Wednesday, August 08, 2007

are you ready for the future?


We were discussing the fantastic TV series Heroes at the HQ when Sheila mentioned that she is going to lend me her copy of this sci-fi thriller called The 4400. I’ve been bugging her for some time now to let me borrow some titles from her enormous collection of Quiapo finds and I thanked her for this.

The 4400 is an excellent mix of fantasy and science fiction! It is a cross between X-files and Heroes. If X-files had Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, 4400 has Tom Baldwin and Diana Scouris. Set in Seattle, the series focuses on a group of people who mysteriously vanished at different times in a span of 60 years. Then one day these people suddenly reappeared unharmed, not a day older and most of all gifted with paranormal abilities.

We have heard several theories about abduction but this show reveals that the 4400 were abducted not by little green men but by humans, albeit from the future. They were sent back and given powers to avert a major catastrophe that will destroy the human race. Would they use their newfound powers to heal the world or would they use it for themselves? If you have a supernatural ability would you use it to enrich yourself or would you rather use it on the Marcoses and have them imprisoned till they rot? If Imelda had the power of Isabelle, let’s say materialization, would she summon for the body of Macoy and bring him to life and sing Dahil sa Iyo? If Ate Glo had the power of precognition, would she still call Garci? Well, if I have the power of telepathic suggestion, I would use it on Cueshe and make them jump off a cliff so that we will not hear their shrieking voices again.

The series opened in July of 2004 on USA network and is now on its 4th season. Ian said that it is being shown on AXN. If you don’t have AXN on your cable network (Damn you Global Destiny!) then ask your suking DVD pirate.

8 comments:

vernaloo said...

Hello Joey :) thanks for dropping by my site and for the link...appreciate it :)

Anyway I also have an OPM (original pirated movie) copy of The 4400 from Jack Sparrow hehe but unfortunately I didn't like it. I bought Season 1 and 2 many months ago and I think I was able to watch the first 10 epis only then I stopped na. The first few epis are interesting but I kinda got bored after that =) my copies are now gathering dust hehe

If I'll be a mutant este superhero, I'd like to have the power of Wolverine...just the even-if-you-shoot-me-I-still-won't-die part of Wolverine, that is hehe that and then Piper's power in Charmed hehe and yeah Jean Grey's too and Spiderman's....wahahaha lahat na lang :)

tobey said...

is this thing sold on bangketas already? :p

Richard Lionheart said...

Whahaha! Maganda ba talaga?

Nice one...





Well, adventure tayo!
Hehe...
http://adventuresofalionheart.blogspot.com/

twistedman said...

@vernaloo: hey, that's not a problem. i like your entries that's why i linked your site. sayang you don't like the series. anyways, piper's power is so cool right? see you around

twistedman said...

@tobey: don't know if it's in every bangketa in the metro but i'm sure you'll find it in quiapo. :-)

@richard: thanks for dropping by.

Yowee said...

i thought your rants about Imelda and the Marcoses are funny. i miss coming here.^^

a rain said...

This one's cool!! I'm going to watch it... Hey, mind if I link you??? hehe, you have really interesting posts!! Arigatou!!! I signed up with my temporary blogsite- here's my real one: rainpilones.blogspot.com Ja!

Kerda said...

Good post.