Let's spoil 2009! First up, Josh Holloway and Michael Emerson drop some Lost bombshells. New BSG teasers show our heroes unraveling further. Plus our first glimpse of G.I. Joe's M.A.R.S. Troopers. Doctor Who rumors!
Are you ready to pump up the volume? Here's the first look at the new movie's M.A.R.S. Troopers. (Apparently it stands for Motorized Attack Robo Squad in the toys, but here it stands for Military Armaments Research Syndicate.) Bigger version at the link. [Hisstank]
Here are a few new Half Blood Prince pics. [Movies Spoilers]
Dakota Fanning plays "Cassie Holmes, a snarky, teenage “watcher” who can glimpse images of the future," and it's the most grown-up, mature role she's ever played. [MTV]
Josh Holloway says you'll see a new side of Sawyer this season — a more take-charge, leader-y side, and he also gets to be more heroic in the wake of his selfless plunge into the ocean last season.
Meanwhile, Michael Emerson says the island did travel in time (duh) and after Ben turned that wheel, he appeared in the desert two years later, as we saw in an earlier episode. And Emerson says he would "make myself nuts" if he tried to get a handle on all the moments in the past, present and future of his character. "I'm not even sure how many continents I have visited this season." And the reason why the Oceanic Six have to return to the island has to do with something Ben did, which "went really wrong." Also, Emerson thinks Ben may die, but he'll also survive to the end of the series. (He could both die and last until the show's end, thanks to all the time-flipping.) And here's a cute picture of him! [The ODI]
Are you ARG-crazy? Well, if you were, you'd have been playing around with the website for fictional Ajira Airlines, which eventually lets you see some stills (previously released) plus a picture of LAX departures, a flight plan to Guam, and the letters "N824," which may refer to Frank Lapidus' helicopter. [SpoilersLost]
Rumor patrol: Word has it a designer has done "extensive work" on seeing how CG versions of the Martian Ice Warriors would look — but it's not for any particular episode, necessarily, just so the show's producers can see what the Warriors would look like, for future reference. Or possibly, they're showing up soon. In related rumor-mongering, fans claim that Neil Gaiman denied that his episode for season five will feature the Ice Warriors. (In fact, Gaiman says there's nothing to deny, because there's nothing in the pipeline, and it's all pure speculation.)
Also, Mark Gatiss has an Ice Warrior story called "Cold" in the Doctor Who Storybook 2009 (and past storybooks have yielded stories that later became episodes, including "Blink.")
Oh, and there's also still talk of the production team having created animatronic Sea Devils, but there's also a rumor the Sea Devils have been written out of the 2009 specials, in favor of the Hath, those fishy guys whom the Doctor's daughter was fighting. And maybe Jenny will be back at Easter? Or not? [Doctor Who Forum]
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles:
TV Guide talked to producer Josh Friedman, and he had a few hints. Sarah may or may not have been hallucinating when she saw a UFO, but her shooting of that guard and the fact that she got shot will "haunt the show." Meanwhile, the suicide attempt by Riley the cat-fancy girl will expose all sorts of lies and hidden relationships — including Jesse's relationships to Derek and Jesse. [Sarah Connor Society]
And here's the description for episode 1x14, "I Love The Knight Life":
Mike (Justin Bruening) and KITT (voiced by Val Kilmer) are trying to track down a stolen serum that maximizes the recipient’s physicality before it gets into the wrong hands. With the help of the lab’s research assistant, Billy (Paul Campbell) learns some information about the serum that will help Mike when he takes on the now powerful thief. Meanwhile, Sarah (Deanna Russo) is overwhelmed with her new duties and quickly learns how much work it will take to reinstitute the Foundataion for Law and Government.
Additional reporting by Katharine Duckett.