13 octubre 2007

Juan Perez.-

John Doe

Dios! como extraño esta serie!, me acuerdo que la espere con ansias cuando recien la estaban anunciando. Una vez que empezó, mi padre y yo la seguiamos fervientemente todos los martes a las 22hs en FOX, y de un dia para el otro, desapareció de la programación. Cada vez que me acuerdo me dan ganas de llorar. Nunca pude saber, que sentido tenia que John Doe fuese daltonico.
Y es por eso que se merece esta entrada...en una de esas alguno de ustedes, queridos lectores, sabe porque era daltonico y puede alivianarme este peso que me acompaña desde hace años.

John Doe is an American television series that aired on The Fox Network during the 2002–2003 TV season. It currently airs in the U.S. on the SCI FI Channel.


"I woke up in an island off the coast of Seattle. I didn't know how I got there ... or who I was. But I did seem to know everything else. There were things about me I didn't understand ... the brand, being colorblind, extreme claustrophobia. And while my gifts provided answers for others, I still search for my own. My name is John Doe."

In the opening scene of the series' pilot episode, a mysterious man wakes up on an island off the coast of Seattle, Washington, naked, with absolutely no memory of who he is or how he got there. However, apart from the details of his own past, "John Doe", as he comes to call himself, seems to have access to the sum total of all human knowledge: he knows how many dimples are on the surface of a golfball , the population of Uruguay, and other such obscure (and not-so-obscure) facts. He also has expert knowledge on everything from the stock market to computer science. Over the course of the series John attempts to find clues about his past by using his unusual ability while also helping people in need. In the process it becomes clear that an international conspiracy known as the Phoenix Organization is watching John's every move.

-Who is John Doe?:

After the show was cancelled, one of its producers revealed the secret of the main character's true identity in an interview with TV Guide: the Phoenix Organization, he said, was a group conducting research into near-death experiences. They believed that the sum total of knowledge in the universe would be conferred upon them at the moment of death, so they killed John and brought him back to life in order to gain access to that knowledge.

The show's final episode revealed that Digger, one of John's closest friends, was in fact the true leader of the Phoenix Organization.

Meanwhile, in contrast to the revelations of the show's producers, Dominic Purcell revealed in an interview at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that "apparently I was the messiah returned," confirming an earlier report in Entertainment Weekly. As for the Phoenix group? "They were working for the Vatican. The Catholics. They didn't want it to be revealed that the true Christ had returned."

A different explanation was eventually put forward by the show's producers in the pages of Entertainment Weekly. The article read, in part:

Where We Left Off: Doe was helping the police solve crimes and being tracked by a seemingly nefarious group called the Phoenix Organization. He finally unmasked the big bad, a villain nicknamed Stocking Cap -- his friend, Digger (played by William Forsythe)!

What Would Have Happened: Make that someone who looked like Digger. The villain unmasked in the finale was actually just a Phoenix member with some fancy facial reconstruction. Turns out, the Phoenix believed Doe was the Messiah and its members were actually protecting Doe from a second group, which wanted him dead. The truth: Doe was injured in a boating accident. That mark on his chest? A scar left by a piece of shrapnel from the explosion. His Überbrain? A by-product of transcending his body during a near-death experience, traveling to a spiritual plane where all the universe's questions are answered, and returning.... naked!

So Who is John Doe?! "You'd think we actually would have come up with his name," the show's producer revealed. "We have no idea," he finally admitted, before adding "Fred."

On the popular weekly podcast Diggnation, Alex Albrecht said he was given a reason for the black and white vision, as well as all of the knowledge John Doe had. It was said that when you reach the gates of heaven, you are given the answer to every question you'll ever ask or that will ever be asked. And the reason for the black-and-white vision was an effect of being returned to earth.


Though the show was set in Seattle, it is obvious to Seattle residents that almost none of the show's scenes were actually shot there. Inclusion of locations used on Highlander: The Series indicates that the majority of the show was shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, which is a common substitute for Seattle. Interestingly, a show with a similar premise, Kyle XY, is also set in Seattle and also filmed in Vancouver.
Two versions of the show's pilot episode were filmed. The unaired version includes several deleted scenes (most notably involving John talking to a corpse labeled "Jane Doe" in the morgue throughout the episode). Many scenes differ from what actually aired, mostly due to the fact that several of the roles were later recast: Digger was originally played by Meat Loaf, Jamie by Elizabeth Lackey, and Karen by Azura Skye. The original pilot ran 52 minutes, which explains the cut scenes.
John Doe was referred to as Tommy in at least two episodes.
Stargate SG-1 & Atlantis often refer to reaching a state of ascension where one exists on a higher plane and has access to all knowledge. When one returns from being ascended, one typically returns naked and suffering from amnesia to some degree.


Dominic Purcell as John Doe
Jayne Brook as Jamie Avery
William Forsythe as Digger
Sprague Grayden as Karen Kawalski
John Marshall Jones as Frank Hayes
Rekha Sharma as Stella (recurring)

07 octubre 2007

Im sure, it's cancer...


Oh my god, a mi ya me alcanza con tener a mi viejo en casa como para tener que cruzarme con este "Doctor/Curandero/Chaman/Etc", pero demosle el credito amigos, porque la verdad que la gasta. Es una especie de Mc Gyver de la medicina, el flaco te mira atras de la oreja y sabe tenes hongos entre los dedos de los pies. Una sal Gregory!
Palmadita en la cola para el! <3

House, also known as House, M.D., is a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on 16 November 2004. The series is currently the most watched program on FOX.

House stars British actor Hugh Laurie as the American title character, a role for which he received the 2006 and 2007 Golden Globe Awards and 2007 Screen Actors Guild award for Best Actor in a Drama. In February 2007, House was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on September 25, 2007 in the United States and Canada.


Gregory House is a maverick medical genius, who heads a team of young diagnosticians at the fictional Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (based directly on the Yale-New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut, the teaching hospital affiliated with Yale University) in New Jersey. Most episodes start with a cold open somewhere outside the hospital, showing the events leading to the onset of symptoms for that week's main patient. The episode follows the team in their attempts to diagnose the illness.

The team arrives at diagnoses using the Socratic method and differential diagnosis, with House guiding the deliberations. House often discounts the information and opinions from his underlings, pointing out that their contributions have missed various relevant factors. The patient is usually misdiagnosed two or three times over the course of each episode, often with sarcoidosis, lupus, cancer, or an infection, and treated with medications appropriate to those diagnoses that cause further complications. Often the ailment cannot be easily deduced because the patient has lied about symptoms and circumstances. House frequently mutters, "Everybody lies," or proclaims during the team's deliberations: "The patient is lying," or "The symptoms never lie." Even when not stated explicitly, this assumption guides House's decisions and diagnoses.

House's begrudging fulfillment of his mandatory walk-in clinic duty is a recurring subplot on the show. During clinic duty, House confounds patients with an eccentric bedside manner and unorthodox treatments, but impresses them with rapid and accurate diagnoses after seemingly not paying attention. He often plays video games on either his PSP or his GBA SP while patients or one of his colleagues talk to him, and in one episode House diagnoses five patients in the waiting room in under a minute on his way out of the clinic. Realizations made during some of the simple problems House faces in the clinic often help him solve the main case of the episode—ironic, because he claims to hate working in the clinic.

Episodes frequently feature the unusual practice of entering a patient's house with or without the owner's permission in order to search for clues that might suggest a certain pathology. The creator, David Shore, originally intended for the show to be a CSI-type show where the "germs were the suspects," but has since shifted much of the focus to the characters rather than concentrating solely on the environment.

A running joke in the series is that Lupus is suggested as a cause of the patient's symptoms in many episodes, although invariably this is quickly dismissed. In one episode, House produces some of his secret Vicodin stash from inside a hollowed-out Lupus textbook; by way of explanation, he says, "It's never lupus." Lupus is one of the medical conditions known as The Great Imitator, because it can present with a wide variety of symptoms.

Another large portion of the plot centers around House's abuse of Vicodin and other drugs to manage pain stemming from an infarction in his quadriceps muscle some years prior which causes him to walk with a cane (ironically, House was unable to diagnose his own infarction before it damaged his leg). The pain and drug abuse act to increase many of his more objectionable character traits while not impairing his medical acumen, which leads him to often self-medicate. Overall, House is thus presented as a classic flawed hero.

House is in many respects a medical Sherlock Holmes. This resemblance is evident in various large elements of the series' plot. House, like Holmes, often relies (particularly in his clinic cases) on apparent minutiae to make accurate snap judgments about his subject's lives. He also displays a keen interest in individual psychology as a piece of his larger analytic method. House is addicted to Vicodin, but he can get along without it when the case is interesting; similarly, Holmes used cocaine out of boredom when he did not have a good case. Both play a musical instrument: House plays the piano and the guitar, Holmes plays the violin. These thematic parallels are confirmed, and hammered home, by various otherwise-trivial plot details. For example, Holmes lived at 221B Baker Street, and House's street address, as shown in "Hunting" Season 2 Episode 7, is also 221B. Moreover, the name "House" itself can be read as a pun on "Holmes" ("homes") and the name of House's friend James Wilson is a direct reference to Holmes' side-kick John Watson. Another confirmation is in House's encounter with a crazed gunman credited as "Moriarty"--the same name as Sherlock's nemesis.


House is aired by the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a co-production of Heel and Toe Films (Paul Attanasio and Katie Jacobs), Shore Z Productions (David Shore), and Bad Hat Harry Productions (Bryan Singer) in association with the NBC Universal Television Studio (formed after General Electric, the owners of NBC, bought Universal Studios from Vivendi Universal) for FOX. All three companies are responsible for production and all four people are executive producers of the show. David Shore's ideas for House, M.D. are inspired by the writings of Berton Roueche.

The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards and Creative Arts Emmy awarded the Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special Award to Dalia Dokter, Department Head Prosthetic Makeup Artist,Jamie Kelman, Prosthetic Makeup Artist, and Ed French, Prosthetic Makeup Artist for the House, M.D. episode entitled "Que Sera Sera". for FOX, produced by Heel and Toe Productions, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with Universal Television Studios.

The 58th Primetime Emmy Awards and Creative Arts Emmy nominations recognized Derek R. Hill, Production Designer and Danielle Berman, S.D.S.A., Set Decorator for their "Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series" As of season 2, episode "TB or Not TB," a German production company, Moratim, is credited in the copyright notice instead of Universal Network Television. (Moratim Produktions GmbH & Co. KG, of Pullach im Isartal, Germany). Moratim produced five episodes.


The producers were reportedly dissatisfied with early auditions for the role of House. When Hugh Laurie auditioned, he apologized for his appearance as he was filming Flight of the Phoenix at the time. Laurie's American accent was reportedly so flawless that Bryan Singer singled him out as an example of a real American actor, being unaware of Laurie's background. Laurie later stated that his original impression was that the show was about James Wilson, as the script referred to him as a doctor with "boyish" looks, assumed this to be the star and that House was the "sidekick" (the show was not yet titled House at that point). It was not until he received the full teleplay of the pilot that he realized that House was the protagonist. Laurie, whose father was a doctor himself, said he felt guilty for "being paid more to become a fake version of my own father" after being cast as House.

-Theme music:

The opening theme is "Teardrop" by Massive Attack. "Teardrop" itself does have lyrics, sung by guest vocalist Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins; however, the version used in the opening credits uses only the beginning and ending sections, which are solely instrumental. Due to rights and licensing issues this music is only used for the show in North America with some exceptions. In other countries, a piece of music named "House End Credits" is used, which was composed specifically for the show by: Jon Ehrlich, Jason Derlatka, and Leigh Roberts. With the second season, this was replaced with a similar track by only Ehrlich and Roberts. This theme tune, however, is only used in the televised broadcast. In the DVD release (Season 2) the original (American) theme is used. In Italy opening themes for season 1–2 and season 3 are switched, so that the original 'Teardrop' is used for season 3, while both Season 1 and 2 use the edited version. The parodic British television show Dead Ringers, which sometimes spoofs House, uses "Teardrop" for the spoof's opening theme. "Teardrop" is also used in the season 2 region 2 and region 4 release, replacing the "House" theme at the beginning of the episode. "Teardrop" is also used as a background music for a promotion of the same show in Qtv in the Philippines.


Exterior shots of Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital are actually of Princeton University's Frist Campus Center, which is the University's student center. Filming does not, however, take place there. Instead, it takes place on the FOX lot in Century City.

03 octubre 2007


Gente, perdonen que todavia no he puesto la lista.
La misma ya esta pronta, pero estoy a full con el nuevo laburo y no me da el tiempo para firmar, asi que por ahora solo estoy pasando y cumpliendo.
Si todo sale bien hoy a la noche ya la pongo y vuelvo el Cbox a su lugar.
Sepan disculpar las molestias.
Los quiero! <3

28 septiembre 2007


Bueno señoras y señores, siguiendo la onda de una gran cantidad de blogs amigos, a Cualquer Verdura le toco el dia del reciclaje.
Ya todos deben saber de que se trata asi que no me voy a gastar con detalles ni explicaciones.
Lo unico que les pido es que ademas de la usual firma en el Cbox dejen un comentario en esta entrada con su Nickname y la URL de su blog.
Voy a dejar este comentario hasta el domingo, asi que para el Lunes de la semana que viene ya va a estar la nueva lista de links.
Gracias y diculpen las molestias, pero hasta que no haya seriedad de parte de todos estas cosas van a seguir pasando.

Los quiero <3!

24 septiembre 2007

Una familia cualquiera.-

Family Guy

De las series animadas, una de las mejores, si señoras y señores, prefiero 4 mil veces el humor sin sentido de Family Guy que el humor barato de las ultimas temporadas de Los Simpsons.
Calculo que todos habran visto aunque sea un capitulo de esta fenomenal serie animada, y pese a que algunos dicen que fue creada por dos focas, yo digo que esas dos focas se merecen un monumento.

Family Guy is an American animated television series about a nuclear family in the fictional town of Quahog (IPA ['koʊhɔg] or ['koʊhɒg]), Rhode Island. The show centers around the fictional Griffin family and its bumbling character Peter Griffin. It was created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX.

The show uses frequent "cutaway gags" — jokes in the form of tangential vignettes that do not advance the story and borrow heavily from popular culture.

Family Guy was cancelled once in 2000 and again in 2002, but strong DVD sales and the large viewership of reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim convinced FOX to resume the show in 2005. It is the first cancelled show to be resurrected based on DVD sales.

MacFarlane voices many of the characters (Peter, Brian, Stewie, Glenn Quagmire, Tom Tucker, and others). Other voice actors include Mila Kunis (Meg Griffin), Seth Green (Chris Griffin), Alex Borstein (Lois, Tricia Takanawa, Loretta Brown), Mike Henry (Cleveland, Cleveland Jr, Herbert, and Greased-up Deaf Guy), Patrick Warburton (Joe Swanson), and Lori Alan (Diane Simmons). Lacey Chabert voiced Meg Griffin for the first production season (15 episodes); however, because of a contractual agreement, she was never credited.


Family Guy's first and second seasons were made starting in 1999 after the Larry shorts (its predecessor) caught the attention of the Fox Broadcasting Company during the 1999 Super Bowl commercial. Its cancellation was announced, but then a shift in power at Fox and outcry from the fans led to a reversal of that decision and the making of a third season, after which it was canceled again. Reruns on Adult Swim drove interest in the show up, and the DVD releases did quite well, selling over 2.2 million copies in one year which renewed network interest. Family Guy returned to production in 2004, making two more seasons (for a total of five) and a straight to DVD movie, Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story. The sixth season is in production to air in the Autumn 2007, with a seventh season airing in the Autumn of 2008. In addition, Family Guy went into syndication in Autumn 2007.


-Main characters:

The show revolves around the adventures of Peter Griffin, a bumbling but well-intentioned blue-collar worker. Peter is an Irish-American Catholic with a thick Rhode Island / Eastern Massachusetts accent. During the course of the series, he discovers he is part African-American and has been known to have Spanish, Mexican, Scottish, "Huttish" (fictional species from Star Wars), and German ancestors. He is known for his trademark laugh. His wife Lois, who has a similar accent, is a stay-at-home mom/piano teacher, and is a member of the Pewterschmidt family of wealthy Protestant socialites. Peter and Lois have three children: teenage daughter Meg Griffin who is frequently the butt of jokes for her homeliness and lack of popularity; goofy and unintelligent teenage son Chris Griffin, in some respects a younger version of his father; and diabolically evil infant son Stewie Griffin, bent on world domination and the death of his mother. Stewie speaks fluently and eloquently, with an Upper Class English accent and stereotypical arch-villain phrases.

While other characters can hear and understand Stewie, most of his dialogue is ignored or not taken seriously. Brian (the talking pet dog) is the only character that regularly interacts with Stewie on an intellectual level. Stewie refers to his mother and father as "Lois" and "the fat man" respectively. Brian is anthropomorphized in that he walks on two legs, drinks Martinis, owns his own car (a Toyota Prius, circa 2004) and engages in human conversation, though he is still considered a pet in many respects. Occasionally, Brian will act in a stereotypically canine manner, usually for comedic effect (such as his inability to stand up in the back of a car, chasing tennis balls, fear of vacuum cleaners and barking uncontrollably at black people—which he blames on his father's side of the family). He does, however, object to any overly submissive domestic behavior.

-Recurring characters:

These characters include the Griffin family's colorful neighbors: paraplegic police officer Joe Swanson, his perpetually pregnant wife Bonnie, and sex-crazed airline-pilot bachelor Glenn Quagmire who lusts after Lois and just about any other female. When sexually aroused, Quagmire exclaims, "Giggity-giggity!", or, "All right!" with his trademark head-bob. Other characters include mild-mannered deli owner Cleveland Brown, his wife (ex-wife as of the fourth-season episode The Cleveland-Loretta Quagmire) Loretta Brown and their hyperactive son, Cleveland Jr. (who hasn't appeared since Season 3, except briefly in the funeral scene in 'Perfect Castaway'), news anchors Tom Tucker and Diane Simmons along with Asian Reporter Trisha Takanawa and Ollie Williams, the weather forecaster, who shouts everything he says in his "Black-u-Weather" forecast (a pun on AccuWeather) and appears to be an "angry black man" version of Al Roker, and mentally disturbed celebrity mayor Adam West (actually voiced by Adam West, star of the 1960s TV show Batman).

Family Guy has not used an especially large cast of recurring minor characters (though this has changed to an extent in Season 4, with many one-shot characters from prior episodes reappearing in new episodes), and most of the episode plotlines center on the exploits of the Griffin family.

There are also several semi-regular characters who serve as running gags. Examples include the Evil Monkey in Chris's closet; Herbert, the creepy old man who enjoys "watching" Chris; the Greased-Up Deaf Guy; Jake Tucker, anchorman Tom Tucker's son (who has an upside-down face, and no 'bottom' i.e. buttocks); and Peter's nemesis the Giant Chicken (who originally poked fun at a Burger King commercial), whose fights with Peter parody Hollywood action films and usually cause huge amounts of damage to the city and can last upwards of 7 minutes. The incarnation of Death (originally voiced by Norm MacDonald but now by Adam Carolla) has also made a number of appearances. Olivia, a former partner of Stewie's in From Method to Madness, makes a second appearance in the episode Chick Cancer, but their relationship quickly turns into a traditional marriage.

Words and phrases:

The show has coined several words and phrases for humorous effect. In some cases, existing terms (e.g. chumbawumba and shipoopi) have been mistakenly credited to the show.[citation needed] Some words have only been used in one episode (such as "hic-a-doo-lah" in "Fore Father"), while a few have been used in several episodes.

Quagmire's exclamation has been used in many episodes. A single "giggity" followed by "awwwright..." was the number 3 ring tone for the week ending February 7, 2007.

Peter's use of the word "sideboob" in the episode "PTV" inspired the creation of the website www.sideboob.org which posts sideboob pictures of singers, actresses and models.


Family Guy has been panned by certain television critics, most notably from Entertainment Weekly, which was in turn attacked by MacFarlane during a scene in Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.

The show is criticized for using story premises and humor similar to those used in episodes of The Simpsons, another animated series on the Fox network. The Simpsons depicts Peter Griffin as a "clone" of Homer Simpson in a Halloween special, and as the fugitive "Plagiarismo" (implying plagiarism) in the episode "The Italian Bob". Family Guy is also mocked in a two-part episode of South Park, in which characters call the show's jokes interchangeable and unrelated to storylines; the writers of Family Guy are portrayed as manatees who write by pushing rubber "idea balls" inscribed with random topics into a bin. Seth McFarlane's response to criticism on the Volume 3 box set DVD commentary regarding the interchangeable and unrelated jokes is that the criticism is completely founded and true, even giving reference to many skits and jokes that were meant for previously scripted episodes and later cut and recycled in future episodes.

Other cartoonists who have publicly criticized Family Guy include John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren and Stimpy: "If you're a kid wanting to be a cartoonist today, and you're looking at Family Guy, you don't have to aim very high... The standards are extremely low."

The show's penchant for irreverent humor led to a controversy over a sequence in which Peter Griffin dances, in classic musical fashion, around the bed of a man with end-stage AIDS, singing about his diagnosis.

20 septiembre 2007

Save the cheerlader, save the world!


Otra genial serie que nadie se la puede perder, actualmente televisada en Universal Channel, yo creo que esta es una serie con la que cualquiera puede engancharse, mas allá de la trama sobrenatural por asi decirlo, no tiene nada que se haya visto, nada que ver con superheroes, son solo simples personas que descubren con el tiempo que desarrollaron algun tipo de poder.
Yo que ustedes no me la pierdo, menos sabiendo que este mes se estrena la segunda temporada de este serión (¿?)

Heroes is an American science fiction drama television series, created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. The show tells the story of several people who "thought they were like everyone else... until they realized they have incredible abilities" such as telepathy, time travel, flight and spontaneous regeneration. These people soon realize they have a role in preventing a catastrophe and saving mankind. The series emulates the writing style of American comic books with short, multi-episode story arcs that build upon a larger, more encompassing arc. Kring said "we have talked about where the show goes up to five seasons."

When the series premiered in the United States, it was the night's most-watched program among adults aged 18-49, attracting 14.3 million viewers overall and receiving the highest rating for any NBC drama premiere in five years. On October 6, 2006, NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced Heroes had been picked up for a full season, and on January 17, 2007, Reilly announced Heroes had been picked up for a second season. The second season of Heroes will consist of 24 episodes, and the first season of a new spinoff, Heroes: Origins, will include six episodes. The second season is scheduled to premiere on September 24, 2007 with Heroes: Origins airing in April and May of 2008. In the UK, the BBC has bought the rights to air season 2 and will be showing it sometime in 2008.


The plot of Heroes is designed to be similar to the stories of comic books. Like comic books, Heroes has large overall arcs and small arcs within the main arc. No matter what characters exist and what events make up a season, all seasons of Heroes will involve ordinary people who discover their abilities and their reactions to their self-discovery.

First season:

Each episode reveals new answers and questions and progresses the story and/or the characters. There is an overall arc of the first season that revolves around stopping an explosion of immense proportions that happens in the future. That arc is initially carried by two characters, Hiro Nakamura and Isaac Mendez, the former having seen the event in the future and the latter having painted it from his visions.

The first four episodes of the first season revolved primarily around characters discovering their powers, dealing with the issues of normal life and coping with the consequences of their discovery.

At the end of the fourth episode, a smaller arc began with the message "Save the cheerleader, save the world", which is tied to the explosion already foreseen. By the end of that arc, the characters slowly discovered their abilities and the existence of others like them, and some of them even began to realize the need to come together to prevent a catastrophe.

As characters progress through the first season learning of others similar to them, the plot turns to the question of how the explosion seen in Hiro's trip to the future and Isaac's paintings will occur and what role the various characters will play to stop it or cause it.

Second season:

The second season will continue from where Volume Two - "Generations" - began, with Hiro Nakamura in feudal Japan while the rest of the Heroes are moving on four months after the events at Kirby Plaza.

Heroes: Origins

On May 14, 2007 NBC announced that during the 2007-2008 season, the network will air a six-episode Heroes spinoff called Heroes: Origins. The show will introduce a new character each week, and viewers will select which one stays for the following season.

Recurring elements:

Three elements appear repeatedly throughout the series: the helix, the scar, and the eclipse. The scar appears to be man-made, but the circumstances surrounding the helix — its meaning and its manifestations — are a slowly-unraveling mystery.


The helix is a symbol that appears quite frequently throughout the series. The helix symbol consists of an "S" shape from which three lines extend, with two on the left and one on the right. The "S" shape resembles a strand of RNA during transcription, which would make the lines extending outward the nucleotides during the transcription phase. Writer and co-executive producer Michael Green has stated that the writers know it as "the helix."

In the episode "(Godsend)", the symbol appears on the sword hilt, and Ando Masahashi remarks that it appears to be a combination of two Kanji characters: 才 (Sai) meaning "Great Talent" and 与 (Yo) meaning "Godsend". During an interview at the Wizard World in Los Angeles, writer and co-producer Aron Coleite stated that it literally means "God sending great ability." Other characters have commented on the symbol; in the Heroes comic "It Takes a Village, Part 3", the Haitian's father draws the symbol as a representation of a snake who assimilated a crane's wings after eating the crane whole. The symbol also frequently appears as a pattern formed by mundane objects, but it also recurs on certain plot-significant items and on several characters:
On Peter Petrelli's 'stick drawing' while in hospital.
Horizontally on the computer screen while Mohinder Suresh is running his father's program.
On various paintings by Isaac Mendez.
Written on the side of the pages of Claire's geometry book in "One Giant Leap".
On Jessica's back whenever she surfaces as Niki's alternate personality. When Jessica is repressed, the symbol does not appear on Niki's back. This also appeared on a painting of "Jessica" by Isaac. The symbol was hidden under an extra layer of paint. Later on, Jessica hides the symbol (an apparent tattoo) under a layer of foundation makeup.
On the front of Dr. Chandra Suresh's book, Activating Evolution.
On the hilt of a katana once owned by 17th century samurai Takezo Kensei. This katana is held by Hiro Nakamura.
On the top left corner of the 9th Wonders comic.
As a logo for Primatech Paper, in "Company Man".
On jewelry, most notably the Haitian's necklace and Hana Gitelman's earrings and ring.
On the flag and katana of a samurai in 1671, witnessed by Hiro Nakamura in the episode "How to Stop an Exploding Man" during the preview for Volume Two: Generations.
On D.L.'s right forearm in form of scarification. This is only shown in a deleted scene from "Genesis" featured in the Season 1 DVD.


A mark consisting of two black parallel lines has been shown close to the neck of multiple super-powered characters. According to "Wireless, Part 4" and "How Do You Stop an Exploding Man, Part 1", the mark is the scar left by the two-pronged needle of a pneumatic injection device, which, as revealed in a biography of Hana Gitelman in the Heroes 360 experience, injects a radioisotope to allow tracking. All of the marked characters have had encounters with Mr. Bennet and/or the Haitian. The following have displayed it:

-Matt Parkman
-Ted Sprague
-Hana Gitelman
-Isaac Mendez


In addition to being the series logo, a solar eclipse has been a recurring image in the series itself, though a terrestrial eclipse (an eclipse in which the Earth covers the Sun, as viewed from some observation point away from the Earth) is used in the series' title sequence. So far, the solar eclipse has appeared as:

-The background of the title card of the series.
-A painting by Isaac Mendez.
-A "global event" in "Genesis".
-A future event referenced in a newspaper.
-A picture in Mohinder Suresh's apartment.
-The reflection of a light in a hospital waiting room in "Six Months Ago".
-An event during Hiro Nakamura's visit back to 17th century Japan in "How to Stop an Exploding Man".


The entire first season is composed by Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman, with vocals provided by Shenkar. The second season sees the addition of Manon Dave to the music team, completing a trio of composers.

The Rogue Wave song "Eyes" from the Just Friends soundtrack is featured in the Season 1 episodes "Genesis" and "Collision".

In France, the theme music of Heroes is composed by Victoria Petrosillo. Her song Le Héros d'un autre is used by television network TF1 to replace the show's original incidental music. Moreover, the network had to create an opening credit sequence in order to play Petrosillo's theme song.

Heroes 360 experience:

Heroes 360 experience is a digital extension of the series released on January 19, 2007 and which explores the Heroes universe. Viewers can investigate clues from the show on the official website.

Video game:

Ubisoft has announced that they have licensed the rights to produce an as yet untitled Heroes video game. The game is expected to be offered for PCs and console gaming platforms.

17 septiembre 2007

Somebody Save Me!


Otra de mis series favoritas, la vengo siguiendo desde que empezó, hace 6 temporadas...ahora en unos dias se viene la septima con novedades y personajes nuevos. Como todo gran fan de Superman, esperamos que esta sea la última. Nadie quiere que se mute mucho la verdadera historia, ni mucho menos que se queden sin ideas, y filmen Cualquier Verdura.

Smallville is an American television series set in the fictional town of Smallville, Kansas. It is produced in and around Vancouver, Canada. Created by writer/producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the series was initially broadcast by The WB. After its fifth season, the WB and UPN merged to form The CW, which is the current broadcaster for the show in the United States.[1] Smallville premiered on October 16, 2001, and completed its sixth season on May 17, 2007.[2] A seventh season was officially announced by The CW on May 16, 2007,[3] and is scheduled to premiere on September 27, 2007.[4]

The plot follows the adventures of a young Clark Kent's life in Smallville, Kansas, during the years before he becomes Superman. The first four seasons focused on Clark and his friends' high school years. Since season five, the show has ventured into more adult settings, with some characters attending college. Recent seasons have seen an increase in the introductions of other DC comic book superheroes and villains.

Smallville inspired an Aquaman spin-off pilot, which was not picked up by The CW network, as well as promotional tie-ins with Verizon, Sprint, and Toyota. In other media, the show has spawned a series of young-adult novels, a DC Comics comic book and soundtrack releases. The show broke the record for highest rated debut for The WB, with 8.4 million viewers tuning in for its pilot episode.



Originally, Tollin/Robbins Productions wanted to do a show about a young Bruce Wayne. The feature film division of Warner Bros. had decided to develop an origin movie for Batman, and, because they didn't want to compete with a television series, had the television series idea nixed. In 2000, Tollin/Robbins approached Peter Roth, the President of Warner Bros. Television, about developing a series based on a young Superman. That same year, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar developed a pilot based on the film Eraser. After watching the pilot, Roth approached the two men about developing a second pilot, based on the young Superman concept that was brought to him. After meeting with Roth, Gough and Millar decided that they didn't want to do a series where there was lots of flying, and a cape. It was here that they developed a "no tights, no flights" rule, vowing Clark would not, at any point, fly or don the suit during the run of the show.

Gough and Millar wanted to strip Superman down to his "bare essence", and see the reasons behind why Clark became Superman. Gough and Millar felt the fact that they were not comic book fans played into their favor. Not being familiar with the universe would allow them an unbiased approach to the series. This didn't keep them from learning about the characters; they both did research on the comics and picked and rearranged what they liked. They returned and pitched their idea to both the WB and FOX in the same day. A bidding war ensued between FOX and the WB, which the WB won with a commitment of 13 episodes to start.

Roth, Gough, and Millar knew the show was going to be action oriented, but they wanted to be able to reach that "middle America iconography" that 7th Heaven had reached. To help create this atmosphere, the team decided the meteor shower that brings Clark to Earth would be the foundation for the franchise of the show. Not only does it act as the primary source behind the creation of the super powered beings that Clark must fight, but it acts as a sense of irony in Clark's life. The meteor shower would give him a life on Earth, but it would also take away the parents of the girl he loves, and start Lex Luthor down a dark path, thanks to the loss of his hair during the shower. Roth loved the conflict that was created for Clark, in forcing him to deal with the fact that his arrival is what caused all of this pain.

Another problem the creators had to address was why Lex Luthor would be hanging out with a bunch of teenagers. They decided to create a sense of loneliness in the character of Lex Luthor, which they felt would require him to reach out to the teens. The loneliness was echoed in Clark and Lana as well. Gough and Millar wanted to provide a parallel to the Kents, so they created Lionel Luthor, Lex's father, which they saw as the "experiment in extreme parenting". Gough and Millar wanted a younger Kent couple, because they felt they needed to be able to be involved in Clark's life, and help him through his journey. Chloe Sullivan, another character created just for the show, was meant to be the "outsider" the show needed. Gough and Millar felt the character was necessary so someone would notice the weird happenings in Smallville. She was meant to act as a "precursor to Lois Lane".

The concept of Smallville has been described by Warner Brothers as being a reinterpretation of the Superman mythology from its roots. Recently, since the November 2004 reacquisition of Superboy by the Siegels, there has arisen contention regarding a possible copyright infringement. The dispute is over ownership of the fictional Smallville, title setting of the show, and a claimed similarity between Superboy's title character and Smallville's Clark Kent. The heirs of Jerry Siegel claim "Smallville is part of the Superboy copyright", of which the Siegels own the rights.


The show is produced at BB Studios in Burnaby. Initially, production was going to be in Australia, but Vancouver had more of a "Middle America landscape". The city provided a site for the Kent farm, as well as doubling for Metropolis. It also provided a cheaper shooting location, and was in the same time zone as Los Angeles. "Main street" Smallville is at a combination of two locations. Portions were shot in the town of Merritt, and the rest was shot in Cloverdale. Cloverdale is particularly proud of being a filming site for the show; at its entrance is a sign which reads "Home of Smallville".

Vancouver Technical School doubled as the exterior for Smallville High, as the film makers believed Van Tech had the "mid-American largess" they wanted. This kept in-line with Millar's idea that Smallville should be the epitome of "Smalltown, USA". The interiors of Templeton Secondary School were used for Smallville High's interior. The Kent farm is a real farm located in Aldergrove. Owned by The Andalinis, the production crew had to paint their home yellow for the show. Exterior shots of Luthor Mansion were filmed at a castle in Victoria. The interior shots were done at Shannon Mews, in Vancouver, which was also the set for the Dark Angel pilot and Along Came a Spider. Movie house Clova Cinema, in Cloverdale, is used for exterior shots of The Talon, the show's coffee house. For the first three seasons, the coffee house is co-owned by Lex Luthor and Lana Lang, who also manages it.


Most episodes feature one or more songs by alternative rock acts. Two soundtrack albums were released, with the second following two years after the first. As yet, none of Mark Snow's Americana-flavored original scores (which at times incorporates John Williams' iconic themes from Richard Donner's 1978 film Superman) has been released. On February 25, 2003, Smallville: The Talon Mix was released. The Talon Mix featured a selected group of artists that supplied music for the show. Following that release, on November 8, 2005, Smallville: The Metropolis Mix was released. It followed the same format, featuring selected artists from the show's music.