Best day at Comic-Con ever!

I went to Comic-Con again on Saturday. I was mostly there just to see the Heroes panel. Right when I got up the escalator, I could already see the line to get into Ballroom 20. It went way down the hallway and it was only around 8:15. The Heroes panel didn’t start until 12:45. I was kind of planning on going down to the exhibit hall first to pick up some free swag and then get in line, but as soon as I saw how long that line was already, I figured I should get in line ASAP. I’m glad I got in it when I did because it continued to go all the way outside and wrap around out there too. Crazy!

They started to let us into the Ballroom at around 9 AM because they had to get people seated before The Bionic Woman panel started at 10. I got decent seats. Not too far and had a good view of the stage (still not close enough to get good shots with my camera, but that’s okay).

Anyway, they showed the pilot of The Bionic Woman which will premiere on NBC on Wednesday, September 26th at 9 PM. Actually, the pilot they showed won’t be the same one that’s on NBC because they recast at least one of the characters. I thought it was a good pilot. I’ll probably watch it when it comes on because I’ll need something to watch on Wednesday nights since Lost won’t be on until next year.

After the pilot, they had some Q & A with the actors, writers, and producers of the show. It really seems like it’s going to be a good show. David Eick said that it’s one of those shows where even if you come in during the middle of the season, each episode would have it’s own story, so anyone can just come in and watch and enjoy the show. But people who have watched it from the beginning will of course get more out of it than people who come in and watch it every once in a while.

The next panel was TV Guide’s Hot List. I really don’t know if by “Hot List” they just meant shows that were hot or actors/actresses were hot. But I think they meant shows. Michelle Ryan and David Eick were part of this panel too… and they also discussed with Tim Kring, Heroes creator, the possibility of a crossover. David Eick joked around with Michelle Ryan that they should do it since Heroes was already popular and it could only be good for their show. Hehe. Of course it would have to be a crossover that made sense and not just a crossover for the sake of being a crossover.

Other people on the panel were some actors/producers from Jericho, The 4400, and Kyle XY. I was happy that I got to see Matt Dallas because I wanted to go to the Kyle XY panel too, but had to miss it because it was on the same time as the Heroes panel. This little kid had this cute question to Matt about how they make it look like he has no belly button. Then Matt Dallas stood up and was going to lift up his shirt to show it, but he didn’t and said maybe if you go to the Kyle XY panel he would.

Masi Oka was hilarious on the TV Guide panel. Every time Tim Kring would say something, Masi would act it out with hand gestures and facial expressions. Made for an interesting Q & A session.

Then came the moment everybody was waiting for. The Heroes panel with Jeph Loeb, Jack Coleman, Zachary Quinto, Ali Larter, Hayden Panettiere, Tim Kring, Tim Sale, Dania Ramirez, Masi Oka, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Noah Gray-Cabey, Milo Ventimiglia, Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg, and James Kyson Lee. It was just amazing to see so many cast members able to attend the panel.

If you want to watch the panel, they have it up on NBC’s website: Heroes Comic-Con 2007 panel. Danny Bonaduce is the person who is asking the last question in part 4 of the videos. Unfortunately, online they won’t show you the preview that was shown at Comic-Con, you had to be there to see it. Even though I was there and I saw it, I would love to see it again because it was just so much stuff so fast that I already forgot most of it.

I decided to stay in Ballroom 20 for the Futurama panel. I didn’t want to leave my seat, but there was a Battlestar Galactica panel right before Futurama, so I had to sit through that too. I’ve never seen that show at all, so I thought I’d be bored during this panel since I would have no clue what they’re talking about. But one of their surprise guests really put a huge smile on my face and really made my day. Lucy Lawless will be returning to the show as D’Anna for 2-3 (maybe 4) episodes. I guess that’s good news for you BSG fans out there… or not, I don’t really know what her character is like on the show.

But it was just so awesome for me to see Lucy there because I’m a really big fan of hers. I was going to go back to Comic-Con on Sunday morning just to see her in the Super Natural Women panel, but since she was in the BSG panel, I didn’t have to go on Sunday anymore and spend another 8 bucks on parking. So that was really cool for me and I was really glad I stuck around for the BSG panel.

The Futurama panel was incredibly funny especially when everyone on stage started speaking in character. I loved the little Comic Book reading they did. It’s too bad I ended up having to change my battery and then later switch out my tape during it. I wish I would’ve gotten the whole thing on tape, but oh well, what are you gonna do? In my case, I should get a better battery and maybe a new camcorder that records to a hard drive or memory stick.

Overall, Saturday was just a lot of fun. I got to see everyone that I wanted to see. It was my best day at Comic-Con ever.

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