Among the phrases I never thought I would type: "hair spoilers." But now it has come to pass — a certain actor has gotten a new hairstyle, which may foreshadow an upc oming TV storyline. Or not. Can you stand the tonsorial suspense? Also, Star Trek scribes Orci and Kurtzman gave their daily interview, and explained some interesting stuff about Romulan culture and Spock's family. There are also potentially world-changing updates on Lost, Heroes, Smallville, Chuck, Life On Mars, Eleventh Hour, Eureka and Sanctuary. Wear a big floppy hat if you want to save us all from hair spoilers! Star Trek: UGO cornered Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, and they dropped some new deets. The new film will fill in a lot of stuff about how Spock's human mother hooked up with his Vulcan father. Not only does Spock come from two worlds, but his parents are "torn between two worlds," and you see the pain that causes their two families. Here's how Orci sees the Romulans, the film's villains:
We'd wanna link this to, the origin of the Romulans being that kind of imperialist crowd, kind of Greco-Roman based. Not nearly as logical as their cousins the Vulcans. Kind of the passionate Roman republican. And all the trappings of that. And in a way I think it mirrors the way the United States sees itself. Us being based in the western philosophies, as they say.
And once again, the writers say they consider the Trek novels canon, particularly for details about the main characters. This time, they name a couple of faves: Spock's World by Diane Duane, and Best Destiny by Diane Carey. [UGO] Lost: This week's TV Guide includes a bit more info about season five. Nestor Carbonell says his character explains the mysteries of the island to Locke — but he's not "Jacob." And there's "a phenomenal twist" in the Locke/Alpert storyline. Meanwhile, Charlotte is seeking her birthplace on the island. And we'll soon learn why Charlotte is looking for the island's missing bears. And yes, the skeleton in Tunisia belonged to one of them. [Doc Arzt] Eleventh Hour: In next week's episode, a bunch of autistic teenagers vanish, only to reappear a month later with "savant syndrome." (Because this show desperately needs some writers.) And the following week, there's that plague outbreak on a Pittsburgh building site that we mentioned. Here are promo pics. [SpoilerTV and SpoilerTV]
Heroes: OMG, hair spoilers! Hayden Pannettiere just got a new hairdo, and presumably this means she'll be sporting a new hairstyle at the start of volume four, "Fugitives." Maybe because she's on the run and in disguise? Or she won't be in the first few episodes of volume four? Or she'll get some hair extensions? [The ODI] Also, there's a casting call for episode 16, part of that "Fugitives" arc. Sounds like the episode is set, at least partly, in India. (And the casting call specifies the actors must have an Indian accent.) There's a beautiful lesbian couple in New Delhi, Anna and Kali, who dream of running a bakery together. There's Deepak, a groom aged 35 to 50, who has "ulterior motives" for becoming engaged to his new bride. And finally, there's somebody's grandfather, who is a warm man of very traditional values and ideals, who loves his family. [Heroes Spoilers] Smallville: Want to know the ins and outs of Jimmy and Chloe's engagement party and wedding? Actor Aaron Ashmore explains. And no, there are no cold feet. [CWSource]
And here's a new trailer with a bit of new footage. [OSCK] Click to view Chuck: Are you absolutely dying to see Nicole Richie on Chuck next Monday? Here are some interviews about it, which you can only see in the United States because NBC is patriotic. Teeny amount of footage, plus Nicole says she wants to come back on the show again. [SpoilerTV] Click to view Eureka: SliceofScifi interviewed Jo Lupo actor Erica Cerra, who said Lupo will continue to soften up a bit in the second half of the third season. And the very next episode, the season's ninth, focuses on Lupo, who faces a ton of challenges, between her lob of her job and her relationship. And she deals with how she feels about the town "and where Joe's position is, in relationship even to Carter." (She thinks the Lupo-centric episode is called "Your Face Or Mine," and Colin Ferguson directs it.) Also, the Alison-Carter relationship isn't going anywhere any time soon. Alison needs some space. [SliceofScifi] Life On Mars: Here's how actor Jonathan Murphy describes his character, Detective Chris Skelton:
[H]e's out of the police academy for about a year and he's been working with Gene Hunt [Harvey Keitel] and Ray [Imperioli]. He's just kind of by-the-books. He learned how to do it right and that's how he wants to do it to be the best cop that he can. Then this new guy comes with all this crazy talk about 2008 and the way that he does things and how different he is — but he solves the cases. So there's this dichotomy that plays with: "Do you stick with the old school guys that brought you up and taught you what you know? Or do you go with the new guy with the new ideas that seem to be working?" It's hard. He definitely takes things from both sides of it
Additional reporting by Katharine Duckett.