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Threshold premiered in the UK last night with the first two episodes back to back. I have to say it has two severed thumbs up from me, I thought it was great! The special effects were spot on, the charcaters were all really interesting and it was nice to see Brent Spiner (Star Trek's Data) having fun in a similar but but sensible role to that of the Area-51 scientist in Independance Day but with a much darker sense of humour. The subject matter was equally fascinating. I've heard it say this is another X-Files but I don't think so.

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THRESHOLD is a suspenseful drama about a team of experts who are assembled when the U.S. Navy makes a chilling discovery: an extra terrestrial craft has landed in the mid-Atlantic ocean. Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey (Carla Gugino) is a government contingency analyst whose job is to devise response plans for worst-case scenarios. In a single instant, her life changes when one of those plans--THRESHOLD--is activated by Deputy National Security Advisor J.T. Baylock (Charles S. Dutton). Armed only with her hypothetical strategy to address the appearance of aliens on earth, Caffrey now finds herself thrust in the midst of a global crisis. She hand-picks a team of eclectic specialists to prepare for first contact: Dr. Nigel Fenway (Brent Spiner), a disillusioned NASA microbiologist; Lucas Pegg (Rob Benedict), a brilliant but neurotic physicist; Arthur Ramsey (Peter Dinklage), an expert in languages and mathematics; and Cavennaugh (Brian Van Holt), a highly trained covert operative with a mysterious past. Together, they decipher the intention of the craft, the fate of the ship's crew and begin preparations for the possibility of a crisis situation--an alien invasion.
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Threshold premiered in the UK last night with the first two episodes back to back. I have to say it has two severed thumbs up from me, I thought it was great! The special effects were spot on, the charcaters were all really interesting and it was nice to see Brent Spiner (Star Trek's Data) having fun in a similar but but sensible role to that of the Area-51 scientist in Independance Day but with a much darker sense of humour. The subject matter was equally fascinating. I've heard it say this is another X-Files but I don't think so.

Having seen all the episodes aired so far, I've seen some variations in characters developing that couldn't be predicted from the premiere. Spiner's character becomes less like the Ind. Day odd-ball scientist as the show goes along. I can see some similarities to XF but, no, it's not similar enough to really be compared overall.

It's worth watching just to see the lead (whose name escapes this aging brain at the moment) -- knock-out good looking woman! :smokin:

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I like Threshold too. I hope the new Tuesday timeslot in the USA means the show will run for the season and get to do it's three season arc:

season 1- Threshold, season 2- Foothold (where the public now know about the threat), and season 3- stronghold (where ths crap gets really deeper for the wolrd)

I hope ratings do improve on Tuesdays at 10/9 pm starting on Nov 22nd.

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Thanks guys, looking forward to next weeks episode allready!

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It's worth watching just to see the lead (whose name escapes this aging brain at the moment) -- knock-out good looking woman! :smokin:

See what I mean?

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See what I mean?

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The premier was fantastic but I haven't been hooked by this one. Probably for the same reason a lot of people are. Carla doesn't seem believable to head this team. Aren't there any normal looking people in important Government jobs?

I guess I'm missing a great show but got turned off by the Barbie doll image.

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Sky One repeated the premiere this evening. Overall it got good ratings here (me and my son). I liked the female lead - I thought she was pretty believable, after all she's not a high-ranking government official, but a high-ranking government expert in her field. The exposition she did at the beginning was a little contrived, but needed to be to get all the relevant initial information to the audience.

All the team members were introduced in a rather stereotypical fashion - yes, we all know geeks are weedy, immature individuals, but actually real life ones often aren't, but any show has to go along with these preconceived ideas as a way of signalling to the mainstream audience who these characters are before they can be developed into more rounded characters.

I wasn't convinced by Nigel Fenway's questioning his rights - no-one in those circumstances would have any doubts about the need for secrecy or that they couldn't carry on with their normal life - but again that was just a means of signalling the seriousness of the situation to those in the audience who couldn't figure that one out for themselves.

The nightmare sequences were done well. It was a nice touch to mislead us about Lucas Pegg's nightmare, only to follow it almost immediately with a real event. The mishap with the broadcast signal attracting those 106 people was good, it does indicate a further expansion of the main plot line of solely saving the world from aliens.

Gunnerson reminds me of someone else - not the actor who played him, but a different actor and I can't figure out who.

I did at one point think that the show would have been better with Mark Snow's music. Sometimes the music seemed too obvious.

The official website sucks. If it does contain episode titles, I couldn't find them.

Note that I noted the number of attractees - I'm too influenced by Lost! :oneeyedwinK

Note also that I might have nightmares tonight. :helpme:

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Gunnerson reminds me of someone else - not the actor who played him, but a different actor and I can't figure out who.

I have trouble keeping the character names straight unless I'm watching the show, but I don't remember a Gunnerson.

The cast member that looks so much like another actor to me is Brian Van Holt who plays Sean Cavennaugh, the leader of the "Red Team" that provides the military-type security for the project.

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He looks like a young David Keith.

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Keith had his heyday, such as it was, about 20 years ago. The first big role I ever saw Keith in was as the father of the girl with "special abilities" in Firestarter based on the Stephen King book.

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Note that I noted the number of attractees - I'm too influenced by Lost! wink.gif

Lol! Me too.

I'll have to alert family to tape this one for me too. I hope the new show 'Surface' makes its way to the UK.

That's the one besides Lost that I'm addicted too. I'd love to see your take on it. (or anyones?)

Sorry, another thread :undecided_snowman:

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