The highlight of the San Diego Comic Con 2012 was without a doubt the Firefly 10th Anniversary panel on Friday but Summer Glau, as well as Sean Astin, both made special unannounced appearances at the Alphas panel at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday.
Summer and Sean joined on stage actors Malik Yoba, Azita Ghanizada, David Strathairn, Laura Mennell and show runner Bruce Miller.
Jessica kindly shared with us her photos of Summer Glau at the Alphas Panel (Jessica's photos are posted on her Flickr's stream under a '© All rights reserved' licence).
Here's the full video of the Firefly panel at the 2013 Philadelphia Comic Con, bringing together on stage Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Gina Torres and Adam Baldwin. The Firefly alumni talk their upcoming roles, their character on Firefly/Serenity and more.
On a side note, Gina Torres accidentially gives away a spoiler for her current TV series Hannibal.
Watch more photos from the panel as well as from the signing and photos sessions in the Gallery.
Portroid is a site specialized in candid Polaroid portraits of celebrities, autographed while the photo develops. The photos are taken at various events such at conventions or premieres.
Since 2003, they have gathered an impressive collection of several hundreds Polaroid portraits, including one with Summer Glau, taken at StarFest Convention 2010 in Denver, CO.
In their own words, here's how they got their portroid wiht Summer Glau:
Summer Glau was the most popular guest at the convention and had lines that snaked around the event hall. She went from the autograph booth to the photo station back and forth most of the day and with a smile for every guest. I was able to get this photo in the tiny window between one of these transitions, and as she had been with everyone else, she was very nice to me (as, I should say, were all the guests. Very gracious and friendly and seemingly genuinely happy to be there). Summer played River Tam on Firefly/Serenity and was also on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (as well as many other shows).
For more portroids of the other guests and a full Starfest report, please visit www.portroids.com
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at LMN's Deadly Honeymoon, featuring pictures from the cast and crew, including the wedding between Summer Glau and Chris Carmack before they go on their honeymoon on a cruise ship.
The $1-million budget drama was filmed on Oahu, Hawaii for about 18 days, on October 2010. The wedding scenes were filmed at the beach bar/restaurant and on the beach fronting The Kahala Hotel & resort, whose lobby was being filmed as the main salon of the cruise ship.
Meanwhile at the Halawa Valley Studios, carpenters were building a cruise ship suite set where Chris Carmack and Summer Glau characters are staying on their honeymoon.
Green screens were used to give the illusion that the actors were on a real cruise ship, as seen in a previous Blog post: Behind the magic: building a digital cruise ship for Deadly Honeymoon.
If you haven't watched the movie, watch the trailer to familiarize you with the actors and the locations:
Here are behind-the-scenes photos on set of Deadly Honeymoon, including a lovely picture of the groom and bride together with their parents:
Most photos are from Tim Ryan's Reel Hawaii blog.
Theses new photos of Summer Glau on set are in addition to a a previous series of photos; here's a sample of the already known pictures:
The use of visual effects is not limited to sci-fi blockbusters such as The Avengers or the Lord of the Rings trilogy. You probably don’t even realize that most movies you see nowadays have at least a couple of scenes altered by digital visual effects. On-location shooting is more expensive than any other shot a studio might attempt. This is why shooting in-studio or using green screens makes movie production cheaper and faster, especially for a 1M$ budget TV movie such as Lifetime Movie Network drama Deadly Honeymoon.
Luxurious estates, yachts and restaurants you admire are nothing but green screens that have the astonishing landscape added later on. Here's an unseen before behind-the-scenes video for Deadly Honeymoon that features an exclusive look at the visual effects:
And here are a few screencaps from the video, showing how visual effects can make a huge difference, judging by the pics taken on the set and after the effects were added.
You can watch high definition 1080p screencaps from the movie in the Gallery.
Summer Glau revealed in a 2010 interview that green screens were used in Lifetime Movie Network's thriller Deadly Honeymoon:
Question: Did the cruise ship you filmed on actually sail anywhere… or were you not on an actual ship?
Summer Glau: No, we weren’t; it was all green-screen. Some of the crew got to go on a cruise to do certain shots, but we had to be very creative about how we shot the deck scenes. We’d shoot by a pool, then make it look like [it was] a cruise ship.
Many scenes of the $1-million drama were shot in Hawaii at Halawa Valley Studios, where one of the two stages has been made to look like the interior of a cruise ship.
Here's an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects (VFX) in Deadly Honeymoon, showing how visual effects can make a huge difference, judging by the pics taken on the set and after the effects were added…
UPDATE: watch an unseen before behind the scenes video for Deadly Honeymoon that features an exclusive look at the special effects of the movie.
Here's your chance to win a Serenity comic signed by Summer Glau. Members of 'Can't Stop the Serenity' Pittsburgh were able to attend Philadelphia Comic Con 2013 on June 1-2, 2013 and had Summer Glau sign a Serenity comic "Those Left Behind!" to auction at their CSTS charity event.
Here's a photo of Summer Glau signing the Serenity comic and her autograph on the inside:
Pittsburgh's 8th annual 'Can't Stop the Serenity' charity screening of the Joss Whedon's Serenity movie for the benefit of Equality Now will take place on Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Off The Wall Theater in Carnegie, PA.
More informations at the CSTS Pittsburgh official website.
Watch Summer Glau in high definition in the thriller Deadly Honeymoon, as the newlyweds Lindsey and Trevor embark on their soon-to-be-tragic honeymoon cruise in Hawaii!
Blu-ray screenshots from Deadly Honeymoon, taken directly off the disc and in high definition - HD 1080p -, have been added to the Summer Glau Wiki gallery.
Here's a sample of the HQ screencaps:
The screencaps cover the first two-thirds of the movie, the rest of them will be added in the following days.
But there's more. I bet you remember the unseen promotional photos I unveiled a few weeks ago:
Well, stay tuned for upcoming Blog posts about Deadly Honeymoon because I have some surprises for you up my sleeves.