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  1. Movie Mash-Up

    Ok, next movie. Some actors: Peter Diamond James Cosmo Jon Polito Sheila Gish Alan North Clancy Brown Roxanne Hart Some characters: Brenda Wyatt Lt. Frank Moran Det. Walter Bedsoe Iman Fasil "Russell Edwin Nash"
  2. TV Show Mash-Up

    Ok, this is a round of short-lived "historical" shows, name any to take the round. A) This show was meant as a comedy, but actually made a lot of sense in terms of the story. This series showed a main character "passing the torch" to his successor/offspring, which was always part of the narrative when it was meant as serious stories. It lasted 5 episodes. It took place in California, and introduced a new character named Carlos. The title references 2 characters- one is a famous, established character and the other was invented for the series, AFAIK. B) This show also took place in California. The theme-song was sung by Jose Feliciano. It lasted for 8 episodes despite 22 episodes having been filmed and completed. A DVD version was later released in France under the title "Sous Le Signe de L'Épée." The main character/title character was female. A supporting character is a gypsy who reads Tarot cards a lot-and ends up naming the title character and thus the show. Tessie Santiago probably owes winning the role to dyeing her hair black before her first audition to conform to Hollywood stereotypes. C) This show took place in France. It lasted 13 episodes. One of the main characters was the son of a famous character in literature, the others were all new. The cast included Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Ironside, and Sheena Easton. Karen Cliche was in the principal cast-and played one of the title characters. Their job title is instantly recognizable. However, as always, it's a misnomer. None of them are sharpshooters-they use a different type of weapon. One twist is that Karen Cliche's character is impersonating someone else, for a VERY obvious reason to an even casual viewer.As with the other shows, this is not focused on the old guard, but the sharp cookies that replaced them. D) This show spun off another show. It took place in modern times. The original idea was to introduce 5 different new characters into the parent shows, and spin off one of them, or all of them, into a new series. That idea failed, so they spun off a recurring character as the title character (singular.) With 2 main characters played by actors who disliked each other, any possible chemistry between their characters was doomed to fail. Add to that the lead actress' manager was a stalker AND she became convinced the CIA and President Clinton were after her. (OK, he wasn't, but at least she had a reason to think the sitting President MIGHT have had someone looking into her specifically.) The show was written-neither like the original show it spun off from nor the movie from which THAT was spun off- but began as another cop show, and had bad ratings that an interesting cliffhanger was unable to rescue- leaving the end of the series a big question mark for both of the main characters. Oddly enough, she never appeared again, although the character COULD have returned with some of the others. We never heard what became of him. The opening narration: " She is... immortal. A thousand years old, and she cannot die. A creature of legend, like the Raven. A thief, who stole the Sun and the Moon. They sent a warrior to bring her back. He found her. Together they brought back light to the world. I was a cop. To me she was just a thief. Another day on the job. But she wasn't. She changed my life, changed... everything. And both of us knew from that moment on, nothing would ever be the same." The final lines of the final episode: "Once, everything was clear. Good guys, bad guys. Life and death. Then you meet someone, someone you want to love, then it all changes. Death brings life, life brings death. What room is there for love, when there can be only one? "
  3. Ok, clearing this round. This stealth round was "Gone Baby Gone", and merged the movie "Gone Baby Gone" with a movie and a TV show, both named "Gone." (One merge for each "Gone" in the movie's title.) Anyone can post the next round.
  4. Chain-smoker and chronic alcoholic, and I'm supposed to believe what killed him was a handful of studio lights a few decades before his death that he was exposed to for about 2 weeks. Actors of every age have been exposed to brighter, and there's no chronic warning that studio lights or stage lights will kill, but it singled out someone with 2 weeks of exposure. Forgive me if I consider that just another in a long list of his lies.
  5. Just another group of so-called leaders trying to "run the clock." The crowd of twi'ers and ex-twi'ers is smaller every year as they age out and aren't replaced, so they're trying to get some of that sweet cash until they or the parishoners die, whichever comes first.
  6. Triple Movie Links Game

    Hot Shots Part Deux Rowan Atkinson Love Actually
  7. I think Weyoun was Jeffrey Coombs, and Mrs Wolf agreed (she wanted to check but obviously I stopped her. Besides, she knew I could have looked it up faster than asking her, so she probably guessed it was for one of these games.)
  8. TV Show Mash-Up

    Ok, this is a round of short-lived "historical" shows, name any to take the round. A) This show was meant as a comedy, but actually made a lot of sense in terms of the story. This series showed a main character "passing the torch" to his successor, which was always part of the narrative when it was meant as serious stories. It lasted 5 episodes. It took place in California, and introduced a new character named Carlos. The title references 2 characters- one is a famous, established character and the other was invented for the series, AFAIK. B) This show also took place in California. The theme-song was sung by Jose Feliciano. It lasted for 8 episodes despite 22 episodes having been filmed and completed. A DVD version was later released in France under the title "Sous Le Signe de L'Épée." The main character/title character was female. A supporting character is a gypsy, and she reads Tarot cards a lot. Tessie Santiago probably owes winning the role to dyeing her hair black before her first audition to conform to Hollywood stereotypes. C) This show took place in France. It lasted 13 episodes. One of the main characters was the son of a famous character in literature, the others were all new. The cast included Bruce Boxleitner, Michael Ironside, and Sheena Easton. Karen Cliche was in the principal cast-and played one of the title characters. Their job title is instantly recognizable. However, as always, it's a misnomer. None of them are sharpshooters-they use a different type of weapon. One twist is that Karen Cliche's character is impersonating someone else, for a VERY obvious reason to an even casual viewer. D) This show spun off another show. It took place in modern times. The original idea was to introduce 5 different new characters into the parent shows, and spin off one of them, or all of them, into a new series. That idea failed, so they spun off a recurring character as the title character (singular.) With 2 main characters played by actors who disliked each other, any possible chemistry between their characters was doomed to fail. Add to that the lead actress' manager was a stalker AND she became convinced the CIA and President Clinton were after her. (OK, he wasn't, but at least she had a reason to think the sitting President MIGHT have had someone looking into her specifically.) The show was written-neither like the original show it spun off from nor the movie from which THAT was spun off- but began as another cop show, and had bad ratings that an interesting cliffhanger was unable to rescue- leaving the end of the series a big question mark for both of the main characters. Oddly enough, she never appeared again, although the character COULD have returned with some of the others. We never heard what became of him. The opening narration included this: "A thief, who stole the Sun and the Moon. They sent a warrior to bring her back. He found her. Together they brought back light to the world. I was a cop. To me she was just a thief. Another day on the job. But she wasn't. She changed my life, changed... everything. And both of us knew from that moment on, nothing would ever be the same." The final lines of the final episode included this: "Once, everything was clear. Good guys, bad guys. Life and death. Then you meet someone, someone you want to love, then it all changes. Death brings life, life brings death."
  9. Movie Mash-Up

    For one thing, if you look at a photo of Matt Ryan in the role, you say "John Constantine?" but if you look at KR in the movie role, you figure it's another Matrix project or something.
  10. Revival and Restoration

    Serving God out of reverence and love looks a LOT like serving God out of necessity. In either case, you'll be respectful to Him and do what He says. The main difference would be the motivation, but in either case you should be serving, which would look exactly the same either way. In one case, because one is saved and respects and reveres, and in the other case, because one respects and reveres, and has confidence He's the horse to back and so his side is the saved one.
  11. Yes, that was him. . BTW, you reminded me of Preston when you mentioned Robert Prescott on another thread and I got them confused. "Toddy" was in "Victor VIctoria" (Mrs Wolf might have gotten it from that) and Centauri was from "the Last Starfighter" (I almost certainly would have gotten it from that.) Guy's been in a LOT of stuff over the years, hasn't he?
  12. Super Hero TV

    Do you remember to schedule in eating and sleeping? We watch BBT and Young Sheldon off that list, (and whatever else I mentioned.) Usually we catch up on DC shows on the weekend (I catch up during the week if it's just me.)
  13. Super Hero TV

    We enjoyed LoT. Black Panther's getting a show? Punisher has a show? I REALLY hope this is REALLY the last we see of Damien Darkh. It was tiresome to see him again. He's just not interesting, and he's not smart enough to be a villainous mastermind. Frankly, Malcolm Merlin was more dangerous just because he thought ahead and planned ahead. With DD, they really wrote around him being powerful- as if that's enough to make a character interesting. We actually liked the season finale of LoT. Either you hated it because it was incredibly cheesy, or you liked it because it was unabashedly cheesy in how they tied up the entire season. I wish Victor Garber hadn't wanted out (we figured that was why he left before even checking), but I did appreciate Stein's death was handled like a death (Jax and the Steins grieving, the team dealing with his death, etc. Len's idea lightened things up just enough so that they weren't TOO heavy but also not silly.) The show got cheesy, and that, IMHO, worked for it. As much as I like Arrow, it's freaking depressing a lot of the time. Can we have an episode where Ollie saves a basket of puppies or something?
  14. Super Hero TV

    Thank you so much for avoiding heavy spoilers. Here's where my approximate and specific shows are, in my schedule... All the Marvel stuff, I'm currently not following. I finished Iron Fist, and started DareDevil. For some reason, it's not holding my interest. I think the bad lighting and street stuff are really a turn-off. (I do like martial arts stuff, so if they add some and I hear about it, that might change.) Eventually I hope to finish stuff. I'm behind on Agents of SHIELD by a few seasons. (Too much work, and too little fun.) As for DC, the Mrs and I watch stuff, and I watch stuff without her. We watch LoT (and finished it), Flash (need 2 episodes, or 3 if there's another tonight), and Arrow (we're behind about 6 episodes.) I expect us to catch up to Flash this weekend. (No pun intended.) I watch Black Lightning (finished), Gotham (AFAIK, I just saw the season closer), Krypton and Supergirl (behind on both, and will watch them over the next month.) I'm not really big on either, so I'll watch them when it's convenient.)
  15. Cleve Gordon William Struthers Father Chuck O'Malley Clinton Jones Rubin Flood Roger Morgan Steve Blair Jay Follett Ace Bonner Joseph Dobbs Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burnside Tom Lindholm Sr. Big Ed Bookman Hadley Chisholm Ben Sunday Mike Finnegan Dennis Riordan Dr. Irving Finegarten Carole "Toddy" Todd "Big" Ed Bookman Centauri Harold Hill
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