Future Man (2017– )
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A Date with Destiny 

Out of time and options, the team reconciles that their actions have made everything much, much worse and plan one final mission to put an end to Dr. Kronish and the Cure forever.

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Michael Dowse

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Howard Overman (created by), Kyle Hunter (created by) | 8 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Josh Hutcherson ... Josh Futturman
Eliza Coupe ... Tiger
Derek Wilson ... Wolf
Ed Begley Jr. ... Gabe Futturman
Glenne Headly ... Diane Futturman (credit only)
Keith David ... Dr. Elias Kronish
Robert Craighead ... Detective Vincent Skarsgaard
Carla Gallo ... Dingo
Jon Daly ... Owl
Jason Scott Jenkins ... Carl
Eddie Driscoll ... P.I.
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Out of time and options, the team reconciles that their actions have made everything much, much worse and plan one final mission to put an end to Dr. Kronish and the Cure forever.

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14 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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As with every episode, filled with references to classic films, mainly Terminator 2 (1991) and Die Hard (1988). Wolf and Josh walk through a hallway strikingly similar to the one in T2 where the two Terminators first meet in the mall looking for John Connor. The shootout between Tiger and Dingo and the Biotics takes place in a lobby that looks a lot like (and may be) the one in Nakatomi Plaza. See more »

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When Kronish is showing syringes with diseases and his cure, the content of the syringes changes between shots. See more »

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Don't Look Back
Written by Tom Scholz
Performed by Boston
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Season One Review
30 November 2018 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

Though I almost gave up on it a couple of times in the early episodes, I did in the end stick with Futureman throughout this whole run. On the whole I'm just about glad that I stuck with it to completion, though I concede that there's some room for improvement.

The story revolves around Josh Futterman (Josh Hutcherson) a janitor at a medical research lab who becomes the first person in human history to complete particular video game. But it's no ordinary game, it's a test sent back through time to find "Futureman" a hero who can wipe clean a dystopian future. Two soldiers Tiger (Eliza Coupe) and Wolf (Derek Wilson) are sent back to locate Futureman, and recruit him to they're cause.

A lot of my decision to keep with "Futureman" came from the good feeling that Howard Overman has from me for his previous creations "Misfits" and "Crazyhead". Like those shows, "Futureman" mixes some genre stylings with some examination of human personal failings, although it should be said, it is a comedy, and an extraordinarily broad comedy at that. Unfortunately, therein lies the principle problem with "Futureman", it's not always a particularly funny comedy. I think it's because it never quite nails what sort of comedy it's trying to be, at times firing at period comedy, with trips to the 60's and 80's, sometimes spoofing Time Travel films and science fiction plots, with "The Terminator" and "Back To The Future" being influences and occasionally hitting straight at the gross out comedies, with violence, drug taking and sex content. Patchy, is a good description.

It's better in other areas though. The storyline is clever and both manages to avoid repetition and, at 13 episodes doesn't outstay its welcome. I liked how the time travel changes effected the present day and how the characters personalities changed over the course of the series. Special effects we're usually pretty good as were performances.

Decent but not the absolute top tier, I'll still be back for the second season.


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