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Comic-Con 2010 Shwag, Part Three!

That grinning guy in the corner is a mask from the new studio of Brian Pulido, of Lady Death fame!

A huge fake tattoo from The Expendables.

AGENT and Animation magazines!

A Spirit of Halloween shwag bag, I think it’s from a costume shop here in San Diego.

A Balrog hologram card!

A TV Guide Superfan Fan – get it? And a TV Guide lightup pendant that flashes!

Yes, those are light-up Bam Bams still in the package, those things drive me nuts!

A palette of pins from the SyFy Channel!

Piranha beach ball? Oh, the irony!

Red Suckerpunch wristband.

A book of LOST artifacts. Does that make them found?

FX Channel sample DVD!

A fake tat from Fringe!

Gears of War 3 ad sticker.

Darth Vader keychain, and a Drive Angry keychain, from the upcoming Nicholas Cage movie!

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CCI 2010 Friday — Falling Skies

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Falling Skies is the latest opus from executive producer Stephen Spielburg, that’s right the man himself, to be drooled over on tv in Summer 2011. Brought to you by the TNT Channel, only the two main stars of the show, Noah Wyle and Moon Bloodgood managed to make it to the panel. I’m a big fan of the Librarian movies with Wyle, and Bloodgood’s actually rather reserved in person, so it was an interesting panel. A trailer was shown, and they had a movie poster on a tripod, but I’m sorry to say aside from Spielburg’s name there was little to make me remember the show amidst the rest of Comic-Con insanity.

The actual show Falling Skies is slated to be a dramatic telling of human survivors who begin a rebellion six months after the aliens have invaded and taken over. Wyle’s character is a former American History teacher who uses his historic skills in real life now, and Bloodgood stars as Anne Glass, therapist to survivor children. It seems very different roles for the both of them, so I’m anxious to see how they do, and how Spielburg pulls a rabbit from wherever to make this show stand out amongst the rest.

See Noah Wyle talk about his character!

CCI 2010 Thursday — Dexter

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The panel for what is probably the most anticipated next season of a show out there, Dexter Season Five, was packed beyond capacity. Some genius of scheduling decided to do The Expendables panel in Hall H right before Dexter in Ballroom 20, so basically you really have to choose between the two. I went with everyone’s favorite serial killer.

Michael C. Hall is a veteran of the Comic-Con scene at this point, having done a panel for Dexter since the start of the show, but man did he look tired. He certainly seems willing to answer every fan question posed to him at the panel, but really, the variations on ways to ask something to the affect of, “What do you think of all the bad stuff your character does?” get tiresome. See Hall talking about the fun he has on the set from Season Four with John Lithgow here.

Sadly none of the newcomers for Season Five – Julia Stiles, Peter Weller, Maria Kennedy, Johnny Lee Miller, and Shawn Hatosy – made it to the panel. It would have been good to include them in the Dexter phenomenon, perhaps next year then.

CCI 2010 Thursday — Anti Heroes of Showtime

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The AntiHeroes of Showtime panel was the highlight of my Comic-Con Thursday experience, even despite the Dexter panel immediately following. Not often is there a grouping of shows on a single channel that each have their own villains and heroes, and most often the main character is more than a bit of both!

Dexter is a phenomenon, still, more so now than ever given the bloody and despairing end of Season Four. Check out the exclusive Comic-Con trailer for Season Five!

Nurse Jackie isn’t entirely my cup of tea, I have seen a few episodes. A brash nurse with a pill popper problem among other things, eh, you can take it or leave it. The show does seem to be doing well though, here’s the Comic-Con trailer for Season Three.

Californication I haven’t actually seen yet, but David Duchovny is a smooth charmer even in person, so it seems worth a try. Be aware, the Comic-Con trailer is NOT for children.

Weeds Season Six looks remarkably different, with all new characters and things since the Botwins are now officially on the run. Again, the Comic-Con exclusive trailer isn’t for the youngins.

Comic-Con 2010 Shwag, Part Two

Piranha bag, sun visor, and fake tattoos.

A leather bracelet from Spartacus.

A music card from Scott Pilgrim vs. Comic-Con!

I didn’t take it out of the package, but that white square with the dragon is a blow-up sword from DragonAge II.

It’s hard to see, but the Mirrors 2 card is a hologram.

The famed deodorant stick from Mattel.

Blood Factory calendar!

Those two circles with Cobra and Transformers on them are flashlights!

Creepy masks from The Legend of Neil.

An autograph from Peter Chung. *drool*

The Vampire Diaries mints in a cute little tin.

Dexter blood-slash fake tattoos!

A fearnet.com magnet, and yes that really is fearnet.com microwave popcorn. Like srsly.

Book excerpt from The Skinvestigator. Looks interesting.

Yellow Frisbee from Big City Comic Studio.

Metal drink bottle from ABC’s Castle!

The black guy in the green superhero costume is a stress doll from AT&T, no joke.

A magnet from the latest upcoming version of The Three Musketeers. Starring Orlando Bloom, as I heard it.

After Dark Films sticker.

AMC’s The Walking Dead poster strip!

And two cups advertising the movies Splice and the newer A Nightmare on Elm Street!

Oh, and a fake million dollar bill with Grover Cleveland, that turned out to be a religious pamphlet. Whee!

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CCI 2010 Thursday — Burn Notice

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As always, the Burn Notice panel was packed to the gills and then some. Star Jeffrey Donovan and newcomer Coby Bell gave out Burn Notice – style tips for Comic-Con via video, much to the delight of the audience. There was even one, with a disclaimer, about how to break into CCI without getting caught, which seemed like a bad idea, but the fans ate it up.

It seems as though a great deal of the rabid fans attend this panel not necessarily for the show itself, but for the fact that it does indeed star the amazing Bruce Campbell. He’s famous for being very personable, and when getting genuine compliments or things that amuse him at the Burn Notice panel, Campbell is known for actually giving out money from his own pockets, as seen here.

There wasn’t a whole lot in the way of new stuff to announce at the panel, we fans just had more of a good time hanging out at the panel. There was however, from the network executive of Burn Notice that had a rather good sense of humor, a big surprise announcement, as seen here!

 

PSYCH Taps

Show star Dule’ Hill and the show choreographer tap their hearts out at the PSYCH panel at Comic-Con 2010.

Don’t hate the camera skillz, I was lucky to catch it.

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