FOOTNOTE 47 IS DIRECTLY ON POINT FOR HOW TO HANDLE THE "BRITISH EYES ONLY" ALIEN DNA REPLICATING PHENOMENON: Although there's a whole lot of excellent TV between now and Friday, I spent some time thinking about Threshold this morning on my way to work. Three hours into the series, the pattern seems to be clear. Something weird happens indicating that the inexplicably replicating triple helix DNA sequence may have spread farther than anyone thought. Charles S. Dutton turns to Carla Gugino and rumbles "So, Molly, does your Threshold Plan have a method for dealing with this?" "Why yes, it does," says the fabulous Carla (who, I decided some time ago, is the prime candidate to portray Mrs. Isaac Spacewoman in Spacemen: The Movie), "the Threshold Plan indicates that we should do XYZ." And so everyone runs around doing XYZ for the next 40 minutes, realizing that the inexplicably replicating triple helix DNA sequence is weirder than they'd thought -- as evidenced by the fractal thingamabob all over the place -- and managing to avoid alien world domination for the time being.
As I've mentioned here before, the cast is fantastic and the story compelling, but I do kind of wonder whether the premise will wear a little thin somewhere around episode 12. "Molly, does that multi-volume treatise of a Threshold Plan have a method for dealing with aliens who have transformed themselves into purple giraffes and are now embedding themselves into grab-it claw games across the country?" "Why yes, Charles S. Dutton, it does."