Almost Human films scenes with Karl Urban, Michael Ealy & 2 guest stars - Gina Carano and John Larroquette
Almost Human filmed some scenes right near my house one day a few weeks ago.
In this set of scenes, most of the filming was indoors, but I did catch 1 short exterior scene that had a surprising guest star in it.
Former MMA fighter turned actress Gina Carano was doing a scene where she storms into a building in full gear with a gun.
As the day went on, I saw Karl Urban & Michael Ealy at different points, along with recently announced recurring guest star, 5X Emmy Award winning actor John Larroquette.
Like I said, there was not a lot to see outside of the 1 exterior scene, but heres a few pics from the set.
Since this could be quite possibly the last blog I will do about Almost Human, as its ratings suggest a cancellation is highly probable, let me just say I quite liked the show. While the cast were less receptive to autograph requests than their Wyman/Abrams pre-decessors Fringe were, they still were willing to sign when asked, didnt object to being photographed on set, and the crew was, respectful & professional in how they dealt with the public. From a public relations standpoint here in Vancouver, they did as much as they could to win over fans. Fingers crossed this wont be my last blog about them. If it is, thanks for reading it...whoever you are.
Almost Human returns to its Monday Nights starting tonight on FOX in the U.S. & Global in Canada.
Almost Human filmed a couple scenes at a downtown eastside diner called "The Ovaltine" on Hastings Street for an upcoming episode a few weeks ago.
In the scene I saw shot, John Kennex (Karl Urban) & Dorian (Michael Ealy) leaving the restaurant & get into their cruiser.
The on screen chemistry these two have shown so far has been phenomenal. So it should be no shock I found they really seemed to flow well during the takes too. Karl even mockingly commanding Michael to " get in the "expletive* car", even though they clearly werent seeming to be recording audio for these takes as the filming was done thru the restaurant inside point of view.
The Robot with human emotions DRN aka "Dorian" played by Ealy has been the star of the show so far. Kennex, played by Urban has been no slouch either. Whoever did the casting on this show really hit a home run with these 2 leading the show.
Almost Human is airing on Monday nights in the U.S. on FOX. In Canada On Global TV. They will return for the 2nd half of their short 13 episode 1st season on January 6th.
Almost Human buddy cop duo Karl Urban & Michael Ealy film scenes for the 1st season back in July, 2013
A few months ago, I caught the new J.J. Abrams & Joel Wyman sci-fi cop drama, Almost Human out filming scenes for their 1st season in an area known as "Olympic Village".
The scenes were between the cop partner duo of the human with a artificial leg Karl Urban (John Kennex) & the robot with the human emotions Michael Ealy (DRN - aka "Dorian"). In it, it appears Dorian was shot on duty before his partner walks up to him.
This was my 1st time catching them filming since the pilot episode. It was also my 1st time catching Michael Ealy on set. After seeing the preview video they released during Comic-Con for it, I am eager to see this show play out.
This was also my 1st time getting autographs from any of the cast on set, as I managed to get both Urban & Ealy on the set.
Below is some of the photos from this shoot.
Almost Human debuts in less than a week. November 17 & 18, 2013 on FOX. You can sneak previews on the FOX Website if you are in the U.S.
Almost Human will debut November 4, 2013. - Here is photos of Karl Urban & Minka Kelly filming that Pilot episode
This time last year I was eagerly following the Joel Wyman sci-fi cult classic "Fringe" everywhere I could as they filmed their final season.
This year, a Wyman project, backed by J.J. Abrams will again be a focus of Vancouver film set fans, as "Almost Human" has started its production on its inaugural season of this buddy cop sci-fi themed drama.
The premise, from what I can piece together is in the future, members of the LAPD will be teamed with robotic lifelike partners. John Kennex (Karl Urban) is a cop on the LAPD who has a dislike of robot partners. After an accident which sees him get a synthetic replacement leg, he takes time away from the force before returning. When he does, things have changed some. Human officers now must have a robotic partner. He is teamed up with Dorian (Michael Ealy) who has actually developed emotional feelings & is considered defective by the department.
I cant say I have figured where Valerie Stahl (Minka Kelly) fits into the story yet, but she also plays a role in the series. Along with Mackenzie Crooks, Lily Taylor & Michael Irby they are the main primary cast.
When they filmed the pilot here several months ago, I caught Karl & Minka doing a scene where a secured delivery truck was flipped over on the street. Here is some from the set of photos I got from that day. I will have more from the show as the season goes on.
You can see the FOX promo video for it (which looks reallllly good) here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykwxg534yAw
ALMOST HUMAN will debut Monday November 4th, 2013 on FOX at 8 PM (7 Central)
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My TIFF 2012 disaster started off the day before the Toronto International Film Festival for once.
Usually, I get started on day 1. But this year, I started on "day 0" the day before the festival.
Day 0 started with the tiring & long trip from Hamilton to Toronto airport. I was there by myself for a little while & of course, no luck was had. The 1st name wouldnt show up till the airport was full of all the regulars from past festivals.
Kick Ass star Aaron Taylor Johnson was 1st up. He was actually here arriving to prepare for his role in "Kick Ass 2" that started filming in Toronto during the festival, but he was also here to promote "Anna Karenina" at the fest. I managed to get a couple autographs from the surprisingly older than I expected Johnson. He was relatively good at taking care of most of the requests.
A while later the next star to arrive was Karl Urban from the new Star Trek film. He was here to promote "Dredd 3D". He seemed to "tolerate" the attention cast on him by fans & autograph hounds, but certainly wasnt great by any stretch. I did manage 2 autographs out of him after a lot of effort. For a virtual unknown, he really carried a pretty big ego on his shoulder.
Last autograph I would get that night was from Mad Men babe Christina Hendricks as she arrived to promote "Ginger & Rosa". She made sure everyone got 1 (and a few got 2 or 3). Unfortunately, I managed the mere 1, despite being 1st one to get her. Just bad positioning by me after getting my 1st one.
As the evening went on, a problem was starting to arise that we had never encountered out there before. A plethora of ditsy fangirls were showing up, and like MOST fangirls of anything, they were pretty much a nuisance. Say what people will about autograph hounds, we at least get what we want, get out & its over. Fangirls are wanting photos with (which takes like 10Xs longer than most celebs autographs), sometimes an autograph, yet dont bring a sharpie, and of course, want to tell the celeb what a huge fan they are of whatever thing they sorta remember them from...best part is, in 90% of the cases, they didnt even CARE about the celeb till moments after they saw them. Its not the environment for these type of interactions, and isnt advisable for people wanting that type of interaction... yet the article in the National Post telling them it was a good place to meet them really made a "slightly tolerable" situation for most celebs to "pretty much intolerable" quick.
With my need to get back to Hamilton everynight, I decided that was a good time to leave as there was no confirmed arrivals till much later when I wouldnt be able to stay anyways. As "luck" would have it, I was still in the airport (unfortunately wrong part of the airport) when Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston arrived for "Argo". That haunted me all weekend as I missed him multiple times.
DAY 0 - total autographs 5
B Aaron Taylor Johnson
B- Christina Hendricks
C Karl Urban
The 1st official day of TIFF started off with the horribly rude Kirsten Dunst & her new boyfriend, the previously nice Garret Hedlund, who has taken on the sour attitude of his gf. Neither of them signed any autographs & Hedlund only stopped momentarily to do a couple photos with for the gaggle of fangirls that were out there again.
The 1st "official" autograph I got during TIFF was someone who didnt even have a film there. The Office star John Krasinski, as he showed up to support his wife Emily Blunt at her premiere of "Looper" He was terrific with everyone, and even responded when I said I was disappointed to see The Office ending with "so am I".
The next arrival was the super duo of overrated divaness. Selena Gomez (who used to be really nice) & Vanessa Hudgens (who used to be...well, tolerable) arrived together to promote their film. NEITHER of them stopped to sign autographs, or do any photos with. The absurd posse of bored TIFF greeters & wannabe security guards made a moderately excitable situation an all out near bedlam situation, as people were shooed aside, tripping over each other because the "security" (aka - highly untrained random guys in suits & 1 actual security guy) bullied their way thru a crowd of photographers, autograph hounds & fangirls (including at least a couple who didnt even know who they were....despite being in their wheelhouse of knowledge) to get the career C listers into their awaiting vehicle. I wonder what either of these mediocre "actresses" will act like in 5 years when they are competing against each other for TV movie roles & probably losing out. I actually had Selena on my "top 25 want to get" list, because she was so nice before, she HAD made a fan out of me back then. Now, she has assured that I never buy a ticket for a single movie she is in. Austin Butler was also with the pair, and was the only 1 to interact with anyone at all as he got to the car he looked up & had a few words after seeing a familiar face from Vancouver, 1 of of my buddies chatted with him for a couple moments, much to the chagrin of the pair in the car waiting.
My evening got a bit better when my buddies & I hurried over & ditched the group of fangirls that were still around & nabbed "127 Hours" star James Franco, as he arrived after his diva co-stars on a different flight. He was still as cool as when we last saw him back in Vancouver during his filming here for "Rise Of The Apes". We were disappointed to hear we had just missed Elle Fanning by 10 or so minutes, but thats TIFF, you are always going to miss someone.
The most embarrassing story I heard from TIFF was when "Pretty Little Liars" star Ashley Benson came in & the same fangirls who couldnt even ID Selena Gomez or Vanessa Hudgens, mobbed Ashley for photos with, and in several of the cases, they bugged her for not 1, or 2, or 3, but 5+ different photos with. One girl even bragging that she had TEN (yes 10) photos with her there.... and some of you think WE are the problem. I missed this stupidity by mere seconds, I am thankful I did. I would have probably said something that was perceived as rude to them.
That was how my 1st official day of TIFF ended.
Day 1 - total autographs 5 (total 10)
A James Franco
A John Krasinski
E- Garret Hedlund
F Selena Gomez
F Vanessa Hudgens
F- Kirsten Dunst
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