OMG spoilerage! The Land Of The Lost movie came out with a new plot description, which may make you as happy as a kid in a Krofft Superstore. Also, Star Trek's Roberto Orci patiently answered a ton of questions about the movie, including Kirk's bathroom habits. Keanu Reeves clears up a major Day The Earth Stood Still mystery, and there's a new Wolverine rumor. Also, we've got tons of info about an upcoming Chloe-Jimmy episode of Smallville. There's a new video from the Lost producers, and True Blood has announced which new characters will be getting naked in season two. Plus spoilers for Heroes, Sarah Connor, Fringe and Knight Rider.
Land Of The Lost:
This Sid-And-Marty Krofft remake just released its official synopsis:
Will Ferrell stars as has-been scientist Dr. Rick Marshall, sucked into one and spat back through time. Way back. Now, Marshall has no weapons, few skills and questionable smarts to survive in an alternate universe full of marauding dinosaurs and fantastic creatures from beyond our world—a place of spectacular sights and super-scaled comedy known as the Land of the Lost.
Sucked alongside him for the adventure are crack-smart research assistant Holly (Anna Friel) and a redneck survivalist (Danny McBride) named Will. Chased by T. rex and stalked by painfully slow reptiles known as Sleestaks, Marshall, Will and Holly must rely on their only ally—a primate called Chaka (Jorma Taccone)—to navigate out of the hybrid dimension. Escape from this routine expedition gone awry and they’re heroes. Get stuck, and they’ll be permanent refugees in the Land of the Lost.
TrekMovie talked to co-writer Roberto Orci, and he gave out a few morsels of Trek knowledge. Like, in Orci's mind, Captain Robau (Iron Man's Farah Tahir) was born in Cuba but grew up in the Middle East, before becoming captain of the U.S.S. Kelvin. And the alien security officer on the Kelvin, Alnschloss K’Bentayr (right), isn't directly related to Mr. Arex from the animated series, but the designer may have thought of Arex somewhat.
Also, that cop in the trailer is probably a human under all that robo-stuff, but the movie doesn't make it clear either way. And there is some explanation for why the Enterprise is being built in Iowa. And he says the humor won't be as broad as it was in his Transformers — like Kirk never pees on anyone. [TrekMovie]
The Day The Earth Stood Still:
So I just saw this movie, and I was listening for the phrase "Klaatu Barada Nikto," which we'd been promised, and I didn't hear it. But now, Keanu says in an interview that he sort of mutters it at the start of the movie, right after he gets shot. And it means "Stand down." (It keeps Gort from putting the smackdown on all the soldiers after they shoot Klaatu, I guess.) [Boston Herald]
A guy who knows a guy says that Banshee (an Irish mutant with a sonic scream) will turn up in the Wolverine movie, with a non-speaking role. He'll be a younger version, in his early twenties. [ComicBookMovie]
Kristen Bell won't be back, but someone else will. [EW]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
The first episode of 2009, episode 2x14, will be called "Good Wound," and it airs on Friday Feb. 13. [SpoilerTV]
Jared Harris, who plays Mr. Jones, says his character will definitely be back at some point, possibly a few times. [Sci Fi Wire]
Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse released a new video in anticipation of season five. They revealed that Ben Linus will be reading James Joyce's Ulysses, and episode seven of the new season is called "3:16," which is significant for a couple of reasons. And they revealed a new Dharma symbol, with a phallic lantern in the middle. [E! Online]
The title of the season's 16th. episode, "Turbulence," refers to interactions between Clark and Tess aboard Oliver's jet. Also, the turbulence associated with Jimmy's emergence from his coma. Tess takes Clark with her to an important press conference in another city. (And I'm just guessing this means she, and everyone else, have forgotten they learned he was an alien in the previous episode.) Clark tries to find out from Tess exactly how much Lex told her about him. When Jimmy sees Davis, he reacts violently, and also has an angry outburst at Chloe. And Davis goes to a cathedral, where he confesses he's hurt people he cares about.
And then in episode 17, "Hex," we meet that Zatanna-esque character we mentioned. And she casts a spell that turns Chloe into Lois, literally. Does wackiness ensue? We think it might just. [KryptonSite]
Also, Jimmy will actually witness Davis murdering someone... but is he hallucinating? Or has he discovered Davis' secret? And when Chloe is confronted with this news, whose side will she take? [EW]
More details on those events come from a set of casting sides for "Turbulence." In the teaser, Davis confesses to a Catholic priest about the people he's hurt and the beast within, and the fact that he he roams the streets looking for lost souls to help out. We see a scene where Davis finds a teenager buying drugs, and grabs him by the scruff of the neck, screaming "Go home!" Then he catches up with the drug dealer. The dealer is relieved to realize Davis is no cop — but then finds out Davis is something much, much worse.
And later, Jimmy is in hospital and sees a dissheveled man running for his life. The man gets in an elevator but doesn't manage to escape. And then Jimmy sees the attacker's face: Davis. But later, Jimmy is freaking out and Davis is super calm. They get Jimmy hopped up on meds and send him home. Chloe is v. pissed at him. [SpoilerTV]
And a new CW Winter trailer shows a bunch of clips from various shows, including Clark acting quite Superman-like, and a bit of Supernatural as well. [OSCK]
Here are a passel of new characters who will be joining the show in the second season, including which ones will be getting naked. (Handy!)
[SID MATT LANCASTER] This small, fatherly-looking man in his 60s is the Stackhouse family lawyer, who arrives at Sookie’s house unexpectedly. Obviously distraught, he’s sad to be the bearer of bad news…9 speeches & 3 lines, 1 scene (29)
[SHAWNELLE] “Trouble on legs,” this sexy barfly in her 20s propositions Jason (Ryan Kwanten), and when that fails, tries to work her wiles on his companion, Hoyt. She’s a real siren, out for a good time…2 speeches & 3 lines, 1 scene (44)
[CORALEE] This bar patron in her 30s is questioned by Andy about the recent murder. She’s gossiping about the death with her friend Vonetta when the angry Terry throws them out of the bar…2 speeches & 3 lines, 1 scene (44)
[VONETTA] Coralee’s friend, this bar patron in her 30s gossips avidly about the recent murder — right up until Terry throws her off the premises…1 speech & 2 lines, 1 scene (45)
[NEWS ANCHOR] Via satellite, this female news anchor in D.C. interviews Steve Newlin and Nan Flanagan, who exchange their explosively opposite views on the air…1 speech & 2 lines, 1 scene (21)
[SARAH NEWLIN] Late 20s - bright, pretty, cheerful wife of Fellowship of the Sun head Minister Steve Newlin (Michael McMillian), Sarah is an example of the new “hip” evangelical movement, hates vampires with a passion, deeply believes in her mission, her marriage, her country and her church. very feminine, but down-to-earth, also with a healthy appetite for life’s many pleasures… as she sees it, it’s all part of God’s gift to us. No actual nudity, but implied…SERIES REGULAR 7/13
[DAPHNE] Late 20s / early 30s - Daphne is sexy and down to earth, a real country girl, not the greatest waitress, but Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammell) couldn’t care less, once he gets to know her better. Common sense, no-nonsense, funny, definitely not neurotic. Nudity is preferable in this role…6 episode arc beginning with this episode.
[LUKE] A BIG HANDSOME, BEAR OF A GUY, around 25ish. All the energy Jason (Ryan Kwanten) has spent in his life getting girls, Luke has spent in the service of God. And growing. And being insanely competitive. Southern, Texan. no nudity required, although the guys at the church camp do spend time in their underwear…6 episode arc beginning with episode 202.
And because no day is complete with Knight scoopage, here's a behind the scenes video of possibly the last ever episode. [KRO]
Additional reporting by Katharine Duckett.