If you happened to hear a distant, piercing shriek sometime on Tuesday morning, sorry, that was probably me. Because that was when it became official: Karl Urban is co-starring with Michael Ealy in the pilot for a scifi buddy cop series. I swear to god, I am not making any of this up.
“The drama, which is now going by the title Human, is described as an action-packed buddy-cop show set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved humanlike androids. Urban will take on the leading role of John Kennex, a respected police officer who has shut down emotionally after a tragic mission that claimed the lives of nine of his fellow elite officers and left him critically injured.” (1)
Michael Ealy was cast back in February as the android Dorian, “who understands humanity more than his human partner.” (2)
In summary: Karl Urban is a damaged cop with a Tragic Past, Michael Ealy is a beautiful android with Feelings. This pretty much sums up my thoughts on the matter.
It’s a damn good time to be a Trekkie.
After over four years of practically NOTHING (unless you count three frames of footage and a few blurry snapshots of the film set), the past few weeks have seen a sudden flood of shiny new goodies from the next installment of the Star Trek Reboot. Between the official synopsis, the teaser poster, the trailer, the first (spoilery!) movie still, AND the first 9 minutes of the film airing in IMAX 3D screenings of The Hobbit, I barely knew what to do with myself.
To top it all off, interviews with the cast of Star Trek into Darkness have started showing up online. It feels like an old band getting back together and touring after a long hiatus. And it fucking rocks.
Here’s my favorite interview so far, from ET Online. In which the cast and J. J. Abrams undergo a “warp speed” trivia round.