INTERVIEW (VIDEO): (February 6 – 8, 2009) New York Comic Con 2009

Below is a short video of Aaron at New York Comic Con 2009 (February 6th – 8th, 2009).

NY Comic Con: Battlestar Galactica Frack Fest
IFC’s Johnny Pomatto and Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas channel “Raging Bull” in a good old fashioned Frack Off


CONVENTION VIDEOS: New York Comic Con 2009 (February 6 – 8, 2009)

Here is some video footage of Aaron (and Yuri) taken at New York Comic Con 2009. Nothing too exciting, but here it is …..

NY Comic Con – A First Timer’s Perspective
Feb 6th, 2009 by nicholas.martinez


Someone on the autograph line handed him their phone and he just had a casual conversation with the person on the other end. That’s tight! Too bad some stupid dude blocked me before I could get up there and record it.

Got the tail end of it though.

Source: Nicholas C. Martinez


Thanks to dianora2 here is some video from the Emissary panel that Aaron attended at New York Comic Con 2009.


INTERVIEW (VIDEO): Blac Renderings (February 6 – 8, 2009) New York Comic Con 2009

Here’s another short video interview with Aaron from New York Comic Con 2009. No spoilers.

Battlestar Galactica’s Aaron Douglas at New York Comic Con
Look who we ran into at New York Comic Con.
Aaron Douglas(Galen Tyrol) talks about Life, Booze and Women.
Oh yeah, he also talks about the final episodes of Battlestar Galactica.

Source: Blac Renderings

CONVENTION PHOTOS: New York Comic Con 2009 (New York City, New York. USA) February 6th – 8th, 2009

Photo © 2009 — Brian (spilth)

Photo © 2009 — ÐIÐËO (Flickr)

Photo © 2009 — Ifurita Oni (Flickr)

Photo © 2009 — jonnyvongolden

Photos © 2009 — Kristin (raemani)

Photos © 2009 — Mike Coscia

Photos © 2009 — pinguino (Flickr)

Pre ComicCon VIP party room at Dave & Busters in Time Square, eating dinner with actor Aaron Douglas

Photo © 2009 — The Plan8 podcast

INTERVIEW (VIDEO): i09 (February 6 – 8, 2009) New York Comic Con 2009

i09 have posted a video interview with Aaron from New York Comic Con (February 6th – 8th, 2009).

Make sure to watch the actual video and don’t just read the text on the page (which is just an extract of what he talks about in the video).

SPOILER WARNING: Do not click on the image above if you haven’t seen all the episodes that have aired.


The Chief Explains Why Cally Would Have Been A Terrible Final Cylon
By: Meredith Woerner
Date: February 6, 2009

The Chief himself, Aaron Douglas from Battlestar Galactica, took time at NYCC to talk about his new project Emissary and fill us in on his opinions about Gaeta’s latest dickiness, along with final-Cylon impressions. Spoilers!

Aaron explains everything, but we dare you to stop staring at his t-shirt for long enough to start listening.

Aaron On The Emissary: “I think it’s fascinating. I think it’s great. It’s so close to real that it’s almost plausible… it’s so fun to go to a movie or see a TV show and there’s just that hint of supernatural aspect to it, but there’s so much reality.”

Aaron on Tyrol’s journey: “The thing I didn’t like about making him a Cylon is that you’re marginalizing him. You take a character that the fans really like, [who’s] such a likeable guy. [But on the other hand, once you know the Chief is a Cylon], suddenly everything makes sense. And he just suddenly has that moment of, “Oh, I get it.” Some people really don’t like it, but it’s a weird thing. I don’t think the Cylons are completely evil, or the humans are completely good.”

On accepting Ellen as the final Cylon: “I really didn’t like the fact that Ellen was the fifth one, when I read it. I thought, “Oh, come on.”… But when the mythology unfolded and Ron told us the whole story and explained why — what you guys will see at the end, the explanation of who the final five are and what they mean — I really liked that. I think it’s really great. Ellen and Tigh are like mom and dad to the rest of us.”

Why not Cally? “I think that’s just too obvious. I think the only couple that would work is Tigh and Ellen.”

On Hot Dog being the daddy: “Cally was putting her cabbage breath on his hotdog… I liked that. I thought it was great. I thought it was hilarious.”

On Gaeta becoming our new love-to-hate character: “It came out of nowhwere. I mean the most mild-mannered nice guy, and then he just snaps. I think it’s great. ”

BSG’s ending: “The ending’s perfect. You’ll cry your eyes out.”

CONVENTION APPEARANCE: New York Comic Con 2009 (Update)

The NYCC website still have Aaron (incorrectly) listed as doing autographs and photos on the following days and times …

– Fan Expo Canada Booth Signings: Fri. 1pm to 4pm and Sat. Noon to 5pm
– Fan Expo Canada Free Celebrity Photo Session: Saturday only at 5pm

I have confirmed with Aaron on the correct days and times he will be signing and below is his schedule ….

Signing: Fri. 12noon – 1pm (Table 1 with Yuri Lowenthal)
Signing: Fri. 2pm – 4pm (Fan Expo Canada Booth)
Guest Panel: Fri. 6pm – 7pm (Emissary Guest Panel in room 1A08)
Signing: Sat. 12 noon – 4pm (Fan Expo Canada Booth)

Aaron said that the Fan Expo Canada Booth is “at the back. All the way down isle 2500”

There will be no photo session but you’ll be able to take a photo with Aaron at his table for a donation to his cancer charity.

New York Comic Con
February 6th – 8th, 2009


UPDATE: According to the official NYCC blog, there is Pre-Con Party on Thursday night (5:30pm-7:30pm) at Dave & Buster’s in Times Square, which Aaron will be attending.

Emissary – Press Release

Below is the official press release about the Emissary guest panel at New York Comic Con 2009.

Emissary @ New York Comic Con

NEW YORK, NY – February 3rd, 2009 — All those attending New York Comic Con are invited to a special panel presentation of “Emissary” the new series starring Philip Morris. The panel takes place Friday, February 6th at 6pm and will include the first look at Emissary’s teaser footage and a Q&A with the stars.

Emissary is the story of anthropologist Campbell Essex discovering his destiny as the latest in a line of “Emissaries” or peak humans. Constantly pursued by ancient enemies who seek his power, Campbell struggles to overcome his own limitations before it’s too late.

The series, created by Philip Morris and Dekker Dreyer, spans several hundred years and touches on serious issues of what it means to be human while bringing a new level of brutal realism to the sci-fi / fantasy genre.

“As an actor, I have had wonderful experiences in the sci-fi / action-adventure world. With “Emissary”, I get a chance to bring my own sense of expression to this vital genre, as an actor, producer, and writer. I also get the chance to use skills that the audience may not know that I truly possess, like the martial arts. In meeting Dekker Dreyer and collaborating with him, it has all come together, and I’m very grateful. I am excited to bring this to the fans, and hope that they appreciate what we’re doing. Being a comic book geek myself, it’s important to me to honor the fans with this material. We’re a picky bunch, and if they like it, I will be happy.” – Philip Morris, co-creator.

With New York City being the primary backdrop for the first leg of the series, the creative team hopes to craft a rich bed to the action.

“I live in NYC and there are plenty of strange things that happen there every day. We wanted danger to be around every corner. Old buildings, old mysteries… strange people, those things excite me. At its core Emissary is a fantastic story and it’s easy for a show to stretch too far from a believable, grounded universe. Phil and I are both big fans of hiding the extraordinary inside the everyday. Here we have elements of a dark real-world story, but ultimately it’s a hopeful fantasy.” – Dekker Dreyer, co-creator.

The Emissary cast includes Philip Morris (Smallville), Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica), Brian Thompson (X-File, Star Trek: Enterprise) and Emmy nominee Thaao Penghlis with additional cast members Yuri Lowenthal and J LaRose in attendance at the NYCC panel.

The series, produced by Mnemosyne LLC and the Emissary Partners, is scheduled to begin production in late 2009 currently slated for IPTV distribution.


Aaron is scheduled to appear at the following convention in the USA.

New York Comic Con
February 6th – 8th, 2009

The Jacob Javits Center
655 West 34th Street
New York City. USA

Aaron will be appearing at the Emissary panel on Friday (Feb 6th) @ 6pm – 7pm. Room 1A08
Also appearing at the guest panel … Dekker Dreyer, Phil Morris, Brian Thompson, Yuri Lowenthal and J. Larose

Thank you to raemani for the heads up that Aaron had been added to the guest list.


UPDATE (January 30, 2009): The NYCC website has been updated with a list of guest panels and autograph signings & photos.

Guest Panel
EMISSARY: Friday, February 6, 2009 @ 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Room 1A08)
Emissary is a new web series from Dekker Dreyer and Phil Morris with artistic direction from Neal Adams. Filming officially begins in Fall 2009 for distribution to iTunes and other IPTV outlets. The series follows forensic archaeologist Campbell Essex and the path in which he learns his true destiny as “The Emissary” — the latest in a long line of selective breeding by conflicting ancient cults. As he uncovers clues to his own identity he’s confronted by a dark conspiracy that spans millennia. Emissary stars Martian Phil Morris (Smallville), Brian Thompson (X-Files), J. LaRose (Saw 3), Yuri Lowenthal (Gurren Lagann), and Aaron Douglas (Battlestar Galactica). All will be appearing on the Emissary panel.

Autograph Signing
Fan Expo Canada Booth Signings
Aaron Douglas: Fri. 1pm to 4pm
Aaron Douglas: Sat. Noon to 5pm

Photo Session
Fan Expo Canada Free Celebrity Photo Session
Aaron Douglas: Saturday only at 5pm

Ask for your FREE photo ticket at the Fan Expo Canada Booth after 10am Saturday, Feb. 7th and return with your own camera (and photo ticket) to the Fan Expo booth at the assigned times.

UPDATE: I just showed Aaron the above dates & times of the signing and photo sessions and he says that it is wrong. His con agent is still working out the details with the organisers. I’ll let everyone know what the correct dates/times are once he lets me know.

The men of Emissary at Sundance (Jan 2009)
L - R: Aaron Douglas, Philip Morris, Yuri Lowenthal, and Dekker Dreyer.
Photo posted on here with permission from Dekker.