Thursday’s bite and pillage news

Doctor Who

  • Eidos to release Doctor Who game for PS2, DS
  • Who’s in the Dalek casing? (spoiler alert)

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Review: Heroes 2×1

Heroes

In the US: Mondays, 9/8c, NBC

In the UK: BBC2, very soon

Characters re-cast: 0

Major characters gotten rid of: Some are MIA, some are KIA

Major new characters: Three so far

Format change percentage: 20%

Number of odd faces in mirrors: 1

If humans were to live the dream while evolving through the eye of a needle into the rainbow blue sunset of Thomas Hardy’s pleasure dome… Sorry, I’ve been listening to the Heroes voiceover again.

Yes, it’s back. The breakout series of last year, a tale of everyday folk becoming superheroic and not being sure, necessarily, that they like it, is back again to frustrate, tease, annoy and excite, four months on. Or should that be 400 years off?

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Friday’s Dave – sorry, news (I rebranded)

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  • It sounds like a joke, but UKTV G2 is taking over UKTV Bright Ideas’ slot on Freeview and renaming itself – as Dave. Yes, Dave
  • Win a walk-on part in Shameless
  • Five to get a Spring refresh?
  • Living unveils its 2008 line-up, including Army Wives, Lipstick Jungle and Viva Laughlin
  • Blue Peter‘s cat-naming poll was fixed

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The news that is Tuesday’s

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Preview: Heroes

Heroes

In the US: Mondays 9/8c, NBC. Starts September 25, 2006
In the UK: Not yet acquired, although Channel 4 is most likely to pick it up

After last year’s sci-fi ‘dump’, where virtually every new drama commissioned by the US networks – Invasion, Surface, Threshold, etc – had an SF theme, it’s interesting to note that NBC’s Heroes is more or less the only new SF show this time round. Even then, it qualifies more as fantasy than SF, since it follows a group of ordinary super-heroes – if there is such a thing – rather than aliens or some other sci-fi staple. It’s not very original and clearly owes The 4400 a debt or two, but it’s actually pretty good.

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