While doing some press for his new web series Con Man, Alan Tudyk made a few comments about his time working on the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. While his role on the movie is a closely guarded secret that no one has been able to pry out of Tudyk yet, his comments do offer an interesting perspective on how these latest Star Wars movies are being made. (more…)
“I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I“… successfully crowdfund, write, direct, produce and star in a loosely autobiographical webseries about a cult science fiction actor who tours the convention circuit. Oh Mister Alan Tudyk, you quirky treasure of a nerd, you had us Steve The Pirate. (more…)
They are two best friends, Firefly alum, and probably the only two guys that can get both nerdy boys and girls to drop their underoos with burning man desire. They are Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion. These two well known stars of TV and film have been around the Convention circuit offering their stories, egos, and devilishly handsome looks to elated fans. Now they’re now using their experience with cons to transform the weird and wonderful world of conventions into a web series. It’s called Con Man and will be written, directed and star Tudyk with Fillion co-starring as well as producing.
The series focuses on the actors’ experiences after their show’s cancellation, as they make their way into the convention circuit. As Tudyk explains in the video below, outsiders often think that science fiction fans are the weirdest part about a convention when, in truth, the strangest characters can be found behind the scenes.
Already they have their Firefly cast members Sean Maher and Gina Torres along for the ride as well as James Gunn, Seth Green, Felicia Day and Amy Acker, just to start. (more…)
These are precarious times for the Marvel Movie empire. Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel Studios boldest venture yet in live-action filmmaking arrives in theaters in just a few weeks. Then, this fall, the first in what hopefully will be a long-term collaboration between Marvel and its parent Disney to create animated Marvel films, will open in a cinema near you, Big Hero 6. New details have been revealed about who’s playing who in the film, and along with that, there’s a new trailer for the flick that shows a lot of humor and hints at some very big action. To say nothing else, it looks fantastic! (more…)
Here’s some news that will brighten any horror fan’s day. Alan Tudyk (Firefly) and Tyler Labine (Sons of Tucson), the comedic duo that brought Tucker and Dale VS Evil to the big screen, say there’s serious talk about a sequel. If you haven’t seen it yet, you should use whatever video streaming service you use and make it happen. It’s a fun movie. (more…)
Wonder Woman’s been getting a lot of press lately, and unfortunately, not always for the best reasons. The casting of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel sequel was met with a mixed response at best. Then there were those rumors of Diana no longer being an Amazon but another Kryptonian descendent, which thankfully turned out to be false. Oh! And then the CW scrapped their plans for a Wonder Woman television show. With all the recent bad news for Wondy, it’s nice to have a clip where she simply does what she does best: kicks butt. (more…)
Nerd Art Dump: ‘The Hobbit’ Children’s book, Sailor Moon Disney Princesses, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s ‘Star Wars’ and MOAR!
Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art. On with the dump!
Above: A tribute to the classic Little Golden Books of a youth! Illustrator Rosemary Travale has created a Little Tolkien Book. Turning the The Hobbit into a series of children’s books, Rosemary did what many thought was impossible -making Martin Freeman even more adorable. [The Mary Sue]
Hit the jump for Wonder Woman, Earthworm Jim and more…
Yesterday the Firefly reunion panel happened – Nerd Bastards was at the following press conference, were you? – and it’s being hailed as one of those truly magical Comic-Con moments. It was a heartwarming, tearful, hilarious celebration of one our favorite science fiction shows, and those who were in attendance will have a great convention story to share.
Now we will too, sorta, if you fudge the details and leave out the part where you didn’t see it live but rather later on YouTube. Yup, thanks to TFAW the whole panel has been uploaded.
What are you waiting for, WATCH IT NOW!
While the packed panel for the Science Channel’s 10th Anniversary Firefly panel seems like it was high on tears and reminiscence from both fans and the cast, the press conference that followed seemed a bit more cold and focused on the big question: is there any way we will ever get more Firefly?
Our Steven Sautter was there and has the following report. If you want to know what went on at the Firefly panel, go to HitFix and read Alan Sepinwall’s live-blog. We would have been at the panel ourselves, but lines are long and Comic-Con is big.
On the value of the “Warrior Woman” trope in geek culture and what Firefly says to women:
Joss Whedon: Everything I do is going to contain the message that men who are going to be comfortable with powerful women are going to be more powerful men. They’re all going to have different energies, but the difference is the way you paint life. We covered enough bases.
On if the cast looks back at the show and see’s more now than hey did before:
Alan Tudyk: I just rewatched them again. And uh, no.
Nathan Fillion: It’s hard to pick up on it when you’re fast-forwarding everyone else’s lines.
Alan Tudyk: I watched “War Stories”. Listening to the commentaries, I had more knowledge back then. My memories are like blurry photographs. I love the show almost more now because it’s pure.
On the possibility of a Firefly video game:
Joss Whedon: It lends itself to an MMO, but I also still think the series should still be on the air.
On the notion of a reboot:
Joss Whedon: Yes, we need a younger cast. Captain Andrew Garfiled.
Sean Maher:Zac Efron as the Doctor
Joss Whedon: We’d have to shoot it with my phone. But these phones are getting good.
On a possible Serenity sequel in the style of Blake’s 7:
Joss Whedon: I don’t believe in evil twins and clones in that universe. You have to move forward. And by that I mean an intricate flashback sequel. The opened scene would be a conversation between Wash and Book
On possible future plans comic book continuations?
Alan Tudyk: I had a story, but..oh no. Some of my story got told. Patton Oswald wrote it. Mine got told, what are you guys doing?
Adam Baldwin: My guy didn’t fair so well.
Nathan Fillion: It’s hard for me to say I want more. I got a lot out of the show. I got a group of friends, I got a movie…
On a future animated return to the verse:
Nathan Fillion: I think that’s pretty cool. It’d be easy. You don’t even have to shower.
Joss Whedon: You can shower.
Nathan Fillion: There’s a water shortage in LA.
On if the show might fare better today — in the age of social media:
Adam Baldwin: Nope. You need a network that shows the pilot first!
Alan Tudyk: But there are more revenue streams..
Adam Baldwin: Make something for the internet?(Looks at Joss)
On Firefly’s less than Utopian view of the future:
Joss Whedon: I don’t have any faith in the future of mankind. But I have faith in my friends and their ability to band together. I don’t think we’re going to band together and solve problems.
There is a scheduled panel for the Firefly 10 year reunion including the entire cast and our nerd lord and master, show creator Joss Whedon. Don’t get your hopes up, there won’t be any announcements or breaking news about a new Firefly movie, or television show, or Broadway musical, at best there maybe a book or new comic book story line series.
Even without the faintest hope that the franchise might get some rebirth, this will be one of the hottest panels at the show this year. You should just get in line after getting your badge, or just get in the line now forming.
Hmm, Broadway musical. Yeah I’d buy a ticket to see that.