I've been readung and hearing lots of people comment about Heroes taking storylines and plots from the 4400 and prior to seeing "Our Father" I was not convinced. I've recently started watching the 4400 and now I'm convinced that the writers for heroes must have bought rights to the 4400 storyline or what was written before it was canceled.
1) There's a scientist in the 4400 who was considered the "father of the 4440 ablity" meaning he found a way to mass produce it by creating a formula that would give abilities to those who injected it (the abilities each person got rested solely on their genetic make-up)
2) This doctor also used himself as his first subject to his experiment and at first, failed... gaining lots of mental and physical defects and side effects as a result
In the 4400 there are 2 companies battling against each other.
One is controlled by a man who wants to give random people powers. This man also believes this is the way to save the world
The second company wants to stop the first company and wants to control people with powers and find and lock up people with powers who "miuse them"
The first marine who got the "strength powers" in "Our father" was a leading actor in the 4400.
Lastly, the main hero in the 4400 became stuck in a different world with no escape. sounds alot like hiro
I don'treally care so much about Heores taking aspects of the storyline... I think the ideas in the 4400 were great but were not able to be fully accomplished because of the laxk of money and special effects...now that heroes is in charge of the storyline, I'm sure it will do it justice.