Nodds & Nends: Firefly Reunion, Halloween Costumes, and Another Geek Girl Rant

Apparently there is a televised Firefly reunion happening. I’m not the biggest fan of reunions. But you all have at it.  [via io9]

Speaking of television shows and Whedon, he’s creating a show about SHIELD and it will have Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson. I think my heart just skipped a beat. I’m a little over Whedon always killing off people, so I’m wary about the show, but Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson, that does get me a little excited. Not gonna lie.

Halloween costumes are just around the corner. I have and idea to make a fairy queen with an old wedding dress at a hipster store (really I don’t know what else to call Ragstock, it’s like a thrift store and a cheaper Urban Outfiters all in one), a glue gun, ribbons and jewels, and some butterfly wings. I’ve also butted my way onto a date for trick-or-treating with my rent-a-kid’s family. Her mother called me a dork, but  you know, that’s fair. I’m not the only one with costumes on the brain, check out these costumes for Star Wars droids via The Mary Sue and io9’s Halloween costume show week article.

Even mailboxes like to dress up on occasion.

By Jasenlee (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Stephanie at Read in a Single Sitting pointed me over to another article about “Fake” Geek Girls by Adrienne Kress and how one woman has had to deal with people treating her like a poser wanting to get attention when all she has wanted to do was share in the wonder that is being around and interacting with other geeks. I like how she points out that having other interests as well as geeky ones is a balance she actually strives for, and I wish more people who count themselves as geeks would do so too. Maybe if people got out from behind their controllers and exercised, practiced meditation, or hung out with people in real life they would have a bigger perspective on the world and not feel the need to hate on other people. And after reading the article all I can say is, ‘And this is why I don’t go to cons.’

Whedon-ADo

According to a tweet from Nathan Fillion and several internet sites re-siting the tweet Whedon has adapted and directed the play “Much Ado About Nothing” into a film set to release the film at some future date yet to be determined. This bit of geeky excitement invaded the internet yesterday. Read a couple of “articles” here and here. I put “article” in quotes because there mostly full of speculation based on a tweet. While a reliable source, nonetheless it was not a lot of information just a lot of speculation.

However this morning, a quick glance at the film’s website here links to a Press Release which states that principle photography has been completed on the film, which was filmed in just twelve days in Santa Monica. This is the first feature from Joss Whedon’s new production company Bellwether Productions. Bellwether is a term which is defined as: One that serves as a leader or as a leading indicator of future trends. The press release states that Bellwhether Productions is a small independent production company dedicated to using the latest technology and the newest forms of media to produce small independent narratives from people who have more passion for the project than capital.

The film was shot in black and white and stars Alexis Denisof (Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, and How I Met Your Mother (which incidentally stars his wife, Alyson Hannigan (Buffy), and has had a slew of Whedon Alums as guest stars) and Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, and 21 and a Wake-up) as Benedict and Beatrice, respectively. Both Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker (as well as most of the rest of the cast) are Whedon Alums, and it is not surprising that a man who invites friends over for Shakespeare readings has taken those interested in the Bard’s stories and his passion for Shakespeare’s plays to the next level in this latest project of his. Nathan Fillion is credited as line-producer (which apparently means manager of operations) and Dogberry (my favorite character in the play, and played to perfection by Michael Keaton in Branagh’s version), and I am excited to see Fillion’s version of the character! I am looking forward to what appears to be a quirky, indie film, about one of my favorite Shakespeare plays (of which I watch either the historical ones or the comedies, the tragedies make me mad and irritated. “Romeo and Juliet”, UGH!). The film is set to be completed by spring and will run the independent festival circuit (“because it is fancy”) which means we probably wont be seeing it for a while.

But what I think should be taken from all of this, what I believe to be most important, is that Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) appears to be a Whedon Alum (can you be an alum if you are still filming with him?) as he also worked/is working with Whedon in The Avengers and will play Leonato in Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing. Which means by extension that he will continue to pop up in Whedon’s future endeavors???? I think so! Booyah!

Agent Coulson

The short (well the teaser to the short), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer, popped up on the web last week, apparently the whole bit is on the Captain America DVD extras. I love Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, just as much as the next person. Probably more since I saw him in The New Adventures of Old Christine. He just has great comedic timing. If you haven’t watched that show you should. It’s not sci/fi or fantasy, but it is hilarious. [via io9]