The connections to NBC’s Heroes and Star Trek (past and present) are numerous, but now it looks like there is also a link to JJ Abrams monster movie Cloverfield. One of the ‘viral’ sites for Cloverfield is Slusho.jp, a fictional Japanese frozen drink company. Slusho drinks have shown up in the last two episodes of Heroes. Here is a clip from last night:
And here is a behind the scenes pic of Star Trek’s George Takei enjoying a Slusho
More pics at Cloverfield Clues
Heroes Season Finale next week
[spoilers] The final episode “Powerless” for Chapter 2 of Heroes airs next Monday. The episode will feature Zachary Quinto (the new Spock) and explain why Sylar has lost his powers at the end of Chapter 1. Due to the WGA strike the producers re-shot the ending so it could also act as a season finale as well. The episode may also explain why Sylar is going to disappear for a while (due to the reality that Quinto went off to shoot Star Trek).
Viral campaign for Trek?
Cloverfield seems to have quite a successful viral campaign going. Paramount’s recent Transformers movie (written by Star Trek scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman) also involved an elaborate viral web campaign. There is no word yet if the same will be done for Star Trek, but let’s hope they do.