Comic-Con 2009: "Once More With Feeling" Screening

It looks like Comic-Con has created a new tradition, thanks to Joss Whedon and his fans.

Along with the Saturday Masquerade, the Eisner Awards and the Preview Night that has become the real start of the annual event, Whedonopolis has established itself with the annual showing of the classic Buffy musical, "Once More With Feeling" as the official closing event. Just like last year, Ballroom 20 filled very quickly as people were ready to wrap up another visit to San Diego with song and dance.

Comic-Con 2009: Being Human Interviews

BBC America had a large presence at 2009’s Comic-Con International.  Among the shows presented was Being Human.  If you haven’t seen the show, it’s about a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost sharing a house and trying to fit in with the regular people.  Despite a premise that sounds like the beginning of a joke, the show deftly blends angst and major drama with a good smattering of humor.  Check it out on BBC America Saturdays at 9pm EDT (last week’s premiere episode airs at 8pm EDT tonight).  Here are the press interviews with creator / writer Toby Whithouse and the cast Russell Tovey, Aidan Turner, and Lenora Crichlow.

SDCC 2009: Inside Warehouse 13

Imagine a warehouse in a remote part of America, which contains very special artifacts that can cause major damage if used in the wrong hands.
Now imagine two federal agents who suddenly find themselves working there, and being tasked with finding other powerful artifacts.
That’s the premise of Warehouse 13, a new show that may be Syfy’s next big thing.

Doctor Who Is a Browncoat!!

A quick outtake from the Doctor Who Panel at Comic Con:  David Tennant was asked if he chose the brown coat originally because he was a Browncoat.  While confessing that he’d never "heard that one before", he expressed that "I love the Firefly.  I love Serenity….they’re excellent."  But it, sadly, "wasn’t the inspiration for the coat."

SDCC 2009: To Dollhouse and Beyond

A year ago, people got excited about Joss Whedon’s return to TV with Dollhouse, about a woman who can be anyone except herself.

When Joss came back for this year’s Comic-Con, the excitement was still there, and not just for the show.

It was for Dr. Horrible, the Buffy and Angel comic books, and everything he’s done for the past 12 years.

However, Joss showed he was excited, too "There’s never been a time," he said, "when the public can make its voice heard, like now."

He means how the public overrode the ratings, thanks to Twitter, MySpace, internet postings, and most importantly TiVo. All of that gave Echo and the Dollhouse a second season. However, Joss joked that it also ruined his summer vacation…and got a few apologies from the crowd. He’s now busy making the first few episodes for season two, starting with "Vows" on September 25th.

Comic-Con 2009 Recap: Dollhouse Episode 13, "Epitaph One"

For a TV show that some feared wouldn’t last, Dollhouse had a big presence at Comic-Con. Fox released a special version of the DVD box set, including a special letter from Joss. It was available for 5000 customers, and it sold out quickly.

Also, thousands of people filled Ballroom 20 to see the U-S premiere of "Epitaph One", the episode Fox decided not to air. Some who got the DVD set already saw the episode, and discovered it’s a very different story. Soon, the crowd would find out, too.
 

SDCC 2009: Burn Notice panel- What Price Employment?

Michael Westen is a spy without a job.
Naturally, he wants to get back in the game.
His girlfriend doesn’t want him to, because she thinks it will make things worse.
This, in a nutshell, is the rest of the summer season of Burn Notice, USA’s spy show that has gotten a big following. It’s so big, it took a spot at Comic-Con in 2009.