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Save The 4400 with seeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 22nd 2008 8:09AM

The 4400Jericho fans saved that show by mailing tons of nuts to CBS, and now fans of The 4400 want you to try something similar to save that show.

They've set up SaveThe4400.com, where you can sign a petition to save the show and also buy a 1.75 oz bag of sunflower seeds from GiantSeeds.com. Then you send them (of course) to Bonnie Hammer at USA Network headquarters in New York City. I'm sure she'll be happy to get them (cough).

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The 4400 canceled

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Dec 19th 2007 10:19AM
The 4400Since the Season four finale aired, fans (myself included) of USA Network's The 4400 have been waiting to hear the word "renewed." Usually, news of a renewal is announced about mid-season or before the finale. Even if it wasn't the case this time around, we all held hope that USA would renew the popular sci-fi series.

I'm unhappy to report that the cancellation ax fell on the show this week.

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The 4400: The Great Leap Forward (Season Finale)

by Jen Creer, posted Sep 17th 2007 1:20AM
4400 kiss(S04E13) Well, the title of this episode wasn't kidding. It was indeed a giant leap forward for the episode. I was really looking forward to this finale because a) it was such a great season and b) because there were some excellent predictions last week and I wanted to see whether they came true. SPOILER ALERT: Some of them did, and some of them didn't. But seriously, if you haven't seen the episode yet, go watch it first and then come back. We'll wait. I'll knit or something.

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The 4400: Tiny Machines

by Jen Creer, posted Sep 10th 2007 2:45AM
Diana Skouris(S04E12) My favorite line of this episode was when Diana told Tom, "You make a terrible Tom Baldwin." I had noticed during this episode that he wasn't even really trying to be Tom Baldwin anymore-- and I thought that was just more evidence of good acting from Joel Gresch. He was so subtle in the first two transition episodes, and now that transformation is complete. He has erased all traces of the real Tom Baldwin. I was surprised that Mia trusted him, actually.

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The 4400: Ghost in the Machine

by Jen Creer, posted Aug 27th 2007 7:40AM
shawn farrell(S04E11) Even though I thought this episode was more of a filler episode than anything else, it was still a solid episode with solid performances, particularly, once again from Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin). It also certainly laid the scene for a promising season finale (to come in two weeks, after the US Open). It was great to see more of Maia in this episode, though it is startling to see how grownup she is now. Last season, we had more Diana storylines, with her sister and then her romance with Ben. This season hasn't given her very much to do, but Jacqueline McKenzie maintains her role with stalwart integrity. We also get the distinct impression that her relationship with Ben is now dead in the water.

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The 4400: One of Us

by Jen Creer, posted Aug 20th 2007 9:20AM
tom baldwin(S04E11) This season continues to deliver more and more great performances. It was a terrific surprise to find Lily again in the very beginning moments of this episode, even though I was expecting to see her, based on the scenes previewing this week's story. I was so sorry when she died because I like the actress so much. She nailed the character with ease, and her chemistry with Mahershalalhashbaz Ali was wonderful all over again. But the best part of this episode (besides the guest appearance from Penny Johnson Jerald, who invented evil on 24 as David Palmer's ex-wife) was the opportunity given to Joel Gretsch as an actor.

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The 4400: Daddy's Little Girl

by Jen Creer, posted Aug 13th 2007 12:28AM
kevin and tess(S04E09) Have you ever wondered what ability you might have if you took the shot? I think I would be curious enough to think about taking it, but chicken enough not to take it. Maybe if I didn't have kids. We saw some seriously cool abilities in this episode (some of which we have seen before), and some of them seemed pretty great. For instance, one of my favorite lines of the whole episode was when Tess said, "Not if I don't want them to," in reference to people remembering dancing in a diner. Wow, it would be pretty cool to be able to compel people to do what you want them to do.

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The 4400: No Exit

by Jen Creer, posted Aug 7th 2007 12:52AM
jordan collier(S04E08) I love the multiple ways the title of this episode works: No Exit refers on the surface, and most basic level, to the scenario in which the characters find themselves. Many characters on both sides of the promicin issue wake up suddenly at NTAC when they started out asleep at home. Both sides think the other has brought them there for nefarious purposes, and they begin preparing to defend themselves when they realize that, like the Hotel California, they can't leave. So, of course, being bright people, they immediately start trying different scenarios that will help them leave despite the fact that there appears to be no exit.

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The 4400: Till We Have Built Jerusalem

by Jen Creer, posted Jul 30th 2007 1:43AM
diana skouris(S04E07) If you ask me, this season is what Season Three should have been. In Season Two, Maia had visions about a war, about something coming, and then Season Three was a fundamental disappointment. However, it seems that Season Four is going to deliver. Juicy Tidbit: The title of this episode comes from William Blake's poem "Jerusalem." See what you can do with your English degree?

" And did the Countenance Divine/Shine forth upon our clouded hills?/And was Jerusalem builded here/Among these dark Satanic mills?" Very nice tie-in to the episode. Poetic even.

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Comic-Con: Women of Sci-Fi and The 4400 panel reports

by Julia Ward, posted Jul 29th 2007 10:02PM
Lucy Lawless

I'm combining Sunday's panel reports because neither the Women in Sci-Fi panel nor The 4400 panel was brimming with revelations unless you count as a revelation the fact that Lucy Lawless' fans bear a striking resemblance to the core audience of the WNBA, but you shouldn't.

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The 4400: The Marked

by Jen Creer, posted Jul 23rd 2007 1:21PM
curtis peck(S04E06) After last week's review, I had some really great and interesting email conversations with some of the commenters here. And decided that it's not the fact that The 4400 is having religion as plot lines that bothers me-- it's Jordan's fundamental hypocrisy that bothers me. Jordan claims to be good and to give people choices, but he doesn't think twice about having his goon squad use their abilities to harm people (he brought Tom to his knees in "Try the Pie"), with promises of more harm to come.

Do you really think Jordan had nothing to do with Hewitt's stroke? And what was the point of it anyway when they know that Shawn heals people? And that looked very impressive when Shawn told Hewitt not to thank him, just to "Change." Uh, yeah, because that is so easy. But on the whole, I loved this episode and I have really enjoyed this season tremendously so far.

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The 4400: Try the Pie

by Jen Creer, posted Jul 16th 2007 12:29AM
Shawn Ferrell(S04E05) (Author note: Sorry about the wrong title initially-- I was working quickly last night and trying to get ready for a six-day trip, and I missed that. I am sitting in the airport right now, correcting it. Thanks for the comments!) I was amazed by how quickly this episode moved things in the series forward. However, even saying that, I have mixed feelings about it. Taken by itself, all alone, the episode was simultaneously enjoyable to watch and also a little creepy. I was creeped out because a basic undergraduate education tells us that Utopias do not work. They just don't. They never have. Ultimately, they are not what people want.

Also, despite the fact that Utopias don't work, they are rather rampant lately, and I couldn't watch this episode without thinking about all of the other Utopian societies this episode conjured. The first one I thought of was Ayn Rand's secret society created by John Galt in Atlas Shrugged. The fact that all of the people in Evanston have abilities also made it very Rand-esque.

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The 4400: The Truth and Nothing but the Truth

by Jen Creer, posted Jul 9th 2007 1:16AM
april 4400(S04E04) I'm sorry I wasn't here to review last week's episode, but I was in a minivan driving to Indiana when the episode aired, and I didn't get to see it until today. But that episode and tonight's confirmed something for me: This season started out well and has continued so far. Even though two of my favorite characters weren't on this episode, I still thought this episode was strong.

Tonight's episode was a great blend of the comic and the serious. I was a little disappointed that they resolved the April storyline so quickly, though I am hopeful that maybe Natasha Gregson Wagner may become a more regular feature of the show. With her ability, they could practically build an entire show around her. They could call it The Closer. Oh, wait...

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The 4400: Fear Itself

by Jen Creer, posted Jun 25th 2007 12:58AM
tom baldwin(S04E02) I don't really have any typical phobias like claustrophobia, spiders, snakes, or clowns. So, I am curious about what effect Brandon's ability would have on me. I don't think I would really want to find out. I had some mixed feelings about the end of this episode, but I don't want to get ahead of myself. So, let's start at the beginning.

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The 4400: The Wrath of Graham (season premiere)

by Jen Creer, posted Jun 20th 2007 12:12AM
Tom(S04E01) I heard last year that the reason Jordan Collier wasn't around very much was because actor Billy Campbell was making a movie overseas and couldn't come back for filming. I don't know whether that is true or a rumor, but whatever the reason, I am glad that he is back. I thought last season was a little mixed in terms of quality, but I think this season premiere was strong. I am really looking forward to this season.

Do you think the opening dream sequence was a forecast of abilities to come? Did you see how Tom's keys flew off the counter into his hands, and Diana was able to stop time around her when Tom and Kyle were late? I knew it was a dream sequence, not just because Tom and Kyle were friendly and everybody had new abilities, but also because everyone present at Jordan's rally was wearing black, white, or gray. I love that -- it was subtle, but there if you were looking for it (and I was).

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