A Look Behind NBC's Heroes

NBC's Heroes is a favorite of mine. I follow the show itself pretty closely, but had never read anything about its background or creators. But today a Wired Article caught my eye and changed that.

It's got some interesting tidbits. For one, the show's creator has never really read or liked comic books. But actor Masi Oka (who plays the "Hiro" character) more than compensates for that. The article describes him as "a geek made good." Why? "Before he pursued acting, he was a CG artist at Industrial Light & Magic, crafting f/x for films like War of the Worlds and Revenge of the Sith."

Oka sounds pretty talented. They should let him do his character's own special effects. Then they could bill him as the first mainstream actor to do his own digital stunts--a new-millennium version of Jackie Chan, you might say.

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