Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Comic Con 2010 - Joss Whedon Experience, The Guild Panel - August 10, 2010

SAN DIEGO - JULY 24: Writer/Producer Joss Whedon attends the EW and SyFy party during Comic-Con 2010 at Hotel Solamar on July 24, 2010 in San Diego, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for EW)
The Joss Whedon Experience panel was held at Comic Con with all things Joss being talked about. You just know that he can show up and host a panel and the fans will show. They did. He announced that there will be a Serenity graphic novel being released in the near future written by Joss and Zac Whedon. Joss said that he is thinking about doing a subscription based web series. He has thought a lot about it actually. A few Dr. Horrible questions were asked including where he got inspired by it. He said that the writers strike inspired it and that he wanted to do a smaller scale project. When asked about a Rock Band version of Dr. Horrible, he said he'll "look into it" and will give the guy who asked the question the first copy of it if it happened. LOL. Talk turned to Dollhouse. He talked about the turn by Boyd and answered the question on whether it was planned all along. Joss talked of how they inadvertently shot an apocalypse episode for a finale in season one cause they thought they were cancelled. So, they took the show from there and he came up with the idea halfway through the season to turn Boyd. He said that Boyd was Echo's main person and how killing him wouldn't be enough of a moment and instead had to take it a step further with turning him. A really fun surprise moment at the end of the panel when he was asked about whether he had favorite actors in the Whedonverse? Joss started to talk about how much trouble he'd get with his cast of actors if he picked a favorite. The guy asking the question was in full disguise and then Joss saw who it was. He said his favorite would have to be Nathan Fillion. Really funny moment with Nathan taking off the disguise and the crowd going crazy for him. The two traded jokes with one another before Nathan walked off through the crowd.

SAN DIEGO - JULY 23:  (L-R) Actors Amy Okuda, Vincent Caso, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Felicia Day and Robin Thorsen attend the Xbox 360 Media Reception during Comic-Con 2009 held at the Hard Rock Hotel on July 23, 2009 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
The Guild continues to build popularity and momentum. The show just started their fourth season and it was great to see Comic Con upgrade them to a bigger room. The cast and crew were in the house to take questions for the Q&A. Scott Allie did make an announcement from Dark Horse that there would be five one-shots being released starting this fall. Felicia Day talked of the great community of people that they have around them and how they are able to keep doing what they're doing because of that. It was pointed out during the panel that The Guild was turned down by the networks saying that it was too niche so they went to the internet with it. Wow, now look at how successful that it is two years later. I love it being another growing project from the internet and hopefully it will encourage more to do it. I say the same thing about Dr. Horrible all the time. Will Wheaton talked of playing the role of Fox and how much fun that he had at it. He joked that even he doesn't like the character. Wheaton is so good at playing the bad guy roles including The Big Bang Theory. He joked of how he gets questions all the time of how he could have broken up Leonard and Penny and how he always answers that people miss the point, he won bowling. LOL. Season three was really good with The Knights Of Good battling their new arch enemies, The Axis Of Anarchy. Codex had to rally the troops after the loss of Tink. Really fun episodes. I love the way that it is produced and it just really catches your eye. The opening with Felicia doing a diary of sorts in every episode is fun. I laugh a lot at what Codex has to say about the happenings. Season three had the addition of Will Wheaton to the cast and his involvement has continued into season four. The writing, production, and cast is all great. If you haven't seen The Guild, what are you waiting for? You're really missing out. Check out more at: http://watchtheguild.com

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