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Comic-Con Fans Flip for TV Previews
Your mom may have told you to stop spending so much time in front of the TV, but
at Comic-Con, we think of those boxes and flat screens as family members. So
with that in mind, here's a hit list of the TV talent that came to the event.
Eliza Dushku, star of Tru Calling
FOX featured the wonderful Eliza Dushku, who signed autographs and previewed the
second season of Tru Calling; Simpsons creator Matt Groening was also on hand to
announce some upcoming surprises for the longest-running sitcom/animated series
Smallville producers Miles Millar, Al Gough, and Jeph Loeb and actors John
Glover, Allison Mack, and Erica Durance (the new Lois Lane) met fans and signed
autographs in the Sails Pavilion.
Left: John Glover (Lionel Luthor) mugs with the new Smallville DVDs
Right: Erica Durance (Lois Lane) and Allison Mack (Chloe Sullivan)
As always, animation had a huge presence at Comic-Con. Disney brought in Gary
Baseman, creator of the popular TV series and movie Teacher's Pet, while
Disney's sister company, ABC Family Channel, offered a look at Super Robot
Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!
Cartoon Network introduced Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends and The Life and
Times of Juniper Lee and discussed Megas XLR. They also devoted two panels to
the popular Adult Swim block of shows, including how to pitch your own story
ideas to Adult Swim.
Warner Bros. Animation offered sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of Justice
League Unlimited, Teen Titans, and the new Batman animated series. Plus, WB
offered a screening of the Mucha Lucha movie.
Nickelodeon previewed its new series Avatar and offered a panel with Butch
Hartman, creator of Danny Phantom and Fairly Oddparents. On the more adult side,
Comedy Central introduced some of the talent from their upcoming animated
"reality" series Drawn Together.
Other TV Highlights for the 2004 Comic-Con...
The Sci Fi Channel's new spinoff series Stargate: Atlantis was out in force.
Creators Brad Wright (far left) and Robert C. Cooper (far right)
flank the series' stars (from left-to right):
Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir), David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay),
Rainbow Sun Francks (Lt. Aiden Ford), Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan),
and Joe Flanigan (Maj. John Sheppard)
- SCI FI Channel was on the Exhibit Hall floor and in the
panel rooms with the cast and crew for Stargate: SG-1,
Stargate: Atlantis, Battlestar Galactica,
- Lost - Executive producers Damon Lindeloff
and Bryan Burke discussed the new ABC series with
stars Matthew Fox, Dominic Monaghan, and Evangeline
- Stars of Showtime's Dead Like Me - Ellen
Muth, Callum Blue, and Jasmine Guy
- Wonderfalls - Fans were treated to two unseen
episodes of the cult favorite
- Freaks and Geeks - Cast members and creators appeared
to talk about the complete-series DVD set and sign autographs
- The Marvel Super Heroes Guide to New York City
- Sneak peek of this Travel Channel special with Stan
Lee, Roy Thomas, Maggie Thompson, and Michael
Fan favorites Ben Browder and Claudia Black wowed attendees with a sneak
peek of Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars and confirmed rumors of
their upcoming roles in Stargate: SG-1
Fans got Lost with stars Evangeline Lilly, Dominic Monaghan & Matthew
Stan Lee helped introduce the Travel Channel's The Marvel Super Heroes
Guide to New York City