TV Analysis: Is “Heroes Reborn” a good idea?
“An iconic series that still commands a rabid fan base, “Heroes” will return to the network in 2015 as an event miniseries with original creator and executive producer Tim Kring at the helm, it was announced today by NBC President Jennifer Salke.”
“NBC has ordered 13 episodes for a new stand-alone story arc entitled “Heroes Reborn,” with all details of storylines and characters being kept under wraps.”
The press release mentions the impact that the original television series had in 2006. It also mentions the launch of a digital series prior to the 2015 premiere that will introduce the new charactes and new storylines.
Check our our Emmy Page for a ranking of likeliness in each category. The 65th annual Emmy Award Ceremony is tomorrow! So make your predictions now. I am expecting a lot of award-love specifically for “Breaking Bad.” True, the AMC drama will be battling Showtime’s “Homeland” for nearly every category; but considering “Breaking Bad” is currently on-air and generating a ton of buzz, I predict it’ll do very well.
On the Comedy spectrum “Modern Family” remains a strong contender, specifically for its all-star cast, but also watch out for Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale to take some of those acting awards away. Also “30 Rock” ended its run with a strong season so expect a possible upset by Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin.
TV Review: Heroes – All Seasons
A couple years back many people in my life were talking to me about two shows: Lost and Heroes. I watched Lost a little over a year ago and I finally decided to catch up with Heroes. Even though this show hasn’t been a topic of conversation in a good long time, I still feel like I should talk about it.
The gist of what I would hear about Heroes was “the first season was good, then it went downhill.” I would agree with that statement for the most part, however later seasons had an episode every now and then that would deliver. Here, I am going to go over each season and score them overall. (more…)
Film Anticipation Preview: Star Trek: Into Darkness Announcement Trailer released
We recently heard the incredible news that, not only will we see the full length trailer upon the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on December 14th, but if you see The Hobbit in IMAX you will receive a 9-minute taste of the film. For now, as we wait ever so impatiently, we have this one-minute announcement trailer.
There was a recent release saying that the film was initially a “manhunt.” The speculation has been ongoing with Trekkers (this includes myself) as to what this installment will be. Will it work as a remake to Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan or will it just be its own story occasionally paying homage to the original series, Abrams and his cast/crew have kept the lid pretty tight on this jar.
The image above you will not find in the English version of the Announcement trailer, but in the Japanese. Considering it is the only version that is 15-seconds longer I am questioning if it was a mistake for the extra footage to be in there? So, before it was struck down I stole the most important screenshot above. For fans of the original series/movies they know why this image is so iconic. For Star Trek newbies (and I use the term sincerely, everyone should love Star Trek) we saw a similar image in what is arguably the greatest Star Trek flick of all-time The Wrath of Khan which was also the sequel the original movies.
So could this speculation relate back to the story of Khan? Could we be getting an essential re-imagining of the classic old film? Regardless, after 2009’s Star Trek I have complete faith in the filmmakers and will be there happily surrounded by Trekkers on opening night.
Let me know your thoughts on the Announcement trailer and we will have a more in-depth analysis of the film once a full trailer is release December 14th with The Hobbit.