When he's not saving the world as Peter Petrelli on NBC's "Heroes," actor Milo Ventimiglia is gearing up for a whole new kind of battle, a battle that would pit comic book geek against film nerd. This is a battle so fierce and contentious that there's only one way to settle it: the "Ultradome."
"Ultradome" is a new Web series from the actor's Divide Pictures that sets the stage for eternal arguments to be settled, like: Who would win in a battle between Stormtroppers from "Star Wars" and the Agents from "The Matrix"? How Who's the stronger superhero, Superman or the Hulk? These pop culture mash-ups will be settled once and for all in the "Ultradome." Ventimigila and his best friend and producing partner, Russ Cundiff, will be producing the episodes, which will premiere on Parallel Universe on Jan. 25.
In case you're wondering if the duo has the "street cred" to tackle such long-standing debates, consider this: Both Milo and Russ have been very active in geek culture. Over the past couple of years, they have launched a couple of comic books, "Rest" and "Berserker." The duo also has a couple of film and television projects in development around Hollywood. But one of their passions has been the immediacy of the Internet, for which they have already been producing a series of webisodes that are distributed through online resources like YouTube.
Now, they've teamed up with Agility Studios to make their high-concept idea into a real powerful series using state-of-the-art special effects. We chatted with Milo about why this project is so close to his heart.