San Diego Comic Con 2016: Day 4, Hall H: Star Trek, Alien, & Women Who Kick Ass!
Bryan Fuller is moderating the panel for Star Trek. The new series will premiere in January of 2017. 51 years ago today, the second pilot of Star Trek was on the 5th day of production. On that day, a swarm of bees made it in and stung William Shatner. He introduces Scott Bakula, Jeri Ryan, Michael Dorn, Brent Spiner and William Shatner.
Brent Spiner: “Star Trek in general has been about individual rights. About respecting everyone, no matter who and what they are. We are living in a world where that is being challenged. It is disturbing. A lot of our politicians and fellow citizens could take a page from Star Trek right now.”
Luckily, the panel consisted of mostly fan questions, and it was a joy to see how happy the fans were with this panel. The panel was concluded with a moment of silence for Leonard Nimoy, Anton Yelchin and anyone who was part of the Star Trek Universe and has moved on to the great beyond. Lastly, we had a clip of Star Trek Discovery that showed the ship departing the station.
30th Anniversary of Alien
Anthony Breznican moderates the panel. He introduces Lance Henriksen, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, James Cameron, Gale Ann Herr, and Sigourney Weaver. The filmmakers and cast discussed what filming was like, not having CGI to help them and having to get it right. James Cameron revealed in the film there are two guys inside it and 14 operators off camera helping the alien move realistically. The cast continued to discuss their experience in the film. The highlight was a man proposed to his girlfriend during the panel. It was a sweet moment.
Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass
The moderator of the panel is Nicole Sperling from Entertainment Weekly. The panel included Connie Nielson, Ming Na-Wen, Morena Baccarin, Melissa Benoist, Nathalie Emmanuel, Tatiana Maslany, and Lucy Lawless. The panelists go over their most kick ass moments, their back up plans if acting didn’t work out and weird fan encounters they have had. Overall, the panel was average. There was some people who had great chemistry together and others who seemed out of place. Either way, at least we saw a panel that featured all women at San Diego Comic Con!