The DVD presents very good picture, better than some high budget Hollywood DVDs. Even better was the 5.1 Dolby Digital track. The soundtrack remained low key during the moments that occurred in reality and really kicked into gear when Johnny entered "The Dead Zone."
I recommend this to all fans, not just science fiction ones. Every episode was great and interesting and it had great heart. Go out and buy this now.
Equally important is that Stillson is no longer a thug turned populist demagogue but more of a traditional corrupt politician. This represents the attention paid to developing the key supporting characters. In this version Sarah (Nicole de Boer) is still married with a child, but the child is Johnny's and she is married to Sherrif Walt Bannerman (Chris Bruno), now spared from a fatal encounter of his own with a rabid St. Bernard named Cujo. What would have been a mandatory soap opera love triangle has been avoided, and indeed the two-part "Ascent"/"Descent" near the start of this second season resolves a lot of the inherent tensions in these relationships by bringing them into the open. In this season episodes start focusing on the relationship between Johnny and his son ("Plague," "The Mountain").Read more ›