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October 23 2006

Heroes finally gets some Initative. We know Leonard Roberts (Forrest on BtVS) had joined the cast of the hit TV drama and now we finally have the first episode, he actually appears in airing next Monday, Oct 30th.

I got really excited seeing him in the preview last night. It's cool the way they've set up his character without showing him.
So all this time that Heroes has been on the front page of Whedonesque, Leonard hasn't even been on the sodding show? Grrr arghh.
Well, at least we had Jeph Loeb hanging around as writer/producer. Ok, a show runner for a never really produced Buffy show doesn't make him that much o a crew. An Cordette and an Invisible Girl popping in, doesn't help that much either.

But Leonard did appear in the original promo pic, if anyone's wondering.

Well, if the interest grows, it means time to create a new show section in the .org.
I've been recording these and haven't watched a single one yet(same goes for Six Degrees and any episode of Jericho other than the pilot) is it actually good? I know NBC picked it up for a full season so at least i'll have alot to watch when I get around to it.
Eddy, they're still in the character introduction stage so it's hard to say how all the story lines will come together. I think it's pretty good so far and lots of fun to speculate about the Heroes' powers.
Heroes verse connections: Within 2 degrees.

Bryan Fuller (Wonderfalls) is co-executive producer.
Adrian Pasdar (Profit) created by David Greenwalt (Angel).
James Kyson Lee (Firefly) Bushwhacked .... Bartender.
Leonard Roberts (Buffy) Season 4 .... Forrest Gates.
Matt Lanter (Point Pleasant) created by Marti Noxin (Buffy).
Jeph Loeb (Buffy Comics) Writer.

That's just a few.

[ edited by RavenU on 2006-10-24 03:43 ]
Actually Leonard showed up tonight, albeit briefly.
I find myself very much addicted to this show. It's got wit, it's got charm and it's got all the drama that I'm just not getting in a scifi show other than BSG. I love BSG, don't get me wrong -- but sometimes, I need other kinds of drama. Heroes is fantastic.
I'm liking it. Greg Grunberg was adorable tonight. He is actually the main reason I started watching. And they had cool flying dude on tonight. Come on, that was sweet.
Yes, but I request more of Buffy's own Invisible Girl, a.k.a. Clea DuVall. She rocks.
I think this show is getting better, or at least more interesting, every week. I would definitely recommend it, and given its genre style and pedigree, I personally would vote for it having its own forum on the .org.
And they had cool flying dude on tonight. Come on, that was sweet.


I think that was the best superhero flying I've ever seen - I especially loved the take-off and landing - and it was on a TV show! I think it's kind of silly from a physics standpoint for him to leave a contrail, but it looked great, and that's what matters.

After I read this link, I wasn't expecting for Leonard Roberts to show up in this episode, since futoncritic made it sound like the later episode was going to be his onscreen debut. I still think it's cool that we have no idea what power he has that makes him so elusive. Whatever it is though, judging from the preview it doesn't seem to protect him from his wife's alter-ego's super strength.

With such parents, what is young Micah going to turn out to be?
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Well, haven't seen last night's episode yet. Hopefully, i'll watch it as soon as I get home.

Heroes WebComic #5
NBC has released another of their weekly web comic, as the previous ones, centered on a specific character, but this time, a character that haven't been properly introduced yet, which is Leonard's characters. It might or not be spoilerific.

I've been recording these and haven't watched a single one yet(same goes for Six Degrees and any episode of Jericho other than the pilot) is it actually good? I know NBC picked it up for a full season so at least i'll have alot to watch when I get around to it.


I'm loving this show, close to addiction. It's not barely close to a Whedon show, but it has something that made me fall in love with comics years ago.
Six Degrees is a little bit silly. Is a lot more fun to play six deggres with Lost or with Heroes, but I've sticking with it to see where it goes.

Jeph Loeb (Buffy Comics) Writer.


Jeph wasn't really a Buffy comic writer. Unless RavenU knows something that I don't, and he's actually one of the additional writers Joss called for the Season 8 later arcs.
But he was helping Joss develop Buffy Animated.

Onto the up to 2 degrees game.

Nicole Bilderback was in last week's episode. Besides being a recurring Cordette, she was in the first Bring if On with, a certain slayer and a goddess from hell.

Now for the stretch: Hayden Pennetiere who plays the cheerleader with the uber-healing factor Claire Bennet, is the protagonist for "Bring if On" second sequel: "Bring it on: All or Nothing" (would someone call me sick, that I actually spent sometime watching it... :P).

Yes, but I request more of Buffy's own Invisible Girl, a.k.a. Clea DuVall. She rocks.


At least she's been listed as recurring, so hopefully her character will stick around for long, unless she gets killed.

I find myself very much addicted to this show. It's got wit, it's got charm and it's got all the drama that I'm just not getting in a scifi show other than BSG. I love BSG, don't get me wrong -- but sometimes, I need other kinds of drama. Heroes is fantastic.


Ditto on the BSG thing. It's one of my favorite current shows along with BSG. I still watch Lost, but they did lose a lot of my interest on the show somewhere around the end of first season.
Am I the only one who thinks that the cheer leader Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) is a "tad" Buffy inspired. A blond cheer leader with supernatural powers and a destiny to save the world??
Sorry Numfar, I think I confused Sam with Jeph there but hey still within 2 degree connection to the verse. :)

I will have to say I like the plot twist on Peter's part now, just wondering how long it will take for him to figure out what his real power is now.
Well, that's still 2 degrees, right? since Sam is Jeph's son.

And Joss was part of the 26 that finished the Superman / Batman issue that Sam was supposed to write, but wasn't able after he passed away.
Was liking this show before but now i'm starting to love it a little with potential for a lot. It's like a less dour 'Unbreakable' and I agree it really captures what's great about comics and superheroes in general.

The painting at the end was interesting because . Luckily, Hiro Nakamura's on the case ;).

I think Peter's already pretty close to working out his power. He's noticed (and mentioned) before what happens to him when he's around certain people.

(how very cool was last week's )
Sharin' the Heroes love in a big way! How hard do Hiro and his buddy *rock* decked out in their Rain Man suits, and, yes, Saje, Plus, I agree with dreamlogic, Flying!Profit, who is also Flying!Nathan, who is also Flying!AdrianPasdar, also rocks pretty hard, but what's up with his super-white teeth? And Claire, oh-hell-yeah Claire -- you gotta love a girl who ! ;-)

eddy: definitely yes to Heroes, but I'm pretty much done with Six Degrees (definitely too boring and pretty soapy -- for example, one really annoying character has a crying breakdown every week over the exact same thing ) and Jericho (I'm not loving the writing or the acting, it's just not grabbing me).

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