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Unforgettable: In which we learn that might the be the dirtiest thing I’ve ever heard.

Almost forgot, a Pilot Era Post for a Thursday

Pilot Era

First aired:20th September 2011

Cast (Main):

Poppy Montgomery  –  Carrie Wells

Dylan Walsh  –  Al Burns

Michael Gaston  –  Michael Costello

Daya Vaidya  –  Nina Inara

Kevin Rankin   –   Roe Saunders

Cast (Guest):

Deanna Dunagan –  Alice Wells

Sofia Jean Gomez  – Catherine Grant

Roxanne Hope Radja  – Wendy Wilson

Brian O’Neill  –  Frank Harbert

Clem Cheung  –  Mr Lin

Synopsis: Carrie Wells is helping out at a care home, showcasing her perfect memory, whilst tending to a woman who doesn’t know her, that is clearly her own mother. That night, she uses this perfect memory (a symptom of the condition hyperthymesia) to play cards at an illegal casino, then gets away from the casino’s owner Mr Lin, who takes umbridge at her success. She goes home alone and nostalgically gazes at some old postcards until finally she sleeps…

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The Blacklist: In which we learn to root for the ‘bad guy’. (Done)

A Pilot Era post

Pilot Era

First aired: 4th October 2013

Cast:

James Spader – Raymond Reddington

Megan Boone – Elizabeth Keen

Ryan Eggold – Tom Keen

Harry Lennix – Dept Director Harold Cooper

Diego Klattenhoff – Donald Ressler

Synopsis: Outside the Washington DC Office of the FBI, a man in a hat and suit walks in and asks Deputy Director Harold Cooper. The then walks to the centre of the lobby and surrenders to the army of federal agents that now surround him.

This man is Raymond Reddington, a former Naval Intelligence officer who disappeared in 1990 with a large amount of classified information and then became the underworld figure known as the ‘Concierge of Crime’. He tells Cooper of a known kidnapper called Zamani, long thought dead, who arrived in DC that day to kidnap the daughter of a prominent army officer. Reddington offers to help, but will only speak to Elizabeth Keen. No…

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Champions of S.H.I.E.L.D Part 6

There are spoilers, since the series only finished here last month.

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Agent Melinda May – Ming Na Wen

Agent Leopold Fitz – Ian De Caestecker

Agent Gemma Simmons– Elizabeth Henstridge

Daisy ‘Quake’ Johnson – Chloe Bennett

Alfonso ‘Mack’ MacKenzie –Henry Simmons

Elena ‘Yo-Yo’ Rodrigues – Natalia Cordova

Zeke Shaw – Jeff Ward

Recurring Cast:

Sarge – Clark Gregg

Agent Piper – Joel Stoffer

Agent Davis – Joel Stoffer

Enoch – Joel Stoffer

Dr Marcus Benson – Barry Shabaka Henley

Izel – Karolina Wydra

Overview: Having lost their legitimacy, their headquarters, some of the mid-level cast and their close connection to the MCU, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. lost one more thing by the end of season 5, Philip J Coulson. This show has really had two stories, either the love story of FitzSimmons or the second life of Agent Coulson. Now he was gone, ending his life in the Magical Place of Tahiti in with Melinda May at his side, it was a good ending to the story but his absence became a character very much as he had been when he was there.

Initial Status Quo The team have lost Coulson and the Leopold Fitz who came back from the future. A year has passed, in which Gemma Simmons, Daisy (Quake) Johnson along with Agents Piper and Davis are in deep space searching for the Fitz who hadn’t yet arrived in the future. Back on Earth, Alphonso McKenzie has taken the reins as director and is rebuilding S.H.I.E.L.D to face whatever new threats are coming.

Twist: They soon learn that this threat has a familiar face. A band of interstellar travellers are jumping from world to world, causing havoc as they go. Robbery and murder are part of their MO and. Their leader Sarge is an exact doppelganger of Philip Coulson.

Twist 2: Fitz is out of his stasis pod and he and Enoch the Chronicon are trying to get back to the post-Earth future. It is not going well. Also the Chronicons are hunting Enoch and Fitz after their homeworld is destroyed by the threat Sarge and his band of rogues are pursuing. That threat, Izel collides with Fitz and Simmons when they are reunited and after all the plots collide there are more secrets to be revealed.

Overall: This was a shorter season, which cut a lot of the fat off the season. It also made me feel that I had missed episodes. The year long time jump left a lot more questions than the show answered. Splitting the team papered over the cracks of the thin story and put the focus on character, much to the series’ benefit. We got to see Mack struggle with leadership as he cuts himself off from YoYo, who looks elsewhere, only to lose that. We saw FitzSimmons reunited once again, but still their happy ever after just out of reach.  The story of Sarge took many turns and he went from villain to reluctant hero and back again, a world ending threat and with the day saved, everything is thrown up in the air as the team’s status is changed again and we end up back in time and the return of a familiar face.

Stand out Episodes:

Missing Pieces: A rebuilding team, shattered by recent losses come face to face with a doppleganger of their fallen leader as several of their new members fall before this new threat.

The Other Thing: We learn more about Sarge and his team as things in space get more tense.

Inescapable: FitzSimmons under the microscope as their relationship faces it’s biggest challenge, themselves. They battle their own issues and their own dark sides to find one another again.

New Life: Izel and Sarge, surprise guests and a cliff-hanger ending bring this shorter season to a satisfying close.

Next Time: The final season a look into the past and the future.

 

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Dino Trux: In which we learn a bit about socialism.

Thursday’s Pilot Era Post

Pilot Era

First aired: 14th August 2015

Cast: (Voice) 

Andrew Francis – Ty Rux

Richard Ian Cox- Revvit

Ashleigh Ball – Skye

Mat Hill – Ton Ton

Brian Drummond – Dozer

Paul Dobson  – D-Structs

Synopsis: In a prehistoric world of large dinotrux and smaller reptools, we first meet Ty a red T-Truck who wakes, leaves his cave and digs for ore, the main source of food for the creatures in this world. Then a nearby volcano erupts. The trux evacuate, with Ty helping to save a baby Ankylodump before he is hit by a stray rock, damaging his right set of tire-treads. All the other species leave in their groups, but the solitary Ty is left behind with no one there to help him out. He finds a new area in a crater and seeks to move in, but the locals are less than keen on him being there. A reptool called…

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Penny Dreadful, in which we learn that you really should ask questions at a job interview

Another Pilot Era Post

Pilot Era

First aired: 10th February 2007

Cast:

Timothy Dalton – Sir Malcolm Murray

Eva Green – Vanessa Ives

Josh Hartnett – Ethan Chandler

Harry Treadaway – Victor Frankenstein

Simon Russell Beale – Ferdinand Lyle

Olivia Llewellyn – Mina Harker

Danny Sapani – Sembene

Synopsis: A woman wakes up in bed and gets up carefully avoiding waking her daughter and walks through the house, with only a lamp for light to go to the toilet. Something pulls her outside. The child wakes and walks through the house and opens a door and screams at what she sees.

In an empty room, a green clad woman frantically prays in latin, desperate for answers or some kind of ending. She appears to go into a seizure as a voice speaks to her. The next day, an American sharpshooter charms a crowd in general and in later a young lady from that crowd is charmed…

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Spin Off Special: Torchwood: In which we learn Dr Harper should on the sex offenders register.

Well it seems silly to leave this one till next week now.

Pilot Era

First aired:22nd October 2006

Cast:

John Barrowman   –   Captain Jack Harkness

Eve Myles   –   Gwen Cooper

Burn Gorman  – Doctor Owen Harper

Noako Mori  –  Toshiko Sato

Indira Varma  –  Suzie Costello

Kai Williams   –   Rhys Williams

Gareth Davies-Lloyd  –  Ianto Jones

Tom Price  –   PC Andy

Spin Off Specifics:

Where did is spin-off from? Doctor Who

When did it spin-off from? This season ran alongside Doctor Who’s season 3.

What is different? Rather than being set anywhere and anytime, this show focuses on present day Cardiff.

Was it necessary? Not really but the name Torchwood was all over season 2 of the new Doctor Who and people did seem to like the Captain Jack character.

How did it compare? Very different in both tone and premise, there’s little places to compare it.

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Reboots and Reimaginings – Doctor Who: In which we learn lots of planets have a North.

Just Posting one for Thursday

Pilot Era

First aired:17th March 2005

Cast:

Christopher Eccleston – The Doctor

Billie Piper – Rose Tyler

Camille Coduri – Jackie Tyler

Noel Clarke – Mickey Smith

Mark Benton – Clive

Nicholas Briggs – Voice of the Nestene

Reboot Specifics:

What and When was the Originial? Doctor Who (1963)

What did they keep? The name of the main character and the TARDIS.

What did they change? The main character has had some changes, but that wasn’t a new idea for this show.

Are here nods to the past? The villain is the same one from Spearhead from Space back in the 1970’s.

Does it stand on it’s own two feet or does it need the connection to the original? It is very much it’s own show, but it still connects to it’s past.

Plot: The planet Earth, the UK, London, the Powell Estate and an alarm clock goes off. Shop worker…

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Doctor Who: In which we learn that some teachers have a bit too much free time.

Another Pilot Era Post

Pilot Era

First aired: 23rd November 1963

Cast:

William Russell  – Ian Chesterton

Jacqueline Hill   –Barbara Wright

Carol Anne Ford  – Susan Foreman

William Hartnell  – The Doctor

Synopsis: A policeman walks past Foreman’s Scrapyard on Potter’s Lane in London. In the yard is a blue Police Box. From there we move to the nearby Coal Hill School.

At the school two teachers, science teacher Ian Chesterton and his colleague history teacher Barbara Wright are discussing a mutual student, Susan Foreman. She’s good at both history and science, but has many gaps in more basic knowledge such as current money. She’s a mystery and the pair decide to follow her home and learn more about her. They offer her a lift home, but she refuses, again being mysterious and evasive. They expected this, so lie in wait at the address given when she started school, Potter’s Lane. (So we…

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Highlander: In which we learn how phallic swords really are.

Pressed publish instead of update, so here’s an extra post

Pilot Era

First aired: 3rd October 1992

Cast (Main):

Adrian Paul – Duncan McLeod

Alexandra Vandernoot –Tessa Noel

Stan Kirsch – Richie Ryan

Cast (Guest):

Christopher Lambert – Conner McLeod

Richard Moll –Slan Quince

Wendell Wright – Sgt Powell

Synopsis: After a slightly overlong monologue and a Queen track a teenage boy is breaking into an antique store, while the owner and his girlfriend are enjoying some intimate fun upstairs. Once indoors, he starts looking for somethin to steal. Upstairs, the male part of the couple upstairs senses something is wrong and heads downstairs, wielding a japanese sword.

The thief is witness to another sword wielder come in. The shop owner identifies himself as Duncan McLeod of the clan McLeod, the newcomer calls himself Slan Quince, who points out that he wants Duncan’s head. Before anything else happens, a third sword wielding man arrives, identifying himself as Connor…

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Primeval in which we learn that sometimes there IS a dinosaur outside the window.

Another Pilot Era post for a Thursday

Pilot Era

First aired: 10th February 2007

Cast:

Douglas Henshall – Dr Nick Cutter

Juliet Aubrey – Helen Cutter

James Murray – Stephen Hart

Lucy Brown – Claudia Brown

Andrew Lee Potts – Connor Temple

Hannah Spearitt – Abby Maitland

Ben Miller – James Lester

Synopsis: In an Asda car park a woman is chased by a prehistoric creature. She outruns it, barely.

Eight years later at Central Metropolitan University, Professor Nick Cutter and his assistant Stephen Hart are accosted by one of Cutter’s over-eager students Connor Temple, who tells Cutter about a ‘monster’ sighting in the local Forest of Dean. He manages to convince the pair to check it out. At a nearby zoo, reptile keeper Abby is sacked by her boss, on her way out, she finds correspondence from a woman whose son found an unknown species of lizard in the same place, Abby decides to go check it out.

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