Tag Archives: Television & radio

When good Tv moves bad: how Quantum Leap became one change too far

The time-travel show used its man-in-another-mans-body tool to demonstrate that pity trumps racism. Then Dr Sam turned up as Lee Harvey Oswald Keep your salacious, scowling, morally compromised antiheroes. Doctor Sam Beckett– Quantum Leap’s time-hopping samaritan- was dependably the opposite, a sort of uncle hero. As played by the square-jawed Scott Bakula, Sam may have ogled rugged but he was …

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When good TV leads bad: how Quantum Leap manufactured one leaping more far

The time-travel show used its man-in-another-mans-body implement to demonstrate that tendernes trumps prejudice. Then Dr Sam turned up as Lee Harvey Oswald Keep your salacious, scowling, morally settlement antiheroes. Doctor Sam Beckett– Quantum Leap’s time-hopping samaritan- was dependably the opposite, a kind of uncle hero. As played by the square-jawed Scott Bakula, Sam may have gazed rocky but he was …

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When good Tv proceeds bad: how Quantum Leap cleared one bounce too far

The time-travel show used its man-in-another-mans-body implement to show that empathy trumps prejudice. Then Dr Sam turned up as Lee Harvey Oswald Keep your salacious, scowling, morally endangered antiheroes. Doctor Sam Beckett– Quantum Leap’s time-hopping samaritan- was dependably the opposite, a sort of uncle hero. As played by the square-jawed Scott Bakula, Sam may have looked rugged but he was …

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Crush of the week: Jessica Jones

Krysten Ritter plays the super-strong title character, a bracing mix of abrasive, irritable, funny and disappointed Years ago, a friend gave me a copy of the first issue of Alias, a comic he assured me I would like very, very much. It centred on Jessica Jones, a hard-drinking, costumed superhero-turned-private-investigator in New York, working through her cases and her issues. And I loved …

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Star Trek Beyond review – a watchable adventure still heavy on the bromance

Zachary Quintos Spock remains the real star of the latest instalment, even if Idris Elbas Krall could have been given more to do Here is the latest of the rebooted Star Trek franchise with Justin Lin (of the Fast And Furious movies) taking over direction and the first in which Britains own Simon Pegg assumes co-scripting responsibilities, with TV writer …

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