I find myself increasingly (and surprisingly) pleased with the season premiere of Heroes
coming up. I've been watching the promos on YouTube. There are lots of them -most gratifying! And then, with the URL kindly passed on to me by raissad
(thank you!), a six-minute clip from Monday's new episode. There are many goodies in it.
And then: fan forums analysing the details of the promos, frame by frame and detail by detail. Interviews with the cast, who all seem articulate and personable. Though I'm still largely unimpressed with Ali Larter. And most impressed by Noah Gray-Cabey
Looking at all this material turns out to be incompatible with avoiding spoilers. After seeing what Kensei looks like without the mask - well, maaboroshi
and I, surprised and loving it, said to each other, "These surprises are too good
- we have to wait for the actual show!" It's only till Monday.
Besides the plethora of Heroes
comics on the website - I can't keep up! - there's the wonderful history of Kensei
on the Yamagato Fellowship page.
I was enjoying browsing the website for the Primatech Paper Company
site, where they're looking to hire people. No wonder; they lost Bennet recently. Their motto: Paper, People, Performance
. Oooh. Sinister. "If you're interesting in joining the Primatech Paper family" takes on a whole different meaning if you think about Claire....
I'd feared that we were going to get a shift in focus - at the end of volume one/season one, I was afraid we'd neglect the characters we have and move on to new people and new stories. This would have been terrible: I'm invested in the stories of the characters we have already. The San Diego panel put my mind at rest, and really, I should have the right kind of confidence in Tim Kring. He knows the power of comics as 'character based entertainment'. He knows we don't just want to see a bunch of characters with powers fighting each other: we want to see the lives of Hiro and Claire and the Petrellis and even Matt. ( With spoilers for season two... )