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Joe Tolerico Interview by Rob
January 20, 2008, 5:47 pm
Filed under: General, Graphic Novel, Heroes 360, Heroes Evolutions, Interview, Joe Tolerico, Season 2

Ryan over at Heroes Wiki recently conducted an interview with Joe Tolerico, a senior producer at NBC, who is in charge of the Heroes Evolutions content.

He talks about the media used, internet based content such as Hiro’s blog and Claire’s Myspace, and the changing of the name from Heroes360 to Evolutions.

How are games and riddles constructed? For instance, Hiro’s blog featured a very detailed crossword puzzle, and Richard Drucker recently sent a postcard with very complex code. Who writes these puzzles?

Masi Oka writes and creates all of the Hiro blog entries himself. I put together the Drucker postcard code and our lead designer (Markus Hagen) created the artwork and flash file. The games and riddles for Heroes Evolutions are developed by our in-house team and the Heroes Tranzmedia team working together with the show writers to help guide us and keep us within the show’s mythology.

View the rest of the interview here.

Also, here is a page from an upcoming graphic novel.

Click Here. 

Rob.

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The Man With Too Much Brains… by Damien
January 15, 2008, 6:53 pm
Filed under: 2008, Blog, General, Graphic Novel, Links, NBC, Pictures, Volume 3

Graphic Novel

Sometimes in school, the smarter you are, the harder is to fit in. Matt Neuenberg has aways felt like an outsider because of his unique gift of memory. Luckily for him, The Company is always in search of those who don’t exactly fit in.



Chuck Kim Interview by Rob
January 11, 2008, 11:12 am
Filed under: .07%, Chuck Kim, General, Graphic Novel, Interview, Writing Staff

Ryan over at Heroes Wiki recently conducted an interview with Heroes writer, Chuck Kim. Kim wrote the episode ‘.07%’. He also authored numerous Heroes Graphic Novels.

In the interview he talks about the writers strike, his work on the show and also the documentary he wrote, Sword Saint.

Here is a snippet from the interview.

And as you said earlier, it’s not fun knowing a spoiler when it’s just a spoiler. It’s more fun to learn things when they’re properly revealed, especially in tantalizing ways. Like that eleventh bride—that’s a very fun reveal! “And I’m certain she’ll find me.”

Like I said, other than the script, I didn’t know what the art was going to look like or anything. It just blew me away. I love the art and I loved the coloring and the very moody blues they used for when he was in the coffin.
Peter did the coloring, too.

Yes. It was amazing. My hat’s off to him. It turned out better than I could have possibly imagined.

Make sure you check out the interview at Heroes Wiki!

Thanks to Ryan for this.

Rob.



I don’t Like Cheerleading Clothes… by Damien
January 8, 2008, 7:08 pm
Filed under: 2008, Blog, General, Hayden Panettiere, Links, Magazine, News

Lucky Magazine

Not the words of me but the words of Hayden Panettiere talking to Lucky Magazine

Hayden Panettiere tells Lucky magazine’s February issue that she lives for those moments off-set of “Heroes” when she can wear something other than a cheerleading outfit! “On the show, I spend most of my time in a cheerleading uniform,” the 18-year-old actress says, “so in real life I like to have a lot more fun with my clothes.” Panettiere plays Claire, the literally invincible cheerleader on NBC’s hit drama series. Describing her style as “very frenetic,” the actress admits her penchant for panoply “changes as quickly as my mood.” But, she confesses, her obsession “about really stunning heels” is perfectly consistent. “I get excited even taking the elevator up to the shoe floor at Bergdorf’s.” Lucky hits newsstands Thursday.

[Boston Herald]



Kristin Speaks… by Damien
January 8, 2008, 6:58 pm
Filed under: 2008, Blog, E!, General, Kristin, Links, News, Spoilers, Volume 3

Samantha in Eugene, Oregon: Any scoop on Heroes? Is Niki coming back?

If you threatened to electrocute me with your lightning powers, I’d say…no. But I’d also tell you that doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of Ali Larter. I’m hearing that the plan as of the last time the writers met up (prestrike) was for Niki to be dead—but for an alter ego to take over. Not Jessica, not the whipped-cream chick from Varsity Blues, and that leaves…come on, you can guess it! It’s someone we’ve seen before. Of course, all that is subject to change due to the current holding pattern.

[Kristin]



Knox Landing… by Damien
January 8, 2008, 6:54 pm
Filed under: 2008, Benjamin Knox, General, Jamie Hector, Links, Magazine, News, Volume 3

Jamie Hector

Jamie Hector has recently sat down with 2 magazines to talk about his new role on Heroes, now we haven’t seen him on Heroes yet but he is in the special Volume 3 preview that aired at the Jules Verne Festival.

These days you’re working on Heroes. That must be very different from working on The Wire…

My character’s name on Heroes is Benjamin Knox Washington. I can’t really disclose much about him, but I can tell you it’s a lot of fun. So many special effects — and it all winds up looking so real. The set is different — it’s warmer outside, obviously — and in Baltimore, since most of us are not from Baltimore, we all hang out and go to dinner after shooting. We’re like a family.

[NY Mag]

How has the writer’s strike affected your career?

Well, actually I shot a couple episodes of “Heroes” that unfortunately have not been seen yet as a result of the strike. Also, I think the writer’s strike’s impact on the award shows will definitely affect some great films. Great movies that aren’t necessarily going to bring in huge audiences at the theaters really rely on things like the Golden Globes to help get the word out. The Great Debaters for example is such a great film and an incredible story that deserves to be acknowledged.

Tell me more about your role on “Heroes.”

My character’s name is Benjamin “Knox” Washington. I can’t say too much about it though.

[LA List]



Pasdar Says Volume 3 Will Be Interesting… by Damien
January 8, 2008, 6:49 pm
Filed under: 2008, Adrian Pasdar, Blog, Buddy TV, General, Links, Pictures, Volume 3

Adrian

Adrian Pasdar spoke to Buddy TV about Volume 3…

NBC’s Heroes took a beating from both critics and fans for its second season. Now that it’s over, many are waiting to see just how the next chapter will turn out, including show star Adrian Pasdar.

“Season 3 is going to be very interesting to see what happens and how they’re able to take the lessons that we’ve learned, and really tell the story that they want to tell without losing an audience,” Pasdar, who plays Nathan Petrelli on Heroes, told Entertainment Weekly. “Because the goal at the end of the day is to have as many people watch the show as you can.”

Reconciling what writers and fans want has proven to be challenging, especially since Heroes is “complex” and has “many layers.”

“It’s not stupid TV, it’s not a reality program,” Adrian Pasdar said. “It actually is complex. There’s many layers to Heroes. [Creator Tim Kring is] not averse to risk-taking, as he has proven in the episodes of season 2.”

The future of the show is not the only thing that’s hanging in the balance. In the second season finale, Pasdar’s Nathan was shot during a press conference, leaving viewers to wonder if he’ll be back in the next season or not.

Fans of Adrian Pasdar need not worry, however, as the 42-year-old actor has several other projects to fall back on. Currently, the musical he co-directed and cowritten is showing at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse. The production is called Atlanta, and revolves around a soldier who dons his enemy’s uniform to survive battle.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do and I’ve never really had the opportunity,” he said of his latest stage work. “Who would come to me to direct musical theater unless I wrote it?”

Additionally, Adrian Pasdar and his wife, Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines, are developing an animated series for Nick, Jr.

“It’s the story of a pig and an English bulldog who become friends. It’s based on a true story that we had at our ranch in Texas,” Pasdar explained to Entertainment Weekly. “We inherited a pig when we bought the ranch, and we had a bulldog that we owned, and putting the two together was like oil and water. But they became friends, and we decided to make a children’s show about the Amazing Adventures of Stella and Ralph.”

[Buddy TV]