Spoilers and felicitations! Instead of more explosions, the latest Transformers 2 set video gives a keen insight into Shia LaBoeuf's mental process, and reveals a plot twist in the new movie. There are new Lost set reports, and we finally identify two people on Heroes who aren't related. And there are some new Sarah Connor hints, including a video of some kick-ass machine-gun-fu. Also, there are new deets and pics for Chuck, Fringe, Eureka, Smallville, Stargate Atlantis and your favorite, Knight Rider. Start your day spoiled!Transformers 2: Our sister blog Jalopnik has some new pics of the silver Corvette concept car that's going to have an important role in the movie. [Jalopnik] Meanwhile, GM says the Chevy Volt that people have seen on set is not a Transformer. It's only in the movie super briefly. And here's some new video from the Princeton filming which shows more of Shia freaking out that he's losing his marbles the same way his great grandfather did. [Transformers Live Action Movie Blog] Lost: More Lost set reports: The team has been filming scenes including Sawyer, Rose, Bernard, Juliet, Miles and Charlotte. At one point, Sawyer, Bernard, Rose and Juliet are having a discussion in the jungle. And then Miles and Charlotte come back to camp. And Josh Holloway and Elizabeth Mitchell have a scene alone together, with Sawyer shirtless. Not only that, but Vincent the dog is around! And Dr. Jack Shephard's trusty old Ford Bronco was around as well. [Hawaii Weblog via Lyly Ford] Heroes: It's definitely not true that Niki and Adam are related. (And that could matter, because maybe Tracy/Niki/whoever is going to be Adam's new girlfriend? The one who digs him up? Fans are speculating based on a brief glimpse of Ali Larter with Adam, plus Knox and Parkman's dad.) [TV Guide and Heroes Television] How does everybody lose their powers? It's the work of an important male character whom we've heard about but haven't seen up till now. (My guess: Papa Petrelli.) Ando will go on a personal journey of discovery this year. (Will it involve wandering in a desert? I sure hope so!) And most of Peter Petrelli's scenes so far have been with Nathan. [Heroes Television] Battlestar Galactica: Today's TV Guide Q&A included a vague thing that was either a hint that one of the ships in the fleet failed to make the jump to Earth with the others and is now lost in space — or a feeble attempt at humor. Not sure which. [TV Guide] Sarah Connor Chronicles: You're going to see Garret Dillahunt's Terminator talking a lot more in the new season, in keeping with how verbose Arnie's version could be at times. And it turns out Cromartie spared FBI agent Ellison's life because he knew Ellison was also searching for Sarah Connor, and could possibly lead him to her. [CanMag] The season premiere is action-packed but spends too long tying up loose ends from the first season, says a positive but bitchy review at Variety. There are so many visitors from the future, you start to think "more people are passing through these time portals than LAX's international terminal." [Variety] And here's a kick-ass new promo, with tons of new footage of explosions and Sarah Connor rocking a machine gun. [SpoilerTV]
Smallville: Lois does have to confront the aftermath of her breakup with Oliver Queen, and they have some storylines together, but they won't be getting back together. [TV Guide] Fringe: Remember the second episode of Fringe we mentioned? "Same Old Story," about a woman who mysteriously gets pregnant and gives birth within a few hours, to a boy who mysteriously grows to old age in a few more hours? Here are some mysterious promo pics. Actually, the major spoiler in these pics is the captions, which mention that Broyles is briefing Peter, and Peter is going over case notes. Is Peter like an FBI agent now? [Fringe Bloggers]
Meanwhile, there will be a "bubbling love story" between Olivia and Peter, and a "questionably trustworthy mentor-mentee relationship" between Olivia and cyborg executive Nina, says J.J. Abrams. And Broyles will take on a bigger role in upcoming episodes. [Spoiler TV] Knight Rider: Want to see some new photos of the expanded cast of Knight Rider, in what I'm assuming is the KITT Cave? Check them out at the link. [Knight Rider Online] Eureka: In episode 7, "Here Come The Suns," a second sun appears over Eureka, disrupting the mayoral race and forcing Carter, Allison and Zane to investigate. [SpoilerTV] Chuck: Here's the official synopsis for the season premiere:
Academy Award nominee Michael Clarke Duncan ("The Green Mile") guest-stars as Colt, a menacing operative. Chuck (Zachary Levi) prevents Colt from obtaining the Cipher — a device that would ultimately lead to a new Intersect. Chuck is told that this successful mission marks the end of his espionage career and the beginning of a normal life. Free from bullets and bombs, Chuck finally asks Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) out on a real first date. But Chuck's role as the old Intersect is not good news for everyone as Casey (Adam Baldwin) deals with a difficult order assigned to him. Meanwhile at Buy More, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) devises an eccentric way to hire a new assistant manager.
[SpoilerTV] Stargate Atlantis: Here's a new synopsis of episode 12, "Inquisition," which is basically a clips show.
Leaders from the human populations of many worlds have formed an official alliance and extend an invitation to Lt. Colonel John Sheppard and his team to represent Atlantis at their next meeting. But on arrival, the team is immediately detained in a concrete cell and Sheppard is brought before three council members — Kelore of Latira, Shiana of the Tribes of Santhal, and Dimas of the Free Peoples of Riva — to stand trial for crimes against the indigenous peoples of the Pegasus Galaxy. Richard Woolsey, meanwhile, receives a visit from Myrus, a representative from the new coalition of planets, who advises him that Sheppard and the others are being made to answer for the deaths of millions throughout the galaxy. Outraged, Woolsey demands that Myrus bring him to his people, confident he can take on their defense and secure their freedom. But it quickly becomes clear that even Woolsey's formidable legal and diplomatic skills may not be enough to save the Atlantis expedition from a guilty verdict.