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FlashForward: The Complete Series

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Hold onto your seat as you experience a show like no other. “The ride you are about to take will be worth every minute,” raves Newsday.

Out of nowhere, a mysterious flash causes nearly everyone in the world to lose consciousness and gain a glimpse of his or her life six months into the future. As one elite FBI unit attempts to solve the mystery, the rest of the world’s population soon discovers that, when it comes to destiny, nothing is set in stone.

Uncover the answers and delve even deeper into the mind-bending story with riveting bonus features, including a behind-the-scenes look at the phenomenal freeway disaster scene and inside stories about the series from the cast and crew. Relive every brilliant twist of the groundbreaking show’s complete series – uninterrupted – in this 5-disc collection. It’s a must-have for any FlashForward fan!


At first, the sci-fi/action/drama series FlashForward compared favorably to its logical model, Lost--both shows hinged upon a devastating event that changed the lives of a vast array of characters who then struggled to understand what had happened to them. But despite solid performances from its cast--which counted Lost vets Dominic Monaghan and Sonya Walger among its number--FlashForward couldn't replicate Lost's ability to lure viewers back to the island each week for five years. Part of the problem was the way its intriguing premise was handled; after a worldwide blackout allows numerous individuals to glimpse their lives six months into the future, a government task force is created to investigate the phenomenon. Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love) and John Cho (Star Trek) head the team, grappling with both individual responses to the blackout as well as their own experiences and that of their families, which include Fiennes's wife (Walger), her intern (Zachary Knighton), and a host of supporting players. Sprawling, multilayered series such as these require a subtle balance between character development and action, and FlashForward never found it; dialogue was overripe, characters were broad and underdeveloped, and the program never found the proper way to reveal aspects of its core question--what did happen during that two-minute-and-17-second blackout--in a manner that would bring back repeat viewership. As a result, FlashForward limped to an ignominious finale, which took place, ironically enough, four days after the final episode of Lost.

The five-disc Complete Series--which renders the previous Part One, Season One set useless--includes a healthy selection of supplemental features, most of which are included on the fifth disc. A single commentary track by Dominic Monaghan and producer Jessika Borsiczky is featured on the two-part episode, "Revelation Zero"; it's breezy and occasionally informative, like Monaghan's commentary on the Lost DVD releases. Architects of Destiny is a 20-minute overview of the series as a whole that focuses on the main participants, while five FlashForward on Set featurettes look at several set pieces from a behind-the-scenes perspective. Less intriguing are faux interview segments with blackout survivors, 10 deleted scenes, and various promotional clips for the show; the disc 5 menu also has an Easter Egg that yields the nine-part Stories from the Mosaic, the documentary-series-within-the-series about individuals' experiences with the blackout. --Paul Gaita

Special Features

• Creating a Castastrophe: The Effects of a Global Blackout
• Flashforward: A Look Ahead
• Audio commentary
• Architects of Destiny 
• “Could”
• Meet Yuko
• Flashforward on set (5)
• Kangaroo? 
• Interviews from the Mosaic Collective
• Blooper reel
• Deleted scenes

Product Details

  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: ABC Studios
  • DVD Release Date: August 31, 2010
  • Run Time: 989 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003PGNBO8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,824 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Robert J. Sawyer on July 12, 2010
Format: DVD
So, one reads all the time about authors who have had their work adapted by Hollywood complaining about what a lousy job was done. Well, as the author of the novel Flashforward upon which this TV series is based, let me say that this is NOT one of those cases. Yes, they changed things, but I was consulted by Executive Producer David S. Goyer and Brannon Braga about the changes even before they had secured rights to my book, I served as consultant on every episode (and wrote the 19th episode, "Course Correction"), and I loved the series. The cast was phenomenal, the scripts were mostly excellent, and the whole thing looked fabulous. So many good episodes, but I suppose my favorites are "No More Good Days," "Scary Monsters and Super Creeps," "The Gift," and "The Garden of Forking Paths." Oh, and we got to pull off a television first: after years of Toronto masquerading as Los Angeles, L.A. got to stand in for T.O. in the episode "Revelation Zero." How cool is that?
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Very few shows start out with such a deep and thought provoking premise. Does seeing and knowing a glimpse of your future, change your actions? or does it cement them? Also, it asks another important question in the sub-text... is a little bit of information ( 2 minutes worth) a potentially dangerous thing? worse than none?

Weaving in some awesome concepts from quantum physics ( without the heavy science-speak), Flash Forward shows how the lives of people are affected and changed, when the world experiences a mysterious "blackout"... during which they see 2 minutes + of their lives, 6 months in the future. Many of them are on courses that are dramatically different than their present.

Did seeing this future, create a chain of events that created this future? Would this future have happened regardless? is it possible to change the future? Are some events so powerful in the course of Life, that they will happen one way or another: what is called " course correction."

the dead come back to life. Were they really dead? Incredible romances are created. Marriages destroyed. Self-sacrifice, and Heroic choices are made, as complex characters both embrace and resist moving into a Future that is happening despite attempts to hold onto a safe and familiar Present.

Woven into this drama is the mystery of What the blackouts were? Who could possibly cause this to happen? And what is the human connection the the logical-rational flow of Time.

This show got a raw deal from the networks, a too-long hiatus and poor scheduling. By the middle of the season it had really found its footing and just kept getting better. Worth the watch, worth the purchase, and definitely worth a second chance for more seasons!

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Flashforward was the show to replace LOST. The networks promoted it as such and some of us even believed it could be as good as the television greatness benchmark. I never thought that it would replace LOST, but I had hoped it would fill the void after LOST went into the great beyond. The show from the start was disappointing. It was never bad just not up to the level of greatness that ABC had promoted it as. The story took a little long to develope and the characters themselves lacked depth for far too long. As the show reached it's hiatus though the stories and characters really kicked into gear. The plot twists we expected from the show finally started to appear. As the show entered hiatus it was really on a roll, and when it came back four months later it really amped up the action with amazing episodes. Some of the stories in the show never really interested me. Like Aaron and his dead daughter. It always seemed seperated from the central mythos and Aaron and Tracy themselves always seemed like they should have been left on the cutting room floor. Thankfully this deadly duo didn't recieve alot of screen time throughout the series and I was greatful. The actors themselves did a great job. They never missed a beat. Dominic Monoughan joining the cast after a few episodes was a welcome treat and was the real start of the story picking up.

When Simon is introduced to the plot another side of the story is revealed. You finally start to see who was behind the blackout, but never to my satisfaction do you find out why they did it. There were some clues that Mark obtained that never seemed to pan out to real revelations, but I can assume that they would have been important to the plot had the show continued. The love triangle between Mark, Olivia, and Lloyd is very well done.
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ABC has done it again! On October 6, 2009 ABC began the superior, complex, cerebral storyline "FlashForward", then totally trashed this fantastic series with discontinuous plot lines and a sporadic broadcast schedule. The season/series end-er left you with that "Will they ever get off the island" feeling. Whether that applies to "FlashForward", "Lost" or "Gilligans Island", all cause you to invest a lot of time for an incomplete story. At least with "Day Break", the story had closure but still left two 'outs' for possible continuation.

It appears that on May 27, 2010, "FlashForward" blacked out for good....

or has it?????
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