ALMOST HUMAN Premieres this weekend on FOX

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By Craig Thornton

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 an action-packed police procedural set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids.

The year is 2048. Meet Detective 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, he lost one of his legs and he is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage.

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I aksed my Journalism 101 students to view the pilot and give a succint opinion.  Each studen'ts opinion follows their initials below:

BL

With multiple twists and plenty of murder and mayhem the action of Almost Human is sure to impress even the skeptical viewer. … Almost Human… is almost perfect.

TM

Almost Human left me with more questions than it did answers, yet it was difficult for the show to keep my attention.    

DB

Overall this was a good exciting series with great special effects and state of the art weapons.

KW

Although the technology I thought the show was lacking some originality and reminded me of watching a video game.

TL

This pilot laid the stonework for a brilliant series and ends with a cliffhanger, where millions of viewers will hang onto the edge of their seats, yearning for something more.

AB

The two lead actors work well together and complement each other’s personalities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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