“Heroes” has become, not only NBC’s biggest new hit of the season, but the biggest ratings hit on any network this year since it first aired in September. The show quickly captured an audience with its superb writing, quick pace and fine acting from its varied ensemble cast. One of those cast members is our guest for the next Slice of SciFi show.
Leonard Roberts joins the Slice of SciFi gang for a great interview talking about how he got the Heroes gig, what it is like to move from a hero in the ring, when he portrayed the legendary Joe Louis in the hit movie “Joe and Max,” to becoming a new kind of hero in the hit TV show “Heroes.”
In 1995 Leonard graduated from the prestigious DePaul University with his BFA in acting and quickly found work in such hit movies as Spike Lee’s “He Got Game” with Denzel Washington, and the popular film “Drumline.” He also scored big in television appearing in at least seventeen different television programs over the last 11 years. Some of those shows include, “JAG,” “Navy: NCIS,” “Bones,” “24,” and “Smallville.”
For the television crowd the role Roberts was most noted for before the “Heroe’s” part came his way was that of Forrest Gates on the very popular Joss Whedon series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Leonard’s most recent role has turned him into a very high-profile sought after young actor. He stars as D.L. Hawkins, father of Micah (Noah-Gray Cabey) and estranged husband to the split-personality and emotionally challenged Niki Sanders (Ari Larter) on “Heroes.”
For the rest of our show we have news from robots that see and feel, the domestic and international role reversal the two top grossing films are making, and Papa Smurf is coming back on the big screen and in 3-D.
We go to the movies and take a second look at whether a trip to Brazil is a good idea or not as we talk about the new screamer flick “Turista.” Looking at a more serious film, Eragon is finally coming to theaters on December 15th.
On the tele we get a sneek peak at an interview “Torchwood” actor John Barrowman had with SyFyPortal as he talks about his return to the world of Doctor Who; and the comic book “Preacher” will get serious treatment for the small screen as a regular series on HBO.
Finally, as we board the time machine we take a gander at Nicole Kidman’s new SF adventure drama coming next summer, currently going by the title “The Invasion.” Nicole has just been crowned the highest paid actress in the world, stealing that honor from Julia Roberts who has held the position for several years now.
We have it all this coming week, smurfs, tourists in jungles, robots, dancing penquins, spys and an interview with one of the hottest young actors in entertainment today, Leonard Roberts. Be sure and join us, download, tune-in and listen to Slice of SciFi Show #086, ready for you to enjoy on December 6, 2007.