Are spoilers an endangered species? Blogger Impudent Strumpet (love the Brave New World reference!) says that Gmail should avoid showing you any preview text for emails that include spoilers. Will your RSS reader one day shield you from the mere possibility of being spoiled? Better get the goods while you can, I say. The goods, in this case, include some new Star Trek pics, and another little clue as to the identity of the final Cylon on Battlestar Galactica. And another Lost set report. Plus there are spoilers for Transformers 2, Smallville, Heroes, Fringe, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Life On Mars and Eleventh Hour. Get your spoilers now, before Google takes them away! Star Trek: More pics from J.J. Abrams' journey back to the origins of the U.S.S. Enterprise crew, this time from Empire Magazine. And Abrams addresses the cheese factor, particularly as it relates to the costumes:
For me, the costumes were a microcosm of the entire project, which was how to take something that's kind of silly and make it feel real. But how do you make legitimate those near-primary color costumes? How do you make legitimate the pointy ears and the bowl haircut? It's ridiculous and as potentially clichéd as it gets. How do you watch Galaxy Quest and then go make a Star Trek movie?
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: Sort of a minor spoiler. But the movie's stars have wrapped filming, and now Michael Bay is doing "second unit" filming in Paris, including some shots of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. We already knew Sam's parents vacation in Paris, which is mostly represented by someplace in Pennsylvania. It sounds like the Paris stuff is somewhat significant. [TFW2005] Battlestar Galactica: Want to know who the final Cylon isn't? It's definitely not President Roslin. At least, Roslin is definitely not in the BSG TV movie, "The Plan," which features the Cylon point of view on events during the show's run. And I'm guessing it'll include that unknown Cylon. Actor Mary McDonnell tells EW that Roslin's story "is not going to be explored further in the movie." (Of course, if you believe Ron Moore, Roslin can't be the final Cylon anyway, because she's in that "Last Supper" picture. Speaking of which, I was staring at that picture just now, and it occured to me: the last Cylon is sitting between Saul Tigh and Lee Adama. What character has ties to both Tigh and Apollo?) [EW] Fringe: The Dec. 2 episode, "Safe," ends with a major cliffhanger. The team is investigating a series of super-weird robberies, and then one "major player" on the team gets kidnapped. (Does this mean regressed to baby-hood and then taken prisoner?) [EW again] Heroes: More electro-sex on the way! Elle (Kristen Bell) does that thing of dumping her surplus electricity into someone again in an upcoming episode. But this time, the lucky capacitor is a dude, and the zapping has "distinctly sexual overtones." (You mean the business with Elle and Claire didn't?) Also, in the upcoming flashback episode, we'll discover that Matt Parkman used to be buddies with some villains, including one major baddie. [Spoiler Geeks] Lost: Lost was filming another scene at the Santa Rosa Mental Institute, where Hurley spent a good stretch of time after returning from the island. Hurley is sitting on a bench and painting, when Locke rolls up in a wheelchair and talks to him. Hurley freaks out. He jumps up and asks the orderly, Susie, if he's really talking to a guy in a wheelchair. She says yes, he's really there. Hurley sits back down and they talk some more. Locke gestures at someone over his shoulder — either someone in the mysterious black sedan with California plates, or Abaddon, who seems to be standing nearby. (Or rather, his stand-in was, during this session.) Locke says something, and Hurley jumps up and shouts, "What? Don't you know? He's evil!" (Referring to Ben? Or Abaddon?) Then Hurley jams his fingers in his ears and says, "I'm not hearing this! This is not happening!" Then he tells Susie he's ready to go back now, and she takes him by the arm and leads him back into the hospital, leaving Locke behind. [Lyly Ford] Another Locke scene: Abaddon wheels Locke to a grave, in the same cemetary that was Anthony Cooper's "not quite final resting place" in season two. Locke and Abaddon have an intense conversation by the graveside, and then Abaddon wheels Locke back towards the car, a blue four-door sedan. Abaddon loads Locke's wheelchair into the trunk, but then shots ring out and Abaddon is hit. [Hawaii Weblog] We already reported that Abaddon and Charles Widmore have some hospital scenes together in season five. The prevailing theory is that Widmore is dying, and implores Abaddon to find that health-restoring island before it's too late for him. [EW] Smallville: Clark kisses either Lana or Lois, in the twelfth episode of the current season. [EW again] Here's the official description of episode nine, "Abyss":
Brainiac begins removing Chloe’s (Allison Mack) memories one by one until the only person she remembers is Davis (Sam Witwer). Clark (Tom Welling) realizes the only way to stop Brainiac from taking over Chloe’s mind is to rebuild the Fortress and ask Jor-El to heal her.
[OSCK] Eleventh Hour: This oh-no-not-science show put out a new casting call. Episode 10, "Miracle," deals with a community in St. Cloud, MN, where the local drinking water is making gravely ill people miraculously well... or much, much sicker. Among the characters is a sexy cancer doctor, Veronica Reeves, and Matthew Kaplan, a cancer specialist who's an old friend of Dr. Hood and plays by his own rules. There's also the hospital administrator, Helen Cole. We also meet Tim Hertle, a hospital maintenance man who's also sergeant-at-arms of the White Citizens Party. He stockpiles weapons and explosives and is "the next American terrorist among us." He's planning an attack on the U.S. government buildings in Minneapolis. Helping him is maintenance worker Ben Harris, who was kicked out of the Army when he refused to follow orders from a non-white recruit squad leader. And then there's Travis Dobbs, a working class property owner who discovers that the spring on his property contains water that may cure cancer — so he decides to swindle sick people. Another working class character is Daniel Harris, a single father whose son has cancer. His son, Nicky Harris, has a miraculous recovery. [SpoilerTV] Life On Mars: Here are some pics from the sixth episode, "Tuesday's Dead." Featuring some KKK guys and a mysterious gunman. Could it be Tim Hertle? [SpoilerTV]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles: One of the show's main characters is keeping a huge secret. (And yeah, I know that's annoyingly vague.) [EW] Additional reporting by Katharine Duckett.