At Comic-Con, even RDM will play along for a sec…
[photo: craft g33k]
[photo: craft g33k]
Discover Magazine’s blog Bad Astronomy just posted the entire “Science of Science Fiction” Con panel video, which includes BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s science advisor Kevin Grazier.
NBC San Diego has video interviews from Con with Tricia Helfer, Jamie Bamber and Katee Sackhoff. [Hat tip to Morjana.]
The BSG blog tipped us off to the wonderful Con photos by Angel Ceballos. Dryope also published another set of pro pics from the EW/SciFi party at Con. Scarbuck, a regular on the scifi.com BSG forum who is always sharing his photos, has a Con set here.
Right before Con, Comic Mix ran this terrific interview with BSG writer/producer Jane Espenson, talking about BSG, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, and how she got into TV writing in the first place. We got distracted by all the shiny shinies this week and forgot to mention it but check it out cuz it’s great.
Jamie Bamber talks with fans at the PULSE 2 dvd booth.
A list of many of the Con interviews that have started to appear all over the nettywebs:
- Comic Mix with David Eick.
- TV Talk with Shaun Omac with Tahmoh Penikett.
- Io9 with Tricia Helfer and Tahmoh Penikett.
- TV Squad with Tricia Helfer.
- Shock Till You Drop with Jamie Bamber.
- Comic Mix with Jamie Bamber.
Broadcasting & Cable spoke with Sci Fi Channel honcho David Howe, which has this interesting exchange:
B&C: How has Comic-Con been for you personally?
Howe: I have to say I’m coming back next year. Three years away is too long.
B&C: Are you going to be happy when everyone knows who the twelfth Cylon is? Will you be happy when the secret is finally out?
Howe: No, I won’t be happy because it will be like an end of an era. Nobody wants to see it end. But in the words of Ron Moore, it is kind of gratifying to have closed something, to help finish something, to actually have told the story in a way to reach a satisfactory ending.
B&C: What about the next iteration of “Battlestar?”
Howe: Well, “Caprica’s” now a pilot which will be a backdoor two-hour movie. I haven’t seen it yet, but we’ll get a rough cut in the next couple weeks, but we’re very optimistic that will go to series next year.
B&C: Do you see doing for “Battlestar” what they have done with the Star Wars brand?
Howe: We talk about those things, but I think “Battlestar” is such an important landmark show it won’t ever die. So it will be kept alive either through ongoing movies, potentially some sort of feature, animated shows. All of those things are up for grabs.
Red Eye Chicago is the Tribune paper that allowed Starbuck fans to vote her the Best Character on TV last year. At Con, their reporter found Katee and gave her a copy of the cover showing her win, and they also interviewed her at a roundtable and got an interesting sort-of-spoiler out of Katee. About a necklace. I give it a 3 out of 10 for vagueness, though it is worrying. Did you know that in this year’s Red Eye contest, Buffy The Vampire Slayer beat out Batman and Superman to be crowned Best Superhero? Pretty impressive. Meanwhile, FlickScribe has some lovely photos of La Sackhoff from backstage after the con panel.
This Xena fansite has more links for Lucy Lawless (and Sam Raimi) at Con.
I believe we already gave you most of the BSG Con panel recaps earlier. But check out Grant Gould’s con experience, The Televisionary’s panel recap, and CHUD’s recap with a ton of photos. Geekadelphia links to a con recap & COOL SEASON TWO DVD DEALS. This fan has some more great photos.
Sam Witwer poses with Grant Gould’s awesome art featuring his character in STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED
[Photo: Grant Gould]
[Photo: Grant Gould]
The entire SMALLVILLE Con panel video is now online, and Sam Witwer was there. Watch With Kristen recently spoke to Witwer about his new role on the show as superbad Doomsday.
Meanwhile...back on the rest of the internets...Galactica.TV has new interviews up with BSG visionary producer/director Michael Rymer, and actors Kate “Ellen Tigh” Vernon and Bodie “Hot Dog” Olmos.
Syfy Portal talked to BSG/ST: DS9 actress Nana Visitor about her experience shooting the season four ep "Faith."
Here’s a brief glimpse of Bear McCreary hanging out with Shirley Manson on the set of TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, in a video where the cast and crew is congradulating their special effects and stunts guys on Emmy nominations:
(Btw...lookit how many grrls are in that writers room, kewl right? Former BSG writer Toni Graphia is still on staff as well.)
Wired posted more details of how Freema Ageyman and Jamie Bamber got their jobs on LAW & ORDER: LONDON.
While Sci Fi Channel announces their continued success getting young and female viewers to come into the fold, New York Magazine puts BATTLESTAR GALACTICA on their “SHOWS YOU SHOULD WATCH” index and illustrates the various things that it, MAD MEN, THE WIRE, LOST, THE SOPRANOS, and other must-see TV has in common.
A press release is out announcing the broadcast of BSG season 4 on the Uni HD channel beginning August 30th, which is later than previously announced on UHD's web site.