Just how many Scotty/McCoy cliches will turn up in Star Trek? It's a spoiler. There are also new Wolverine ads, a Pandorum pic and Riddick/Green Hornet descriptions. Plus major Dollhouse, Lost, Fringe and Supernatural spoilers!
Scriptwriters Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtman hint that all your favorite Trek cliches will be in the movie. Like, there'll be some version of McCoy saying "Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a _______." And Scotty will struggle against the laws of physics. And some kind of "insult fight" between McCoy and Spock. And as you already knew, Kirk's cheating on the Kobayashi Maru scenario is in there too. But the writers wanted to include the start of Kirk's relationship with Carol Marcus and couldn't work it in there. So that's for another movie. [Sci Fi Wire]
A new promo photo from this spooky spaceship movie features Antje Traue, Cung Le and Ben Foster hanging out on a beam. [Cinemablend]
The next Riddick movie will be less fantasy-oriented and more down and dirty, sources say. Here's what we know:
A bounty hunter/space pirate type of story line is expected.
The film will have a capped budget of around $35 million.
Expect an official announcement about the new film after FAST & FURIOUS opens big on April 3.
Star Seth Rogen says this film won't feature Michel Gondry's famous style of home-made special effects, because Gondry doesn't want to repeat himself. And the script still focuses on the relationship between the Green Hornet and his more famous sidekick Kato, but now has a greater scope. Rogen and cowriter Evan Goldberg were resisting doing an origin story, but now they've decided to embrace it and have fun with it. [Sci Fi Wire]
It's not just Echo, Victor and Sierra who "wake up" in the Dollhouse with their original memories intact, in next week's episode, "Needs." It's also November (aka Mellie) and someone named Mike. They start to question what they're doing there, and who's in control of this whole deal. They also start to remember more about their original lives, and November reveals she left behind someone very important when she entered the Dollhouse. [E! Online]
When Echo suddenly told Paul Ballard that someone "on the inside" was helping him, was that another head-fake from Adelle, or a real message? Joss Whedon says it's okay to wonder that, but "for now, I'd take it at face value." [TV Guide]
Also, here's what happens in episode 9, "Spy In The House Of Love":
When a traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse, Echo (Eliza Dushku) is programmed as a spy hunter to uncover the culprit.
Oh, and there are some pics — including a swordfight with Victor. Dude! [Fox]
There's some speculation that the bookstore scene featuring the Doctor and "Verity Newman" was filmed on a Saturday, before the show's actors had even had a chance to read through the new scripts, because actor Jessica Hynes was only available to film on that one day before she had to fly to New York for another acting gig. In other words, Hynes may have a cameo in the final specials, not a huge role. [Doctor Who Forum]
Fans observed the filming of some upcoming scenes. There were tons of gun-wielding extras at Papailoa Beach, aka Police Beach. And Kate, Sawyer, Juliet, Daniel and Young Charlotte were filming a scene at the Submarine Museum, which has stood in for the inside of the Others' Submarine, the Galaga. The scene involved some kind of fight in which Sawyer ended up beaten and bloody. And finally, a ton of extras were playing Others in scenes set in the jungle, possibly at the construction of the Swan station, or a return to the Temple. [SpoilersLost]
Elizabeth Mitchell says Jack and Juliet have very few scenes together, coming up, but they do have a handful of "rich and full" moments. [TV Guide]
The show's April 7 episode is about an "Observer," with a definite question-mark. The bald child is silent and empathic, and never eats or pees. But the kid's weird peccadillos may be explainable by perfectly reasonable science, and it doesn't have to be a mini-Observer. On the other hand, it probably is. [E! Online]
Dr. William Bell will be formally identified in the season finale, but that may not be the first time we see him. [TV Guide]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
The fact that Brian Austin Green has been cast in a new pilot, Body Politic, doesn't mean he's definitely leaving the Terminator show. It's just a fall-back position in case T:SCC gets canceled, say insiders. His Politic role could get re-cast. [SF Universe]
The show's writers answered more fan questions. In particular, we haven't seen the last of Luke or Doyle. There will be a gay/bisexual character on the show. And we'll see more of Claire and Nathan's relationship when they hang out in Mexico together, in Monday's episode. (We ran some set pics from the Mexico sequence a while back, but I'm too lazy to find them.) [Comic Book Resources via Heroes Television]
In an upcoming episode, there's a huge fight in a hotel room, including a chair covered with blood, says Greg Grunberg. [E! Online]
Writer Bryan Fuller clarified in the episode commentary on "Cold Snap" that Tracy is definitely not dead, and that scene in the garage is the catalyst for her becoming a leader of the good guys in season four. [The ODI]
The "Ghostfacers" will be back in tomorrow's episode, where Dean and Sam get lost in an alternate world. Dean and Sam call on the Ghostfacers for help, because they're "the two most reliable ghost-hunters in all of ghost-hunterdom," says actor A.J. Buckley. The Ghostfacers don't help Dean and Sam get back to reality — they're more like "goofy shamans" who are well-intentioned. But Dean and Sam and Ed and Harry never see eye-to-eye. [TV Guide]
Jim Beaver, who plays Bobby, told Eyecon that both Dean and Sam will have upcoming scenes with Bobby where they cry. And Bobby's only scene in the season finale is at the start of the episode, but it's similar in feeling — if not in storyline — to "All Hell Breaks Loose Part 2." [Dean_Sam]
According to a new casting call, in season two we'll see a flashback to 1935, when Lorena hires a pretty but drunk chorus girl to tapdance for Bill. [SpoilerTV]
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.