Monday, June 29, 2015

Cult-TV Theme Watch: Fireworks

Fireworks are explosive pyrotechnics used in celebrations and festivals.  

Their use dates back to the 7th century and China, but America has, in recent times, adopted fireworks as the official mode of commemorating July 4th, Independence Day.

In cult-tv history, fireworks have appeared in several TV shows over the years. 

One of the most notable examples is the finale of Star Trek: Voyager (1995 - 2001), "End Game," in which the lost starship returns home from the Delta Quadrant, and is met with fireworks as it cruises over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

An early episode of Smallville (2001 - 2011), sees Clark Kent (Tom Welling) holding his first high school party (while his parents away), and naturally, the party involves fireworks.

And then, of course, there's this: Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson) re-painting his apartment with fireworks.

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