[07/26/08 - 10:30 AM]
Live at the San Diego Comic-Con: "Heroes"
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

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Heroes: Exclusive First Look at �Villains� and Q&A with the Entire Cast, Tim Kring, and Tim Sale

The panel's description: "Heroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Watch an exclusive first look at �Chapter 3: Villains.� Moderated by co-executive producer/comic book writer Jeph Loeb, participating in a Q&A session with creator Tim Kring, comic book artist Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween), and the cast: Jack Coleman (H.R.G.), Greg Grunberg (Matt Parkman), Ali Larter (Niki Sanders), James Kyson Lee (Ando Masahashi), Masi Oka (Hiro Nakamura), Hayden Panettiere (Claire Bennet), Adrian Pasdar (Nathan Petrelli), Zachary Quinto (Sylar), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Mohinder Suresh), Dania Ramirez (Maya Herrera), Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli), and Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli)."

10:30 AM: Yes, we've survived the world's longest line - it really is the stuff of legend.

10:34 AM: Sprint hypes the "Choose Your Hero" campaign currently going on.

10:39 AM: Rebecca Montoya (sp?) introduces us via taped message to the final installment of "Going Postal" the online web series. It ends with an appearance by a certain hero's mom.

10:43 AM: Now an ad for the show's second season DVD release. It's like we're sitting through the commericals/trailers before a film.

10:45 AM: An aide mentions the elevators are stuck so the panel is running a little behind.

10:46 AM: Hey its Jeph Loeb! He reiterates the show's success is due to the fans' support at Comic-Con two years ago. Now it's seen in 236 countries/territories in the world. He promises something that's "completely off the hook."

10:48 AM: To kill time, Jeph gives away a copies of the show's soundtrack to a few overly excited fans.

10:49 AM: Now he's baiting the various sections to applaud to see who's the biggest "Heroes" fans.

10:51 AM: More waiting around... yes, people slept outside to get front row seats for this.

10:52 AM: Hey it's Greg Grunberg! Ali Larter! Zachary Quinto! Everybody! I can't type fast enough to get everyone! Tim Kring!

10:54 AM: Tim has a suitcase handcuffed to his arm. He says it contains a big giant thank you to the fans - the premiere of volume three!

10:56 AM: Looks like we're gonna get the whole thing.

11:40 AM: Holy crap - so much too digest... Peter and Claire in the future, Hiro bored with not having a quest, Suresh working with Maya to control her powers, Ali Larter shacked up with Bruce Boxleittner (sp?), Sylar chasing Claire, HRG imprisoned with villains played by Jamie Hector, Blake Shields and Francis Capra...

11:43 AM: But the huge things - look away if you don't want to know, seriously, look away, seriously, last chance. We quickly find out who shot Nathan (but he survives anyway, this is "Heroes" after all). We also - gasp! - learn what Sylar does with the brains. Plus the return of Malcolm McDowell (how I have no idea) and a message from beyond from Hiro's dad. Two cast members get/will get powers. More stuff in the future. I'm sure I'm not making any sense. Plus, Suresh finds a way to give normal people powers. And a war over a formula that could bring the end of the world - that gets stolen by a new hero with speed powers.

11:46 AM: Someone asks to "see" Milo up close.

11:48 AM: A "fan" admits he never saw the show until now - but still slept outside.

11:50 AM: Someone dressed as Feudal Japan Hiro asks a question. Someone dressed up as Sylar victim asks a question.

11:51 AM: Yikes, we're already out of time.

11:52 AM: Oh my, there's a mad rush to get out. Can't... type... with people climbing over me.

11:57 AM: Okay the wave of exiting people is over. What else... I'm sure I'm forgetting something. I will update this posting later if I remember something. Unfortunately right now the "Lost" panel is about to gear up. See you in a few.

Yes, we waited in this line. And this is on the other side of the building.

  [july 2008]  


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