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Whos Dead?!?… by Damien
December 4, 2007, 5:02 pm
Filed under: Blog, E!, General, Hiatus, Kristin, Links, Pictures, Season 2, Volume 3, Writers Strike

Kristin over at E! talks about last night…

Now you’ve seen it. Now you know. (And you shouldn’t read another word if you haven’t yet seen last night’s Heroes!)

Our beloved Adrian Pasdar (Nathan), Ali Larter (Niki) and David Anders (Adam) all appeared to be killed off of Heroes tonight, as they were shot, blown up and buried alive.

It reminds me of a line I just heard: “You show me a hero and I’ll show you a dead man.” And funny enough, that line actually was written by Mr. Adrian Pasdar himself, for his new play Atlanta, a Civil War-era musical which is now playing at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Adrian co-wrote and directed Atlanta, and cast his good friend and old Heroes buddy Leonard Roberts (DL) as one of the leading men. (Yes, DL sings! And he’s good!) So I hit the theater of the weekend to chat about the play and ask the money Q: Is Nathan gone for good?

See for yourself what Adrian says in the clip above! Then keep on reading for the scoop on who’s really gone and who’s coming back, in the last Heroes ep we’ll see for a while…

WHAT WE LEARNED

Three Heroes Have Fallen; So Who Will Rise? We all know Claire’s blood can save the world and pretty much everyone in it, so who’ll get the cheerleader injection and come back to the show? Based on what I’m hearing from inside sources, here’s where I’d put my money…

Ali Larter: According to Heroes insiders, Niki is not expected to return to the show. But her devilish alter ego Jessica? Oh yeah, we’ll see her as soon as the show comes back to the beloved airwaves, when the strike is through! At least, that’s the current plan according to sources, who tell me producers had “done all they could do” with Niki. Micah is not gonna be happy.

David Anders: I’d bet my beloved, signed Hiro poster that Hiro’s sworn nemesis will return. (I’ve seen that ’90s flick The Vanishing and know that people can be dug up after being buried alive! Maybe we can even get Kiefer Sutherland to do it like he did fer Nancy Travis!) Sources tell me that the current plan is for Adam Monroe to be back to torment our favorite squinty teleporter, i.e. the “carp.”

Adrian Pasdar: I’ve heard the production and writing staff is somewhat split as to whether Nathan should return to the show when the show returns. Allow me to be the first to say WTF? Heroes without the brothers would be like Prison Break or Brothers & Sisters without the brothers: i.e., a waste of time! Surely Claire’s blood can save her own father, right?!

From reader Gerald: “How did Claire’s blood fix HRG’s glasses? Is there a Lenscrafters at Primatech?” Ha.

Peter’s powers (picked a peck of pickled peppers?) How great is Milo Ventimiglia mixing up electricity, radiation, telekinesis, teleportation and mind-reading? If Volume III: Villains is about Peter v. Sylar: SIGN ME UP!

Did anyone else sense a little Elle-Mohinder chemistry? Matt, don’t look now, but you might have some competition to be!

Instant post-ep spec on the Internet that HRG is the one who shot Nathan; as his side of his deal with the Company to protect Claire & Co.

What happens when Micah becomes a sad little kid with no parents and a lot of power?

WHAT LIES AHEAD

Books? Knitting circles? Jenga? Sock-drawer reorganization?

As you may have heard, this is the last Heroes we’ll get until the bad thing (strike ends), so we’ll have to find some other way to bide our time!

You who live in Los Angeles can always go and visit two possibly dead guys (nooooo) over at Adrian and Leonard’s new musical, Atlanta.

[Kristin at E!]

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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… by Damien
November 15, 2007, 12:17 am
Filed under: Blog, Finale, General, Links, NBC, Season 2, Spoilers, Writers Strike

Here is the Sypnosis for the mid season/season finale and boy does it sound awesome! (Highlight to Read)…

IT’S HERO VS. HERO AS THE SERIES’ “VOLUME II: GENERATIONS” COMES TO AN EXPLOSIVE, BLOODY FINISH — Deep below Primatech Paper in Odessa, TX, Peter’s (Milo Ventimiglia) reunion with Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) turns violent when the brothers, Matt (Greg Grunberg) and Hiro (Masi Oka) all clash thanks to Adam (David Anders) and his pursuit of the deadly Shanti Virus. After watching his heroic cousin captured by a street gang, Micah (Noah Gray-Cabey) turns to the one person who can help him save Monica (Dana Davis) — his mom (Ali Larter). Meanwhile, Maya (Dania Ramirez) tragically learns how much of a monster Sylar (Zachary Quinto) really is during his kidnapping of Molly (Adair Tishler) and Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy). Meanwhile, Elle (Kristen Bell) decides to play hero to get back into her father’s (Stephen Tobolowsky) good graces. Jack Coleman, James Kyson Lee and Hayden Panettiere also star.

Source: NBC



Greg Chats to Buddy… by Damien
November 8, 2007, 12:52 am
Filed under: Article, Blog, Buddy TV, General, Greg Grunberg, Interview, Season 2, Writers Strike, Writing Staff

Greg Grunberg recently sat down with BuddyTV to chat about the Writers Strike and about the show…

First off, I just want to ask, the writers’ strike is fresh in everyone’s minds. I’m wondering, how is that affecting Heroes and the production?

Well, it’s interesting, we got a really early jump on the season, the writers did at least, we were way ahead which is a really good thing for awhile. But as you know in TV, as soon as the episodes start airing, it quickly catches up to you. We had a couple extra scripts but now we’re pretty much caught up and I hope this thing gets resolved very quickly because we all want to get back to work. We’re still shooting, but we have another couple weeks and then we go down because the writers don’t have any finished. You know, they have, basically a break-down and some outlines of the next few scripts, but nothing complete enough for us to keep shooting. It’s frustrating because we’ve been

With your character this season, I was at least interested in because your character exhibits the same powers as his father, and that’s not always the case with some of the heroes and parents and their children, and I’m wondering if that’s an issue that gets addressed later in the season?

It does, and you know, you don’t really know if my father is running scared, I mean, he mentions it. First of all, let’s give a HUGE shout out to Alan Blumenfeld who played my father on Felicity, he was so incredible on that show, and then I know personally how deep and scary he can be in other things he’s done, so I went to Tim Kring and I said, “You HAVE to read Alan Blumenfeld,” and he knew his work of course, Alan’s been on a million things, but when they brought him in, it was like: boom, done. So, I’m so happy to be working with him, and I think it’s really interesting that a guy like my character, there’s so many secrets, he doesn’t know what the hell is going on.

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