Saving “Almost Human”
I’ve been running this blog for almost three years now, but I’ve never written about anything other than the works of Rod Serling. Until today.
I’m making an exception because I don’t just believe in the past when it comes to high-quality science fiction. I believe in the future as well. And for my money, the series Almost Human is a prime example of that future.
I’m not putting it on a par with The Twilight Zone, which is in a class by itself. But Almost Human is a show that can make you laugh and make you think. Most of all, it’s a show that keeps you entertained.
I’m not going to spend a lot of time excoriating Fox for cancelling it, or making a detailed case for keeping it. I urge you to check it out on Hulu or iTunes or whatever service or site you use to watch TV shows.
I’m simply going to ask you to consider joining a “tweet out” in support of the show between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. EST on Monday, May 12. (If you’re in a different time zone, please adjust your time accordingly.) Just tweet at least once or twice in that time period with the hashtag #SaveAlmostHuman. Don’t do it ahead of time, please.
You’ll find all the details you need at this link.
“We want to tell stories that are different,” Serling once said. “We want to prove that television can be both commercial and worthwhile.” Almost Human does that. We’d like to encourage Fox to reconsider its decision or perhaps convince another network to pick it up.
It’s a total “Hail Mary” pass, but as they say, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. So let’s take a shot!
There’s also an online petition to sign. Takes only a minute to fill out.
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Hope to see you in some corner of the fifth dimension soon!