It's now official, Firefly is heading to San Diego Comic Con 2012 for a 10th anniversary Firefly panel, reported THR.
Joss Whedon and writer Tim Minear will join stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Michael Fairman and the rest of the crew of the Serenity for a panel on Friday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20.
According to THR, Summer Glau, as well as the rest of the cast members, will attend the convention, even if Summer's name is not officially mentioned. It's a huge improvement since no names were announced so far.
The 10th anniversary Firefly panel will be presented by The Science Channel. In addition to the panel discussion, the hourlong session will also feature never-before-seen footage along with what Science is billing as "numerous buzz-worthy surprises."
The San Diego Comic Con will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on July 12-15, 2012.
Japanese cable channel Super! Drama TV will broadcast Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles in July 2012 at 16:30 to 17:30, Monday to Friday every week [Subtitled].
Here's Super! Drama TV programming in English; there's also a pdf version for a closer look.
Super! Drama TV website has also a nice section devoted to TSCC (and also the Terminator franchise), with a detailed introduction to the serie, the characters and the main plots; there's also a summary for episode of the two seasons, interviews of the cast members, promo posters and more.
Summer Glau was featured in a Japanese cable schedule back in October 2009, for her role as Cameron Philipps in Terminator : The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Here are the HQ scans of the Japanese magazine :
We have updated the gallery with a collector, the Official Serenity Movie Magazine, with huge thank you to Kali from summerglaudaily.com for providing the scans.
The Official Serenity Movie Magazine was published by Titan Magazines (the publisher of the Buffy and Angel Official Magazines) on September 13th, 2005 in the United States; it offers the Firefly fans "a look behind the scenes into the mind of Joss Whedon".
The magazine is chocked full of great articles and tidbits about the movie, with almost 100 pages. Here is a run down of what the magazine contains :
Alphas Season one DVD set
The 1st season of the SyFy drama Alphas is out for general release in the US on July 17th, 2012, yet I have just gotten my hands on a copy of the DVD (Universal Studios Home Entertainment hasn't provided informations on a Blu-ray release yet).
You can pre-order the 3-disc DVD set on Amazon for $34.99.
Alphas Season 1 DVD will be released in the UK on September 24, 2012, available on Amazon UK and in France on August 28, 2012, available on fnac.
Brought together to form one extraordinary team of “Alphas” – people whose unique brain anomalies imbue them with superhuman mental and physical abilities – five seemingly ordinary citizens must take the law into their own hands while working within the government to investigate a new brand of baffling crime. An action-packed thriller starring an electrifying cast led by Primetime Emmy Awardr winner and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum) and guest starring sci-fi icons Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), Summer Glau (Firefly, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), discover a new breed of superheroes in Alphas.
Alphas is produced by Universal Cable Productions and BermanBraun and returns to Syfy with all-new episodes on July 23, 2012 at 10:00 p.m. Also Summer Glau confirmed she'll reprise her role as Skylar Adams.
Bonus features include :
These specials will be detailed when taking a closer look at the discs.
Close-up on the DVD set :
Here are UHQ scans of the DVD cover, front and back, and the inside of the DVD...
FYI, the background i used is an acrylic print featuring a Summer Glau fanart (hey, this is a fansite after all), that my friend Fox012 offered me.
Here are screen captures of the three discs menus, showing the main menu, the episode index and bonus features for each disc.
Alphas season one - Disc 1
The first disc includes the following episodes (see summary of the episodes on the DVD scans) :
The "Cause and Effect" deleted footage includes 5 scenes, lasting 8 minutes in all; here are a few screen captures :
Alphas season one - Disc 2
The second disc includes the following episodes (see summary of the episodes on the DVD scans):
The "Anger Management" deleted footage includes 3 scenes, lasting 3,30 minutes in all; here are a few screen captures :
Alphas season one - Disc 3
The third disc includes the following episodes (see summary of the episodes on the DVD scans):
The "Original Sin" deleted footage includes 5 scenes, lasting 7 minutes in all; here are a few screen captures :
Street Date: July 17, 2012
Copyright: 2012 Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Running Time: 8 Hours, 17 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Technical Info: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English SDH Subtitles
I hope you enjoyed this first look! Let me know if there's something else you'd like to see.
Watching the deleted scenes ((most of them are discussions between Dr Rosen and other Alphas team members) makes me feel like I got a little bit of new Alphas. I would have expected commentaries or bloopers in the bonus features though; hopefully some will be included in the Blu-ray.
Io9 took the opportunity of Disney Pixar's "Brave" release this week, inwhich bears are featured, to ask artist John Pedigo to improve some movie posters by adding...bears in it. May the Bear be with you!
The author of the article, Charlie Jane Anders, is a huge Firefly and Summer Glau fan; she never miss an opportunity to mention them.
The article may be not centered on Firefly but every bit of exposure for Firefly and the cast is fine with me.
Here's a few movie posters, including Firefly's :
Let's be bad bears.
It's bears... inside bears... behind bears. But the true trick is to make the subject think that he's become a bear all on his own. There's a bear coming, and it'll take us very far away. Etc.
Because space is not the final frontier. Plus, it doesn't matter how much you change the timeline — bears will always be bears. Also, little known fact: Bears eat Red Matter. It's like honey to them.
Read full article : Ultimate Proof that Every Movie is Better With Bears at Io9.
It reminds me of the Lamafied Serenity movie poster :
In honor of the first day of Summer, Emerald City Comicon has released the official video of Summer Glau's panel at this year convention in Seattle, on April 1st 2012 (we saw the panel from other non official souces though).
Some of the things we learned during this interesting panel :
Alphas season 1 soon available on DVD in France
Alphas - The Complete First Season will be released on August 28, 2012 in France.
You can pre-order it now at universal-dvd.com for 29.99 Euros.
Extras will consist of an Extended Version of the Pilot, Deleted Scenes, the Alphas at Comic-Con 2011 featurette, and an Alphas Fan Q&A as well.
Order it and more infos (in French) at : Alphas - Coffret intégral de la Saison 1
Summer Glau will reprise her role as Skylar Adams in Alphas season 2, premiering on Syfy on Monday, July 23 at 10 pm; Summer is presumed to play in episode 2x06, "Alphaville".