Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and ‘Firefly’ Head to Comic Con

The cast of Firefly
The cast of 'Firefly' - Photo Credit: Science Channel
Browncoats, mark your calendar now. SCIENCE is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Firefly (the cancelled way too soon sci-fi Western series) by bringing series creator Joss Whedon and cast members Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, and Michael Fairman to Comic Con for a Firefly panel on Friday, July 13, at 12:30pm PT.

Following Firefly‘s panel, SCIENCE will be hosting a panel with John Noble (Fringe) and the creators of the series Dark Matters: Twisted But True at 7:15pm. The panel will screen never-before-seen footage from season two and will provide a sneak peak at “forbidden research records from the most shocking studies ever executed.” Noble will also be on hand to sign limited edition Dark Matters Comic-Con posters during an autograph session, and he’ll be appearing with the Fringe cast on Sunday, June 15th for a panel on that popular series.

In addition, SCIENCE is bringing Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant to the Con to record a live edition of their top-10 downloaded HowStuffWorkspodcast.

“As a network, SCIENCE has one foot in the planetarium and the other in Comic-Con. This venue is the Mecca for creativity and inspiration that can spark a great work of art or the next scientific breakthrough,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president for SCIENCE. “From Joss, Nathan and our amazing Firefly panel, to John Noble and Dark Matters, to Josh and Chuck; our panels reflect the programming on SCIENCE—totally diverse but all whip-smart, hugely entertaining, lean-forward television.”

The Details on SCIENCE Panels at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con:

TIME TRAVEL: SCIENCE FACT OR SCIENCE FICTION? STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW WITH JOSH & CHUCK
Thursday, 7/12/12, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Room: 5AB
SCIENCE presents Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant, hosts of the Top 10 iTunes podcast STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, as they lead a discussion about time travel with some very special celebrity guests for a live from Comic-Con taping oftheir podcast. Josh and Chuck’s loyal fan following, chemistry and insatiable curiosity are core to the launch of SCIENCE’s upcoming series STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, as the two pioneer the way for what likely will be more introductions of talent discovered and incubated online finding a place on new platforms. Join Josh and Chuck and the SCIENCE team at Comic-Con for an exclusive sneak-peek of STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, as well as limited edition Comic-Con exclusive giveaways from SCIENCE.

FIREFLY 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
Friday 7/13/12, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Room: 20
It has been 10 years since the crew of Serenity took flight in Joss Whedon’s short-lived but now revered series, FIREFLY. SCIENCE will reconvene, for the first time in a decade, Captain Mal Reynolds and the crew from the ship, calling all Browncoats to unite at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con. The cast of FIREFLY will talk about the past, present and future of FIREFLY, 10 years after its debut. SHINY.

DARK MATTERS
Friday, 7/13/12, 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m., Room: 6A
This summer, SCIENCE returns to the laboratory to unearth history’s most sinister tales with the second season of the breakout series DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE. Join USA Today’s Brian Truitt; John Noble; Executive Producer Rocky Collins; and science historian Michael Stevens as we take a closer look at the forbidden research records on the most shocking scientific studies ever executed. From gruesome lobotomy experiments, to controversial CIA studies, to spine-chilling accounts of live human transplants, the all-new season shows that science fact can be stranger, and even more entertaining, than science fiction. The six world premiere episodes take audiences inside a real-life Twilight Zone, where shocking CGI re-creations illustrate unforgettable tales of genius gone horribly awry. DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE premieres Saturday, July 14, at 10:00 PM (ET/PT).

JOHN NOBLE/DARK MATTERS AUTOGRAPH SESSION
Saturday, 7/15/12, 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
John Noble, host of SCIENCE’s hit series DARK MATTERS, will be signing limited edition Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 commemorative posters during his autograph session.