As you may have noticed, there’s no roundtable discussion this week—after dealing with the eminent threats of Cylons, Peacekeepers and SPACE VAMPIRES, our crew is enjoying some much needed shore leave. However, there’s no rest for the weary, as starting next week we’ll be starting a new topic. We’ve selected another of the medium’s most well regarded genres, this time the world of espionage television. For the next eight weeks we’ll be practicing our cover stories, whipping out all manner of gadgets and disguises, and foiling the plots of every secret society with a threatening acronym for a name.
Our lineup for the next few weeks is as follows:
April 11: The Man From U.N.C.L.E., “The King of Diamonds Affair,” Season 2, Episode 25. Available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
April 18: I Spy, “Magic Mirror,” Season 2, Episode 25. Available on Hulu.
April 25: Get Smart, “Kisses for KAOS” and “All In The Mind,” Season 1, Episodes 17 and 20. Available on YouTube.
May 2: Mission: Impossible, “The Heir Apparent,” Season 3, Episode 1. Available on Netflix.
May 9: The Avengers, “You Have Just Been Murdered,” Season 5, Episode 22
May 16: Airwolf, “Fallen Angel,” Season 2, Episode 7. Available on Hulu and Netflix.
May 23: Scarecrow and Mrs. King, “Welcome to America, Mr. Brand,” Season 3, Episode 5. Available on Amazon Instant Video.
May 30: Alias, “Truth Be Told,” Season 1, Episode 1. Available on Netflix.
We’ll see you next week as we begin coverage with The Man From U.N.C.L.E. In the meantime, get yourselves in the mood for two months of covert operations with the best cover ever of the profession’s theme song.