Here's he's talking about how the up and coming sci-fi series for USA Network is less about UFO's and abduction and more about people:
The show is less about that phenomenon than it is about what happens when people's lives are interrupted in an extraordinary way. How do they go about putting themselves back together? How do they deal with now suddenly being part of a new minority? How will (some of them) reconcile the fact that almost everyone they knew has lived their lives and are now gone, but they haven't aged a day. What if you were Rip Van Winkle?via [ boing boing ]
And of course there will be other strange phenomenon the 4400 are going to have to deal with. They've been changed in some way while they were gone and these changes will slowly being to manifest themselves -- much to the surprise of both our heroes and the 4400 themselves.
Soylent Green is people! It's people!