Weekly Geeky Question #49: Disappointing Story Payoffs

Well, it’s Weekly Geeky Question time, and we’re up to Week #49–with the end of 2018 approaching more rapidly than any of us are prepared to deal with.   My Friend Rod is back with another question, and this time it’s about one of my favorite things, which is story structure.  What Rod wants to know is,,,

What are some of the most disappointing story payoff’s that I have ever seen?

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Weekly Geeky Question #45: Revisiting & Revising “Lost” (Season 6)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #45, and the question has taken me three weeks to answer, with an absurd number of words.

How would I have done things if I’d been charge of the last three seasons of Lost?

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Weekly Geeky Question #44: Revisiting & Revising “Lost” (Season 5)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #44, and the question has taken me into a deep pit of dredging up old memories best forgotten, so I could answer it effectively:

How would I have done things if I’d been charge of the last three seasons of Lost?

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Weekly Geeky Question #43: Revisiting & Revising “Lost” (Season 4)

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #43, and the question has taken me into a deep pit of dredging up old memories best forgotten, so I could answer it effectively:

How would I have done things if I’d been charge of the last three seasons of Lost?

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Quantum Leap – Disco Inferno [2.2]

As stuntman Chad Stone, Sam must discovers that he is present in 1976 as stuntman Chad Stone to prevent his younger brother from dying on an unsafe film set.  Chad’s actual talent is as a musician, but because his father, also a stuntman, doesn’t respect that vocation, Chad attempts to find approval by doing stunts before he’s ready.  Sam is able to save

Written by Paul Brown. Directed by Gilbert Shilton

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Weekly Geeky Question #8: Bad Adaptations

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #8, and the question is a simple one…

What are the ten most atrocious, terrible adaptations to TV or film of either a storyline or character from comic books, novels, or other forms of media?

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Quantum Leap – Honeymoon Express [2.1]

Sam becomes Tom McBride, a police officer who is on board a train bound for Niagara Falls with his newly married bride Alice.  He must contend with Alice’s advances, even as her jealous ex-husband shows up with murderous intent.  Meanwhile, in the “present”, Al faces an unsympathetic Senate committee who don’t believe that Project Quantum Leap has any ongoing merit.  In the end, saving Tom’s life and helping Alice to pass her Bar examine on the first try and become a lawyer changes the Senate committee–Alice is now it’s chair, which changes the outcome of their deliberations, allowing the Project to continue to be funded.

Written by Donald P. Bellisario. Directed by Aaron Lipstadt

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Weekly Geeky Question #4 – The Best of Community

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #4, and Rod’s question is a simple one, related to a TV series that he introduced me to.

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Quantum Leap – Play it Again, Seymour [1.8]

As New York City private eye Nick Allen, Sam must figure out who murdered his partner, and whether he can be together with Allison, his partner’s beautiful wife, who is in love with Nick.  The rumor is that the partner was murdered by a hitman, but Sam eventually discovers that the culprit is Nick’s landlord Lionel, who is love with Allison himself.  Sam stops Lionel and saves Allison, and in the process helps his awkward friend Seymour to launch a career as a pulp novelist.

Teleplay by Scott Shepherd & Donald P. Bellisario.  Story by Tom Blomquist and Scott Shepherd & Donald P. Bellisario. Directed by Aaron Lipstadt

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Quantum Leap – Camikazi Kid [1.7]

Sam becomes Cam Wilson, an awkward teenager whose sister Cheryl is about to marry the attractive but abusive Bob Thompson.  Sam must figure out how to help his sister see the truth about her fiancé.  In the end, he gets Bob to blow his cool by winning his car in a street race, using modern means to boost his own speed.  When Bob blows his cool, Cheryl dumps him and pursues her calling in the Peace Corp.  Sam meanwhile, helps Cam begin a romance with his friend Jill.

Written by Paul Brown. Directed by Alan J. Levi.
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