Sunday is the last day for ComicCon@Home but that doesn’t mean there aren’t great events still for Star Trek fans to enjoy.
The last day for ComicCon@Home is on Sunday and the first and possibly only digital version of Comic-Con has generally been well received. While too many panels did the script readings or touched on topics fans have heard so many times before, so many unique and different panels gave fans something fresh this year. The outbreak that shut down Comic-Con has forced people to get creative and it’s worked. Yet Star Trek fans can still find something on their last day to be entertained by.
The event may just feature it’s best crop of panels yet. Ranging from Red Dwarf to the 1990 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, to Doctor Who and the Power Rangers; Sunday’s got something for all sci-fi fans. Don’t even debate that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shouldn’t be considered sci-fi to a degree, they only exist because of science gone array.
Also on Sunday, fans will get to see Nathan Fillion talk about his career. Not to mention books about Mars and everyone’s favorite invading alien, Zim. So with that let’s take a look at the panels you should be paying attention to for Sunday.
Here are some panels we think you’ll enjoy!
The Turtles film from the 1990s still holds up. From the costumes, the tone, the dialogue. It’s all still so utterly marvelous.
First TMNT Film 30th Anniversary
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie presents a bit of history of the making of this iconic film with panel guests producer Kim Dawson, writer, and ex-offico producer Bobby Herbeck, and moderated by The Old Turtle Den’s creator Chris Castaneda.
Who loves actual science? Some of you do! We think. In a fun little panel, members of JPL sit down to talk about the work that goes into sending things like rovers to Mars and the struggles of maintaining everything from millions of miles away.
No Tow Trucks Beyond Mars
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
David Rosing (JPL, system engineer), Shonte Tucker (JPL thermal and system engineer), Rhonda Morgan (JPL, optical science), Kobie Boykins (JPL mechanical engineer and manager), and Laura Kerber (JPL scientist) discuss the latest JPL rover mission and other adventures of missions when there was no one around to fix it.
Red Dwarf isn’t just one of Britain’s most beloved sci-fi series but the world at large. Running for over 30 years, the series is getting a streaming film for BritBox and features members of the upcoming film.
Red Dwarf: The Promised Land
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Chris Barrie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), Craig Charles (Coronation Street), Robert Llewellyn (MI: High), and creator/director Doug Naylor (Spitting Image) discuss all things Red Dwarf including the upcoming Red Dwarf: The Promised Land launching on BritBox July 26, in a Q&A moderated by Kyle Anderson (senior editor) from The Nerdist.
Another British Sci-Fi series that fans of Star Trek tend to love is Doctor Who. Yet, after fifty years and 13 Doctors, the debate will now begin as to who is the best of the Doctors.
Who’s the Best Doctor Who?
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
From Gallifrey to the Gaslamp District, Whovians have long debated the best Doctor Who. This opinionated panel settles the argument. SD Who Con brings the lively discussion and ends in the result of a public vote by Who’s The Best podcast listeners over which of the 13 (or more) should take the title. Moderator Sandro Monetti (CNN International) is joined by Doctor Who fans Julie O’Malley (The Finder of Impossible Things), Kristi Schoeman (SD Who Con), Johny Dyer (Time Traveller’s (UN) LTD.), Karen Glover (Time Traveller’s (UN) LTD.), and River Alexandra Song (Time Traveller’s (UN) LTD.).
The Rookie is a breakout hit for Nathan Fillion who sees himself in amazing shows all the time. Be it Castle, Firefly, or now with the Rookie. Fillion will talk about his career and will be joined by Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Molly Quinn, and others from his career.
A Conversation with Nathan Fillion
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Showrunner Alexi Hawley (The Rookie) talks with Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Castle, The Rookie) about his career in film and television. With special appearances by Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever, and Jon Huertas.
Invader Zim blends horror, science fiction, and comedy together as few have before. SYFY’s Jeff Spry moderates a who’s who in Invader Zim content creation.
Invader Zim Conquers Everything!
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
DOOOOOM! Celebrate Invader Zim with an exciting panel of authors and creators behind the most recent art books and comics from the hit series. Join author Chris McDonnell (The Art of Invader Zim, ABRAMS Books), Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press), Drew Rausch (Invader Zim #41, Oni Press), and Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press) as they discuss the origins of the show, the creativity and originality that made it the cult classic it is today, and never-before-seen art from Invader Zim books and comics coming this summer, including the Invader Zim Quarterlies with Gir’s Big Day! Moderated by Jeff Spry (SYFY Wire).
For many 30-somethings, the Power Rangers were the first real form of science fiction, and dare we say superhero content that people were exposed to. A group from the more modern eras of Power Rangers will come together in order to talk about their time on their shows and celebrate 27 years of Rangers.
It’s Morphin’ Time! Power Rangers Meet Up
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Celebrate more than 27 years of Power Rangers with some of your favorite Power Rangers actors, including Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dino Charge), William Shewfelt (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), Jack Guzman (Power Rangers Wild Force), Jasmeet Baduwalia (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), and a special appearance by Claire Blackwelder (Power Rangers Dino Charge). Moderated by comedian/actor Ben Kliewer (TheConGuy.com). Don’t miss your chance to be part of the Ranger team!