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Discussion: Comic-Con Highlights

This year’s San Diego Comic-Con, like years past, was bursting with news, clips, and promotional materials from all regions of the pop-culture world. Rather than inundate you with an exhaustive and exhausting list of news that you’ve probably read elsewhere, the Agents of Doux were wondering which tidbit or trailer was your highlight:

For Billie, it was a bit of short-but-sweet news about a Doux favorite:

Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) has a recurring role in Arrow’s upcoming Season Six. Ausiello of TVLine has a fun video with the main cast and its new addition:

For Laure, it was short-and-sad news about The Originals:

Julie Plec announced that the Vampire Diaries spinoff would end after the fifth season.

For Mallena, it was Battlestar Galactica and SyFy’s anniversary:

Edward James Olmos greeted fans via video from Spain at the San Diego Comic-Con Battlestar Galactica Reunion on Thursday, July 20th. Attending the panel were Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), Tricia Helfer (Number Six), Grace Park (Boomer and Athena), Tahmoh Penikett (Helo Agathon), Michael Trucco (Sam Anders), Aaron Douglas (Galen Tyrol), and the producers - Ronald D. Moore and David Eick.

According to Deadline, the panel included a video tribute to Richard Hatch, who played the original Apollo in the Seventies version of the series. Hatch died in February of this year at the age of 71. Syfy is planning to run a marathon of the entire series this Fall. Syfy itself, turns 25 this September.

It's exciting that Syfy brought so many shows to Comic Con this year. The Expanse, The Magicians, 12 Monkeys, and Wynonna Earp—to name a few—these types of fascinating sci-fi and fantasy shows really make Syfy once again one of the best destinations for these great genres on the small screen. Syfy is also committed to bringing more scripted shows to their network. They are developing such productions as: Stranger in a Strange Land, Brave New World, and Ghost Wars which includes the singer/actor Meatloaf. I've been a viewer of Syfy for most of these last 25 years and I'm glad that they are producing quality shows now like they once did with Battlestar Galactica.

For Josie, it was all about Thor:

Although expectation and reality rarely jibe when it comes to Marvel movies, I am cautiously optimistic that Thor: Ragnarok will be totally 100% awesome. Mostly because Chris Hemsworth can do comedy, and he’s good at it:

Now over to you: what was your favorite bit of Comic-Con news?

Josie Kafka is a full-time cat servant and part-time rogue demon hunter. (What's a rogue demon?)


  1. I should add that I'm cautiously interested in the casting news of Wayward Sisters backdoor spinoff of Supernatural. I love the idea of centering the show around women, but I've always had the feeling that Supernatural's success was a combination of the right creator, showrunner, writing, and the J2 acting chemistry, and even if the spinoff is really good, it might not succeed.


  2. Speaking of the Syfy channel, I read somewhere (was it here?) that it was announced at ComicCon that Syfy picked up Alan Tudyk's Con Man series and will be premiering it this fall.


  3. Alan Tudyk is also appearing on the next season of Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

    I wonder if Syfy is going to clean up Con Man, or show it as is. The show is funny, but there is lots of adult humor. Plus lots of potty humor. I didn't care for his agent's over the top acting. That lady was bizarre.


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