The 4400 (2004–2007)

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As the reappearance of 4,400 missing persons on a single day confounds the global community, federal agents on the case slowly discover the ways in which the victims have been changed.

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Series cast summary:
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 Tom Baldwin (43 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Diana Skouris / ... (43 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Shawn Farrell / ... (43 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Maia Rutledge / ... (43 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Kyle Baldwin (35 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Richard Tyler (32 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Marco Pacella (32 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Jordan Collier (28 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Isabelle Tyler (25 episodes, 2006-2007)
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 Nina Jarvis (23 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Jed Garrity (21 episodes, 2005-2007)
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 Lily Moore Tyler / ... (20 episodes, 2004-2007)
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The pilot begins with a ball of light sailing towards Earth, but rather than the expected catastrophic event, thousands of returned abductees are left with no memory of their otherworldly experiences. Each has been gone anywhere from a few months to several decades, but hasn't aged a day. These are the stories of the 4400 abductees after they are returned to Earth. The show follows two NSA agents who are trying to figure out what happened and why. Some of those returned have been affected in mysterious ways with certain abilities, both good and bad. Written by Anonymous

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This July, the missing return. See more »


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The opening scene played at the beginning of each episode, which explains the premise of the series, is 44 seconds long. See more »

Goofs

The "comet" is close enough for Titan missiles to reach it in a couple of minutes, and then is shown to be passing the moon on its way to Earth. See more »

Quotes

Matthew Ross: [regarding Liv] You know, becoming involved with her is out of the question.
Shawn Farrell: Advise me all you want about the center, but...
Matthew Ross: You are the center. Everything about you. You cannot afford to have an inappropriate relationship.
Shawn Farrell: Are you kidding me? Jordan Collier was all about inappropriate!
Matthew Ross: All the reason not to repeat his mistakes.
Shawn Farrell: And who exactly is the ideal girl for Shawn Farrell?
Matthew Ross: I'll tell you when I meet her.
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Referenced in Paul (2011) See more »

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A Place in Time
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Written by Stephen Phillips, & Tim P.
Performed by Amanda Abizaid
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I'm looking forward to the continuation of the story in the next series
31 August 2004 | by (Not the same planet as the first person (obviously!)) – See all my reviews

I actually quite enjoyed the first series. I was compelled to watch through to the final episode to see the characters story arc's develop.

Yes there are the typical Sci-fi clichés (maybe 4400 by the time the show is finished?). But I would say that this is a Sci-fi show and not a Sci-fact show, and by it's very nature it's a work of fiction, thus real world science doesn't really matter or nessecarily apply.

The scene the first post was alluding to was (I'm sure) not intended to be a dazzling display of the script writers grasp of near and outer orbital rocket science, but a characterization of both the governmental paranoia and hopeless desperation that humans can exhibit when faced with seemingly futile situations.

Personally, I don't think the acting is too bad, yes it does smack of countless other Sci-fi shows and draws heavily on many common themes running through all Sci-fi series, but what shows don't? There is little originality in Sci-fi these days, but the premise of this show is at least relatively unexplored.

How many shows do you know that effectively try to portray the multitude of challenges that face abductees when they try to re-integrate into a society that seemingly doesn't want them, can't understand them or are jealous of them?

Comparisons are inevitable, but when you're subconsciously thinking "Mulder and Scully" or "Rouge and Wolverine" while you are watching supposedly new characters then as a script writer you've got to try to distance yourself from what could easily be considered as stereotypes. This is probably my greatest (and only real) criticism.

If the script writers were just a little less derivative, and a bit more adventurous then I think we have a winner.

P.S. Oh, and they need to stop the re-caps at the start of every darn episode, the fast forward button on my Tivo's getting worn out as it is.

Mqark.


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