Comic-Con 2017: Twin Peaks panel start time

David Lynch in July

David Lynch

"And we heard, 'Cut!' David has one of those megaphones and he said, 'Mr". Moderator Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) jumped right in and asked the returning actors what it was like when they got the call to return to Twin Peaks. And now, 25 years later, the story continues in the new SHOWTIME limited event series starring Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who returns along with original cast members in their unforgettable roles. The truly weird and visionary show from David Lynch and Mark Frost has a following, but even the hardcore fans weren't prepared for the unique weirdness that is Twin Peaks.

The first shot is just complete static before fading in to David Lynch staring directly at the screen.

The static fades and David Lynch is looking into the camera, and appears to be crouching in a dark room. When it came back, Lynch was holding a seemingly dead human arm, from which he pried a golf ball. "This is the golf ball that O.J. hit before going to prison." as the screen turns back to static fuzz.

Then began the discussion about how everyone came aboard Twin Peaks: The Return. And Lynch once again addresses the camera: "I wanted to thank you all for joining us here and spending some time with us", he said, in his most flat and deliberate way.

A question-and-answer session with fans offered questions that ranged from the impossible - "I haven't seen "Twin Peaks" so how would you describe it in a nutshell?" - to the amusing. "What are you doing?" he yells. "Take that gun away from her!" What followed was an array of gunshots, horse sounds and broken glass as the director shouted, "That was a damn good lamp!" You're moving my stuff! We'd never think of suggesting that someone who was at the panel upload a shaky cell-phone video of the greeting, because if Lynch hates it when people watch his movies on cell phones, imagine how mad he'd get if you watched footage of him taped on a cell phone. "Get that horse outta here!". Lastly, after claiming the horse stepped on his cat, Lynch walked off camera only to be attacked by the feline. But MacLachlan's on-screen wife, Naomi Watts, explained to the audience at San Diego Comic-Con Friday that the secrecy went even deeper than that. Sure would be nice if Lynch were to upload that video for his Twitter friends, though.

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