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Old 05-14-2013, 03:10 PM  
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ALMOST HUMAN From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”), comes ALMOST HUMAN. Starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”) and Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”), the new series is an action-packed police drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. The year is 2048. Meet JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much – except that his partner was killed; his girlfriend, ANNA MOORE (guest star Mekia Cox, “Crazy, Stupid, Love.,” “Undercovers”), left him after the attack; and he lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage. Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the “psychological rejection of his synthetic body part,” John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain SANDRA MALDONADO (Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor, “Six Feet Under,” “Ransom”). By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43. But he abruptly terminates his partnership after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. So technician RUDY LOM (Mackenzie Crook, “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise) introduces John to DORIAN (Ealy), a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these “flaws” that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian’s understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them. As he adjusts to working with his new partner, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues, including the eager and somewhat starstruck Detective VALERIE STAHL (Minka Kelly, “Friday Night Lights,” “(500) Days of Summer”) and the distrustful Detective RICHARD PAUL (Michael Irby, “Law Abiding Citizen,” “The Unit”), who does not welcome John back with open arms. ALMOST HUMAN will follow the week-to-week missions of John and Dorian, as they fight crime across this futuristic landscape, while the mysteries surrounding his attack and the larger mythology of this new world unfold. ALMOST HUMAN is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series is created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and Wyman. Kathy Lingg (“Person of Interest,” “Revolution,” “Fringe”) and Reid Shane (“Fringe”) are co-executive producers. Brad Anderson (“Fringe,” “The Killing”) directed and served as co-executive producer on the pilot.

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Warner Bros. Television, Bad Robot Productions, Bonanza Productions Inc.

CREATOR/WRITER: J.H. Wyman

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, J.H. Wyman

CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Brad Anderson (pilot), Kathy Lingg, Reid Shane

DIRECTOR: Brad Anderson

CAST: Karl Urban as John Kennex, Michael Ealy as Dorian, Minka Kelly as Valerie Stahl, Michael Irby as Richard Paul, Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom, Lili Taylor as Maldonado
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:14 PM   #31
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:49 PM   #32
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:12 PM   #33
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IMO, this is a solid show based on its two part premiere.
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Old 11-19-2013, 02:47 AM   #34
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I think the problem with it is that Karl Urban's character is useless. He just serves as a chauffeur for the android, who is solving all the cases.

I want one of those sexbots though.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:11 AM   #35
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I haven't read through this thread because of spoiler but I am going to watch the pilot episode on Hulu+/chromecast tonight
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:07 PM   #36
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Decent so far. I enjoyed it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:29 AM   #37
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This is the best of the lot. I have to disagree with the Karl Urban character being useless. He was the entire force behind the first episode. Its almost like a Kirk/Spock teaming with the emotional leader using his gut instincts being guided by the logical first mate who brings the technical knowledge.

The second lost a little zing going for the T&A angle. I'm waiting for the android to have his breakdown.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:56 AM   #38
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Not sure why it's being panned. Sure, the territory isn't new ("Blade Runner", Data from "ST: TNG", "Robocop") but it's well done, especially for TV. Might have a better chance of survival on SyFy, though.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:42 AM   #39
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Old 11-21-2013, 02:29 PM   #40
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I have it recorded, haven't watched it yet.
Same.

Too much TV to keep up with.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:19 PM   #41
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Same.

Too much TV to keep up with.
Watching it right now, actually.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:30 PM   #42
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Watching it right now, actually.
I just finished Supernatural and NCIS and am halfway through tonight's Elementary.

And just realized my DVR deleted the Sunday AH pilot to make room for something else on Tuesday. On Demand it is. Sometime.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:57 PM   #43
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Watched the pilot and the first episode. I really enjoyed it.
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:38 AM   #44
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This is the best of the lot. I have to disagree with the Karl Urban character being useless. He was the entire force behind the first episode. Its almost like a Kirk/Spock teaming with the emotional leader using his gut instincts being guided by the logical first mate who brings the technical knowledge.

The second lost a little zing going for the T&A angle. I'm waiting for the android to have his breakdown.
are you referring to The Shield? Because if you are, I don't see how those shows can even contend.

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Old 11-23-2013, 11:16 AM   #45
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I enjoyed the first 2 episodes. It is basically I, Robot without the big computer. But I thought the humor was good and I care about the character. As long as they come up with a decent plot it should be good.
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