Stars of Smallville, Supernatural, Fringe, V and Vampire Diaries at Comic-Con

By David Bentley Coventry Telegraph
THE Warner Bros Television Group is aiming to make the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con (July 22-25) its biggest ever.

Stars and producers of The Big Bang Theory, Chuck, Fringe, Human Target, Nikita, Smallville, Supernatural, V, The Vampire Diaries, Children’s Hospital, Unnatural History, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, MAD and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated are set to appear at the event later this month.

There will be panels, screenings, signings, video game demos and giveaways.

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Stargate Universe Season 2 Will be Tougher, Darker, More Depressing

By Nix at Sci Fi Cool
As if being forced to sit through a single episode’s worth of storyline stretched out unmercifully into three draaaaaaaaaagging episodes, as well as a season ending cliffhanger wasn’t “tough”, “dark”, and “depressing” enough, the “Stargate: Universe” producers are promising even harder times for our stranded heroes in the show’s upcoming Season 2.

Cooper revealed that Everett Young, played by Louis Ferreira, will “feel some pain” in the new episodes

He explained: “After everything he’s been through – and it gets worse for him initially at the beginning of season two – it’s impossible to imagine that a person wouldn’t go to a very dark place at least for a short period of time.”

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David Anders Enters ‘Warehouse 13’

By Alan Stanley Blair at Airlock Alpha
“Warehouse 13” has quite a selection of special guest stars for its upcoming sophomore season, including a minor “Firefly” reunion, a crossover with “Eureka” and a few established faces from the science-fiction genre.

Now, the series has another name to be excited about: David Anders.

Fresh off of stints in “The Vampire Diaries” and “24” this season, Anders has signed on for a guest role on the popular Syfy series. And, just like all his other roles, no one is really sure who he is or what side he is even batting for.

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The 10 most disappointing female characters in sci-fi TV

by Sarah Jayne Brereton at Den of Geek
Surely I can get an ‘amen’ from my geek sisters when I point out that we watch sci-fi too? So, why are there so few good female characters in science fiction television?

Certainly, things have improved slightly in recent years, but for every Kara Thrace there are a slew of disappointing female characters in her wake. At best, most female characters on sci-fi shows are annoyingly stereotypical and, at worst, are introduced as pointless eye candy.

Anastasia “Dee” Dualla – Battlestar Galactica: Dualla had the potential to be such a rich and empowering character. On a show that otherwise boiled over with strong female images, from Starbuck to President Roslin, there would have been more than enough room to bring to the foreground the strong black female character that is so clearly lacking from sci-fi television. It would be refreshing to watch the development of a black female character that could be given more to do on a show than merely repeat out loud what she has heard in earphones.

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LOST Analysis Whatever Happened Vs. Alternate Time Line Debate

by Christina Dagnelli at Suite101
Fans of LOST have been debating the element of time travel most of season five. Are they in an alternate time line or is this what always happened?

Since Jack started yelling “We have to go back” many have wondered why. Why go back, for what reason? There is no definitive answer to that question but there are many possibilities.

Could this be a big loopy circle-and the reason they needed to go back is because they had parts to play in Dharma 1977-because that is what always happened? Or is it, they are just on this crazy ride, they were never in 1977 originally and there is no known answer to why they have to come back.

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Is anyone going to Comic Con this year? What (or who) are you looking forward to seeing the most?