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ALPHAS: Ryan Cartwright, left,  as Gary Bell, Laura Mennell as Nina Theroux, Malik Yoba as Bill Harken, David Strathairn as Dr. Leigh Rosen, Warren Christie as Cameron Hicks and  Azita Ghanizada as Rachel in the new Syfy series.
ALPHAS: Ryan Cartwright, left, as Gary Bell, Laura Mennell as Nina Theroux, Malik Yoba as Bill Harken, David Strathairn as Dr. Leigh Rosen, Warren Christie as Cameron Hicks and Azita Ghanizada as Rachel in the new Syfy series.

Justin Stephens / syfy
Posted on Saturday, 07.16.11

‘Alphas.’ 10 p.m. Monday. Syfy.

 

Los Angeles Times

 

I don’t know about anyone else, but they had me at David Strathairn.

 

Alphas, Syfy’s new drama about ordinary people with extraordinary powers who come together to fight crime, is a fresh take on an old premise. It’s a sit-up-and-take-notice show that, while not the fanboy catnip Battlestar Galactica once was, should bring many more eyeballs to the struggling network.

 

Created by Zak Penn ( X-Men: The Last Stand, The Incredible Hulk) and Michael Karnow, it boasts a terrific cast, headed by Strathairn, who plays the deceptively paternal leader of a group of “alphas,” whose abilities come with refreshingly believable downsides.

 

The super-strength of former FBI agent Bill Harken (Malik Yoba) comes only in short bursts followed by exhaustion, Rachel Pirzad (Azita Ghanizada) can heighten her senses but only one at a time and at the expense of the other four, Gary Bell (Ryan Cartwright) can process digital information out of thin air but is autistic and Nina Theroux (Laura Mennell) can bend people’s will to her own but … well, it’s not clear what the downside to that is, but no doubt it has something to do with failed relationships.

 

Read in Full:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/07/16/2315603/syfys-alphas-heroes-have-issues.html

 

Related Article

New US Sci-Fi Tv Release – Alphas:

http://www.aspie-editorial.com/2011/07/15/new-us-sci-fi-tv-release-alphas/



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