Threshold - The Complete Series
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- "The Threshold Brain Trust" 4-part documentary
- "Threshold Visual Effects" featurette
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- Deleted Scenes
- Commentary on the pilot episode "Trees Made of Glass" by Executive Producers David Goyer and Brannon Braga
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**Caution some minor spoilers ahead for those who haven't seen the show*** Skip the next three short paragraphs.
For those that haven't seen the show the premise is very powerful allowing for suspense and very effective; an alien probe with 4 or 5 dimensional properties shows up. It's signal effects the crew altering their DNA from our normal double helix rewriting the DNA of the crew into a triple helix. It's an alien invasion done by making US the aliens.
Dr. Molly Caffrey (Carla Gugino best known from "Spy Kids" and "Sin City")created a protocol for first contact including hostile first contact. She assembles a team of top notch scientists in their field including Dr. Nigel Fenwya (Brent Spiner of "Star Trek:The Next Generation"); Lucas Pegg (Robert Patrick Benedict from "Felicity") a brilliant physicists and designer for NASA; Arthur Ramsey (Peter Dinklage "Elf" and from the film "Find Me Guilty")a brilliant mathematician and linguist and covert ops agent Sean Vavennaugh (Brian Van Holt from "S.W.A.T." and "Black Hawk Down"). They form the basis with Assistant Secretary of Defense J.T. Baylock (Charles S.Read more ›
The government agency gathers up a group of outstanding scientists to figure out what happened, and stop the threat. As the series progresses, it seems that the threat is an alien invasion which used the object to 'infect' the men with themselves by transmitting complicated information into their DNA helix. Some of the survivors escape and mingle with the population, apparently with the goal of infecting the entire human race with the ultimate goal to re-create the Earth as a new home for the alien invaders.
The makers of the series cleverly exploit the fear of hidden threats in a post 9/11 world where threats can emerge from nowhere, and from people you never suspected. The situation is made worse by the fact that the 'threats' are 'home-grown' and therefore impossible to detect and stop before they do damage. In a way, the invasion is an updated allegory of the internal threats to our society, real or imagined, from the 'other' who is hidden in our midst yet a clear and present danger.
Sadly, this series was quickly cancelled before it could really take off the ground, and the interesting themes explored in reasonable depth.
I'm looking forward to picking up the DVD set.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a great modern day sci-fi thriller canceled after only 13 episodes. WTF? It had a phenomenal cast like Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek TNG) and Peter Dinklage (Tryion... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Ryan Fitzgerald
Only thing I have to say is "Shame on whomever decided to cancel this program!" Been a big Carla Gugino fan for many years, so being in the genre of Fringe and X-Files,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Johnny Rogers
Really liked this show. Stupid networks end these series without letting them solve things.Published 13 days ago by Crazy Cat Lady
I find the movies that Carla Gugino plays a leading roll in are movies I enjoy. She is a talented actress who does not disappoint. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
My memory of Threshold was that it was more compelling when I first saw it years ago but old age and sophisticated sci-fi have dampened my overall enthusiasm plus the fact that the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by 0100101011100
Bought this out of curiosity as it sounded kind of interesting. Right from the beginning, I was hooked. Imagine my shock when I found out that it was canceled back in 2005?! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Chris
At the end I have this serie. Shame for the creators and directors of the channel: only one season, that was a lack of creativity and vision.Published 6 months ago by jose julio torres campos
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