The 4400: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (11 Jul. 2004)

TV Episode  |  TV-14  |   |  Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery
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An unusual comet leaves behind 4,400 people who have disappeared over the last fifty years. While authorities are investigating, some of the 4,400 are behaving strangely.

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Richard Tyler (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
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1946. Young Maia Rutledge sees a bright light and then disappears from the face of the Earth. She's the first in a long string of disappearances going on for years. 2004. A comet is on a collision course with earth. Suddenly it stops and leaves 4400 people behind. All had disappeared and haven't changed a bit from the moment no one ever saw them again. While agents Tom Baldwin and Diana Skouris have the task to investigate what happened, some of The 4400 are behaving strangely and seemingly possess extraordinary powers. Written by Arnoud Tiele (imdb@tiele.nl)

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The whole missiles-fired-at-comet part is wrong: the missiles are shown to impact their target mere seconds (or at most minutes, if we give continuity some slack) after launch. Later, we see the comet fly past the Moon towards Earth. It would take even the fastest rockets at least hours, and more realistically 1-2 days to get there, and standard ballistic missiles can't do it at all. Additionally, the comet is stated to travel at 3,000 km/s, which would bring it to earth in less than two minutes instead of the stated half hour. It would also be very, very hard to hit by missile at all at that speed. See more »

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A Place In Time (Theme From The 4400)
Performed by Bosshouse feat. Amanda Abizaid
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Promising to Say the Least
4 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on premise alone, this series sounds like perfect SciFi. 4400 people are abducted over the years and are all returned on a single day with no knowledge of what happened to them. In this episode we are introduced to the first of the 4400 and to the NSA agents who will investigate the phenomena. The most interesting character to date is a little girl named Myra who appears to have the ability to tell the future in a creepy but delightful way. Why do children always seem so creepy in SciFi?!

The first few minutes are important so pay attention! Things slow down a little and then picks right up. The "returnees" are discriminated against which makes an interesting sub plot, but what really makes this show interesting as a premise is the super abilities of the returnees. Only time will tell if the show gets better or worse from this episode.

I plan on binge watching it so hang on tight and follow my reviews. See how my opinion changes as the series goes on.


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