New Star Trek pics show a red-alert situation. Plus, Transformers' Bumblebee gets emotional and G.I. Joe's Duke gets stoic. There are Lost/Smallville set reports. Plus Avatar, Dollhouse, Chuck, Doctor Who and Fringe pics and spoilers.
The movie's official site posted a few new images, which are pretty close to stuff we've seen before. Except for the Kirk/Spock image — is that what "red alert" is going to look like? [Loup D'Argent Online]
Our latest update on the crucial "how sexy does Kirk get" question, from Chris Pine:
"Kirk is a consummate flirt," Chris said with a smile. "There's some snuggling. There's some light caressing."
Meanwhile, let's hope Fandango's description of the movie is just wrong. Apparently those paper-bag-headed maniacs are claiming that Sulu is the ship's "staff psychiatrist." Sacrilege! [Star Trek LJ community]
Director Michael Bay showed a scene at ShoWest. Sam Witwicky opens his garage door to see Bumblebee in robot mode, hitting himself in the head, trying to get his voice back. Sam tells Bumblebee he wants to talk about college, and the robot responds by playing "I'm So Excited" by the Pointer Sisters, and dancing around. But then Sam explains that Bumblebee can't come with him to college, and the robot makes water come out of his head like he's crying. Meanwhile, Mikaela runs outside and changes her clothes. Sam explains to Bumblebee that he wants to experience college like a normal guy, but Bumblebee will always be his first car, etc. Then he turns to discover Mikaela standing outside wearing a white dress (a wedding dress?) holding a purple bouquet. [Superhero Hype]
Ripcord (Marlon Wayans) has a line in the movie where a guy grabs him, and Marlon remarks on the guy's "kung-fu grip," in a shout-out to the original action figures. And there are lots of scenes of Duke and Ripcord running around shouting things like "You get the rockets, I'll get the nanomites." And like every other actor from this movie, Channing Tatum says they all overact massively. [Sci Fi Wire]
And here's a new one-sheet from the movie. [IESB]
The April 24 episode, "Haunted," sounds like another crazy-cakes application of the show's mind-programming premise:
When Adelle's wealthy friend is murdered, Adelle imprints Echo with the woman's memories and personality to solve the case. Ballard looks into Mellie's past, and Topher secretly programs Sierra for an engagement.
Don't hold your breath for Martha Jones to turn up again. Actor Freema Agyeman says a Martha return, if it happens, might well be thirty years from now. [Digital Spy]
Here's the UK press release for Wednesday's new episode:
In order to atone for the awful sins of his past, Ben attempts to summon the Smoke Monster ready to be judged.
As he seeks redemption, we learn more about Ben's terrible actions and meet some faces from the past. His relationship with 'daughter' Alex is revealed, as is the story of how he came to steal her from Danielle.
But what is the truth behind the enmity between Ben and Charles Widmore – and did he make good on his vow to avenge Alex's death?
A fan spotted a bit of filming, involving a twentysomething Asian woman and a twentysomething Caucasian man. The woman looked sort of like Sun. They were wearing fancy bathing suits. The fan wonders if maybe this was grown-up Aaron and Ji Yeon? (Or maybe Sun's stunt double, plus some random guy?) [SpoilersLost]
Another fan spotted a new set that had been built for a night shoot — a camp made up of buildings clustered around a very deep "indentation." And a crew member hinted that the indentation is crucial to the show's history. Also, she dropped a hint that the 1970s plot ends before the season is over. [SpoilersLost]
And a third set report: Locke, Ben and a "scruffy guy" were filming a scene in an Egyptian temple, which had a tapestry sun with an eye in it, and the sun's rays have hands. There were bloody clothes, a knife and some fire extinguishers handy. [SpoilersLost again]
A fan visited the show's set and glimpsed a new set, with a giant eight-foot circular hole in the middle of one wall. And a loose-lipped crewmember said that's the Watchtower, the headquarters of the Justice League. It'll be on Earth, rather than on the Moon, but it looks incredible and "they went all out." Also, it sounds like at least a couple of members of the Injustice League get killed in the finale's showdown, which involves smashing a hole in a blue wall. And Davis' trashed pickup truck was glimpsed, although that could have been pickup shots for the episode "Infamous." And a crewmember spontaneously expressed concern that maybe Chloe will be the one who snuffs it in the end. (Sounds like he/she didn't know, though.) More pics at the link. [Comic Book Movie]
The synopsis of episode 8x19, "Stiletto":
Lois (Erica Durance) believes that she needs a big story to secure her reputation as a star reporter but the red/blue blur continues to elude her. However, after Chloe (Allison Mack) is mugged, Lois steps in to fend off one of the attackers and uses the opportunity to pretend a new superhero, Stiletto, has come to town and is giving exclusives to Lois. Clark (Tom Welling) is concerned Lois will hurt herself pretending to be a superhero but after he is captured by thugs with kryptonite, Lois steps in to save the day.
Also, the "red-blue blur" tells Stiletto that her merit as a writer is also a great power. [KryptonSite]
Here's what happens in "Bad Dreams," the April 21 episode written and directed by Akiva Goldsman:
As a suicide incident occurs at New York's iconic Grand Central station, Agent Dunham simultaneously witnesses the event while asleep and dreaming in Boston. Rattled by the extraordinary and coincidental circumstances, Olivia, Peter and Walter investigate further, but keep coming up empty-handed. As these violent occurrences continue and worsen, Olivia is sent into an unthinkable direction and shocking details emerge about the ZFT manuscript, the highly experimental drug Cortexiphan and Olivia's childhood
And here are some pics. [Fringe Television]
A TV spot gives a glimpse of tonight's episodes of this show and Heroes:
And here are some new images from tonight's episode. Shiny supervillain lair! [ChuckTV]
And here's what happens in the season finale, "Chuck Vs. The Ring":
When Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) and Awesome's (Ryan McPartlin) wedding day finally arrives, Chuck (Zachary Levi) must save Ellie's life and her big day from being ruined by Ted Roark (guest star Chevy Chase) and Fulcrum. Meanwhile, with the Intersect out of his head, Chuck is up against his most dangerous mission yet: figuring our what to do with the rest of his life.
A synopsis of episode 2x08, "Home Stretch":
Sam (Bret Harrison) convinces Alan (guest star Sean Patrick Thomas) to tell him how Alan won his soul back from the Devil (Ray Wise). In exchange, Sam must figure out how to relocate Alan to the Vatican, where the consecrated ground will keep him safe. Meanwhile, the Devil pits Sam and Morgan (Armie Hammer) against each other, and Nina (Jenny Wade) demands that Ben (Rick Gonzalez) introduce her to his family.
Additional reporting by Alasdair Wilkins.