I saw this first episode, and I really liked it. It's
more main stream, I think, and better written than the
previous FOX scifi show "Almost Human." I liked that one,
but I can sort of see why it wasn't too successful. This one
is much better in a lot of ways.
I didn't see the movie it's based on, but they do a good
job of explaining what happened in the movie. The series is
a sort of a spin-off from the movie. It occurs after it.
The pre-cogs in the movie were children, and here they're
adults and no longer being used to predict crimes for the
police. However, one of them, Dash, still wants to help
prevent crimes, so he tries to stop them on his own, but he
fails. Instead he ends up working with a police detective
named Lara to help stop crime. Sometimes he gets his
brother, Arthur, to help as well. Arthur can see names and
numbers more clearly, so he spends most of his time using
his talents to get rich. Dash can see the murders and the
faces in his mind, so he has less-defined premonitions.
They also have a foster sister, Agatha, who's also a precog,
but we only see her briefly in the pilot. I get the
impression that she's hiding out somewhere else.
Wilmer Valderrama (who played Fez on "That 70's Show")
plays Lara's partner, a cocky cop who likes to take all of
the credit for her work. I assume he will turn out to
be more of a bad guy in later episodes, but I'm not sure.
They make it clear that he and she have some sort of
The show has a good, fast, plot, with crime, murder and
intrigue. They show a lot of the near-future, and they have
great special effects with many gadgets and technological
wonders. I enjoyed the music in the background, too, which I
assume is from the movie, but I don't know... anyway, it was
very good. Don't miss it!
It is with great pride and prognostication of excitement
that we share with you, for review, the “Pilot” episode of
our fast-paced, futuristic crime thriller
MINORITY REPORT, premiering
Monday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00
PM ET/PT) on FOX.
We are humbled to be the first series adapted from the
venerable catalogue of Steven Spielberg, who also serves as
executive producer. Taking place ten years after the events
of the film, our story follows
precognitive DASH (Stark Sands) as he pairs with a brash,
but shrewd homicide detective, LARA VEGA (Meagan Good) to
stop horrific crimes before they happen. While Dash
and Vega work together to save lives, they must also
navigate the spectacular and often treacherous futuristic
world of 2065.
Just as the film broke ground in its portrayal of an
authentic future, introducing such technologies as gesture
screens and targeted ads, we relied upon a research staff at
the MIT Media Lab to imagine every detail of Washington,
D.C., circa 2065 – a world as exhilarating and inspiring as
it is daunting to our hero, Dash, who spent his formative
years enslaved in a Pre-crime milk bath,
along with his twin brother,
ARTHUR (Nick Zano) and foster sister,
AGATHA (Laura Regan).
But all our attention to spectacle would mean exactly
nothing without great, compelling characters and heartfelt
drama. Each week, we set out to blend the urgency of life
and death with sparks of wit and humor, following a set of
singular, yet grounded characters we want to really root
for. And we predict that you will, too.
So please sit back…and welcome to the future.
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