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    The premier/preview party and the new season of Heroes starts tonight!

    So far in the premier party stuff they're reviewing the characters and their powers that have been shown in the previous season, kinda like a refresher course. They've shown some of the Trekkie easter eggs from the previous season too.

    So do you think it's going to be as good as the start of the show was (before the last season of lameness). Do you think the wait has harmed the story? Do you think the wait will have helped in the long run?

    Here's the last page of the former thread for review:

    http://www.hawaiithreads.com/showthr...ighlight=heros

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    Due to other factors I missed what seems to be 3 weeks worth of episodes (it said Chapter 4 tonight) so a lot of stuff seem disjointed.

    And then other stuff stays the same like seeing the future, traveling thru time and waffles.

    New stuff like Nikki is one of triplet girls? Linderman a ghost, good guys now are bad guys in the future while bad guys now are good guys in the future.

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    I think some stuff *is* disjointed right now, even if you had seen all the eps, Helen. Chapter 4 is about the villains, though. One thing I found interesting is that HRG said the Company always works with "one of them" (I assume, one of the villains, if the Company represents the good guys). One of them, one of us.

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    I find season 3 to be bizarre, for the same reasons pointed out. Things like seeing Sylar as a "good" guy are interesting enough, but I think season 1 was successful in its simplicity and character driven drama. They risk losing a bit of the audience when things become convoluted.

    I'm also a bit disappointed with the lack of character development for Hiro. He came a long way when he did eulogy for his father.

    Quote Originally Posted by Adri View Post
    I think some stuff *is* disjointed right now, even if you had seen all the eps, Helen. Chapter 4 is about the villains, though. One thing I found interesting is that HRG said the Company always works with "one of them" (I assume, one of the villains, if the Company represents the good guys). One of them, one of us.
    It's not the first time he said that. This was established in Cautionary Tales (2.09):

    Noah: "So who's your partner?"
    Mohinder: "Excuse me?"
    Noah: "Company policy. One of us, one of them. Who's yours?"

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    Tonight's episode highlights:

    1) Linderman is an illusion not a ghost.
    2) Hiro simply stabs Ando because someone says to do so.
    3) Nathan wasn't born with the power, he was enhanced with treatment.

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    I'm a bit disappointed with my favorite character on the show. And he wonders why his best friend would kill him in the future!

    Arthur Petrelli seems to be a frightening guy, I wonder how that will play out?

    Vortex guy seemed kind of interesting, even if he was sort of like Ted Sprague 2.0.

    Is the guy with Meredith another telepath? How many are running around? Arthur's words to Angela seemed to imply he'd freeze her in place, sort of like what the aforementioned guy did with Meredith. That would bring our tally up to ... 4 telepaths, not including Peter?

    I can't wait for the next episode.
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    I feel like the writers of the show are going too far.

    Mohinder is on a super-drug, and it's influencing his behavior. Ok, I get that. Peter gained Sylar's "hunger". Hmm... It's a bit of a stretch, but ok, I can go along with that one too. But come on, Sylar suddenly wants to be a good guy just because Angela Patrelli says she's his mama? No way. ...and now you're trying to tell me Hiro kills Ando? For what? To prove himself worthy of some super-villain league? No way.

    I know it's a show about people with super-powers, but come on, try to make it a little believable.

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    I don't think anyone believes Hiro killed Ando, how could Ando then threaten to kill Hiro later on? It's obviously a ploy to infiltrate the organization.

    This new 'save the world' direction of not allowing propagation of 'specials' is insidious. Although it appears the analogy is with nuclear weaponry, it fits best with the policy of keeping the majority fat, dumb and happy 'for their own ignorant benefit,' since wisdom is the only real 'special power' and danger to the current regime.
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    Hiro can simply pull a previous incarnation of Ando from the past. Still, his nonchalant attitude toward killing him is crazy. It makes perfect sense why Ando would want to kill Hiro in the future.

    See how calm Hiro was in the season 2 finale when he told Ando that Adam has been put away in a safe place? Maybe that was simply a gateway to more cruelty.

    I said it before and I'll say it again -- I hate what they're doing to Hiro!

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    So this week's episode shows what Hiro did before he stabed Ando. So in a way his character is redeemed. Of course him trying to sneak up on the guy who can paint the future was kind of funny.

    I am kind of wondering how Sylar fits in with being the brothers of Nathan and Peter.

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    For those that missed any shows and forgot to tape/dvr/record it, Netflix has the newest episode every Tuesday for instant viewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by princessdiz View Post
    For those that missed any shows and forgot to tape/dvr/record it, Netflix has the newest episode every Tuesday for instant viewing.
    Or you can go to the NBC site.

    I'm using their NBC Direct Beta program to subscribe a few select shows, so it automatically downloads the episodes as soon as they are available online.
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    Or you can use hulu!

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    Been noticing this week and last week that some times during the airing of Heroes the vocal audio drops out, the background music audio however seems to be okay. Anyone outside of Hawaii notice this too?

    One of the scenes in question is just before Noah Bennet meets up with Nathan and Nikki's sister.
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    I'm not experiencing the problem with OTA recording, maybe it's a cable problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    Been noticing this week and last week that some times during the airing of Heroes the vocal audio drops out, the background music audio however seems to be okay. Anyone outside of Hawaii notice this too?

    One of the scenes in question is just before Noah Bennet meets up with Nathan and Nikki's sister.
    Oh good, it's not just me. I was wondering if my tv was breaking down.

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    I am thinking that Peter and Sylar are twins, their powers are kind of similar which kind of makes sense and neither Peter or Nathan remember their mother being pregrent and not bringing home another brother.

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    It's no doubt that the signature food for this series is "waffles". Hiro trying to rediscover his power in the bowling alley was kind of funny.

    And Peter outsmarting the two bad guys who were trying to snatch Clair was a classic superhero move.

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    all this takes place on an island?

    and where is ginger?

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    Giving Hiro the mind of a 10 year old is a bit contrived, IMO. They've made him the bumbling Japanese tourist for the vast majority of this show. Then they gave him a little character development (see the episode where he gives the eulogy at his father's funeral), and now he's acting childish. It vaguely reminds me of that Robin Williams movie "Jack".

    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    all this takes place on an island?
    I'm pretty sure you're referring to Lost.

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    Pretty bizzare that everyone's power is turned off by the solar eclipse. Granted this might be temporary but will it last until the eclipse is over or even another solar eclipse happens again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by helen View Post
    Pretty bizzare that everyone's power is turned off by the solar eclipse. Granted this might be temporary but will it last until the eclipse is over or even another solar eclipse happens again?
    I think they'll get their powers back by season 3 finale the latest. Probably more like season 3 mid-season or earlier. It wouldn't be much of a superhero show if everyone was powerless for too long. I'm more interested to know how they'll deal with Arthur Petrelli. Will they strike while the eclipse still affects their powers, or will they wait, and bring the Haitian?

    You figure the Haitian militia seen at the end of the recent episode wont last more than an episode or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeking Penance View Post
    all this takes place on an island?

    and where is ginger?

    *smiles*
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    It's not surprising that the story arc includes the ones with powers having to deal without their powers or figuring out that they aren't powerless just because they can't use their non-natural powers. I am ambivalent about Hiro. On the one hand, I liked his developed character where he's not always teetering on being the bumbling fool but on the other hand, perhaps the message is that Hiro is, at heart, a kid and fairly pure of spirit. With or without his powers, that's his true nature. A little bumbling, well meaning, occasionally imparting wisdom that he may or may not recognize as wisdom, still a catalyst for making well-intentioned things happen.

    I am probably most unhappy about Mohinder's character development. He went from someone who seemed well intentioned, decent and caring to someone weak, egotistical, and grasping for power without a moral compass. I get that it's part of the storyline but it's sad that he's just not as hot as he used to be

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    Okay so the loss of powers was only temporary due to the elclipse, but I wonder where did Hiro take Sylar and Ele?

    And a new quest to find some one that has the lost issue of the 9th Wonder comic. Did like how Seth Green describe how he heard about it.

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