Friday’s SDCC@Home panels that Star Trek fans should check out
The first-ever all-digital ComicCon event is underway. After two days, fans have gotten an idea of what to expect but what will things look like on Friday? That’s the question to ask, and we’re here to answer it. With so many panels going on throughout the day, let alone at once, it helps to know what and where to direct your focus.
For the sake of things, we’re only looking at more conventional science fiction and the like panels, while leaving others off the list. This may not be the complete list of panels for you specifically, just a general idea of what you may want to see and where you can find them.
Unlike ComicCon’s in the past, you can watch any and all of these panels after the fact, so you don’t have to miss a single moment. There’s also a full list of every Star Trek panel at the event as well. You can click here to find those. There’s one panel about the upcoming season of shows, and multiple other panels that feature to varying degree Trek alumni.
A full list of the panels for Friday can be found here.
All times are in eastern standard.
While Star Wars may be looked it with a bit of an angry glare on this site, it’s never a bad thing to rep any science fiction. This panel looks at The Mandalorian’s gadgets. We’re big fans of show accurate gadgets on this site, and will constantly show fans new things that are being worked on, so this may be the perfect thing for fans who enjoy fully working show-props.
The Mandalorian and His Many Gadgets
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Daniel J. Glenn (podcast producer), Dr. Michael Dennin (science expert: ancient aliens, Star Wars tech), and Ben Siepser (bio-engineer) of the podcast Fascinating Gadgets, Gizmos, and Gear-Based Technologies explore the science behind the various tools Mando uses to secure his bounties. From tracking fobs and jetpacks, to wrist rockets and flamethrowers, they will examine the most well-equipped bounty hunter in the galaxy.
Another Star Wars panel but this one looking at an audiobook called Doctor Aphra. A chance to hear the narrators talk about the book that’s making waves.
Star Wars Audiobooks: Doctor Aphra
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Get the inside scoop on the newest Star Wars Audiobook Original, Doctor Aphra, from inception to the incredible finished product performed by a full cast. You’ll hear from audiobook narrators Marc Thompson and Emily Woo Zeller, author Sarah Kuhn, and Del Rey editor Elizabeth Schaefer as they discuss this adaptation of the critically acclaimed Marvel comics series where Dr. Aphra teams up with Darth Vader, in a conversation moderated by audiobook producer Nick Martorelli.
Science fiction involves science. That means hyping up any panel that wants to cover Weird Science comics from the ’50s. Should be unique.
Real Weird Science Alive and At Home!
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Members of Los Angeles-based group Captured Aural Phantasy Theater (CAPT), working with legendary publisher EC Comics and the EC Fan Addicts Thommy and Josh Burns, dissect the real science in famous Weird Science comics from the 50’s. Entomologist Lisa Gonzalez joins a discussion led by Ben Dickow of CAPT and an LA science museum about the gruesome real life habits of bugs featured in the comics. Learn something! And check out the debut of the group’s CAPTivity, their unique, quarantine-friendly performance series that brings comics to life–at home!
Want to find out about some new science fiction books? Here’s the panel for you.
Fantasy & Sci-Fi Authors
7:00pm – 8:00pm
NY Times bestsellers Peter Clines (Ex-Heroes), Fonda Lee (Zeroboxer), and Kiersten White (Bright We Burn) will answer questions about writing fantasy and science fiction novels. Moderated by Henry Herz (2 Pirates + 1 Robot).
Todd McFarlane revolutionized an industry in the 1990s, and now is your chance to hear how he did just that.
Legendary Spawn Creator Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Comics, and More!
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Host Jim Viscardi, executive editor of Comicbook.com and Todd McFarlane, Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys’ CEO and president of Image Comics, talk about all your favorite geekdom things. McFarlane gives fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, comics, and what’s on his entertainment horizon.
Maybe this is just for some on this site, but who doesn’t love Archer? The series is science fiction in essence but its nature is more of a spy-comedy. Anyone who’s ever seen the show knows it’s a high concept. There was a season where they were in space, so that’s something.
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Who says staying home is boring? Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy, returns for its 11th season later this year and follows Sterling Archer and his return to the spy world after a three-year coma. But first, join the voice cast of Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producer Casey Willis for a lively discussion and the reveal of not-to-be-missed details about the new season!
SyFy is hyping its upcoming TZGZ block fo shows, an attempt to capitalize off of CartoonNetwork’s Adult Swim series. What do they have in store? Tune in and find out.
SYFY: TZGZ’s Adult Animated Originals
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Prepare to depart on a journey of animated bliss and get the first look at four new originals coming to TZGZ, SYFY’s late-night adult animation block! Take a magical “trip” with the fantastically flustered High Wizard as he transports us into the zany worlds of each new show. Moderated by Baron Vaughn (SYFY WIRE’s The Great Debate), join the creators and celebrity voices of Wild Life, Hell Den, Magical Girl Friendship Squad, and Devil May Care for an exclusive sneak peek at the future of late-night animation on SYFY.
For more animated euphoria, visit https://www.syfy.com/tzgz/
Plenty of unique panels are popping up for fans of all types to check out. Is there a panel that piques your interest? Be sure to keep checking back right here every day to find out what other interesting panels may be happening throughout the weekend.