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Highlander marathon on Sci-Fi...neato! 
26th-Dec-2008 05:57 pm
FK--vamp trio, historical

I spent the day with the TV set to the Highlander: The Series marathon. Early season 1 episodes it seemed. The reporter girl was still a sorta regular. Wow! I hadn't seen that show since the final episode aired way back yonder. It was a nice step down memory lane but boy those fashions. Ritchie's jacket had long, suede fringe for goodness sakes. Ah good times.

Highlander: The Source is still airing but I switched it off. I'm recording the rest of it for when I'm bored. I don't know how the Highlander fandom received that movie but from what I did see it can't be good. The characters looked familiar (the actors themselves are still believable as immortals) but I didn't recognize the world they were living in. And sure the movie looked stylish but it didn't strike me as looking very Highlanderish, whatever that means.

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31st-Dec-2008 07:23 am (UTC)
HL fandom received The Source with ... silence? Offense and indifference? It was weird. I am still unspoiled, and that should not be possible. I own a proper professional copy of the US version, of course, but I'm planning to watch it after I have rewatched the entire rest of the series and have it all neatly under my belt again. I'm in second season now, after watching first season twice.

(I hear that the Russian version of The Source has a lot of different footage from the US version, and that they're almost like different movies.)

Yep, reporter Randi McFarland, KCLA news, is from the first half of first season (up to "Band of Brothers"). Like both Seacouver police detectives, Richie's friend Angie, and Duncan's antiquarian/scientist pal whose name I forget, she never returns after "Band of Brothers," not even when Duncan, Tess and Richie move back to Seacouver at the start of second season.

Um, hi. My name is brightknightie and I'm a Highlander fan... ;-)
1st-Jan-2009 02:10 am (UTC)
HL fandom received The Source with ... silence? Offense and indifference? It was weird. I am still unspoiled, and that should not be possible. I own a proper professional copy of the US version, of course, but I'm planning to watch it after I have rewatched the entire rest of the series and have it all neatly under my belt again. I'm in second season now, after watching first season twice.

Oh what a daunting task...six seasons, wow.

How interesting about the Russian version. The Source does have a very Eastern European vibe to it. Over at the Television Without Pity forums posters were in complete denial. It's been scratched from the record as far as they are concerned, lol. I still haven't finished it. I'll probably put it on when I'm doing a menial task like laundry or cleaning.


Yep, reporter Randi McFarland, KCLA news, is from the first half of first season (up to "Band of Brothers"). Like both Seacouver police detectives, Richie's friend Angie, and Duncan's antiquarian/scientist pal whose name I forget, she never returns after "Band of Brothers," not even when Duncan, Tess and Richie move back to Seacouver at the start of second season.

Um, hi. My name is [info]brightknightie and I'm a Highlander fan... ;-)


LOL, Randi was even in the opening credits wasn't she. It's interesting how the vibe of the show changed midseason and dropped the real world connection of reporters and cops so that they could focus on the world of the Immortals. It's not a wrong decision but I think having the threat of discovery loom over them would have been an interesting theme.

It's weird the things one remembers. I was shocked by how much I did remember as I watched the episodes. Joan Jett played Felicia, Tim Reid was a Seacouver detectives and when Tessa received that fancy dress I was like, "Tessa no! It's got poison!."

I got a real kick out of that and I was by no means a hard core Highlander fan. I enjoyed it and was entertained and that was enough. I always figured that I'd revisit the series when they issued a complete series box set but since they apparently did it without the benefit of more space saving packaging I may have to start looking into it. It's a shame the series doesn't air on TV.
1st-Jan-2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
>"Over at the Television Without Pity forums posters were in complete denial."

For years, it's been a commonplace that each of the movies happens in its own independent alternate universe.

>"LOL, Randi was even in the opening credits wasn't she."

Yep.

>"but I think having the threat of discovery loom over them would have been an interesting theme."

They did revisit that theme in the Kalas arc in third season -- that's the one where exposure is threatened, and culminates in a duel atop the Eiffel Tower.

>"I always figured that I'd revisit the series when they issued a complete series box set but since they apparently did it without the benefit of more space saving packaging I may have to start looking into it. It's a shame the series doesn't air on TV."

USA and SciFi both ran it for years... but that was years ago. They are getting ready to begin releasing the series on BluRay -- first season is a few months out, I understand -- and I hope the packaging will be space-saving. We'll see.

First-season HL is also all on Hulu now, I understand.
9th-Jan-2009 07:08 am (UTC)
They did revisit that theme in the Kalas arc in third season -- that's the one where exposure is threatened, and culminates in a duel atop the Eiffel Tower.

Kalas, I remember him. He was the opera singer who had his throat slashed in a fight with Ducan and it permanently damaged his vocal chords. It's all coming back to me. :)


First-season HL is also all on Hulu now, I understand.

Oh yeah. I remember reading that somewhere but I never bothered to check it out. I think that with the marathon my interested has been sufficiently renewed so I think I'll take a looksy.
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