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_khan_
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Posted:I've completely gotten obsessed with the new show Heroes, about ordinary people (like junkies and webcam strippers ubblol) who develop superpowers. It's kind of a cross between X-Men and Lost. There've only been three episodes but I'm hooked, hooked, hooked. Anyone else seen it and want to geek out? Has it even aired outside the States yet?
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psycotic_furby
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Posted:Stan Lee!

Am I insane, or was Hiro's bus driver none other than Stan 'The Man' Lee?

Also, wtf was with Peter and his scary deep voice psycho thing? Has Sylar affected him more than he thought?


Eww, Liza Minelli...

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Pele
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Posted:Yeah, that was Stan Lee. We saw his name in the credits so we expected him in some weird little place like that.

Loved last night! Finally back to the interesting, the gripping, the intriguing.

Ummm...sorry Sylar is icky to me and in no way attractive. I agree with the Mohinder acting stupidly. It is annoying me very much as well. I also think Sylar is being stupid by not picking and choosing the powers he absorbs. I wonder if there will be a time when he can't control them (love how the new one is affecting him) or overloads.

Did NOT see the whole Peter-Isaac-Simone thing coming. Honestly, I thought Peter was going to go Sylar on Isaac out of anger, not intentionally. I love seeing how these relate.

Claude better come back! He rocked and is so interesting with the whole back story thing now.

I am also interested to see what Bennett does now that Claire is standing up to him.

I don't like how in order to really know some of the characters you have to read the online comics. It's rather annoying actually. I think they should be more of an augmentation and not a necessity. As they keep introducing characters it seems more necessary. Bleh.

Still, I like that it is getting better (and seemed to pull away from the aforementioned boring stories).

I have to admit, I was set to be disappointed. The whole hype on this one was "Someone Flies, Someone Dies" We kind of knew who would fly. That was a gimme. The death we figured was Claire's mom, no tears. But when she didn't die and the hearing lady could, we kind-of went "Well, hell. That sucked." And then they shot that one out of the water and it blew us away, so all is right in the world! wink

Ugh...BSG! Nothing like the *real* one. It's a soap opera in space. I'll take Heroes anyday. tongue

Oh and Faith, yeah. LeVar Burton has been doing alot of directing but lately his most notable ones are Gilmore Girls, which I think is kinda cool. In fact, a good number of Treks have turned to direction as I know Brent Spiner and Jonathon Frakes did as well, though Brent Spiner was also on a great alien show as a scientist before it got cancelled.


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faith enfire
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Posted:i knew about the others but not levar and again i miss the good show cuz of work

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Yakumo
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Posted:I'd disagree about the comics, I'd not seen any of them until kahn mentioned them again here , so I thought I'd look them up.

I saw epp 16 earlier today, and just read comic 1 to 20 (all there is at this point) and cute though they are I don't in any way feel their necessary.


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pythonjosh


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Posted:What a crazy episode. I didn't like Simone anyway, she was a biatch. Both Peter and Isaac coulda done better, well maybe not Peter lol. Was still shocked to see what happened, didn't expect that at all. Can't wait for the next one! Glad I'm collecting them in divx.

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Pele
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Posted: Written by: pythonjosh


What a crazy episode. I didn't like Simone anyway, she was a biatch. Both Peter and Isaac coulda done better, well maybe not Peter lol. Was still shocked to see what happened, didn't expect that at all. Can't wait for the next one! Glad I'm collecting them in divx.



Really? I thought she was a biatch with a purpose. Isaac deserved to be treated the way he was by her, he really screwed her around.

Ya know, Peter. Ever since I saw that actor on the poster next to Sly Stallone and realised how alike they are, I can't get past it. It's taken any amount of cute he might have had and stripped it away from him. ubblol


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Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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psycotic_furby
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Posted:Hmm. I had a realisation last night, re: Peter's scary deep voice thing - Didn't he meet Eden at Mohinder's (*yawn*) apartment?

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fNi
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Posted:I thought he was channeling sylar

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Pele
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Posted: Written by: fNi


I thought he was channeling sylar



Sylars voice doesn't change though. Eden got that weird voice thing on, where it went all deep, and raspy and almost phone sex-like.
Peter's wasn't like that though. At least, I wouldn't pay a buck 99 a minute to hear it.
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_khan_
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Posted:There was at least one instance of Sylar's voice going all boomy and echoey. It was at the holding cell at Primatech, and Mr. Bennett was kind of mocking him a bit and called him by his real name, and he yelled "My name is Sylar!" in that voice. Actually, I'm not sure if that was the line, but it was a scene at Primatech.

It seems like maybe there was one other instance of it. They haven't done it a lot though, and there's been no indication of what that voice does or represents (unlike with Eden's persuasion voice).


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Neser
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Posted:I've only just started watching the series, I think its up to episode 5 now.

Any idea where I can catch the first 4 eps? confused

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psycotic_furby
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Posted:I'm sure someone said you could get them on the Sci-Fi channel website, but I haven't checked.

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fNi
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Posted:you should be able to find it streaming if you google them. torrents are good too

kyrian: I've felt your finger connect with me many times
lou kitten: sneaky little meatball..
ezz: please corrupt me more

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E_V_I_L

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Posted:I caved. I'm trying to DL them now of DC++.

I hate torrent stuff, I never seem to be able to get them to work properly. Grrrr.

From the pics though I'm not sure I'll like it ... and the descriptions of their powers sounds a bit ... boring. Like the 4400 which had so much promise but then totally pooped out !

Still, I'm a die-hard Lost addict so maybe once I watch it I'll get into it !!!!!


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:half the fun - if you're a comicbook (usually X-Men) fan - is recognising powers and seeing which character the writers have given them to.

Like giving Wolverine's healing factor to a blond cheerleader makes for some really blackly comic moments...


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:I do like Xmen ... just not the old stuff. But, also, I just haven't kept up with the gazillion different money-making spins and reworks that seem to appear all the time ... like putting the word "Ultimate" in front of a normal comicbook thus allowing a total rework !

Personally I'm a Spawn, Creed, Core, Evil Ernie (Anything Chaos! actually) type of guy. Definately don't like things like Superman or Spiderman ... not groovin on the old-skool stuff.

Thing is, I'm hesitant to get into another show - 1 reason being time, the other being the whole cancellation issue.

Space: Above and Beyond was doing well, then got cancelled. Same with Farscape (My all time favourite Sci-Fi show) and a few others ... But ... first Episodes almost done now ... kinda itching to see it and see if the fuss is justified !!!!


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fNi
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Posted:slightly offtopic-- New York Comic Con this weekend... Stan Lee's supposed to be there

and I'm in MA. grrrr


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Pele
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Posted:E_V_I_L, Farscape was on awhile at least, which is more than Firefly got.
Sounds like you also like the Dark Heros, which there are a few of on the show that you might like.

Neon, while alot of the powers are inspired by Marvel/etc. I still think it is way different. It isn't as cliche and thank gods there is no spandex...yet! lol


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E_V_I_L

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Posted:Yeah, 4 series and then Peacekeeper Wars mini-series. Firefly got 2 and then a Movie ... or was it just the one series ? Still good.

Dark ? Maybe ... ubblol I do usually prefer the villains - the more mutated and monstrous looking the better. Or just plainly psychotic and sociapathic.

Heard about Sylar ... I get the feeling I'll be rooting for the skull-sawing serial killer .....

Looking forward to watching the first episode now ... though some of the powers seem a little poo-ey ... up to episode 12 now isn't it ? I wiki'd it earlier and they made reference to things happening in eps 11/12.


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Neon_Shaolin
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Posted:Firefly didn't even get a full series! 14 episodes (Including the feature-length opener)

Stick with 'Heroes', it's not the powers, its how people use them...

Sylar.. ubblove


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Posted:Not even a full series ? Doh! Least Dark Angel got 2 ... Jessica Alba goodness ... and my Ex looked like her too a bit ... shame she was a nutter.

How they use 'em ? Interesting. Time Travel ... that'd be interesting to use. I could abuse that power no end I bet ... Mwah !


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psycotic_furby
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Posted: Written by: Neon_Shaolin

Like giving Wolverine's healing factor to a blond cheerleader makes for some really blackly comic moments...



It'll be better when she gets her adamantium claws, of course... ubblol

I think Firefly and Farscape are both better for having been prematurely axed. Both could easily have gone the X-Files/Angel/Buffy/any-other-fantasy-show route of just going on too long, and becoming almost parody.

In a way it might be best if Heroes only runs for this one storyline, cos once everyone knows about everyone else, and they combine to form a team of superheroes, fighting evil and saving the world (if that happens...) it could rapidly degenerate into second-rate sci-fi.


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Posted:Just watched the first episode.

I admit it. I'm hooked.

Shhhh..... is it just me, or does anyone else just want to hug Hiro until he pops ? I'm a fully grown bloke but he's so cute ! ubblol

Downloading many, many more episodes right now .... and then off to go spinning ! Yayness !


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Pele
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Posted:That was freakin' awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So many things I did not see coming...finally.
Sad about Matt and Ted though, but ya know, it'll work out.
And the lines keep crossing more than a celtic knot!

I also love that tonights followed one "thought".

Very nice. Very nice indeed.


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_khan_
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Posted:yes yes -- fantastic episode! Lots of unexpected twistiness and the story's just getting richer.

Hayden gave a great performance. Especially on the bridge and the scene with the glasses. That scene was rather poignant I thought. So much stuff I'm resisting the urge to talk about...

The convergence of storylines was really satisfying.


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Mynci
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Posted:I finished watching episode 17 last night biggrin all 17 episodes in 2 days you really notice the the recurrance of the symbol on the sword and nikki.

I love the way they showed 14 years ago and how the group dynamics seem to change regularly, there iare no real "baddies" as yet really except possibly sylar.

1 thing I want to know is does the haitian have 2 powers or is there someone else as some of the earlier episodes seemed to have someone / where with a power deadening effect....


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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psycotic_furby
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Posted:The Haitian could deaden powers, or at least it was implied that he was supressing Eden, Matt, Sylar and others when they were around Mr Bennett.

Huh, never thought I'd actually feel sympathy for that guy. Very good episode!


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Mynci
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Posted:yeah it was implied his powers deadened others but that didn't happen at the end of episode 17 did it, he came in the house to get out the family and everything continued..."avoids spoiler".. surely the incident would have stopped?

so is there another that we haven't met yet? I think the haitians mind couldn't be read because he wasn't thinking of anything. I really enjoyed watching all the episodes end on end it made a lot of things fit together easier than waiting a week and forgetting stuff.


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psycotic_furby
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Posted:I reckon it's something he has to consciously do, perhaps? Plus it seems to have affected only those with mental powers - ie Eden's jedi mind-tricks, the cop's mind reading etc.

Also it seems to affect active powers more than passive ones - Claire can still heal, so perhaps Radioactive Man (Up and Atom!) couldn't be suppressed? Or perhaps I'm just wildly speculating?


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_khan_
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Posted:I agree with psychotic furby -- it seems like it's something he has to consciously do, and we have only seen it work against other types of mental powers.

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