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Eleventh Hour
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon April 2, 2011
Eleventh Hour I'm no fan of patrick stewart although i respect he's a shakspearean trained actor and therefore good at his trade. i'm also not a fan of science, therefore, if you like both give this 5 stars. In each episode Ian Holm(Stewart) solves a mystery in the scifi genre. Great combo. First, is cloning a human being possible and how many people must die to achieve replacing a dead child? Second, are we safe from mutant viruses and how many people will die when one escapes a lab? Three, global warming is a big problem, big enough for Americans to refuse to participate in eliminating it and for a British entrepreneur to commit murder? How many people have to die before nucleur pollution stops and how big a role does the govt. play? Will govt. officials kill to keep investigators quiet?

Unlike the previous reviewer i didn't find Holm needed a relationship w/ his bodyguard just because she's female. I enjoyed the tracking down of clues and suspects and learned heaps about scientific possibilities and the dangers thereof. I think scifi and mystery make a great series.
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TOP 100 REVIEWERon November 1, 2013
Hopefully they were trying to tell a long story in a short time. The characters are underdeveloped and ridicules. The dialog is stilted. They have the most contrived situations. There is no chemistry. The technology described does not even make good fantasy.

Four episodes or stories are four too many. I feel sorry for Patrick Stewart.

There is a great shot of a Land Rover makes a great commercial.

In "Containment" Nicholas Woodeson appears as Martin Callan; he is a popular actor that has been seen in over 67 movies and TV series including "Midsomer Murders." Too bad he had to be in this critter.
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on December 13, 2008
There are four one hour episodes. Three episodes are good (the third, dealing with global warming, is weak). Cap'n Picard is, as always, a joy to watch, but I wish the show had done a bit more to develop a distinct character for him. He's a bit of a hapless nerd, but not really. The show would have been immeasurably better if it had a few little scenes to flesh out his character and his relationship with his body guard Rachel. Also, do they have an office somewhere? They seem to be forever driving around in a car as if they're on holiday or perhaps just trolling for scientific mysteries.

Ashley Jensen (who also plays the Scottish designer in Ugly Betty) is his Special Branch sidekick, and she is equally good - in some ways a more interesting character than Patrick Stewart's.

I tried watching the American remake of this miniseries and found it unwatchable, despite the star turn by the delightful Rufus Sewell. (If you haven't seen "Cold Comfort Farm" you are really missing something!)
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