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Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21





When mysterious wreckage starts falling from the sky, a secretive international agency is tasked with figuring out what it is, where it came from, and most importantlyÖ what it can do. British agent Finola Jones and American agent Bryan Beneventi are partners who have very different styles Ė she's warm, intuitive and detail-oriented, and he's charming, confident and guarded. But they have no choice but to trust each other as they track down the debris scattered across the Western Hemisphere. Each fragment has unpredictable, powerful and sometimes dangerous effects on the everyday people who find it. Every discovery is also a race against time, because shadowy outside forces seek these objects for nefarious purposes.

The cast includes Jonathan Tucker, Riann Steele, Norbert Leo Butz and Scroobius Pip.

Creator and showrunner J.H. Wyman will write and executive produce alongside his company, Frequency Films. Jason Hoffs, Jeff Vlaming and Samantha Corbin-Miller will also executive produce.

"Debris" is produced by Frequency Films and Legendary Television in association with Universal Television.

2 promos were released. This premieres March 1st. It's from JH Wyman, the producer/showrunner of Fringe and the creator of Almost Human. I'm glad he got another show. I like his work.

Just giving you all a heads up as most of you probably never heard of this new series and I know this forum loves most science fiction.



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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I saw the commercial and was totally confused. Will check it out haha
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

Looks interesting. Iíve all but abandoned network TV shows but Iíll give this a shot. Mostly because Iím a fan of Jonathan Tucker.

Hopefully it turns out better than Manifest which had an interesting premise but went downhill into boring procedural almost immediately.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

Scroobius Pip is a personís name.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

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Scroobius Pip is a personís name.
Whoa. I glossed over that. He's an excellent rapper from the UK. I was a huge fan about ten years ago.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I'll be checking this out. Fringe is one of my all time favorite shows, so I have hope this will be good.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

Full trailer


Reminder, this premieres on Monday. Set your DVRs if you're interested. Looks pretty cool. It has an X-Files type feel.


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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I'll give NBC credit for airing shows with unique plots. I'm excited to check it out.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

https://tvline.com/2021/02/26/debris...VGCWPtcldKzMWg

TV Line reviewed the Pilot and gave it a B+

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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

For some reason I thought this was supposed to be on Peacock, or something, been looking forward to it.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

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I'll give NBC credit for airing shows with unique plots. I'm excited to check it out.
Yep. Iíd be even nicer if those shows lasted more than one season that didnít have a cliffhanger.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

Sorry to say it, but Iím out. Gave up at 38 minutes (live broadcast, not on demand).

As a viewer, I didnít like being dropped into the middle of the story. Too confusing and weird, even for me who likes unique plots. I was even watching alien documentaries earlier today on YouTube , so this should have grabbed my attention.

I was hoping to pick up a new network show, but thatís been very scarce lately.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I thought it was a decent, but it could have been executed a little more smoother. The title cards in the beginning set up the story, so I didn't think it was that confusing. The alien space craft's debris is all over the place and the CIA and MI6 are working together to investigate the anomalies surrounding it. It's obvious that Wyman is setting up an X-Files type scenario with Benventi and Jones investigating the debris anomalies around the world and also including some kind of mythology to it as hinted at the end with Jones father and what Bryan's boss was working on.

The show looks like it has a significant special effects budget, at least in the 1st episode. So we'll see if they maintain it.

My biggest complaint is they could have had a little more action to quicken the pace. It did feel a little slow in parts.

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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

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Scroobius Pip is a personís name.
It's not though.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

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Hopefully it turns out better than Manifest which had an interesting premise but went downhill into boring procedural almost immediately.
I find that these science fiction concepts don't really work with network tv, and haven't since the X-Files. Not sure what it is exactly, but they seem to lack an "edge" to them and just sort of look like CSI or Criminal Minds with a "weird" component.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I wasn't impressed.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

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I find that these science fiction concepts don't really work with network tv, and haven't since the X-Files. Not sure what it is exactly, but they seem to lack an "edge" to them and just sort of look like CSI or Criminal Minds with a "weird" component.
Network TV shows (NBC, CBS, ABC) all seem to be stuck in the 90s with their programming. They canít seem to break away from the tired Cop/Lawyer/Doctor shows that theyíve been throwing at viewers for 30-40 years. Even when they try a new concept, they still end up feeling just like their other content.

It seems like network TV knows theyíve lost to cable programming and donít even try anymore.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I was very meh on it myself, but I’ll stick with it a while just because I loved Fringe.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

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I was very meh on it myself, but I’ll stick with it a while just because I loved Fringe.
I love Fringe too, which is the only reason I watched this last night. Unless they bring in a character as awesome as Dr. Walter Bishop I don't see myself sticking with this one very long. Plus it seemed like it had even more commercial breaks than normal.

Another thing that bothered me is the music, it seemed like a bad Vangelis Blade Runner knock off.

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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I liked it. Yeah they throw you in with zero explanation but I assume we will get more info as it goes along. I like Jonathan Tucker but he talks so weird.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

Clearly a 2021 rip-off of X-Files. I did not particularly like either the male or female lead. Not a huge fan of the British pandering, the show was obviously made with an intention of also selling it to the British market.

I'll stick around for a couple episodes only to see if it gets better.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

Like most of you, went into this because of the 'Fringe' connection, and loved the 'X-Files'. But pretty disappointing. I thought the male lead character (Jonathan Tucker) was particularly weak. And I can already feel that this is the type of show that will never have a true resolution - either it will go on for multiple seasons and the plot will just keep getting diluted/diverted, or it will be canceled and there's never a final wrap-up. Good concept, but looks like poor execution.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

Started with some potential and then seemed to be heading to the classic melodrama stretch it out bs... more sci-fi and tech please!
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

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Network TV shows (NBC, CBS, ABC) all seem to be stuck in the 90s with their programming. They canít seem to break away from the tired Cop/Lawyer/Doctor shows that theyíve been throwing at viewers for 30-40 years. Even when they try a new concept, they still end up feeling just like their other content.
Not only that, but to me network shows all look, sound and feel the same, too. It's like the same 1,000 people work in network TV as cameramen, set designers, costumers, sound designers and writers, and they just get shuffled around a bit for every new show. Even shows that initially appear to be "different" - like God Friended Me vs. NCIS vs. Clarice - still somehow look similar. You can spot a "CBS show" or an "ABC show" from a mile away. I mean, I think we can all agree that - strictly talking about visuals here - Better Call Saul is a legit work of art compared to the competent, yet unimaginative, dreck the networks pump out by the ton. That's a big part of why I loved Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies so much - there just wasn't anything else on network TV quite like 'em.
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Re: Debris (NBC) -- S: Jonathan Tucker -- Sci-Fi drama from the Producer of Fringe -- Premieres 3/1/21

I'm re-watching Fringe right now. I don't really buy into "from the producer of..." marketing speak as that means shit compared to "from the creator of..." or "from the mind of [insert name you've actually heard of]"... BUT, the premise sounds mildly interesting. Might be worth a shot.

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