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14 Oct

NY Comic Con 2013: Where Punkin Chunkin meets mummified penises and the future!

Where can you see mummified penises, giant air canons that shoot pumpkins and bionic exoskeletons in action? The answer: Science panels at New York Comic Con!

This weekend, Science took New York Comic Con by storm for the third year in a row. And we know that many of fans can't be there first-hand, so here's your front row seat to the best of Science at New York Comic Con via photo galleries and video.

On Friday, the cast of "Oddities" brought sneak peeks of the new season, along with some of the other, ahem, "stars" of the show: an ancient mummified penis, a mummified head used for teaching medicine, a necklace made of fingers, and a very suggestive coconut. All of these can be seen by clicking here!

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Science Punkin Chunkers proved size does matter: A 50-foot-plus air cannon loomed large over the entrance to Comic Con all weekend. On Saturday, famous chunker Fat Jimmy joined Chunk founder Frank Shade and the MythBusters build team for a Punkin Chunkin Extravaganza. The audience was treated to some of the highlights from Chunks past, including the story behind the only fatality in Chunk history -- a mallard duck hit by a flying pumpkin. There were laughs, there was dancing on tables, and there were trebuchets! Take a look through all the photos by clicking here.

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View photos from the Punkin Chunkin panel »

The final Science panel transported the audience into the future. Hosted by Academy Award-nominee James Woods, Science's new show "Futurescape" looks at the technology of the future -- and the ethical questions these technologies pose. On hand was Chris Tagatac who demonstrated exoskeleton technology by walking through the crowd on his own two (paralyzed!) legs. You can see it all by clicking here.

View photos from the Futurescape panel »

Thanks to all our Science fans who came out for our panels and for all of you at home supporting us, too!

Is there any part of the action we may have missed? Leave your thoughts in the comments below and share your photos with us via Twitter @ScienceChannel!


10 Oct

SCIENCE Rules New York Comic Con with Tech Toys, Odd Antiques, and Flying Pumpkins

Morph-250150This weekend, Science Channel will descend upon the east coast's ultimate comics and pop culture convention with three three mind-blowing presentations. Check out what we have in store at New York Comic Con, taking place on Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12.

Headlined by a star-studded lineup, Science Channel will present: A Punkin Chunkin Extravagana hosted by the Mythbusters; Academy-Award nominee James Woods will premiere exclusive footage from his new series Futurescape; and Oddities, local favorites and masters of the macabre, will shock audiences with a show-and-tell session that NYCC won't soon forget.

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18 Jul

Science Channel Returns to SDCC with New Panels That Are Both Outrageous and Unexplained

Comic-con-morph-2012-350x210You heard right! We struck gold last year with the Firefly 10th Anniversary with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion and other reunited cast members (check out videos from that panel here). Now, Science Channel returns to San Diego Comic-Con this Friday and Saturday with two brand new panels: Outrageous Acts of Science on Friday, July 19th and The Unexplained Files on Saturday, July 20th

Whether you're at the event or following from home, follow @ScienceChannel on Twitter for the latest from SDCC and chances to win awesome free stuff!
Click here for details and to find out how to enter for a chance to win free stuff from Science Channel!

Check out the full press release for more info on SDCC and Science Channel panels:


Science Channel presents OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE on Friday, July 19 and THE UNEXPLAINED FILES on Saturday, July 20

Following up on the success of last year's BROWNCOATS UNITE: THE FIREFLY 10th ANNIVERSARY reunion panel, Science Channel today announced its lineup for this year’s Comic-Con.  On Friday, the network known for smart, lean-forward content will debut its panel for the breakout series OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, where citizen scientists from around the web walk the line between genius and insanity.  A panel featuring experts in topics ranging from the worlds of astrophysics and biology will comment on the unbelievable internet videos created by crazy geniuses from around the globe.  On Saturday evening, Science Channel delves into the unknown with a look at the upcoming series THE UNEXPLAINED FILES.  Panelists will share eye-witness accounts of blood rain, alien encounters and mysterious meat eaters with Comic-Con crowds for the first time ever.

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27 Nov

Introducing Fringe Puppet Theatre!

Puppets500x313We here at Science love Fringe. We also love Red Vines (almost as much as Walter Bishop). So, of course, the next logical step was to merge the two -- and invite all of our Fringe fans to play along.

Introducing Red Vines' Fringe Puppet Theater: we give you the puppets, you grab some Red Vines from the grocery store and then you film your favorite scenes from Fringe. Then you send us a video link and we feature it on our Fringe on Science Channel Facebook page!


Before you get started, you should know we're working on our own video. Actually, we've enlisted the help of one of Fringe's biggest fans, Ian Larson, son of one of Science's employees. He spent all weekend cutting, pasting, and filming his favorite scene from Fringe, Season 1 -- it's the one where the bank robber gets stuck in a wall, dies, and then Walter cuts off his hand. These are photos his mom took of him hard at work.


We'll be featuring his video shortly, but also wanted to give YOU the chance to get in on the fun. You can download, print and cut your puppets from the large picture image below. Then, film away! We'll take all of the submissions (unless they contain foul or inappropriate language) and feature them on Facebook. So start puppeting NOW! 

When you're finished, tweet us a link to your video OR leave us a link in the comments may even receive a little somethin' somethin' from us as a "thank you" gift...hint, hint.

Here's the big image. Simply click the photo. It'll show up in a new window and you can print it for your puppting needs!


14 Oct

3 MORE CLIPS! YOUR NEXT MISSION: You Give us 5,000 #FireflyNov11 Tweets, We Give You More Firefly

Firefly-10-anniversary-video-stillUPDATE: There are now 3 more clips awaiting your "unlock." CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PAGE. Keep tweeting #FireflyNov11!


See this screen shot? It's taken from the upcoming Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite documentary, set to air on the Science Channel this November 11, 2012 at 10pm.

Now, what if we told you there are more than 2 hours of UNUSED footage that WILL NEVER AIR because it just didn't fit into a 1-hour-long documentary? And what if we told you some of it was pretty darn funny, poignant, and just all around amusing? You'd want to see it, right?

So here's your chance: We're asking our fans to show us just how much they want to see this extra footage. We need YOU to send us a tweet to @ScienceChannel with the hashtag #FireflyNov11. And then we need 4,999 more.

This is your first challenge: When we hit 5,000 tweets with the hashtag #FireflyNov11, we'll tweet out a link to the first piece of cut footage. (Just to add a little excitement, I'll tell you it's a roundtable discussion of Nathan Fillion's one-and-only naked scene in the Firefly series.) So get those tweets coming in! We announced this endeavor at New York City Comic Con on October 13th -- and we'll keep releasing more and more content for each challenge met. Be sure to tell all of your Browncoat buddies!

Start tweeting NOW! #FireflyNov11

14 Jul

Firefly SDCC Panel: Our Favorite Tweets

Ten years ago a small firefly class ship changed the 'verse forever. Yesterday, we got the band back together. EW gives us an awesome panel recap so we decided to share some of our favorite fan tweets. 

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Thanks to all of the fans who have kept Firefly alive over the years. YOU are the reason this panel happened and our inspiration for creating the Firefly Tenth Anniversary Special Event. Browncoats Unite!

13 Jul

UP FOR GRABS: One #FireflySDCC Panel Ticket!

We promised you lots of awesome shiny things up for grabs and now we're delivering! Today we'll be giving away ONE ticket to our #FireflySDCC comic con panel. Here's how to win.

  • Follow @ScienceAt on Twitter
  • Tell us why you deserve the ticket - don't forget to tag @ScienceAt and #FireflySDCC in your tweets

That's it! Our esteemed panel of judges will decide who gets the ticket. Best of luck to all of the browncoats out there!


6 Jul

Follow @ScienceAt San Diego Comic-Con, Win Cool Stuff!



 Next week is a big week for us here at Science. We're gearing up for San Diego Comic-Con where we'll have three (A-MAZING!) panels. That's right, we're celebrating 10 Years of Firefly, introducing you to Josh and Chuck of the famous "Stuff You Should Know" podcast AND bringing you Walter Bishop <ahem> we mean John Noble, host of "Dark Matters."

Since there's so much happening, we've created a new Twitter handle for you to follow: @ScienceAt. We'll be live-tweeting EVERY Science panel. We'll be giving away prizes, autographed swag and MORE. Don't worry if you can't be there in-person, we'll make sure you feel like you are!

If you are there in-person, be sure to tweet us and let us know! You never know what you might get for being an avid @ScienceAt follower...

So join us on our Comic-Con adventure. Follow us on @ScienceChannel for daily updates and @ScienceAt for minute-by-minute coverage. You never know <cough> Nathan Fillion? <cough> who we'll run into.

We've even made you this handy-dandy image (above) with all the hashtags you need to know.

Start following us now to see all the cool prep work -- and get InSCIder information as we prepare for one of the COOLEST and BIGGEST events of the year.


27 Jun


FireflylogoIT'S HAPPENING! SCIENCE is bringing the crew of the Serenity together again!

It all goes down Friday, July 13 at San Diego Comic-Con...More to come. For all the latest updates follow us @ScienceChannel on Twitter and on Facebook.

Here's the full press release:


--SCIENCE Takes Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 by Storm with Panels for FIREFLY, DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE and STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW--

TWITTER: @ScienceChannel #FireflySDCC #DarkMattersSDCC #SYSK

(SILVER SPRING, MD) - SCIENCE today announced that it will converge on the world’s leading comics and pop culture convention with three exclusive panels at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (Comic-Con), taking place July 12-15.  Headlined by the 10-year anniversary panel for the cult sensation FIREFLY, the network’s first appearance at the event features a star-studded lineup of top talent, producers and never-before-seen footage, along with numerous buzz-worthy surprises.  SCIENCE will burst onto the scene at this year’s Comic-Con providing the ultimate signature experience that fans won’t soon forget, with additional presentations for DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE and STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOWFRINGE, which will make its SCIENCE debut on November 20, also will feature a panel on Sunday, July 15.

For the first time ever, SCIENCE will bring together the cast from the beloved but short-lived series, FIREFLY.  Captain Mal and his team will descend upon San Diego 10 years after the sci-fi western first hit airwaves and triggered a fanatical following.  Since making its debut on SCIENCE in 2011, FIREFLY has become an audience favorite, attracting an army of both new and veteran Browncoats to the network.  Join creator, executive producer and writer Joss Whedon, alongside fellow executive producer and writer Tim Minear, and cast members Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher, Michael Fairman and the rest of the crew of Serenity for one of this year’s the most anticipated panels on Friday, July 13, at 12:30 PM (PT). 

Friday evening at 7:15 PM (PT), John Noble (FRINGE) and the creators of SCIENCE’s hit series DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE will unveil shocking never-before-seen footage from the show’s second season.  Join host Noble, the series’ executive producer and a featured scientific historian as SCIENCE offers a sneak peak at forbidden research records from the most shocking studies ever executed.  Featuring gruesome lobotomy experiments, controversial CIA mind-control studies and accounts of live human transplants, the all-new season shows that science fact can be stranger—and sometimes more entertaining—than science fiction.  Noble also will be signing limited edition DARK MATTERS Comic-Con posters at his autograph session for those brave enough to question everything.  DARK MATTERS: TWISTED BUT TRUE season two premieres Saturday, July 14, at 10 PM (ET/PT).  This is just the beginning of Noble’s Comic-Con conquest, as he will appear alongside the cast of the FRINGE at the Warner Bros. featured panel on Sunday, June 15.  FRINGE makes its cable debut on SCIENCE on November 20 at 8 PM (ET/PT).

Finally, everyone’s favorite genius generalists Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant make their freshman Comic-Con appearance to record a live edition of their top-10 downloaded HOW STUFF WORKS podcast.  Josh and Chuck will lead Comic-Con’s fans in the 360-degree discussion Time Travel: Science Fact or Science Fiction?  With surprise guests and exclusive giveaways, the guys also will reveal hidden scenes from their upcoming SCIENCE series STUFF YOU SHOULD KNOW, premiering in January 2013. 

“As a network, SCIENCE has one foot in the planetarium and the other in Comic-Con.  This venue is the Mecca for creativity and inspiration that can spark a great work of art or the next scientific breakthrough,” said Debbie Adler Myers, general manager and executive vice president for SCIENCE.  “From Joss, Nathan and our amazing FIREFLY panel, to John Noble and DARK MATTERS, to Josh and Chuck; our panels reflect the programming on SCIENCE—totally diverse but all whip-smart, hugely entertaining, lean-forward television.”

“We are very excited to welcome SCIENCE to the Comic-Con International family,” commented David Glanzer, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con.  “They have some of the most-anticipated panels at this year’s event and we know they won’t disappoint the legion of fans that come from all over the world to experience the phenomena that is Comic-Con.”

For more information on this year’s lineup, please visit: and Comic- Con International: San Diego 2012 at



SCIENCE 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 ANNIVERSARY: Friday 7/13/12, 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m., Room: 20

It has been 10 years since the crew of Serenity took flight in Joss Whedon’s short-lived but now revered series, FIREFLYSCIENCE 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 MATTERS: Friday, 7/13/12, 7:15 p.m.–8:15 p.m., Room: 6A 

This 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 SESSION: Saturday, 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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