Season 1 Episode 0

Original Unaired Pilot

Aired Monday 9:00 PM Unknown on NBC
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Original Unaired Pilot
This episode was featured on the Heroes Volume One (Season One) DVD box set and was shown at the 2006 San Diego Comic-Con. It is 72 minutes long and contains many differences from the aired pilot.

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  • perfect

    Me gusta la serie
  • this was a good ep

    in this ep of the origal unaired pilot it was so long that they put it on the first season of the dvd for speicla featurs so that is how you could see it and it showed diffrent things that happen from the aired one that did not happen they showed the painter with his head cut off in this one and it just show more detail then the aired one did with some diffrences i thought and it was very good and the show was intense and that is why i gave it a 9 instead of anythig lowermoreless
Ashley Crow

Ashley Crow

Sandra Bennet

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Thomas Dekker

Thomas Dekker


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James Kyson

James Kyson

Ando Masahashi

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    • The original version of the pilot was 72 minutes long and was different from the aired version in many respects. This version, which originally was shown at Comic Con in San Diego, CA in 2006, is now available as a special feature on the season one DVDs. The title of the original, extended version of this episode was "In His Own Image".

      In the original version of the pilot, when Simone and Peter arrive at Isaac's loft, they find that he has cut off his own hand. These scenes were used in some of the promotional videos for the series, but the script was later changed to the aired version in which Isaac only overdosed.

      In previous versions of the script Issac Mendez was named Diego Medina and Issac Borolo and Hiro Nakamura was named Hiro Tanaka. Simone Deveaux at various points had the last names Devere and Deveraux.

      Also another character, Amid, was in the original pilot but never made it into the actual series. Amid was an engineer in a terrorist cell with radiation powers. He wanted to quit but got pulled back in after the other members of the cell stopped him from hanging himself. The backstory for this character was that he quit on September, 10, 2001 (right before the World Trade Center attack) to run off with an American girl. Who later died of radiation poisoning. Also when he was in high school he was in a foreign exchange program where he stayed with Matt Parkman's family (which tied into Matt's original storyline).

      Sylar was referenced a lot more and appeared (the showed a man in a hat and trench coat who Mohinder called "Sylar?"). His name in this episode was Paul Sylar.

      Finally, D.L.'s original story (which can be found on the deleted scenes) showed him phasing out of jail without being aware of it. Micah took a bus to the prison to see him. Also D.L. wanted to kill Nathan for some reason.


    • Title of Third Act in the Original Pilot: "How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb"

      This is a reference to the classic Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb.