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Heroes: A Clear And Present Danger

Before I talk about this week’s return of Heroes, let’s get the results of the LOL-Heroes vote/drawing out of the way.  The winner of the drawing for the graphic novel is … “helix9”.  And for the LOL-Heroes, first place was split (at 6 votes each) between Dick In a Box and MacGruber, and third place went to Petr Is All Mad Bout Invisible Fish Hook (with 4 votes).  Many thanks to everybody who participated!

Now on with the show.  This week, on Heroes

RECAP DETAILS AHEAD (don’t read if you haven’t watched it yet) …

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Vote for Your Favorite LOL-Heroes!

Heroes returns Monday, with a new creative team, and hopefully with an improved show. But even if it isn’t, rest assured I’ll still be here with a fresh batch of LOLheroes every week. In honor of the second half of the season, I’ve compiled the 50+ LOLheroes from the first half on one page, created a few new ones, and I’M GIVING AWAY A PRIZE.

In the comments, let me know WHICH THREE of these were your favorites. If I get enough votes between now and Monday, I’ll add them up, and let you know which were the top-ranked. Everybody who participates will be placed in a drawing for a free hardcover edition of the Heroes: Volume 1 graphic novel, which compiles all 34 web mini-comics from Season One.

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Tim Kring Comes Clean About Heroes

At a screenwriting expo last weekend, Tim Kring had some things to say about what he felt has gone wrong with the writing of Heroes to date. And I tend to agree with just about all of it. Especially this …

When it comes to time travel as a plot point, Kring said, “I’d encourage everyone to avoid it. It’s a minefield that will make your mind explode. It will just drive you crazy. That’s been something we’ve tried to use with a certain amount of rules – Not being able to change the future unless you go back. That device has been one of those that’s just been so complicated for us.” He added that when it comes to time travel, “We are taking a little hiatus from that for the next 12 episodes,” referring to the next volume, “Fugitives.”

Good to hear. And I agree with him that the show would have worked better if it focused more on origins and less on the sprawling, over-complicated plot lines it’s burdened with now.