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Visit the official Doctor Who website
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Asylum seekers...
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Doctor Who picture resource
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Explore the Doctor Who classic series website
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Infiltrate The Hub of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood
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Investigate The Sarah Jane Adventures
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Call on Dani’s House
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Intercept the UFO fabsite
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Uncover the secrets of the Dollhouse
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Hell’s belles
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Love Exposure
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Primeval portal
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Charmed, to be sure!
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Take on t.A.T.u.
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Proceed to the Luther website

Proceed to the Luther website
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DCI Banks is on the case
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On The Grid with Spooks
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Life on Ashes To Ashes
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Claire’s no Exile
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Vexed is back on the beat!
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Medium, both super and natural

Medium, both super and natural
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Who’s that girl? (350-picture Slideshow)

Monday, 13 August 2007

I Will Be Kring!


I’ve fallen in love with Nora Zehetner, who plays Eden McCain in BBC2 series “Heroes”, only to discover her time on the show is limited! While most other guys will, no doubt, be drooling over Hayden Panettiere, as schoolgirl cheerleader Claire Bennet, or pining for Ali Larter, as single mom and internet porn star Niki Sanders, I find myself more-attracted to the supporting player, which is fairly-typical of me! Hayden looks too old for the part she’s playing, even though she’s not yet eighteen, while Niki’s back-story is the usual salacious scenario to try and hook males of a certain age group! Nora/Eden is more like the quirky Björk/Kate Bush pixie type-of-character that appeals to those prepared to look beyond the blonde hair and blue-eyed stereotype that all men are supposed to fall for. She’s the Wendy Padbury as opposed to the Billie Piper! I’ve seen Nora before in another American show called “Everwood”, not something I watched fastidiously but the few episodes I did see probably played their part in my taking notice of her in “Heroes”. The top picture shows Eden with geneticist Mohinder Suresh, played by Sendhil Ramamurthy, as they discover his father Chandra’s note book concealed in the laptop he has just flung carefully across the room, when perhaps it should’ve been thrown with a little more abandon!!

Thus far, Mohinder and Eden have forged an old-fashioned Doctor/companion relationship, while it transpires she seems to have known his father a lot better than he did. Mohinder’s the serious scientist with the searching mind. But, from what I’ve read, there’s more to Eden than presently meets the eye and she’s due for a showdown with resident villain Sylar, Zachary Quinto, presumably in episode eleven. Incidentally, Mr Quinto has just been cast to play the young Mr Spock in the next “Star Trek” feature so I’m wondering if his days in “Heroes” are numbered too. Ali Larter has put her film career on hold, as filming the NBC series takes up nine months of the year, which would suggest Zachary is leaving “Heroes” if he now has time for other things. Having much more fun with his role is Masi Oka, playing Hiro Nakamura, stealing comic books and cheating at gambling in order to fulfil his destiny. I like the way the geek is portrayed positively while ballplayer Brody Mitchum, played by Matt Lanter, whom all the chicks fawn over, is revealed to be the high school sleaze. I hope I’m not starting to sound too American, goddammit! I wonder why these guys are so revered by the ladies when, as is shown here, science fiction fans have much more imagination!!

Anyway, if you want to see why I have the hots for Nora, you can catch her in just five more of her eight episodes, beginning a week on Wednesday with episode six, “Better Halves”, and picking up again a fortnight later with episodes eight through to eleven, namely “Seven Minutes to Midnight”, “Homecoming”, “Six Months Ago” and finally “Fallout”. She didn’t feature in episode one, “Genesis”, she’s not in this week’s fifth instalment, “Hiros”, and isn’t included in “Nothing to Hide”, the seventh chapter. So, make the most of this lovely lady while you can! As you can see, I’ve got it real bad!!

5 comments:

Karen said...

There is definitely more to Eden than meets the eye. I loved her character and thought the actress played the part very well. She may not be in it as long as the others but she definitely makes her presence felt in an understated sort of way.

I also love the character Hiro. He seems to be a favourite amongst the fans too. He is your typical geek but with lots of hope and joy and an almost overly optimistic on life which is nice to see.

I regret I haven't been watching it since the first two episodes on BBC2. I keep forgetting that it is on. Thankfully I have seen them up until episode 21 but it would have been nice to watch again. Will try to catch it this week.

Steve said...

Nora Zehetner - it's the eyes. Amazing eyes. I find the cheerleader really bland. But find it very amusing that she constantly has all these unlikely accidents.

TimeWarden said...

I found out Eden's fate quite by accident, Karen, whilst innocently checking the spellings of the various actors' and characters' names but have avoided revealing it here so as not to spoil it for those who don't yet know!

The nice thing about Hiro is that his joyousness seems completely natural whereas Tennant's take on the same feeling, in "Doctor Who", almost always comes across as forced and contrived.

If you want to see it again but continue to miss the BBC2 screenings then the DVD box set of "Heroes" is out in December. Maybe that would be a better investment than season three of the better-known time-traveller!

I think you might be right about Nora Zehetner's eyes, Steve. I notice they are the same colour as Carole Ann Ford's who played the Doctor's granddaughter in the original series of "Doctor Who"!

Lili said...

I do share your opinion about the heroins of Hero, in particular the Cheerleader that looks old for a 14 or 15 year old...
Eden has the most expressive eyes and she's definitely good.
I wish you the best for the future. I guess that blogging is not something I'll do all my life either.
Take care,
Lili

TimeWarden said...

Glad to see you're enjoying "Heroes", Lili. It's often the case that supporting characters are more interesting than the major ones, perhaps because not so much is known about them! Your good wishes are much appreciated.