Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Stingray #21/S02E13: "Anytime, Anywhere" (April 17, 1987)

Posting the twenty first episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Apr 17, 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

Ray travels to Vietnam where an exploding bomb blinds him, hindering his search for a statue which can provide clues to the whereabouts of American MIA's.






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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Stingray #20/S02E12: "Blood Money" (April 10, 1987)

Posting the twentieth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Apr 10, 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

Ray helps the principal of an urban high school prevent a gang war from erupting.






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Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Stingray #19/S02E11: "Cry Wolf" (April 3, 1987)

Posting the nineteenth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Apr 3, 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

Ray gets drawn into a case of a drugged-up TV star, Ty Gardiner, who tries to hire him despite Ray's misgivings. Turns out Gardiner's name and celebrity were used by his unscrupulous partner to rip off both the Mafia and the Yakuza. Now that the partner has disappeared, Gardiner is left holding the bag with both sides trying to kill him, and the Feds looking for him as well






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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Stingray #18/S02E10: "Night Maneuvers" (March 27, 1987)

Posting the eighteenth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Mar 27, 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

Ray goes undercover as an instructor at a military academy to help a student who witnessed his classmates commit murder.






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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stingray #17/S02E09: "The Second Finest Man Who Ever Lived" (March 20, 1987)

Posting the seventeenth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Mar 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

Ray helps a retarded man by going undercover as a dock worker at the dock where his father was killed in a suspicious accident.






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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Spy Game S01E03 - "Nobody Ever Said Growing Up Was Easy" (Mar 17, 1997)



Posting the 3rd episode of Spy Game which premiered 21 years ago on this date of March 17th. Enjoy!



Summary


It is not a good time if your chosen profession is spy. The Cold War has ended, and spies are no longer in high demand. While ex-Secret Agent Lorne Cash is trying to determine what to do next, he is requested by the President to assist the Emergency Counter Hostilities Organization. A young rookie member of ECHO, Maxine 'Max' London, is assigned to be his partner. This late era spy must now become accustomed to the modern era "Spy Game".




Synopsis

A former Russian spy is trying to enter the United States and retire anonymously. Since he captured and tortured Cash and killed his partner, he is understandably anxious not to meet the former agent. The spy kidnaps Shank's mother and blackmails him into ordering Cash's murder.








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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Spy Game S01E02 - "With Friends Like These" (Mar 10, 1997)



Posting the 2nd episode of Spy Game which premiered 21 years ago on this date of March 10th. Enjoy!



Summary


It is not a good time if your chosen profession is spy. The Cold War has ended, and spies are no longer in high demand. While ex-Secret Agent Lorne Cash is trying to determine what to do next, he is requested by the President to assist the Emergency Counter Hostilities Organization. A young rookie member of ECHO, Maxine 'Max' London, is assigned to be his partner. This late era spy must now become accustomed to the modern era "Spy Game".




Synopsis

A former Russian spy is trying to enter the United States and retire anonymously. Since he captured and tortured Cash and killed his partner, he is understandably anxious not to meet the former agent. The spy kidnaps Shank's mother and blackmails him into ordering Cash's murder.








Trivia

  • The director of this episode was Lou Antonio. Antonio appeared in the classic episode of Star Trek: The Original Series - "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" (1969) as "Lokai" where his right side of his face and body was white and the left side was black. He was pursued by Frank Gorshin as Commissioner Bele whose right side of his face/body was black and his left side was white.



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Thursday, March 08, 2018

2 Deadlines: 3/10 Sat and 3/12 Mon



I have 2 projects with deadlines coming up that I've been working hard to meet:  3/10 Sat and 3/12 Mon.

I am starting to panic a bit LOL:

Deadlines just aren't real to me until I'm staring one in the face.”

Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

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Maybe that's why I'm posting this quote:

When you are a free and independent writer, without employer, without hours or deadlines, you have to play little games to force yourself into the actual writing. For me, one game is to announce...that I have finally decided on my next book, that I am ready to write it...to put my pride on the line.”

Irving Wallace, The Writing of One Novel

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I hope I'm not this quote though:

Normally I miss deadlines like a storm trooper misses Jedi.”

Patrick Rothfuss, Unfettered

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I gotta get some work done:

“...a deadline should not prevent you from writing, but writing will help prevent you from missing your deadline. Then write a word. Then remind yourself of that again. And then write another and hey, look at you! You’re spitting in that deadline’s eye.”

Courtney Summers

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For one of my projects, I may be overdoing it as it is about one of my favorite movies:

At times, it is better to "just do it" than to "do it right". One reason new year resolutions don't work is because we expect too much from ourselves. Rush, meet your deadlines, you can always continue from where you stopped next year.

Asuni LadyZeal

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If I don't meet my deadlines, maybe this is my defense/rationalization:

If the novels are still being read in 50 years, no one is ever going to say: ‘What’s great about that sixth book is that he met his deadline!’ It will be about how the whole thing stands up.”

George R.R. Martin

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Wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Stingray #16/S02E08: "The Neniwa" (March 6, 1987)

Posting the sixteenth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Mar 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

Ray attempts to resolve a dispute between a land developer and Indians who claim the proposed building site is on sacred ground.






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Saturday, March 03, 2018

Spy Game S01E01 - "Why Spy?" (Mar 3, 1997)



Posting the first episode of Spy Game which premiered 21 years ago on this date of March 3rd. Enjoy!



Summary


It is not a good time if your chosen profession is spy. The Cold War has ended, and spies are no longer in high demand. While ex-Secret Agent Lorne Cash is trying to determine what to do next, he is requested by the President to assist the Emergency Counter Hostilities Organization. A young rookie member of ECHO, Maxine 'Max' London, is assigned to be his partner. This late era spy must now become accustomed to the modern era "Spy Game".




Synopsis

Lorne Cash, a retired espionage agent, is coaxed out of retirement to investigate the murder of a former mentor. He's teamed with a beautiful female spy, Maxine London, and the pair quickly discover that the supposedly dead agent is still among the living and trying to perfect a killing machine that destroys living creatures while living buildings intact. He demands that the President of the United States pay him billions of dollars, and when he's rebuffed decides to demonstrate his machine's power by killing the POTUS.








Trivia

  • Mr. White was played by Peter Lupus and is best known for his role as strongman Willy Armitagefrom 1960's Mission:  Impossible.
  • Mr. Black was played by Patrick Macnee and is best known for his role as debonair agent John Steed from 1960's The Avengers.
  • Crazed Terrorist was played by Robert Culp and is best known for his role as Kelly Robinson from 1960's I, Spy.
  • Piotr 'Shank' Reshankov was played by Keith Szarabajka and is best known as Mickey Kostmayer in 1980's The Equalizer.




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Thursday, March 01, 2018

Saps in Movies - Miami Blues (1990)





I have something special today for you ... another video clip and animated GIFs of a sap/slapjack used in a movie ... specifically Miami Blues (1990)! What makes this particular example special is that there is a excellent shot of the sap!

Enjoy the GIFs and video of a young Alec Baldwin 'giving it' to Fred Ward.




All-in One GIF


Scene broken up into separate GIFs






Bonus GIFs








Here's the video of the complete scene:







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Fight Quest S01E10: Kajukenbo



Posting a Fight Quest episode today, March 1st, which aired 10 years ago on this Feb 29th (2008 was a leap year)!

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: United States
City: Bay Area, California
Martial Art/Style: Kajukenbo
Masters: Charles Gaylord, Greg Harper
Synopsis: Kajukenbo is a street-fighting martial art comprised of the most deadly moves from karate, kung fu, and other fighting styles. In this episode, Jimmy and Doug travel to the roughest edges of the S.F. Bay area to uncover why some Americans live to fight.








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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Slungshots in TV: Burn Notice S06E08 (2007)


I'm posting another entry in my project to document Slungshots in TV/Movies with video and animated GIFs.

Today's source is from the tv series Burn Notice specifucally S06E08 (2007). Fiona uses a pillowcase & 2 soda cans!

Enjoy!!










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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Stingray #15/S02E07: "Autumn" (February 27, 1987)

Posting the fifteenth episode of the TV series, Stingray, to mirror the airdate from 31 years ago on this date of Feb 27, 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

Ray ends up in real trouble when he gets involved in a fantasy case made up by an author who needed an idea for his book.






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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Fight Quest S01E09: Krav Maga



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: Israel
City: Netanya
Martial Art/Style: Krav Maga
Masters: Ran Nakash, Avivit Oftek Cohen
Synopsis: The Israeli military is one of the most highly trained and skilled forces in the world, and their secret weapon is Krav Maga. In this episode, Jimmy and Doug train with the Israeli military and learn the secrets of this murderous fighting system.








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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.








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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.








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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




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