Director McG explains what got cut to get Terminator Salvation its PG-13 rating. And Damon Lindelof says what answers we won't get on Lost. Plus three Dollhouse clips. Oh, and Star Trek! And Heroes. Spoilers!
The first screenings of this film have happened, which means it's time for more spoilers. Marcus (Sam Worthington) actually carries the movie - his friends Kyle Reese and Star get captured by Skynet, so Marcus is determined to rescue them. He hooks up with Blair, who takes him to John Connor. Marcus eventually convinces John Connor to help with a rescue attempt at Skynet's base... but Connor is led into a trap. Marcus has to confront the truth of who and what he really is. Linda Hamilton has a voice cameo and Arnold Schwarzenegger makes an appearance. [Ain't It Cool]
And in case it wasn't already clear, Austrian bodybuilder Roland Kickinger plays the T-800, with Arnold Schwarzenegger's face digitally pasted on. [Houston Chronicle]
Here's another poster showing a character with metal claws against his head, this time Marcus Wright. [Worst Previews]
And finally, McG explains exactly what got cut to get the film a PG-13 rating: a shot of Marcus stabbing a thug in the shoulder with a screwdriver. And that's it. (There was the Moon Bloodgood topless scene, too, but he decided that was too gratuitous and a cliche anyway.) [Sci Fi Wire]
Bruce Greenwood, who plays Christopher Pike, says he's "encouraged to think" that Pike will be back in the inevitable sequel. And he says he filmed a "hideously uncomfortable" scene where Pike is strapped to a table having a wriggling scorpion thing shoved down his throat (and it really wriggled.) [Trek Movie]
Someone has a fairly big plot nitpick about this movie: so Nero has the "red matter" that can collapse the supernova-ing star before it destroys Romulus... and he's thrown back in time 130 years. So why doesn't he just collapse the star 130 years early, so Romulus is safe? [Contently Managing]
Here are three clips from tonight's awesome season finale!
Bad news! That Comic-Con video where Pierre Chang talks to the camera, and you hear Daniel Faraday's voice in the background? It's now deemed to be "a continuity error," says producer Carlton Cuse. Which means yes, Daniel really is dead. [SpoilersLost]
Damon Lindelof says some major questions about the show won't be answered:
There are certain questions about the show that I'm very befuddled by like, ‘What is the Island?' or ‘What do the numbers mean?' We're going to be explaining a little more about the numbers, maybe significantly more about the numbers, but what do you mean by ‘What do the numbers mean?' What is a potential answer to that question? I feel like you have to be very careful about entering into Midi-Chlorian territory. I grew up on Star Wars; I've seen the Star Wars movies hundreds of times; I can recite them chapter and verse, and never once did anyone ever say to me or did it occur to me to say, ‘What is the Force, exactly? Can you explain that for me, better than Alec Guinness does?' I understand, ‘When are we going to find out about Libby?' That's a very finite question. ‘Who is Jacob?' OK, yes, we've been talking to this guy named Jacob, so those questions then should have answers, but ‘What is the Island?' That starts to get into ‘What is the Force?' It is a place. I can't explain to you why it moves through space-time-it just does. You have to accept the fact that it does."
And we're going to get very definite resolutions for the major characters on the show. [The Tail Section]
And here's our first clip from next week's season finale. So Eloise is definitely pregnant. And they only have two hours to get the core of the bomb to the Swan station. No problem! There's a transcript at the link. [SpoilersLost]
Also, here are four photos from the finale, two of which were mistakenly released as photos from this past week's episode. [Lyly Ford]
The show is on the search for a twentysomething actress to play one of the main heroes next season. She'll be introduced in episode four, and the actress must be hearing-impaired. [EW]