Let’s try this for the fourth time. I can’t understand why it won’t post….
James Garner’s daughter is following this Tumblr! That was definitely an Ohmygoshsquee moment. I know she’s been looking at my Rockford and Maverick posts. I hope she continues to enjoy. :) Here’s another.
Bought season 1 of Maverick at Wal-Mart this week. Hope to go back for season 2; it’s half the price Amazon is charging! I could only get one at the time, so I chose season 1 since it has the highest ratio of Bret episodes. I have nothing against Jack Kelly, but I really feel that James Garner is the heart of the Maverick show.
I immediately watched the episode with Fatima the camel. THAT WAS PRECIOUS. LOL, Bret has some serious animal magnetism going on. There’s also that episode where cats are following him around.
And now some ideas are sparking for that story about Bret and Snakes Tolliver’s first meeting. I am really looking forward to putting it together.
I’m thinking Bret comes to a town and finds Fatima tied up outside a saloon. He knows it’s her because camels are highly uncommon running loose in the Old West, and … well, she still remembers him. So he goes inside to inquire and finds Snakes running a poker game. Snakes tells him that one of his men found her roaming around and brought her back. They’re not sure what they’re going to do with her.
Bret knows about Snakes by reputation, and after sitting in on the poker game for a while, he sees that what he’s heard about Snakes being crooked is right. And even though he doesn’t feel like he can keep a camel, he doesn’t want Fatima hanging out with crooks who probably wouldn’t treat her right, so he offers to take her off Snakes’ hands. Snakes starts to think there must be something special about this camel, so he suggests playing a poker game for her instead.
Bret realizes Snakes is cheating and manages to show him up and win. He takes Fatima and leaves Snakes fuming. Determined to find out more about the camel, as well as to show Bret up, Snakes starts to plot.
The middle is where things get a little fuzzy, as they usually do when I’m plotting. Bret probably learns that Snakes is controlling a lot of the town, so he sticks around to try to unravel Snakes’ plans. Along the way, Snakes somehow learns that Bret is just soft-hearted and there’s nothing particularly valuable about Fatima. This really irritates him, but at the same time, it makes him think it’ll be easy enough to get one over on Bret. He used to be a relatively good person, but was always being taken advantage of and hurt, until finally he broke and couldn’t take it and became like the people who had been hurting him.
Eventually things come down to a confrontation and a gunfight. But then Fatima goes and gets in the way to protect Bret and Snakes orders the shooting to stop instead of gunning down the camel to get to Bret. His men get mad and chase him with the intention of killing him and Bret, realizing that Snakes still has a bit of a heart, gets the sheriff and deputies together to go after them before they can get to Snakes. Bret tries to go after Snakes, but Snakes gets away. They may or may not have a short conversation first.
And thus begins a series of strange encounters between the two.
This is what I feel like doing after being unable to make a post I’ve been trying to make for the past couple of hours. I can’t figure out what’s wrong! Other people are posting, so the site isn’t down.
The Professor doesn’t like being held against his will and forced to work under the threat of thousands of people dying if he doesn’t.
Chris is credited very high in the cast list (second in the guest-starring cast!), but he’s only given a couple of scenes. This is a definite credit to him. It was a feather in anyone’s cap to snag Chrissy for their movie/TV episode, and they knew it.
This was about two years after he played Ginger Townsend. The late 1970s is totally my favorite Chrissy era.
This movie is cheesy 1970s goodness, doesn’t follow the comic book origins of Captain America, and features a disturbing aging drug.
But Chrissy interacts with Christopher Lee! And Chrissy is a good guy and survives the film! And Captain America has an adorable cat! What else matters?
Wow, look at the size difference there. Either Mr. Lee is really tall or Chrissy is really short. Or both. I already knew Chrissy was a small man. Great things come in small packages. ;)
Darling Chrissy, Christopher Lee, and Stanley Kamel.
Ohmygoshsquee! Look how cute Chrissy’s hair is in the back! And so soft….
Okay, so Charlie’s Angels is one of the cheesiest things on the planet. And probably hardly anyone who watches the original Hawaii 5-O watches it.
But am I the only one who noticed Kono in the episode Waikiki Angels?! I don’t find any mention of it in Charlie’s Angels episode guides.
Seriously, it was him! The Angels were in Hawaii, Zulu was there, and his policeman character was called Kono! They couldn’t/didn’t mention 5-O (and they didn’t even credit Zulu onscreen, ugh), but it couldn’t have been more glaringly obvious than it already was!
Good to see Kono alive and well in Hawaii after leaving the taskforce.
Wish I had some pictures from the episode, but I could only find a copy by watching it on Cozi TV. I was watching for Richard and Kono was a pleasant surprise!
I’m not sure Luke has ever looked better than he does here. And he’s got such a Telly Savalas vibe going on, which makes it doubly cool. Oh yes. Puuurr. I just wish we could see his pretty eyes better.
(I love The Untouchables, but I’m really missing Kojak airing every weeknight….)