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August 09 2008

Alan Tudyk hosts Secret's Out. Alan shares his DVD picks and interviews a former co-star. Alan and Nathan Fillion discuss Slither, Waitress, Dr. Horrible and a tv series/film they worked on together. Alan also asks Nathan the question that often lands Firefly actors in trouble.

Nothing really new there - but always a pleasure to watch Alan and Nathan together. And Alan's self-possessed style works well for a host.

Oh, and of course the big news ; >: no plans at the moment for a Serenity sequel.

I would love to see Alan in "The Further Adventures of Doctor Horrible: Electric Bugaloo" - maybe as a new ELoE member, or possibly a superhero bud of Captain Hammer. Eh? Eh?!
My only complaint was that it was TOO SHORT! Why couldn't it have been an hour?? That would be fun. :)

I like your idea on how to get Alan into Dr. Horrible, QuoterGal. I was actually expecting AT to ask "If there was a Serenity sequel, would I be in it?" :)

Is he really self-possessed? Or is there acting in hosting? I'm going with the later, especially since it made Nathan laugh. They could definitely compete for that title. ;)
These guys play so well together, that it is insane not to have them in something else. Bravo to both of them.
So funny. I loved it when Alan made Nathan laugh.
I loved it when Alan said about Dr. Horrible, "why wasn't I in it?". Too funny. And yes, it was too short.
I'm only getting the SliTHER clip to play. Says there is six minutes. But it just stops. My pc only?
I really enjoyed that, more than I thought I would. Alan's good at playing host.
Very cute. I loved the 'why wasn't I in it?' moment too.
I think they should have cast Alan as a Hammer groupie.
That interview seemed a little gratuitous... I mean, Slither's years old now.
http://www.reelzchannel.com/video/35678/nathan-fillion-visits-secrets-out switches to http://www.reelzchannel.com/show/16/secrets-out?clipid=35678 and shows a 20 second SLiTHER clip.

Any ideas?
What fun that was,watching them play off against one another. The extras clips were also great. It would be nice to see more of those. I'm sure there were some.
I could watch them talk to each other for hours. How sad is that?

[ edited by Irrel on 2008-08-09 03:43 ]
That interview seemed a little gratuitous... I mean, Slither's years old now.


The whole point of the show Secret's Out is to bring attention to great films that were overlooked when they were first released. The choice of films to feature is up to the host, and btw, Alan also selected other films that were at lot older than Slither.

Alan is great as a host! Very relaxed, personable and funny. He's wry and not snarky, which is often the exception when it comes to hosts. It's obvious that Alan and Nathan are buddies; and, yes, they so need to be doing more work together... great chemistry.

Nathan was, as always, funny too, and such a kick to watch him tease Alan a bit, and Alan make him laugh right back. Now more of the general public can be treated to what the fans have enjoyed seeing at the convention panels. It was rather awesome to see so much Whedonverse being mentioned. Firefly/Serenity got clips and some nice comments, plus Dr. Horrible was discussed too. Now that the subject has been brought up, Alan just has to have a part in the sequel!

The answer to the big question about a future for more FF/S seems to have leveled out to a reasonable, "Yes we'd love to do more, but there are no plans at this time. But never say never... ". Sensible. What is so shiny though, is that the more Firefly/Serenity are discussed, with nice clips to boot, the more exposure they get and hopefully draw more curiosity for new folk to check them out.
11thHour,

Did you see the new Firefly/Serenity comic at
http://www.myspace.com/darkhorsepresents?issuenum=13&storynum=1

Most of it takes place off the ship...so they could save on that expense...so never say never...otherwise they make a movie called Never say Never.
All these cards are blank... Oh.My.God. That was better than eating chocolate and that's saying something. Alan and Nathan together again. Alan is the needler and Nathan has to play straight man. Oh yes, Alan, the talk-show hosting arena is trying to get you on speed dial right now. But resist, do not let them assimilate you. Make more movies instead, you talented, handsome fella who only said "um-ah" once (I love that by the way).
Thanks for the info 11thHour, I wasn't familiar with the show.
Nice, I loved Nathan's early entrance clip as well. Those two are so funny together. Makes me wish I was a fly on the wall when they're just hanging out and being themselves. (That wasn't meant to sound creepy, just a comment on how it seems like they're both nice guys and crazy wacky fun would be going on wherever they're at. Perhaps it would have had less creep if I hadn't said 'fly on the wall' but in reality I'd probably sooner magically turn into a fly than actually be in their presence myself.) Apparently it's too late for coherent comments, what I meant to say was- what does he mean there might not be another Serenity! ;)
onthedrift, James Gunn made a comment on Twitter yesterday about hanging out with Nathan and Alan and cooking up something. I don't think he was talking about food and I so very much wanted to be a fly on that particular wall.
"Alan I swear to God! ... This is the third time Alan!"

Just that short clip alone makes me laugh hysterically and at the same time it warms my heart to have them together again. Those two are comedy gold.
Fillion and Tudyk? Why, they're too big for the screen, I tellya!

Alan would be great as an addition to a Dr. Horrible sequel. Say he's a psychiatrist-appointed sidekick to Hammer, there to keep him on the mend; a costumed therapist who follows him around and has some mild superpower of his own, like a mesmeric, relaxing voice and manner that makes people open up to him (perhaps even inappropriately). Call him something complementary to Hammer, say... The Level. Or T-Square. Then whenever Hammer (or indeed, anyone near him) is getting insecure or starts running off into narcissistic or self-defeating behavior, Alan harrumphs or shoots him a look or makes one of those sort of threadbare helpful suggestions, the kind of things they tell patients in recovery to give them a mnemonic to focus on. A role to play off the chemistry between Nathan and Alan.
'Alan would be great as an addition to a Dr. Horrible sequel. Say he's a psychiatrist-appointed sidekick to Hammer, there to keep him on the mend; a costumed therapist who follows him around and has some mild superpower of his own, like a mesmeric, relaxing voice and manner that makes people open up to him (perhaps even inappropriately). Call him something complementary to Hammer, say... The Level. Or T-Square. Then whenever Hammer (or indeed, anyone near him) is getting insecure or starts running off into narcissistic or self-defeating behavior, Alan harrumphs or shoots him a look or makes one of those sort of threadbare helpful suggestions, the kind of things they tell patients in recovery to give them a mnemonic to focus on. A role to play off the chemistry between Nathan and Alan.'

This is truly supreme gold. If you don't somehow get this to Joss, I can't be held responsible for what I'll do.
...otherwise they make a movie called Never say Never.

... Again ?

Those two are comedy fried-gold together. Makes me wonder what the "cast reunion" extra on the Blur-ray 'Firefly' is gonna be like because, to me, if they just got everyone in the room together and filmed it for an hour I think it'd be an extraordinary extra.

And Alan's 'Krull' review ? Classic ;).
Ah, that was so great.

And Grotesk...yes. Oh yes. That is a marvelous idea.
Fillion and Tudyk, the new Hope and Crosby?

I can see movies based around the adventures of these two! The settings can be wherever... whenever. Past, present, future, Earth, or "out there", just so long as the circumstances provide for hijinks, danger, jokes, and more hijinks.

Plus, additional roles could be filled by certain cast members from a certain Sci-Fi-Western I know of...
"The Road to Impalement"
*snort*

That interview was a lot of fun. And I agree that Slither is an overlooked treat. "Grant looks like a squid, donít know where he's gonna hide... Seaworld maybe."
In other Alan news, just noticed this, for anyone who has seen Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show: The current status for http://www.myspace.com/gorgeoustinykiko is: "KIKO!!! is excited to meet Alan Tudyk this weekend when he shoots his guest star on the show!"
Break_Atmo August 09, 12:02 CET:
This is truly supreme gold. If you don't somehow get this to Joss, I can't be held responsible for what I'll do.


:: Blink, blink ::

...You mean Joss doesn't read every post on this board?

:: Shock and horror. Deep disappointment ::
I finally got to watch it at my sister's house. Good times!
BrewBunny | August 09, 18:04 CET
"And I agree that Slither is an overlooked treat. "

I hope the Dr. Horrible DVD extras are as awesome as the SLiTHER DVD extras. Director James Gunn filled the DVD up and couldn't fit the trailer on it.
That was so funny, and so. much. fun!
I just love Alan T. to bits.

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