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'Heroes' is coming back

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Malcontent, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. kmccbf

    kmccbf New Member

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    I guess I'm one of the few. While I didn't think the show was great. I thought it was watchable, with the exception of a few episodes.
     
  2. TAsunder

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    The only way this can be fun is if they bring back characters from other canceled NBC shows like Manimal, the Misfits of Science, etc.
     
  3. gchance

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    It's not a reboot, it's a continuation. Big difference.

    Greg
     
  4. Ereth

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    Not only was it great, but it was poorly advertised, and sometimes pre-empted, if I remember.

    It's almost like they wanted to kill it.
     
  5. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Which one? To me it's the same thing. Show's off the air for awhile coming back. For 24 the only thing I know is Sutherland is coming back, but are the others? In which case, that makes it a reboot for me. And with Heroes, we don't really know if it's the same cast or completely different, then that makes it a reboot either way.

    It's semantics. Either way, I'll be watching, but I hope I don't regret doing so. Seems that the networks could find some new ideas, but I guess I should know better.
     
  6. Johncv

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    You can rent the DVD from Netflix.
     
  7. Johncv

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    Zachary Quinto would be the only actor would want back. If anyone has not watch the first two seasons of American Horror Story with him in them, do it...in a dark room. :D
     
  8. Johncv

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    Also it will only be 12 or 13 episodes, but events take place in REAL time. :D
     
  9. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Reason I said the Noah character is that he's sort of the "protector" of the Heroes. New villains can always be hatched, but Noah gives the show some continuity with the past.

    Quinto is obviously one of the biggest names to come out of the show, so they might want him back for that reason.
     
  10. eddyj

    eddyj SeƱor Member TCF Club

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    There were 4 seasons? :eek:

    I bailed mid-season 2. And season 1 was one of my favorite TV seasons ever.

    I don't understand the suits. Hey, we have this unexpected hit! Instead of doing what works, let's change everything and make it moronic! Now that sounds like a great idea!
     
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    Wasn't the original concept was that they were going to have a completely different cast / storyline? The Networks wanted to stick with the cast we know? Or maybe I'm remembering wrong.
     
  12. Rob Helmerichs

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    Not necessarily completely different, but it would have been a series of loosely interrelated stories with a common background and some common characters, and mostly new leads.

    Much like Miami Vice was supposed to be, before the stardom of Don Johnson.
     
  13. danterner

    danterner Not it!

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    As far as I'm concerned, they need to do a better job of shrouding it in secrecy. They need to put a cloak of invisibility on it, and a cone of silence around it. Then they need to lock it in an unopenable puzzle box, wrap the box in unbreakable chains forged from a dwarf star, seal the box and chains in some of that plastic blister packaging that you can't open without slicing open your fingers, and drop the whole package into that chasm from "Torchwood: Miracle Day" that goes all the way to the center of the earth. The fact that we even know that they are working on the reboot means they have already failed us. Again. The first season of Heroes was wonderful, but they frittered away all my good will by turning the series, episode by episode, into dreck. I have no desire to see them pile on the memory of What Could Have been with yet more crap. I don't want them to make Heroes Afterbirth, or whatever they are calling it.

    But I'll probably check it out, I guess.
     
  14. morac

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    NBC showed a 15 second teaser trailer during the premiere of the Jimmy Fallon Tonight show. They aren't exactly trying to hide that it's being worked on.
     
  15. Johncv

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    Can you post any links to the trailer?
     
  16. TonyD79

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    Search YouTube for heroes reborn.
     
  17. morac

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    It's barely worth doing as it just shows the title.
     
  18. TonyD79

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    True. It is a teaser trailer.
     
  19. rich

    rich Final answer?

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    Season 1 was great, but when Hiro went to feudal Japan it got really boring.
     
  20. mrdazzo7

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    Season 1 pissed a lot of people off because it built towards this confrontation and then just completely tanked. It would be like Marvel spending four years building up everyone's individual movies and then they finally get together in the last ten minutes of The Avengers, throw a few punches each, and it's over. You can't build something for 21 episodes then drop the ball on the 22nd.

    I wouldn't compare these two - 24 at it's worst was still at least comparable to Heroes at it's best, lol. 24 dropped it's own ball several times but overall, for 8 seasons, they did an amazing job considering the story constraints they had. I'm not sure what this 12 episode mini-series looks like but I think it will be awesome because they don't have to rely on mountain lions to fill 24 episodes - it'll be 12 episodes of pure story.... DAMN IT.

    I have to believe the producers involved had a vision good enough to convince NBC to do this. This seems like a horrendous idea on the face of it so someone has to have come up with something good that we have to wait to see... I was watching the Buffy movie the other day and the fact that Joss Whedon convinced a TV network to make a series based on that hot mess means anything is possible.

    I'll always remember that storyline as the first time in my TV-viewing-obsessed life that I fast-forwarded through an entire storyline of a show I was into, lol. Easily the worst move they could have made after losing a lot of good will with the S1 finale. It's something that should have been maybe two episodes, but just kept going and going. I skipped all of it and felt absolutely no impact.

    I gave up in Season 4 because I was in school and there was just much better stuff on to devote my dwindling TV hours to. I remember saving the last four episodes for almost a year before trying to go back and finish up the series. Gave up about 20 minutes into the first one. I think I just went on wikipedie and read a synopsis of how the series ended, lol.
     

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