Heroes (2006–2010)
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Chapter Eighteen 'Parasite' 

With the election and NYC's destruction looming, Nathan has a disturbing face-to-face meeting with the shadowy Linderman. Hiro's attempt to steal the sword steers him into a grim new ... See full summary »

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Kevin Bray

Writers:

Tim Kring (created by), Christopher Zatta
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Santiago Cabrera ... Isaac Mendez
Jack Coleman ... Noah Bennet
Tawny Cypress ... Simone Deveaux
Noah Gray-Cabey ... Micah Sanders
Greg Grunberg ... Matt Parkman
Ali Larter ... Jessica Sanders / Niki Sanders
Masi Oka ... Hiro Nakamura
Hayden Panettiere ... Claire Bennet
Adrian Pasdar ... Nathan Petrelli
Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Mohinder Suresh
Leonard Roberts ... D.L. Hawkins
Milo Ventimiglia ... Peter Petrelli
Eric Roberts ... Thompson
James Kyson ... Ando Masahashi (as James Kyson Lee)
Zachary Quinto ... Sylar
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With the election and NYC's destruction looming, Nathan has a disturbing face-to-face meeting with the shadowy Linderman. Hiro's attempt to steal the sword steers him into a grim new direction. Suresh makes a breakthrough on "the list" -- at great cost. D.L. begins to suspect all is not well at home. Isaac paints his most terrible painting yet. New "hero" Candice Wilmer makes an illusive debut. Written by Ron

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USA

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English | Japanese

Release Date:

5 March 2007 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Mohinder is talking to Sylar he mentions 4 genes that could be the key to it all. The Heroes Helix is half a strand of DNA with 3 genes on it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Isaac Mendez: [to Peter] I thought it was you. It was supposed to be you. Can't you do something?
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Un Bel Di Vedremo
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Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by The London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Heroes and Marvel Comics
6 March 2007 | by undergroundmediaSee all my reviews

In the past few episodes there have been some connections between Heroes and Marvel Comics. Certainly the watchful comic book fan will have caught them, but for the rest of us, here they are:

1. When Hiro got on the bus in Ep #1.16(?), leaving Ando behind, the driver of the bus was none other than Marvel Comics founding father, Stan "The Man" Lee!

2. During this episode (#1.18) we of course were treated to a sneak peek at Marvel's upcoming SPIDER-MAN 3!

3. Two two FBI guards in this episode were named QUESADA and ALONSO ... no doubt after Marvel Comics Managing Editor, Joe Quesada, and another Marvel Comics editor,Axel Alonso.

4. All of Isaac's artwork was actually done by an artist named Tim Sale, who has worked for DC, but is also known at Marvel for his work on SPIDER-MAN BLUE, HULK GREY, and DAREDEVIL YELLOW.

There is also a HEROES graphic novel on NBC.com, and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we eventually find Marvel Comics collecting the pages and publishing the book.

Interestingly, though, a lot of people compare HEROES to Marvel's X-MEN, and while certain similarities can be spotted, the show perhaps more closely mirrors DC's WATCHMEN - as a story of "real world" superheroes who are being killed as they try to stop the destruction of NYC.


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