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     Tuesday, November 14 2006 @ 11:45 PM EST
    I kind of think that Heroes fits into the Other SciFi/Fantasy what with the superpowers and all. No one seems to be talking about it here, though. Am I the only one hooked on it?

    Eek!

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 12:14 AM EST
    I know there are others here that are hooked. I can truely say it's adictive. I love Hiro and as long as his character stays true I will watch (unless a "Super Stregnth" hero shows up then I will give up). It's up to Louis as to how much discussion takes place here concering "Heroes". Hiro is the best character for discussion here in my humble oppinion.

    Save Hiro, for he is "The Cosmic Reset Button" Wink

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 05:23 AM EST
    Totally hooked. Paying per episode for it. Probably the best, wholly original new shows on American TV in a decade. It may well become the most financially, critically and popularly successful genre show in American TV history.

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 08:26 AM EST
    [Quote  by:  DarthSkeptical] Totally hooked. Paying per episode for it. Probably the best, wholly original new shows on American TV in a decade. It may well become the most financially, critically and popularly successful genre show in American TV history.


    I agree with those statements. It's one of the best television shows I've ever seen. It's a lot like Lost, only if Lost was actually going somewhere. Something significant happens in every single episode, and the creators behind the show have said that they made it their mission to move the story along quickly, not spaced out and slowly like Lost is doing.
    I love the show.

    Heath Holland
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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 08:32 AM EST
    Eek! WOW Eek!
    I don't think I have ever heard such unreserved praise from DarthSkeptical. Diddn't even have a problem with Niki. Well at least Claire has a "conditional imortality" unlike our "Sad Eternal Cptn. Jack" Wink .

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 10:25 AM EST
    They may be getting an interesting new cast member...

    Eccleston on Heroes?

    Mike

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 11:56 AM EST
    MikeD, your link isn't working, but this one might:

    http://tvguide.com/News-Views/Columnists/Ask-Ausiello/default.aspx

    Heath Holland
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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 01:14 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  hdutch007] MikeD, your link isn't working, but this one might:

    http://tvguide.com/News-Views/Columnists/Ask-Ausiello/default.aspx


    It was a victim of the dreaded double http:// in this forum Frown

    I fixed it so it should be working now. Thanks for pointing it out.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 01:22 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Linquel] I kind of think that Heroes fits into the Other SciFi/Fantasy what with the superpowers and all. No one seems to be talking about it here, though. Am I the only one hooked on it?

    Eek!


    I have never seen it... From the title, am I to guess that this falls into the superhero genre? Is this something similar to Smallville? If so, I would imagine it falls into 'fantasy' so it fits into this forum.

    I think I saw it listed in the Sci-Fi Channel line up for Friday nights... Is this so? Is this a Sci-Fi Channel show? I had thought it was "network television" or is it on NBC and they are just sharing it on the Sci-Fi Channel as well (since they are both owned by the same company)?

    I'm not a casual television viewer, so unless a new series calls out to my attention, I don't notice it. This is an example of that happening. I also never saw the Firefly series as well because it came and left without me ever knowing it.

    Cheers,
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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 02:08 PM EST
    My only concern it that it might be getting too much hype. Check it out on NBC Monday night and Sci-Fi on Friday same episode (an Historic first for a first run). The tagline "Save the Cheerleader Save the World" is rather a turnoff, even though I understand the implications of the phrase. Louis mentioned Firefly and I will mention John Doe both excelent shows that "Never Found an Audience" beacuse they were put back to back on Friday night. Heroes is very good and is developing nicely With the focus becoming very clear. I am glad that I am not alone in our international group that I am not the only one Hooked Smile . Louis, check it out a Space-Time warping Japanese comic book geek. Hiro is wonderful.

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 03:47 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  Louis]I have never seen it... From the title, am I to guess that this falls into the superhero genre? Is this something similar to Smallville? If so, I would imagine it falls into 'fantasy' so it fits into this forum.


    I haven't watched it (but my wife likes it), but it reminds me of a modern-day, more "real-life" (if that's possible) version of the X-Men.

    [Quote  by: Louis] I think I saw it listed in the Sci-Fi Channel line up for Friday nights... Is this so? Is this a Sci-Fi Channel show? I had thought it was "network television" or is it on NBC and they are just sharing it on the Sci-Fi Channel as well (since they are both owned by the same company)?


    As far as I know, it's an NBC show, being shown on SciFi.

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 04:00 PM EST
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    [Quote  by: Louis] I think I saw it listed in the Sci-Fi Channel line up for Friday nights... Is this so? Is this a Sci-Fi Channel show? I had thought it was "network television" or is it on NBC and they are just sharing it on the Sci-Fi Channel as well (since they are both owned by the same company)?


    As far as I know, it's an NBC show, being shown on SciFi.


    This series is doing something that is unheard of. The new episode premiers on NBC Monday night, then again on Sci-Fi on Friday (The Same Episode). This is a FIRST RUN so this is unusual exposure for a show. This has never (to my knowledge) been done, especially for a fantasy/sci-fi show.

    Does no one read my posts? Wink

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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 04:16 PM EST
    [Quote  by:  merlin_mccarley] Does no one read my posts? Wink


    Yep, but I guess I should pay more attention before hitting the old "reply" button... Wink

    Did you say "74,384,338 to 1 against"? That's my lucky number!
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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 05:32 PM EST
    Louis, the premise of the show is that people all over the world suddenly realize that they have developed powers. One cheerleader in Texas realizes that she is indestructable. A man in Japan can bend time. A painter, when he is high on drugs, can paint the future. Another man can absorb the power of someone who has power if they are close to him. A cop can hear the thoughts of those around him.
    The show asks what would you do with powers like this if you had them. There is an evil that is rising, but it's sort of indefinable at this point. So far, the first handful of episodes have focused on these people and how their destinies are slowly intertwining.
    It's well paced, intellegent, and most importantly, it really moves. It's NOTHING like Smallville. Smallville is centered around teen angst and slooooow season arcs. The closest thing it can be compared to, as far as structure, is Lost, in the sense that it's about a larger cast with a central theme. However, it moves much quicker than Lost, and each episode ends with a cliffhanger that makes you wish you were watching them all back to back.
    I have yet to hear someone who didn't appreciate the show on some level, much less dislike it.

    Heath Holland
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     Wednesday, November 15 2006 @ 06:14 PM EST


    Thanks for the lowdown on Heroes... and I now believe I do recall seeing something that promoted the series at one time, be it a commercial or an upcoming attraction promo for the series, I can't recall now.

    Is it a series that one really needs to see from the beginning? If one starts watching it now, will they be lost? Oh, and speaking of lost, I have never ever seen Lost... but with all the exposure to the hype associated with it, I have an idea of the comparison illustrated above.

    Since it is on the Sci-Fi Channel, perhaps they will do a marathon of the series so one can catch up with it.

    When I have sooooo many DVDs piled up still in their shrink wrap begging to be watched, it is hard to think about watching something else that eats into my limited time I have for watching television. But if it is good enough and worthy enough, I should check it out sometime.

    Cheers,
    Louis

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