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Old June 2 2009, 04:18 AM   #16
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Re: Heroes, anyone?

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Not anymore. I'd be surprised if Quinto came back after his success with Star Trek. Why would he want to?
Loyalty. Greg Grunberg introudced him to JJ Abrams in the first place. Sure, it would be the Hollywood way to scram and not look back, but I get the feeling he's not so much the Hollywood scumbag type (yet).
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Old June 2 2009, 04:22 AM   #17
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I want to try some of the drugs the writers were using when they made Sylar go from good to bad to good every episode in volume 3. It must have been wicked!

Hopefully they use the characters better next season.
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Old June 2 2009, 05:00 AM   #18
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I want to try some of the drugs the writers were using when they made Sylar go from good to bad to good every episode in volume 3. It must have been wicked!

Hopefully they use the characters better next season.
I think I know what they were going for there (and with all the other good/evil pingponging they put the characters thru). Something to do with the notion that the powahs!!! are too much for mere mortals to handle, and it leads them to do evil things either through carelessness, naiveity, rationalization, or in Sylar's case, because his powers are a good/evil on/off switch that he is helpless to control.

Interesting idea, actually. But wow, they had no idea how to execute it. And in Sylar's case, it required blatant contradiction of previously established "facts" about the guy.
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Old June 2 2009, 07:04 AM   #19
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I do watch Heroes but it's often a frustrating experience. Whenever they can't think of a way to explain why character X can't use power Y to solve a problem, they just depower that person.
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Old June 2 2009, 08:55 AM   #20
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Not anymore. I'd be surprised if Quinto came back after his success with Star Trek. Why would he want to?
Loyalty. Greg Grunberg introudced him to JJ Abrams in the first place. Sure, it would be the Hollywood way to scram and not look back, but I get the feeling he's not so much the Hollywood scumbag type (yet).
Heroes is done in 17 more episodes so why not stick around for one final paycheck and then release a few book saying I am Sylar, I am Not Sylar
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Old June 2 2009, 09:08 AM   #21
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Did. Past tense. Won't again.
Ditto. I tried but it became so literally formulaic you knew what would happen before it would happen. Hiro, Peter and Silar would be overpowered, something/one depowers them only for them to regain it. Claire has a crisis about her humanity. Silar can't decide if he's good or evil. Nathan can't decide whether he's a politician or not and what path to follow. And Suresh, they really did a number on him.

I quit even before the midway point of season three. I was already bored of season two's bombs and season three was a repeat of them. Season one, that was how I was expecting the series to go. No hero safe, no villian unkillable. No telling what would happen. Then they go and ruin it.
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Old June 2 2009, 02:56 PM   #22
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Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
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Not anymore. I'd be surprised if Quinto came back after his success with Star Trek. Why would he want to?
Loyalty. Greg Grunberg introudced him to JJ Abrams in the first place. Sure, it would be the Hollywood way to scram and not look back, but I get the feeling he's not so much the Hollywood scumbag type (yet).
I bet when his contract is up though, he won't renew...that is of course, if the show is still on the air.
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Old June 2 2009, 06:38 PM   #23
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I thought that during the third season finale the plot careened to new levels of shark jumping absurdity. Yet I'm still probably going to watch it next year. It has such a strong cast. It's a shame the writing comes off as haphazard so often.
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Old June 2 2009, 07:14 PM   #24
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I do, though not religiously. I agree with many other posters that the show has gotten to be quite frustrating over the years. I absolutely loved season one! Season two was ok and three was pretty mediocre. I'll probably tune in for the new season, just to see where it might go, but I'm not too excited about it.
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Old June 3 2009, 04:26 AM   #25
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Not anymore. I'd be surprised if Quinto came back after his success with Star Trek. Why would he want to?
Loyalty. Greg Grunberg introudced him to JJ Abrams in the first place. Sure, it would be the Hollywood way to scram and not look back, but I get the feeling he's not so much the Hollywood scumbag type (yet).
I bet when his contract is up though, he won't renew...that is of course, if the show is still on the air.
Honestly, they need to conclude Sylar's story in S4. If they get an S5, Quinto shouldn't be in it. They've set up something potentially interesting for this season (assuming they don't blow it again), but the only way I can envision it concluding "correctly" is
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