Photobooks of episodes of a variety of TV series. For research and review purposes.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Blackadder II (1986) Head

Blackadder trying to teach Baldrick elementary math. "The ape creatures of the Indus have mastered this."

Percy showing off his new ruff.

Steven Fry as Melchett and Miranda Richardson as Queen Elizabeth

Melchett informs Blackadder he is to be the next Lord High Executioner.

Blackadder gives Melchett a dirty look.

Blackadder meets his staff. Mr. Ploppy, played by Bill Wallis.

Mistress Ploppy (no relation to Mr. Ploppy) played by Linda Polan

And "young Ploppy" aka Baldrick as the executioner.

Mrs. Farrow pleas with the Queen to allow her to see her husband, destined to be executed the next day.

Holly de Jong as Mrs. Farrow. Queen Elizabeth orders Blackadder to let her see her husband...whom he had executed early.

Baldrick is to wear a bag and impersonate Farrow.

Blackadder explains to Mrs Farrow that her husnabd has graciously agreed to wear a bag, so that the other inmates won't be jealous of him seeing his wife.

Baldrick is too short, so Blackadder puts on the bag.

Patrick Duncan as Farrow's brother pleads for his release

Fortunately, Baldrick killed the wrong man, Farrow is alive, Ponsonby is dead.

Queen Elizabeth wants to see Ponsonby beffore he's executed the next day, but he was executed earlier - in mistake for Farrow. "She'll realize...he's deeeaaaad." excaims Blackadder. They need a cunning plan.

Blackadder dons bag again to impersonate Ponsonby, who only had one leg.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Britcoms: Blackadder II: Bells (with spoilers)

Blackadder II (1986)
A sequel to the original Blackadder (1982), which was an alternate history in which Rowan Atkinson played Edmund Blackadder who accidentally kills Richard III, so that his father, Duke of York, becomes King.

For Blackadder II, Edmund is that Edmund's grandson, 1000% smarter (although still surrounded by idiots, placed once again by Tony Robinson as Baldrick and Tim McInnery as Percy) and the six episodes take place in the Elizabethan age.

Although "Bells" is treated as the first episode (both on Netflix and on the IMDB) in the Blackadder II series, it is clearly the second episode. (In "Head," the actual first ep, McInnery has a beard which he shaves off in the beginning of this ep, and it is never seen again.)

A young girl dresses as a boy and journeys to London to look for a job. She applies to Lord Blackadder. Blackadder is fascinated by "him", in love even, but is afraid of what this will do to his social position. He tries various ways to fall out of love, then admits it. Kate/Bob reveals she's a woman, they are to get married, but Lord Flasheart spoils Edmond's special day.

Kate and her father. They are so poor, he wants her to become a prostitute.

Rowan Atkinson as Edmund Blackadder

Tony Robinson as Baldrick. He has just been shot in the privates by an arrow.

Tim McInnery (later on the ep, after he's shaved)

Gabrielle Glaister disguised as a boy.

Miranda Richardson as Queen Elizabeth

Steven Fry as Lord Melchett

Patsy Byrne as Nursie.

Edward Jewesbury as Kate's father

John Grillo as Dr. Leech.

Sadie Shimmin as young crone

Barbara Miller as the Old Wise Woman

Edmund and Bob having a wrestle the way healthy boys do. But Edmund can't resist...but Baldrick walks in at just this second.

Edmund mocking Baldrick's appearance, Kate calling him Mr. Grumpy.

Rik Mayall as Edmund's old schoolchum, Flashheart

Kate falls in love with him instantly, and they run away together. Kate has discovered she prefers wearing boy's clothes, and Flashheart has always felt more comfy in a dress.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kolchak, The Night Stalker: The Ripper pt 1

First episode of the series (after two TV movies). Kolchak is now in Chicago.

Establishing shot of Chicago with El(evated) Train, 1974

Two shots of the exotic dancer, first victim of The Ripper.

Bartender/manager (?)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Stingray: Hostages of the Deep Part 2

Gadeth sees that Troy has survived.

He returns to his base.

But is followed by Stingray.

However, Stingray is too small to get through the narrow tunnel.

Troy and Phones dont' have enough oxygen to get through the three-mile tunnel. Marina goes on her own.

Realizing what Marina has done, Troy and Phones go after her.

Even with the use of the Sea Bugs (scooters) Troy and Phones are dangerously low on air.

Marina is captured.

When 10 marine minutes are up, the candle will burn through the rope,and the swordfish will drop and impale Marina.

Troy and Phones arrive just in time. After a gunfight, the amphibians surrender.

Troy works to unchain Marina.

Just in time!

Henry and Milly thank Stingray for rescuing them.

And Marina thanks them, too.