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Ji'dai
07-24-2009, 10:55 PM
Cable channel G4 TV will air coverage of SDCC, including the Lucasfilm Panel, over the weekend. The "Star Wars Spectacular (http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/697604/G4-Presents-Comic-Con-09-Weekend-Programming-Schedule.html)" will air on Saturday afternoon.


Saturday, 2PM ET: G4 will make Comic-Con history by delivering the first ever, televised broadcast of a Comic-Con panel when Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn host the official LucasFilm Panel, aka the Star Wars Spectacular! The panel will feature never-before-seen footage, breaking news, surprise announcements, guest stars, a live table read of an exclusive new Clone Wars script and much more. The panel will feature a wide array of exciting panelists, including Steve Sansweet (Lucasfilms Head of Fan Relations), Star Wars: The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni, voice actors Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Catherine Taber (Padm Amidala), Tom Kane (Yoda), and several other surprise guest stars.

Saturday, 4PM ET: And just because we love you all ever so much, we'll be bringing you three hours of live coverage tomorrow as well, as Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Alison Haislip, Blair Herter and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

plasticfetish
07-25-2009, 02:06 AM
Is that before or after their 6 hour Cops marathon?

Mad Slanted Powers
07-25-2009, 10:55 AM
Actually, it is right after Jurassic Park III.

The channel guide on my TV shows the Star Wars thing at 11 AM, followed by three hours of Comic-Con coverage at 1 PM. Then an hour long special called "Confessions of a Booth Babe". Then Jurassic Park III is on again, and then the Star Wars thing airs again at 7 PM, followed by the Comic-Con coverage.

This is all Pacific Time.

lifeinabox
07-25-2009, 12:01 PM
Actually, it is right after Jurassic Park III.

The channel guide on my TV shows the Star Wars thing at 11 AM, followed by three hours of Comic-Con coverage at 1 PM. Then an hour long special called "Confessions of a Booth Babe". Then Jurassic Park III is on again, and then the Star Wars thing airs again at 7 PM, followed by the Comic-Con coverage.

This is all Pacific Time.
Time Warner down in LA lists it at 2pm PST.

Maerj2000
07-25-2009, 01:53 PM
This G4 SW thing was okay until they let these 2 doofuses out on stage dressed as Luke or "Doug" and Leia.

Star Wars in Concert looks awesome!

Maerj2000
07-25-2009, 02:20 PM
Madalore in Clone Wars Season 2 is looking *really* cool. I like the ship they showed in the artwork and the funky buildings.

Mr. JabbaJohnL
07-27-2009, 12:44 AM
Olivia Munn was annoying as all hell! I was also expecting a concrete location and date for CV, as well as some live action news. Still, the Clone Wars stuff was all pretty exciting, and I really hope SW In Concert comes to Denver (which I bet it will).

Mad Slanted Powers
07-27-2009, 01:00 AM
Olivia Munn was annoying as all hell!I sure hope that was planned in advanced, or I would have been quite annoyed if I was the guy she was moving the wig around on. Perhaps it would have been better to have had them hosting the show and the two Blairs at the panel.
I was also expecting a concrete location and date for CV, as well as some live action news. Still, the Clone Wars stuff was all pretty exciting, and I really hope SW In Concert comes to Denver (which I bet it will).I see it will be in Seattle, but it will be on a Tuesday. That will make it less likely that I will go. I'd hate driving down there and back at night after work. I've already scheduled my vacation days, and I would prefer not to use a personal day because I get paid out for those if I don't use them. Plus, I imagine it will be pricey.

El Chuxter
07-27-2009, 01:15 PM
You guys didn't have to see them acting like morons in person. If I weren't a thousand feet back, I would've pegged the dumb broad with a soda can. My God, I haven't seen that much concentrated unfunny since the last partial episode of Two-and-a-Half Men I was unfortunate enough to watch.

Sadly, even the lines from the crew seemed scripted. (I'm not sure how editing took care of this for TV, but there wasn't a true off-the-cuff moment at all.) The only real high point was the (seemingly for real!) ad libs during the read-through.

Let's see... SW concert is not just the movie on a screen while an orchestra plays, despite looking like that. Force Unleashed re-released in bad guy mode. Some MMO or MOO or whatever. More Clone Wars to program my TV to avoid. Don't know where the next Celebration will be....

Okay, they've really and truly forgotten about the live action series, haven't they?

This was a marked difference to the other film panel I went to, where John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki, and the other Disney people were candid, informal, unscripted, and showed lots of cool new stuff. They should've televised that instead.

DarkArtist
07-27-2009, 02:43 PM
This G4 SW thing was okay until they let these 2 doofuses out on stage dressed as Luke or "Doug" and Leia.

Star Wars in Concert looks awesome!

completely agree, they were stupid and down right annoying. although Olivia Munn did look hot in the Leia get-up:lipsrsealed::lipsrsealed::thumbsup: why can't they just have normal people represent the panel.

plasticfetish
07-27-2009, 11:41 PM
I missed the whole thing, and now when I turn on G4, all I see is a three hour "Cheaters" marathon. Seriously... what happened to that network?

Mad Slanted Powers
07-28-2009, 12:31 AM
I only watch Attack of the Show, new episodes of Ninja Warrior, and occasionally special coverage of events like this. I'd watch X-Play if I had a new console and wanted to know about games that were out.

The problem is they keep moving AOTS to a time I can't or don't feel like watching it. It's on at 4 PM, but that is when I get off work. So, by the time I get home, Around the Net is over or mostly over. Then they don't show it again until 10 PM. They used to rerun it at 7 PM, which was a better time.

When I first moved into my house and was able to get this channel, there was still TechTV as well. Then they merged. I never watched it as much as I would have liked. I think I watched a bit of AOTS when it started. When next I watched, the old hosts were gone and it was Kevin & Olivia. Then I started watching a lot one summer. Then it was always on at the wrong time, and all they ever had on when I tuned in was Cops and The Man Show. So, I didn't watch for a while. Now, I tune in once in a while.