Wednesday, October 9, 2013

LIKE, ROSIE FROM THE JETSONS?  Far be it from me to judge prematurely without the advantage of a script or a viewing of a pilot, but this upcoming NBC drama pilot about a fugitive robot in the near future being accused of murder** "who may hold the key to the future of human evolution, and the young female public defender forced to fight for his cause" may be about the dumbest f'n idea since Manimal.

** Not a 30 Rock spinoff.


  1. Fred App1:18 PM

    I think that comparison is hugely unfair to "Manimal."

  2. Eric J.2:51 PM

    I don't find the premise inherently ridiculous. Name the robot Olivaw and the Defender Bailey, show some respect to the source material, and I have no problem with it.

  3. The Pathetic Earthling3:37 PM

    "Kruger knows a thing or two about bots in the future, having co-written the three Transformers sequels." If that doesn't allay your concerns, I don't know would.

  4. Duvall5:00 PM

    This sounds like a great example of the high concept bloat that Damon Lindelof described. "It's The Fugitive, but with a robot! And there's a girl, and she believes in his* innocence. And the robot holds the fate of the world! No, wait - the fate of all future human evolution!"
    * Because of course it's a boy robot.

  5. isaac_spaceman9:11 PM

    This is just "Boomer: The Sharon Valeri Story," with some time-shifting. Certainly not as dumb as the book that Gawker was on about today about the horny ghost of Osama Bin Laden.