It feels like a cross between very bad
episodes of the first show and some of the lamer parts of that movie. Not all of X Files
The best argument I can make against the technology of the show is that if this world had the ability to make a boy-sized robot, why send a human woman up in space? Why not send a robot? I'm also skeptical that they'd have the technology to create a robot that looked this realistic, even in the next 50-60 years. 200-300 years, maybe. I might accept a robot arm or a robot eyeball, but the whole thing... not for a long time.
This series is so all over the map, it's a total mess. If you go back and look at Spielberg's scattered TV reputation, particularly Amazing Stories, Terra Nova, Seaquest, Smash, Under the Dome...
these were all very expensive shows that had a lot of problems. Some of them came and went very quickly over the years. (I dislike Falling Skies,
but it's got a modest audience and is doing OK, but I kinda think it's coasting.)
I think CBS is panicking about Extant
and the recent ratings collapse of Under the Dome,
because I think both were expected to do extremely well. It's sobering to note that apparently The Last Ship
(not a Spielberg show) is the #1
summer drama, with about a 5 rating.