Those of you who may be sick of all the giveaways that TVgasm has been offering lately should skip this post. Sorry, but when people offer stuff for our readers and it doesn’t involve some pyramid scheme, I feel that it is my duty to let people know. Our latest offer comes in anticipation of the new season of The 4400, which starts this Sunday, June 5th at 9PM EST on the USA Network. Of the shows we have plugged for these offers, The 4400 is the one that is the most likely to have any TVgasm coverage. More on the show and our giveaway after the jump.For those of you who don’t know, The 4400 centers around a group of 4400 people from around the world who had previously gone missing, but were returned to earth around the same time a comet passed Earth. Due to the circumstances surrounding their departure and return, the most plausible answer is an alien abduction.
Why they were taken and why they were brought back is a mystery, but a few things are known. First, no matter how long they have been missing, they returned as if they hadn’t aged a single day. Second, while they were gone, some of them had been changed in some fashion. One person has telekinetic powers, another can heal injured people, a creepy Dakota Fanning-ish girl knows the future, and one woman even returned pregnant (what’s inside, we don’t know).
All of this takes place in the Pacific Northwest, as the aliens were kind enough to drop off all of the people near Seattle, where they are now under the purview of the Department of Homeland Security. Did I mention that you also get a whole lot of Billy Campbell and Michael Moriarity? USA will be playing a marathon on Sunday leading up to the premier of the second season, but you can get some episode rundowns at the official site.
TVgasm doesn’t delve into sci-fi that much, but as the resident sci-fi geek (a very relative term, I assure you), I will say that I did enjoy The 4400 and Battlestar Galactica, and nearly wept when they canceled Firefly. While the acting on the 4400 isn’t bad, the performances aren’t going to blow you away. I do think that it has a different take on the alien abduction theme and possesses some interesting characters as well.
OK, now for what you’ve been waiting for – the contest. For the prize we will be giving away The 4400 Season One on DVD, an official t-shirt, and an official hat. Since I do like the show, you will have to do a little more than simply send your name in to enter, but it’s still not that much effort. For the contest, I would like for you to answer the question “If you were abducted by aliens and only had one CD to take with you, what would it be and why?”. Send your answers to email@example.com with the subject “The 4400″ and your answer to the question in the body of the message. We’ll be taking entries through June 5th.
And remember, you can also win stuff from Six Feet Under and Into the West.