Almost Human pilot review (San Diego Comic Con)

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Almost-Human-Fox-Comic-ConALMOST HUMAN – Executive-produced by Emmy Award winner J.J. Abrams (“Fringe,” “Lost,” the “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible” franchises) and creator J.H. Wyman (“Fringe,” “The Mexican”) and starring Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Michael Ealy (“Sleeper Cell,” “Common Law”) and Emmy Award nominee Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under,”), ALMOST HUMAN is a high-tech, high-stakes action drama set 35 years in the future, when police officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. An unlikely partnership is forged when a part-machine cop (Urban) is forced to pair with a part-human robot (Ealy) as they fight crime and investigate a deeper cover-up in a futuristic new world.

As the second pilot on the San Diego Comic Con / Warner Bros TV Preview night, the ‘Almost Human’ show dives a future where each cop is always assisted by an android (as if the Robocop-program had been a success) to battle to high crime rates. The thing is, there are emotionless and always right. Sure a handy thing, but for most humans – and certainly for cop John Kennex – the lack of emotions is impossible to work with. Stubborn as John is he disagrees in the heat of a gun fight with his android and he gets heavily wounded an. After months recovering he’s asked to return to his job for a special mission; find and fight the same people that got him down months ago. Lucky for him, after an accident wih his android he’ll gets another model.

The story of ‘Almost Human’ works and has many options to keep developing, actors Michael Ealy and Karl Urban are forming a great team that both brings serious CSI-skills as a sense of humor to the show. We might be looking at a combination of Robocop, Total Recall (2012) and Man in Black (without the aliens).

‘Almost Human’ is definitely a show to watch for action sci-fi lovers, it airs this fall on FOX. We’ll give this pilot 4 out of 5 stars!