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SDCC ’09 | G4 to broadcast Star Wars panel from Comic-Con

starwarsCan’t attend the big con in San Diego this year? Or even if you can, are you afraid you might miss the Lucasfilm panel? Set your TiVo, then; G4 will broadcast the Lucasfilm panel from Comic-Con International in San Diego at 2 p.m. ET on July 25 — “the first-ever, exclusive television broadcast of a presentation from the massive pop culture convention,” the press release says.

With the huge movie and TV presence at the con, I’m surprised this is the first time a panel has been broadcast. Maybe next year they can consider a webcast option for the entire con. Or Pay-Per-View; it is sort of like Wrestlemania for comics fans.

The entire press release can be found after the jump.


Lucasfilm Ltd. and G4 are joining forces for a milestone in San Diego Comic-Con International’s 40-year history – the first-ever, exclusive television broadcast of a presentation from the massive pop culture convention. The Star Wars Spectacular! will air Saturday July 25th at 2:00pm ET/PT only on G4, and will feature never-before-seen footage, breaking news, surprise announcements, guest stars and more. In addition, G4 will present three hours of live coverage from the Comic-Con floor, beginning at 4:00pm ET/PT.

Traditionally, details surrounding Lucasfilm’s primary panel presentation are closely guarded secrets, with only 6,500 lucky on-site fans allowed access to the wealth of coveted information from a galaxy far, far away. But this year, G4 – the network that delivers all of the latest and greatest news on comic books, games, technology and pop culture – is offering TV viewers the one-of-a-kind opportunity to share the excitement with an exclusive broadcast of the panel. G4’s Attack of the Show hosts Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn will join Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet and a galaxy of guests from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and beyond – including supervising director Dave Filoni, and voice talent from the show – to provide an insider look at the Star Wars universe, with never-before-seen footage and a LIVE table read of an exclusive new Clone Wars script.

In addition, fans are invited to participate in the panel itself by submitting Clone Wars questions through a special G4 micro-site. Questions will be answered during the live presentation by Dave Filoni and other Clone Wars creatives!

2009’s Comic-Con International also marks another Lucasfilm milestone – the launch of the all-new Star Wars Stories Project. Fans of the Saga will have the unique opportunity to become a part of the Star Wars universe by contributing to Lucasfilm’s own historical archive. Soliciting movie memories and nostalgia, the Star Wars Stories Project invites fans to share their own tales of fandom through video testimonials. In addition to online submissions, fans will have the opportunity to record their stories at Lucasfilm’s pavilion on the Comic-Con floor.

Fans are invited to upload their fan stories at


One Comment

I’ve always HATED G4’s Comic Con coverage. Instead of having a couple of their moronic talking heads standing around, well, TALKING about whatever while a bunch of costumed people stand around behind them. Do full- day coverage and show us the friggin’ panels!!! Show them all on on tape delay if you have to, in case there’s foul language, and popular panels happening at the same time can all be shown.

I couldn’t care less about the Lucasfilm panel telecast, and based on the lack of comments here I’m guessing interest just isn’t that high. Considering how bad the SW prequels were, and how the Clone Wars feature was savaged by reviewers, that’s not so surprising. I don’t know anyone who watches the Clone Wars TV show. The only questions I’d want to ask at that are “Is Indy 5 going to happen?” and “Any chance George will find a good screenwriter, and then not involve himself with the production in any way, shape or form?”

What I would love to see, more than anything, is Damon Lindelof’s and Carlton Cuse’s LOST panel. This year’s will be the last one ever, and if past years are any indication it’ll be a blast. Hell, G4 even shows LOST reruns so you’d think they’d have an interest in that. But of course you know they won’t show it.

Actually, if George wants a good writer or writers for the next Indy movie, Lindelof and Cuse would do a GREAT job. They’ll be free a year from now… Sign ‘em up!

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