Tons of movie spoilers today, including new G.I. Joe character pics, a Star Trek cameo, Transformers scatology, and Dragonball video. Plus major spoilers for Dollhouse, Sarah Connor, Lost, Heroes, Supernatural, Chuck and Smallville. Spoiler epiphany!
The toy movie released a bunch of "identification cards," which include images of characters you haven't seen before. Wait, there's a character called The Doctor, but he's not played by Chrisopher Eccleston?? Way more pics at the link. [Hisstank via Slashfilm]
There will be a tribble. Really! And there's another surprise, which is top secret. (The question I have is, how can you have just one tribble?) [L.A. Times]
Soon we'll see our first glimpse of the film during the Superbowl, but some toy fair attendees saw some "animatics" already. And apparently Devastator, the "Constructicon" made out of five construction vehicles, is amazing. "The mixing drum in his chest becomes a massive turbine grinder. It creates a turbine effect, sucking everything in Devastator's path up, and spitting it out of his back." (Does that mean Devastator's superpower is chewing up his enemies and then pooping them?)
Also, Wheelie is definitely a remote-controlled car. A ton of Decepticon drones, like Frenzy, will wreak havoc in the Witwicky house. Captain Lennox gets some "serious action" against the Decepticons, with helicopter support. And finally, Sam fights for his life against Alice, the chick who's a robot in disguise, with the tongue and the tentacle and stuff, on top of a car. [IESB]
Is it a spoiler to say there are no Dinobots in this movie? Well, there aren't any. [MTV]
After we interviewed director Alex Proyas, the studio sent us some new stills from this numerological-apocalyptic thriller. Here they are in high resolution versions.
Don't worry about how the audience will connect with a character who's a blank slate, in Joss Whedon's new show. Boyd, the "handler" who oversees the mindwiped Echo, is our way into the story and we feel his concern for her. We also learn, in the first episode, how Clare Saunders, the scarred doctor, feels about the mind-blanked "Actives." And we see lots of interactions between Boyd and Topher, who's the show's "Xander," except that he's an amoral asshole. [Pie Spoilers via Whedonesque]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
What's up next with this whole time-jumping business? "We are going to get to see all these people we love, and we're not allowed to interact with them," says Elizabeth Mitchell. [UGO]
Fans scanned all of the pictures of that luggage and crap on a beach from the recent filming, and noticed a life preserver. So maybe it's from a boat crash, not a plane crash? And there's a box with the word "Besixdouze" on it, which is the name of Danielle Rousseau's boat. [Hawaii Weblog]
Rebecca Mader answers fans' questions, and it sounds like Charlotte may not be going anywhere after all. Also, her solution to the time-travel sickness may have to do with the fact that she's been on the island before, and it's part of her "birthright." [E! Online]
In episode 5x14, we'll meet a prim aristocrat named Sophie, who's resourceful and does what it takes to protect her family. [SpoilersLost]
Some leaks from an alleged inside source: Two new characters will accompany the O6 back to the island. We'll see another crash. We'll see Ms. Hawking inside the Lamppost station. Sawyer has to lie, and everyone's safety depends on it, especially his own. Someone we've met will turn out to be Ethan's mother. [SpoilersLost]
I don't think we've featured these episode descriptions yet, for episodes 3x15 and 3x16:
"Trust And Blood": Following a chain of unexpected events, our Heroes are on the run from their latest adversary and one of their own, Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar). After Matt (Greg Grunberg) paints a series of prophetic images, the tragic fate of someone close to him is revealed. Elsewhere, Sylar (Zachary Quinto) continues his search for his father and encounters a young outcast (guest star Dan Byrd) with information and an ability of his own.
"Building 26." Nathan’s (Adrian Pasdar) plans face exposure as Homeland Security begins an investigation under direct orders from the President of the United States. Sylar (Zachary Quinto) and Luke (guest Dan Byrd) embark on a road trip to find Sylar’s father, but are secretly being hunted by Nathan’s agents. Life gets complicated for the Bennet family as Claire (Hayden Panettiere) goes into action to protect a young man with abilities (guest star Justin Baldoni) from being captured by HRG (Jack Coleman). Elsewhere, Matt’s (Greg Grunberg) prophetic images lead Hiro (Masi Oka) and Ando (James Kyson Lee) to India and a mysterious ally comes to the aid of our Heroes.
I swear to god, at first I thought it said, "Nathan's pants face exposure." [Heroes The Series]
Claire and Nathan were filming a scene where Nathan gets all grabby and keeps putting his hands on her in a really weird way. Plus Nathan looks really trashy with his sunglasses and his loosened tie. I know he's a bad guy, but isn't he also a United States Senator? Or was that last week? [X17]
Remember that episode we mentioned where Sam and Dean discover there's a comic book about their lives? Producer Sera Gamble spills more details:
The episode starts out dizzyingly meta: Sam and Dean discover a book series called Supernatural, about the adventures of two demon-hunting brothers named Sam and Dean. Every detail is spot-on. Obviously, this is deeply alarming to them. Julie Siege wrote the episode, and she was very even-handed, in that she managed to take hilarious jabs at the writers, the fans and the boys. The story eventually twists in an unexpected direction that's more grounded and substantial — it's not just an amusing exercise.
Also, we'll learn more about how Sam feels about his parents, and it's likely we'll see Sam interact with his mom. And there's more to come about Ruby, her attitude change, and her relationship with Sam. [TV Guide]
The marriage of Chloe and Jimmy may not last much longer, in the face of all the challenges they're confronting. Also, "something exciting will happen" around episode 20 or 21. (Really??) Apparently, it's almost as cool as Lex coming back. [SpoilerGeeks]
Tricia Helfer will show up as Special Agent Alex Forrest in the show's March 9 episode. [Tricia-Helfer]
Meanwhile, here's what happens in episode 2x15, "Chuck Vs. The Beefcake":
Chuck (Zachary Levi) breaks up with Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) after Ellie’s (Sarah Lancaster) urging, but jealousy strikes when Sarah must seduce a handsome agent in order to retrieve Fulcrum intelligence. Morgan (Joshua Gomez) deals with his mother’s relationship with Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) by crashing at Chuck’s apartment much to Ellie and Awesome’s chagrin. Meanwhile, Jeff (Scott Krinsky) and Lester (Vik Sahay) talk their way into hiring the new Buy More employee but decide to search for the “Buy More Babe.”
When 100,000 Kryptonians visit Earth, we'll really learn just how special Superman is, because it's not just the powers, it's the man. And eventually, all those extra Kryptonians will be going and setting up their own colony on another planet. (But it'l take forever to get the stains off the sofa cushions.) And their presence affects every corner of the DC Universe. Meanwhile, there's a new race that challenges the Amazons, and a new character called the Olympian challenges Wonder Woman's place in the world. [Newsarama]
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.