Don’t be robophobic–Almost Human and RoboCop bring two borg cops your way

Almost Human future cop

With the new RoboCop movie coming in 2014 and the new series Almost Human coming November 17, you’re about to get a good dose of cyborg cops.  J.J. Abrams and Fringe’s J.H. Wyman are bringing the Vancouver production of Almost Human our way with mega-sci-fi star Karl Urban, and documentary filmmaker José Padilha is helming a big cast of classic sci-fi stars in RoboCop.

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The latest trailer is now out for the new RoboCop.  Every movie is better with Samuel L. Jackson, and his speech shown in this preview is a great way to reel us all in.  And Michael Keaton and Gary Oldman?  What more could you want?  Check it out:

And here is an extended preview for Almost Human:

If RoboCop and Almost Human succeed, it might be because they go right to the core of science fiction.  What makes us human?  Should we mess with these strange new technologies? Frankenstein, robots, and the struggles with incredible technologies of the future.  Moral issues.  Global security and fear and addressing current political questions.  And yes, we like some action, too.

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RoboCop isn’t due to hit theaters until February 12, 2014.  But look for Almost Human on Fox with a two-night opener November 17 and 18, 2013.

C.J. Bunce

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