A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show Dollhouse

Welcome back to another spoileriffic week. We have a new clip from Wall-E that explains a lot more about how the robots operate. And a new review of the Incredible Hulk gives away more of the origins of two of the Hulk's biggest foes. We also found out what was really going on in the most confusing clip from Joss Whedon's new show Dollhouse, and what to expect in Lost season five. There's also spoilery Battlestar footage, and some hints about Middleman and Doctor Who. Spoilers are for lovers.

Incredible Hulk:

When the Hulk first appears (after the credits sequence that retells his origin) he's in the shadows, attacking thugs and soldiers in a Brazilian slum like a lurking monster. He says his first words: "Leave me alone." And then his tired, weathered face appears out of the shadows, and he escapes, jumping all the way to Guatemala.

Soon afterwards, Banner is back in the U.S. searching for a cure for his condition. Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth) gets only a low dose of the super-solider serum from General Ross, and becomes obsessed with seeking higher doses and more power, as his mental state begins to break down. Meanwhile, Banner discovers that trusting "Mr. Blue," aka Sam Sterns, wasn't the best decision. (Sterns is supposedly helping to cure Banner, but is destined to become The Leader, the Hulk's arch-enemy. He also helps Blonsky get a bigger dose of serum, turning him into the Abomination.)

The 20 minute fight between the Hulk and Blonsky's Abomination is unbelievably awesome, but at its core The Incredible Hulk is a love story between Bruce and Betty. [Hulk Movie Blog]

Wall-E:

Here's a new scene from Wall-E that aired during Finding Nemo on ABC the other day. It includes Sigourney Weaver's computer voice, and the revelation that the robots can say stuff other than their own names.

Heroes:

Those Heroes set pics we showed the other day, of Ali Larter dressed as a sex worker, were not actually Ali Larter after all. Unless they were her stunt double or something. Here are higher res pics. But are these still from the filming of Heroes? Unclear. [WENN via Superhiro]]

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

The Middleman:

The Middleman doesn't know whom he works for or where his instructions come from in the ABC Family show, says creator Javier Grillo-Marxuach. And the core of the show is the relationship between the Middleman and Wendy, with the central conflict being that the Middleman is the archetypal father-knows-best square-jawed hero, who actually does know best. He was a Navy Seal, who decided not to use profanity and to drink milk, and then he found this job with no gray areas that allows him to be a straight-edge superhero in an Eisenhower suit. [Media BLVD]

Lost:

Some more Lost spoilers: Nobody knows what Sawyer whispered to Kate on the helicopter, and it's a mystery for later. The fact that the official "Oceanic Six" story includes Boone, Libby and Charlie having survived the crash at first (before dying later on) means maybe we'll see the Six meeting with their families. And maybe we'll see more flashbacks featuring those three characters. We'll see Sawyer, Jin, Locke and company on the island all through next season. We may see a little bit of Claire, who is "off with Christian," but it's just that she won't be a regular character again until season six. [E! Online via The ODI]

Dollhouse:

Here are a few new promo pics from Dollhouse, Joss Whedon's show about mind-wiped programmable agents for hire. [Sci Fi Cool]

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

A Surprise Twist From Joss Whedon's New Show DollhouseS

And another new review of the pilot script says star Eliza Dushku starts out playing a character who's very similar to Faith, the iconic vampire slayer she played in creator Joss Whedon's old show Buffy. And then in the next scene, Dushku has a personality shift, and is suddenly playing someone totally different. But every time the "Actives" are programmed with a new personality, they keep a little bit of their own core personalities, and you can sort of see them develop as characters each time.

And that clip we showed before? When Dusku's Echo talks to FBI agent Paul Ballard (Tahmoh Penikett) about looking for her missing sister? It turns out that Dushku has just been "programmed" by the Dollhouse to think she's looking for a missing sister. But her real programming, under the searching-for-sister programming, is to assassinate Paul. [Youcan'tdownloadit via Whedonesque]

Battlestar Galactica:

The "Space" trailer for Friday's new BSG episode includes some startling new footage. [Battlestar Blog]

Also, you won't be surprised to find out there's some "friction" between the newly returned President Roslin and "President" Lee Adama. And also between Lee and his dad. We'll see Starbuck and Apollo paired up a bit more in the second half of the season (in 2009.) There's a big story coming up that will answer all your questions about Dualla. Oh, and last week, Lee was totally manipulating Romo Lampkin to get the presidency, at least subconsciously (or subtextually). [Zap2It]



Doctor Who:

Digital Spy is once again circulating eight real spoilers, and two "red herrings," for next Saturday's Doctor Who episode, "Midnight." As always, it's obnoxious, but here they are anyway:

  • A sinister shadow poses a threat to the Crusader 50 vessel, according to a crew member.
  • Betty Boop is seen doing the do in front of The Doctor.
  • A Professor is carrying a hidden bomb strapped under his jumper along with a unique ultimatum.
  • The Doctor toasts the Lost Moon of Poosh.
  • It's Election Day on the planet Midnight, prompting The Doctor to discuss Arcadia.
  • Rose Tyler trades places with a pop singer.
  • Fans of a certain French phrase will be happy.
  • The Doctor tries to force a pi into the mouth of an alien.
  • One of the characters tells the Time Lord: "Oh Doctor, you're so handsome." He agrees.
  • A famous poem by Christina Rossetti is analysed by The Doctor and one other character, in reference to ongoing events.
[Doctor Who Hideout]