Thursday’s SDCC@Home panels that Star Trek fans should check out – Redshirts Always Die


Star Trek fans are going to enjoy the excess of Star Trek alum and crew at the SDCC@home event but what else should Trek fans look forward to?

If you’re a fan of Star Trek or just science fiction in general, you’re probably keeping an eye out on the upcoming San Diego ComicCon at Home event. The whole thing is happening free and will be hosted as any ComicCon will have been, with panels at specific times. If you’re curious about following some cons, we took the liberty of going through each day and seeing which, if any, panels Trek fans may be interested in.

Not every panel will be on here, and not every panel you may want to see will be featured, if you’d like to see what else the live streams have for you, you can go to ComicCon’s official website, and cycle through the days. Keep in mind that all of the SDCC@Home schedules are in pacific time. For convenience, all times are listed below in eastern standard. Most times given for events broadcasted nationally are listed as such.

If there are any other panels on Friday, Saturday or Sunday that we think you may be interested in, you’ll see more of these posts.

Here are the panels worth keeping an eye on for Thursday.

Who knows who’ll be showing up for the X-Men fandoms surprise party. X-Men celebrities will pop by this fan event to hang out and talk with some of the franchise’s biggest superfans.

X-Men Fandom Surprise Party  

1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET

They thought it was just going to be a pajama party where they’d reminisce about their mutant pride, instead these X-Men influencers, podcasters, and cosplayers experience the surprise of their lives with drop in visits by surprise celebrity guests from the X-Men universe. Panelists include Dylan Carter and Regina Givens (House of X), Khelan Bhatia (Homo Superior podcast), Amanda Lynne (cosplayer), Jake Wallace (X-Club), and Chris Riley (X-Reads Podcast). Moderated by Chandler Poling (White Bear PR).

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Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver take time to talk about Alien Superstar, and it’s sequel. It’s the Fonz, talking about aliens. This is an event that the whole family would like.

Alien Superstar with Henry Winkler & Lin Oliver

1:00 PM ET – 2:00 PM ET

Hollywood legend Henry Winkler and children’s book veteran Lin Oliver discuss their New York Times bestselling book Alien Superstar and its forthcoming sequel, Lights, Camera, Danger: Alien Superstar 2. Henry is known for his iconic role on Happy Days and currently co-stars in the HBO comedy, Barry. Lin is a film and television writer/producer and is the executive director of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. The duo will reveal how they infuse their decades of experience in Hollywood into this out-of-this-world story for middle grade readers.

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Ever wonder how storyboarding was done? Well thanks to this cool behind the scenes panel, you’ll be able to learn more about how some of the best animated series are developed.

Cartoon Network Studios: The Art of Storyboarding

2:00 PM ET – 3:00 PM ET

In this masterclass virtual panel, hear from artists behind some of Cartoon Network Studios’ hit series as they share their journeys, learnings and top tips for aspiring storyboard artists worldwide. Join leading artists behind award-winning shows to learn how a concept or script is brought to life through the beloved art of storyboarding. Panelists include: Mic Graves, director of and voice on The Amazing World of Gumball; Chuck Klein, storyboard royalty and supervising producer/director, Apple & Onion; Julia Pott, creator of and voice on Summer Camp Island; Alabaster Pizzo, storyboard artist, Summer Camp Island. #ad

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Todd McFarlane, a true icon of comics, will sit down with SyFy and talk about his career, including the upcoming SyFy Wire documentary.

SYFY: Untold Tales of Todd McFarlane

5:00 PM ET – 6:00 PM ET

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Comic-Con wouldn’t be Comic-Con without Todd McFarlane the innovative artist and entrepreneur who is the subject of the brand new SYFY WIRE documentary film, Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won’t. McFarlane is the creative mastermind behind Spawnand some of Marvel Comics’ most famous characters, one of the founders of Image Comics and is known for (quite literally) breaking down barriers. To celebrate the documentary and these achievements, Marc Silvestri and J. Scott Campbell join McFarlane on a panel as they commend him on his contributions to the industry and have some fun roasting the man who essentially ‘raised hell’ to get where he is today. For more information on the documentary, visit

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Fan of tabletop games? This is the podcast for you. Want to get your game made? Then this is definitely the panel for you.

Prototype and Game Pitches: Publishing Your Tabletop Game

6:00 PM ET -6:00 PM ET

Learn from tabletop game industry professionals as they share tips and experience on how to publish your tabletop game. From general best practices, how and where to pitch to publishers and self-publishing advice. Find out how to get your game in front of a publisher. Panelists include Pat Marino (senior game designer at The Op Games), Jon Cohn (game designer at Bread and Circuses), Juliana Ariel (game designer at Wild Optimists), Eric Slauson (game designer at Slauson Designs), and Ariel Rubin (game designer at Wild Optimists).

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The first season of The Boys was wonderfully sadistic. Join the cast as they preview the upcoming second season.

The Boys Season 2

7:00 PM ET -7:00 PM ET

Join executive producer Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Aya Cash, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought.

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Back to the Future comics? Transformers? The science of the iconic time travel ’80s trilogy? This is the panel for you.

The Science of Back to the Future

6:00 PM ET -7:00 PM ET

Flux Capacitor, hoverboards, flying cars, and time travel. The Back to the Future stories have introduced us to a lot of interesting and futuristic ideas. Join the Fleet Science Center and IDW for a closer look at the Back to the Future comic series and for an exciting reveal of a mind-blowing crossover: Back to the Future meets Transformers! Pow! The creative team behind Back to the Future, Transformers and the new crossover will share how they dream up their fantastic stories and discuss with local scientists if and how the science in their stories might work.
Panelists are:

John Barber – editor-in-chief, IDW, writer Back to the Future and Transformers
Cavan Scott – writer, Back to the Future and many other pop culture classics
Juan Samu – artist, Transformers and many other pop culture classics
Saura Naderi – outreach director at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego, engineer and robot builder
Dr. Lisa Will – Fleet Science Center resident astronomer and professor of physics and astronomy at the San Diego City College
Andrea Decker – Fleet Science Center, moderator

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Finally, who doesn’t love a good laugh? A Mystery Science Theater 3000 panel with Joel Hodgson Bill Corbett, and J. Elvis Weinstein where they answer questions from fans!

Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Panel Panorama Watch When Available!

9:00 PM ET -10:00 PM ET

Erik Adams (The A.V. Club) leads a discussion with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and former cast members Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot #2) and J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo #1) as they engage in some good old-fashioned Q&A.

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