Almost Human Previews

12 11 2013

I know my international friends have been complaining that they haven’t been able to see the 8-minute preview on Hulu.  I thought it was not out there.  I don’t know if this is what Hulu has, but if you combine the first 3-minutes of the show with the additional 8-minute preview, this is going to give you a good idea what the show is like:

Here is the first 3-minutes of the show:

 

 

Here is another 8-minute segment of the show (not exactly right after the original 3 minutes, but HELL YEAH, you have just now gotten to see 11 minutes of the show.

Thank you to @SilkenSoul for testing the links to be sure our international friends could get access to these particular YouTube videos!

Are you excited? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section!





Advanced Screening of Almost Human

17 10 2013

FOX and Eventful are giving fans in three winning cities that Demand it! the most, an advance screening of FOX’s fun, adrenaline-fueled drama ALMOST HUMAN. FOX is putting the power in the hands of the fans to Demand it! and win an exclusive free screening of ALMOST HUMAN anywhere in the country before it premieres Monday, Nov. 4 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

ALMOST HUMAN fans can vote for their cities online NOW at http://eventful.com/almosthuman. In the three cities that receive the highest online vote tally by Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 5:00 PM PT, FOX will host a free advance screening of ALMOST HUMAN at a local theater. Any city in the country has a chance to make it to the Top Three!

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” “Revolution,” “Person of Interest,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator/executive producer J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”), comes ALMOST HUMAN. Starring Karl Urban (the “Star Trek” and “The Lord of the Rings” franchises) and Golden Globe Award nominee Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”), the new series is set approximately 30 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. ALMOST HUMAN will follow the week-to-week missions of JOHN KENNEX (Urban), a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his robot partner, DORIAN (Ealy), as this buddy-cop duo solve cases and fight to keep the lid on dangerously evolved criminals in this futuristic landscape.

ALMOST HUMAN is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc., in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series was created by J.H. Wyman, who wrote the pilot. The series is executive-produced by J.J. Abrams, Wyman and Bryan Burk. 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. “Like” ALMOST HUMAN on Facebook at Facebook.com/AlmostHumanFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @AlmostHumanFOX and join the discussion using #almosthuman. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @AlmostHumanFOX.

(Via Press Release)

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JJ Abrams & JH Wyman Talk About “Almost Human.”

17 10 2013

People are getting very excited about the premiere date approaching for “Almost Human” coming to Fox Broadcasting on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8/7 central followed by “Sleepy Hollow.” J. J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman sit down to talk about it.

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First Look: Almost Human

2 07 2013

AlmostHumanTwitterBoxHaving been a huge Fringe fan, I was expecting great things from this show. It was even better than I expected. As the show opens, it explains that it is the year 2048. The crime rate has increased 400%. Science and technology have evolved at an uncontrollable pace. Unknown drugs and weapons flood the streets and schools. The contraband is controlled and distributed by violent, faceless criminal organizations. Law enforcement implements a new strategy to assign every officer an advanced combat-model android.

The show opens with a great action sequence and the pace of the show continues at the same level. The androids really creep me out. Lili Taylor plays Sandra Maldonado, John Kennex’s (Karl Urban) boss, who needs his help. John is a mental mess. He does not like the android he is assigned and creatively gets rid of him and picks out a model he believes he can work with, Dorian (Michael Ealy). I was pleasantly surprised that Dorian is not like a Data from Star Trek. I was worried that the Michael Ealy ‘s natural swagger would be squashed, but again, I was proven wrong. After a few minutes, you forget he is part robot.

Although this is in our future, the set looks futuristic, but not unrealistic. In true Fringe-like fashion, a science mythos is set up almost immediately. People looking for drama will be satisfied by the action, themes of betrayal, mysterious family connections, and crime-solving. I also took note of possible underlying prejudice. Science fiction fans will be satisfied with all the futuristic-type weapons, androids, technology, a story set in the future, and all things that involve DNA. There is a scene that reminds me of something I saw on the second season of “Sleeper Cell” with a twist. Michael Ealy provides subtle comic relief to an intense storyline. He gives John some tips on how to adjust to his robotic limb. By the end of the pilot, a great partnership takes root.

ALMOST HUMAN provides a little bit of everything to everyone. The only worry I have is that potential viewers who do not like “science fiction things” might dismiss the show outright because it is set in the future. I urge those viewers to watch the show first before making a decision.  Tune in on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8 PM Eastern/7 PM Central for the season premiere.

Thank you to Fox VIP and Fox Broadcasting for the privilege of watching the pilot episode.





Behind The Scenes of “Almost Human” on Fox

14 05 2013

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy (do I need to say more?)





Almost Human Trailer

14 05 2013

Almost Human Trailer is here! It looks fantastic!





Almost Human Coming to Fox

13 05 2013

AlmostHumanTwitterBoxNew York (Monday, May 13, 2013) – Kevin Reilly, Chairman, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company, today unveiled the FOX primetime slate for the 2013-2014 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. 

“This season, we will strategically launch five inventive live-action comedies, four distinctive dramas, our first-ever event series, as well as some innovative new digital initiatives, across the week and throughout the year,” said Reilly. “We’re making the biggest investment in original programming in our history to ensure that FOX continues to engage viewers and move the culture more than any other entertainment brand.”

Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

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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

Follow on Twitter: @AlmostHumanFox

Source: Press Release From Fox Broadcasting





Fringe: The Boy Must Live Preview

5 01 2013

FringeS5Pic2FRINGE on Fox returns on Friday, January 11, 2013 with an all-new episode, “The Boy Must Live”, the last episode before the 2-part series finale on January 18, 2013 with “Liberty” and “An Enemy of Fate.”

This is an emotionally charged episode that starts with a naked Walter in the sensory-deprivation tank trying to unravel clues to finding Donald. Windmark is off to a meeting in New York City in the year 2609, but who exactly is this individual? The scenes between Walter and Peter (especially at the beginning of the episode) filled me with joy and made me cry. Love is such a powerful force, isn’t it? One thing that is not a spoiler, but is funny, is that apparently Peter, as a child, did not like to poop in a public restroom. Too funny.

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We discover what happened to a special character of FRINGE. We learn of Michael’s origins and why he is important. Windmark also has some self-discovery.

The team races forward trying to stay one foot ahead of the Observers. Towards the end, there is another emotional scene with Walter that made my cry, so definitely bring the tissues. And at the end, there may be a snag in their plan which propels us forward to the 2-part series finale on January 18, 2013.

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Thanks again to Fox Broadcasting and the Fox VIP program for allowing me the opportunity to preview the show and sharing with you some of the episode without spoiling it.





Fringe: The Bullet That Saved The World

25 10 2012

Fringe fans! Make sure you have PLENTY of tissues for this episode. The episode begins with explosions and ends with explosions and is filled with forward momentum with The Observers snapping at their heels the whole time. During this episode, our team finds another tape with another clue on how to defeat The Observers which leads them to another city. An old friend returns. Is this friend on the side of The Observers or the resistance? You find out later in this episode. There are more wonderful scenes between Etta and Peter and Etta and Olivia. Etta discovers the meaning behind the keepsake she wears around her neck.

There is a wonderful scene that resembles something that happens in The Matrix. And once again, the Betamax tapes remind me so much of the Dharma Initiative recordings with Dr. Pierre Chang.

Get ready for a twist at the end that you will not be expecting and will blow your mind (and not in a good way). If you aren’t going to be able to watch it live, I suggest avoiding Twitter until you get to see it because fans are going to go crazy and Twitterscream.

Guest stars for this episode include: Peter Abrams, Sean Baden, Noah Beggs, Nathan Dales, Edward Foy, Andrew Hedge, H.A. Hunter, Kasey Kieler, Terrance Leigh, Steve Makaj, Austin Middleton, Phillip Mitchell, Jaren Moore, Graham Myers, Michael Rogers, Jordan Schartner, Alan Silverman, David Thompson, Charles Zuckermann. Very special guest star? Take a guess!  The episode was written by Alison Schapker and directed by David Straiton.

Thank you again FOX VIP for the preview recording of this fantastic episode.  Here is a promo for Friday night’s show:





Fringe “In Absentia”

4 10 2012

Season 5 of FRINGE does not waste a single moment of its remaining time, whether it is moving us forward to stop the Observers, or filling us in on the past 20 years of storyline. In order to unlock Walter’s mind to the plan to stop the observers, they decide the next step is to get to Walter’s lab at Harvard. Unfortunately, it’s an Observer stronghold so they will have to break in. Walter enjoys that idea very much and runs into an old friend along the way. We get some scary glimpses into Etta, the freedom fighter. Apparently fighting our future begins with saving an obsolete item from our real-time history. There are some interesting ways to torture people in the future as well. Once you think something is going one way, you are totally surprised that you are wrong, and give me a new appreciation for the phrase “in a pig’s eye.” Olivia and Etta learn more about each other. The team gains a possible new ally. In the end, we are left with a puzzle that resembles another show that has already aired and a story that resembles a real-life parallel.

Do you really expect me to tell you ACTUAL spoilers? In a pig’s eye.

Tune in to FRINGE Friday night at 9:00 PM Eastern/8:00 central time on FOX.   Guest star is Eric Lange.

Thank you again to OFFICIALFOXVIP for the privilege of seeing the episode in advance.