Slice of SciFi #86: Interview with Leonard Roberts of “Heroes”

Leonard Roberts

News Bytes:

  • A human can now “inhabit” the body of a distant robot thanks to a new robotic/human interface created in Germany and showcased at the NextFest 2006 this past September
  • Happy Feet up against Casino Royale for top box office honors worldwide
  • Producer Jordan Kerner working on CGI Smurfs feature film


  • New scare fest “Turistas” now in theaters
  • Epic Eragon coming to theaters on Dec 15

Doug’s Slice of Trivia: Deja Vu, anyone?

TV Talk:

  • Captain Jack will be making future appearances on “Doctor Who”, but The Doctor won’t be appearing on any “Torchwood” episodes
  • Howard Deutch and Bender/Spink are working on bringing Vertigo Comics’ “Preacher” to HBO

Interview: This week, Michael and Summer welcome Leonard Roberts to the show, and commiserate with his need to spend some time at the chiropractor’s office, where we caught up with him. His portrayal of D.L. Hawkins on NBC’s HEROES has given fans another interesting character to talk about.

He tells us about being swept up in the HEROES craze, relating the differences between it and his time on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, and more.

Future Talk: What’s Coming Up?
Nicole Kidman is currently working on a new project, who’s working title is “The Invasion”. The film is primarily set in Washington DC and centers around a psychiatrist named Carol, played by Kidman, who is able to somehow unearth the origins of an alien epidemic, after her son becomes infected and might become humanity’s only hope for survival.

The disease is ravaging Earth’s human population and is extraterrestrial in origin. What is not known is if the alien pathogen was brought here on the cosmic and solar winds or if it was purposefully introduced here by an alien race set on destroying humankind and setting up shop on Earth as their new planet of conquest.

Listener comments: If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know. We’ve got plenty of voicemail from fans to listen and respond to, but you’ll hear that in a fresh, separate show.

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  1. Peony Sue says

    Which Shen Gong Wu (Kids’ WB) was used to open the Xiaolin vault Dec 2, 2006 in the morning?

  2. shaved_goat says

    Doug…I got that deja vu kinda feeling too with that latest Trivia! and guess what: 3 for 3 and nothin but net!!!

    Great show as always.

    Evo, the guys do a great interview but I think I’d like to hear you back there…You have a good talent at getting the most out of the interviewee.

  3. Beowulfie says

    Hi, in #86 you mentioned that Melissa George had been on Alias for 3 seasons when I’m sure you meant to say that she was on season 3.
    Love the show.