Firefly Panel Set For Comic Con, Joss Whedon And Cast Reunite For 10th Anniversary

2012 marks the ten year anniversary of the short-lived but beloved Joss Whedon sci-fi drama Firefly. Not surprisingly, this event will not go ignored at Comic Con this year. In fact, the Serenity crew is reuniting for a panel at the San Diego-set convention. Details on that ahead along with Science's plans for the Dark Matters panel.

Science made the announcement today that Joss Whedon, Tim Minear, Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Michael Fairman "and the rest of the crew of Serenity" will be on hand for the Firefly panel, which will take place on Friday, July 13 at 12:30 p.m. PT in Ballroom 20. No specific mention of Morena Baccarin, Jewel Staite or Summer Glau, but here's hoping!

Science also announced that Stuff You Should Know podcasters Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant will be set up with a panel on Thursday (July 12), where they'll be talking about time travel. "Very special celebrity guests" will be on hand for a live taping of their podcast.

Finally, also set to be featured with a panel at SDCC courtesy of Science channel is Dark Matters: Twisted But True, the cable network's hit series, which is set to return for its second season the day after the panel takes place. Host John Noble and the series creators will be there to talk about the new season and show fans some "shocking never-before-seen footage" from Season 2. More information on that and the specifics for the Dark Matters autograph session are included below.

TIME TRAVEL: SCIENCE FACT OR SCIENCE FICTION? STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW WITH JOSH & CHUCKThursday, 7/12/12, 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m., Room: 5ABSCIENCE 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 of their 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 ANNIVERSARYFriday 7/13/12, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Room: 20It 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 MATTERSFriday, 7/13/12, 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m., Room: 6AThis 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 SESSIONSaturday, 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.

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