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Michael Ausiello and Dummy… by Damien
October 6, 2007, 3:23 am
Filed under: Ask Ausiello, Blog, Discussion, General, Links, Pictures, Season 2


I just saw this photo on Michael Ausiellos Official Website and I am wondering what the hell is going on here it was from the Heroes Set.

Heroes is the Next Halo?… by Damien
October 1, 2007, 5:00 am
Filed under: Blog, Discussion, General, List, Season 2

My buddy Jon Lachonis over at Buddy TV reported on an interesting point that Heroes Premiere wasn’t as big as all expected compared to Bionic Woman so the question is…do you agree?…

One possible explanation for Heroes’ reduced numbers is the fact that the shows target demo, young men between the age of 18 and 34, where standing in line at Walmarts around the country for their chance to buy the newly minted Halo 3.

The video game consumer market is very much the same bunch of consumers that would be expected to be glued to their TV sets awaiting Heroes’ triumphant return.   Thankfully for them, most of them have Tivo and there is only one chance at getting Halo on opening day.  Heroes brand wranglers identifies this market so readily that the UbiSoft game based on the series has been put on the fast track.

Halo 3 sold over $170m worth of units in the first 24 hours, many of them to lines of fans who had been waiting all day for the games midnight debut.  Every one of them a potential Heroes fan. The DVR numbers have not gone public for Heroes just yet, but it is safe to assume there was some kind of impact on Heroes viewer ship since the markets are parallel in their range of interests.

The true impact of the Halo 3 release can be gauged by next weeks numbers when Heroes returns with its second episode of the season, “Lizards.”  If the Halo effect had impact, the numbers should be considerably up.  If not, then the lingering disappointment over the rush to resolution in Heroes first season finale may have to be re-examined.

Larry King… by Damien
April 28, 2007, 1:26 pm
Filed under: Blog, Cast, Chat Show, Discussion, General, Larry King, Links, NBC, Video, Youtube

Thanks to Spoiler TV for video…

Heroes Mentioned on Colbert Show… by Damien
April 26, 2007, 7:21 pm
Filed under: Blog, Colbert Report, Comedy Central, Discussion, General, Links, Pictures, Season 1, Video

Thanks to 9th Wonders for this link to Colbert Report talking about Heroes…

Click Picture for Video

Beaming Beeman .07%… by Damien
April 25, 2007, 2:46 pm
Filed under: .07%, Article, Blog, Discussion, General, Greg Beeman, Links, NBC, News, Pictures, Season 1, Writing Staff

Theres a new edition out on the Greg Beeman blog about the previous episode and the wrap party…theres some awesome pictures on there as well below is a excerpt from the post made by the writer…

One thing that always gets confusing on HEROES, is when there’s one scene that ends an episode and begins the next. Because we have two directors, two cinematographers, two assistant directors and sometimes two completely different crews this can get confusing. This episode was REALLY confusing. Episode 18, if you remember, ended with Peter entering Suresh’s room to discover Suresh on the ceiling and Sylar behind him. Sylar TK’s him (i.e. “telekinetically throws” him) against the wall starts to cut open his skull and we end. This episode overlaps all that again and then continues on into the fight. We’re always running experiments on how to most efficiently shoot these kinds of scenes. On this one we ran the experiment of having Kevin Bray, last episodes’ director, and Adam standing side by side on the same set, each simultaneously shooting the pieces they needed. Long story short, we won’t run that experiment again. Both guys were great and got along, but they had different ideas about how to stage and shoot the scene and what angles were needed in each episode. Nobody was wrong, but it resulted in double work rather than half work.

As you can tell this is a complex scene. Sendhil was in a harness, hoisted up onto the ceiling. Sylar is thrown back, Peter is pinned to the wall feet off the ground. A special kudos to the VFX crew for the sequence where shards of glass are levitated and then thrown at Peter. The digital glass looked amazing. There were many discussions about this, because this is the kind of sequence that can be unclear. The moment where a big shard of digital glass slams into an invisible guy, who then becomes un-invisible revealing Peter, is a moment that troubled me. Making sure that this moment is both visually exciting and that the story is being clearly told is complicated.

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Evening with Heroes… by Damien
April 24, 2007, 11:02 pm
Filed under: Blog, Cast, Discussion, General, Links, Pictures, Season 1, Writing Staff


Yesterday with an Evening with the Cast of Heroes and thanks to the person who emailed me these so I thought I would share some of the pictures from the event…

Is NBC Spoiling Heroes for Others?!?… by Damien
April 23, 2007, 3:33 pm
Filed under: Article, Blog, Discussion, General, Links, NBC, News, Season 1

Thanks to the Boston Herald for this interesting insight to someone who recieved a screener from NBC…

“Heroes” swoops in to save NBC’s prime-time lineup, but the show has already lost a key battle to its most fearsome foe.
Tim Kring’s drama about ordinary people endowed with extraordinary powers (returning Monday at 9 on WHDH, Ch. 7) has been sabotaged by the network’s promotions department.
If you’ve seen any of the commercials trumpeting Monday’s episode – the first of the final five, leading up to the season finale – you’ve already seen the biggest shock of the evening.
Given that the screener came with warnings worthy of a Homeland Security memo, NBC’s spoiler-sport attitude seems suicidal.

The big question is, as always, who dies in this unpredictable series?
Two good guys bite it in this episode, but only one death is permanent.
Hey, I’m being more subtle than NBC.
The pace, as always, is intense. Sylar (Zachary Quinto) attempts to telekinetically slice Peter’s (Milo Ventimiglia) skull open to steal his powers. Elsewhere, HRG (Jack Coleman) manages to tap into Matt’s (Greg Grunberg) telepathic powers for a daring escape attempt.

Linderman (Malcolm McDowell) zeroes in on Niki/Jessica’s (Ali Larter) son Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey). He continues to tempt Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) with the trappings of power so he will go along with his scheme to destroy half of New York – or, as Linderman notes, .07 percent of the world’s population (and hence the episode title, “.07 %”).
“Come on, that’s an acceptable loss by anyone’s count,” Linderman says.
People “trust fear,” he says. “This tragedy will be a catalyst for good, for change. Out of the ashes, humanity will find a common goal, a united sense of hope, couched in a united sense of fear.”

Given that “Heroes” is marketed to comic book geeks, if I were NBC, I’d be worried that writer Alan Moore and his attorneys were taking notes. The master plot bears a striking resemblance to the climax of Moore’s landmark 1986 graphic novel “Watchmen,” which may yet make it to the big screen someday.
I’d warn NBC, but methinks the network is too busy spoiling its own show.

‘Heroes’ worship… by Damien
April 23, 2007, 3:20 pm
Filed under: Article, Behind the Scenes, Blog, Discussion, General, Links, NBC, News, Season 1

Of course tonight is the return but the Baltimore Sun posted a little article well its big if you read it and its all about the appeal of Heroes far from the TV i.e the way they have appealed to the Internet following with storylines and inside storys…

That kind of excitement and loyalty makes Heroes by far the hottest new series of the network season. Starring a cast led by Masi Oka and Hayden Panettiere, it tells the story of seemingly ordinary young people who discover that they possess extraordinary powers – and set out to save the world. Still in its first season, the show attracts a weekly average of 14.8 million viewers.

What really sets Heroes apart from its competition, however, is a slew of online extras, including an Internet comic strip featuring its characters. And while the TV series went on hiatus, its comic strip did not. So great is the success of the drama’s on-air and online components – blending old media and new – that some analysts are calling the show a model for TV in the Internet age.

“The popularity of Heroes as a prime-time TV series is impressive enough in its own right, but I think the big story, the stroke of brilliance, is the way that NBC married the interactivity of online graphic novels with television,” says Dianne Lynch, new media expert and dean of communications at Ithaca College.

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