Friday, October 21, 2016

MacGyver - Broken Toothpicks

Hello Dwellers and Welcome to the Basement....Tonight we're going over this week's episode of MacGyver, titled 'Toothpick' (Season 1, Episode 5)... well you can tell by the title of this entry that said toothpick was broken cause this episode was just... terrible...




QUICK NOTES

  • The only positive thing about tonight's episode is that the plot of Mac having to protect a witness on her way to tesitfy is a proven setup for many classic MacGyver episodes.... 
  • Because they have to shove every single fucking main character into every single episode, the stuff that would've carried it (Mac / Katrina) was practically not worth even shown because the actual character moments were little nuggets of what would've been something more compelling than what we got.
  • We did not need to see Thornton being Jenna Born
  • Riley, once again SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN THE FIELD IN THE FIRST PLACE.... oh sure they address that hey maybe we should train her to take care of herself, which should've been brought up before instead of her on-screen time being wasted with Bozer
  • This episode was garbage... I dare say, even worst than the actual pilot...

STAR TREK DISCOVERY

Tonight's broken toothpick mess got me thinking about Star Trek Discovery... and how much of it is going to be hampered with the modern CBS Network status quo when it comes to shows with an ensemble cast action adventure dramas, in that darn near everyone has to have equal screen time at the expense of the plot. Yes I know Star Trek Discovery is going to be on the CBS All Access deal (and really it's only hope of that changing was if CBS didn't order a full season of MacGyver... which they did), but I can't help but feel concern we're going to end up seeing another one of those 'everyone contributes... even if it makes no sense' type of shows..

Tales From The TARDIS: World's End (The Dalek Invasion of Earth ) Plus 'DALEK SUBMARINE

Hello Dwellers and Welcome To The Basement... we have reached the point I was kind of dreading, that we are about to say good-bye to the first Doctor Who companion, Susan... but before we do that, we have the epic six-part Dalek Invasion Of Earth to go through, and it begins with 'World's End' 




QUICK NOTES
  • This was the first Doctor Who story to really go 'outisde' and it makes a world of difference, as many shots that normally would've been close-ups (such as Barbara running to catch up with the guys who took Susan) instead of big wide shots we've gotten.
  • Despite everything, Susan is still treated as a child (with the Doctor saying she should get a spanked bottom for accidently cutting our heroes off from the TARDIS), but at least she admits she is selfish that she is sort of glad that they did not land in the era of London Barbara and Ian are from.
  • There are some great dialog sequences with The Doctor and Ian, and you can see just how far they have come from the rather hostile beginning, there is a mutual respect and friendship between them.
  • This episode does everything perfectly to set everything up for the story, gets our heroes in their perils, introduces key support characters and establishes the threat, The Daleks and the debuting Robomen.

DALEK SUBMARINE



DALEK SUBMARINE LYRICS

In the town where I was born
The TARDIS landed With nothing To See
There was no signs of any life
For everything was blown to smithereens

So we began to explore
But then began to scream
For up from the River Thames
Rose a Dalek Submarine

We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine
We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine

As we try to escape quickly
The Dalek fires relentlessly
While Yelling EX-TER-MIN-ATE

We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine
We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine

Through luck and some guile,
we succeed in avoiding its laser beams
Making it back to the TARDIS
To escape that damn Dalek

We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine
We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine

We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine
We all run from the Dalek Submarine
Dalek Submarine, Dalek Submarine

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