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Heroes Creator Admits Mistakes
Tim Kring acknowledges problems in Season 2.


http://tv.ign.com/articles/833/833343p1.html

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Kring tells EW "We made a mistake" starting the season off with a slow build up like Season 1 began, and that he realizes the fans wanted the show to continue on the fast paced track established as Season 1 continued. He also says that new characters like Maya (Dania Ramirez), Alejandro (Shalim Ortiz) and Monica (Dana Davis) ''shouldn't have been introduced in separate story lines that felt unattached to the show. The way we introduced Elle (Kristen Bell) — by weaving her in via Peter's story line — is a more logical way to bring new characters into the show.''

Kring acknowledges that some stories lasted too long, while others were put off too long - The storyline with Hiro (Masi Oka) in feudal Japan should have been finished after three episodes, rather than taking seven to complete. And while the last two episodes of Heroes involved Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) discovering that there is an apocalyptic plague coming, Kring says this should have been established more firmly in the season premiere instead. ''We took too long to get to the big-picture story,'' he tells EW.

As for the love stories this season involving Claire (Hayden Panettiere) and newcomer West (Nick D'Agosto), and Hiro and Yaeko (Eriko Tamura), Kring says. "I've seen more convincing romances on TV," and that he doesn't feel romance is a natural component to Heroes.

Kring promises "The message is that we've heard the complaints — and we're doing something about it." The December 3rd episode of Heroes is the end of the "Generations" story arc (referred to as "Volume 2"), and a new ending has been filmed for it that will more firmly make it a season finale, in case the strike continues - which seems very likely. While it was the Writers Strike that inspired them to film the new ending, the EW piece also says Kring used the opportunity to give the show "a clean slate" for whenever it goes back into production and begins the next volume


hopefully the show will get back on track after the strike, or...


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At least they admitted their mistakes.


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Episode 9 title and sypnosis

209 Cautionary Tales 11/19/07

Convinced that the Company is close to finding them, H.R.G. prepares the family to run -- but Claire has other ideas. Hiro returns from the past and learns of his father's death. Grief-stricken, he flings himself into past and makes a stunning personal discovery. After a charged first encounter with Elle, Suresh makes a decision that could change lives. Meanwhile, Matt struggles with his expanding mental abilities. Maya and Alejandro's relationship is tested as they travel with Sylar. Peter meets someone who could unlock his past.


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Good of Kring to own up to his mistakes, though I had no real problem with the season other than lack of energy. They could have revealed everything in the times that they did if they had been able to do so with energy and vigor.


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Episode 10 Tittle and Official Synopsis

210 Truth & Consequences 11/26/07
[SPOILER - highlight to read]: Peter travels to Primatech Paper in Texas with his new friend to destroy the virus, which will kill 93% of the world's population in the future -- or so he believes. Niki returns to Micah with bad news. To right a wrong, Monica puts her abilities to the test. Hiro goes after his father's killer. Meanwhile, Matt uses his mental abilities to track down the last person in the Company photo. Nathan learns his brother is alive. Outside of New York, Maya must choose between Alejandro and Sylar.


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Mid-Season finale Tittle revealed, no synopsis yet

211 Powerless 12/03/07


... only two episodes left...


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"Powerless" Synopsis

[SPOILER - highlight to read]: Deep below Primatech Paper in Odessa, TX, Peter's reunion with Nathan turns violent when the brothers, Matt and Hiro all clash thanks to Adam and his pursuit of the deadly Shanti Virus. After watching his heroic cousin captured by a street gang, Micah turns to the one person who can help him save Monica -- his mom. Meanwhile, Maya tragically learns how much of a monster Sylar really is during his kidnapping of Molly and Suresh. Meanwhile, Elle decides to play hero to get back into her father's good graces.


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Tim Kring Explains Heroes' "Generations" Finale


SPOILER ALERT (for those who haven't seen the finale)




Will Nathan (Adrian Pasdar) die by an assassin's bullet? Was Niki (Ali Larter) truly blown to hot, blonde, gorgeous bits? Will Adam (David Anders) spend eternity six feet under? And — say it ain't so! — does badass Elle (Kristen Bell) really have an inner Girl Scout? The Dec. 3 episode of Heroes, the conclusion of the show's second volume "Generations," left us with lots of big questions. Creator and executive producer Tim Kring has the answers. And, whaddya know, he's even sharing some of them!

The fate of Nathan, who was shot during a TV press conference, and of Niki, who may have died in an abandoned building explosion, are "up in the air and will be determined when we come back after the strike," Kring says. "Things are fairly dire for them both." Immortal Adam was teleported by Hiro (Masi Oka) into a coffin buried in the same Japanese cemetery where his father Kaito (George Takei), who was slain by Adam, is also buried. "It's poetic justice to have Adam end up in the same graveyard as Kaito," Kring notes. "We've given the audience no reason to believe that Adam can figure a way to get out of there. The fact that he can live forever makes this the most gruesome of internments. If this happened to any of us, at least we'd know we'd soon have the mercy of death. Not here."

Witchy, bitchy Elle, who wound up saving the lives of Mohinder (Sendhil Ramamurthy), Maya (Dania Ramirez) and little Molly (Adair Tishler), clearly sparked when Mohinder called her a hero. "Kristen Bell gave us the perfect reaction in that scene," Kring says. "For a moment there, Elle sees she's been given an opportunity to use her powers in a good way. And she absolutely likes the sound of that word 'hero.'" Not to worry. There are plenty more baddies coming after the writers' strike concludes. In fact, the title of Volume 3 — "Villains" — says it all.

"We've introduced a cadre of them over the course of the show and we're going to see them rise up," Kring says. "Just as the heroes have found each other to save the world, the villains will do the same with the opposite intent." And their numbers may be legion. "The Company has catalogued many of these people over the years. There may be more of them down in that basement than we have alluded to so far."

Will Sylar (Zachary Quinto) be their ringleader? After being electro-zapped by Elle, Mister Eyebrows escaped to a back alley and skeevily injected himself with Claire's (Hayden Panettiere) blood. Then, in a wicked salute to Popeye, he telekinetically grabbed a can of spinach and said, "I'm back!"
"Sylar getting his power back does not bode well for our heroes," says Kring, who admits there is one upside to the writers' strike: Originally, Quinto was not going to be available for much of Volume 3 because of his commitment to the new Star Trek film. Now, with the strike dragging on, he'll likely be done playing young Spock by the time Heroes returns to production.

Tim Kring will appear on G4's The Post Show on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 11 pm/ET, following a repeat of last night's episode.

http://www.eztv.it/index.php?main=t...;show_news=1253

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PLUS: Old casting calls for new characters, haven't found anything about it lately:

-Officer Warren, age 25. He is a handsome African-American police officer from New Orleans, and "works very hard to clean up the streets of the city he loves." He is a recurring character who will appear in episode thirteen, fourteen, sixteen, and "possibly more to come".

-Knox, age 25. He is a "frightening and intense" African-American officer "with the eyes of a predator". Knox has returned to New Orleans with "plans to reclaim the criminal territory he used to run before he was sent to prison. This recurring character will appear in episodes thirteen and fourteen, and "possibly more to come".

-A 30- to 35-year-old male with distinctive features who wears a baseball cap. He is an agent working for "a very powerful organization".


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Heroes Creator Tim Kring Talks
Kring on the strike, Origins, complaints about Volume 2, and what's to come in Volume 3.


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IGN TV: Is it correct that a couple more episodes were shot beyond what we've seen?

Kring:
No. We did a little bit of shooting on episode 12 and 13; specifically things like Zach Quinto's stuff, because he was going off to shoot Star Trek, so we made sure to shoot enough of his stuff to carry on, because he had a scheduling issue. And then we shot some storylines that we knew weren't connected, that were up ahead in episodes 12 and 13. But we pretty much are going to start from scratch when we come back. So we don't have episodes in the can. We have some material in the can, but by no means is it a full episode.

IGN TV: How different was the new ending for Volume 2 from what was originally shot?

Kring:
Well, it was designed so that we could take advantage of a longer break than we hoped, and it turned out to have been really the right call. I think we ended up re-shooting about eight pages, maybe – six or eight pages, something like that. So it was about five minutes of that final episode that were altered. It allowed us to jump ahead. Originally Season 2 was going to be comprised of three volumes. Volume 2 was "Generations", Volume 3 was called "Exodus", Volume 4 was called "Villains." We now have dropped "Exodus" and jumped right to "Villains." And by rewriting this ending, it allowed us to do that.

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IGN TV: Do you think Heroes: Origins will live again at some point?

Kring:
I really do. I think it's a fabulous idea and it was very schedule specific for this year, because it was designed to air in May and to fill up the season. That was the whole idea, was we would air until the end of April, and then Origins would go through May. It was a schedule-specific idea and it's going to have to be schedule-specific again. But it's part of the rub of television right now, in that people don't want to watch reruns. They want original programming, all the time. A television season is 39 weeks long, and most shows can do at most, 24 episodes, so therein lies the rub. If you've got 39 weeks and 24 episodes, what do you do for the rest of that time? And our idea was to come up with this other show that was produced as a separate entity, so it didn't tax our production. Do six episodes and we would expand our season to ostensibly 30 episodes by doing that. So my guess is that will still be a good idea next year, it's just we don't know when next year is! Next year doesn't exist right now.


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Heroes: Kristen Bell on the Strike


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When will Heroes Return
And what season will it be?


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Most people (and certainly most IGN TV readers) would agree that Heroes was one of the best shows on television last season. While the second season has not faired as well with the fans or the critics – even leading to creator Tim Kring issuing something of a mea culpa - most fans still want to see more Heroes. Especially with so many questions raised in what is currently serving as the second season finale.

As the strike loomed, the Heroes staff revised the planned three "volumes" of Season 2 into two volumes. We talked to Kring about this back when he was walking the picket line. Now with the strike possibly winding down the speculation begins as to when and how Heroes will return. To that end, Michael Ausiello of TV Guide opines that chances of a return this season are: "Slim to none. Due to the heavily serialized nature of the show, it's unlikely that Heroes will be back this season. Instead, NBC will likely go straight into production on Season 3."

When the strike ends and the situation becomes more clear, IGN TV will have the latest updates on when we'll see more Heroes - no matter what season it will be.


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Channel 4 News just announced that Heroes wouldn't be back on until the fall as Season 3.


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did you just pick up on that?

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the writers are back right?

please tell me they can recreate the magic of season one!


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hopefully, they will


and as far as I know, the strike should have ended Sunday night, dunno if it happened though


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The strike has ended, but we won't be getting Heroes back until September.


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The strike has ended, but we won't be getting Heroes back until September.


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The strike has ended, but we won't be getting Heroes back until September.

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Milo Ventimiglia on the Future of Heroes
Peter Petrelli offers us a glimpse of what's to come for his character.


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With Heroes not returning until fall, details on what's to come have been scarce. Luckily, the actors on the show are pretty busy, and are going about promoting other projects. Milo Ventimiglia for instance, is currently promoting the film Armored and IGN Movies was able to get a few details about what we'll see from Ventimiglia in upcoming episodes.

Ventimiglia began work on Armored in mid-December and is set to wrap in March when he will begin work on Game. He plans on going back to work at his "day job" on Heroes some time in May.

Peter Petrelli will have a new outlook in the new episodes; Ventimiglia said this is represented externally by the character's new haircut, which Ventimiglia sports in Armored. His shorter and less youthful look in the new episodes symbolize Peter's cutting off the immaturity of his past.

"Peter needed to step out of the lost little boy kind of innocence," Ventimiglia said. "It's cutting the ties…which is associated with cutting that young boyish nature, allowing him to grow up."


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Anyone know about this? A three-hour Heroes episode?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7330979.stm


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I don't know anything about it but it certainly would've helped if they elaborated more.


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