Monday, November 17, 2014
Sunday, November 16, 2014
NCIS: NEW ORLEANS is a drama about the local field office that investigates criminal cases affecting military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. Leading the team is Special Agent Dwayne Pride, aka "King," a native of New Orleans who is driven by his need to do what is right. Working with Pride is Special Agent Christopher LaSalle, who plays hard but works harder; and Special Agent Meredith "Merri" Brody, a charismatic and tough interrogator who transferred from the Great Lakes office in search of a fresh start. Supporting them is coroner Dr. Loretta Wade, who is as eccentric as she is smart. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Pride's team is at its best.
After a stolen Navy-issued gun is found to belong to a Chief Petty Officer who died 40 years ago, the NCIS team reopens the cold case, one that Wade has personally tracked and investigated for years. Also, the team prepares for their annual Thanksgiving dinner together.
A petty officer is found dead in a Mardi Gras float storage facility with an engagement ring and proposal plan in hand. The investigation takes a mysterious turn when the team are unable to locate his supposed long-term girlfriend.
|11/11/2014||Watch Over Me|
A navy officer with the highest level top secret clearance is murdered, after he was recently assigned as a tech liaison with a private developer. Pride transforms the carport into an auto shop when he works on the first car he gave his wife.
|10/28/2014||Master of Horror|
With New Orleans decorated for Halloween, the team investigates the murder of a Naval Staff Judge Advocate found in a cemetery dressed in a Victorian costume with vampiric puncture wounds on her neck. The team debates the best night activity and costumes for Halloween.
|10/21/2014||It Happened Last Night|
The NCIS team is given a 22-hour deadline after the murder investigation of a Chief Warrant Officer who specialized in counterintelligence reveals his wife had been kidnapped and is being held for ransom. Fornell travels to New Orleans to assist with the case.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1998-2004, 2013 - ?) is a continuation of the British show of the same name which aired from 1988 to 1998 with many of the same performers. It features some of the nation's finest improvisational comedians, including Florida's Wayne Brady, Canada's Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles and Drew Carey from The Drew Carey Show. Each week, the preceding four and a rotating group of actors and actresses spontaneously played games with outrageous scenes, weird quirks, or (sometimes off-key) songs.
|11/21/2014||Heather Anne Campbell|
Comedian Heather Anne Campbell.
Wendi McLendon-Covey; comedian Jonathan Mangum.
Weightlifter Brian Shaw, the "World's Strongest Man"; comedian Heather Anne Campbell.
|10/10/2014||Gary Anthony Williams|
Guest comic Gary Anthony Williams.
Professional basketball player Matt Barnes; comic Gary Anthony Williams.
Friday, November 14, 2014
A re-imagination of the life of Alexander the Great based on the novel by Hiroshi Aramata, Alexander was intended to be a ground-breaking international production that drew on all the resources of the worldwide adult animation community. The design of characters and settings was given to Peter Chung, the Korean-American animator behind Aeon Flux; most of the production work was also handled by Korean animators.
Long intended to be a breakthrough in the American market, Alexander's trans-Pacific reception was hampered by numerous economic difficulties. The original attempt at Americanization, handled along with the Asian release, broke down in 1997. This version was to feature a dub under the direction of veteran voice director Jack Fletcher, and featured many of the talents from Chung's Aeon Flux.
When the anime was picked up by TOKYOPOP and prepared for its 2003 release as Reign: The Conqueror, another dub was prepared. However, TOKYOPOP retained the rights to the first four episodes of the series, featuring Fletcher's cast, making for a noticeable change at episode 5. Reign: The Conqueror sank with little acclaim into Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup.
Other issues hampering Alexander's success include a wide array of differing versions - besides the English and Japanese versions, there is a theatrical version which features major changes, including a shuffling of character models - Cassandra and Roxanne switch designs.