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The Orville – Old Wounds

by Alan Rapp on September 11, 2017

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Set in the 25th Century, The Orville is more Star Trek knock-off than parody. The show’s pilot episode introduces us to troubled officer Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) who is granted command of a starship not out of any qualifications but simply because the Planetary Union ran out of suitable candidates. Initially psyched for the assignment, Mercer is shocked to discover his cheating ex-wife Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) has been assigned as his first officer. The ship’s first assignment, to deliver supplies to a medical station, goes awry when the lead scientist (Brian George) reveals the existence about a time displacement device which could be used as a terrible weapon an alien race known as the Krill show up to steal.

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Danger Man – Josetta

by Alan Rapp on September 7, 2017

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Our Throwback Thursday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. The murder of a prominent politician, rumored to have been killed by American agents, sends John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) to São Paulo where the only witness to the crime is the victim’s blind sister Josetta (Julia Arnall). After identifying the killer by his voice, the local authorities need more to move on the Army lietantnat (Kenneth Haigh) who, with the help of a leggy blonde (Claire Gordon), quickly frames the American agent for attempted murder to throw suspicion off himself.

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Killjoys – Wargasm

by Alan Rapp on September 6, 2017

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Killjoys closes out its Third Season with the war between the Hullen and the Killjoys finally heating up. “Wargasm” also gives us the confrontation between Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen) and Aneela (John-Kamen), although its outcome (and that of the war) is unexpected. Given how the episode ends, it looks like its going to be awhile before our three heroes return to their roles as space bounty hunters.

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Human Target – Baptiste

by Alan Rapp on September 5, 2017

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Human Target - Baptiste television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to another episode from the First Season of Human Target. “Baptiste” may be my favorite episode of the series, although the final episode of the show’s First Season does give it a run for its money. As the title suggests, the episode marks the first appearance of Christopher Chance‘s (Mark Valley) old friend Baptiste (Lennie James) who arrives in Washington for a high-target assassination. The episode also marks the return (and sadly final appearance) of my favorite recurring guest-star as, needing all the help he can get, Chance turns to FBI Agent Emma Barnes (Emmanuelle Vaugier) to stop Baptise from murdering the delegates of a secret Chinese/Taiwan summit in Georgetown.

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Hooten and the Lady – Cambodia

by Alan Rapp on August 30, 2017

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Despite his attempts to keep her out of his latest expedition, Alex (Ophelia Lovibond) shows up in Cambodia to help Hooten (Michael Landes) hunt for the Cintamani jewel. With the help of a local kid (Jay Heyman), Hooten has been able to find most of the relics needed, although he’ll need Alex’s help to get past some drug runners and decipher the clues leading to the jewel’s location. The trouble is that they aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Hooten’s old partner Kane (Vincent Regan) is also searching for the prize.

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