Comic-Con 2014 Schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 24th Includes CONSTANTINE, HANNIBAL, BATMAN ’66, and More

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The Comic-Con 2014 scheduled for Wednesday’s July 23rd’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 24th has been announced.  As they’ve done in previous years, Preview Night will offer fans a first look at the pilots for upcoming shows.  This year’s lineup is for The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie plus a brand new episode Teen Titans Go!.  On Thursday, you’ll get a much stronger Hall H lineup than last year with presentations from DreamWorks Animation, The Giver, Paramount Pictures, Entertainment Weekly’s: The Visionaries (the “visionaries” haven’t been announced yet, but usually this is a fascinating panel), and a look at the upcoming Batman ’66 Blu-ray set.  Folks in Ballroom 20, which hosts plenty of TV panels, will get to see presentations for 24, Teen Wolf, Hannibal, and Penny Dreadful.  Then there’s an outlier with Sony Pictures doing a presentation in the Indigo Ballroom over the in Hilton Bayfront Hotel.  That’s how packed Comic-Con is this year: there’s no room for a major studio that’s bringing Goosebumps and Pixels.

Hit the jump for Comic-Con 2014 schedule highlights from Wednesday’s July 23rd’s Preview Night and Thursday, July 24th.  The 2014 San Diego Comic-Con will run from July 23rd to July 27th.

Adam Baldwin Talks THE LAST SHIP, Auditioning for Michael Bay, Striking Up a Friendship with Eric Dane, Looking Back on FIREFLY and THE INSIDE, and More

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The new TNT drama series The Last Ship tells the story of what happens when a global pandemic wipes out 80% of the planet’s population and the unaffected crew of a lone Naval destroyer, U.S.S. Nathan James, must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction.  Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) is a career Navy man who, along with the help of the ship’s second-in-command XO Mike Slattery (Adam Baldwin), must ensure that Dr. Rachel Scott (Rhona Mitra) has what she needs to discover the cause of billions of deaths worldwide and save who’s left.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Adam Baldwin talked about how he came to this show, auditioning for executive producer Michael Bay, whether his character is more focused on the mission or reuniting with his family, how just being around Navy soldiers makes them want to take the work more seriously, working with technical advisors, how much he’s enjoyed working with Eric Dane, and how he thinks he’d fare in a situation like this.  He also talked about why Firefly and Chuck were such memorable experiences, and how much he loved working on The Inside.  Check out what he had to say after the jump. 

FIREFLY Writer-Producer Tim Minear Toys with Fans’ Emotions; Raises Possibility of Limited Series

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Firefly fans always want more. I suspect that even if the entire Serenity crew dies, nothing short of a complete collapse in quality will deter fans from wanting the short-lived show to come back in any way possible, and damn the logistics of making that happen. Enter writer-producer Tim Minear to tease the possibility of a return, specifically in the form of a limited series. Minear noted that shows like American Horror Story and Sherlock have upended the traditional form of TV series, so why not Firefly?

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Collider Gift Guide 2013: What to Receive and Where to Give

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Black Friday is almost here, and like most people who love a good deal, you’ve mapped out your plan of attack (make sure this attack doesn’t involve trampling).  You know what you want, where to get it, and Thanksgiving dinner be damned, you’re going to camp out in front of a store or in front of your computer.  While we admire your enthusiasm, we have some suggestions for items you might want to add to your wish list.  And they don’t necessarily have to be for you; they could also be for someone you know.

Adam, Dave, and I have nine items we’d like to recommend: three small items (“Stocking Stuffers”), three moderately priced items (“Under the Tree”), and three expensive items (“Extra Nice”).  More importantly, we each have a charity to recommend since we truly believe it’s better to give than to receive (unless you’re receiving a trip to outer space; nothing beats a trip to outer space).  Hit the jump to check out our 2013 Gift Guide.

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Gina Torres Talks SUITS Season 3 Summer Finale, Upping the Stakes, Returning to HANNIBAL, Looking Back on FIREFLY, and More

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The USA Network’s Suits has become one of the most thrilling and unpredictable series on television, and things are sure to heat up on the summer finale.  As Jessica Pearson, actress Gina Torres is compelling in every episode, partly for her strength and brutal honesty, and partly because she can be both your best enemy and your worst friend, especially if you’re Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht).

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, Gina Torres talked about what’s coming up for her character, what she’s enjoyed about the journey this season, how the stakes just keep getting higher and higher, whether Jessica and Harvey can ever expect true loyalty from each other, and whether she’d like to see Jessica get a love interest.  She also talked about her experience doing Season 1 of Hannibal and her hope to return to Season 2, and what’s it like for people to still be fans of Firefly, so many years after it went off the air.  Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

Preview of Hero Complex Gallery’s “Bleeding Metallics” Show; Pieces Inspired by Wolverine, The Iron Giant, SUBURBAN COMMANDO, and More

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Hero Complex Gallery in LA opens its new show, BLEEDING METALLICS, this Friday night.  There will be art printed with metallic inks, printed on metal, crafted out of metal, using metallic paints and papers…and while this is quickly turning into a Bubba Gump routine, you get it…lots of metal.  Check out more info on the show, 14 preview images, and a surprise for the first 50 customers after the jump.

Comic-Con: Joss Whedon’s DARK HORSE Panel Addresses Past, Present, and Future; Favorite Death Scene, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Beyond THE AVENGERS 2

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The Dark Horse Joss Whedon panel definitely drew a huge crowd of Whedonites Friday night. Tthe panel basically turned into an hour of great back and forth questions and answers between Whedon and the fans. Whedon has claimed his rightful place as one of the demigods of Comic-Con, having earlier that day taken par tin the panel for his new ABC television series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Despite the crowd’s warm reaction to the pilot episode, Whedon still has to fight against the fatigue of his own bustling and insane career at the moment.

After a slight introduction from Dark Horse editor Scott Allie, Whedon got underway, Starbucks coffee in hand, talking about everything including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Angel, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog, The Avengers and The Avengers 2, and Much Ado About Nothing. Hit the jump for the highlights.

Spoke Art’s Justin Van Genderen Prints Recreate Volkswagen “Lemon” Ad with Millennium Falcon and Firefly

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While the pristine USS Enterprise is a sight to behold, artist Justin Van Genderen understands the appeal of a spaceship that shows its wear.  He recreated Volkswagen’s classic “Lemon” print advertisement for the Millennium Falcon and the Firefly—with a slight twist.  Volkswagen’s slogan was focused on quality control: “We pluck the lemons; you get the plums.”  Van Genderen embraces the imperfect: “You keep the plums, we’ll pick the lemons.”

Hit the jump to see both prints and find out how to buy.

Joss Whedon Feels “Unfettered Joy” for VERONICA MARS Kickstarter Success, but It Won’t Work for Another FIREFLY Movie

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When the Veronica Mars movie reached its $2 million fundraising goal on Kickstarter in just 10 hours, devoted fans began to imagine what other cancelled shows could seize this financing opportunity.  The first series that came up, repeatedly and emphatically: Firefly.  After all, no one can mobilize his core fanbase like Firefly creator Joss Whedon.  And Whedon admits that his first reaction to the unqualified success was “unfettered joy” because he feels like this is “a real game-changer.”

But before you get your hopes up, Whedon went on to explain why this will not lead to another Firefly movie anytime soon.  Read what he had to say after the jump.

Science Channel to Air One-Hour Reunion Special FIREFLY: BROWNCOATS UNITE Sunday Night

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It’s the ten year anniversary of both the birth and death of Firefly, the short-lived sci-fi / post-apocalyptic Whedon-helmed Western that continues to rabidly lives on in the hearts of its fans.  In fact, that’s a major theme addressed in the Science Channel’s one-hour special Firefly: Browncoats Unite, airing November 11th at 10pm after a marathon of the series.  In it, the cast (most — Sean Maher, Summer Glau, Nathan FillionAdam Baldwin and Alan Tudyk — at a roundtable, a few — Morena Baccarin, Gina Torres and Jewel Staite — with separate interviews) along with executive producer Tim Minear and executive story editor Jose Molina, discuss at length the entire oral history of the series, from their favorite moments to their first impressions of each other, and what exactly made the series so magical to fans but not to, at the time, Fox executives.

Attendees to this past summer’s San Diego Comic-Con got a sneak peek of some of the material that’s covered in the special during the series’ panel, and though the special lacks Joss Whedon, it gains Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen, who helps guide the conversational flow.  For more on the special, hit the jump.

Blu-ray and DVD Deals: 79% off FIREFLY and Other Joss Whedon TV Series

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Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is heavy discounts on Joss Whedon‘s TV series.  Today only, you can save up to 79% on Firefly: The Complete Series on Blu-ray plus other Joss Whedon titles like Dollhouse, Angel, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  If you’ve been holding off on buying complete collection sets, now would be a good time.  Whedon’s commentary tracks alone make these sets worth the purchase.

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Comic-Con: Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and Cast Reunite for FIREFLY 10-Year Anniversary Panel [Updated with Video]

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I got in line for Ballroom 20 at 6:30am today.  I was early enough to be twenty minutes late to the first panel, because Firefly fans are crazy.  They camped out en masse for the Firefly 10-year reunion—the third panel of the day—and effectively throttled the line for fans of any other properties.  For a show that was cancelled after one shortened season a decade ago, the Firefly crew—Joss WhedonNathan FillionAdam BaldwinAlan TudykSean MaherSummer Glau, writer Jose Molina and producer Tim Minear—sure does draw a crowd.  Could it possibly live up to the Comic-Con hype?  Hit the jump for the panel recap.

Comic-Con 2012 Schedule for Friday, July 13th includes GAME OF THRONES, BREAKING BAD, LOOPER, and the First Look at Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM

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Comic-Con has released the schedule for Friday, July 13th, and it provides further proof of how the convention is moving away from movies and towards TV series.  On Friday, three major TV series will be occupying Hall H: The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.  However, there will still be plenty of presentations for movies including ParaNorman, Resident Evil: Retribution, Total Recall, Looper, and most exciting of all—a first look at Neill Blomkamp‘s District 9 follow-up, Elysium.

Outside of Hall H, there’s plenty of other great stuff including the panels for Community, Breaking Bad, The Legend of Korra, Firefly, and more.  Hit the jump for highlights from Friday’s schedule, and click here for Thursday’s schedule.  The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th.

Comic-Con 2012: FIREFLY 10th Anniversary Panel to Feature Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and More

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That’s right, it’s time for a resurrection. Or at least a celebration — first-time San Diego convention goers the Science Channel will be hosting a special 10-year anniversary panel for Joss Whedon‘s short-lived cult show Firefly. Serenity’s captain and crew will all be in attendance, from Nathan Fillion to Alan TudykAdam BaldwinSean Maher, Michael Fairman and more. Whedon and his fellow executive producer and writer Tim Minear are also scheduled for the panel (occurring on Friday the 13th).

Additionally, the network promises never-before-seen footage, along with what is being billed as “numerous buzz-worthy surprises.” For more on the Firefly panel as well as Science’s other contributions to this year’s Comic-Con, hit the jump.

Recap of the SERENITY Hero Complex Screening with Nathan Fillion; Also Talks MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, FIREFLY Reunion, and Joss Whedon

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This weekend Hero Complex in association with The Los Angeles Times hosted the third annual Hero Complex Film Festival. Highlights to which included a screening of Shaun of the Dead with Edgar Wright, Wall-E with director Andrew Stanton, A Clockwork Orange with Malcolm McDowell, and Robocop with Peter Weller.

Joss Whedon’s cult-favorite Serenity closed out the festival Sunday night.  Star Nathan Fillion was on hand to discuss the film and its short-lived television predecessor Firefly.  (I still maintain that show’s season/series finale “Objects in Space to be the finest piece of writing Whedon’s ever done.)  In the post screening Q&A, Fillion reflected on reuniting with the cast for the film, reciting Whedon’s particular cadences and previews his role in another Whedon project/film: Much Ado About Nothing.  For all this and more, hit the jump.

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