Doc Brown prepares to explain a timeline tangent in Back to the Future Part II
This article will be an attempt to describe the multitude of timelines featured in Heroes, a show with a heck of a lot of time travel and prophecy aversion. As of the end of the fourth season, there are twenty-nine (or seventy-four; see below) different timelines in the Heroes story – wow! Hopefully this can help with wrapping our brains around the complex plot. Note that this will not cover any alternate timelines that may be featured in the graphic novels, as I haven’t read all of them and I don’t have a good grasp on their goings-on. This is complicated enough already.
link is a neurological condition characterized by the crossing of separate senses, allowing for perception of external stimuli to merge together. An example of such is to have sound appear to the synesthete as pulsing colors floating in the air. Heroes has introduced a synesthete character, Emma, whose stylized synesthesia is presented as a superpower alongside Hiro’s mastery of time and space. I initially found this handling of synesthesia insulting, but have somewhat cooled off after the reveal that Emma’s synesthetic ability allows her to supernaturally control sound in such a way that...
Heroes fans, look out; the third season of the NBC show will be coming to DVD and Blu-ray on September 1, 2009. Similar to the releases of the first two seasons, this box set will be chock full of bonus content. Take a look for yourself:
6 Disc DVD Box Set
- Commentary The Second Coming with Creator/Executive Producer Tim Kring, Executive Producer/Episode Director Allan Arkush and Series Star Adrian Pasdar - Commentary The Butterfly Effect with Executive Producer/Episode Director Greg Beeman and Series Stars James Kyson Lee and Brea Grant - Commentary One of Us, One of Them with...