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Heroes

Channel hop

This muggy spring weather may be keeping us guessing, but we have not one but two global premieres to look forward to today and tomorrow.

Sunday, 25 March, 2012, 12:00am

A media universe built on Shaw Bros classics

Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures, which owns the world's largest Chinese-language film library, is expanding into online gaming through creating what it says will be the city's answer to Marvel Universe's comic superheroes.

The first step came last week with the launch of My Kingdom Game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, available for free on the company's website.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Tiger and Bunny 9anime)

The superhero world goes commercial, with corporate sponsors and funding; as if that wasn't enough, their crime-stopping adventures have become a reality television show in the new anime show Tiger and Bunny.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Tiger and Bunny (anime)

The superhero world goes commercial, with corporate sponsors and funding; as if that wasn't enough, their crime-stopping adventures have become a reality television show in the new anime show Tiger and Bunny.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Talkback

What do you think of the nude photos scandal?

For my parents, it was Elvis. For me, it was the glorious hair bands of the 1970s and 1980s, and for my son, he idolises action movie heroes such as Spider-Man and, sadly, SpongeBob SquarePants, whatever that is.

8 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Heroes' creator strikes it lucky

Tim Kring is busy these days. The 50-year-old mastermind of the Heroes television series flits from samurai sword-waving publicity stunts for its world tour to a prominent spot on the Writers Guild of America picket line, where he's effectively striking against the production of his own show.

18 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Extraordinary celluloid heroes are heading out our way soon

Fans of American TV will be happy to hear some of their heroes are coming to town. When we say heroes, we mean last year's breakout series Heroes, where a group of ordinary folk discover they have super powers and talents beyond their imagination.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Oka wants to make history

If American-Japanese actor Masi Oka had the superpowers of his Heroes character, he would like to travel back in time and also explore outer space.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Channel Hop

With superhero blockbusters raking in super-dollars at cinemas over the past few years, it was only a matter of time before someone leapt into action and adapted the genre for the small screen. The result - Heroes (Star World, Wednesdays at 9pm) - is as surprising as it is engrossing.

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

TV Tutor

Friday, June 2, 8.30-9.35pm

Luxury Unveiled: Dunhill

TVB Pearl

This is a globally broadcast TV series on luxury goods. Each episode explores one particular luxury brand story.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Everyone can be a hero by helping others

There are different kinds of heroes. Some save thousands of lives, while others help one person.

Their actions are based on love. They provide inspiration and hope. They make a difference in others' lives.

17 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

FROM THE VAULT: 1976

Station to Station

David Bowie

(EMI)

It's easy to make the casual assumption that Station to Station forms the first part of Bowie's Berlin/Eno-produced trilogy. Like Low and Heroes, it's icy, detached and brilliant.

7 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Dramatic solutions

'TELL ME a story,' drama therapist Professor Robert Landy of New York University says to his clients.

In drama therapy, emotionally traumatised or handicapped clients reflect upon and play fictional characters to better understand their own roles in everyday life. Fictional roles can be played out using drama, puppetry, masks or story-telling.

14 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Discouraging future heroes

I ask myself if the media is aware of what it is doing. Just over one week ago, Richard Jewell stood up in the face of danger and saved the lives of innocent people in the Atlanta bombing.

5 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Unsung heroes

I REFER to the article which appeared in the Review section of the South China Morning Post, on December 24, about staff in stores who have to work so hard at Christmas.

I am in the financial services industry and I can therefore appreciate how hard these people work and the dedication they show.

3 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

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