Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Stingray #14/S02E06: "The First Time is Forever" (February 20, 1987)

Posting the fourteenth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Feb 20, 1987.





Series Background

"Ray" is a shadowy character with a mysterious 'secret agent' past. People in trouble often come to him for help, since he has a lot of important and powerful contacts. He refuses to be paid for his services; however, those seeking his assistance must promise him a favor. Some time in the future, Ray will come to them and ask to collect on that favor, giving them some task that is often arduous and/or dangerous. The title of the show comes from the vintage Corvette Stingray that Ray drives.

"Stingray" attracted his clients by advertising a black 1965 Chevrolet Corvette "for barter only".

"Stingray's" real name and actual occupation are never revealed in any of the installments; throughout the series, any attempt any other character makes, in any installment, to track down his identity inevitably and invariably leads in the wrong direction and/or to a dead end.


Enjoy!



Episode Synopsis

After a TV reporter who Ray refused to help is killed, Ray decides to find out what the man was working on.






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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fight Quest S01E08: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu



Posting a Fight Quest episode today which aired 10 years ago on this date!

Fight Quest is a television show on the Discovery Channel that followed Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson as they travel around the world learning different styles of martial arts, spending five days training with notable masters of the styles they are studying, before exhibiting what they have learned in a final demonstration and/or fight.

Enjoy!



Country: Brazil
City: Rio de Janeiro
Martial Art/Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Masters: Breno Sivak, Renato Barreto, Royler Gracie
Synopsis: Our fighters land in Rio to experience the wildly popular world of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and train with the legendary Gracie family.








In case you missed the other episodes in the Fight Quest series, you can find them here:



Thursday, February 08, 2018

Fight Quest S01E07: Hapkido



Posting a Fight Quest episode today which aired 10 years ago on this date!

Fight Quest is a television show on the Discovery Channel that followed Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson as they travel around the world learning different styles of martial arts, spending five days training with notable masters of the styles they are studying, before exhibiting what they have learned in a final demonstration and/or fight.

Enjoy!



Country: South Korea
City: Seoulr> Martial Art/Style: Hapkido
Masters: Kim Nam Je, Bae Sung Book, Ju Soong Weo
Synopsis: Hapkido is Korea's gift to the world of martial arts and in this episode Jimmy and Doug learn the ins and outs of this deadly defensive art.








In case you missed the other episodes in the Fight Quest series, you can find them here:



Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Stingray #13/S02E05: "Echoes" (February 6, 1987)

Posting the thirteenth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Feb 6, 1987.





Series Background

"Ray" is a shadowy character with a mysterious 'secret agent' past. People in trouble often come to him for help, since he has a lot of important and powerful contacts. He refuses to be paid for his services; however, those seeking his assistance must promise him a favor. Some time in the future, Ray will come to them and ask to collect on that favor, giving them some task that is often arduous and/or dangerous. The title of the show comes from the vintage Corvette Stingray that Ray drives.

"Stingray" attracted his clients by advertising a black 1965 Chevrolet Corvette "for barter only".

"Stingray's" real name and actual occupation are never revealed in any of the installments; throughout the series, any attempt any other character makes, in any installment, to track down his identity inevitably and invariably leads in the wrong direction and/or to a dead end.


Enjoy!



Episode Synopsis

An artist, a former client of Ray's, is getting threatening calls from a stalker who Ray helped her out with, years before. In fact, the guy apparently died during his final encounter with Ray the last time around. The trail leads to a relative of the first stalker who is trying to get revenge.






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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Fight Quest S01E06: Savate



Posting a Fight Quest episode today which aired 10 years ago on this date!

Fight Quest is a television show on the Discovery Channel that followed Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson as they travel around the world learning different styles of martial arts, spending five days training with notable masters of the styles they are studying, before exhibiting what they have learned in a final demonstration and/or fight.

Enjoy!



Country: France
City: Marseille
Martial Art/Style: Savate
Masters: Christian Robert, Frank May, Frederic Baret, Laurent Bois, Patrick Gellat
Synopsis: Jimmy and Doug are off to the hard-scrabble port of Marseilles to learn France's contribution to the world of kickboxing - Savate, an elegant but brutal fighting form with kicks so dangerous they've been outlawed.




https://youtu.be/cERidqlySlo




In case you missed the other episodes in the Fight Quest series, you can find them here:



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