Posts Tagged ‘2009’

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Comic Con 2009: Chuck

July 26, 2009

zachI mostly wanted to see the Chuck panel because of Adam Baldwin. Since I got to meet him yesterday, I wasn’t as desparate to get in, which was good because the line to get was ridiculously long. I thought my chances were slim to none, but luckily Ballroom 20 holds more than 4,000 people and I scored a seat in the back.

Wow, am I glad I did. One word: Jeffster.

Watch this on YouTube.

It was the best opening of any panel I’ve seen and the crowd ate it up. The rest of the cast was excellent, Zachary Levi is adorable, even with a beard, and personally, I think Adam Baldwin stole the show.

chuckMy favorite bit (from what I remember):

Audience member: Are there going to be any Chuck action figures?

Zachary Levi: That would be cool.

Adam Baldwin: Ha. I need another one. *Laughs*

*Loud cheers*

Zachary Levi: Oh, I’m Adam Baldwin, I was on Firefly, everyone loves me.

*More cheers*

Zachary: I hope I get an action figure just so I can throw it in this guy’s face. Grrr, take that Jayne! Not so shiny now! (Pretends to have his action figure kick Adam’s action figure’s ass.)

*Crowd goes crazy and Adam Baldwin has a good laugh.*

I love Adam Baldwin.

Update: Found this clip on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfcOGPf1Umk

Watch more Chuck:

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Comic Con 2009: Joss Whedon & Dollhouse

July 26, 2009

dollhouseJoss Whedon rocks my world. I’ll admit, I am not a huge Dollhouse fan. Of everything he’s done, this is probably at the bottom of the list of my favorites.

But.

We got to see the never-aired 13th episode of Dollhouse, and then entire world has changed. Felicia Day is in it, and Zack Ward (“Scut Farkus staring out at us with his yellow eyes. He had yellow eyes! So, help me, God! Yellow eyes! ” – I love “A Christmas Story”) and depending on how season two starts, it could be like a whole new show, so I’m excited.

After the screening, Joss and Eliza Dushku talked and answered questions, and Eliza came off much better this time than she did the day before on the Wonder Women panel.

Joss said that yes, he very much wants to continue with another Dr. Horrible (yay!), and that Firefly lives through the comics, including a series on Shepherd Book, so maybe we’ll finally find out what his story was.

Best line of the night:

Audience member asks some question about time paradoxes and whether playing with time on Dollhouse could be too confusing for audiences.

Joss: “I think as long as we don’t send anyone to feudal Japan, we’ll be ok.”

And the great thing was, the whole big geeky crowd got it and went crazy with laughter and applause.

Did I mention that Joss Whedon is incredibly funny? YouTube this one if you can find it.

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Comic Con 2009: Bones

July 26, 2009

bonesDavid Boreanaz wasn’t here for this one because his wife is about to have their second child, but he did record a long, rambling message. He seems like a nice, goofy guy.

So it was just Emily Deschanel, a writer and a moderator, but they were good. At one point Emily was afraid she was ignoring part of the room so the three of them spread out, leaving big gaps in this huge table, but then that was weird, so they sat together again.

I mostly wanted to hear if there were any good Sweets stories coming up, but they didn’t talk about him, so I guess I’ll just have to watch and see.

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Comic Con 2009: 24 with Kiefer Sutherland

July 26, 2009
Starbuck and Mr. SMG are joining 24.

Starbuck and Mr. SMG are joining 24.

I only saw this panel because I wanted to have a seat for Bones and Dollhouse, but I’m glad I was there to catch this bit:

Freddie Prinze Jr: “I’ve always been a big fan of 24. I remember watching the show with my wife…”

*Huge cheers*

FPJ: “Ha. Oh yeah. I forget, she’s big here.” *Big grin*

*More big cheers*

(Freddie is married to Sarah Michelle Gellar – Buffy – if you didn’t know. And yes, Buffy is big here, especially in a crowd full of people waiting to see Joss Whedon.)

Another good line came from BSG alum Katee Sackhoff: “I’m going through the script, and it’s good, but I went to the writers and said, “At some point, I’m going to need a gun. Because I’m starting to feel naked without one.”

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Comic Con 2009 – Farscape 10th Anniversary Panel

July 25, 2009
Ben Browder

Ben Browder

This was another tough decision. There was a Stargate panel for the new show at the same time as this one, but I just couldn’t pass up a chance to see Ben Browder and Claudia Black.

Along with them was one of the writers and Brian Henson, Jim’s son, who sounds like a cross between Kermit and Rizzo the Rat. Very cool.

Claudia and Ben clearly adore each other, sharing jokes and whispering to each other during the chat, and everyone on the panel was clearly still dedicated to Farscape and doing whatever they can to keep it alive, either in comics or animation or whatever they can pull off.

Farscape is back on DVD in a new box set soon, so keep an eye out.

Claudia Black

Claudia Black

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Comic-Con 2009: Burn Notice & Psych

July 24, 2009

Scenes from panels:

In the Wonder Women panel, Sigourney Weaver taught Eliza Dushku a thing or two about grace, class, and how to kick some real ass.
In the Wonder Women panel, Sigourney Weaver taught Eliza Dushku a thing or two about grace, class, and how to kick some real ass.

 

Uhura and Juliet also talked about women in Hollywood. There was no sign of Spock or the Dharma Initiative.

Uhura and Juliet also talked about women in Hollywood. There was no sign of Spock or the Dharma Initiative.

Even without its two stars, the Burn Notice panel brought the house down, making it - unexpectedly - my favorite of the day. Bruce Campbell and Matt Nix were fantastic.

Even without its two stars, the Burn Notice panel brought the house down, making it - unexpectedly - my favorite of the day. Bruce Campbell and Matt Nix were fantastic.

James Roday was far more subdued than I expected, but the Psych panel was still fun. Dule Hill even tap danced.

James Roday was far more subdued than I expected, but the Psych panel was still fun. Dule Hill even tap danced.

psych

Shawn & Gus

Shawn & Gus

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Comic-Con 2009: I Love Weasleys!

July 24, 2009

This kid made my day:

weasley

I saw a lot of wonderful things, but he was one of my favorites. I love Harry Potter, but I *super* love Ron/Rupert. I love the twins too, but you don’t see many of them.

I actually passed this guy in the exhibition hall early in the day, but by the time I fought through the crowd to get a picture, he was gone. I kept my eyes open though and when I saw him later in the day I said, “I’ve been looking all over for you!” I hope I didn’t scare him.