This discussion assumes you’ve seen both the Fox TV show “Almost Human” and are aware of the Judge Dredd franchise. Spoilers may be discussed, so fair warning.
Right, so first of all, timeline. Almost Human is set in the year 2048. Dredd happens around 2099 and there is mention an apocalyptic nuclear war in 2070.
Next, the city. I don’t think the city is named in Almost Human, but a giant wall exists and everyone is wary enough of what’s on the other side that they don’t think fugitives will escape there. Mega-City One in the Dreddverse has a giant wall with the Cursed Earth on the other side, where retired Judges take their Long Walk to bring law to the lawless.
Next, protagonist. Both Detective John Kennex and Judge Dredd look and sound like Karl Urban. Kennex is missing a leg and is born too early to be Dredd. However, Dredd is a clone, which would explain the leg and the birth dates. And both come from a line of law enforcement.
Finally, details. The future tech seems similar for both, although we don’t see androids as prominently in Dredd. Maybe the distrust from Synthetic Soul played a role in later years. There’s a space program in both. Dorian was supposed to be assigned to a space station. In the 2000AD series Strongtium Dog, their base, “The Doghouse” is an orbiting space station.
In the Origins storyline, first Chief Judge Fargo establishes the Judge System in 2031, but maybe it didn’t spread to Kennex’s city yet, by 2048. What other details support or disprove this theory? Discuss.