SDCC 10 Photos: Nikita & Chuck   

Can I be honest with you? I didn’t love the Nikita pilot. I have no idea how it was received by the Comic-Con crowd but I do know almost all the critics I know have been raving about it. Perhaps that’s why I was expecting… more. Instead I was a bit underwhelmed. That said, it definitely has potential to be a fun show and I plan to give it several more episodes to win my love. And that’s in no small part to how much I do love the star of the show, Maggie Q. That woman is fan-freaking-tastic. She’s a no bullshit kinda gal who’s also so gregarious you won’t be able to resist her. And she seems to dig roles about women who can kick-ass as much as I do… What’s not to love?! Certainly she made me forget all about the fact that Shane West was not at Comic-Con and that’s quite a feat. (I love me some Shane West, yo.)

For the past few years, the Chuck panel has consistently been one of the highlights of Comic-Con. Last year it was the highlight for me. Sadly, that was not the case this year. Not only was it not a highlight, I’d say it actually falls into the lowlight category.

Don’t get me wrong, the Jeffster video they did especially for Comic-Con was great. And, though I didn’t need to see them acting it out on stage if it meant we got more panel time, I enjoyed that part too. Nor can I fault their desire to reward members of the audience with free stuff. Unfortunately the combination of those things plus starting late plus having the entire cast on stage PLUS having TWO moderators meant the panel itself was way too short and was cut off with no time for audience questions. And I know it was just a tragic domino effect with no one person to blame. Doesn’t change the fact that I’ll think twice about standing in line for two and a half hours next year. (Much love, by the way, to P-C for letting me join him in line. I’d have made it into the panel regardless but can’t deny preferring carpeted floor to cold concrete.)

I will say the cast was as lovely as ever during their press room. And appropriately upset about the panel situation. No one can say they don’t appreciate their fans. And if I found out a little more about Ellie’s upcoming storylines than I would have liked, I let it go because Sarah Lancaster is so freaking sweet. Plus Josh Schwartz told me they asked Isaiah Mustafa to guest on the show before the Old Spice YouTube stuff which I kind of love. Hopefully his popularity will draw a few extra eyeballs to the show.

Anyway, here are the shots I managed to nab from the Nikita press room and the Chuck panel and press room. Enjoy!

Nikita Press Room:

Chuck Panel & Press Room:

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3 Responses to “SDCC 10 Photos: Nikita & Chuck”

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    [...] and 2) walking up and starting conversations with them. I did meet Maggie Q who, as I mentioned in the Nikita photos post, is awesome. And I had to tell Misha Collins how much I enjoyed his work as Castiel. Mostly because [...]

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    Polter-Cow says:

    Man. I don’t think the Chuck panel was a lowlight or anything, but, yeah, it was disappointing after last year, and I didn’t really feel like it was worth waiting two-and-a-half hours for. It was fun, though, and I got to hang out with you for a while! Of course, if I decide to skip it for Leverage next year or something, it will be totally amazingly awesome, I’m sure.

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      Rae says:

      It’s probably not fair of me to call it a lowlight. I think I only feel that way because I let my expectations get built up by the previous years. But a lowlight should be reserved for things that truly diminished my time (like getting stuck, literally, in the sea of people in the “one way” mess around the WB booth during signings) and I don’t think the panel did that. It just didn’t enrich it quite as much as it usually does.