Busy day for the hit NBC series. First, right here at CBR we’ve got an inside look at the latest episode, thanks to staff writers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coleite.
Meanwhile, TV Guide is reporting that “Star Trek” alumnus George Takei has been cast as the father of “Star Trek” fan Hiro.
Finally, Variety notes that Jessaslyn Gilsig (“Nip/Tuck,” “Boston Public”) will appear in a multiepisode arc.
CBR’s own Rich Johnston has a first look at a Frank Miller-drawn image for the Will Eisner adaptation.
Actor Josh Duhamel was interviewed by Black FIlm about a scene in the new movie featuring a Decepticon called Vortex. “I play Captain Lennox and I’m captain of this special ops team in Iraq,” Duhamel said, “and we’re coming back from this mission and we’re about ready to start going home when Vortex comes in as a U.S helicopter and basically transforms and incinerates the base. So then we run for the desert and somehow end up finding our way back and get into communication with the U.S. and they come get us, and then we go back.”
FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
MTV has posted a set diary from the Vancouver-shooting Marvel sequel, which shows Jessica Alba, Ioan Gruffudd and Chris Evans talking about the progress.
IESB has a new video interview with actor Aaron Ashmore talking about what we can expect on the hit CW series.
Movie maker Steven Spielberg wanted to assure media executives that giant robots hadn’t taken his whole focus. He’s quoted at Variety saying that he’s not done with the French character. Their article says, “As for ‘Tintin,’ Spielberg recalled that he had first acquired the rights to that character back in 1983 and later re-established the option to do something with the French comic character.”
I HAVE TO TAKE THIS CALL
We can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu (web site, MySpace blog) saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”
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