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Old 08-31-05, 11:16 PM
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the adult isabel:

christie laing

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Old 09-01-05, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by chrisfelice
I had NO idea who the "Castaway" looking guy was... but instantly recognized it as the "landing site".
And here I was thinking Scruffy Guy was the "man from the future" released from Kyle's body when Shawn exorcised him, and he found himself back on the same beach where he inhabited Kyle in the season 1 pilot. Silly me.

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Old 09-01-05, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MrE
I think I'm annoyed at the grown-up Isabel. It's one of those plot devices, like going back in time to change something that's already happened, that usually foreshadows a drastic drop in show quality.
Cheap trick used by nearly all the sci-fi TV series. I'm trying to recall the shows that had an accelerated-growth youngling, even for just one episode: Star Trek TNG, Earth Final Conflict, Angel, Smallville, and of course, V.
Old 09-01-05, 10:23 AM
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Originally Posted by MrE
I think I'm annoyed at the grown-up Isabel.
Yeah, that seems to reek of writers thinking "how long can we really work with a baby" and "you know, we need another hot chick". I guess we'll have to wait and see how it pans out.

I've watched both seasons, so to some degree I'm apparently hooked, but man, that show has some of the cheesiest dialogue/hammiest acting I've seen in a long while. Yet I keep watching. Go figure.

I'd really like to see the plots get much darker in tone, as seen in the Sherilyn Fenn ep.


Laura Allen =

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Old 09-01-05, 01:03 PM
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Wow season 2 is already coming to an end!!! I bought season 1 at Walmart and still have not watched it. Well, I watched enough to know I would like it enough to warrant a purchase. I guess I can buy season 2 and start up a 4400 marathon!!
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Originally Posted by 12thmonkey
Laura Allen =
I would have to agree with ya on that one...
Old 09-30-05, 08:25 AM
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4400 back for a 3rd season

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/cgi/pr...=20050929usa01

“THE 4400” WILL RETURN!
Released by USA


“THE 4400” WILL RETURN!

“THE 4400” WILL RETURN!

The Emmy-nominated and Critically-Acclaimed Series Returns to USA with 13 Original Episodes in Summer 2006

Los Angeles, CA – Sept. 29, 2005 – USA Network has ordered 13 one-hour episodes of the Emmy-nominated and critically-acclaimed hit series THE 4400, it was announced today by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original programming. The series, which received Emmy® nominations for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries and Outstanding Cinematography, will return to USA Network in summer 2006 with production scheduled to begin in Vancouver in early 2006. THE 4400 is produced by Paramount Network Television in association with Sky Television, Renegade 83 and American Zoetrope.

THE 4400 premiered as a limited series on July 11, 2004 on USA Network as the highest-rated and most-watched new series premiere ever on a basic cable network. More recently, THE 4400 became summer 2005's top original scripted series on cable in P18-49.

"Even in this increasingly competitive climate, renewing 'The 4400' was an easy call," said Wachtel. "Its compelling characters fit perfectly within the USA brand. And the creative team's ability to balance story, character and 'big themes' really makes this show unique."

THE 4400 explores the travails of the 4400 people who all at once returned in a ball of light to Earth; though the returnees had not aged physically, many of them reappeared with dramatic abilities ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the 4400.

THE 4400 was created by Scott Peters and Rene Echevarria. Scott Peters, Maira Suro, Ira Steven Behr and Perry Simon are executive producers.

Paramount Network Television is a division of the CBS Paramount Network Television Entertainment Group, a unit of Viacom Inc.

USA Network is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. USA Network is seen in over 89 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.
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Still have to watch season two..
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I didnt care for the 2nd season. It limped along and had a strong finale. They need to get some decent writers and a direction to the show or else it's going to sink.
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Originally Posted by riley_dude
I didnt care for the 2nd season.
Couldn't agree more. A lot of wasted potential, though it did come together by season's end. I just wish the writing would tighten up a little, because some of the dialogue is just dreadful.

I'm waiting for S3. If nothing else, then for Lilly
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Was that Jordan Collier (Billy Campbell) with the beard and long hair walking around in the final minute?

Looking forward to season 3 (even though it's 10+ months away)
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Originally Posted by riley_dude
I didnt care for the 2nd season. It limped along and had a strong finale. They need to get some decent writers and a direction to the show or else it's going to sink.
I pretty much agree... I found the first season surprisingly enjoyable and thought the show had definite potential (X-Men meets X-Files). But Season 2 just focused very narrowly on the cast members, had weak stories, and spent far too much time on soap opera. In reality, very little happened in the past 13 episodes; the show has possibilities to really shake things up and present plot elements with large implications, but it just spent all of last season spinning its wheels.

There was one pretty cool episode (the one introducing Alana -- similar to TNG's "Inner Light"), a bunch of mediocre ones, and a strong finish. I'm hoping that they can really turn it around in Season 3...
Old 05-25-06, 01:19 PM
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Up.. "SEASON THREE PREMIERES SUNDAY, JUNE 11 9/8C"

Bout friggin time..

http://www.usanetwork.com/series/the4400/
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Awesome! Also from that llink, it seems there'll be a marathon of 13 "essential" episodes on June 4th starting at 9am EST. Followed by an hour-long recap special at 10pm. The special will also be streamed online starting this coming Monday.

http://www.usanetwork.com/series/the...w/special.html

Can't wait for season 3!
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Just got the second season DVDs, trying to blow threw them before the third season starts! ITS ABOUT TIME!!!
Old 05-26-06, 01:11 AM
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Good luck.
I may watch the first showof the third season but I am not going to stick with an entire season if it sucks as much as the 2nd.
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Well IMO I thought second season was amazing! I can't wait for the third to start.
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Old 06-03-06, 05:25 PM
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I see that the entire first season (I think?) is being aired on USA starting tomorrow morning and then again the next night on SciFi.

Question: I haven't watched the show, barely know the premise - is it worth a shot? Is it kind of a mystery drama (somewhat) along the lines of Lost?

Thanks.
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What did they just show on NBC? I just came home and watched the last five minutes of something to do w/ the show - was it a recap? the premiere of S3? Whatever it was it looked great.
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Originally Posted by aktick
I see that the entire first season (I think?) is being aired on USA starting tomorrow morning and then again the next night on SciFi.

Question: I haven't watched the show, barely know the premise - is it worth a shot? Is it kind of a mystery drama (somewhat) along the lines of Lost?

Thanks.
The first season is amazing. I only just started season 2(which seems to have gotten mixed reviews). From the 3 episodes I've seen I like the direction it is going. They lead you in one direction for season one only to take you somewhere you hadn't expected in season 2.

I'd say it is a fair say that the 4400 is X-Men crossed with the X-files. The two leads are a second rate Mulder & Scully knockoff to say the least. So if that premise sounds interesting then it might be worth checking out.
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The first season was beyond amazing, i watched the entire thing in one night. The second season had its up and downs with episodes much better than season 1 mixed with a couple stinkers... Season 3 looks like its going to be a lot more action orientated than mystery orienatated, and I am getting really excited for it.
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Well, I'm a bit bummed that some of the eye candy is gone.
Spoiler:
They aged Lily about 25-30 years and are using a difference actress other than Laura Allen, and then aged her child Isabelle to around 18-22 years old who can speak perfect English overnight
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Spoiler:
So I'm guessing that Laura Allen just didn't want to be on the show anymore. Pretty unique way of working a major character out of a show and not have the actress present.

This is the downside of having these seasons so far apart. Actors/actresses start doing other things and can't come back or their appearence changes (although Mia looks about the same as far as I remember.

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