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Old 26-09-2006, 11:22   #1
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[USA] Heroes - 1x01 - **Spoilers**

Excellent episode - very dark in tone, epecially 'Mirror Lady'

Sort of guessed that the guy who thought he could fly wouldn't be able to but didn't guess the outcome.

Also guessed about the cheerleaders father

Will definately keep watching this

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Old 26-09-2006, 13:20   #2
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What I enjoyed most about this was the promise of a multi-year arc. Wasn't this episode billed as the first part of "volume one"? I like to think that each season will be a little different -- say, discovering powers in season one, working together and becoming stronger in season two, engaging in proper all-out public superhero action in season three...

We have this huge disaster/conflict mentioned in the prologue and by the artist, so it'd be great if this was just the first chapter of an epic tale; something where the characters grow and the situations change as the episodes and seasons progress.

That's the potential I see in this show, anyway. Something with the story-telling quality of Babylon 5 would be nice. So I'll ready myself for the disappointment of a formulaic freak-of-the-week setup by episode six.
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Old 26-09-2006, 13:32   #3
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Me and the missus enjoyed this immensely, the production qualities and the special effects seem spot on, (the cheerleaders hand, urgh!). Top stuff, cant wait for the next one.

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Old 26-09-2006, 13:41   #4
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WARNING - HUGE SPOILER

Heroes Exclusive Scene on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Agq3b-1EYmE
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Old 26-09-2006, 13:43   #5
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Out of all the new shows, this is the one with the most potential & can run for years if handled properly. Fingers-crossed they keep our "heroes" out of lycra jumpsuits as long as possible, although, on second thoughts, Miss Stripper & Miss Cheerleader would look good.
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Old 26-09-2006, 14:35   #6
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Very good and like mentioned liked the idea the show had a long term plan.
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Old 26-09-2006, 14:39   #7
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Out of all the new shows, this is the one with the most potential & can run for years if handled properly. Fingers-crossed they keep our "heroes" out of lycra jumpsuits as long as possible, although, on second thoughts, Miss Stripper & Miss Cheerleader would look good.
Miss Cheerleader is only 17
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Old 26-09-2006, 14:51   #8
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Miss Cheerleader is only 17
I could have legally married her a year ago, so all is good.
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Old 26-09-2006, 15:22   #9
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I had dibs on Miss Cheerleader years ago *cough* (Ok that sounds perverted, but she's been my msn picture for a few months).

Excellent pilot though, loved it, so many potential storylines and excellent sfx!

Deffo the show to watch this season
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Old 26-09-2006, 21:23   #10
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Enjoyed this a lot, good to see Adrian Pasdar back on screen - might have to watch Profit again now
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Yep, not too bad, an intriguing idea. Though I could not quite work out what the stripper's special power was supposed to be
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oh look another heroes thread :P *shrug*

as I've already said, show looks very promising and I cant wait to see the next episode. Lets hope that it doesnt turn in to a smallville.

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Yep, not too bad, an intriguing idea. Though I could not quite work out what the stripper's special power was supposed to be
I took it to be that



I really liked the pilot, and would agree completely with the sentiments expressed previously that with so much scope to do something (for want of a better phrase) 'lost-like', it would be a real shame if it went the formulaic freak-of-the-week route - we shall see.
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Old 27-09-2006, 08:48   #14
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I thought the Stripper's evil mirror-image had a mind of its own & could leave the mirror to kick ass? .... Kinda like the DC villan, Mirror-Master.

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I thought it was great and could be very interesting although it came off as a bit of a 4400/x-men melding.

The twist at the end was really clever and for me unexpected. I also really liked the international aspect of it, and the way they did the subtitles for the Japanese guy was clever and made it a more energetic scene.
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I wonder if Cheerleader's mum knows about her powers bearing in mind her Dad appears to be the ''bad guy''.That's why when she said she walked through fire her mum started yapping on about it being a metaphor.
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I guess I was alone in thinking it was clunky as hell (beginning scroll was especially crass). Might improve, but the pilor felt like someone had built a Scriptomatic 5000.
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Enjoyed it and agree that there's plenty of potential in it, as long as they keep or increase the slightly dark undertone. If it gets Disney'fied for family viewing I reckon it would lose the appeal.
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just watched this and I quite enjoyed it

looking forward to seeing where it goes, are the people introduced in this episode the main characters, or are they going to be forgotten about and introducing new ones each week
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Just watched it and really enjoyed it. Sure there is the whole 4400/X-Men thing going on, but they put in a reference to the comic themselves so they must be aware of it so I hope it won't be too clunky. And just from the pilot it already looks a lot better than 4400.
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