Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pop-Up Heroes

One thing that I really like about Heroes is that each episode (so far; I'm a little more than a third of the way through the first season) shows the names of the characters the first time that they appear on screen. So, in case you forget who Niki or Hiro or Micah are, you're reminded. That's helpful for people like me who have trouble keeping track of characters' names. I've always thought that DVDs should come with a Pop-Up Video mode that you could turn on and off that would remind you who's who. You'd be watching The X-Files, and then if it's an episode where The Lone Gunmen show up, the first time they appeared on screen you'd get three little popups that say "Frohike" and "Langly" and "Byers" to remind you which conspiracy nerd is which.

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