7 replies on ““The 4400” Discussion”

  1. mbourgon says:

    Actually pretty good so far.
    My first thought was “why wasn’t this on the SciFi channel”, to which the answer was obvious: it’s too Science-Fictiony. (Actually, probably because USA sold SciFi to NBC… does this mean we’ll see Farscape on Friday nights on NBC? Will Crichton & Dargo be on Leno?)

    I’ve only watched the “pilot” so far. There’s 6 hours total – the pilot + 4 more episodes. But it is actually sci fi – the aliens have come and gone, now the story focuses on the actual _people_ involved.

    So far, a solid “B”. And I see normal people watching it, which hopefully bodes well for there being more episodes. (if it does well, they can do another “arc”)

    Better than anything SciFi has put on lately, that’s for sure…

    • Cymor says:

      Re: Actually pretty good so far.

      My first thought was “why wasn’t this on the SciFi channel”, to which the answer was obvious: it’s too Science-Fictiony. (Actually, probably because USA sold SciFi to NBC… does this mean we’ll see Farscape on Friday nights on NBC? Will Crichton & Dargo be on Leno?)

      Ah… USA is NBC/Universal/General Electric. They also own MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and Telemundo.
      http://www.signalalpha.com/who_owns_what.htm

      • rpd says:

        Re: Actually pretty good so far.

        My first thought was “why wasn’t this on the SciFi channel”, to which the answer was obvious: it’s too Science-Fictiony. (Actually, probably because USA sold SciFi to NBC… does this mean we’ll see Farscape on Friday nights on NBC? Will Crichton & Dargo be on Leno?)

        Ah… USA is NBC/Universal/General Electric. They also own MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and Telemundo.
        http://www.signalalpha.com/who_owns_what.htm

        I think they own Sci-Fi too…

        r

      • mbourgon says:

        Re: Actually pretty good so far.

        Ah… USA is NBC/Universal/General Electric. They also own MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, and Telemundo.

        Aha. Usually their press releases mention being owned by USA, but a recent one mentioned NBC, so I thought they’d been sold

  2. madhack says:

    Freak of the Week
    I was alarmed at the beginning of this episode when they introduced another Freak of the Week, but at least they took it in a fairly interesting direction. I could really do with less of the freaking-out-about-weird-powers, though…

    Incidentally, did anyone else notice Robert Hewitt Wolfe as a story consultant in the opening credits? It’s like a DS9 reunion over there…

    • colonypod says:

      Re: Freak of the Week
      I’ve liked the show so far, although I’m finding the investigators a little hard to take (not to mention my irrational hatred of Peter Coyote). Still, I find myself looking forward to this show more than any other this summer.

      otoh, I also was thinking that Millenium had to be better than this, and I never watched that show once. Just shows how little watchable SF is on tv these days.

      This is a limited series, Battlestar Galactica is a limited series, Enterprise is only scheduled for 13 episodes, can’t we get an actual full-run series anymore?

      • fiziko says:

        Re: Freak of the Week

        otoh, I also was thinking that Millenium had to be better than this, and I never watched that show once. Just shows how little watchable SF is on tv these days.

        Well, the first season came out on DVD yesterday. I know I’m tempted by it, having passed on it the first time around and regretted it.

Comments are closed.