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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 Diana Skouris / ... (43 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Tom Baldwin (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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 Marco Pacella (32 episodes, 2004-2007)
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 Richard Tyler (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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The address of The 4400 Center, 6265 Crescent Road, is the same as The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The Chan Centre was the filming location for the exteriors and some interiors (including the main lobby) of The 4400 Center. See more »

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In the street scenes of Episode 1.2, street lamp banners show that the location is the Commercial Drive neighbourhood of Vancouver. See more »

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Jordan Collier: Close your mouth, Shawn... you'll draw flies.
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Referenced in Paul (2011) See more »

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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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