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ALMOST HUMAN at Comic-Con 2013: Live-Blog

July 19, 2013 by  

The new Fox series, ALMOST HUMAN, will be having its Comic-Con panel debut with an official screening/panel hybrid, today at 4 PM PT.

I’ll be live-blogging the panel when it officially starts (probably around 4:45 PM PT), but in the meantime, here is the official panel description: “In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From creator J. H. Wyman (Fringe) and J. J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions, Almost Human tells the story of Detective John Kennex and his synthetic partner Dorian, who must learn to work together in order to survive. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Almost Human premieres this fall on FOX.”

 4:52: Why make the show? “I wanted to keep FRINGE fans happy,” creator J.H. Wyman says.

4:53: Karl says J.J. Abrams told him about this and Karl says he realized “I would be a fool to turn this down.” He says, “I am so thrilled to be a part of this…it’s going to blow your mind.”

4:54: Michael says two of the people he wanted to base his character on Jeff Bridges as Star Man and Robert Patrick’s TERMINATOR character.

4:55: Should we trust Minka’s character? Maaaybe. She teases there are aspects we might be wary of. “And that’s [saying] enough,” J.H. says.

4:56: “Whatever floats your boat, honestly,” Karl says when the idea of human/robot romance is floated.

4:57: Lili says that her role was originally written for a male, but they were willing to make it into a woman, which she praises.

4:57: “Joel rescued me from dismembered corpses and bodies,” producer Naren says of moving to ALMOST HUMAN after years on procedurals.

4:59: Yes, they are open to having FRINGE people on the show.

5:00: “Life is inspired by connections you make,” J.H. says of what comes next. He says there’s a dark side to tech, and they are going to examine that. “I truly believe the best science fiction always reverts back to what it’s like to be human.” And, as they note, the bromance. Karl thanks the fans for waiting to see them.

5:02: And that’s it!

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3 Responses to “ALMOST HUMAN at Comic-Con 2013: Live-Blog”

  1. JaniceLG on July 19th, 2013 8:44 pm

    Sorry, but I really don’t like Joel’s answer to why he wrote AH. Just write a good, honest scifi show. I don’t want a love letter to the fans, just a good, well-written, creative show. The actors in AH are amazing and very well established so he’s got a leg up there.

    Scifi fans know what grounds a good scifi show. Humanity in scifi didn’t start w/ Fringe, its’ been around forever. I know he loves us Fringe fans, but it’s really ok for it to end (as much as I hate to admit that). We don’t need to see Fringe actors (please, please no JN, JJ, AT, JN). I’m sure we’ll see some of the Canadian actors we see on every Vancouver show.

    And I really think JJ Abrams/Bad Robot needs to break away from network TV. Get into cable where 13-episode TV is normal and there seems to be less control by the network.

    We really need the JJ/Pinkner combo back. I think that will be the next thing that gets the Alias/LOST/Fringe people going.

  2. cake on July 20th, 2013 12:55 am

    “I wanted to keep FRINGE fans happy,”

    Wyman’s BS starts strong and early.

  3. Um.... on July 20th, 2013 4:13 am

    Um… I think he was joking guys.