Con Man is Already a Hit With Me


Ooh, look what I forgot to turn into a post at the beginning of the week. Dammit!

The original concept teaser for Con Man, about a has-been actor famous for one cult sci-fi series cancelled too soon and his co-star who went on to become a superstar, made me want to donate to the Indiegogo campaign. But at the time I was inundated with other things and completely forgot before the funding page was closed. They raised over $3 million from almost 47,000 people, so they didn't really need my $20 (they'll get it eventually anyway). I consoled myself by admitting that while it was funny and had potential, it didn't having me falling out of my chair laughing. But now? With this trailer? I am enthusiatically looking forward to Con Man.

Fans kept Spectrum alive in their imaginations and safe in their shattered hearts.

That quote perfectly sums up what happened to us all when Firefly was cancelled. Now that they have the funding and have written and shot more, this new footage has made my day. When it comes out it may make my year. Yes, the trailer was that good. Good enough to already be a favorite show. I don't often let myself get excited for things, because I don't want to be let down. But no matter what, it will be so much fun having Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion together again.

I was a fan of Buffy and Angel, so of course I followed Joss Whedon to his next show, and Firefly was an instant hit with me. I need to make the time soon to do a rewatch of my beautiful Blu-ray set, but I've been too busy loving too many things. Anyway, there are so many cameos of sci-fi and Whedon alums, such as Gina Torres, Amy Acker, and Seth Green, that it looks just fantastic. I will happily spend my money on this show when it's released. And I'm sure I'll be snapping up a few t-shirts from the artists at TeeFury or Ript Apparel, too, when they start popping up.

When they say you're pigeonholed it doesn't mean you're stuffed into the hole the pigeon lives in. It is a hole in the pigeon.

I love depressed Tudyk. He does comedic sadness so well. And now I'm thinking of Alan Rickman at a store opening in Galaxy Quest, forced to say his beloved character's catchphrase yet again.

Alright, now I want to watch that for the fiftieth time. Don't even tell me you haven't seen Galaxy Quest, about has-been sci-fi actors famous for one hit that was cancelled too soon, stuck in a rut doing conventions for the rest of their lives, and the aliens who think they can help save their people. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, and Enrico Colantoni, all of them being hilarious. I promise you'll have a great time.


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