A new look at Terminator Salvation action figures unravels one of the movie's biggest mysteries. We explain the science behind Roland Emmerich's 2012. Plus spoilers for True Blood, Doctor Who, Lost, Fringe and Stargate Universe.
We previously featured these Terminator action figures, but Playmates' new site includes much better quality images. Plus finally the longstanding mystery of what T-R.I.P. stands for has been solved: it's "Terminator: Resistance Infiltration Prototype." Also interesting is the fact that the cyborg figure that wasn't Marcus Wright (the one with the mohawk) is now gone completely. We'd all decided that was probably Austrian bodybuilder Roland Kickinger, playing the prototype of the T-800. So is Kickinger gone from the movie now? [Playmates]
Some details about Roland Emmerich's next disaster movie. Apparently all the disasters happen because the Earth's crust stops moving, and it causes tidal wave that trash the entire globe. We see major sites all over the world getting destroyed, and the White House bites the dust in an inventive way this time. Not all of the main characters survive, and the world does pretty much end. [Bukisa]
Some more new set pics showing Catherine Tate, Bernard Cribbins and David Tennant filming in Swansea, standing in for London at Christmastime. Also, besides June Whitfield and Karl Collins, guest stars in the final two-parter of 2009 include Barry Howard from Hi-De-Hi!. [ThisIsSouthWales and WalesOnline]
Also, the show was filming at the docks, but it sounds like nobody got close enough to see anything. [Doctor Who Forum]
A totally unconfirmed set of rumors from a supposedly inside source: In the finale, Widmore captures Jack and Kate, and the Others beat them up. Also the Dharma folks take Juliet and Sawyer prisoner. Three out of those four (Jack, Kate, Sawyer and Juliet) get offered a ticket on the sub, but the fourth doesn't because of Sayid. Meanwhile, Ben and Sun go boar-hunting with Locke, who finally gets to be the official leader of the Others and makes a huge speech. Locke and the gang go with Richard to the Drug Plane. [Spoiler Geeks]
Remember how Miles tried to blackmail Ben for $3.2 million? In tomorrow's episode, we'll finally discover why he wanted that money, when a different sum of money is mentioned. [TV Guide]
Radzinsky is in every episode from now until the finale, says actor Eric Lange. [Doc Arzt]
And here are some pics from "The Variable," next week's Faraday-centric episode. [SpoilersLost]
The Stargate spinoff is seeking "name" actors for this possibly recurring role:
[ANNIE BALIC] Female. Mid 20s. Pretty. She has been through a lot emotionally. Has an 8 year old son she is trying to raise, and is struggling to get by. Not too proud to do what she has to to support her family. Strong emotional scenes.
Just what exactly does Annie have to do to support her family, and what does it have to do with a ship trapped far from Earth? [SpoilerTV]
The only person who meets William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) in the finale is Olivia. [Fringe Television]
We'll get a major, major reveal about Peter Bishop in the season finale. But first, we'll learn more about Olivia's messed-up childhood and her experiences with scientific testing, and how they tie in with the mysterious Nina Sharp and William Bell. [TV Guide]
Alan Ball and stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård dished some spoilers. It sounds like Sookie will get the crap beaten out of her a lot in season two, just as she does in the second book. She spends the first half of the season dealing with vampires and vampire politics in Dallas, as a favor to Eric, and then the second half cleaning up a mess that supernatural creatures have created in her town — which leave her pissed off and not willing to take it any more.
Meanwhile, we'll see more of Eric this season, and learn more of his backstory. Apparently Eric started out thinking of his relationship with Sookie as business-oriented, but now it's becoming more personal. The reason they go to Dallas is because Eric's "maker" has gone missing (just like in the book.) The Sookie-Bill-Eric triangle is only "hinted at" in the first seven episodes of the season. When Bill sees Eric moving in on his woman, it makes him step back a bit and get upset. [E! Online]
Here are some pics from the season finale, "Chuck Vs. The Ring." [SpoilerTV]
The Winchesters will be hearing from Steven Williams' Rufus in the May 7 episode, "When The Levee Breaks." [TV Guide]
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.