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Almost Human 11/17/13 Pilot episode

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by betts4, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    I don't see why not, although I wouldn't be too surprised if Fox decides to move Bones back to Mondays and air Almost Human on Fridays.
  2. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Well, to be fair. They did add 80's window louvers and flat paint.
  3. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Where are the self-driving cars?
  4. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I assume the MX's can drive.
  5. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I was kinda hoping they WERE self-driving. Because Dr. McCoy was pretty conspicuously not paying any attention to the road, even by television standards (where usually drivers at least glance forward once in a while when they're having intense conversations with the person next to them).
  6. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    I liked it. SP kept.

    Kennex seemed like a carbon copy of Supernatural's Dean Winchester.
  7. Jonathan_S

    Jonathan_S Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2001
    Gah! I hate it when networks do that. :mad: (Air a pilot and a 2nd episode back to back or only a day or two apart) I assumed I had a week to decide whether I liked it and didn't get around to watching the pilot until last night.

    Now I find I've already missed the 2nd episode and need to go track it down.
  8. tlc

    tlc Member

    May 29, 2002
    I saw a theory posted on the internet somewhere: The Detective is a replicant.
  9. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Interesting. I wonder how that would gel with his visits to the recollectionist - I would think the recollectionist would be able to distinguish as so far it seems that extracting memories from androids involves a very different process.

    Also, (second episode minor spoiler)

    Do androids get "backed up?" I'd think that Dorian's scan of his balls would have yielded other results...
  10. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    There was certainly something odd with the cut from that cylinder with the flashing light to his present.

    The cylinder was never mentioned again. I certainly thought it was a bomb that was going to blow him to bits. He seemed worried too, judging by how he tried to crawl away. But he did not get far.

    If it was a bomb, then he should have taken a lot more damage, if not been killed outright. So, how to explain that he just went into a coma (and had some memory loss)?

    Either it was not a bomb...maybe it was some device that would knock him out and then....uh, something nefarious was done to him? :confused:

    Or if it was a bomb, maybe nothing but his mind survived and they did something to put his mind in a new body? Or maybe not even his mind survived, and he is a replicant with implanted memories?

    Anyway, it certainly seemed like something strange happened there. The fact that they have not talked about it reinforces the strangeness.
  11. frombhto323

    frombhto323 Member

    Jan 24, 2002
    Washington, DC
    I got a Minority Report vibe with a sprinkle of Common Law. Liked the first two eps. I'm hoping for more from the ex-gf story than what has been promised so far, but otherwise seems like it's on the right track.
  12. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    I don't think there is any doubt that the cylinder was a bomb. What do you think ripped his leg off? The fact he was crawling away means his leg took a lot of damage, but probably saved him.
  13. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    You are confusing the thing that took his leg off (which was like a ray gun) with the cylinder flash which was the last thing we were shown from that scene.

    Two different devices.


  14. Gerryex

    Gerryex Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    Land O...
    His leg was already ripped off before the flashing cylinder went off. He was hit by a bullet which seemed to explode upon entry to his leg. He then looks at his now missing leg when the bad guys throw the flashing cylinder. He is crawling away with his leg already gone!


    The post right before mine beat me to it!!!
  15. eddyj

    eddyj Señor Member TCF Club

    Jun 20, 2002
    South Florida
    Ah, you are right! I'd gotten those events mixed up.
  16. Johnny Dancing

    Johnny Dancing Closet Rebel

    Sep 3, 2000
    I liked it so far, we'll see where it goes. My main gripe is the timeline date of the story 2048. Only 35 years from now! This is common with sci-fi I guess (Space Odyssey 2001, 1984)

    I get that many believe the Singularity will happen between 2040 and 2050 if we don't blow ourselves up first, but still all those advancements would be put in place very slowly in a functioning society. It would be more believable if in was set farther out like 2090 when most of us will be long gone.

    In this show's timeline, there are super advanced life-like thinking androids 25 years from now. (his partner was reactivated after being shut down for 10 years). When such androids become possible, the testing and political ramifications before releasing such androids in public would take year and years - let alone letting them be cops.
  17. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

    Apr 19, 2012
    sweet home, al
    same here - when the date was displayed on the screen, i did the math and thought to myself, they were very ambitious with predicting tech advances (compared to the past 35 years).
  18. danterner

    danterner Not it!

    Mar 4, 2005
    Greenacres, FL
    Why impose our reality upon this fictional universe? There's been nothing to suggest that their 2013 was the same as our 2013 is. Maybe in the universe of this story, androids have been around since the 1980's.
  19. john4200

    john4200 Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    I do not have a hard time accepting that there could be a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that could enable the minds of those androids in the timeframe portrayed. The progress of computer hardware and software has been extremely rapid the past few decades, so I could see it continuing to something like an android AI brain.

    What I think is much less likely is that they would be able to power the "muscles" and joints of such a construct. Battery technology has not been improving anywhere near as quickly as has computer technology, and there are indications that lithium is nearing the end of the road anyway. Sci-fi sometimes talks about miniature fusion reactors for power, but I have a hard time accepting that will happen in the next few decades.
  20. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    The whole premise of the show is that technology has begun advancing extremely rapidly and law enforcement is struggling to catch up. If we assume that technology begins to accelerate much more rapidly than it currently is, then it is not that big of a stretch.

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