Monday, April 18, 2016
Cult-TV Theme Watch: Bath Tubs
In the course of cult-TV history, the bath-tub -- a container holding water -- has been a location for humor, horror, sex, and luxury, to name just a few purposes.
In Star Trek: Voyager (1995 - 2001), the episode "Q2" finds Q (John de Lancie) making an unwelcome appearance in Captain Janeway's (Kate Mulgrew) bubble bath.
In The X-Files (1993 - 2002), the episode "Hollywood A.D." finds Mulder (David Duchovny), Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) in the unexpected -- and unusual for the series -- lap of luxury while awaiting a Hollywood movie premiere. One funny scene shows three split screens, and the characters conversing with one another from their individual tubs.
The most memorable "guest" serial killer on Dexter (2006 - 2013), Arthur Mitchell (John Lithgow) -- The Trinity Killer -- is famous for a depraved m.o. He kills his female victims in a bath-tub, and then lets the bath water flow red. Dexter's wife, Rita, is one of his victims.
On The Vampire Diaries (2009 - ), Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) takes his victims -- and lovers -- to his bath tub on more than one occasion.
In “Cruise Ship to the Stars,” Buck (Gil Gerard), Wilma (Erin Gray), and Twiki (Mel Blanc) board the space luxury liner Lyran Queen on ...