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Joss Whedon and Morgan Spurlock are making a Comic-Con doc

02.18.2010
It's funny how an outlet like E! reports on "geek" stuff. Always the sort of stereotypical image of the geek. Storm Troopers? Lara Croft fanatics? I mean, yeah. But actually, I'm glad the mainstream doesn't know the true, terrifying depths that geekdom can bring. Very glad.

Anyway, E! Online reports that Joss Whedon ("Dollhouse", "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", SERENITY) "is developing a documentary feature about Comic-Con that will be centered on a still-to-be-cast group of convention-going superfans."

E! continues, saying that Whedon would be teaming up with documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME, WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN?) and that "they want to follow people for about three months leading up to this year's Comic-Con... and then they want to film them there. They're looking at all types of people."

Spurlock, no stranger to Comic-Con, was down there last year interviewing "Simpsons" geeks as part of "The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3-D! On Ice!", which aired last month.
Extra Tidbit: Will Joss Whedon find a way to incorporate his own "Browncoats" in the doc?

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7:47PM on 02/18/2010

DAMMMIT!!!!!!

I LOVE Spurlock and Whedon (Where's Dr. Horrible 2?!) but I had an idea for a documentary about dudes going to different conventions across the US, leading up to the big kahuna that is COMIC-CON. I would've titled it "The Con."

First, Tarantino with My blaxploitation Spag, now THIS!!!
I LOVE Spurlock and Whedon (Where's Dr. Horrible 2?!) but I had an idea for a documentary about dudes going to different conventions across the US, leading up to the big kahuna that is COMIC-CON. I would've titled it "The Con."

First, Tarantino with My blaxploitation Spag, now THIS!!!
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3:33PM on 02/18/2010

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I think one of the "fans" he should be following, is an Indy Artist, like myself. Show all the crazy prep and work it takes together and selling their work to such a huge audience.
I think one of the "fans" he should be following, is an Indy Artist, like myself. Show all the crazy prep and work it takes together and selling their work to such a huge audience.
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12:12PM on 02/18/2010
I got tired of Spurlock very quickly. I think I could see this if it looks good enough but I don't know what new things they could do with it.
I got tired of Spurlock very quickly. I think I could see this if it looks good enough but I don't know what new things they could do with it.
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12:04PM on 02/18/2010
Didn't Mark Hamill already do this a few years back?
Didn't Mark Hamill already do this a few years back?
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12:44PM on 02/18/2010
Pretty much. He shot an indie movie at Comic Con. It wasn't bad, but wasn't anything that special.
Pretty much. He shot an indie movie at Comic Con. It wasn't bad, but wasn't anything that special.
10:07AM on 02/18/2010
Ok would see this as long as Joss is involved, but I can't stand Spurlock. I think he is a complete hack who is famous because he told us McDonald's is bad.I thought his hosting of the Simpsons special was forced and trite. I'd rather they chose a Wil Wheaton or a Mark Hamill to partake in the documentary. Someone with talent who is invested in the nerd culture.
Ok would see this as long as Joss is involved, but I can't stand Spurlock. I think he is a complete hack who is famous because he told us McDonald's is bad.I thought his hosting of the Simpsons special was forced and trite. I'd rather they chose a Wil Wheaton or a Mark Hamill to partake in the documentary. Someone with talent who is invested in the nerd culture.
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