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When the slate of shows set to premiere during the 2013-2014 television season were announced, one of the more intriguing shows was the Fox series Almost Human. Created by J.H. Wyman and produced by J.J. Abrams, the show set in the future had Karl Urban and Michael Ealy as cop partners, but with a twist; Ealy was to play an android. With the show’s first season finale airing earlier this week, impressions about the show could now be fully formed. Unfortunately, the first season revealed a show unable to decide what it wanted to be, and was ultimately a letdown, due to a number of problems.
Almost Human has gotten a few things right, chief among them the casting. Giving the role of Dorian the android to Michael Ealy, in particular, is a fantastic choice that has made for enjoyable moments every week. Ealy is »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Sci-fi series don't have a great track record on Fox. Most are cancelled after one season but low-rated Fringe did last five seasons. How long will Almost Human survive? Stay tuned to find out.
Taking place in the future, Almost Human follows the partnership of a distrustful cop (Karl Urban) and an android capable of emotion (Michael Ealy). The cast also includes Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby, and Lili Taylor.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available -- typically the following morning, around 11:30am Est/8:30am Pst. Refresh to see the latest.
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Review Billy Grifter 5 Mar 2014 - 09:45
The last Almost Human of the season provides a fond farewell rather than any platform for the future...
This review contains spoilers.
1.13 Straw Man
The path to get through Almost Human season one has been far from smooth at times. It’s like they’d made Kennex’s artificial leg a little longer than the real one. This isn’t strange for a new series; the creative people behind the show try to judge what’s working, what’s not, and how best to move forward.
From the pilot it was obvious Almost Human had a major success with the combination of Karl Urban and Michael Ealy. It just gelled, and every scene they had together lit up the screen. The issue, and it didn’t really take long to emerge, is what to surround that strong character relationship with.
That’s what Straw Man massively underlined. »
When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Star Trek Into Darkness was directed by J.J. Abrams ("Super 8"), from a screenplay written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Returning for the sequel are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zoë Saldana, and Anton Yelchin. Joined by new cast members »
From VancouverFilm.Net, Sneak Peek extended footage from the Season Finale of executive producer Jj Abrams' Vancouver-lensed 'cops 'n clones' Fox TV series, "Almost Human" and the episode titled "Straw Man", airing March 3, 2014 :
"...in 'Straw Man', 'Det. Kennex' (Karl Urban) and 'Dorian' (Michael Ealy) investigate a string of murders by a killer whom Kennex’s father (guest star John Diehl) put in jail. As the investigation unfolds, biotechnology from the future sheds light on crimes of the past.
"Meanwhile, Dorian receives his performance evaluation since being reactivated..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Almost Human: Straw Man"...
- Michael Stevens
This evening marks the season finale of Almost Human on Fox. Will it also be the last episode? Should this sci-fi series be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
Almost Human takes place in the future and follows the partnership of a distrustful cop (Karl Urban) and an android who's capable of emotion (Michael Ealy). The cast also includes Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby, and Lili Taylor.
The show debuted on a Sunday in mid-November and drew a 3.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 9.18 million total viewers. It was a very healthy start, thanks in part to the fact that it had an NFL game as a lead-in. The numbers dropped more than 26% for episode two on the following night.
Over the course of the season, Almost Human's ratings have been on the decline and now »
There are no cliffhangers or surprises in the Almost Human season 1 finale, yet J.H. Wyman’s futuristic drama continues to deliver thoroughly enjoyable, episodic adventures to the end. The question now: Is it enough to garner a season 2?
In this week’s finale, “Straw Man,” written by co-executive producers Alison Schapker and Graham Roland, Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) stumble upon a string of murders which copy that of a serial killer Kennex’s father put away. As Kennex digs further into his father’s case files, he finds out that an innocent man may have been wrongly put behind bars. Elsewhere, Dorian receives a performance evaluation – one which could lead to him being decommissioned.
Chances are, ...
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- Anthony Ocasio
Tonight is the season finale for Almost Human, and we are really really hoping it isn’t the series finale. Lots of things go into a network’s decision to renew or not, and season pickups aren’t usually announced until late April, so it certainly wouldn’t hurt to have a lot of social media chatter and live viewing. Let’s get on that, Almost Human fans.
To prepare us for the finale, we have three clips to check out. Fox has been good about not putting anything very spoilery in the clips, so you can watch them without worrying that you’ll know too much ahead of time. Here’s the quick synopsis, followed by the clips:
Kennex and Dorian investigate a string of murders by a copycat of a serial killer whom Kennex’s father put in jail.
Clip: Almost Human – 113 Straw Man: The Straw Man Strikes »
- Erin Willard
It looks like the slow news weeks are finally behind us, and as the further we get into the new year the more updates we have on exciting new movie and TV projects. This week we saw some movement on films like James Bond 24, Sandman, and Fast and Furious 7; heard yet another glimmer of hope for a Dredd sequel from Karl Urban, and learned that NBC was reviving a show that was, for its first season anyway, a worldwide phenomenon.
We also have a few hints about more Indiana Jones films and may finally, finally have a casting announcement for Star Wars Episode VII. Not even Jj Abrams can keep everything in his mystery box forever! But hey, what are you listening to me for? See for yourself and jump right in to this week’s updates…
- James Garcia
It may not have set the box office alight, but the 2012 reboot Dredd certainly won its fair share of fans, many of whom are still holding out hope for a second outing for Karl Urban's Lawman of the Future. Well, those hopes have been raised this week, with Urban stating at Destination Star Trek Frankfurt (via WhatCulture) that "conversations" have been taking place with the studio about a sequel, which would reunite The Lord of the Rings and Star Trek star with writer-producer Alex Garland.
As it happens Garland has plans for three movies (read what he had to say about his Dredd trilogy at the 2012 London Film and Comic-Con here), and with the film performing well on home video, it seems that a sequel is certainly not beyond the realms of possibility. Would you like to see Urban don the helmet once again? Let us know in the »
- Gary Collinson
Review Billy Grifter 26 Feb 2014 - 10:12
Will Almost Human reach its much-deserved second season? Here's Billy's review of the penultimate episode of the first...
This review contains spoilers.
If, like me, you expected this episode to return to the larger story arc and be a set-up for the season finale, you were probably massively disappointed by Beholder. In terms of the development of the show though, it wasn’t bad by any stretch of the imagination. Instead of a way in to the finale, we were given an entirely self-contained story that reworked the Darkman premise, with just a twist of The Twilight Zone.
The basic plot showed someone damaged by a medical experiment cherry-picking their new face from disparate parts of other people, with the unfortunate side effect of killing them to get their DNA. The plot never actually explained why the DNA couldn’t be gathered without the nano-bots, »
Karl Urban's "Judge Dredd" reboot, called "Dredd," hit theaters in 2012 and went on to become a massive flop, grossing only $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million. But unlike the Sylvester Stallone film, which has an abysmal 18% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes, "Dredd" has an impressive 78%, which means that critics enjoyed it. It turns out that fans enjoyed it as well, since "Dredd" become somewhat of a hit on DVD and Blu-ray. But despite that, Lionsgate had no interest in developing a sequel. Soon after, Urban said that a sequel may happen, but it would require for fans to be vocal about it. Apparently fans listened and have been requesting "Dredd 2," because now, Urban revealed that there have been conversation with the studio and writer Alex Garland about doing a second installment. And that it may actually happen. »
It may yet happen. Don't give up all hope! Last summer we reported news that there might be a positive spin on the once-thought-dead sequel to Dredd, the rebooted comic book series starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd from writer/producer Alex Garland. Now we have another early 2014 update that things are brewing and "discussions" are happening. A report from the Las Vegas Star Trek this week includes a quick mention of the Dredd sequel, and that Karl Urban says that "conversations are taking place between the studio, the director and writer". Sounds great to me, let's keep pushing for this and make it happen, sooner than later. Here's the section from the What Culture post from the Las Vegas Star Trek convention (via The Playlist): Karl Urban came on last and one of the first questions asked was if there is any chance of Dredd sequel. In what »
- Alex Billington
The last word we heard on the prospect of a "Dredd" sequel came last spring, when producer Adi Shankar said "probably not" when asked about a followup. It's hard to fault the logic, considering the franchise reboot earned a measly $35 million worldwide on a budget of $50 million, and the helmeted hero barely registering with audiences. But it seems DVDs are keeping hope alive. At the Destination Star Trek Frankfurt event (which we didn't even know was a thing), Karl Urban was in attendance for fans, and when asked about "Dredd 2," Urban replied that "conversations" were happening thanks to the first film's performance on home video. Apparently, there is some form of chatter happening between Lionsgate, screenwriter Alex Garland and director Peter Travis. Who really knows what the extent of the talks are, but we'd guess that the first question to be addressed will be how to find an audience that »
- Kevin Jagernauth
2012's Dredd 3D was a pretty badass movie, and even though it didn't do very well at the box office, it did do pretty well with DVD and Blu-ray sales and found a decent sized audience. Fans like me were excited about the possibility of a sequel. Unfortunately, it didn't look like it was going to happen. Now the film's star, Karl Urban, says there's a chance!
While attending a Star Trek convention in Germany, Urban said that there have been conversations with screenwriter Alex Garland and Lionsgate about bringing a second chapter to life on the big screen.
I was really hoping we would see a sequel to Dredd, but over time I just gave up on it. That hope is now reignited, and it would be so amazing if a sequel actually happened.
Via: What Culture »
- Joey Paur
Featuring on our best of 3D films feature was Dredd. The film’s lead, Karl Urban has recently admitted that we could still see sequel. The actor was one of the attendees at Destination Star Trek in Frankfurt and during a press conference he revealed that ‘conversations’ have been taking place between the studio, director and writer Alex Garland.
Speaking at the 2012 London Film and Comic Con, Garland spoke of his desire to create a trilogy, stating that he had a clear path in mind. He spoke of the sequel delving into Dredd’s past with the third installment introducing the Dark Judges. During this Q and A it was made clear that the film would have to hit a target amount at the box office which it failed to do.
Whilst not setting the box office alight the film has found itself a cult audience upon the home entertainment release. »
- Kat Smith
The campaign for a sequel to 2012’s Dredd shows no sign of abating, but as of yet, there has been no official word on anything actually happening. Still, that isn’t stopping the current incumbent of the helmet and the scowl, Karl Urban, from talking it up.Urban’s most recent piece of fan-tantalising disclosure happened at a Destination Star Trek event in Germany (covered via Screen Rant). An early question from the audience had nothing to do with his role in the rebooted Trek franchise, but instead asked about progress on another Dredd.While he couldn’t speak to anything truly official Urban did say that “conversations” had been taking place, which points to Lionsgate and the producers at least starting a dialogue about a follow-up, based on the success of the film’s home entertainment release. The actor also repeated his disappointment in the marketing around the original »
By all accounts, 2012′s Dredd was one of the most faithful comic book adaptations committed to screen. Avoiding the usual attempts at watering down subject matter for a PG-13 rating, Dredd went whole-hog, allowing for a high body count and rough action in dystopic wasteland. It was dark, it was bloody, and it was a massive box-office failure. But fans of the film still hold out for a Dredd 2, and now star Karl Urban has given them a glimmer of hope.
During the “Destination Star Trek” event in Frankfurt (via Screen Rant), Urban fielded questions about the problems behind Dredd and the possibilities of Dredd 2. He frankly admits what fans have been saying all along: that the marketing campaign on Dredd left a lot to be desired, and failed to garner the kind of interest that most comic book films can now depend on.
But all is not lost when it comes to a sequel, »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
There.s no shame in keeping the flame going, even if it seems like it.s been snuffed out. Which is why fans continue to hope against hope that their beloved Judge Dredd will return to the big screen, preferably with Karl Urban behind the mask. 2012.s Dredd only grossed $35 million worldwide, significantly below expectations, putting the kibosh on a planned onscreen relaunch of Mega City One.s top cop. And yet, fans will bend over backwards to find a way to justify more, pointing to DVD sales, cable popularity and the continued affordability of Urban as reasons we could see a Dredd 2. Urban seems like one of the industry.s good guys, so he.s not going to kill Dredd 2 right in front of our eyes, even as he continues to suit up for Fox.s Almost Human. According to WhatCulture, while visiting the Destination Star Trek Convention in »
When it was released back in 2012, Dredd 3D did not have a great showing at the box office, taking in an abysmal $13.4 million domestically and $22.2 million in international markets for a worldwide total of $35.6 million. Despite these numbers, the comic book adaptation starring Karl Urban as Judge Dredd was well-received by critics and fans alike, many of whom have been clamoring for a sequel. During a recent press conference in Germany, Karl Urban revealed that a follow-up may actually happen.
The actor said that "conversations" are currently ongoing between Lionsgate and screenwriter Alex Garland. While he agreed that the box office performance was poor, he added that the studio has taken note that the movie has found an audience on Blu-ray and DVD.
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