Welcome back to Slider's reviews. You know there is most likely a world out there where I did this every day like I was supposed to and have already finished Sliders. Oh to meet my double on that world. Workaholic asshole haha.
This episode is written by Steve Brown and was aired last on Fox because well as always they air everything out of order. Now for some reason ITunes doesn't have links for season 1 and 2 of Sliders, weird right? But you can check out season 3 here.
We start off in a San Francisco that is still apart of Mexico where the sliders are standing on a corner and trying to get work. Kind of like how illegals do in America. It is social commentary on how we treat people who are just trying to make a living in a place that doesn't accept them. Remy even has a line that is a bit heavy handed about it, "I hate being an illegal alien in a land that use to be mine." It drives home the point they were trying to make with the scene.
The military shows up and tries to round them up but everyone takes off running. Quinn ends up alone and separated from the others with only one day left on this world. He hops over a gate to hide and hits his head hard, before he could try and escape he is cornered by dogs and saved by a pretty maid.
She brings him inside and takes care of him. She tells him to keep his voice down so that her boss doesn't hear him. She is hiding him as he recovers. Nice lady. Quinn seems to know her. They grew up together on Earth Prime. It turns out that back as a kid Quinn was in love with her. We also learn that her current boyfriend was the Canadian man who was captured at the round up in the start of the episode.
The other sliders are in court being tried for sneaking into the country. A lawyer is getting flustered trying to defend them. They don't even get a real trial and are ordered deported. Quinn tells his ex's double about the timer and sliding and offers to take her to another world. She asks about her boyfriend. She loves him and it hurts Quinn but he promises to help him as well.
Quinn meets the girl's brother, played by his real life brother who will go on to play his character's brother in a few seasons. Very cool. With two hours to go before the slide, Quinn and his new friends help break the others out of the prison bus, including the girls boyfriend.
The cops show up and arrest everyone, we learn that her boyfriend set them all up to get a pardon. Quinn tries to get her to come with him but her brother is shot so she stays and he slides with the others.
The new world they land on is once again back to having English as the natural language. We also learn that they are not home and only have 7 hours left. Quinn is still shaken up by meeting his ex and goes out drinking with Remy to talk it over. Sometimes it really does help just to sit back and have a few beers with your friends as you talk about the past and girls and your problems. It is one of the simple truths of the world.
Remy talks Quinn into trying to find the girl on this world. He finds her house and just shows up. She recognizes him. She had been crying when he showed up but invites him in anyway. On this world Quinn moved away in 10th grade instead of her. She had been missing him since as he had on his world. Now correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't he dating Wade at this point? If so, why did he invite her to come sliding with him? But it doesn't matter, she is dating the same asshole on this world as she was on the last. They have a kid and he is an abusive asshole, oh and they are married. How much fun this must be for everyone.
The guy tries to fight Quinn but he knocks him out cold. She then asks Quinn if he could take her with him. He says he can't take the baby with them, it wouldn't be safe. Her husband then kicks her out. he made everything worse for her. Great guy. Well maybe he is, he calls this world's Quinn and sends her to go find him. He is setting himself up with his dream girl, just another version of himself. She kisses him goodbye, how sweet, unless he is dating Wade, than just not cool.
We land on a third world where Quinn, Remy and Arturo are locked in a cell in prison clothes. They are in prison and the timer is acting up. Instead of counting down it is counting up. They have the same lawyer and we hear that there is nothing to be done. The verdict is final. Arturo gets a copy of the transcript of the trial. It seems that they were arrested for the murder of Quinn's ex double. They are sent to the court for arraignment. It is the first sign that on this world is going backward in time. They even have the same judge that deported them and Wade is there with them.
Quinn notices that the clock is going backward. He puts it altogether and pleads guilty so that everything jumps backward in time again. Wade and Remy aren't sure what is going on but go along with it. Quinn tells them someone should let them out of their handcuffs and he is proven correct.
Arturo explains that there is no reason time goes the way it does. On this world it goes the other way for everyone but them and it's jarring because it doesn't fit. Remy and the others want to lay low but Quinn wants to save his ex and drags his friends along with him. The cops find them and they split up, but not before Arturo tells them that he thinks they will slide just after the murder. Another time jumps saves Quinn and Remy from being caught.
I love how they keep dealing with the same people on each world, it is a cool idea, and well done but this last part should have been a whole episode on its own. It's such a cool idea. Playing around with time like this. Quinn spots her husbands double with a rifle and starts yelling at him, but then figures out he isn't the killer. He is protecting her. Quinn spots her real killer and tries to warn her but it's too late. She is still shot and her partner kills her attacker. They blame Quinn for messing everything up and getting her shot, but what they don't know is that Quinn saved her life. Oh and once again she is dating this asshole. Quinn walks away defeated.
Arturo tells them to look up at the sky as a hole rips through the fabric of time itself. Quinn fucked up time itself. The ground itself starts shaking as the timer opens up. They go backward into the vortex leaving this world to an uncertain future. Who knows what happens next, if there is even a next on this world now.
They arrive on a fourth world and have over 3 days here. Remy tells Quinn he can call her again but he decides not to. It's a great episode about letting go and learning that you can't always fix everything, and sometimes even when you can, you shouldn't.
I feel like I have so much I want to do but not enough time to do. It drives me crazy running around trying to get everything done but it's the good kind of crazy. The kind that makes you just want to try harder and harder. To show all the people who work against you up and prove them wrong. It's a feeling that drives you and pushes you.
I've been toying with the idea of turning Warzone into radio plays, I'm not sure yet but the short stories take so long to write and it keeps getting pushed back due to the other projects I'm working on. Taking away from the comic book feel that I want them to have. But if I do them as radio plays in the form of comics maybe it would work better? Maybe it could be more enjoyable for myself as well as our listeners? I don't know, it's just an idea and we will see what happens with it.
Welcome to another episode of Agent Carter, this one written by Lyndsey Allen and the first one I reviewed since the sad news that it isn't coming back for a season 3. That just sucks, this show needs to live on, it is so good! How ironic right after the news broke about the show they kill her off in Civil War, it was like they were saying goodbye.
The episode starts off in Russia as people are getting ready for a mission. One man says he wants out so he can reconnect with his family so they kill him and the rest of his family. We jump to the present, or well the present in the show's time where Ivchenko is telling this story to Carter and Chief Dooley. Carter tells him that she thinks Stark was set up and he lets her investigate it.
Carter's roommate is about to give up on her dreams of acting but Carter pushes her to keep working towards it till Jarvis shows up and her friend takes off, clearly hurt by being pushes aside. Carter suspects that a woman, this eras Black Widow set him up and she asks Jarvis if he can get a list of all the women he has been with for the last 6 months.
Dottie Underwood, aka this years Black Widow shows up at a dentist office alone while Sousa follows down some leads of his own.
The dentist tries to hit on Dottie but she snaps his wrist like he is made out of paper while Carter forces Jarvis to go with her while she checks out all of Howards exes. The same women that Howard made Jarvis break up with for him. Needless to say it did not go well for Jarvis. A very funny scene in a otherwise serious episode.
Meanwhile Ivchenko, or Dr. Faustus as comic fans might know him, is being questioned some more by the chief. The chief starts to get comfortable with the guy who starts to psychoanalyze him. Turning the conversation to his troubled marriage. He gets the chief to tell him what building he is in, while Dottie, in the office of the dentist she killed, locks him. She sends him a code using light from the gun. He gives her a message back, telling her that he needs more time and for her to kill Carter.
Carter and Jarvis arrive at a house of a woman who doesn't seem to be home. Carter goes inside to look around while Jarvis stands outside to keep watch. A kid shows up and Jarvis pays him to leave as the kid scared him. Carter figures out that this girl is the one they are looking for. Now they just need to know what she looks like.
An agent points out to Thompson that the chief has been talking to the Russian for a long time but he blows him off. Ivchenko starts to hypnotize the chief but Sousa blows into the room ruining the moment to tell the chief about a lead.
Carter and Jarvis have no luck finding out anything about the mystery woman. Agents try to arrest Carter and Jarvis but Carter takes them all out with a bit of help from Jarvis, but really it was just her. She is Cap's number one girl for a reason.
They make it out the back only to be caught by Thompson. He tells her that she is wanted for being seen at the scene of a few murders. She tells him that she can't go in right now and he tells her she doesn't have a choice, she shows him. Knocking his ass out. She tell Jarvis to meet her later while she goes to get Captain America's blood from her house. Sousa blocks her path and arrests her but she tells him no. He lets her go. The chief is not happy that one woman took out all of his highly trained agents.
The chief locks Ivchenko in a room for his own safety with an agent to watch over him. He starts to go to work on the agent. Thompson and Sousa head to Carter's home to try and cut her off, she beats them there but not by long. She doesn't have much time to get the blood and escape. The landlady and her no men allowed attitude tries to keep them out but it is no use.
They get into her room but she had already escaped out of the window. Not much of an escape with nowhere to go, just standing on an edge. She tries to make it to the next room but she almost falls. her friend spots her on the ledge just as the feds knock on her door. Carter tells her that they are looking for her and her friend nods and opens the door. She lies to them to protect Carter. She starts crying and distracting them, showing what a good actress she really is. They lock the landlady up as they continue to look around for Carter. Her friend lets her in.
The agent guarding Ivchenko is brainwashed to take him to the lab to find Starks weapons. He tells him he can't take him to the weapons but he shows him how to escape. Ivchenko orders him to leave, go buy a drink and enjoy it and then kill himself. And the Agent does it. Poor guy.
Dottie stops Carter as she is on her way out and gives her a kiss, thus drugging her. What is this Firefly? She pulls out a knife to kill Carter but Thompson and Sousa find her and tell her to back away. She hides the knife and plays dumb. They take Carter into custody. Dottie is not happy.
Carter finally figured out who she is after but it doesn't do her any good since she has been arrested. She tells them that she can explain everything. Sousa lays out all the evidence he has against her. What an ending!!!! This is how you make tv people! How the hell is this show not coming back for a season 3?
I can't believe it has been over a month since my last blog. I feel like so much has happened since then. We have started filming a skit mocking my time at North Lake. I'm really excited about it and can't wait for people to see it. Well I can't wait to finish it. We still have a great deal to film before it is done.
Editing it will be a great deal harder than it should be since my laptop finally died. It died. For a while now it would only turn on while plugged in. Then it went and made my life harder by not wanting to turn on at all. One night it turned itself off and never came back on. Since then I have not been a happy camper.
Over at Clean Jeans, things have been going great. We have a new logo designed and have just finished recording a thank you pod for anyone who buys a shirt that we are currently working on. It'll be cool to see people wearing stuff with our logo and names on it. We also have started getting more and more people reaching out to us about the show and what they like about it. Dr. Sean is still our greatest supporter but its cool to have more people joining his voice in support. It feels like I have been doing all of this in a vacuum for a long time and that is finally changing.
Blueroof Stories has not been getting the views it use to, but that doesn't bother me too much. I made this new season as a way to take back film making for myself after the hell that I went to at North lake. It was something for me, to make it fun again and it really did. I was supposed to post an episode last Monday but due to my laptop dying I wasn't able to. Nor was I able to edit the last episode I filmed. I'm going to try and post it today if I can and start editing the film episode for next Monday.
Trapped in the woods is a film that has vexed me twice now. The original plan for this summer was to try a third time and while I still want to try it a third time I turned that film into the ending of a trilogy. I'm almost done with the script for the first film in that series and hopefully we can start shooting soon.
Blueroof Productions is growing and I want to thank everyone who helps us along the way.
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