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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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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.



Milo Chats to Mr Media… by Damien
January 8, 2008, 6:36 pm
Filed under: 2008, Blog, General, Interview, Links, Milo Ventimiglia

Milo - Heroes

Milo recently sat down with Mr Media to talk about Heroes and some other stuff…

ANDELMAN: We have to talk about “Heroes,” of course, don’t we? We can’t take live calls today, so I did the next best thing, and I solicited questions from friends of mine and fans of yours.

VENTIMIGLIA: Alright.

ANDELMAN: So these are coming from a few places here. Let’s start with this question from DigDog: “Did the writers’ strike hobble the show by forcing producers to end any of the story lines prematurely?”

VENTIMIGLIA: I don’t think it hobbled us so much as it cut us short. The writers’ strike was one of those unfortunate things that stops production. Beyond the strike, you can’t write anything new. You can only produce what’s been written. We basically ran out of material. I think the producers, it was their intent to give some kind of a wrap-up to what became a very short season just so that people weren’t left with too many questions. In my opinion, it was a good thing to do to, hopefully, tie up a couple loose ends, and we leave people wanting a little bit more.

ANDELMAN: This second season got hit by some criticism early on that it was taking too long to get to the meat. And then it seemed like those last couple weeks, the critics and the fans may have come around a little bit.

VENTIMIGLIA: Yeah, they did. We had some problems early on, still working out problems toward the end, but I know the show started to get back to that same feeling, that same sentiment that we all worked very hard for. But it’s one of those things. You just gotta understand that a season is long. You’re making usually 24 episodes, so I think when there’s a little bit of a delay, there’s not that instant, rewarding scene or moment or episode, and people get impatient. So it’s finding that balance between giving and getting.

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Volume 3 Will Be Awesome… by Damien
December 4, 2007, 4:04 pm
Filed under: Blog, Cast, General, Interview, Links, NBC, Pictures, Season 2, Sylar, Tim Kring, TV Guide, Volume 3, Writers Strike

Villains

TV Guide sat down with Tim Kring after the finale and spoke about Volume 3 “Viillains” and said theres alot more to come…

Tim Kring had an exclusive interview with TV Guide discussing the Generations Finale (Powerless). Kring says that the fates of Niki and Nathan have not been decided and are up in the air, while Sylar (Zachary Quinto) will now return for Volume 3.

Initially Quinto was supposed to miss most of the Vol. 3 production because of his role in the new JJ Abrams Star Trek, but the writer’s strike delaying Vol. 3 allowed for the re-write to have Sylar return earlier than expected.

Additionally, Kring mentions that Vol. 3 will have a “legion” of villains that will possibly join forces against the Heroes.

Here are the details:

The fate of Nathan, who was shot during a TV press conference, and of Niki, who may have died in an abandoned building explosion, are “up in the air and will be determined when we come back after the strike,” Kring says. “Things are fairly dire for them both.” Immortal Adam was teleported by Hiro (Masi Oka) into a coffin buried in the same Japanese cemetery where his father Kaito (George Takei), who was slain by Adam, is also buried. “It’s poetic justice to have Adam end up in the same graveyard as Kaito,” Kring notes. “We’ve given the audience no reason to believe that Adam can figure a way to get out of there. The fact that he can live forever makes this the most gruesome of internments. If this happened to any of us, at least we’d know we’d soon have the mercy of death. Not here.”

Witchy, bitchy Elle, who wound up saving the lives of Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy), Maya (Dania Ramirez) and little Molly (Adair Tishler), clearly sparked when Mohinder called her a hero. “Kristen Bell gave us the perfect reaction in that scene,” Kring says. “For a moment there, Elle sees she’s been given an opportunity to use her powers in a good way. And she absolutely likes the sound of that word ‘hero.'” Not to worry. There are plenty more baddies coming after the writers’ strike concludes. In fact, the title of Volume 3 — “Villains” — says it all.

“We’ve introduced a cadre of them over the course of the show and we’re going to see them rise up,” Kring says. “Just as the heroes have found each other to save the world, the villains will do the same with the opposite intent.” And their numbers may be legion. “The Company has catalogued many of these people over the years. There may be more of them down in that basement than we have alluded to so far.”

Will Sylar (Zachary Quinto) be their ringleader? After being electro-zapped by Elle, Mister Eyebrows escaped to a back alley and skeevily injected himself with Claire’s (Hayden Panettiere) blood. Then, in a wicked salute to Popeye, he telekinetically grabbed a can of spinach and said, “I’m back!”

“Sylar getting his power back does not bode well for our heroes,” says Kring, who admits there is one upside to the writers’ strike: Originally, Quinto was not going to be available for much of Volume 3 because of his commitment to the new Star Trek film. Now, with the strike dragging on, he’ll likely be done playing young Spock by the time Heroes returns to production.

[TV Guide]



Powerless Cast Interviews… by Damien
November 29, 2007, 4:19 am
Filed under: Blog, Cast, General, Interview, Links, Season 2, Video, Youtube


Keito Coming Back?… by Damien
November 17, 2007, 6:49 pm
Filed under: Death, Episodes, General, George Takei, iF Magazine, Interview, Links, Magazine, Pictures, Season 2

George Takei

George Takei recently sat with iF Magazine to talk about Heroes and his maybe impending return!…

iF: Did they at least let you know that you would be returning for season two?

TAKEI: Yes I did know that. However, before filming on season two began I got a phone call from Tim Kring. He used a phrase, “you might think this is a grim reaper call” and I thought “uh-oh.” Then he said that I would be surprised by the first script I would get. He wanted to alert me and didn’t want me to learn via the Internet or some other buzz. He told me I would “see a scene that would open my eyes, but that nothing on HEROES is what it seems on the surface” and he was right.

iF: I saw that you were going to be coming back in the upcoming episode.

TAKEI: Yes. I will be heard from a great deal more. [Laughs]

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Jack Sits with Buddy… by Damien
November 15, 2007, 12:13 am
Filed under: Blog, Buddy TV, General, Interview, Jack Coleman, Links, Pictures, Season 2

Jack Coleman

Jack Coleman recently sat down with Buddy TV to talk about Heroes, his Character and the Strike!…

And is there any knowledge of, “If the strike lasts until this long, you’ll come back in the spring” or are you off until the summer?

It’s very hard to tell. Here’s my best guess based on all those rumors and innuendo that I’ve been able to collect from all the different sources, my guess is if the strike gets solved to the point where we can go back to work in January and there’s almost no scenario that has us going back sooner than that, then I think we’ll finish up the season if not 24 [episodes], then a significant portion of the season. If by January it’s not over, it’s not solved, there’s not hope of getting back into production, then the whole thing will very likely push until June or something. As I said, this is complete speculation. I’m not really anymore in the know on this than anyone else. It’s very confusing, it’s very uncertain and we’re hoping it gets resolved soon. It’s not fun for anybody.

Definitely. And a lot of the fans watching have their own questions about: “What’s going on with this character?” or “I wonder what this means in the mythology of the show.” And are there any questions that you have that the writers haven’t answered that you’re just dying to know: “What does this mean. What’s going on with this?”

Well you know it’s such an interesting time right now because earlier in the season I did, I had a lot of questions as to what was happening. A lot of those questions have been answered. And I can’t, without being too spoilerific, I can’t really reveal them now. But I will say that most of my questions have been answered and I think what you’re going to see before long is people coming together and having to work together to save the world, to save themselves. I think you’re going to see more of the characters working in concert, and that includes the bad guys.

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