9 things you've GOT to see in San Diego the 2nd day of Comic-Con

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Dec 15, 2012

The schedule for Friday, July 21, at San Diego Comic-Con has been posted, and it is SLAMMING!

Friday is an especially big day for Syfy, so read on to find out what's happening and where you need to be. As always, check back with us or the Comic-Con site for more updates. Now let's take a look at what Friday has in store ...

Check out the new Torchwood

Start off your day right with an early morning panel on the new show, Torchwood: Miracle Day. John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Bill Pullman and Lauren Ambrose will all be there for the first American edition of the hit Doctor Who spinoff.

The Shat is back!

William Shatner (you know who he is, right?) and Avery Brooks of Deep Space Nine fame team up to discuss and introduce The Captains, the new Shat-directed documentary about the men (and women) who have sat in the big chair through all the various Star Trek incarnations. We have no doubt this one will feature plenty of stories, not to mention Big Bill's usual pearls of comedic brilliance. (Not to mention that Kevin Smith will moderate!)

Rare Locke & Key screening

One of the most talked-about pilots of the past few months was Locke & Key, based on a hit comic book by Joe Hill (Stephen King's son) and with big names like Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Steven Spielberg attached as executive producers. Fox ended up passing on the show, but there will be a special screening of the pilot here, with Hill and others in attendance. This is a rare look behind what goes on in TV production.

The dead walk again

The Walking Dead showrunner Frank Darabont, creator Robert Kirkman, stars Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus and others will be on hand for what will definitely be one of this year's biggest panels. The cast and crew will discuss the massive success of season one and—yes!—offer a sneak preview of this fall's second season. This is a can't-miss panel!

The first Legendary Pictures panel

The production company behind movies like The Dark Knight and Clash of the Titans holds its first-ever Comic-Con panel. They'll preview Pacific Rim (with director Guillermo del Toro and the cast in attendance), supernatural flick Seventh Son with Jeff Bridges, Paradise Lost with Bradley Cooper, and the big screen version of the Mass Effect video game. Legendary is also producing The Dark Knight Rises and Man of Steel, and with Bane (Tom Hardy) and Superman (Henry Cavill) both at the con for other films, could a preview of either be possible? Stay tuned!

Fright Night

The remake of Fright Night is due in theatres in August, so naturally they'll be doing the full court press at Comic-Con. Watch for this panel featuring stars Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, plus director Craig Gillespie ... although sadly it doesn' look like David Tennant will make it.

Spider-Man swings into town

Columbia Pictures will be presenting the first look EVER at The Amazing Spider-Man, with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone plus director Marc Webb there to give you the hard sell on the revamped Spidey. This should be one of the most anticipated panels of the con, so get there early! The studio will also offer early looks at Ghost Rider 2: Spirit of Vengeance and next summer's remake of Total Recall.

Batman over San Diego

Holy reunion! The Dark Knight Rises may or may not show up at Comic-Con, but the original Batman, Adam West, along with sidekick Robin (Burt Ward) and Catwoman (Julie Newmar) will get together for a panel discussion of the classic 1960s show that made the Caped Crusader a cultural icon. And right after that, Warner Home Video and DC Entertainment will offer the premiere screening of Batman: Year One, the upcoming animated version of the classic Frank Miller tale. Who needs Christian Bale?

Syfy in the house!

Syfy will be all over the joint on Friday, starting in the afternoon with panels on Eureka and Warehouse 13 (with cast members for both on the scene), and following later in the day with introductory panels for the channel's newest additions, Alphas and the upcoming Lost Girl. And if you have not had your fill, stick around in the evening for special screenings of new episodes of Haven, Eureka and digital series Mercury Men. If it's on Syfy, it will be at Comic-Con!

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