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 »

Director:

David Semel

Writers:

Tim Kring (created by), Tim Kring
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Cabrera ... Isaac Mendez
Tawny Cypress ... Simone Deveaux
Noah Gray-Cabey ... Micah Sanders
Ali Larter ... Niki Sanders / Jessica Sanders
Masi Oka ... Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere ... Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar ... Nathan Petrelli
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Mohinder Suresh
Milo Ventimiglia ... Peter Petrelli
Cristine Rose ... Angela Petrelli
Jack Coleman ... Noah Bennet
Ashley Crow ... Sandra Bennet
Thomas Dekker ... Zach
Shishir Kurup ... Nirad
James Kyson ... Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
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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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USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

25 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chapter One 'In His Own Image' See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Mohinder Suresh goes to his father's office after learning of his death, he comes across a picture of himself at his college graduation with a man (by implication, his father). The man in the picture is not Erick Avari, the actor who played his father in several later episodes. See more »

Goofs

A solar eclipse is not a global event, and its point in time and duration highly depend on the observer's position on the planet. It is impossible for an eclipse to happen at the same time in New York and Tokyo as depicted. See more »

Quotes

Hiro Nakamura: [after teleporting to NYC] Yatta! Hello New York!
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Alternate Versions

The 2007 DVD release of the first season includes an alternate, 73-minute version of this episode. Dubbed the "Tim Kring Cut", the episode includes numerous extra scenes, including an early appearance by guest star Stacy Haiduk whose character wouldn't appear again until later in the season. See more »

Connections

References Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) See more »

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Mustang Sally
Written by Mack Rice
Performed by Wilson Pickett
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I Expected More In the Introduction of Heroes
19 May 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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