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The Walking Dead And Outlander Reveal Big Panel Plans For Comic-Con

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walking deadComic-Con 2014 will seemingly have more TV shows vying for fan love than in any other year, due in no small part to comic books making a huge splash on current TV trends. One such adaptation, AMC’s ridiculously popular The Walking Dead, will make a big, bloody splash for its fourth Con appearance, while Starz newcomer Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling novels, will make its SDCC debut. Don’t worry, the two are being held at different times, so you won’t have to worry about zombies traveling back into 18th-century Scotland.

The Walking Dead is gearing up for its highly anticipated Season 5, during which Rick Grimes and his filthy-faced gang of misfits will presumably find themselves on the wrong end of a zombie threat. (Is there a right end?) Their fate will probably come up quite a bit during the series’ panel on Friday, July 25, inside the giant Hall H. The stage will be full of cast members such as stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham). On the crew side of things, Walking Dead comic creator Robert Kirkman will be joined by executive producers Gale Anne Hurd, David Alpert, and showrunner Scott Gimple. And yes, make-up maestro Greg Nicotero will also be there.

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The Walking Dead Season Five Clip Is Overrun By Zombies

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While we won’t see any new episodes of AMC’s hit zombie drama The Walking Dead until October, if you tuned into the network over the Independence Day weekend, you probably got your fill of walkers and indecision, as they marathoned the entire series. Those of you watching also got your first look at season five, which is currently filming, but has been under much tighter security than previous years. Don’t worry if were too busy blowing shit up and burning meat to tune in, because now we have what you’re looking for.

Be warned, there are some SPOILERS for those of you who haven’t finished season four. But honestly, if you’re that concerned, you probably should have found a way to watch those episodes in the more than three months since it wrapped up.

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The Walking Dead Takes You Behind The Scenes Of Season Five

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AMC’s hugely popular zombie drama The Walking Dead is deep into production of its fifth season. In previous years, there has been a gap in the narrative between when one season ends and the next begins, but given the cliffhanger nature of the season four finale, that isn’t a legitimate option. Consequently, there hasn’t been as much news coming from the Georgia-based set as usual, but this weekend the network will treat fans to their first look at the upcoming episodes. As a taste of what’s to come, there are two new behind-the-scenes videos for you to check out, as well as some words from showrunner Scott Gimple about what season five, and beyond, might look like, and even a few tidbits about the still-in-development spinoff series.

The first video shows off the key members of the cast and crew talking about the premiere episode of the upcoming season, and they’re like kids on the first day of school, but nerdy kids, the ones who actually like being in the classroom. Sure it’s their job to hype the show they’re working on, but everyone does appear to be hyped up for the new season, even calling it this one specific installment the most ambitious first episode they’ve ever tackled.

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Under The Dome Returns For Season Two: This Week’s Sci-Fi TV

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DomeI wasn’t one of the folks who stuck with CBS’ Under the Dome last summer, as it shaved off my limited interest pretty quickly. Just for the sake of being informed, however, I sat back down and powered all the way through the first season a few weeks ago, so I can now honestly say: well, that was a mess. Just how much of a mess is doubly frustrating since that first season was under the guidance of Brian K. Vaughan, the otherwise brilliant comics writer behind Ex Machina, Y: The Last Man, and Saga. Frankly, I expected better from a show he was heading, and now this season he’s left to do other things. So the chances I’ll make it all the way through season 2 probably aren’t very good. Unless I get stuck under a mysterious dome and have nothing better to do. At any rate, Under the Dome returns tonight on CBS, so tune in and see what those pink stars are all about. (I’m presuming future seasons will address the question of green clovers, purple horseshoes, and and blue diamonds.)

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Saturn Awards Honor Gravity And The Walking Dead, Snub Star Trek Into Darkness

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GravityThe Saturn Awards turned 40 this year, marking four decades of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films honoring their picks for the best in genre film, television, and home video. The 2014 awards were handed out last Thursday night, June 26, in Burbank, California. The big winner of the night was Alfono Cuarón’s Gravity — not that big a surprise given the massive success the film was last year, racking up $716 million in worldwide box office. Spike Jonze’s Her also took home several awards, with The Walking Dead, Hannibal, and Breaking Bad dominating the TV side of things. One contender that got totally shut out? Star Trek Into Darkness, which managed five nominations but didn’t take home a single win. Of course, they also gave a nomination to Lone Ranger, so take that as you will.

Check out the full list of winners for the 2014 Saturns below.

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The Walking Dead Season 4 Blu-ray Set And Trailer Revealed

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AMC’s The Walking Dead ended its ratings-monster Season 4 this past March, and since then, fans have clamored to know what will happen to Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his gang of misfit survivalists. Unfortunately, we have absolutely no inside info on the future of the Terminus storyline, but we do have a good idea for how you can spend your time waiting for Season 5 to arrive this fall. Anchor Bay Entertainment announced The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season will hit Blu-ray and DVD on August 26, and they put out this blurb-filled trailer for the release. Want to find out more about this “honest-to-God phenomenon?” Keep reading.

Both the Blu-ray and DVD will contain five discs, though some will obviously be higher quality than others. Each set has hours of bonus features, including audio commentaries for certain episodes, deleted scenes, and never-before-seen production footage. The Blu-ray release contains even more episode commentaries, as well as “extended” episodes, available to watch for the first time. Does that just mean they edited deleted scenes back into the main narrative? I have no idea, but if any of that footage is of Carl (Chandler Riggs) trying to talk about his feelings, count me out.