Almost Human

Almost Human – Unbound

by Alan Rapp on February 4, 2014

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“You’re telling me to walk up to a homicidal robot and stab it in the back of the neck?”

Almost Human - Unbound

After someone goes to a lot of trouble to get an apparently nonfunctional android into the police evidence locker, the Trojan Horse steals the head of a XRN (the protoype of an advanced military-level android whose entire run was decommissioned and existence was scrubbed after a 36-hour bloodbath that left more than two dozen police officers dead). After swapping the damaged cheap body for a shiny new one the XRN (Gina Carano) makes a visit back to its creator (John Larroquette) who also was the creator of Dorian (Michael Ealy) and designer of synthetic souls, before stealing enough advanced computer processors to restart her doomed race.

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Almost Human – You Are Here

by Alan Rapp on January 15, 2014

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Almost Human - You Are Here

A murder of a game designer (Nick Hunnings) by a self-correcting smart bullet (originally created three decades ago by Dr. Charles Luther) brings out Kennex‘s (Karl Urban)  unresolved anger issues which his recent mandated anger management group therapy sessions haven’t exactly resolved. After destroying an annoying MX at the crime scene, Kennex and Dorian (Michael Ealy) talk with the victim’s girlfriend (Annie Monroe), who is the next intended target, and discover the dead man was likely the designer of the tracking system inside the magic bullet which a group of arms dealers used to kill him and now plan to sell to the highest bidder.

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Almost Human – Simon Says

by Alan Rapp on January 7, 2014

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Almost Human - Simon Says

With Dorian (Michael Ealy) fighting anger-control issues and mood swings caused by temporary departmental issues allowing none of the androids to be charged to full power, Kennex (Karl Urban) and his robo-pal search for a killer (David Dastmalchian) who gets his kicks by attaching explosive collars on victims (Alessandro Juliani, Crystal Lowe) who he believes have wronged him in the past, forcing them to commit crimes, and broadcasting the entire event live on the Internet.

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Almost Human – Arrhythmia

by Alan Rapp on December 18, 2013

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Almost Human - Arrhythmia

After a gunman with a stolen mechanical heart dies of a cardiac arrest that he correctly predicted down to the exact minute, Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) investigate the world of black market refurbished organs. Their investigation isn’t helped by Dorian deciding to save another DRN android whose unpredictability creates unforeseen circumstances when Dorian insists he be allowed to tag along.

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Almost Human – Blood Brothers

by Alan Rapp on December 11, 2013

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Almost Human - Blood Brothers

After the first of two eye-witnesses (Annie Monroe) able to put smug murderer Ethan Avery (Alex Miller) behind bars is killed Captain Maldonado (Lili Taylor) assigns Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) to solve the case and protect the remaining witness, a self-professed psychic (Megan Ferguson) who believes the defendant (who was in court at the time of the crime) was responsible for the murder. Even though the psychic’s theory (which she got from the disembodied spirit of the dead witness) is impossible, it is later corroborated by Rudy (Mackenzie Crook) who matches the voice of the killer in the safe house to that of the murder suspect inside the courtroom.

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