Quantum Leap – The Last Gunfighter [4.14]

Sam leaps into Tyler Means, an 82 year old former gunfighter who gets by through tales of his famous exploits, especially the story of a notable gunfight. However, he is suddenly confronted by Pat Knight, a man from Tyler’s past, who claims to be the real gunfighting skill behind Tyler’s legend, and is out for revenge for the way that Tyler has dishonored him through his stories. Sam finds himself having to face a real gunfighter in a genuine shoot-out on a dusty Western street.

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The Wild Wild West 1 – The Complete Series – The Night of the Inferno, The Night of the Deadly Bed, The Night the Wizard Shook the Earth, The Night of the Sudden Death

For my birthday this year one of the things I directed my money toward was a complete series collection of The Wild, Wild West that ran for four seasons in the late 60s. Like I did with The Avengers a little while ago, I thought Id write up some mini-commentaries on different episodes as I watch through them.

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Max Headroom: Rakers (Ep 2)

Max Headroom is a short-lived science fiction dystopian TV series that aired in America (on ABC) from 1987-1988. There were only 14 episodes (including one which was unaired). It featured Max Headroom, a supposedly computer-generated personality who was already familiar to television audiences through The Max Headroom Show (a youth-oriented talk / music video program).

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Max Headroom: Blipverts (Ep 1)

Max Headroom is a short-lived science fiction dystopian TV series that aired in America (on ABC) from 1987-1988. There were only 14 episodes (including one which was unaired). It featured Max Headroom, a supposedly computer-generated personality who was already familiar to television audiences through The Max Headroom Show (a youth-oriented talk / music video program).

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Quantum Leap – Temptation Eyes [4.13]

Sam leaps into Dylan Powell, an aging television reporter who has gained notoriety for receiving anonymous tips regarding the activities of serial killer in San Francisco in 1985. Sam meets Tamlyn Matsuda, an apparent psychic who is assisting the police with their investigation, but who is fated to be the murderer’s next victim. Tamlyn’s unusual abilities are real, and soon she can see Sam for who he really is and even seems to be able to detect the presence of Al. Sam and Tamlyn fall in love and begin a relationship. On the day of Tamlyn’s predicted death approaches, Sam discovers that the killer is his own cameraman, Ross Tyler. Sam saves Tamlyn and defeats Ross (who takes his own life). Sam says a tender goodbye to Tamlyn as he leaps away.

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Quantum Leap – Running for Honor [4.12]

Sam leaps into Tommy York, a naval student who is a popular athlete on the track field, in the 1960’s. Sam must prevent the death of Tommy’s former roommate, Phillip Ashcroft, who was expelled for being gay. Phillip was apparently murdered by bigoted students at their academy, but Sam eventually realizes that Phillip really committed suicide in order to frame his school tormentors. Sam prevents Phillip’s death and helps him find a way forward, while also exposing the bullies who have been causing his problems. There are significant questions throughout the story as to whether or not Tommy York himself is gay, but this is left unknown.

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The New Adventures of Wonder Woman (1977-1978) – Old Superhero Movies & TV, but not necessarily the good stuff

I’ve been on a bit of an old superhero TV / movie binge lately. And in doing so, I’ve been a bit of a sucker for punishment.After writing about season 1 of Wonder Woman (from the 1970s, see here), I pushed forward with the series and a little while ago I finished season 2.

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Wonder Woman (1976-1977) – Old Superhero Movies & TV, but not necessarily the good stuff

I’ve been on a bit of an old superhero TV / movie binge lately. And in doing so, I’ve been a bit of a sucker for punishment.

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Gravity Falls

From 2012-2016, two seasons of Gravity Falls aired on the Disney Channel. For part of that time it was apparently the networks highest rated program, and remains popular with its fanbase. Part of that fanbase is my middle daughter, who recently took advantage of our extended time together alone (the rest of my family were away traveling) to introduce it to me. And now I’m part of that fanbase as well.

Some Spoilers. Not tons, but some.

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Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – April 5, 2022

It’s been a couple of weeks and Star Trek Picard has now transformed itself into the peak of science fiction storytelling, putting all previous iterations of the franchise to shame.

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