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Comic-Con 2013: ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Panel

The Big Bang Theory

The Big Bang Theory’ may not have been advertised to bring its stars to Comic-Con this year, but the hit CBS comedy still brought some major surprises in previewing the seventh season. Not only did Melissa Raugh (Bernadette) emerge to moderate the discussion between the writers, but a very special guest emerged from the fans asking questions!

So, who pulled off their Boushh bounty hunter helmet to deliver the iconic “someone who loves you” line after mumbling a question about the actors on the series? None other than Leonard himself, Johnny Galecki! Even before that, Stephen Hawking delivered an appearance via video to introduce the proceedings

So, with the full panel of writers, a few of the stars, and a sixth-season Blu-Ray due on September 10, what did we learn about ‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 7, and beyond?

  • Posed with the question of whether or not ‘The Big Bang Theory’ could actually shoot at Comic-Con, writers answered that production kicks off after the July event, and prefers to keep to soundstages rather than location shoots. Should it become feasible however, they’d consider it.
  • Details of S7 stories were light, but we’ll definitely see Leonard on his oceanic expedition, and continue to poke around the idea of Raj having learned to talk to women without alcohol. Bernadette and Amy will also spend time together without Penny, going on a road trip.
  • Of course, the question of Sheldon and Amy’s relationship arose, to which the writers explained that they preferred the glacial “unstoppable force/immovable object” approach. As always, one never knows, however…
  • On the subject of family, the writers explained that they’ve kicked around the idea of bringing the Koothrapalis to America, but haven’t put any concrete effort into developing Leonard or Sheldon’s unseen siblings and parents. They prefer to introduce family when it serves a character purpose, rather than to arbitrarily feature a new character.
  • For those curious, the panel consisted of writers and producers Steve Molaro, Bill Prady, Dave Goetsch, Eric Kaplan, Jim Reynolds, Steve Holland, Maria Ferrari, and UCLA science advisor David Saltzburg, along with Galecki and Rauch.

We’ll bring you more on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ season 7 as it emerges, but what say you? Are you looking forward to see what the writers conjure up this fall on CBS?

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