11 Highlights from the Orphan Black SDCC Panel
Kristian Bruun is hilarious
When asked whether he was wearing glitter during the infamous twerking scene, Kristian Bruun said that he was indeed covered in glitter, probably from Alison's crafts. He also stated that after filming that scene, he found glitter "all over my person, in places where glitter... should not necessarily be." He also found a $20 bill stuck to his butt cheek.
Later in the panel, he belatedly put two and two together and realized that Rudy making out with Krystal was technically incest. ("UGH!") The equally hilarious Retta, who was moderating the panel, said they had a "Luke-Leia thing going on."
We'll find out more about Kira's abilities in season four
John Fawcett claimed that the audience will finally get some answers as to Kira's seemingly paranormal abilities, which he characterized as key to the show's mythology. We hope against hope that she's not actually magical, and that there's a more scientific explanation that would fit in with the rest of the show, but we're excited to get some answers.
John Fawcett's dream cosplay come to life
A fan sweetly gave the entire cast individual thank you letters, and they complimented her costume. She was dressed as Cosima in the Ukrainian garb from the opening dream sequence in the premiere, which is apparently the exact cosplay John Fawcett wanted to see at Comic Con.
Maria Doyle Kennedy on Tatiana Maslany's one flaw
Maria Doyle Kennedy said the cast was trying to think of one thing wrong with the generally flawless Tatiana Maslany, but they couldn't think of anything. But she thought of one during the panel: "Occasionally she just lets one off, she lets out a big fart,"
Tatiana's answer? "I'm particularly proud of that, I don't see that as a flaw."
Graeme Manson on creating such an LGBT-positive show
Clone Breakfast Club
Graeme Manson previewed the new comics prequel about Helsinki, which is coming in the fall and takes place when the clones are 17. He calls it "Clone Breakfast Club with a sick and twisted ending."
Could there be a prequel about Helena?
When asked if there will be a prequel about the European clones, such as Katya, Graeme Manson said,
As long as Maslany still plays Helena, we're completely on board.
Jordan Gavaris "wants Tony back"
When asked what he wanted to see in upcoming seasons of Orphan Black, Gavaris said he "wants Tony back" and "would really like to explore that" *wink wink*. The sexual relationship is a little incestuous, but if it gets Tony back, we're on board.
The Blooper Reel
They're all adorable. That's all.
The producers on whether Delphine is really dead
"No one is safe. That being said- she's Orphan Black dead." - John Fawcett
"There's a reason it's a mystery... It's a mystery, and you just have to go with it." - Graeme Manson
Okay, so that's not really an answer. But at least it leaves room for ambiguity, and the legions of Cophine shippers out there can soldier on.
The parody videos
We've been saying all along that Donnie and Alison are basically on their own genre-bending show, for better and for worse, and now we have the parody videos to prove it:
The horror spoof is definitely the funniest one, especially the "from the makers of 'The Twerkening' and 'Die, Ainsley, Die.'"