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From Karim in Bordeaux:
1. What does it take to get in the business besides damn good ideas and perseverance?
Mostly it takes good ideas and perseverance. Also living in Los Angeles. The film and TV business is absolutely centered here and almost all jobs come from here.
2. Will HEROES have a solid ending on the soon-to-come-apocalypse and enter season 2 with a fresh new story? I hope it won’t go on forever and ever like LOST.
Yes. Yes. And it won’t.
1. Are you killing off Peter and Mohinder? Cause to me they are the central characters of the show that can bind all the others together.
Only Tim Kring knows all. But if I were laying odds in Vegas I would bet that both of them have better than average chances for survival.
2. What does the future hold for Hiro and Ando?
There are many futures with many possibilities. Some are happy. Some are not.
1. What’s it like working with Michael Green? We are fans of EVERWOOD who’ve turned into this lovely series, have loved Michael’s writing for some time now and we were wondering if you could give us some insight into him and his work!
Michael Green is a lovely, hard working and charming guy. He worked on SMALLVILLE in season one, but I didn’t get to know him then because I was exclusively up in Canada that year. He has been a big creative contributor to the show this year – but as for insight?... Michael remains mysterious.
MICHAEL GREEN, MAN OF MYSTERY
2. When are you directing again? You are definitely in my top ten (it’s a pretty intense list) directors list. Keep up the good work!
I will direct episode 22. Intensely.
From Arnaud Bodet:
I was curious as to the region of Peter’s face in which the scar appears. Many are suggesting it’s at the forehead, considering what Sylar is currently doing to him, but I’m thinking it could be elsewhere. Milo requested a scar and future Hiro made a reference about it so I doubt there’ll be no scar at all. Hopefully one with as much insight as you could help clear up my muzzled mind.
Tune in to EP 20 on April 30th and all will be revealed.
From Brad Butler:
1. I read in an interview that you were going to take a “24”esque take on the seasons, meaning each season is a different story. All right, I can see that. I’m a fan of 24 as well! Does this mean though, that the heroes from this season (those who survive at least) will fade into just a memory of the beginning? Will some return as main characters and others as re-occurring? Going with the “24” theme, and without reveling specifics, will there be a “Jack Bauer” of HEROES, one character that stays persistent through the entire series?
Kind of a hybrid of all your hypotheses, based on the little I know. But then, Season 2 is just now being theorized by Tim Kring and our crack writing staff.
2.I know you don’t have any direct control over this, but I’ve yet to hear back from NBC. The HEROES 360 Experience. It’s beautiful, wonderful, interactive…and seemingly unavailable in Canada. Canadians are people too! I don’t know how much sway you can give with the Network, but any at all would be helpful! As I said, I need my HEROES fix.
Sorry. I know nothing of this. But I lived in Canada myself recently for 4 years working on a different TV show. Things are different there, even when they feel like they shouldn’t be. The TV stations, and Internet service for two. I know I couldn’t buy mp3s on iTunes in Canada two years ago, for instance – even though I could in France and Germany… Your problem sounds similar.
3.While I’m here, anything I can answer for you? You’ve asked all these people to ask you questions, I think it’s only fair that I offer you the same courtesy!
Is iTunes available in Canada now?
My question is about the HEROES music. I’ve noticed that the score is very unique and the background music often feels like an orchestral style, almost like the background music in epic feature films. The musical score from “Company Man” was especially strong and poignant and I think was strong in itself, and it made me wonder. To the composer of the music on HEROES, are you planning to put the music together in a soundtrack? If not, do you have clips of your music without episode dialogue? Sheet music? I’m as fascinated in the music as I am fascinated in the background score of movies like TITANIC, ET and anything John Williams wrote.
Our music is composed by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman. You might remember them as Wendy and Lisa, who played with Prince and the Revolution in the 80’s. Besides continuing to play rock and roll, they have had a long career doing film and TV scores.
WENDY AND LISA
Here are some of their credits:
- Nominated for a Grammy for Best Music Video, Long Form for Prince and the Revolution LIVE! (1985)
- Won a Grammy for Best Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Special for PURPLE RAIN (1984)
- Composers for: HEROES, CARNIVALE (TV, which Clea DuVall was also on), JUWANNA MAN (film), CROSSING JORDAN, SOUL FOOD (film)
- Both also acted in PURPLE RAIN
I agree that HEROES music is haunting and unique. Tim Kring, from the very beginning, had a strong sense of what he wanted the show’s music to be. Evocative, world music, heavily percussive without traditional instrumentation.
I plan on doing a more extensive blog exclusively about our music at some point in the future. Probably for the season finale.
Is there going to be more Eden stuff in future episodes? Further reveals on her storyline, characters who knew her talking about her, anything about such an excellent character would win my eternal worship.
None is planned, as far as I know. In the present reality Eden is dead.
From Anna-Maria Jurma:
Hi, I’m a big fan of the show and thought Episode 18 was fantastic! There’s just one question I had… If Sylar’s abilities were impaired by the drug Mohinder had given him, how did he stop his IV in the first place? If there were a shot in the show that tells us this, I’d love to know. Thanks!
I think Sylar has incredible will power and physical strength. I think he used his telekinetic abilities to reverse his blood flow and willed the drug back into the i.v. (That was actually in an earlier draft, but we didn’t end up shooting it that way.) Basically Mohinder monologued him for too long and should have shot him while he had the chance.
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