SDCC 2012: Friday Panels, Bonus Edition
So many Comic-Con 2012 panels, so little time. On Friday, July 13th, there were an especially large number of awesome panels that I really wanted to see, but couldn’t. And I know that there are tons of people who wish they could have made it to the con, but couldn’t. Luckily, the internet has us covered. Warner Bros. officially released full panel video from the Q&A portions of the Cult, The Big Bang Theory, and 666 Park Avenue panels. I have embedded the videos below.
I was particularly excited by the Cult panel, as that is one of The CW pilots that I’m most anticipating. Also, Matt Davis was dressed up as Han Solo. I mean, seriously. He’s trying to kill me. Sadly, the show won’t premiere on television until midseason, but I’m certainly intrigued.
My favorite part of The Big Bang Theory panel was obviously learning that Kaley Cuoco is a Jon Snow fan. Winter is coming!
How great is it to see Terry O’Quinn on television again? Never leave us again, Mr. O’Quinn.
Another big draw Friday panel was Game of Thrones. I was really sad to miss this one, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices in the name of Serenity. George R.R. Martin moderated once again, and the panelists were Emilia Clarke (Mother of Dragons), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), and executive producer Carolyn Strauss. I found panel video via WinterisComing.net, originally posted by YouTube user magicinthenumbers. I have embedded the three parts below:
Later in the afternoon, there was a Falling Skies panel, moderated by Wil Wheaton. Panelists included Noah Wyle (Tom Mason), Moon Bloodgood (Anne Glass), Will Patton (Captain Weaver), Drew Roy (Hal Mason), Colin Cunningham (Pope), Sarah Carter (Margaret), and Connor Jessup (Ben Mason), and showrunner Remi Aubuchon. About halfway through Jessy Schram even shows up, as a surprise guest. The actors and moderator were all very charming, so this is a fun one. We even got some scoop that Terry O’Quinn will appear on the show as someone from Tom’s past. I have embedded the video for part I below. You can watch Part 2 here and Part 3 here.
In the evening, there was even a panel entitled And Then What Happened? Serialized Shows That Ended Too Soon. This one was definitely my cup of tea, as there’s nothing I love more than a canceled TV show. It featured talented writers from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Dollhouse, Firefly, Lost, Once Upon A Time, The Vampire Diaries, and more. Panelists included Andrew Chambliss, Ian Goldberg, Scott M. Gimple, Javier Grillo-Marxuach, and Jose Molina. Favorites! Check out the video for Part I here and then check out Part II here. Enjoy!