Almost Human Recruits John Larroquette As Dorian’s Creator: Today In Science & Science Fiction

By David Wharton | 6 years ago

LarroquetteFox’s Almost Human returns from hiatus tonight! That would be the second, two-week hiatus that followed its return after a three-week holiday hiatus. Is there any doubt which network this show is airing on? “Fox: If You Get to Watch Your Show in A Sensible Way, It Was Probably an Accident.”

At any rate, the buddy cop/android cop series is back tonight with a new episode, and we’ll finally get a run of more than three episodes in a row again. Tonight’s outing, “Unbound,” sports two two noteworthy guest stars. Former Night Court actor John Larroquette — he’ll always be Dan Fielding, no matter what else he does — turns up as the scientist who designed Dorian (and the DRN androids in general). We should get some fun moments a la Data and Dr. Noonien Soong from The Next Generation, as well as some insights into the nature of the DRN models and the notion of attempting to grant the droids a human-like personality, rather than the humorless efficiency of the later models.

Also along for the ride is actress/MMA fighter Gina Carano, who played the lead in Steven Soderbergh’s action flick Haywire and then landed a role in Fast & Furious 6. She’ll be playing a DRN as well, the first we’ve seen who wasn’t identical to Dorian. She’s off on a killing spree Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) are tasked with figuring out what her motivations are and putting a stop to it. Naturally, they turn to her maker for help.

Almost Human airs tonight at 8/7c on Fox.

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Intelligence (CBS, 10/9c) — “The Rescue”

Gabriel and Riley cross the border in search of a senator’s daughter who’s being held hostage by a Mexican drug cartel who are demanding that the sale of a U.S. spy satellite be stopped; Lillian discovers a connection between her own father and the kidnappers.

Stem Cell Universe with Stephen Hawking (Science, 10/9c)

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