Archive for December, 2007
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After Jacqueline McKenzie already spoke of costumes being sold (Dec-12-2007) etc. it didn’t look well for a possible Season 5, now the end was confirmed (Dec-18-2007) by Scott Peters (Creator / Executive Producer).
“4400” averaged 1,424,000 viewers in USA’s target 25-54 demographic last summer, well shy of its other original series “The Starter Wife” (2,343,000), “Burn Notice” (2,334,000), “WWE Raw” (2,273,000), “Monk” (2,253,000) and “Psych” (2,197,000).
It did however rank above fellow Sunday entry “The Dead Zone” (1,385,000) which likewise is not expected to return.
Now we’ll never know if Collier would have succeeded with his movement (and how). The end of S4 was just a starting point for me – for one of the most intriguing stories ever told in a TV show.
There were so many factions (the marked, government, 4400, p-positives – to name a few), thus offering nearly endless combinations. Some other shows may have pointed in that direction, but none (I can recall) actually ever did it. Showing the world changing (I’m not saying this to judge if for better or for worse, the audience might have learned that too – or should I say would have had the opportunity to decide for themselves) big time. Other shows picturing a different society (e.g. Star Trek) are already past that point of development, never during (a.k.a. done several times before, therefore less interesting). Because of this, I think of The 4400 as a much better series as the somewhat similar Heroes (which deals mostly with self-made problems).
The 4400 started slow, developing over every season, fueling into this arc (although it’s hard to say if the writers intended this twist from the beginning – however, this doesn’t even matter!). It’s many questions were both interesting and gripping. Should someone take the shot? Was Shawn’s approach the right one or Collier’s? No easy answers to stuff like this! Everything lesser than this might be entertaining too, but finds itself more likely inside the category “already seen before”. I actually asked myself what ability Tom Baldwin would have gained. Thoughts of that kind arise only if you care. The show could have kept going for 2 more seasons easily. Season 4 demanded a continuation more than Season 3 did, thus showing how cruel the world is. It had the best episodes of the entire series. The network should decide to realize at least a movie as conclusion.
Once more the wrong show was canned.
- Made basic patch install as default and removed overlooked changes.
- +Removed crossbow from Sin Bin and fixed Yukie double swords issue.
- Included memory and widescreen resolution tools, thanks to Wabbite.
- Many Malkavian lines added for blood dools, thanks to RobinHood70.
- +Removed humanity for Dementating McFly and tutorial .38 on default.
- Swapped Lily cutscene Phil with scrubs and adjusted Vandal’s line.
- Made it possible to specify which clothes Heather should wear next.
- Restored SM haven for traitorous Tremere and fixed sewer shortcut.
- Re-did Ginger Swan knowledge fix and warehouse re-entering stopper.
- Corrected boss flags for Mercurio, Chastity and Tzimisce Creation.
- Fixed Venus’ reaction for persuading Boris and Asylum email issues.
- Restored newscaster and Cal lines and fixed minor dialogue errors.
- Repaired Imalia’s quest failure message and new Vandal alternative.
- Fixed possible random crashes on exiting Grout’s Mansion and Dane.
- Corrected hostess not getting elevator and phoning without a phone.
- Added inspection to text at Society and a few more missing sounds.