Category: Comic Con 2009

Click on link below to listen to Dominic Monaghan and Davis S. Goyer talk about Flash Forward and a little Lost on Charlie Pace’s return.  Jopinonated supplied video as shown on Ms. Wendy’s blog :

David and Dom talk Flash forward and Lost


Comic Con 2009  is in full swing.  I mean full swing.  Our good friends from The Transmission are there.  Jay and Jack (Nudia.TV) are doing daily recaps from The Con.  Many many folks are scrambling to get the Ben Linus bobblehead, going to their favorite panels, getting knock down by a Wookie or smelling the order of a freaky fan.  Comic Con is crazy and everyone is just loving it.

So if you are sick of searching for footage and everytime you do a Comic Con search you come with Twilight New Moon this, Twilight that, here is the basics.  Just some simple tidbits of some main findings at Comic Con 2009 :

1.  Johnny Depp made a surprise appearance, for a minute, with Tim Burton at the ALICE IN WONDERLAND  panel.

2.  Elisabeth Mitchell (LOST’s Juliet) promoted her new show V.  She also joined a host of Wonderwoman (Sigourney, Eliza, Ahura) for a panel.  She was asked about Juliet’s fate in season 6 of Lost.  She was coached and pretty much gave a Darlton answer : we’ll see if what Jack did worked.

3.  The new Tron 2 trailer was released.  It looked awesome.  Jeff Bridges was shown in the trailer and the crowd roard!!!!

4.  Dominic Monaghan was announced to be joining the cast of Flash Forward.  He was announced at the end of the panel as “The bassist from Driveshaft!”  He is not in the 2 hour pilot but will debut in epsiode 2. (See my Dom : Confirmed article for more info)

5.  James Cameron hosted the AVATAR panel.  Fans got to see 20 plus minutes of footage.

6.  An all-encompassing  Battlestar Galactica panel paved the way for all things BSG now that the flagship series has come to a close.  The panel was held to preview to major events, the BSG TV movie The Plan and the new series Caprica.

7.  Also debuted was a super-sized trailer for the Guy Ritchie-directed “Sherlock Holmes,“ starring Robert Downey jr, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams.

8.  During the Warner Bros. panel, director Jimmy Hayward revealed footage of his next film,  JONAH HEX.  They also revealed the kick butt poster, oh Ms. Fox…

I like me some Fox

I like me some Fox

9.  The most leaked panel was for Twilight : New Moon.  Kristen stewart looked liked she partied late last night with Keith Richards.

See what I mean....

See what I mean....

10.  The panel for The Book of Eli  generated a lot of buzz.  they premiered the trailer.  On the panel were directors Albert & Allen Hughes, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, and Denzel Washington.  Gary Oldman revealed that Batman 3  filming will begin in 2010, with a release most likely in summer of 2011 or 2012.

11.  Producers of the cancelled series Jericho announced continuing the season 3 (Civil War) storyline in a series of comics.

12.   A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET presented the very first trailer of the revival from the iconic 1980s horror film of the same name.  Among the people on the panel were producers Andrew Form and Bradley Fuller, director Samuel Bayer, and Jackie Earle Haley


Jackie is the new Freddy

Jackie is the new Freddy

Comic Con, July 24, 2009-The worst kept secret has been verified during “” panel at San Diego Comic Con this year. Instead of reviving his Charlie Pace character on ““, was on the ABC promo as a new character on “Flash Forward”. His role, however, was neither specified nor will it appear on the two-hour pilot this Fall.

“Is Dominic Monaghan going to be on the show?” was in fact the first question thrown at the panel. Co-creator David S. Goyer refused to answer the question, saying “We’re not going to tell you”. Nonetheless, they ran a series of clips from the show toward the end of the presentation, which eventually show Monaghan in the last one. It was then that Goyer formally confirmed that “the bassist from Driveshaft” is in the show.

Goyer was careful not to spill too much on Monaghan’s character, only mentioning that the name is Simon, and that “he’s kinda a game-changer character who f***s up a lot of things.”

“Flash Forward” will premiere on September 24 at 8/7c. It tells about a phenomenon where everyone in the world passes out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a vision of the future. But it centers on newly sober Mark Banford (Joseph Fiennes), an FBI agent who is patching up his life and marriage.

Although it bears Monaghan and similar sci-fi qualities, Goyer emphasizes that “Flash” is none like “Lost”. He explained, “Nothing is ever going to be the new ‘Lost’,” adding ” ‘Lost’ is this genre-breaking show that was its own thing, unique and daring and challenging. I thought, if they’re courageous enough to put that on the air, they’ll be courageous enough to put (‘Flash’) on the air.”

HEATH SOLO : What normally happens with TV shows.  The pilot is filmed.  If the network likes it, they will give the green light : a 6 or 13 episode order.  Then once it airs, if the ratings keep up with their standards, they will usually order a full season.    Usually after the pilot is filmed and audience tested, they decide if they need to replace actors or maybe hire some new ones.  As what happened in Flash Forward, Dominic Monaghan wasn’t in the pilot but the network decided to cast him afterwards.  Thus creating buzz with the hopes Charlie Pace fans will watch and watch.  Very smart move by ABC.  I’ll watch……and watch…..


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Special thanks to Anna and Indiana for this link.

Here is some news from comic con about Flash Forward’s Alternate Reality Game (A.R.G.) that will start August 16, 2009.

I do not deserve any credit for finding this but it’s from the site :  and reporter Jopinionated  from comic con :

Our intrepid gal on the Comic Con 2009 floor, Jopinionated, has checked in with an update on the Flash Forward booth setup by ABC. Similar to last year’s Dharma recruitment effort, curious visitors are being invited in by mock staff to record their “Flash Forward” for a project called “Join The Mosaic.” Outside the booth, a sign reads:

What Did You See?

This fall the entire world blacks out for 2:17 seconds. During that time we each see a vision of the future – a Flash Forward of where we will be on April 29, 2010.

The Moscaic Collective is an online database that aims to put together a picture of the future, of Flash Forward at a time.


Share your Flash Forward here at Comic-Con in one of our mobile recording booths or online at starting August 16th.

It only takes a few minutes so please share yours now. No matter how big or small, every Flash Forward helps us put the picture together.

The site itself gives you a serious looking blank page. Seriously. It’s blank. Unlike last year’s LOST game, this Flash Forward experience will likely finish. The Dharma game was pulled due to budget reasons (although, many fans were disappointed with it as well). The Flash Forward game is kicking off at the height of the Flash Forward buzz, so chances are there will be tons of participation.

I talked to Jopinionated just moments after her appointment in the booth.  She described the overall experience as being very much like the Dharma Wants You booth from last year.  “I went up to the booth first thing because of how crazy the LOST booth got last year.  It is literally the same booth, even the same girl who was wearing a Dharma suit last year – so she obviously works for ABC Public Relations. They take you into the booth with this little video camera, tell you to press record, and you can say what you want for three minutes.  So I came up with this story about how I was on a bench on a beach and these guys in a white suburban took me to this warehouse and put me in a chair with a spot-light.  Then these people with no faces started asking me questions about my life, and my childhood.  Then they took me to my childhood home, and just as the three minutes was expiring I said ‘I opened the door, and guess who was there.'”

Nice cliff hanger Jo! Apparently they thought so as well, they stopped Jo on her way out and told her that her recording would be on the website in August and gave her a business card with a phone number on it.  Whoa.  Watch this space for updates on the FlashForward business card.

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Logo For The Mosaic Task Force Logo For The Mosaic Task Force 


The Mosaic Collective Mission Statement
Industry insiders and a lucky few will get a taste Wednesday of what’s in store at the sold-out Comic-Con International before the comics and popular culture convention begins a four-day run at the San Diego Convention Center. Festivities at Comic-Con’s preview night include appearances and premier screenings for the upcoming television shows “Target,” “V” and “The Vampire Diaries.”   Preview night is open only to pre-registered, four-day pass holders and industry professionals.
This years Comic Con is sold out!

This years Comic Con is sold out!

About 125,000 people annually attend Comic-Con, which features hundreds of exhibits, celebrity appearances, film screenings and industry panels during its Thursday-Sunday run.   This year, Comic-Con is celebrating its 40th anniversary.   The event began in 1970 with a one-day convention at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego, featuring monster writer Forrest J. Ackerman and science fiction writer Jack Kirby as the first guests.
This year, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage will discuss their show “MythBusters”; Seth McFarlane will take questions on his series “Family Guy”; and “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening and David X. Cohen will discuss whether the animated series “Futurama” will return.Peter Jackson, the filmmaker behind “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “King Kong” remake, will attend Comic-Con for the first time to support TriStar Picture’s “District 9.”

Legendary film directors Robert Zemeckis and Tim Burton will make appearances, as will science fiction and fantasy author Ray Bradbury; Steve Epting, the artist behind “Captain America” and “Avengers”; veteran voice artist June Foray (“The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show”); and MAD magazine cartoonist Sergio Aragones.

Cast members from the film “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” the sequel to last year’s box office hit “Twilight,” will answer questions from attendees and show never-before-seen footage. Danny DeVito, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Love Hewitt are among numerous Hollywood stars rumored to be attending this year’s convention to promote new films and television shows.

The 35th annual Comic-Con “Masquerade” extravaganza will be held on Saturday, featuring a costume contest, stage shows, presentations, simulated battles and displays on four large video screens.


Darlton at last years Comic Con.

Darlton at last years Comic Con.

The convention runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.


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Here is the complete schedule for all panels at this years 2009 San Diego Comic Con :

Wednesday, July 22nd
6:00pm-9:00 Warner Bros Pilot Preview Night: Human Target, V and The Vampire Diaries screened

Thursday, July 23rd

11:15am-12:15pm: The Middleman* (Room 6A)

2:30pm-3:30pm: Burn Notice (Ballroom 20)

3:00pm-4:00: Robot Chicken / Titan Maximum (Room 6A)

3:45-4:45pm: PSYCH (Ballroom 20)

4:15pm-5:15: Cartoon Network Comedy – Original Animation: Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time with Finn and Jake (Room 6A)

4:45pm-5:45pm: Legend of the Seeker (Room 6DE)

5:00pm – 6:00pm.: Dexter (Ballroom 20)

7:00pm-8:00pm: Drawn Together (Room 6BCF)

Friday, July 24th

10:00am-11:00am: Batman: The Brave and the Bold (Room 6DE)

10:15am-11:15am: Farscape* (Room 6BCF)

10:30am-11:30am: The Guild (Room 5AB)

10:30am-11:30am: Stargate Universe (Ballroom 20)

11:00am-12:00pm: Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Building the Universe (Room 7AB)

11:30am-12:30pm: The Prisoner (6BCF)

11:45am-12:45pm: Caprica / Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (Ballroom 20)

11:45am-12:45pm: FlashForward (Room 6A)

12:00pm-1:00pm: Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Behind the Mic (Room 7AB)

12:00pm-1:00pm: The Middle (Bayfront Hilton Indigo Ballroom)

12:30pm-1:20pm: The Fairly OddParents (Room 5AB)

12:45pm-1:45pm: Spartacus: Blood and Sand (Room 6BCF)

1:00pm-2:00pm: The Big Bang Theory (Ballroom 20)

1:30pm-2:30pm: Attack of the Show! (Room 5AB)

2:15pm-3:00pm: 24 (Ballroom 20)

2:15pm-3:15pm: Past Life (Room 6A)

3:00pm-3:45pm: Bones (Ballroom 20)

3:15pm-4:15pm: Eureka (Room 6BCF)

4:00pm-5:15pm: Dollhouse – includes screening of unaired episode, “Epitaph One” (Ballroom 20)

4:30pm-5:30pm: Marvel Animation, including Wolverine and the X-Men and Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Room 6BCF)

4:45pm-5:45pm: The Mighty Boosh (Room 6A)

5:15pm-6:15pm: The Star Wars Spectacular (Hall H)

6:30pm-7:30pm: Fear Clinic (Room 5AB)

Saturday, July 25th

10:00am-11:00am: Marvel Super Hero Squad (Room 6BCF)

10:00am-11:00am: Chuck (Ballroom 20)

10:15am-11:15am: Eastwick – includes screening of pilot episode (Room 6A)

10:30am-11:30: SpongeBob Squarepants (Room 6DE)

11:00am-12:00pm: Lost (Hall H)

11:15am-12:00pm: Family Guy (Ballroom 20)

11:45am: 12:45pm: Ben 10 (Room 6DE)

12:00pm-12:45pm: The Cleveland Show (Ballroom 20)

12:30pm-1:30pm: Sanctuary (Bayfront Hilton Indigo Room)

1:00pm-1:45pm: Futurama (Ballroom 20)

1:30pm-3:00pm: Glee – new episode shown (Bayfront Hilton Indigo Room)

1:45pm-2:30pm: The Simpsons (Ballroom 20)

2:00pm-3:00pm: The Penguins of Madagascar (Room 7AB)

2:15pm-3:15pm: Warehouse 13 (Room 6A)

2:45pm-3:45pm: V – includes screening of pilot episode (Ballroom 20)

3:15pm-4:15pm: Heroes (Bayfront Hilton Indigo Room)

4:00pm-5:00pm: Fringe (Ballroom 20)

4:45pm-5:55pm: Human Target – includes screening of pilot episode (6BCF)

5:15pm-6:15pm: True Blood (Ballroom 20)

5:55pm-7:00pm: The Vampire Diaries includes screening of pilot episode (6BCF)

6:00pm-7:00pm: Adult Swim Series Development / The Venture Bros. (Room 6DE)

7:15pm-8:00pm: MythBusters (6BCF)

8:00pm-9:00pm: Weeds (Bayfront Hilton Indigo Room)

Sunday, July 26th

10:00am-11:00am: Doctor Who (Ballroom 20)

10:00am-11:00am: The Spectacular Spider-Man (Room 6A)

10:00am-11:00am: Phineas & Ferb (Room 6DE)

10:00am-11:00am: Ni Hao, Kai-Lan / Wonder Pets! (Room 7AB)

10:30am-11:30am: Smallville (6BCF)

11:15am-12:15pm: American Dad (Ballroom 20)

11:45am-12:45pm: Supernatural (6BCF)

12:00pm-1:00pm: Hot Wheels Battle Force 5 (Room 7AB)

12:30pm-2:30pm: Scooby-Doo! The Mystery Begins (Room 6DE)

1:00pm-2:00pm: Ghost Whisperer (6BCF)

2:15pm-3:45: Being Human / Torchwood (Room 6BCF)

2:45pm-3:45pm: Kamen Rider Dragon Knight (Room 6DE)