Please be dead, Heroes. Please be dead, Heroes. Please, please, please be dead.
New episodes of Chuck are nearly here. If you are a fan like me, then you know how very exciting this news is, since the show was saved from near cancellation by wonderfully devoted fanatics who started eating Subway sandwiches to show their support. The news that it is back is even more exciting given that the show ended on a massive cliffhanger, where our favorite little neighborhood nerd uploaded an even more powerful version of the intersect into his brain and earned some kickass kung-fu moves for his troubles. So I'm anxiously anticipating this new season, and when I got the chance to chat with the show's star for a few minutes during the middle of a packed media day, I was thrilled. Hey, seven minutes is better than nothing! Here's our brief (albeit random) conversation.
Nerd alert! Chuck returns tonight on NBC, and the geeks get back to the business of saving the world, and selling/repairing DVD players. It's all in a day's work. To celebrate this momentous occasion (OK, momentous if you are a mildly obsessed fan like myself) some kind person wrangled the video game controllers out of the hands of Zachary Levi (Chuck) and Joshua Gomez (Morgan) and put them on a conference call with reporters. The results were pretty entertaining. At one point Gomez is talking about how excited he is about the new season and the additional episodes being picked up and Levi jokingly adds: "Yeah and I know that I should say the same but I'm really only in this acting game to work my way into infomercials. I was hoping that the 13 episodes would just wrap up and I could get on with my dream. But, you know, whatever... 9 more, that's fine." You get the impression that it is amazing any work gets done on this set, but still... good times.
Yesterday I ranted about how disappointed I was about the Star Wars panel that G4 decided to air on TV as the first ever Comic-Con panel to be broadcast, and griped that maybe some other more deserving panels could have been chosen. Then the nice folks at NBC (who sign my paycheck) decided to put up the Chuck panel on Hulu so I could see the whole thing. Well, mostly. The intro song by Jeffster! was cut (you can watch it here) most likely because of music rights. Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls" probably doesn't come cheap.