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'Avengers' Director Joss Whedon Kills Monsters For Kids In 'Scary Smash'

by Tami Katzoff (@tvtamijo)

After “Buffy” and “Firefly” and “Dr. Horrible” and “The Avengers,” we didn’t think it was possible to love Joss Whedon any more than we already did. We were wrong.

Mr. Whedon has surprised and delighted us once again with his portrayal of Gerald, a white-hat-wearing, monster-fighting hero in “Scary Smash,” the first installment of a new YouTube series called “Written By A Kid.” Check it out below!

Tom Lenk, who worked with Whedon on “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” told MTV News recently, “Sometimes I think he should be a full-time actor [as well as all the other stuff he does].” After seeing “Scary Smash,” we heartily agree.

Major kudos must also be given to Whedon’s co-stars Dave Foley and Kate Micucci, series creators Will Bowles and Josh Flaum, producer/director/editor Daniel Strange, co-executive producer Felicia Day (Whedonverse actress and creator of “The Guild”), and Brett Baligad, the
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Watch the First Episode of Written by a Kid - Scary Smash

Just yesterday we mentioned the new series on Geek & Sundry called "Written by a Kid", and now we have the first episode, "Scary Smash", in its entirety right here for you to check out!

The summer roster for Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, a multimedia company and hit premium YouTube channel dedicated to the best of indie geek entertainment, includes "Written by a Kid" (premiering July 18th with new episodes every Wednesday).

Synopsis:

Original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories by real kids are transformed into stunning shorts by some of today's coolest directors. The series premieres with “Scary Smash” directed by Daniel Strange, in which S.Q.U.A.T. team (you read that right) commander Gerald (Joss Whedon) engages in an Epic battle against a monster. Joss' co-stars include Dave Foley as "Milkman" and Kate Micucci as "Lady." "Written by a Kid" combines original live-action and animated pieces that
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Felicia Day's Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel to Air Written by a Kid Every Wednesday

We know a lot of our readers are big Felicia Day fans so we thought we'd update you on the latest news out of Comic-Con with regard to her Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, especially since it involves a new horror project: "Written by a Kid".

From the Press Release:

Felicia Day’s Geek & Sundry, a multimedia company and hit premium YouTube channel dedicated to the best of indie geek entertainment, launched on April 2, 2012, and its new roster of programming for the summer will include "Written by a Kid (premiering July 18th with new episodes every Wednesday).

Original sci-fi, fantasy, and horror stories by real kids are transformed into stunning shorts by some of today's coolest directors. The series premieres with “Scary Smash” directed by Daniel Strange, in which S.Q.U.A.T. team (you read that right) commander Gerald (Joss Whedon) engages in an Epic battle against a monster.
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