At the Office of Interchange, those who have high enough access, safeguard a crossing into a parallel dimension not unlike our own. And if their world is like ours, who are we over there? Are we better? Are we different?
Season two of Counterpart – premiering on Sunday, December 9th (10/9C) – finds Howard and Howard Alpha stranded in each other’s world. Now they get to live out the answers to those questions.
It was only a matter of time before Disney tackled an animated Marvel movie. Picking an extremely obscure title allowed the company to set up a unique world and introduce a group of genuinely fun characters.
Loss leads to superheroic adventure in Disney’s Big Hero 6. It is one of the best films of the year – in any genre.
Surrogates is based on the graphic novel The Surrogates, which I reviewed here a couple days ago. It is the story of a society that has become withdrawn from reality because of a technology – originally intended to enable the handicapped to function better – that allows the human mind to link, cybernetically to a robot version of itself, and live vicariously through that surrogate.
With the vast majority of the world’s population now using surrogates to do everything from going on adventures to going to work, the production of surries, as they’re called, is now more a case of tweaking and fine tuning for maximum effect. Since surrogates are supposed to be 100% safe, when a couple is attacked by a helmeted biker with a strange weapon, alarms are raised because the operators died, too. Enter FBI Agents Greer [Bruce Willis] and Peters [Radha Mitchell]. Willis puts a slightly new spin on Greer: he finds himself becoming less enchanted with the technology he’s been using his entire career.