SYFY Wire Presents The Great Debate

This is one of my favorite partsbof SDCC as I always cover the panel and it is so much fun. While we cannot have it as planned in person, SYFY has a fantastic lineup in place for the televised version.

SYFY WIRE’S THE GREAT DEBATE is set to premiere on June 18 at 11/10c on SYFY. Transformed from the Comic Con stage for the SYFY screen, the half-hour, late-night series features a rotating group of nerd-tastic, nostalgia loving celebrities who go head-to-head each week to hash out fandom’s burning questions. These notable genre enthusiasts show off their comedic improv chops, don their best geekdom cosplay and debate the hottest questions in the galaxy such as: Who’d be a worse boss, Darth Vader or the Joker? What is THE best movie snack? What would a therapy session with Super Mario look like? And many more!
Actor and comedian Baron Vaughn (“Grace and Frankie”, “Mystery Science Theatre 3000”) hosts the unfiltered and unabashed new series. Joining him is an ever-morphing panel of passionate nerd ambassadors – ready to defend their own personal Geekdom truth. Show guests include:

Mayim Bialik (Star and EP, “Call Me Kat”)

Brea Grant (“EastSiders”)

Ify Nwadiwe (Comedian and Actor)

Steelo Brim (“Ridiculous”)

Akilah Hughes (Author of “Obviously”)

Brian Posehn (“Grandpa Metal”)

Colton Dunn (“Superstore”)

Matt Kirshen (Writer and Comedian)

Jonah Ray (“MST3K: The Return”)

Open Mike Eagle (“New Negroes”)

Lauren Lapkus (“The Wrong Missy”)

Adam Savage (“Adam Savage’s Tested”)

Dani Fernandez (Writer, “Girls on the Bus”)

Mike Lawrence (Writer, “Inside Amy Schumer”)

Aisha Tyler (“Archer”)

Orlando Jones (“American Gods”)

Yassir Lester (“Black Monday”)

Janet Varney (“Legend of Korra”)

Maude Garrett (Creator, “Geek Bomb”)

Amber Nash (“Archer”)

Reggie Watts (“The Late Late Show with James Corden”)

The Cast of “Critical Role” – Laura Bailey, Taliesin Jaffe, Ashley Johnson, Matthew Mercer, Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel, Marisha Ray, Sam Riegel, Travis Willingham

In every episode, following a series of spicy debates about the wildest topics in science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics and more — Vaughn and his wisecracking Droid sidekick, DB-8, make the final verdict, deciding which geek reigns supreme.


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