Friday, September 16, 2005


I watched the premiere of Threshold on CBS, and it didn’t suck as bad as I thought it would.

The pilot episode centered on a risk consultant woman (her only friend is her white French bulldog -- my pooch is so much more handsome) who developed the protocol that the government will use in a “first contact” scenario. When a naval ship encounters an unidentified flying object and all communication with them ceases, the feds bring her in and essentially kidnaps a handful of other people who are to be her assistants.

The group goes out to the ship, poke around, and discover a video tape that makes their noses bleed. They also encounter the sole survivor on the ship, a guy whose DNA has been altered. When the team is forced to evacuate the ship because the North Koreans are coming (wait a minute – why are we scared of them? It’s our ship!), the survivor breaks loose, attacks some people, is shot four times, but survives. He later tracks the consultant woman back to her house and attacks her.

That’s about all that happened in two hours on the show. It’s implied that the aliens are hostile and they may come from fourth-dimensional space, as opposed to another planet. They also seem to be reprogramming human DNA, as opposed to possessing people or inserting worms or insects in their bodies.

The verdict? I still don’t think this is a good show, but it didn’t insult my intelligence.

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