Last night Fox debuted Almost Human, their latest sci-fi police procedural, and it was a damn good time. Keen-eyed genre fans will notice tons of references to other movies and shows, the two leads have a great chemistry together, and there is a ton of potential for this show to become something totally awesome. The two-night premiere continues this evening, and here is a clip from the second episode.
Clocking in at a slim 42 seconds, this video gives you a good idea of some of the show’s high points. You get to witness the back and forth banter between detective John Kennex (Karl Urban) and his robotic partner Dorian (Michael Ealy). He may be mechanical, but his style of droid was made to be as human as possible. In fact, their capacity for emotional responses has lead to them being mothballed or shipped off of the planet to work in space because people don’t like being around them. They’re too human.