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Evildrider
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on: May 13, 2013, 06:26:14 PM

Official Trailer.

Police drama set 35 years in the future centers around the unlikely partnership between a part-machine cop and a part-human robot.

I'm in, looks decent plus Karl Urban.
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Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 06:53:22 PM

Premieres on Fridays this Fall awesome, for real
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Reply #2 on: May 13, 2013, 07:16:01 PM

It'll be going up against Grimm I think.
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Reply #3 on: May 13, 2013, 07:19:36 PM

Guessed wrong, it's on Mondays. Which will push Bones to Fridays, boo!
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Reply #4 on: May 13, 2013, 07:23:17 PM

That looks really good.  Shall we start the pool on how long before Fox starts shuffling it around?

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Reply #5 on: May 13, 2013, 07:29:20 PM

Mondays are a rough slot too.  I predict that if it doesn't do well they'll move Bones back to Mondays and push this to Fridays.  Bones has a strong enough fanbase that it will do fine on Fridays.  Plus I think Bones is gonna end soonish, if not this next season the one after.
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Reply #6 on: May 14, 2013, 02:01:24 PM

I am so there for the three weeks it will take Fox to completely fuck this show up with scheduling snafus.

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Reply #7 on: May 14, 2013, 03:38:59 PM

That looks awesome.

Can't wait for it to be canceled.
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Reply #8 on: May 14, 2013, 04:19:24 PM

Yes Please.

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Reply #9 on: May 14, 2013, 08:29:23 PM

Yeah - I'm in. Trailer looked surprisingly good and I'm a bit of a Karl Urban fanboy.
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Reply #10 on: July 15, 2013, 11:40:09 AM

Glad I checked to see if there was a thread, but here's a poster and a link to the trailer.

Looks promising. Still a bit too "clean" for my tastes. I like my future urban stuff a lot more gritty, but I really enjoy Urban in everything, so will give it a shot.


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Reply #11 on: November 18, 2013, 09:41:20 PM

This show is pretty good.
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Reply #12 on: November 18, 2013, 10:22:40 PM

Fuck, FOX changed the premiere date so many times I forgot to record this. Oh well.
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Reply #13 on: November 18, 2013, 10:34:09 PM

First episode seemed good, it's got a really great angle. I am cautious though because I'm worried this could lose itself in the technobabble.

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Reply #14 on: November 19, 2013, 09:10:05 AM

First episode was ok if you ignored every single cop and sci fi show cliche they managed to fit in there.  The second episode was an improvement though.

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Reply #15 on: November 19, 2013, 09:28:59 AM

My only problem with the first episode was that
but on the whole I enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to watching the second ep later.
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Reply #16 on: November 19, 2013, 10:53:26 AM

The first episode wasn't terrible but I thought the second one was rubbish.  I waited throughout the entire episode for the sad human cop and his very sensitive robot's first kiss but it never happened.  I have to say, however, that when they looked so lovingly at each other  it made me a little misty-eyed.  I found the dialog and plot to be predictable and kind of boring.  The cop should have stayed angry or something, I think.  I was embarrassed for the lovey dovey robot.  However, I do like the cars.  When I saw the completely round one on the highway, I thought Number Six was going to pop out. 

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Reply #17 on: November 19, 2013, 10:58:17 AM

Watched the first episode and while I wasn't BLOWN AWAY ZOMG, it was a very solid episode especially for a pilot. The two main characters seem to have found their footing in their roles very early and the tech was well-done. The tech was also very understated which I love - the writers didn't feel the need to hit you over the head with technobabble explanations that will get lost on non-sci fi geeks quickly.

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Reply #18 on: November 19, 2013, 12:13:32 PM

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Ealy's got solid chemistry with most of the people he plays off of and Urban is Urban.

I like it so far.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #19 on: November 19, 2013, 12:17:25 PM

I enjoyed the rerun on Sunday night, but I'm disappointed its on Mondays instead of Wednesdays when I have nothing to watch.  DVR it is!

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Reply #20 on: November 19, 2013, 01:23:22 PM

Did not read the recent entries in this thread because I have not seen Monday's second episode, but it strikes me that the last season of Fringe looks like it was a test run for this show.  I liked Urban in the pilot, but they need to slow the show down a bit and develop the characters.  The thing that worked with Lost was that the entire 2 hour pilot was pretty much character development.  They need that in his shows.

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Reply #21 on: November 19, 2013, 01:33:59 PM

2nd episode had a lot of character development. The robot partner starts to make more sense.
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Reply #22 on: November 19, 2013, 02:33:55 PM

Fuck, FOX changed the premiere date so many times I forgot to record this. Oh well.

Fortunately, I had set a blanket series recording as soon as it showed up in the guide, so I got both of the first two episodes.  It's good, so far, although I hope they do more with why the 'emotional' robots were discontinued.

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Reply #23 on: November 19, 2013, 02:49:46 PM

Fuck, FOX changed the premiere date so many times I forgot to record this. Oh well.

Fortunately, I had set a blanket series recording as soon as it showed up in the guide, so I got both of the first two episodes.  It's good, so far, although I hope they do more with why the 'emotional' robots were discontinued.

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Given some of dorians responses I am guessing at some point the emotional ones realize humans treat robots ad disposable slaves and rebelled or just said fuck you I won't work for "the man" any more.
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Reply #24 on: November 19, 2013, 03:09:51 PM

First episode was promising.  Second, not so much.  I can see it getting kind of old though in that it seems to be just a standard cop procedural with some "reverse the polarities" technobabble thrown in to move from scene to scene.  But if the cast has enough charisma I guess it could work.  No one except Dorian and Gareth from the Office has made an impression on me yet though.
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Reply #25 on: November 19, 2013, 03:52:56 PM

I just saw the pilot and I must say I was impressed; especially with the acting.  Really, this show is just Cyberpunk2020 from the Cop's perspective; which would seem too niche at first glance, until you realize the possible directions they can go (assuming they channel neuromancer et. al).

It has a lot of potential, but it'll be predicated on the amount of world-building they're willing to do, e.g. not over-doing the cop-drama aspects.  That being said, the show ended with me wondering "exactly why the heck we don't already have a Cyberpunk TV series."

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Reply #26 on: November 19, 2013, 04:02:59 PM

I liked when he's going to that black market area for those memory treatments, it's chiba city right out of neuromancer.
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Reply #27 on: November 19, 2013, 04:13:08 PM

I liked when he's going to that black market area for those memory treatments, it's chiba city right out of neuromancer.

The still shot was pretty much stolen from BladeRunner.

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Reply #28 on: November 20, 2013, 02:41:44 AM

This is a good show so far. Which means it won't be long till FOX moves it to Fridays awesome, for real Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #29 on: November 20, 2013, 04:53:52 AM

I'm enjoying it and my boss started with the second episode and didn't feel like he was missing anything.  Urban rocks and the tech is cool.  Don't fuck this up Fox!
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Reply #30 on: November 20, 2013, 10:29:47 AM

I like the smart, yet hawt analyst girl in this show too - who for once isn't overbearingly 'perfect' and annoying.  Much like the show as a whole, most everything has flaws which adds character.

Haemish, having scriptwriting urges?  This is the show for you no?

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Reply #31 on: November 20, 2013, 11:11:54 AM

I like the smart, yet hawt analyst girl in this show too - who for once isn't overbearingly 'perfect' and annoying.  Much like the show as a whole, most everything has flaws which adds character.

Haemish, having scriptwriting urges?  This is the show for you no?

She has the prettiest smile ever.

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Reply #32 on: November 20, 2013, 11:23:29 AM

Do you mean the one who was really inappropriately dressed for being a police officer?  The one that the main dude who's name I can't remember offhand apparently likes?  Also, why is the stereotypically socially inept science geek kept in what looks like a dungeon?

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Reply #33 on: November 20, 2013, 11:27:56 AM

I like the smart, yet hawt analyst girl in this show too - who for once isn't overbearingly 'perfect' and annoying.  Much like the show as a whole, most everything has flaws which adds character.

Haemish, having scriptwriting urges?  This is the show for you no?
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Reply #34 on: November 20, 2013, 11:28:32 AM

Also, why is the stereotypically socially inept science geek kept in what looks like a dungeon?
Cause he likes to be left alone?
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