Want to see how Harvey Keitel measures up in the new remake of time-traveling cop show Life On Mars? We've got the first sneak peek. But that's not all - the writers also tell us what to expect from the Green Lantern and Star Trek movies, and there are some super-spoilery Transformers images. Find out who survives the ending of Battlestar Galactica, and a shocking twist in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse. All that, plus spoilers, pics and vids for Chuck, Knight Rider, Smallville, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Fringe and Heroes. Spoilers are fundamental! Green Lantern: Writer Marc Guggenheim says his script for the GL movie will be incredibly faithful to the story of Hal Jordan, which honors what the fans would want to see from the character, at every step of the way. [IGN] Star Trek: Which existing Trek film is J.J. Abrams' film most like? You'll be shocked to hear that co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman answered "Wrath Of Khan" to this question. Why? Because the stakes never feel higher, and the villain is larger than shit. (Okay, they didn't say "larger than shit." But that's what they meant.) And the interactions between the cast are fully "actualized" and the relationship between Kirk and Spock is hella tight. So that's what Trek XI is most influenced by. [IESB] Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen: Two newly released covers for Transformers 2 prequel comics may provide a few clues to the next movie. In particular, one of them includes an early design of the girl-robot Arcee. And here's some new art that purports to show a better look at Long Haul and Devastator. (Much bigger versions of the Long Haul/Devastator images at the second link.) [Transformers Live and Comic Book Movie]
Life On Mars: How is Harvey Keitel going to step into Philip Glennister's big shoes in the U.S. remake of Life On Mars? Check out this new clip and judge for yourself. He seems a bit more understated and maybe not quite as much of a dick. [SpoilerTV]
Dollhouse: There may actually be an episode where the Dolls "wake up and realize they're all Dolls," says one castmember. [E! Online] Battlestar Galactica: What happens in the final episodes of BSG? According to Tahmoh Penikett:
Everybody dies. We have a dark ending...Obviously you know, those last couple of episodes, they're going to blow your mind. They are going to go down in history as the best television ever done.
[E! Online again] Fringe: Here are some new promo pics from tonight's episode, plus the next two episodes [Fox]
And here are synopses of the next two episodes:
"The Ghost Network: In the third episode of this new procedural thriller that explores the blurring line between the possible and the unimaginable, our unlikely trio investigates a horrific bus incident in which the dead bodies of commuters are frozen inside a bus like insects in amber. Led by the unconventional Dr. Bishop, who requests a piano in the lab to help him process data, the team uncovers a man who has visions of Pattern-related disturbances before they happen, and race to decipher the distraught man's thoughts to prevent another atrocious event from occurring. "The Arrival": After a deadly explosion rocks a construction site in New York City, Broyles solicits the aid of our unlikely threesome to investigate a strange cylinder mysteriously found at the scene completely unharmed by the surrounding devastation. After Olivia uncovers an unbelievable commonality between disturbing events, Dr. Bishop takes matters into his own hands and Peter is forced into field duty, it almost seems as if the untraceable object is triggering the series of odd behaviors, unexpected events and surprising revelations.
[Fringe Television] Also, you'll be saying "Who the Frak?" after you see the "last flash" at the end of tonight's episode. And Olivia was recruited for a reason (just like Sydney Bristow in Alias) and Peter has a "medical history" that his father is hiding from him. [E! Online] Chuck: Zachary Levi tells us a bit more about what to expect from season two, plus an extended version of a funny clip you may already have seen, where Michael Clarke Duncan dangles Chuck out the window. [Zachary Levi]
Heroes: So are we going to start identifying with Sylar this season? Not exactly, says producer Jeph Loeb:
Even Sylar has a side of him that can be reached. And when that happens, is that a good thing or a bad thing? It's like when you take a wild animal and you put it in a cage. It'll start to behave itself, but I don't think you want the lions roaming freely around the Bronx Zoo.
[AMC] And here's the official synopsis for episode four. It sounds as though Mohinder's discovery of Promycin spells doom for the world:
Seeing a future where nearly everyone has abilities, a world destined for destruction, Peter resolves to prevent this earth-shattering end — whatever the cost — and so takes on a dark, unwieldy ability to save the world — gambling (wrong) that it won't destroy him and everything he loves first. After allowing Angela's (Cristine Rose) half of "the formula" to be stolen, Hiro (Masi Oka) and Ando (James Kyson Lee) set out to uncover the identity of the Villain who hired Daphne (guest star Brea Grant) — and must consult with the person who knows these rogues best…Adam Monroe (guest star David Anders). After the bloodbath at the bank, H.R.G. (Jack Coleman) resolves to get rid of his new partner. Meanwhile, determined to be a hero, Claire (Hayden Panettiere) hits the road after one of the Villains from H.R.G.'s old files. Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) gives in to impulse. Linderman (guest star Malcolm McDowell) and Molly (guest star Adair Tishler) return in unexpected manners. A new romance ignites between two Heroes.
Also, you'll see "plenty of villainy" from HRG this season. Micah no longer needs to touch something electronic to control it. (To the extent that he's even in season three.) And Future Peter has the "best of intentions." [E! Online] And Kristen Bell says her character, Elle, will get more backstory this season. We'll see more of her human side and discover through flashbacks that she's more inter-woven with some of the other characters than we'd realized. [Sci Fi Wire] Angela Petrelli will reveal two big surprises in the two-hour Heroes premiere next Monday. And at some point, we'll have a flashback to when Young Angela was a very different person, including Robert Forrester as her husband, Arthur. And the flashback may yield some "paternity news." [TV Guide] Sarah Connor Chronicles: The Terminator TV show released another batch of script pages to cast a couple of characters in the 13th. episode of the season. As usual for Sarah Connor, they don't seem to be actual pages from the episode's script. Someone named "Mark" (could be a fake name) gets locked up South of the Border by a corrupt jailer named Manny who steals his money and cell phone, and runs his info through Interpol. Meanwhile, "Jill" (maybe Sarah?) goes shopping at a hardware store for fertilizer and other bomb components. "Jill" gets locked up South of the Border as well, and has to use her wiles (and team up with a local boy in her cell) to escape. Later, Charley Dixon enters the jail with someone named "Chuck" and sees a guard handcuffed up. He asks if George Lazslo (Cromartie's alias) has escaped, and the guard says "escaped." And then later, "Sam and Jill" (Sarah and John?) have a corner booth at a festive cantina. An old man takes their picture and tries to sell it to them. They offer him $5 to erase it from his camera, but then he recognizes them from earlier. Once he makes the connection, he asks for "everything they've got" not to give the picture to the authorities. And still later, someone named Agent Burke at the FBI office tells someone named Mark that he's free to go. But Mark says the pain is unbearable, and Agent Burke says it'll pass. Mark says he's going to the only place he can go. [SpoilerTV] Smallville: Even though Green Arrow and the Justice League go looking for Clark on Thursday, G.A. still gets into a knock-down drag-out fist fight with Clark, and later pierces Clark's chest with two "near-fatal" arrows. Also, we'll learn a lot about the new Lex substitute, Tess Mercer: she comes from humble beginnings, taught herself to read, and is Harvard-educated. We'll see Tess and Lois face off early on. [Zap2It] And here are some pics from the Ollie/Lois hurt/comfort episode, "Toxic," which airs Oct. 2. [KryptonSite]
Knight Rider: OMG, I know what you're really fiending for - you want to see how KITT rolls! Screw this BSG and Dollhouse crap, you want a Knight Rider vid. Here ya go. [Knight Rider Online]
Additional reporting by Lauren Davis.