Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Cult-TV Faces of: Dad


  1. O.k, let's give it a try (I'll just write the name of the shows- dunno specific eps)-

    1) Lost in Space

    2) Star Trek TOS

    3) Land of the Lost

    4) Dunno

    5)Hmm.. Buck Rogers?

    6)I think it's The Greatest American Hero.

    7) Otherworld

    8) Dunno

    9) Beuty and the Beast



    12)Picket Fences

    13)American Gothic

    14) Earth 2 ?

    15) Millenium

    16) DS9

    17) Smallville

    18) Dunno

    19) Alias

    20) Lost

    21) Dunno

    22) Veronica Mars

    23) Dunno

    24) Fringe

  2. Anonymous6:42 AM

    18) Farscape

  3. Anonymous6:46 AM

    5) Battlestar Galactica (original incarnation)

  4. Thanks John for putting both Joel and Sisko in there (two of my top 5TV characters).

    Avery Brooks made me want to be a great father. . .I intend to name my first son Avery because of him (I have a daughter and my ex-girlfriend and I decided on Elizabeth).

    No guessing for me. . .I believe the previous comments got all of them right, yes?

  5. Okay here, Nir, you got 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 11 - 17, 19, 20, 22 and 24. Wow! Nice job!

    Then, Woodchuckgod, you got number 5 (BSG original) and 18 (Farscape). (Farscape was a toughie, in my opinion...) Nice work!

    That leaves, 4, 8, 18, 21 and 23.

    Any takers? :)


  6. 21 is Dexter?

    23 is BSG (new)?

  7. 8 is V (original)

  8. number 4 is the one and only:


    the dad played in the pilot only!

  9. I am extremely surprised no-one's got 10 Twin Peaks yet!

    John, I found this blog a few weeks ago when looking for some De Palma reviews and I've since been back and read everything you've posted here. I just wanted to say what a fascinating, insightful and and considered collection of criticism it is. You're now a daily priority visit for me when online.

  10. Will: Yep - you got Dexter (James Remar), and Edward James Olmos as Adama on the new BSG, 21 & 23 here. Well done!

    Henry -- You got another super obscure one there, my friend. That's Michael Durrell playing father to the star child on the original V.

    N -- amazing! Another super tough one. That's Dr. Paul Jordan from the pilot episode of The Fantastic Journey! Nicely done.

    Strange Powers: Last but not at all least, you got Ray Wise on the one and only Twin Peaks (#10). Excellent!

    And Strange Powers, thank you so much for your kind words about m writing. They mean a lot to me; and your comment started off my morning right! :) Seriously, I am glad you are enjoying the blog. Stick around!

    Best to all,

  11. Unique assemblage of screen saves! Is THAT what Kent McCord looks like these days? The guy can probably still chase down a purse snatcher!


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