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Quint and Quinto talk Spock, Sylar, Heroes Season 2 and the upcoming DVD set!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I was originally approached to do an interview with Masi Oka for the big Heroes DVD release hitting next week. I was more than happy to do it. I’m a big fan of Heroes and in particular Oka’s work on the show. But then I got a cancellation and I was bummed out, but that didn’t last long. They asked if I wanted to talk to Zachary Quinto. I thought he might have avoided all press to dodge STAR TREK questions since he was announced as being the young Spock in JJ Abrams' upcoming flick, but he did not and I got to spring some Trek stuff on him! In the past I’ve talked with an actor or a director for the sole purpose of talking about the next project, not really giving two shits about the one they were pimping, but this one is the rare case where I was just as interested in talking about Quinto’s current projects. If I had my druthers, this would have been a 40 minute interview where we talked for 20 minutes about Heroes and 20 minutes about Trek, but I'm happy with the interview as it stands. Hope you guys enjoy!!!

Zachary Quinto: How are you?

Quint: I’m doing alright.

Zachary Quinto: Good.

Quint: They have you doing a bunch of press today for the DVD?

Zachary Quinto: You know they do. You’re my first though, Eric.

Quint: Wow, that’s quite an honor. I’ll be gentle.

[Both Laugh]

Zachary Quinto: I’m doing it all out of my home though, so it’s all good.

Quint: Yeah, that’s got to be better than sitting in a conference room somewhere.

Zachary Quinto: Exactly, I can do it on my own terms which is nice so no problem. How’s it going with you?

Quint: I don’t ever know if I should introduce myself on these phone interviews. I assume you have a list of who you’re talking to, but I’m with Ain’t It Cool News.

Zachary Quinto: Ain’t It Cool News!

Quint: That’s right.

Zachary Quinto: I know you. I know you people.

Quint: The funny thing is I write under the name “Quint” so it’ll be Quint and Quinto.

Zachary Quinto: How did you come up with that?

Quint: JAWS is my favorite movie, so I took it from Robert Shaw.

Zachary Quinto: How aptly chosen, this interview.

Quint: Indeed. I saw you at Comic Con, actually, I was up there doing a bunch of interviews and I saw you right after the Paramount panel. I’m a big fan of HEROES, so I wanted to go up and say hi, but… I’ve been doing Comic Con for eight years now and I know how precious those quiet little moments are, so I didn’t want to bug you.

Zachary Quinto: Did you see me in one of those moments?

Quint: Yeah, you were in one of the rooms upstairs by that nice balcony.

Zachary Quinto: Oh yeah. Well, I mean that’s also sort the whole… I certainly wouldn’t have been put off, if you approach me for future reference, but I appreciate your sensitivity. That was an overwhelming weekend that was full of excitement and surprises and good times. I had a good time.

Quint: The audience seemed to love you. I saw that there was a huge reaction when Sylar popped up in the season 2 preview.


Zachary Quinto: Oh yes, that big moment of turning around to the camera. I remember that. Yeah, I mean you know, they were really cool and as they have been all along to me and I really attribute the reaction of the audience. I attribute my longevity on the show so far to them and I don’t think anybody necessarily expected the character to be around or to be as prominently factored into the series as it has turned out, so that’s really exciting for me obviously and I’m most grateful to the fans of the show that pretty much made it so.

Quint: Well what do you think makes Sylar such a popular villain? What do you think has made him connect with that audience?


Zachary Quinto: I think a couple of things. I think it’s a really well written character, that’s for sure. That makes my job all that much easier when I’m, faced with such depth and such layers of humanity in this sort of evil realm. That feels nice, you know? I think people respond to that and I don’t know, I think that Sylar was set up to be this shadowy-overpowering-imposing figure from the first chunk of episodes, like the first seven or eight episodes before you actually saw me, before I was even actually cast. So then when I step into it and you first meet me in episode 10, six months ago, I think it was just a really unexpected direction in which to go for the villain and I think that people were… That’s what our show is really good at, shattering expectations, keeping people guessing, switching things back on itself and I think that’s what they did with this character, that’s how this character was brought to life on the show and I think that really helped.

Quint: Well definitely, I think you’re right on. I think that, at least for me when I was watching it, what I really loved about it was the mystery around the character at the beginning and then the reveal. It’s strange, because I wouldn’t really peg you as a very threatening guy, especially when you first meet the character and I think that they handled that really well, because you get pretty fucking scary…

Zachary Quinto: Thanks. I take that as a compliment…

[Both Laugh]

Quint: I hope so, it was meant as a compliment.

Zachary Quinto: It is, it really is and I appreciate it very much. I feel like the other thing that was working in my favor certainly was that anticipation that you’re talking about. It’s like you get the audience really hooked into this presence and this shadow and that‘s a really great introduction to have as an actor, to step into a role that has been buzzed about and talked about and mentioned and alluded to and sort of seen always escaping and he’s imbued with a really strong sense of power and impact on this world and that makes stepping into it obviously a lot easier. So there were a number of factors that I think were at play, but it was probably the farthest end of the spectrum of my wildest imagination in terms like what it ended up being, obviously what my experience has ended up being since I joined the show is almost unfathomably gratifying. That’s something I’m always aware of and connected to, for sure.

Quint: You wouldn’t think it would be that difficult, but it’s not often that you see really great superhero/supervillian fights. I’d say the fight that Sylar has with Peter Petrelli in the apartment is a great super powered fight. It’s not epic or huge, but you look at some of the bigger superhero movies and they don’t get that usage of power. I think one of the big draws of the show is that we actually get to see the goodies and the baddies play with these different powers.

Zachary Quint: I would agree. I think that… well, yeah… I totally agree.

Quint: Have you guys shot all of season 2 yet?

Zachary Quinto: No, not all of it, by no means all of it. We are in… What’re we doing now? Five or six. We’re just starting six now, so yeah.

Quint: Really cool. My theory is that there’s going to have to be like a Magneto-like team up.

Zachary Quinto: Hmm…

Quint: I won’t force you to clarify, I’m just floating the idea. If there’s a bigger villain that is “worse” than Sylar, then I think we might have to see some team ups happen.

Zachary Quinto: Well it will definitely be interesting. I think we are all eager to see exactly what happens. I don’t know myself, I say that honestly. We only know up until the episodes we are shooting and I don’t go fishing for… When we started the season I sat down with one of the writers and asked a couple very basic questions in terms of where I should consider picking up this season, but beyond that I don’t really… I like the excitement of not knowing where it’s going. I like every time I read a script I’m not sure where it’s going to take my character and me and that’s a really exciting part of this job. You don’t often get that.

Quint: Totally random sidebar, but I had a conversation with Eli Roth once about how he constantly gets mistaken for you...

[Both Laugh]

Zachary Quinto: That’s very funny.

Quint: I can imagine that he’ll probably get even more that after you do TREK.

Zachary Quinto: I imagine, or perhaps that will separate us, because then maybe more people will actually know. Maybe that will plant me a little more firmly and separate us a little bit. Who knows which way it will go? People always have something to say, don’t they?

Quint: How exciting or daunting is it to take on such an iconic character like Spock?


Zachary Quinto: You know what? I feel like I look to my left and I have Leonard Nimoy, I look to my right and I have J.J. Abrams, (Damon) Lindelof and Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman and I’m like “What? What???” I can’t be daunted, I have to be absolutely honored and prepared. There’s no room for daunted. It’s just like “OK” and I feel like I can just implicitly trust these guys and I’m so inspired by their enthusiasm, so I’m nothing but excited. I have a lot of work cut out for me, I know that and that’s also very exciting and I’ve begun it and it’s really really nice to learn about this world and the people in it and it’s just so cool. I would have never imagined Sci Fi to be such a career advancing experience for me and I’m really excited about learning it. It’s very interesting and it’s very theatrical to me. The STAR TREK world is very heightened. There’s so much about it’s scale and that’s something that I’ve always been drawn to and interested in, so I feel like it’s lo… No… I can’t believe I almost said it. I almost said it! But, it makes sense to me on a fundamental level.

Quint: (laughs)) On the Paramount panel it was great seeing, and such a great idea for them to bring out Nimoy as well…

Zachary Quinto: Wasn’t it? It shows their respect for these characters for the actors who created them and for the franchise in general and I think that’s the best place you can begin any kind of project from.

Quint: Especially one with such a, not only huge fan base, but a notoriously picky fan base.

Zachary Quinto: Yeah, you know this is an important facet to a lot of people’s lives and that has to be honored I think and I think that’s exactly what they’re doing, but they’re also being very clear about their hand in it and how their hand in it is going to inevitably influence it and change it and that’s really exciting as long as it’s done with the work in mind and the respect at hand. I think then that that is all you can ask for.

Quint: Have you been working with Leonard?

Zachary Quinto: I’ve spent time with Leonard and have really enjoyed that time and we’re both about to be traveling a little bit, because we’re taking off to do the world tour for the DVDs of Season One of HEROES next week, so that’s kind of cool. Then I’ll be holding down the fort in the North American leg of the tour, I’m going to New York and Toronto. There’s a whole host of events in both of those cities which are really exciting and I’m totally getting amped up for the trip.

Quint: Well I’m looking forward to getting the HD set.

Zachary Quinto: Oh yeah, they just are getting the DVD’s together. I saw the mock up. I saw how it’s going to be and they’re making three sets, the regular set which is what I’ll have, and then they have the HD set and the collector’s edition, so it’s really intense and it’s just sort of so voluminous. There’s so much of it, there’s episodes with deleted scenes and they have the extended pilot on there, the 72 minute pilot which was never aired and only seen at Comic Con last year. I haven’t even seen it, so I’m so excited to watch that and behind the scenes stuff, interviews… It’s going to be really cool.

Quint: Cool, well good luck with the release and good luck on your future projects, everything seems to be going pretty well for you.

Zachary Quinto: Much appreciated. I’m thankful every day for all of all of this goodness. It’s really exciting. I will hopefully see you seen and best to you until then for sure.

Quint: Later on man.

Zachary Quinto: Take care.

I had a few more Trek questions, but as you can see he flipped it firmly back into the Heroes realm, which is fine. We were nearing the end of our time anyway, so it was good to talk about the DVDs a little bit. I’ve actually received the Standard Def set and I’ll write up a piece on that before it hits next Tuesday. If I get a copy of the HD set I’ll include my thoughts on the features exclusive to that release. Been really busy. Tons of interviews… I’ve probably done 40 interviews since the start of Comic-Con… maybe that’s an exaggeration, but it’s well over 25… good stuff in the pipe-line, so stay tuned!!! -Quint

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  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST


    by Yawkey

    Perfect for Spock too

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST

    First and Useless

    by Macktheknife01

    Well that was pointless and uninteresting nice job Quint. this is aintitcoolspeculation at its most boring

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:38 a.m. CST

    Collector's Edition? FUCK

    by chrth

    Sigh. I guess I'll just be getting the standard and pining for the collector's.<p> Great work, Quint.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Sounds like a cool guy

    by boyblue

    Looking forward to season 2, for sure. Anybody seen the hayden got milk ads................grrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Thanks for this interview

    by ATARI

    You did a good job Quint -- to hell with the naysayers.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:02 a.m. CST

    good interview

    by Bloo

    excellent interview<P>and I'm going to TRY not to get into a hero's argument this time around, I enjoy the show and I think Sylar is actually an interesting char. layered and interesting and I think alot of that has to do with Quinto's performance. I had never seen the guy act before and was just really blown away by his work

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:08 a.m. CST

    Oh Shit...

    by Kid Z

    ...reading this I just had an idea... the villain in the Star Trek reboot turns out to be Shadowy Time Guy from that dropped storyline from Enterprise about the Temporal Cold War. They never did reaveal just who the hell that was, right? My guess: he turns out to be older Spock from the future in "Ozymandias" mode! (Interferring in different past eras, "doing what must be done", manipulating events to ensure a better future, etc.) Just a wild-ass guess on my part, of course.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Thanks Quint - good time with Sylar...

    by Abin Sur

    ...but you should have asked him if when he was filming the fight scene in the Heroes finale he thought it was as lame as it looked on TV.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Abin Sur

    by Chilli815

    Yes, because even if he thinks it sucks he's really going to publically say it sucked. Dear God man, where's the logic?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST

    there was absolutely nothing new in the interview.

    by PVIII

    and you people still haven't written up about McAvoy as Scotty.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Man, he is VERY modest....

    by CarmillaVonDoom

    The character of Sylar was practically a skeleton in the beginning of the season. Quinto has great presence on the screen without a doubt....

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    "have you filmed all of season two yet"

    by Charlie Murphy

    i hope you meant all of sylar's scenes, because to ask if they've done every episode is kinda dumb.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:39 a.m. CST

    chrth - the collector's edition is mocking us

    by just pillow talk

    Damn you collector's edition, damn you!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    'I’m just floating the diea'

    by jackalcack

    Is that street slang for I have diarrhoea...? Great interview though. I'm a bit confused. What did Quinto 'almost say'?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:47 a.m. CST

    jpt: And what's worse is that you know there will be a

    by chrth

    complete 'every season' collector's edition when the show finishes its amazing run after season 32.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Perhaps he almost said that....

    by Mahaloth

    "it's long overdue for Trek to be re-imagined." or something like that. I'm sure he didn't want to offend anyone, so he held off.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Literal much, Chilli?

    by Abin Sur

    Sarcasm, dude...this site is 90% sarcasm, and you thought I meant that? Sorry man, I'll put it in quotes next time.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Abin Sur

    by jackalcack

    That fight really did fucking suck, didn't it? In fact the whole finale did. The most stupid part was when Nikki ribs that lampost out the ground and joins in with the Peter/Sylar fight even tho she doesn't know who either of them are or why they're fighting. Such sloppy writing. Actually, the worst was the way Hiro dispatched Sylar, who just stood there for 3 seconds, allowing himself to get stabbed whereas in previous episodes the guy was quick as lightening. I blame Tim Kring cos he clearly pulled a Luca$ and wanted to write the final episode all himself. Shoulda got Jeff Loeb to do it.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:04 a.m. CST

    Careful Jack...

    by Abin Sur

    The Kristen Bell/Heroes TB had Chilli ripping everyone that didn't like the fight scene a new one, so let's keep it on the down-low, OK? Because shows about people with superpowers shouldn't have big fight scenes, just quiet introspective moments.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Abin Sur

    by jackalcack

    Sylar must have been having one of those quiet introspective moments, while Hiro was running at him. I mean, if a chubby Japanese youth in glasses was attacking me with a big fuck off samurai sword whilst screaming his head off I'd definitely pause for a spot of meditation.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Nice interview with a cool guy, Quint

    by TheNothing

    This show found new ways to be awesome in pretty much every episode, and Sylar is by far one of the most layered and interesting characters to watch (right up there with HRG). Quinto has been rocking it, and seems like a cool dude on top of that. Looking forward to seeing what he does with Spock.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Hey Man, Thanks Man, Great Man, Daunting Man...

    by Read and Shut Up

    ...Quint - PLEASE - refrain from the "man" stuff, OK? Outside of that, Spock Jr. seems like a nice enough guy.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:40 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    DO IT J.J.!!!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Hey Man, Thanks Man, Great Man, Daunting Man

    by jackalcack

    Superhero character names from Season 2 of Heroes

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    oh btw

    by Bloo

    in my home, on my own terms = I'm doing these interviews in my underwear while strippers dance around me<P>at least if I was an actor and was doing that would mean

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:59 a.m. CST

    He almost said "So I feel like it's logical...."

    by commiepinko

    Sylar should eat Spock's Brain, then he could do the Vulcan neck pinch.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    startrek is over and prequels suck as we learned

    by skiff

    paramount are to cheap to make a good startrek film.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by jackalcack

    Ah...of course!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Sylar is one of the most uninteresting villains...

    by Klaus Herzog

    like ever. Seriously, Quinto`s morphin-induced performance literary put me to sleep. I don't like this guy playing Spock and the whole Star Trek prequel-concept sounds worse every day.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Ask him why the finale was ass.


    Did they do a rush job with a horrible script because they never expected the show to last 1 season let alone grow into wild popularity? Were they caught off guard? WHY THE FUCK DID IT SUCK TRASH SO BAD?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Abin Sur

    by Chilli815

    Guys, is it really so hard to get that Sylar has a death wish? He practically orders Hiro to kill him in 'The Hard Part', not to mention scrawls 'forgive me' on his wall earlier in the season. And as for the finale fight, it could have been more impressive, I'll admit that, but given the choice between a more impressive fight which doesn't mean much in way of characters, or focusing on the characters, I'll take the latter. There's plenty of time for fights down the roads.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Worst villan ever? Get real.

    by Mal Carne

    ..oh, wait. This is AICN, where talkin' smack is the rule over, you know, genuine dialogue. Or thought.<p> Worst villain ever? How about Unicron, from the Transformers movie - a sacred cow on this board if there ever was one. You know, that giant robot voiced by Orson Wells... underwater... while eating a pastrami sandwich... and choking to death on it.<p> Sylar has motivation, a real character, and actual plot and dialogue. You empathize with him even as you want him dead. I know that actual character development's a bit novel for all you Simpsons Comic Book Fan wannabes, but try it some time.<p> Worst... forum crowd... ever.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Zachary Quinto HASN'T chose HD and here's why...

    by Immortal_Fish

    Okay, so I don't have an answer, yet that little nugget piqued my curiosity all the same.<P>Hey you TV show collector type people -- How often do they re-re-re-re-release DVD sets of TV series? If I buy the collector's edition, will I only be later tempted to buy again when the ultra-uber-mega-giga edition hits?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Thank you Chilli...

    by Abin Sur

    That's all I was trying to get you to admit, man - the finale fight COULD HAVE BEEN more impressive. Of course characterization is key - but I don't buy for a second that you can't have both strong acting and strong action - you've seen BSG, haven't you?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    I’m just floating the "diea"

    by Loosejerk

    Quint, you idiot. Everytime you float Eli Roth's name, a picture of his HUGE PROSTHETIC WANG dies!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    I was wondering the same thing, I was planning on buying the Heros set next week but now I'm wondering if I should, as for TV sets, I've only purchased Lost and borhter got me the Office's first season for christmas

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Wow, that interview SUCKED BALLS!!

    by Katie Geek

    Quint, do some fucking research so you at least ask some interesting questions. You could have asked if he'll be in the second-season premiere. You could have asked how many episodes he expects to be in this season. You could have asked when he expects announcements about the Kirk and Bones casting. I'm tired of Quint's lame-ass interviews wasting precious opportunities with geek icons. I learned NOTHING from this interview. Harry, PLEASE hire anyone else to conduct these! Quint is lame lame fucking LAME-ass awful!!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:36 p.m. CST

    "Have you guys shot all of season 2 yett?"

    by darthuser

    Quint interviews like a guy who's never read an interview. I'm in the please-fire-Quint camp. See if anybody else would consider hiring him based on his crap work on this site.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Quint consistently contributes the site's lamest

    by splungiest

    Yes, kindly join another site, Quint. My six-year-old niece could come up with better questions for Quinto. What a fucking waste!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 1:55 p.m. CST

    worst. interview. ever.

    by whoanecron

    Harry, I love the site, but Quint is time and time again its most retarded component. Please let the staffers with brains handle the reviews and interviews.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I think this site is making me parnoid conspirisit

    by Bloo

    You know like Mel Conspirarcy Theory and um in real life<P>but man 4 almost identical posts about how quint sucks and should be fired after a majority of "hey that was a good interview" remarks...hmmm and frankly Katie Geek is the only name I recognize off that list, now I'm not saying anything but...<P>hey what are those black helicpoters doing outside my office window

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST


    by mach5jack

    I'm curious to know what you found so "excellent" about this interview. Especially since it's so completely awful.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    where's lee?

    by BadMrWonka

    this should make her slide off her computer chair!<p>and chrth, aren't you excited for the Tuesday Heroes discussions to be back?Speculation? Brainwork? Contemplation? Argumentation?<p>I can't wait!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Worst Villain ever...

    by C.K. Lamoo

    Armand Assante in the Judge Dread Movie. But getting back to Quinto in Heroes, yeah, he's creepy, but layered? I don't think so. He's just living out every comic writers dream.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST


    by Immortal_Fish

    Given that Lost and Office are popular, top-rated shows, chances are they are prime candidates to be re-re-re-re-released. I'm pretty sure that hasn't happened with Lost, but dunno if same is true for Office.<P>Ultimately, I'm only interesting in picking up the Heroes collector edition for the extras, having already archived season 1 in 720p glory off broadcast. You know... I just don't want to buy the whole damn set again only for the additional extras later on. Using other series releases as a gauge would better equip me to make a decision.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Kurzinski Valentine et al, re: the finale

    by Immortal_Fish

    Any Heroes fan worth their salt will tell you that the season finale was indeed a disappointment, but only and especially once compared and contrasted to the three episodes leading up to it. Consider watching those episodes before making such a Philbinesque final decision.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    So Sylar Just keeps eating Brains....

    by C.K. Lamoo

    And becomes more and more powerful?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Good interview. I'm just not a fan of his as an actor.

    by eggbeater

    But I do love Heroes.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    "Really great superhero/supervillian fights"

    by castertvs

    He actually said "I think one of the big draws of the show is that we actually get to see the goodies and the baddies play with these different powers." <br> Yeah, kinda like the big battle in the finale between the two most powerful characters on the show - the two characters with a dozen powers between them. You know, the fight where they... punched each other with their fists. <br> This show has a big strike against it - it needs to step its game up in season 2, or I walk.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Lazarus Long rule invoked

    by Ninja Nerd

    As the oldest person on this TB, I take the gavel. And pronounce the "Heroes sucks" crowd irrelevant. I won't debate the finale or Sylar or the whole of Season 1. I have an opinion on all, but I'll keep them to myself. What I will say is that IN THE CONTEXT of 50+ years of watching, reading, and enjoying science fiction, etc., "Heroes" is actually pretty darn good. I mean, I used to pay 25 cents to sit through "Purple Monster" serials at the cinema on Saturday mornings. Bugs Bunny cartoons were in first run! Superman was the TV series with George Reeves, and Star Trek, Lost In Space, and the original BSG were years or decades away. Science fiction was "trash" or "pulp" and held in about the same regard as porn. Comic books were 10 cents. I was pissed off when Jack Kirby went to DC and the price went up to a whopping 12 cents! When's the last time ANY of you bought ANYTHING worht having that cost 12 pennies?...ahh, the sound of crickets...thought so. Hell, I thrilled to still be ALIVE and see Heroes in HD. Consider your young asses fortunate that SciFI wasn't outlawed by now. And shut the hell up about "bad" Heroes was/is. You have no clue how lucky you are.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:03 p.m. CST

    shitty interview

    by darth girlfriend

    I don't mind that Quint's reviews are tedious and unilluminating, because reviews are everywhere on this site. But when a chance to talk to a new geek icon like Quinto comes along, it sucks that the site doesn't assign one of the much smarter and more articulate writers like Merrick or Moriarty.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Maybe I'm the only one

    by Mattyboy122

    But I was incredibly disappointed by Heroes. I was looking forward to the show and watched the first episode and when it ended I knew I'd never watch another episode. I was hoping for a show that wanted to HAVE FUN with its premise (imagine the scenes of Bob Parr at work in The Incredibles, but magnified for a complete series), but it was so pretentious. The show (to me at least) took itself far too seriously, which is a shame, because a show about ordinary people discovering they have super powers could be a lot of fun. Same thing with Smallville. There you have a premise that could've spawned one of the most fun shows imaginable and turned it into The OC with super powers. *Sigh* Oh well. If you enjoy Heroes, I envy you. I just couldn't get into it. About Star Trek, though, what are they going to do about Spock's hair/eyebrows? Sure, that shit flew in the 60's, but today? Most people would laugh at that look. But then again, what can you do for Spock? Maybe shave his head or keep his hair really short. But that weird semi-bowl cut? That'll have to go, I'm afraid.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 4:39 p.m. CST

    Could someone please give me the scoop on Heroes

    by Trazadone

    Seriously, I've never seen it and I've been itching to pickup the forthcoming DVD set but I haven't been able to gauge if its as good as I'm hoping it will be. What's the word people? Worth purchasing?

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Trazadone, it's worth picking up.

    by glodene

    It's fun. Sylar is a villain you love to hate. Looking at the eps. back to back without the midbreak hiatus should add to your enjoyment. It is kinda derivative of The Watchmen & X-Men though.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST

    Hayden "Got Milk" ad

    by Boondock Devil

    The ad itself is linked over at superherohype <p> So very wrong and so very right all wrapped up into an awesome package.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    I've got a "diea"!

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Oh, wait, forget it, never mind, it went away! :)

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I love Zachary Quinto

    by ororo_munroe

    He is so delicious and intelligent to boot!

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Wonka + You rock Quint!

    by ororo_munroe

    I am here. Haven't been around much.. busy balancing charity work, school and work. Didn't slide off my chair, but I am loving Quint right now! <BR> I confess to being a ZQ fangirl. The man is gorgeous, intelligent, talented, has a sexy voice and does loads of charity work! What more can you ask for?<BR>Zachary will not be in the premiere of the show. That focuses on Claire. We will see Zachary in the third episode.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST


    by Quint

    If you want further fuel for the fire, I can tell you that all four in a row have yahoo addresses (similarly set up, too) and looking at all four's history with talkbacks, they constantly all say the same things, the same arguments, the same pissed off statements, in the same talkbacks, mostly in Coax. So, it's either a group of friends writing at the same time or one really lonely person with nothing better to do.<BR><BR>Sure, I didn't press him for details that I knew he wasn't going to give anyway. I think it's something that he said they're working now and are on episode 5 or 6, so we know Sylar's in it at least up to that point. I had a few Trek questions, including how involved he is in testing Kirks, but as you saw in the interview he turned it right back around to the Season 1 DVD set. With these properties it is possible to make someone slip up, but it's unlikely and you look like an asshole trying to make them do it. You might not like my approach, but that's how I do it and how I have been doing it for 10 years.<BR><BR>It's funny, I've noticed a trend. The Coaxial regulars seem to be the ones that really, constantly want spoilers, to know big things early, and view every time you could have gotten them a nugget as a wasted opportunity. Whenever I do an interview related at all to TV that's when I get these talkbacks, but hardly ever for my film stuff. It is comfortable for me to interview in a very casual, conversational way, so that's how I'm going to do it.<BR><BR>Thanks to those who left the kind words and thanks to everybody for reading it in the first place. It's appreciated.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11 p.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    as a real Heroes fan (indifferent to Star Trek)...I do not EVER want spoilers to Heroes. a few times where they have come out, we have ALL regretted finding out too much. the phrase, "damn you Wonka" that you might see from time to time, got its start when I found a nugget of a spoiler online, and gave the link to chrth, prof ikamono, ororo and others.<p>people in coax who beg for spoilers are so steeped the fragrance of nerd that they have lost site of the true meaning of nerding out over shows, movies, etc: it's to squeeze every ounce of joy out of the experience of watching something. and how can you do that if you know everything that's going to happen?<p>god damn wannabe nerds making us real nerds look bad...

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Don't want to be spoiled

    by ororo_munroe

    Just teased.<BR>BTW Zachary wouldn't have given you anything if you bugged him for spoilers anyway Quint. He never does. He only gives what he is allowed to give. <BR><BR>Now Greg Grunberg... he is your man for some serious teasing.

  • Aug. 23, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Good interview, Quint

    by United States

    Very decent of you, not to press the poor guy for Trek details. Well done. Don't let these juvenile morons make you think otherwise.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST


    by lost.rules

    Don't let the haters bring you down. You're my favorite contributer on this site, Eric.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Quint, doooooodah

    by Jaka

    Fuck em! The haters can't see through the glare from your shine. lol Great interview, as they usually are. How great? The Trek questions you asked gave him enough room to say EVERYTHING that needed to be said about his involvement in the new film. It was perfect. So perfect that it may have changed my deep seeded hate for the project, which may cause me to have to retract my promise to never see. .... fucker. lol Also, your interviews have feeling, and I think you're getting even better at that. For those of us looking for more than a quick spoiler factoid, they actually provide a mood, some feeling, and usually some good pacing (this one felt right for sure, and it was obvious when he steared it back to Heroes - but he did you right with his answers to the ST questions). You can tell that the laughs are genuine, too. So, anyway, get around to posting some more.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 1:15 a.m. CST

    skiff, quite honestly

    by Jaka

    Paramount needs to make less expensive, better written, character driven ST films. With JJ involved I'm not sure that's exactly what we'll get, but only in regards to the budget. As long as everyone involed shows as much respect for the previous 40 years of Trek cannon and fandom as he did, I might be able to put my support behind this.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Heroes was fun that fight scene was funny...

    by andrew coleman

    Sylar being stabbed will be brought up in season 2 for sure. I think he gave himself up(just my opinion). Also this is for any show really some idiots have been saying "Watched the season finale blah blah blah and I gagged, that's enough for me". Why the fuck did you watch the last episode of an entire season of a show? You're an idiot you have to become invested in characters before you see the end of season, that's so you can actually care what is going on. If you want quick simple conclusions watch a movie thy resolve in two hours.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 8:19 a.m. CST

    Gave himself up or...

    by couP

    was forced to by Bla. If not, he is a frakn retart for standing there for a year waiting to get stabbed.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Maybe Sylar didn't want to fight a bunch of bozos.

    by C.K. Lamoo

    So he just took the hit and let his Kafka Cockroach power resurrect him. Peter, his main opposition was gone, he couldn't explode himself without Claire's power, so he figured, I'll just come back and take them out one by one later. That's been his M.O. and he's sticking with it.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Good interview Quint! ZQ sounds very down to earth...

    by Yeti

    Wish you had asked him where he would like the charecter of Sylar to go in terms of development (but I guess that would get to spoilerish)

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I hate the talkbackers

    by optimus122

    Please all of you die die die..your not funny in the least , stop trying so hard...friggin would all get on all 4'd and suck this guys dick but of course you can't write that its better to attack quint...morons.

  • Aug. 24, 2007, 5:04 p.m. CST

    4's it was 4's

    by optimus122


  • Aug. 25, 2007, 3:10 a.m. CST

    Jack Colby

    by BadMrWonka

    what is this, National Geographic? he's interviewing a guy who's about to play Spock, this isn't an ambedded reporter in Afghanistan...<p>lighten up. you're clearly in the minority, since most of us who love AICN, love Quint. look up his reporting on Darabont's The Mist, if you have such a low opinion of him.<p>or better yet, if you don't like him, use your hot dog fingers and click on another website. or, if you love AICN and somehow inexplicably hate Quint, DON'T READ HIS ARTICLES...<p>either way, I can't stand the guys that walk into the donut shop and ask for a slice of pizza. AICN is what it is. you don't like it, go somewhere else. they like little brains at, try it out...

  • Aug. 25, 2007, 3:11 a.m. CST


    by BadMrWonka

    typo, sorry you sad sack of shit.

  • Aug. 27, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST


    by xcornealiousx

    Okay, so i know this is a Quinto/Trek post, but i thought you Heroes fans might want to check this out: a site put up by NBC in The Dharma Fashion...its viral. Has a nice 5 part Ken Burns style Doc on the site dealing with Kensei and the history and lore of the Samurai.

  • Aug. 27, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by ororo_munroe

    I partake in intelligent conversation from time to time. I didn't go all fangirlgasaming until Zachary Quinto filled the role. Now I will be turning into a Trekkie. <BR><BR>I definitely miss our weekly Heroes talk backs. All the Heroes haters coming in to tell us how much better Lost is than Heroes. Wonka telling them where to stick it. Well, as Heroes has 30 episodes this season and Lost has 12... guess I will actually be picking sides this year. Heroes for the win!

  • Aug. 28, 2007, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Nice job, Quint!

    by aceattorney

    Nice and intimate.