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Common people discover that they have super powers. Their lives intertwine as a devastating event must be prevented.

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Series cast summary:
Jack Coleman ...  Noah Bennet 75 episodes, 2006-2010
Hayden Panettiere ...  Claire Bennet 76 episodes, 2006-2010
Milo Ventimiglia ...  Peter Petrelli 70 episodes, 2006-2010
Masi Oka ...  Hiro Nakamura 66 episodes, 2006-2010
Greg Grunberg ...  Matt Parkman 64 episodes, 2006-2010
Sendhil Ramamurthy ...  Mohinder Suresh 63 episodes, 2006-2010
James Kyson ...  Ando Masahashi 63 episodes, 2006-2010
Adrian Pasdar ...  Nathan Petrelli 61 episodes, 2006-2010
Zachary Quinto ...  Sylar 62 episodes, 2006-2010
Ali Larter ...  Niki Sanders / ... 58 episodes, 2006-2010
Cristine Rose ...  Angela Petrelli 53 episodes, 2006-2010
Ashley Crow ...  Sandra Bennet 42 episodes, 2006-2010
Jimmy Jean-Louis ...  The Haitian 33 episodes, 2006-2010
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People all over the U.S start to realize they have special abilities, like telekinesis, healing abilities, flying powers, time travel, invisibility, and the ability to absorb other's abilities. One man, known as Sylar, wants to gain all the power of these "heroes" so he can be the most powerful and evolved human of all, and stops at nothing to gruesomely kill these people. In order to protect themselves from him, these people must help one another before Sylar can destroy them all, while they each deal with problems of their own. Written by Patrick Ozzy Lauzier

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25 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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The series shares a remarkable number of actors and actresses with the "Star Trek" franchise (which is also discussed by numerous characters including Hiro and Ando): Cristine Rose (Angela Petrelli / Gi'rai in two episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)), Zachary Quinto (Sylar / Spock in three movies), George Takei (Kaito Nakamura / Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek (1966): The Original Series and succeeding projects), Malcolm McDowell (Daniel Linderman / Dr. Tolian Soran in Star Trek: Generations (1994)), Nichelle Nichols (Nana Dawson / Niota Uhura in the original series and succeeding projects), Michael Dorn (U.S. President / Worf in The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), and movies), Dominic Keating (Will / Malcolm Reed in Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Erick Avari (Chandra Suresh / three different guest characters in Trek), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Swordsmith / Bailiff in Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint (1987)), Thomas Dekker (Zach / Henry Burleigh in two episodes of Star Trek: Voyager (1995)), Colby French (Hank / Ensign Weldon in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: When It Rains... (1999)), Mark Colson (Mr. Zern / Dream Alien in Star Trek: Voyager: Waking Moments (1998)), Franc Ross (Danny Pine / Grizzled Man in Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly (2005)), John Prosky (Principal / two different Trek characters), Ronald Guttman (Dr. Zimmerman / Gathorel Labin in Star Trek: Voyager: Prime Factors (1995)), Ken Lally (The German / Lieutenant Taylor in two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Joanna Cassidy (Victoria Pratt / T'Les in two episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise (2001)), Clint Howard (Tom Miller / three different Star Trek bit roles), and Louise Fletcher (Dr. Coolidge / Winn Adani in Deep Space Nine). In addition, Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager (1995), also directed episodes of "Voyager" and "Enterprise") directed three episodes of this show. See more »

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Wildly uneven, but getting back on top
14 December 2009 | by thegkmanSee all my reviews

Heroes is one of the most controversial shows of the decade, but not for the reasons you may think. When Heroes premiered, it was one of the most popular shows on television. Fanboys were created around the world, but disaster struck: Heroes, for reasons unknown, started to suck after a wonderful first volume. Fanboys were in denial everywhere: Was their precious Heroes really going down the drain, or was it just a hiccup? People expected old Heroes to come back when volume three came to us, and.... Heroes was awful. People stopped watching, but as they stopped, the old Heroes we loved slowly came back in volume four. Now the show is in volume five, and did the show returned to form? Read on...

VOLUME ONE: GENESIS - Here's the thing about Heroes: Instead of having "seasons" like normal TV shows, it has "volumes" to be more like comic books. Volume One is where everything starts. In it the Heroes must stop a nuclear bomb from exploding in NYC, but all of the Heroes are scattered around the world and none of them except one knows about it. We're introduced to the main cast that has remained with us up until recently. The best part about superhero stories has often been said to be the "discovery" phase, and the whole first season is devoted to that. As the volume progressed, the characters become more accustomed to their powers, showing the natural stages of average Joe to superman. The magic of real people having superpowers captivated the world. The only major downside to this volume was the average finale. People expected a grand finish for the volume, but one wasn't delivered. Maybe I wasn't disappointed because I watched this volume after the fact, but fans were just plain angry. Despite the sub par finale, expectations still soared for volume two...

VOLUME TWO: GENERATIONS - Volume Two dealt with heroes from the past, and the heroes also had to stop a virus from being released. Sounds exciting... at least on paper. In execution however, this volume was horrible. Nothing happened in the first 4 episodes. It was BORING. These people have superpowers, but they aren't doing anything. Things started to pick up, but none of it seemed to be planned out. As the volume started to be interesting, the volume was cut short due to the writer's strike. What we're left with is a boring mess that made fans want to tare their hair out. Tim Kring apologized for the show's 180 degree turn in quality. Fans laid the blame on the writer's strike, so expectations soared yet again for volume three...

VOLUME THREE: VILLAINS - Volume three had the heroes trying to stop a formula which gives normal people superpowers from being mass produced, and would therefore destroy the world. This season started out by introducing new characters to us and created exciting new twists that should have been awesome. After the premier though, things started to suck. Instead of things being too slow now, they were too fast. Random things were happening left and right, the plot was spinning out of control, and fans everywhere gave up on the show. Thankfully, this volume was only half the season, and Heroes then segued into volume four...

VOLUME FOUR: FUGITIVES - After the events in volume three, the show rightfully decided to ignore most of volumes two and three. This volume had the heroes on the run from the US government. After the madness of the last two volumes, people had given up on the show. Something happened which I started calling the "Heroes effect". The Heroes effect is this logic: The last two volumes of Heroes were so awful that Heroes is bad forever no matter what. This of course is not true. With this volume, the plot slowed down and the heroes started doing rational things. We started to actually care for them again, and they did things logically again. The magic of the show started to return, but by this point there were only about 10 people left who cared enough to notice. The volume also slowly drifted away from most of the show's usual tropes, and fans started to actually look forward to next week's episode. With Heroes starting to get back on track, we now have the current volume...

VOLUME FIVE: REDEMPTION - This volume, aptly titled "Redemption", shows how the writers have learned from their mistakes. The cast aren't bouncing off the walls like in Volume Three, but they aren't sleeping like in Volume Two. The heroes did things we can relate to again, the new villains this round were the most interesting since the first volume, and most of the stuff they did was logical. It started off a bit slow, but takes off with episode 4. After that most of the episodes were awesome up until episode 12; then the volume became really boring. Almost Volume 2 boring. It kills all of the momentum it built up. It's like this for a while, but then the last 4 episodes are fantastic. This volume, unlike all of the others, actually has a satisfying ending. If it didn't have those really slow episodes in the middle, Volume Five would be just as good as Volume One. It's certainly more entertaining than the previous three volumes.

Looking back, it's a miracle how the show got back on track. Heroes promised so much in volume one, but didn't deliver any of it. Heroes had fallen so far that the turn around in quality doesn't even matter now. Most people who watched the show are now biased against it, and the ratings are so low that the show's future is in doubt. Luckily NBC's ratings suck this season, and Heroes is still one of its better performing shows, so Heroes might get lucky.

If you plan to watch Heroes for the first time, skip volumes two and three. They'll make your brain hurt.


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