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Sigourney Weaver, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and the cast of 'Paul' talk double rainbows, orgasms, and Steven Spielberg

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During three magical days at Comic-Con last week, I had many fascinating conversations, from Guillermo del Toro discussing his love for The Haunted Mansion and the challenge of H.P. Lovecraft adaptations, to Mark Wahlberg making a colorful case for his thespian credentials. But if I had to choose a favorite, I think I’d go with the cast of Paul, the sci-fi comedy written by and starring Shawn of the Dead‘s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (pictured), about a couple of British über-geeks who start a tour of U.S. UFO hot spots at San Diego Comic-Con (natch), only to encounter an actual extra-terrestrial named Paul (and voiced by Seth Rogen). It wasn’t one thing that really made these interviews so fun, really, as much as the sum total: Pegg and Frost discussing their writing process together and what it was like working with Steven Spielberg on The Adventures of Tintin; and director Greg Mottola (Superbad) with co-stars Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, Bill Hader, and Joe Lo Truglio talking about everything from double rainbows to orgasms, the power of Comic-Con to the glory of Sigourney Weaver.

Check out the four-part interview after the jump, and you’ll (hopefully) see what I mean.

The movie is out next March, and if it’s as much easygoing fun as these interviews, I am so there. Are you, PopWatchers?