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Another Heroes controversy? - VIDEO

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 18th 2008 3:23PM

Misfits of ScienceFirst we had the lawsuit that claimed the idea for Heroes was stolen, then we had the controversial comments from ex-Zach, Thomas Dekker. Now comes what could be the most intriguing Heroes controversy of them all.

Was the first season tag line "Save the cheerleader, save the world" borrowed from a short-lived NBC show from the mid-80s?

That's the news from the B-Side blog, which discloses that the classic, campy NBC sci-fi show Misfits of Science (which starred Courteney Cox and ALF's Max Wright) had the catch phrase "Save Adele, Save The World." Now, this would be just a cute coincidence if it wasn't for the fact that Heroes creator Tim Kring was one of the writers on the show! Of course, since he was a writer on the show, maybe it's not a controversy at all.

After the jump, video from the show, which includes the tag line.

Note: the B-Side Blog seems to be down right now, so here's the story on Defamer.

[via TV Tattle]

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Why wasn't the Dekker non-story revisited when he said he was joking and didn't care as long as they were happy?

March 19 2008 at 12:49 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That's just like the time John Fogerty was sued because his solo recordings sounded too much like Creedence Clearwater Revival; songs which he wrote!

March 19 2008 at 9:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

"Save blank, save the world" = stealing now? Holycrap people are desperate to cash in on others.

March 18 2008 at 10:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply


nbc stole from itself, kiring plagarized himself


March 18 2008 at 4:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have on my desk a copy of Wizard magazine #191, from last year (around august), that has a feature article on Heroes. In page 62, talking about the line, writer Michael Green says: "... the actual line came from Adam Armus, a wonderful writer/producer, who was going over the scene again and sort of shorthanded Future Hiro's message to Peter using those words"

March 18 2008 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How about instead of worrying about lame lawsuits after lame lawsuit they worry about making the show... good... I think they got off the "goodness" at the end of season 1.

March 18 2008 at 4:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Bob, what do you mean by writing, "after the jump"?
Is that some sort of Communist code?!! ;) (I could not resist)

March 18 2008 at 3:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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