Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter One 'Genesis' 

In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can ... See full summary »

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In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli is the younger brother Nathan Petrelli an overly ambitious and unscrupulous candidate for the next New York congressman, and he dreams and believes that he can fly. He decides to prove his theory and jumps from the roof of a building in an alley and his brother flies and saves him. In Texas, cheerleader Claire Bennet learns that she is literally indestructible and can not harm herself or die. She saves a fireman in a fire in a train, but does not take the credit. In Tokyo, Hiro Nakamura believes he can control time and space continuum. In India, Mohinder Suresh moves to the Brooklyn, New York, where his father, that was researching a secret project called Genesis about genome and DNA, is killed in a taxi cab. In Lower Manhattan, the painter Isaac Mendez paints pictures of the future. In Las Vegas, stripper Niki Sanders borrows $30,000 from a powerful local mobster to get her young son into school, and does not have the money to pay her loan. She sees a ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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In the original version of the pilot, when Simone and Peter arrive at Isaac's loft, they find that he has cut off his own hand. These scenes were used in some of the promotional videos for the series, but the script was later changed to say that Isaac had only overdosed. See more »

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Several characters are shown looking directly at the sun during a partial eclipse. In reality they would all suffer serious eye damage from doing so. Only Niki, who views the eclipse through a pinhole camera, uses a safe method. See more »

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[last lines]
Nathan Petrelli: [has just flown up and caught his brother in mid-air] Peter!
Peter Petrelli: [shocked] You're flying Nathan! You're flying! How did you...
Nathan Petrelli: I don't know.
[Peter slips from his grasp and falls]
Nathan Petrelli: No! No!
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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I Want It That Way
Written by Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson
Performed by Backstreet Boys
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I Expected More In the Introduction of Heroes
19 May 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Manhattan, Peter Petrelli (Milo Ventimiglia) is the younger brother of the candidate to the congress Nathan Petrelli (Adrian Pasdar), and he dreams and believes that he can fly. He decides to prove his theory and jumps from the roof of a building in an alley and his brother flies and saves him. In Texas, the cheerleader Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) is indestructible and can not harm herself or die. She saves a fireman in a fire in a train. In Tokyo, Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) believes he can control time and space continuum. In India, Mohinder Suresh (Sendhil Ramamurthy) moves to the Brooklyn, New York, when his father that was researching a secret project called Genesis about genome and DNA is killed in his cab. In Lower Manhattan, the painter Isaac Mendez (Santiago Cabrera) paints pictures of the future. In Las Vegas, the striper Niki Sanders (Ali Larter) borrows US$ 30.000,00 from a powerful local mobster and does not have the money to pay her loan. She sees a different image of her in the mirror, and when two gangsters come to her house to collect the money, one of them hits her and she faints.

The Introduction of the characters of "Heroes" is a reasonable episode, with six disconnected stories. I believe the lives of the characters will entwine in the next episodes, but I had a great expectation based on the comments of friends and I was a little disappointed. The story of the gorgeous and sexy Nikki is the more intriguing in this moment. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Genesis"


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