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(Apr 17, 2012)
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Brought together to form one extraordinary team of “Alphas” – people whose unique brain anomalies imbue them with superhuman mental and physical abilities – five seemingly ordinary citizens must take the law into their own hands while working within the government to investigate a new brand of baffling crime. An action-packed thriller starring an electrifying cast led by Primetime Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn (The Bourne Ultimatum) and guest starring sci-fi icons Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation), discover a new breed of superheroes in Alphas.
Strong casting helps to set apart the science fiction series Alphas, about a crime-solving group of highly gifted individuals, from a slew of familiar pop culture antecedents, which in turn buoys the chances for a follow-up to this first-season set. The show's core premise feels as if it was produced directly from a development session--it's X-Men and Heroes meets the CSI franchise--but the presence of film actor David Strathairn as the Alphas' neurologist mentor helps to anchor the series in a plausibly dramatic foundation. Ryan Cartwright, as a high-functioning autistic youth who can produce and process electronic communication with his mind, and Laura Mennell, whose psychic powers can bend others to her will, also lend considerable credence to the material, and it's to the credit of series cocreator Zak Penn (screenwriter, X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk) that the effects of wielding such abilities, which are often debilitating in a variety of ways, are given equal screen time. Such elements help to retain interest in the show when episodes drift towards formulaic superhero/crime tropes, and undoubtedly helped revive network interest in a second season. The three-disc season-one set includes an extended version of the pilot episode, which delivers more background on and interaction between the characters, as do the deleted scenes for three episodes. There's also a lengthy panel discussion from the 2011 ComicCon fest that features Penn, Strathairn, and executive producer Ira Steven Behr, as well as short Q&As with the cast, who respond to queries sent via Facebook. --Paul Gaita
Arrived on time. I really love the show and it's characters and so do my grandsons.Published 1 month ago by Mary
I enjoy Alphas tremendously. There is always so much action taking place behind solid storylines. And the acting is on target. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very much enjoy the show. This show builds up excitement and curiosity for any type of audience. I really enjoyed the show and wish they would continue with it.Published 4 months ago by Touraj Behmand
only an overview an didnt work on any browser.
good thing it was free.
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Not a real cliffhanger, but just barely counts as one. You can stop watching whenever you want. The second season has started airing on tv now. The channel that is in control of the show is SyFy, they almost always tend to give a show at least two to three seasons. You should be completely safe,... Read More
Jul 25, 2012 by Alan McAnelly | See all 3 posts