I still have yet to make it to Comic-Con and while it normally doesn’t bug me that I haven’t ever gone, it sort of did this year. The sheer size of the event is enough to turn me off of it because quite frankly, I’m not sure I could deal with the hordes upon hordes of people who migrate to San Diego for 4 days every July. Yet each year I do have that “oh man, I should really try to go next year” feeling. This year I had the “DAMN IT WHY DIDN’T I TRY TO GO!!!!!!” feeling. If I’m being completely honest, I would have gone for one panel. That’s it…just one. The Lost Girl panel.
I would have skipped the Marvel panel, the Legendary panel, the Walking Dead, Being Human, Alphas and Dr. Who events if it meant I could go to the Lost Girl panel. But I will say I would have also tried to get into the final Fringe panel. The panel took place on Saturday evening and I believe it was the final panel of the day. There wasn’t a live stream of it online so I, of course, sat on my couch with phone in hand glued to Twitter to read as people who were there live tweeted the event. But what I really wanted to see was video. Luckily when I woke up Sunday morning, I found that YouTube user Gonturan74, was kind enough to post the entire thing. I’ve included the panel below, but be sure to check out his (her?) channel because there are loads of other videos from different panels through out the Con.
Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson), Anna Silk (Bo), and Ksenia Solo (Kenzie) were the cast members on hand who were also joined by Executive Producer Jay Firestone and writer/producer Emily Andras. The group discussed the show’s purpose, character development, challenges of combining several different aspects in a single episode as well covering various other topics. The show is currently airing its second season on SyFy even though it has aired in its entirety in Canada, and they are currently filming season three. Thankfully they managed to keep the discussion spoiler-free.
What I found most interesting about this panel is that even though SyFy picked up the show, they weren’t the ones to host the panel. Instead, a company called FUNimation hosted them. FUNimation is the company that will be distributing the DVD and Blu-ray sets here in the States. You can get season one on DVD from Amazon Canada, which I actually contemplated doing, but for some reason it’s not available on Blu-ray and the DVD set seems to be a no-frills, bare bones package. But as long as it was uncut, I didn’t care. I figured a US release would differ from aired on the show’s home network. However, it was revealed by Firestone that the US DVD release will be uncut, and even have some extras. So all that fretting was for not. Season one will be released on DVD/BD on October 23, 2012, with season two following on November 13, 2012. SyFy also picked up season three which will air starting in January 2013.
When season two started on SyFy there was a bit of vitriol spewed at SyFy because it seemed like they had started to censor the show. While the first season aired uncut, small adjustments were made to season two. It came out that the changes were done on the production company’s end and SyFy didn’t have anything to do with it. There was a Q & A session with Firestone, Holden-Ried, and Solo on Sunday and Firestone addressed the fact that what SyFy airs is 90 seconds shorter than what Showcase in Canada airs. Ok…makes sense. It still sucks, but luckily we’ll get to see the uncut versions on the DVD.
The show’s original time slot on Mondays have done well, but viewers should note that starting this Friday, July 20th, it moves to its new time slot. I hope this move doesn’t hurt the ratings at all. It seems to me that when Stargate: Universe moved nights, it was cancelled shortly after. SyFy best keep their word with airing season three. Check out the full panel below and don’t forget to watch the new episode on Friday.
(Source: Gonturan74)Tags: Anna Silk, Comic-Con, Emily Andras, Jay Firestone, Kris Holden-Ried, Ksenia Solo, Lost Girl, SyFy