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Old June 10 2013, 03:45 AM   #1
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J.J. Abrams Almost Human

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Old June 10 2013, 05:18 AM   #2
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

And?
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Old June 10 2013, 03:12 PM   #3
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Gonna have to be in the execution, because the premise is well-worn.
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Old June 10 2013, 07:14 PM   #4
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The trailer I saw looked pretty good. A very I, Robot vibe to it. (movie, not book)
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Old June 11 2013, 03:16 AM   #5
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It is the second televison series that features a android as a cop. The first one was Future Cop. Whice was a short live series, that only eight episodes were made.

Will Almost Human be a hit show? Only four television series that has a android as a main character in it, had stay on for four or more season.

They are.
Small Wonder: 4 seasons
Star Trek The Next Generation: 7 seasons
Andromeda: 5 seasons
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Old June 11 2013, 03:22 AM   #6
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

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It is the second televison series that features a android as a cop. The first one was Future Cop. Whice was a short live series, that only eight episodes were made.

Will Almost Human be a hit show? Only four television series that has a android as a main character in it, had stay on for four or more season.

They are.
Small Wonder: 4 seasons
Star Trek The Next Generation: 7 seasons
Andromeda: 5 seasons
New Battlestar Galactica: Think it was 5 seasons?
You've never heard of Holmes and Yoyo? How about Mann and Machine?
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Old June 11 2013, 03:44 AM   #7
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Other shows with android main or recurring characters include My Living Doll, Get Smart, Red Dwarf, Space Cases, Eureka, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. Maybe one could make a case for Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, if one defined "android" broadly enough. Although, granted, none of those with android main characters lasted four seasons or more, so yenny's right there.
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Old June 11 2013, 05:22 AM   #8
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

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New Battlestar Galactica: Think it was 5 seasons?
It was 4.

Anyhoo, isn't Almost Human the show everyone describes as Alien Nation with robots?
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Old June 11 2013, 05:25 AM   #9
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

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New Battlestar Galactica: Think it was 5 seasons?
It was 4.

Anyhoo, isn't Almost Human the show everyone describes as Alien Nation with robots?
The mismatched partner trope didn't begin with Alien Nation.
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Old June 11 2013, 05:27 AM   #10
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
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New Battlestar Galactica: Think it was 5 seasons?
It was 4.

Anyhoo, isn't Almost Human the show everyone describes as Alien Nation with robots?
The mismatched partner trope didn't begin with Alien Nation.
Didn't say it did. Just repeating what others have already said.
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Old June 13 2013, 03:25 AM   #11
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

Futurama's another notable show with a main android character that survived past four seasons.

And this looks pretty... eh. But I'll probably give it a look.
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Old June 13 2013, 04:01 AM   #12
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

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Anyhoo, isn't Almost Human the show everyone describes as Alien Nation with robots?
I can see how it could be described that way, but I've never heard anyone call it that until now.


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Futurama's another notable show with a main android character that survived past four seasons.
It's quite a stretch to call Bender an android. He's a bipedal robot, but the term "android" in its science-fiction usage traditionally refers to something more human-looking, particularly something that can pass for human or nearly so.
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Old June 13 2013, 04:10 AM   #13
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It's quite a stretch to call Bender an android. He's a bipedal robot, but the term "android" in its science-fiction usage traditionally refers to something more human-looking, particularly something that can pass for human or nearly so.
It means manlike. He looks like a man to me. I tend to see androids as robots which recognizably ape human design - two arms, two legs, etc.

In short C-3PO is an android, but R2-D2 is not.
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Old June 13 2013, 04:28 AM   #14
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You know, I'm leery of the buddy cop, procedural premise, but this looks like it has a plethora of sf trappings that might make it worth seeing. Getting Karl Urban to star has my attention, too; he's not exactly a major star, but for the past twelve years he's mainly been a movie actor.
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Re: J.J. Abrams Almost Human

Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
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yenny wrote: View Post
New Battlestar Galactica: Think it was 5 seasons?
It was 4.

Anyhoo, isn't Almost Human the show everyone describes as Alien Nation with robots?
The mismatched partner trope didn't begin with Alien Nation.
Might have been Gilgamesh and Enkidu for that one, though the writer might have cribbed someone, I suppose.
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