Spoiler watch! Writers of a Battlestar "Final Five" tie-in comic revealed Cylon secrets. New Transformers rumors — some of them pre-debunked. Watchmen and Chuck videos. Dirt on Lost, Wolverine, G.I. Joe, Dollhouse and Clone Wars.
The first TV spot for the movie, which we fervently hope comes out in March on schedule.
Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen:
Just as the Decepticons have their own super-giant robot, Devastator, who's formed out of five construction vehicles, rumor has it there's an Autobot counterpart. The Autobots have Superion, who's made out of five aerial vehicles: Silverbolt, Airazor, Fireflight, Skydive and Air Raid. Airazor is "small but fierce," Fireflight is the "easily distracted daydreamer," Skydive is an expert on aerial strategy, and Air Raid is the "reckless divebomber." I feel like I'm reading a description of the members of a boy band. Oh, and this rumor has already been debunked by the Transformers fan blogs. [IESB]
Meanwhile, a guy who knows a guy who works for the merchandising company claims to have the inside scoop on a lot of stuff that happens in the movie. The movie starts out with the U.S. military teaming up with some Autobots who turn into military vehicles, to hunt down stray Decepticons in China. Later, a small Autobot named either Wheels or Wheelie, who's a blue remote-controlled car toy, rolls through the Smithsonian museum, and he identifies one of the exhibits as a lurking Decepticon named Jetfire, by rolling underneath and seeing the Decepticon symbol.
Meanwhile, the sexy coed named Alice (Isabel Lucas), who's widely rumored to be a Decepticon in human form, pins Sam to the bed at one point. A tail with a hypodermic needle on it comes out of her back. And she has the aforementioned giant tongue as well.
Devastator, the five-part giant Decepticon, looks like a big gorilla, and he has the drum from his cement-mixer portion in the center of his chest, which he can use as a weapon. (How??) [Transformers Live]
Here's a new poster from an upcoming toy fair, plus a bit of blurbage:
G.I. Joe is a highly trained, classified Special Operations Unit composed of men and woman from around the globe. Officially, these warriors don't even exist. Few know the truth - that G.I. Joe fights a secret war, as the first and last line of defence against forces that seek to plunge our world into chaos. Wherever there's trouble, G.I. Joe is there!
Bigger pic at link. [Hisstank]
SFX put out the cover of its latest issue, including another pic of Wolvie. Does he have stabby claws? He does! [SFX]
The last batch of BSG episodes spend a lot of time wrapping up the Caprica Six's storyline and putting her through a lot of emotional upheaval, says actor Tricia Helfer. "She's coming back and is playing an integral role." [Crave Online]
Meanwhile, Newsarama interviewed the creative team behind a new tie-in comic, "The FInal Five," and they teased some fairly major-sounding revelations about those final five.
These Final Five are old. They pre-date almost everyone. They've been through a lot and they're basically responsible for the state of things - on both sides - the Colonial Fleet and the Cylon world.
Also, the final Cylon, like the other four, was unaware of his/her true nature until recently. The Final Five were the progenitors of the humanoid Cylons, and somehow they went from that to living incognito among the humans. And revealing the identity of the Fifth Cylon sets the series irrevocably on course towards its ending. Also:
All skinjobs, including the Final Five, are the manifestation of the bridge between human and Cylon/machine on much more than just a physical level, if that makes sense.
And the Cylons never had just one Plan... they had several divergent and conflicting plans. Finally, if you look carefully at that "Last Supper" image, the identity of the Final Cylon is there staring you in the face. [Newsarama]
Star Eliza Dushku says some of the things she's done on this show include being dunked in the National Sequoia Park river, and being rolled down the street in a motorcycle crash. Her clothing for upcoming episodes possibly includes horse-riding gear and sky-diving gear. Also, in that religious cult episode, Echo gets programmed to think she's a blind woman, and she has cameras installed in her eyeballs so she can spy on the cult. [Sci Fi Wire]
In the opening episode, we witness a woman being initiated into being a mindwiped "Active." And Echo starts to break out of her programming in the very first episode. [TV Squad]
Ben may be more despearate in season five because he has fewer resources at his disposal, says actor Michael Emerson. And in a sense, it's not really true that he and the Oceanic Six have left the island: "I think we had a smaller definition of the island than the writers meant. When the island disappeared, everywhere became the island. They’re playing around with the island as some kind of portrait of a thing, but not the thing itself. Wherever we go, it goes also." Dude. [NY Magazine via X-Files Project]
The fallout from Ben's announcement that the O6 all must return to the island only takes up the first seven episodes of season five, say the producers. [LA Times]
Meanwhile, there's some Oceanic Six scoopage: Sun gets wrongfully imprisoned, because Charles Widmore "means business." Hurley gets a message from Libby, via Ana-Lucia. Sun gives Kate a major guilt trip over breaking her promise to search for Jin on the freighter. Sayid strangles Jack, and Jack saves Sayid from a dart-induced coma. [E! Online]
As we'd mentioned, episode 11, "Miracle," is about a miracle cancer cure that starts saving all of the people in one Texas town. Dr. Hood rushes there to debunk the fraudulent cure. And here are some promo pics from Thursday's psychotic episode, "H2O". [SpoilerTV]
Star Wars: Clone Wars:
This Friday sees the cartoon debut of Jedi Aayla Secura, who first appeared in the Dark Horse comics before making brief cameos in Episodes II and III. Here's the official description of "Jedi Crash":
When Anakin is gravely injured in battle, General Secura must teach Ahsoka the Jedi philosophy of having no personal attachments, even as they brave an unfamiliar planet in search of medical help for their stricken leader.
When I saw this, I immediately wrote back to the Lucasfilm PR person and asked when we would be seeing Quinlan Vos in the Clone Wars series. I may even have threatened to launch a campaign. The PR rep responded: "All things come to those who wait... ;-)"
In episode 8x17, "Hex," we start off at Chloe's birthday party. Clark gives her a copy of Tales Of The Weird And Unexplained. Jimmy doesn't attend the party, but later when Chloe is magically turned into Lois, she has a conversation with Jimmy. [BuddyTV]
Here's a new promo for the 3-D episode, "Chuck Vs. The Third Dimension":
Don't hold your breath for more Chuck-Sarah shipperage. But the Elle-Awesome wedding is planned for May sweeps. [E! Online]
When the show comes back, Suresh still has his super-strength. (He does?) Peter will steal Suresh's power to escape from a "hairy situation." [E! Online]
Remember we mentioned that episode where Kyle goes out drinking with Declan and Josh to get over his breakup with Amanda? Here are some stills. What the hell is going on with the chain tug-of-war thing? [SpoilerTV]