.

Watch…

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In episode 121 of the SF Signal Podcast, Patrick Hester asks a panel of guests and SF Signal Irregulars:

Q: Which movies are you looking forward to seeing this summer?

This week’s panel:

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Joss Whedon is bringing The Avengers to movie theaters everywhere on May 4th.  Not everyone knows who The Avengers are or what they’re all about, so I thought we might take a look at the team before that movie comes out.

The Avengers began in the pages of Marvel comics way back in 1963.  They followed in the footsteps of DC comics who re-launched their team, the Justice League of America, in 1960 (The Brave and the Bold #28). A lot of heroes have been part of the team throughout the years, but the original team had Iron Man, Ant-Man, Wasp, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and the Black Panther.  Captain America joined a little later.  Similar to the JLA, the idea was the team would ‘assemble’ whenever there was a threat too big for any one superhero to handle.  Hence, they were ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’.

For the film, they are looking at a team of: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow, all of whom have been part of the team at one point or another. 

Let’s take a look at each one…

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REVIEW SUMMARY: Reads like a mini-episode of Firefly in shiny graphic novel form.

MY RATING:

BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Mal and his crew take on a dangerous job and are unknowingly tracked by Blue Glove operatives.

MY REVIEW:

PROS: The heist story line; good artwork; nice-to-have extras.

CONS: The Blue Gloves plot was an (obviously) unresolved lead-in to Serenity.

BOTTOM LINE: This felt like a “lost episode” of Firefly.


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SF Tidbits for 9/14/09

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