- Mar 12, 2002
- Indiana.....in the cornfields
I liked Threshold...if you are into that type of series I recommend Fringe also.I'm a latecomer to this - and it's probably very old news to a lot of you - but I recently stumbled on an American science fiction series from way back in 2005 called Threshold. It's all there on Youtube and I am much impressed with it.
The initial set up reminds me of the film Species: an assortment of geeks, security specialists and mercenaries are rounded up and more or less coerced, by the FBI, into partaking in a top secret study of what appears to be First Contact with an extraterrestrial lifeform. (Some sort of multidimensional object reduces the occupants of a military naval ship to gibbering mania). Within the S.F there are shades of horror as well as Spy Fi. It references Body Snatchers and Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
It's somewhat noisy with an overplayed soundtrack and full of cliches (the kick ass young female heroine, the cynical FBI overseer hiding a heart of gold, and the various insecure but brilliant geeks etc) but what impresses me about it is the ideas in it. These are far more advanced and interesting than you would expect on a TV show.
Anyway, here's the first episode:
I'm also enjoying Man Who Fell To Earth....a bit quirky but interesting.