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Some old-school fans take issue with the new bar-brawling, jive-talking Kirk, because of a famous quote that Kirk was a "stack of books" at Starfleet Academy. But all of the movie's shenanigans take place before Kirk goes to the Academy, so there's nothing to preclude him becoming a "stack of books" there. And the starship battles still retain some of the feeling of submarine battles or Master And Commander-type stuff, just in a more advanced, zoomier way. [Sci Fi Wire]
And on the topic of submarine-style space battle, director J.J. Abrams says: "They're big ships, so I'd say that there is a little bit of that, but there's a little bit more flash and fun and action than you've seen before." [Sci Fi Wire]
Actor Alessandrio Juliani has said in a few recent interviews that Felix Gaeta has a huge defining moment in an upcoming episode. Also, he says, with maybe a hint of sarcasm, that "Felix is and has always been a sexual omnivore who will stop at nothing to satisfy his every libidinous whim." I've suspected as much ever since he asked the Pegasus crew about porn, first thing. [L.A. Times]
The ruined Earth, as you've gathered, still contains some significant clues for our heroes. [TV Guide]
The Cylons may be the "scary other," but by the end of the series, the humans have come to the realization that the "scary other" is part of themselves, says Jamie Bamber. [Sci Fi Wire]
Yesterday commenter ChrisBaker pointed to this callsheet cover for Friday's episode, which shows that Ellen Tigh is in the episode. I think we've known for a while she would be back — but in flashbacks or some other way? We'll find out soon!
Outgoing showrunner Russell T. Davies says the next special episode, "Planet Of The Dead," will be quite different from recent episodes.
After the events of "Journey's End" and "The Next Doctor," I think it's time to get away from the past and have an adventure with lots of new elements. And lots of fun too! The next Special should be a nice antidote to Christmas, with a bit of sunshine if we're lucky. And with not one but two alien races that you've never seen before.
A new casting call for the show's 13th episode. We'll meet Griff, the "leader type," Lynn, the "brains of the operation but by no means a nerd," and a "complex little girl" named Iris, around 10 years old. We'll also meet Mr. Miller, a middle-class suit-wearing guy in his forties, "somewhat worse for wear." And Zone, a twentysomething guy who's funny and mean, and has a nearly shaved head. [SpoilerTV]
Juliet's storyline won't heat up until around St. Patrick's Day, but when it does it'll make her fans very happy. [TV Guide]
Here's a sneak peek from episode two, which airs the same night as episode one. I'm guessing this takes place on Penny's boat, prior to the infamous press conference.
The rest of the season will see a shift in Massive Dynamic's role on the show, says Roberto Orci: You will plateau with a new level of understanding of who they are, but it will not be the whole picture. You will see that they can be as much of an ally to Olivia as a foe, and they're going to actually come clean with Olivia about some things they've been doing. And we'll get some answers about the deceased agent Scott, and see him at least once more. And an upcoming episode will deal with "slug gigantism," or "supersizing a common virus." [Sci Fi Wire]
And here's a clip from the next episode, which aired on Craig Ferguson last night. [Fringe Television]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
Someone wrote to TV Guide to ask when John Connor will stop being a whiny bitch, and exec producer Josh Friedman responded:
We have big changes coming up for John — relating to Riley and his relationship with her and, assuming she lives, figuring out why she [slit her wrists]. John's going to start to be more proactive and take-charge than we've seen him.
So you know that Clark "comes out" as a super-powered alien in the March 5 episode "Infamous," right? We've mentioned it, and even reviewed part of the script. Apparently it happens because meteor-freak reporter Linda Lake (Tori Spelling) tries to blackmail Clark into doing her bidding, or she'll reveal his secret. So Clark gives Lois the "exclusive" on his abilities. [TV Guide]
And here are some more clips from the next episode, "Legion":
Here are the titles of the next 10 episodes: "Clear And Present Danger," "Trust And Blood," "Building 26," "Cold Wars," "Exposed," "Shades Of Gray," "Cold Snap," "Into Asylum." "Cold Wars" is the HRG-centric episode that's supposed to be this year's "Company Man." "Shades Of Gray" may be a Sylar origin story thingy. And "Into Asylum" is supposedly written by returning whizkid Bryan Fuller. [Herosite]
Now that Sylar knows he's not a Petrelli, his quest to discover his true origins will be his major arc this spring. He hits the road, and picks up a wingman, Luke (Dan Byrd from Aliens In America). Sylar catches up with daddy Sylarbucks about five episodes in. [E! Online]
Star Wars: The Clone Wars:
Friday's episode will be a bit of a turning point in the Anakin-Ahsoka relationship, says Lucasfilm:
With Anakin suffering from life-threatening injuries, Ahsoka needs to find medical aid for him on an unfamiliar planet. The task leads her to a village populated by friendly but devoutly pacifistic creatures. As she implores them for help, Ahsoka finds she needs to practice the Jedi philosophy that prohibits personal attachments. The episode not only introduces a brand-new race of characters to the Star Wars galaxy – the Lurmen – but also brings a new dimension to the bond between Anakin and Ahsoka.
Here are some cute pics of Jensen Ackles as a gym teacher in the upcoming episode "After School Special." [TheInsider]