For anyone who was busy over the weekend, or for those who just wish they'd been in San Diego rather than following it all from their laptop and fan-made YouTube clips, we've compiled a list of highlights and memorable moments for geek and cult TV addicts everywhere.
Doctor Who's Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill should form an indie band
Doctor Who-mania is part and parcel of living in the UK these days, but the show's increased status in the US continues to surprise. Various Comic-Con panels over the weekend proved once and for all that US Who fans love and adore it (in an almost unhealthy way) just as much as us old Brits.
The highlights from the Who-packed Sunday were revelations about the upcoming series (dinosaurs!), Karen getting all emotional about her exit (sad face emoticon) and, best of all, Karen, Matt and Arthur briefly forming the coolest and geekiest indie combo in history and performing 'Bohemian Rhapsody' a capella. Bring on the musical episode!
Watch Matt, Karen and Arthur's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' (about 38 mins in) below:
The Walking Dead looks like it might be the best show on TV again!
To say that the second season of the Walking Dead dawdled would be a bit of an understatement. Many lost faith with the zombie thriller and feared that the awesome first season was a flash in the pan. Well, think again.
The best trailer from the whole of Comic-Con, without question, was the extended look at Walking Dead season three. If you're not excited by the arrival of The Governor (David Morrissey), the return of Merle and the general quantity of zombie ass-whooping, then you are no friend of Tube Talk. Roll on October...
Watch the jaw-dropping Walking Dead trailer below:
Gareth Keenan Investigates... Game of Thrones
There may have been no Dinklage, but the Game of Thrones panel made up for the absence of its biggest star by announcing a whole lorry-load of castings for the sword-slashing fest.
Notable highlights include the fabulous Dame Diana Rigg joining as Olenna Tyrell, Walking Dead's Tara Fitzgerald, Nathalie Emmanuel featuring as Missandei, Paul Kaye aka Dennis Pennis (!) as Thoros of Myr, Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed and Tobias Menzies starring as Edmure Tully.
However, topping the lot was the confirmation that Mackenzie Crook is heading to Westeros as wildling raider Orell. It's the Gareth Keenan/Game of Thrones match-up we've all dreamed about. What next? David Brent and Big Keith to turn up as dragon slayers?
Watch the casting announcements for Game of Thrones series three below:
Fringe ending is very, very sad
Very few shows, especially sci-fi shows, have lasted as long as Fringe, with so few viewers. *cough* Firefly *cough*. So for those who have loved and cherished this underrated gem, its closure after five seasons is going to be tough to take.
The cast's emotional farewell at Comic-Con had most fans (and most of the panel) blubbing and even speculative talk about a movie couldn't help but leave us feeling a little bit blue as John Noble, Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson ended their fan session on Sunday.
Watch the Comic-Con Fringe season five trailer below:
Elementary... maybe we misjudged it
Few shows can claim to have been given such a rough going-over as Elementary. Before a scene was shot, most Brits (and a fair few Americans) were sniffy about CBS's take on Sherlock Holmes. Following Benedict Cumberbatch and Steven Moffat's BBC masterpiece, it felt like it was piggy-backing on Sherlock-mania and making a quick buck.
However, those who saw the Elementary screening at Comic-Con have been quick to backtrack on early cynicism, speaking in glowing terms about the pilot. Question marks remain over how the show can be sustained across a full season and with a procedural format. And Lucy Liu's talk of a "tingle" between Sherlock and his female Dr Watson will have appalled a few purists. But for the time being, we're a little bit more optimistic and possibly even a little excited about the arrival of Elementary this autumn.
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