Comic Con 2010 Faves and more!

By Courtney Rowan

Settle in ’cause this is a little on the long side, fanboys and fangirls, but chock full of good stuff, I promise!

Comic Con 2010 has come and gone, but left some pretty cool stuff in its wake. While I couldn’t possibly cover everything that happened there, I would like to expose some of the stuff I thought was awesome. Below you’ll see the Caprica Season 1.5 trailer, Stargate Universe Season 2 trailer, some Smallville spoilers and some news from other comic treasures.

Also, tonight starts the crossover event for Eureka and Warehouse 13! Take a look at a sneak peek for tonight’s Warehouse 13 and Friday’s Eureka below. I’ve got some juicy Doctor Who spoilers regarding Michael Gambon’s Christmas episode…  Let’s get to it, shall we?

Comic Con 2010

Caprica

I love Caprica. I don’t care what the haters say, it is an awesome show. Admittingly, I am a BSG addict and I wasn’t sure what to expect from a prequel, but the acting is top-notch and I am really enjoying learning how the human race caused their own demise. So much can be explored with this premise and we’ve only tasted the icing. Based on the trailer below, looks like the second half of the season is going to be pretty action packed with a lot of speeding up the story. Perhaps that’s why they are making us wait until January (boo-hiss). Maybe they got some feedback that said, look we really love what you’re doing, but push the story along, please! Check out the new trailer released at Comic Con:

Stargate Universe

Stargate Universe may just be the best sci-fi show on TV right now (IMHO). Everything from their raw shooting style to the whole lost in space aspect is super appealing. The casting is amazing and it shows in their acting. I find myself sucked in every week. As a time travel addict, ‘Time’ was definitely the best epi of S1, but the whole storyline is pretty epic. This is the best thing to come out of the Stargate franchise in years. One of the coolest things is you don’t necessarily have had to have been up to speed with the full Stargate realm to love this. It really is all to itself, although no doubt, it’s helpful to know the back story in some aspects. Check out the new trailer released at Comic Con:

Also, here’s a very cool SGU Season 1.5 review from TV.com – http://www.tv.com/review-stargate-universe-season-1.5-dvd/webnews/125293.html

Smallville

Okay, so Smallville had a really cool panel at Comic Con, and they released some killer spoilers from the season 10, the final season. Here are some highlights from the panel:

  • The Superman suit that will be used in Smallville is the EXACT SAME suit used in Superman Returns – but slightly altered. Brian Peterson (executive producer) recalled his excitement about finally receiving the Superman Returns suit from Warner Bros.
  • Clark will fly!
  • Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) will return for the season premiere.
  • Granny Goodness was the elderly woman outside of Tess Mercer’s hospital room in the ninth season finale. Tess has some connection to her, but Freeman hasn’t been told what that connection is yet.
  • Hartley will direct an episode this season (last year, he wrote the episode “Sacrifice”).

Read the full article from Screen Rant here: http://screenrant.com/smallville-season-10-cast-interviews-aco-70612/

Avengers Casting

I could not go any further without addressing this huge news! The questions about the cast were finally revealed… I really would love to know what you think about these choices! (Well some we already knew, obviously)…

  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark
  • Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
  • Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Chris Evans as Captain America
  • Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye
  • Mark Ruffalo as Incredible Hulk

Read more about the cast reveal at worstpreviews.com:  http://www.worstpreviews.com/headline.php?id=18434&count=0#ixzz0vZIxX7Sq

Thor

So, there was a 5 minute trailer released for Thor, which naturally I could not track down as every site has pulled it.  But here’s some screen caps Screen Rant was able to post before they removed the actual video:  http://screenrant.com/thor-comic-con-trailer-rob-70712/

Green Lantern News

We finally saw Mr. Reynolds as GL on the EW cover last week (thought it was cool), but announced just yesterday is a new villain for the movie… KRONA!!!!!!!!!! I found this info out yesterday which opens so many possibilities for the DC Universe on film; multiverse, new actors for DC characters so they don’t need to pay existing ones, etc…

Read the full article at comicbookmovie.com: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/Poniverse/news/?a=20971

TV Stuff

Warehouse 13 – Eureka crossover event!!

As promised, below is the sneak peek at tonight’s Warehouse 13 crossover event with Fargo visiting the Warehouse gang! AND, how cool is it that Rene Auberjonois will be in this epi??!!  Check this out:

And a peek at Eureka with Claudia in America’s smartest little town:

Doctor Who

Christmas special news!!  We already learned that Michael Gambon will joining the cast, but more details were released today regarding the episode.  According to a synopsis posted on a Doctor Who blog, Tardis Spoilers, Gambon plays a character named Kazran:

A local of the ‘Victorian’ setting that the Doctor visits, the character is said to have had several encounters with the Doctor throughout his lifetime, much like Moffat’s other characters Amy Pond and Reinette (The Girl In The Fireplace) and will take the place of the ‘Scrooge’ character from A Christmas Carol, the story that the Christmas Special is said to be loosely based on.

The character is also going to be seen at various stages throughout his life within the episode, played by other actors, though whether these will be just flashbacks or the Doctor hopping timelines is as of yet unknown.

Well, that’s it for now fellow fanboys and fangirls.  Whew!  There’s a lot of geek lovin’ in this one.  I’ll be following up soon with my take on the Who finale; which I absolutely adored, btw.  So keep your eyes posted and subscribe the blog to be kept up to date. 

Oh and comment! Are you feeling the geek love too??!!

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