Almost Human (2013–2014)
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A gang of criminals try to get their demands by taking some hostages. But as it turns out, this was just a diversion to take away police attention from the real crime scene - palladium ... See full summary »

Director:

Larry Teng

Writers:

J.H. Wyman (creator), Justin Doble | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Karl Urban ... Detective John Kennex
Michael Ealy ... Dorian
Minka Kelly ... Detective Valerie Stahl
Mackenzie Crook ... Rudy Lom
Michael Irby ... Detective Richard Paul
Lili Taylor ... Captain Sandra Maldonado
Damon Herriman ... Lucas Vincent impersonator
Emily Rios ... Paige
Joe Smith ... MX (voice)
Anthony Konechny ... MX-43 '1'
Darren E. Scott ... MX-43 '2'
Garfield Wilson ... MX-43 '3'
Richard Stroh ... Boone
Kam Kozak ... Danny
Max Boateng ... Gregor
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A gang of criminals try to get their demands by taking some hostages. But as it turns out, this was just a diversion to take away police attention from the real crime scene - palladium robbery. Written by Raj

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Detective John Kennex: "Yeah. Boring conversation anyway." As Han Solo said in the detention block while rescuing Princess Leia. This line has been used in many shows and movies. See more »

Goofs

When the Chinese lady is speaking to the female police officer, and she says, "And we couldn't get insurance. We just waited, day after day..." the auto translator finishes translating her sentence into English before she finishes speaking in Chinese. See more »

Quotes

Dorian: My Dynamic Voltage Scaling has been damaged by the bullet.
Detective John Kennex: You want to say that a little less complicated?
Dorian: I won't be able to walk in five minutes.
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Connections

References Die Hard (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Sun Up. Wake Up
Written by Jeremy Little
Performed by Jeremy Little
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This series is off to a good start
26 November 2013 | by dtatzSee all my reviews

This series doesn't pretend to be original, which is just fine. Instead it does a very good job blending familiar concepts.

I like decent sci fi. Now people may complain about material being familiar, but it doesn't mean the material this is borrowing from was done well before. Sci-fi as a genre has an awful lot of garbage.

So this show is fulfilling that role, while being a decent crime drama. But here is what I really appreciate. Rather than being sci-fi by name only, as in we throw cool hi tech devices in there just to look cool, each story, thus far, has tapped into familiar events, while reinterpreting them for how they would be with this future tech. It does this very well, showcasing how advanced technology makes it easier for bad men to do bad things, but also showing how it can help the protagonists.

Simply put, this episode, and the series has good mechanics. I am really liking the chemistry between Urban / Ealy, the visual effects are solid, the comedy generally feels appropriate and not forced and works, and each episode so far seems to try and include bits of substance.

My assessment, it's not a "game changer", instead it's a better crime drama than most crime dramas, and it's better science fiction than a lot of current science fiction. And so long as that continues, I will take it.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2013 (USA) See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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