This morning's spoilers include some new hints for Day The Earth Stood Still, City Of Ember and Repo! The Genetic Opera. Also, you may be surprised at who's coming back on Lost — and how they're coming back. A new leak includes the weirdest idea about that Battlestar cliffhanger yet. Plus there are new hints about Heroes, Smallville, Knight Rider, Clone Wars, Sarah Connor Chronicles, Chuck, Eleventh Hour, and Stargate Atlantis. Don't fear the spoilers! The Day The Earth Stood Still: UGO has a roundup of spoilers for this remake of the classic first-contact movie, mostly stuff we've reported before, or which you can glean from watching the footage we've posted. A few new tidbits: Jaden Smith is actually Jennifer Connelly's stepson, not her son. And Klaatu's people use machines with a biological basis, not a mechanical one. And the new version won't have quite such an obvious Christ metaphor as the original. Also, the longer Klaatu spends trapped in a human body, the more conflicted he feels because he realizes the humans aren't so bad. [UGO] City Of Ember: The new movie of Jeanne DuPrau's classic novel stays pretty close to the original story, with a few minor changes. For example, the movie adds a new character, Sul (Martin Laundau), a guy who knows all about Ember's inner workings. [Sci Fi Wire] Repo! The Genetic Opera: Curious about how the dark futuristic organ-repossession musical came to be? Here's a new behind-the-scenes video. [ShockTillYouDrop]
Lost: Doug Hutchison says he's back for at least four episodes as hippie Dharma Initiative member Horace Goodspeed on Lost this season. [Sci Fi Wire] Also, we won't see Jin at all in the first three episodes of the new season, and we'll learn his fate in episodes four and five. And it turns out he's the guy who turns up, floating on a door in the middle of the ocean. But is he alive or dead? Will he be in the show as a ghost? No clue yet. [E! Online] Battlestar Galactica: I read this post at SyFyPortal the other day, but somehow I totally missed this somewhat dubious spoiler, which a source told the site. Apparently our heroes did find Earth in the mid-season finale, but after the Cylons wrecked Earth in their nuclear catastrophe, they moved on to another planet, also called Earth. And that's the planet that you are (most likely) sitting on as you read this. The rest of the series will be about the fleet searching for this second Earth. [SyFyPortal] Heroes: Tracy will embrace her ice powers instead of freaking out about them. Also, after Matt sees a bunch of paintings in Africa of his past events, he sees a couple of paintings of things that haven't happened to him yet. And Matt has some really cool scenes with Daphne the speedster. And Matt still might go to the dark side, like his dad. [Heroes Spoilers] Hiro and Ando go down to the Company's sinister Level 5, but not of their own free will. Also, when we see Elle again, we'll find out her electrical power is on the fritz, and she turns to Claire for help. [E! Online] In that upcoming episode where Future Sylar is living in the Bennett house and has a kid named Noah, it turns out Sylar also has Mr. Muggles. And there may be waffle-making. Also we may see several different alternate realities in that episode. And Dr. Zimmerman has some answers for Tracy Strauss, and it turns out another one of the Ali Larter clones may actually be running around as well. (Or maybe we'll just see her corpse?) [E! Online again] Star Wars: Clone Wars: We got another press release from Warner Bros. about this Friday's upcoming season premiere, and it noted that the "Yoda episode" sees a mixture of the impish mischievous Yoda from Empire Strikes Back, and the bouncy ninja Yoda from the prequels. And here are some new pics. [Warner Bros. and Los Angeles Metromix]
Smallville: In the Chloe/Jimmy wedding episode, Ollie can't be there, because he's in a more interesting episode — I mean, he's off on a mission as Green Arrow. Clark and Lois make "video messages" to cooperate Chloe and Jimmy, and Chloe and Clark dance at the wedding reception. And then in the following episode, Geoff Johns' Legion of Superheroes romp, Johns says he was suprised by what prominent Legion villain he was allowed to use. (Mordru? Time Trapper? Darkseid? Ooh, maybe Lemnos!) [Kryptonsite] Sarah Connor Chronicles: John Connor is totally focused on Riley the magazine-quoting girl, instead of Cameron, this season. Also, episode five of this season is a big turning point in the John-Derek relationship. [E! Online] Chuck: More about that upcoming episode ("Chuck vs. The Best Friend") where we see Chuck and Morgan aged 12: apparently a female bully wants to wail on Morgan in revenge for his spying on her, but Chuck stands up for his pal. Chuck and Morgan lament their girlfriend-less states and promise they'll have girlfriends when they're older. Morgan says he'll have a beard, and that'll totally help. Then, in the present day, a bearded Morgan still laments his girlfriend-lessness, now that Anna is dating a guy named Jason. Turns out Jason is connected with a Triad (Chinese organized crime group), and Chuck has to go undercover at Jason's car showroom along with Sarah. Unfortunately, Morgan wants to tag along and spy on Anna. And when they get caught, Chuck saves Morgan's life by convincing the Triad members that Morgan isn't spying on them, he's just a loser stalking his ex-girlfriend. Morgan feels betrayed, but Chuck doesn't have time to patch things up, because the Triad members are targeting an ambassador. Meanwhile, Jeff and Lester also have strains in their relationship. [ChuckTV] Chuck and Sarah really won't be getting together any time soon. And Zachary Levi wrote a song about how bad he smells. [E! Online] Here's the synopsis for the fourth episode, "Chuck vs. The Cougars":
Chuck (Zachary Levi) learns more about Sarah’s (Yvonne Strahovski) past when they run into her old high school nemesis Heather Chandler (guest star Nicole Richie). Sarah’s teenage insecurities come to surface and she tries to avoid Heather at all costs. Chuck, on the other hand, does everything he can to hear more about Sarah’s hidden life. When Heather’s nerdy husband Mark (Ben Savage) turns out to be a key player in a new mission, the agents must attend Sarah’s high school reunion to prevent the sale of potentially dangerous super-bomber plans — all the action ends with the ultimate cat fight. Meanwhile, Big Mike (Mark Christopher Lawrence) leaves town for a day and Buy More’s new assistant manager Lester (Vik Sahay) decides to implement a new sales policy.
Have you noticed how every episode synopsis is like, "there's a guest star who has a personal connection to someone on the show, but he/she is also tied up in spy shit. And meanwhile, stuff happens at Buy More"? [SpoilerTV] Stargate Atlantis: In episode 14, "Prodigal," Michael finds his way into Atlantis and tries to gather as much information as possible, while the crew tries to keep him from getting to Teyla's child. And in episode 15, "Remnants," a long-lost race has sent out repositories of themselves and their knowledge before they were destroyed. Woolsey and Sheppard see visions of their dreams and fears because of these repositories. (This is the one we featured some details from ages ago, where Woolsey gets an imaginary girlfriend.) [SpoilerFix] Eleventh Hour: In the second episode of Jerry Bruckheimer's "Hey science! Stop being mean!" show, Jacob Hood investigates when several healthy 11-year-old boys die of heart attacks. It's up to him to prevent further deaths. [SpoilerTV] Knight Rider: Here's the press release for the fifth episode of your favorite show, "I Wanna Rock And Roll All Knight":
A CRIMINAL COUPLE WITH CONGRESSIONAL TIES THREATENS TO REVEAL THE SECRETS OF KNIGHT INDUSTRIES — Knight Industries is hot on the trail of a Bonnie & Clyde-esque criminal couple, only to discover their true identities have a serious impact on a national congressional race. As the mission unfolds, Mike (Justin Bruening) and KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) are forced into action to save Agent Rivai (Sydney Tamiia Poitier).