Surely you know Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from the cop parody “Hot Fuzz” or the modern comedy classic “Shaun of the Dead.” But if you’re the kind of person who reads Hero Complex, then you also know them from the essential BBC comedy “Spaced.” However you know them, the pair are known for being able to fluently speak geek.
Their latest collaboration, “Paul,” does to sci-fi films what “Shaun” did to zombie movies and “Hot Fuzz” did to cop-buddy flicks. Pegg and Frost play a couple of guys who have fulfilled their lifelong dreams of attending San Diego’s Comic-Con International, but soon find themselves driving cross-country with a small gray alien that sounds exactly like Seth Rogen.
Like their previous films, “Paul” is awash in pop culture references and in-jokes. Afraid you’ll miss one of the inside gags? No worries. Pegg and Frost will be right here with us chatting about sci-fi movies, comedies, “Paul” and more on March 15 at 11 a.m. PDT.
— Patrick Day
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