Friday Night Roundup: Shalim Ortiz Speaks, Heroes on Netflix, George Takei Back in Trek, James Kyson Lee in Horror Flick Necrosis

Shalim Ortiz, who plays the late Alejandro on the show (the character was killed by Sylar in last week’s episode), sits down for an interview with HispanicBusiness.com. He talks about his character, and hints that just because Alejandro is dead, it doesn’t mean he’ll stay dead. Hey, who does on Heroes? Some excerpts from the article below.

Even his character getting killed wouldn’t necessarily free up much time for Ortiz.

“That’s the nature of the show, it’s true,” he agrees. “Every time I open a script, I wonder if I’m going to be breathing at the end of it. But also the nature of the show is that the normal rules don’t apply. “Heroes” has substantial characters who stay on the show even after they die. We have a character named Isaac who died nine or 10 episodes ago and it’s almost as if he’s still alive, he’s around so much. So I’m not really worried.”

You can read the rest of the article here.

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I’m not a big fan of Netflix, due to a situation going back a few years ago, but just in case some of you are Netflix renters, Netflix and NBC have teamed up to offer episodes of Heroes, The Office, 30 Rock and Friday Night Lights the day after they air on television. Netflix subscribers can log on to the DVD rental site and see their favorite episodes. (via)

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George Takei’s character may have been killed on Heroes, but his more famous character, Sulu, will be re-appearing in the Star Trek universe via J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek reboot, Trek 11, where he will team up with Sylar, aka Zachary Quinto, who will be playing a young Spock on the movie. Well, we don’t know if he’ll be playing Sulu again, but what role would he be playing? Part of George’s work in the movie will include a “brief Flash Foreword scene between him and Spock”. (via)

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And finally, James Kyson Lee’s Ando character may not be doing a whole lot on Heroes nowadays, but Lee the actor is. He’ll be co-starring in the new horror movie Necrosis.

“Heroes” co-star James Kyson Lee and George Stults (of “7th Heaven”) are joining Robert Michael Ryan, Chloe Snyder, Elizabeth Brissenden and John Dobroth. Taking its cue from the Donner Party – the ill-fated pioneers who resorted to cannibalism after becoming stranded during their travels in 1846 – the story focuses on six friends trapped in an isolated cabin who begin to relive history. Jason Robert Stephens is directing.

Sounds like fun. Check out more info on it here.


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  • Lodi

    I met him! I work at a clothing store and he was there. I was the only one to recognize him, and brave enough to ask for his autograph.

    He’s very nice!

  • Lodi

    I met him! I work at a clothing store and he was there. I was the only one to recognize him, and brave enough to ask for his autograph.

    He’s very nice!

  • Nikki

    Lodi – who did you meet? Shalim, George or James? Either way, very cool!

  • Nikki

    Lodi – who did you meet? Shalim, George or James? Either way, very cool!