epiphany_maria (epiphany_maria) wrote,

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1998 Tale of the Tape

Cleared out a tape from 1998 (that's my best guess anyway). First up is a season 3 'Due South' ep 'Dr Longball' in which a baseball team is sabotaged, Welsh and his brother have issues and actors play different characters for some bizarre reason. Plus Stan annoys. This was uh and I do wonder: whatever happened to Tom Melissis?

Best Lines:
"I hate fresh air."

"He's not a man, he's an accountant."

"You can park your car in the street all night and it'll still be in one piece in the morning."

Nest up was a season 3 'Xena Warrior Princess' ep 'The Debt, part 1' which was part of the infamous Rift Saga. Xena heads to Chin to kill a bad guy, Gabrielle is pompous and needs a slap. This is full of padding as Xena tells of how back in her evil days she hung out in the East. Being evil. She was dumped by Borias and met Lao Ma (Jacqueline Kim of 'Star Trek: Generations') who was 'mysterious'. Xena kidnapped Ming T'ien, a vile brat of a child. Lao Ma makes no mention of her twin daughters who showed up in season 6.

Gabrielle whines, she really needs to shut up. Lao Ma cannot act. The hot tub scene is blatant fan pandering. And there is no explanation for why Lao Ma did what she did for Xena? Plus no-one in Chin noticed the six foot white woman hanging out in Lao Ma's house? This was an uh of a ep with Gabrielle doing her traitor act and Xena getting a hair pin she'd put to good use in part 2.

Best Lines:
"If we kill them all, who is left to be terrified?"

"I was a courtesan, you sold me. You expect loyalty?"

Then came a season 1 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' ep 'Angel' in which Buffy learns Angel is a vampire. Duh. The Master, the Anointed One and Darla hang around being boring. Xander insults Cordelia thus setting the scene for all his relationships with women in future eps. Buffy kills Darla and her stunt double looks a foot taller than she is. This was dull.

Finally there was the season 1 'Earth: Final Conflict' ep 'Live Free or Die' in which Da'an is held hostage by guest star Nigel Bennett who overacts. There is bad acting, low budget and Boone talks Da'an back from death. In a sidenote Sandoval's mind controlling CVI is starting to break down which lead to the best 'EFC' ep ever 'Sandoval's Run'. Sadly it all led to naught as the show went off the rails after series 1 and Sandoval went from complex tragic guy to joke panto villain. This wasn't bad.
Tags: buffy the vampire slayer, tape tales

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