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Tim Kring Interview: Executive Producer Of Heroes: Scifi Channel


tim kring interview photo heroes download image cover dvd gameInterview With Tim Kring (Executive Producer Of Heroes)

Where did you get the inspiration for this series?

The germ of this idea came about a year ago now. I was supposed to develop a show for NBC and I became fascinated with this idea of a new paradigm of the serialized large ensemble show. I happened to see two movies that sort of moulded together in my mind. One of them was The Incredibles. And the other was the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind by Charlie Kaufman. I started to blend those two things in my mind over the next few days because I loved both of them. Mixing the idea of people who had superpowers trying to struggle with their everyday lives with these people that you could pass on the street and never think twice about. In my mind, those two things started to come together and that was the genesis of where the idea came from.

How does this show differ from other serialized dramas?

With this show I wanted to start from the very, very beginning. Looking at when people would discover these abilities. It’s very much a journey of the hero in the classic sense of the term. We watch their growth and their journey through the course of the show and ultimately, gain this kind of wish fulfillment that you or I could be these people. This is their journey from very ordinary to extraordinary people.

The show has some fantastic cliffhangers. Have you found it hard to maintain the suspense and intrigue with so many different plotlines?
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Heroes On Scifi UK TV And Adverts


heroes heros scifi screenshot scifi channel movie imageQ) Hi i’d just like to say that I love the new drama “hero’s” (sic) but….. as each epesode is only about 45 minuter long, is or would it be possible to watch the whole epesode in one go? As the breaks every ten minuter are verry anoying and just pointless!

A) Thank you for your enquiry. It’s the old arguement that adverts during shows are a royal pain in the scifi’ness., and should be moved to inbetween programmes. The thing is, they need to sell ads during airtime, and during shows so people actually ‘have to’ watch them. I agree, they should stop commercials during shows, but, unfortunately, it ain’t gonna happen.

If you try speaking to The Scifi Channel, I’m sure they’ll give you a definite answer.

By the way, I agree that Heroes is good entertainment.

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Download Heroes Episode One From Scifi UK TV


heroes episode one two three four episode five finale image scifi tv program channel logoQ) Hi just watching Dark Angel and during a break they said I could download the first episode of Heroes (the new upcoming sci fi series) from scifiuk. I cannot see it anywhere or anything about Heros.

What is going on?

A) This is the official Heroes Page.

And it sure does look like it’s gearing up to be quite a cool series.

Let’s hope the powers that be don’t can it after one series. Just getting the ‘Bring Back Heroes Petition’ drawn up as we speak…

Only joking, this series looks set to be one of many, so keep a close eye on story development.

More articles, images and interviews for Heroes on Scifi UK Review.

Succulent Scifi For All You Heroes Out There!

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Heroes Synopsis TV Series On SciFi Channel UK


heroes scifi tv program channel logo imageWill Heroes Re-ignite British TV?

So you’re interested in one of the highest rating Scifi tv programmes since Lost?

Here at Scifi UK Review, we’re keeping a close eye on the series; to see how it progresses. Will it be canned halfway through, as such other delights as Farscape and I-Man were destined to be?

Heroes will be broadcast on the UK Scifi TV Channel from 19th February (a double bill of episode one and two), initially for 9 episodes, but judging by NBC’s decision to extend, it will be increased to 23 episodes!

From the creators of Lost, this explosive new drama entitled Heroes - a show about ordinary people discovering their extraordinary powers - is currently the number-one new show in America. Weekly figures are in excess of 14 million and increasing every week.

Heroes is predicted (not sure by who) to be a global phenomenon and looks set to grab the imagination of UK viewers when it premiers on the Scifi TV Channel in a few days time.

As a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe, a genetics professor in India uncovers a secret theory – there are people with super powers living among us. Amongst these are a high school cheerleader who learns that she is totally indestructible; a gifted artist whose drug addiction enables him to paint the future; a young man who develops a way to stop time through sheer will power; and a single-mother stripper who learns that she has an alternate personality with homicidal tendencies. In Los Angeles, a jaded cop discovers that he can hear people’s thoughts, a revelation which puts him on the trail of an elusive and sadistic serial killer.

As we follow their lives week-by-week, we discover that their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the Earth from Armageddon.

Each blockbuster episode costs $2 million to make and is littered with CGI and special effects usually reserved for Hollywood films. The breath taking action sequences and cutting-edge drama are guaranteed to keep British viewers gripped from start to finish.

Creator Tim Kring says of the upcoming show, “We sort of made a pact internally that we weren’t going to be the show that made you wait for stuff.”

Working alongside Kring (also creator of long-running crime drama Crossing Jordan), is Damon Lindelof (Lost co-creator) and Jeph Loeb (television writing credits include Smallville and Lost, as well as writing credits for Batman and X-Men comics). With these credentials behind Heroes, there is little surprise that it has been hailed as X-Men meets Lost.

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