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Watch Joss Whedon reenact his greatest Comic Con fangasm

We've got an exclusive clip from Morgan Spurlock and Joss Whedon's new documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope — featuring a gaggle of the world's most renown Geeks sharing their most starstruck moments from Comic-Con. Find out who made Matt Groening freak out, and who Robert Kirkman almost followed into a bathroom.


The documentary doesn't just cover the celebrities of the Comic-Con world (folks like Kevin Smith and Eli Roth) it also follows three regular con-goers as they look for additions to their vast collections, new gigs, and exposure! We're hearing lots of fun things about the movie, and we adore the people behind it. Fingers crossed for an accurate portrayal of Comic-Con.

Here's the official synopsis:

"A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention."


In theaters and On Demand April 6th.

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I had a 15 minute chat with George Takei in 1988 at Shore Leave (I think SL 9 or 10?) in Baltimore. He and William Campbell (Squire of Gothos, Klingon Capt. Koloth) were signing autographs after their panel discussion, and my buddy and I said: 'ah, geez the line is super-long and we're hungry' yadda yadda yadda.

Anyway, we came back an hour later and the line was really short. So... we got in line, got stuff signed, and were ready to go, and George started chatting with us. I glanced over my shoulder... NO LINE! We were the last ones and they had sort of shut off the line, but George (with that awesome laugh of his) said they were supposed to be there for another 15 minutes....

And so... casual chat with Sulu and Koloth!! To this day it all takes on a dream-like quality, and I can't remember much of what was said... I just remember this being one of my first interactions with somebody who was a 'star' and how nice and casual they both were. I know music was discussed, but I can't remember exactly what (I was studying jazz and was also in a rock band at that point...). I was always a serious Sulu fan before that, but afterwards I was a Sulu FANATIC! I still have the signed promo folder/poster from ST IV that he signed, and that William Campbell signed while saying jokingly: "you know I'm not in this film, right?"

It was great to see both characters get more Trek screen time and character development later on (Sulu on ST VI and Voyager, Koloth on DS9) and of course to see George doing so much for the LGBTQ community and for sci fi fans everywhere.

Sorry, y'all made me stroll down memory lane there. :)