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May 24 2010

Nicholas Brendon an upcoming guest star on Robot, Ninja and Gay Guy! Evidently, they couldn't get Taylor Lautner.

Really? No one's commenting on this? That's a shame. Does it change matters at all if I let you all know that I'm the guy on the left there, totally geeking out like a guy who geeks out?

I think this is freakin' awesome! But of course, I'm a bit biased. :) We hope you all will check out this video, share the hell out of it, and then watch and share the actual episode. That would absolutely make our day. But even if not, even just making it here to Whedonesque is pretty damn cool.
Awesome, Nicholas Brendon to guest star on Robot, Ninja and Gay Guy! It's a brilliant series XanMan and Nicholas guest starring is certainly something huge to look foreward too.

To everyone else: watch this series, it's damn funny.

[ edited by the Groosalugg on 2010-05-25 12:42 ]
Thanks for pointing me to this series! I had no idea it existed and I think it's a lot of fun.
Thanks Groo and Mierke! We've had a lot of fun making it this whole season. We're definitely pushing hard to get Nicky's episode (which'll be up a week from today, Tuesday, June 1st) to be the most viewed and biggest yet. It will help tremendously with the probability of having a season two. Not to mention the fact that, well, I think it's one of our best episodes yet.

Please do encourage your friends to check it out, and if you know of any other "Buffy" forums where people who might dig this get together, lemme know so I can let them know.

Again, thanks for the support, guys. SO excited!
XanMan, I watched yesterday (both what this thread links to and the first episode of the series). Dunno if I'm sold on it yet, though there were a couple funny bits in the first episode, so that's why I didn't post a comment here or there yet. I subscribed, so I'll get around to watching the rest of the episodes soon. The bar was set considerably high by The Guild and The Legend of Neil, Dr. Horrible too if you consider it a web serial (plus there's only so much time in the day to spend on YouTube), so it's hard to get me into even more web serials, but we'll see.

Congrats on getting Nicholas Brendon, that's quite a coup.

[ edited by Kris on 2010-05-25 21:52 ]
Kris - I totally get that. Thanks for subscribing. :)

For what it's worth, I'll say this: Though we love each and every episode in the series, we are obviously pretty biased. Looking at it objectively though, I can honestly say that I believe the series gets better as it goes along. It's really not until episode four or so that the story actually picks up and carries over into other episodes. Each episode is certainly self-contained, but starting around there, there's a bit of a bigger arc going on. Also, at the very beginning, I'll be the first to admit that we hadn't yet really found our groove. We had some editing problems, as well as some sound problems, with those first few in particular. It wasn't until, again, episode four that we decided on a looser feel to the series, rather than having, for instance, the camera planted so firmly, and this helps with the feel of the thing. Also, as always happens, the characters became better defined as it goes on.

At the end of the day, it may still not be your thing, and that's cool. But I do urge you to give it a few more episodes before reaching a conclusion. Especially if you're planning to watch Nicky's episode, watching what came before will definitely give you some helpful context.

And I totally agree that "The Guild," "Legend of Neil," and "Dr. Horrible" set the bar very high. I'll remind you also though, for what it's worth, that they have an actual budget. :)
Re: series often getting better as they go along and characters becoming better defined, that was true for The Guild in a big way and even the sillier Legend of Neil, to be fair (Dr. Horrible was awesome right off the bat), plus the rule holds for TV shows most of the time as well, which is why I generally give shows a few or several episodes to hook me hard if I've liked the pilots/premieres somewhat.

Regarding the budget, heh, don't worry, I'm not expecting production values on the levels of those serials (though if you look at Season 1 of The Guild, they could've been just as low budget as yours). I don't need to be impressed by location shooting, effects, and musicals/music videos anyway (fun as those were in the cases of those serials), good acting, writing, and laughs are more than enough.

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