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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 74 episodes, 2006-2010
Hayden Panettiere ...  Claire Bennet 75 episodes, 2006-2010
Milo Ventimiglia ...  Peter Petrelli 69 episodes, 2006-2010
Masi Oka ...  Hiro Nakamura 65 episodes, 2006-2010
Sendhil Ramamurthy ...  Mohinder Suresh 63 episodes, 2006-2010
Greg Grunberg ...  Matt Parkman 63 episodes, 2006-2010
James Kyson ...  Ando Masahashi 62 episodes, 2006-2010
Adrian Pasdar ...  Nathan Petrelli 60 episodes, 2006-2010
Zachary Quinto ...  Sylar 61 episodes, 2006-2010
Ali Larter ...  Niki Sanders / ... 57 episodes, 2006-2010
Cristine Rose ...  Angela Petrelli 52 episodes, 2006-2010
Ashley Crow ...  Sandra Bennet 41 episodes, 2006-2010
Jimmy Jean-Louis ...  The Haitian 32 episodes, 2006-2010
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Storyline

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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Ordinary people discovering extraordinary abilities. See more »


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USA

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English | Japanese | Spanish

Release Date:

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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Hiro Nakamura: That's fighting dirty.
Takezo Kensei: That's fighting smart sir. Don't get me wrong I give him a fair wage... if he lives.
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Season 1 made me think this was going to be one of the best superheroes show...
24 June 2014 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

The concept of this show is about people with special powers similar to mutants in the Marvel universe. And how the characters cope with it and what they decide to do with it. The main drive of this show isn't necessarily the the superpowers, but the subconscious and the philosophical aspects that revolve around power. Unfortunately this is one of those shows that has a very captivating and entertaining first season, but goes downhill from there. It probably has to do with the fact that after the first season it was first planned to introduce new characters with brand new main characters with just Suresh (who is sort of the Beast character from the Marvel universe without the furriness). Which didn't go into effect because they wanted to keep the main cast that become dis-likable and annoying as the seasons drags on. The writer strike could have been a big factor why the show started to go downhill after season 1. I think season 2 was the most boring season of all. Season 3 it sort of picks up, but just about everything is so inconsistent with the story and the character that it takes away a lot form the experience. The 4th season revolves around a mutant carnival and they just seemed to drag that on way too much. And the constant love, hate relationship between Claire Bennet (Hayden Panettiere) and Noah Bennet (Jack Coleman) gets really really annoying...Like super annoying and irritating. As a matter of fact most of the chemistry that starts out strong in the first season goes downhill. The story gets poorly written for each season after one that even the characters decisions and motives makes no sense sometimes. Especially the villains in the shows, including Sylar. And to increase the running time of the show, it has multiple story arcs that doesn't go anywhere. One of the most disappointing part about the show is the showdown between Peter and Sylar. The constant plot-holes and tons of time paradoxes when it comes to time travel doesn't make things better. Overall this is a show that has a good start but gets worse and worse with each installment. Who knows, maybe just maybe the fifth season could have been a boost with the world knowing about super humans and might go in the direction like "True Blood" except people with super powers going out into the public. And Sylar's redemption might have been cool to watch. To sum it up it's one of those shows that soars skyward with the first season and spirals downward. I give this show a 6.4/10 because I found some of the philosophical aspects to be intriguing.

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