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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 16, 2005
  • Season #: 1
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Universal acclaim- based on 55 Ratings

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  • Starring: Brent Spiner, Carla Gugino, Rob Benedict
  • Summary: This sci-fi drama with a sense of humor follows a team of scientists and military personnel who deal with an alien invasion on Earth.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Science Fiction
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. 100
    Convincingly smart, realistically unsettled and sexy as all get-out, Gugino radiates so much TV star power, it just might be visible from outer space.
  2. It has everything you want from such a show: quirky characters, gifted actors, a captivating central story - and questions that leave you not only wanting more, but hungry for it.
  3. Like "The X-Files," a series it resembles in both look and tone, "Threshold" is as much a horror show as it is a science-fiction program.
  4. Sci-fi purists might find it the taste of CBS' "Threshold" disconcerting, but for the rest of us, this is scary fun and suspenseful dramedy.
  5. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    60
    The cast is startlingly good... given that the actors have to deliver lines like "I think we're looking at a four-dimensional object--in three- dimensional space!"
  6. "Threshold" is a comic book, and passable as such.
  7. There's nothing inviting about the ponderous Threshold. Portentous music plays. Scared smart guys, rounded up by the government to figure out what's really happening, say smart-guy stupid stuff.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 4 out of 43
  1. May 28, 2011
    10
    Somebody important wanted to kill this series. It switched from Friday to Tuesday unannounced to its viewers and then when nobody watched it, the show was cancelled the next day.

    I liked the way it portrayed the unrestricted power of secret government agencies.
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  2. Sep 2, 2012
    4
    The pilot was very good and looked like a set up for a serialized show, but from episode 3 onward its actually a monster of the week format, with people getting infected by the aliens every episode and it become very boring. Expand

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