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K14 - Mighty Jack



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A mighty fine mess, Jack
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Okay. Never mind about the launch sequence I ranted about below.* I cannot believe the stupidity of either side here.

The bad guys are a vast global criminal conspiracy on the scale of SPECTRE from the Bond films, and their torture technique is to shine a bright light in your eyes. "Well, I'll just close my eyes." "There's no way you can just keep your eyes closed for hours at a time!" I know that at least got what it deserved in Season 3. But, really, how is that supposed to work? Let's say accidentally opens his eyes. He's instantly blinded for life. So there's nothing more the machine can do to him. So what then, bad guys?

On the other side, the good guys send their elite infiltration agent to rescue Atari. He makes it past all their security... and closes the locked door behind him, trapping them both in the cell. So he has to radio for another rescue mission to save them both. Just... WTH?

I try to be a little forgiving of these Sandy Frankenstein monstrosities. I know they've been cut into pieces, stitched back together, and then translated and dubbed on the cheap before being brought back to life in this new form. Take an entire season of a TV show and cut it down to an hour and a half and there's no way you're giving it a fair treatment. But there's no excuse for this level of incompetence from what's supposedly the most confounding criminal empire in history and the super elite secret Untouchables set to capture them.

*I do still wish the launch sequence had been properly riffed. It's a shame it had to get cut for time when they redid this in season 3.

Oh well. At least this episode features the first (off the cuff) mention of TV's Frank, well before he had anything to do with the show. Apt that it's from Trace.


Zeitgeist Meister - over 1 year ago
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Great how Joel drops the pen for the cut in segment 2. That, ladies and gentlemen, is small-time TV!


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big_Greg - 6 months ago
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Painful. Took three attempts to get through this plot-ridden live action cartoon. Reminded me of "8th Man," although in that animated series the world crime organization was known as the Black Butterfly Gang rather than "Q", and the star was a robot with human emotions rather than a flying submarine with a stupid name. I agree with Crow that all involved should be hunted down and dispatched with extreme prejudice.


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Crow: He looks like Frank Conniff!
Wait a second! Frank doesn't join the cast for another year and a half! Who knew Trace already knew him?


Zeitgeist Meister - over 1 year ago
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Seems like this is where the mads' dysfunction first shows up.


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The military's elite emergency anti-terrorist response team, and they all have to leave their day jobs before they can even start launch preparations.


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I cant get over how just plain weird dr. forrester looks.


Elisa Farrington - over 4 years ago
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At the beginning when the golfer gets his call, I didn't think it was anything other than his cell phone....but this was 1968.


Bender Rodriguez - over 4 years ago
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Nice to have Crow back - Joel looked sad without him...