Supernatural 2009 Comic-Con Panel

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In attendance for the 2009 Comic-Con Supernatural panel were Eric Kripke, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, Sara Gamble and Ben Edlund.

This is Misha Collins and Jim Beavers’ first ever Comic-Con appearances.

The preview opened up with the Ghost Facers doing what they do best, and that’s trying to steal the show.  Then they remembered that they were supposed to be introducing Supernatural.  Very funny.

They recapped old scenes with the usual awesome classic rock song accompaniment of Judas Priest, “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’.”

The preview clip we got was called “Sympathy For The Devil.”  The Winchester brothers are examining a wrecked room, which turned out to be Chuck’s (The prophet writer) house.  Chuck was telling them that Cas (Castiel) got wasted by the archangel.

Then Zachariah and two other angels were in the room, tying to tell Dean it’s time to do their bidding.  Meanwhile Dean does nothing but call him names like ass-hat and other funny terms.  In this short clip, Dean banishes these 3 angels with a blood symbol on the wall, much like the one Cas showed him in the season 4 finale.

After that, we got into some details on the show.

The creative forces tossed around the idea of how to bring Castiel back, but then they reassured us that Misha will be back in his trench coat.  But.  (Yep, there’s a but.)  The Archangel wasted Castiel, so when he comes back, will he be the same?  It was noted that being blown up changes you.  He’s lost some angel mojo and lost some of his friends in higher places.  Castiel has an ambitious mission he’s on, but in the process, he has to learn to be human and Dean does what he does best, and helps Castiel do that by taking him to a whore house.  Typical.

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Jim Beaver has a tee-shirt on that says “I do all my own stunts.”

Old friends and old hunters like Rufus will be back, as will Ellen and her daughter Joe.  Meg will also be back in the season opener played by Rachel Miner.

Episode 4 goes into the future and takes a look at the apocalypse.  It’s like their 28 Days Later episode, but 5 years down the road.  They said that seeing the end of the world was a cool script.

Someone asked if Ruby knew she was tricking Sam?  She was always a bad guy and her motivation was to drive the boys apart.  The writers tried to make Ruby likable so they could pull the rug out from under us.

Someone wanted to know who changed the voice mail message that Dean heard on his cell, but like in many panels, they didn’t answer and just said that it’s just something that will be left open.

Lucifer roaming the Earth is a bit on the funny side at times.  During the apocalypse, they note that the pandas are finally gone!

The brothers do come back together with season 5.

Because of their reduced budget, they called this the Walmart apocalypse because of their reduced budget.

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  1. I don’t know what to think about supernatural. I have the feeling that kripke and gamble in their attempt to be original and to gain more audience, are spreading garbage. I am not an activist, but it really calls my attention how this show goes against some values that are considered desirable and democratic worldwide (and that others shows and movies are currently spreading; for example, heroes and xmen).

    I mean, if the beliefs of dean, the main character of the show who is always right, represent kripke and gamble´s beliefs of what is desirable in our society, we are dead. For example, Supernatural punishes lies and disobedience, but doesn’t condemn repression and intolerance; praises a codependent brotherly love that more than love is necessity and emptiness, and that ended up transforming Sam, the independent, full of confidence, chin-up boy of Stanford into a weak, useless and insecure man who is unable to make a good decision and needs his older brother to take care of him (and the audience seems to adore it!).

  2. marianne: SUPERNATURAL is just damn good story telling, with the journeys the characters are developing upon. Nothing more.

  3. Aside from Dexter (showtime) Supernatural is my favorite show on televesion which is saying a lot about the show. I love the whole storyline thus far and the actors that they have choen for the roles are incredible. Furtheremore, the whole environment that they have created is simply incredible.
    Taking that into consideration, I dont know how I feel about their comic con panel. Reduced budget? 1 song per episode? Why? I dont understand why the CW just doenst off another one of their shows and promote and increase the budget for Supernatural more. A wal mart Apocolyps does not sound to appealing. AND I REALLY dont want them to do a 6th season. I mean lets face it Lucifer is as bad as it gets who are they going to face next season, it just wouldnt make sense.
    I do have confidence in Kripke and the actors and I hope they do teh show right.

    Really looking forward to this coming season, aside from what I have seen at comic con


    Here’s some really good news: If you really liked season 4, then don’t worry about season 5.

    I feel their budget references were to an older issue that they were reminding us about.

    One of the options that was on the table to get renewed for season 4 was the budget for SUPERNATURAL. In the process of being renewed they took massive budget hits. (I presume that music was one of those budgets.)

    For me, I found the reduced budget to be a blessing in disguise.

    Less money meant they had to focus less on visual extravaganza and more on developed, focused character writing, which is why I think season 4 of Supernatural rocked!

    “budget cuts force them to tighten their focus on characters”

    They had to focus more on characters and make those scenes and interaction between characters even more compelling.

    For me, it worked. So don’t fret. I think they were just reminding us about their limitations and when he referenced a Walmart apocalypse, I had no fear what so ever that they would fail me. Instead of showing the world itself collapsing into failure, they’re just going to show how the world collapsing is affecting a few individuals and their experiences with it.



  5. The budget cuts crippled season 4. The Angels merely “disappearing” using a simple camera trick was pathetic.

    I mean, I don’t understand how shows like Stargate Atlantis and Battlestar Galactica had the budget to do outstanding effects week in and week out, yet supernatural can barely have a few songs or an explosion here and there.

    I’m not saying season 4 was bad, it wasn’t the best so far however, but you could really tell there were budgetary issues, which is a shame. (Especially now they need it more than ever – how can you do a satisfactory Apocalypse – with friggin Lucifer himself for pete’s sake – and make it believable on that puny budget?)

    I don’t know but I’ll reserve final judgement until I see the finished product. I remain scepticle.

  6. Supernatural is one of the most amazing shows on television. I would put it in my top 5 of all time for sure. Settling in comfortable around number 4 or 5. The Shield, Angel, and Buffy ahead of it and it being to close and to hard to tell against Rescue me. Currently on TV it’s number one or two for me.

  7. Supernatural is an amazing show that has amazing fine points.
    Without Kripke, the show would lose most of it’s creditability in my book.

    I really hope this truly is the “final” season of Supernatural because it would be a nice finish to the show. If the Studio picks it up I’ll be very disappointed.

    I’m really looking forward to the new season… thanks Bruce!

  8. @ bruce

    yea I agree with you about the budget cuts being a blessing in disguise. I am going toi stay optimistic and hope that they work

  9. I disagree Casey I really don’t want to see this be the finale season. I’m sure it will be, but I don’t want it to be this show is a great show and deserves at least 7 seasons. It’s brilliant and I can’t get enough of it.

  10. mareanne u got this all wrong. If u really look at Deans character u will see that his life style all the babe’s and the hero stuff is something that most guys would love 2 have but he actually resents it. he did not choose his life style he was forced into it and is a reflection of his fathers life style after the passing of his mother. Sam character is not weak per-say but broken from having all this crap forced upon him too, and dean practically raised Sam(there father was mostly not around) so of course Sam is going to turn to his big bro for guidance and help.

    the apocalypse thing has been over done (mostly by heroes i mean how many times do they have to save the world/future, that show is to repetitive) but this story in supernatual has been moving toward that from the first episode and is just this story‘s version of the way things are going to end in that story. kripke is just trying to give us a good story line with likeable/relatable characters, he is not trying 2 step on anyone’s toes or say that dean is Jesus or the ideal man. i hope this was helpful to you and just try to enjoy the show.


  11. I love Bobby Singer played by the amazing Jim Beaver.
    I think the show would lose a lot if they lost him.