Posts tagged with: Heroes Webisodes

A Few Quick Notes Before Monday’s Season 4 Premier

So everyone in America and likely around the world knows that this Sunday is Superbowl Sunday: The most watched TV event every year with those dudes in the helmets and pads putting their hearts into every tackle and catch because they can and because we like it! But for Heroes fans, Monday is a day of redemption. Season Four is almost upon us, Fans; and with it come so many clusters of ideas and theories and questions. Who will have the best power and who will have the most of it? What new characters might we see? Will your favorite webisodic adventurer be there? Who is good? Who is evil? questions as vexing as these have not been pondered since Mr. Owl’s timeless quandary concerning how many licks it should take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop…. But I digress.

I’ll be away this weekend, but to hold you ravenous wolverines a bay, I have some homework (or rather “homeplay”) for you.

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Going Postal offers Heroes’ quickest webisode series to date

Now, I know how everybody loves the mail to be quick but… daaaaaaaang! Going Postal offers new insight into the term “post-haste” with three episodes of hunt, (“A Nifty Trick”) chase, (“The House Guest”) and capture (“Let’s Talk”) so fast and furious that they seen to appropriately embody main character the campily named Echo DeMille’s ability to create sonic boom waves with his voice. Seeing as I can’t give you a review without giving away the whole dog-and-pony whirlwind, you’ll have to see for yourself at http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/video/webisodes/#vid=275540

In other news NBC reports that Heroes has won a People’ Choice Award for Best Sci-Fi Series. I don’t think any pre-cogs were need to foresee that one.

I’ll be back periodically throughout the week as new shows become available. See you then!


The Hilarious Zeroes Webseries Parody

A couple of weeks ago, I theorized a handful of totally useless and certifiably insane powers like being able to babysit the baby Jesus and the wonderfully stupid ability to turn every meal into breakfast; and my personal favorite the ability to work on federal holidays. But the Heroes creators have apparently been up nights scanning my frontal lobes for ideas while I’m asleep because their new webseries Zeroes is quite blaringly all of my style and a bag of hot, hot, Chilean potato chips! It pits unsuspecting dweebs and their inane powers against all the other folks who just don’t give sh***. Powers include the ability to kick one’s self repeatedly in the back of the head, copy talking four year-old style; and one guy can in fact can paint the future with a few minor setbacks like that fact his paintings are of stick figures and worse his prophetic visions equate to trivial occurrences such as the ever-popular “save a man about to fall into a birthday cake” routine. Oh, the majesty!

Watch Zereos at http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/video/clips/zeroes-episode-one/165680/

Trivia returns this weekend…. Stay tuned!


The Recruit: “The Truth Within”

To watch before you read, go to http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/The-Recruit/

Summary

Mills has now been released and goes home to reveal that she hid the formula in and open wound in her shoulder. She then pulls it out and goes on her merry way only to find Angela outside he door to confront her deception and to snatch her back to “the facility”  with a surprise twist so good that it shall not be revealed here!

Analysis

There’s a good progression of suspense about Mills’ future. Her gritty and undaunted demeanor is full of the character necessary to make a great hero. But only time will tell the fate of Rachel Mills.


Heroes’ graphic novel episodes 51-117 now online!

In the grand tradition of growling, rabid 80s monster truck rally announcers, “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday” is your day to catch up on every twist, turn and power play as Primatech and Pinehurst’s favorite rejects have the chance to become tomorrow’s heroes in this graphic novel feast; and hey… try not to be a glutton, will ya? Your little brother might want to watch too!

http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/novels/episodes.shtml?vid=903461&tin=187.000&tou=525.081&plt=lf


Knox’s journey explored through latest microseries

Knox was arguably one of the more uniquely gifted “heroes” of them all. A street thug who “got strong off of other people’s fear,” he was egotistical to say the least. Unfortunately he was killed during the whole Season Three Pinehurst debacle. But hanks to the magic of the webisode, his journey to power is backstoried in the microseries Hard Knox. The story a broken into four chapters in which Knox is transitioned from a thug lackey to the head hancho. Rather than break down each short piece, it would be much more prudent to tell you to just watch and enjoy Hard Knox.

Watch at http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/video/clips/hard-knox-chapter-1-choices/895021/


The Recruit: “Do What You Have to Do” and “Day of Reckoning”

To watch berfore you read go to http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/video/webisodes/the-recruit/#vid=883401

Summary

“Do What You Have to Do”

As uneventful as this three-minute blip was there was on saving grace. The viewer finds Mills back in the same interrogation room with Angela; and through Angela’s powers of coercion also that Mills had killed one of her fellow marines. She tells Angela that after seeing what the formula did to the marine, she destroyed it. But the flashback tells other wise as Mills takes half a vile back with her – “Wrong answer,” barks Angela. She ain’t buyin’ it.

“Day of Reckoning”

Angela begins telling Mills about her boys who she love dearly and then proceed to get Mills to tell her about Mill’s mother’s suicide. Angela’s monologue tells Mills of her Mother’s powers. She tell Mills she can be difference, that she can still make a difference. The flashback then shows Mills escape through a locked door by teleportation – though unlike than Hiro, she only appears to move through physical space and not time and also unlike him, she appears to have no aspirations to save the world at all.

Analysis

These gets my a thumbs down. Couldn’t this have been attached to a longer episode? These episodes seem to have been split for no other reason than to milk a few more advertising dollars. It’s as if a person were to break up a chapter in a book every two pages just because. One up-side however is that Mills’ character does seem more developed and quite a bit more tortured than since she was introduced, which in most cases moves a story rather well.


Webisode weekend now starting this Friday afternoon at 4 EST (Updated 1/8/09)

Yes that’s right! As you’re humble blogger I’m making up for recent absences over the holiday break with a recap of all the major webisode happenings with my reviews and insights into the stories that make the Heroes geek community go ’round. Until then, here’s a look at the recent making of Heroes: The Recruit:
http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/video/clips/the-recruit-behind-the-scenes/868182/

Also since I’ve neglected the comic strip and the magazine which is now in it’s tenth edition, I’ll shall take a shot at reviewing those as well in 2009!

See you Friday night!