Threshold: The Complete Series
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THRESHOLD is a suspenseful drama about a team of experts who are assembled when the U.S. Navy makes a chilling discovery: an extra terrestrial craft has landed in the mid-Atlantic ocean. Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey (Carla Gugino) is a government contingency analyst whose job is to devise response plans for worst-case scenarios. In a single instant, her life changes when one of those plans--THRESHOLD--is activated by Deputy National Security Advisor J.T. Baylock (Charles S. Dutton). Armed only with her hypothetical strategy to address the appearance of aliens on earth, Caffrey now finds herself thrust in the midst of a global crisis. She hand-picks a team of eclectic specialists to prepare for first contact: Dr. Nigel Fenway (Brent Spiner), a disillusioned NASA microbiologist; Lucas Pegg (Rob Benedict), a brilliant but neurotic physicist; Arthur Ramsey (Peter Dinklage), an expert in languages and mathematics; and Cavennaugh (Brian Van Holt), a highly trained covert operative with a mysterious past. Together, they decipher the intention of the craft, the fate of the ship's crew and begin preparations for the possibility of a crisis situation--an alien invasion.
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Unfortunately, Spiner and other characters barely get any screen time. The less interesting characters, played by Brian Van Holt and Carla Gugino (who's gorgeous. If you want to see how gorgeous, watch "Sin City"), get undue attention. Apparently, Spiner's Dr. Fenway was to take over leadership of the group in season 2. It's ridiculous that they didn't give a big role at the beginning. Star Trek fans would watch the show just for him, I think.
The dialogue is uninspired. The first season goes by and you never see a full-fledged alien. Sadly, the best episodes were the ones that never aired. Finally, there's some real excitement: a half-alien vigilante, vegetables with human body parts, Alienville!
I think the main reason this series didn't do well is that you had to watch each and every week to know what is going on. So if you didn't catch the first one... Remember what happended to the "X-Files?" The station should've at least given them a few more episodes to end the series properly. There are some special features to watch, but if you liked this series and wanted closure, you won't see a wrap-up episode here.
When a mysterious alien object attacks the USS "Big Horn" and its crew in the North Atlantic, the U.S. government protocols for project Threshold go into affect. Dr. Molly Anne Caffrey (Carla Gugino), the contingency analyst who wrote the protocols, becomes the head of the project. She puts together her Red Team, consisting of Dr. Nigel Fenway (Brent Spienr), a molecular biologist, Lucas Pegg (Robert Patrick Benedict), an astronautical engineer, and Arthur Ramsey (Peter Dinklage), an expert in linguistics and applied mathematics. Overseeing the group is J.T. Baylock (Charles S. Dutton), the assistant National Security Advisor, and the muscle of the team is Sean Cavennaugh (Brian Van Holt), a special agent. The team investigates what happened on the ship and learn that the alien probe sent out signals that has altered the DNA of the crew into a triple helix formation, a fractal triskelion-like pattern that will keep appearing throughout the series in blood, electronic signals, city lights, and ordinary household objects that get spilled on the floor.
Originally the top item on the Threshold agenda is to track down the missing crew members, but then the major concern becomes stopping the aliens from infecting more humans.Read more ›
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I started with the first episode and worked my way through the DVD set. Before I was through I was shaking my head in disbelief and disgust that CBS would cancel a show that had a great story line, great actors & character development and a really good production quality.
The only part of the show that I found to be a turn-off was the non-lethal taser bullets that they fired from regular guns; other than that story and the science fiction was great. The story was plausible and intelligent; it leads the mind but leaves plenty for the imagination and provokes questions.
If CBS was looking for something to compete with Lost or 24 this would have been an easy win for them. It is gritty and has shadow conspiracies like the X-files but with the best intentions and moral statements that would rival any Star Trek episode.
I hope that Sci-Fi considers picking up the series and taking it further.
"Threshold" in my opinion had the most potential of the three 'alien invasion' shows that aired last season ("Invasion" and "Surface" nevertheless were not far behind, with "Surface" being the most enjoyable and exciting) and the show planned to evolve over three seasons as the story progressed from "Threshold" to "Foothold" and finally "Stranglehold", signifying the the level of alien presence. This would, indeed, have been unique on American television and the potential for each season would have been just tremendous and may have changed the genre for good. Imagine the core "Threshold" team either changing or being added to as the needs of defence from the invasion increased with each season. Imagine the story expanding to global proportions as the series moved from a localised incident to full scale global invasion.
As the special features reveal, the story of "Threshold" is rooted in realism and science today and the fantastic elements were not too far removed from what is possible. It taps into the fear and paranoia that 9/11 unleased and takes it to another level.
Perhaps one day the producers of this fine show could finish the the present "Threshold" story and show the "Foothold" and "Stranglehold" stories as two separate mini-series of, say, six hours each. This may not be good as the three season plan, but would at least allow audiences to see the complete story, and may also be a blessing in disguise in that the show could really go to town with the pace, suspense and scares as well as the special effects over a pre-determined number of episodes. However, in the interim, enjoy "Threshold" for what it is now and imagine the rest...
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