I think the creationists would rather just forget about Expelled
By PZ MYERS - PHARYNGULA
Added: Sun, 26 Jun 2011 05:37:56 UTC
As I've already mentioned, the makers of the Expelled movie have gone bankrupt, and the movie itself is on the auction block…and a few people on the side of goodness, light, and knowledge are making a bid to buy it. There's some reasonable interest there: the Expelled crew did a lot of interviews, and only a small portion of them actually made it to the screen. Personally, I can tell you that they spent about three hours with me one afternoon, and maybe a minute of that total made it to the movie. I was actually surprised that that one bit was all that made the cut, and even it was absurdly innocuous — it made me suspect I'd been doing my teddy bear imitation that afternoon again.
Anyway, it's a reasonable interest to get all the other stuff that was left on the cutting room floor, as the Panda's Thumb bidders have already explained:
The auction promises that besides all available rights and interests in the finished film itself (there is an existing distribution contract), the winner will get all the production materials and rights to them. Want to know what was in the rest of the interviews with Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers? I know I would like to have that material archived and made available to the public, among other things that Premise Media found inconvenient to include in their film.
Alas, one of the writers for the movie, Kevin Miller, is having a hissy fit over this right now. It's pathetically amusing. He's now comparing his dishonest failure of a movie to The God Delusion, which he claims was also a forgotten flop, just like Expelled.
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