Category Archives: Puffery

Tread Perilously — Global Frequency

Tread Perilously’s Failed Pilots month concludes with a look at the 2005 attempt to bring Warren Ellis’s Global Frequency to the airwaves. Ex-cop Sean Flynn finds a mangled corpse and a tricked out mobile phone in a San Fransisco alley. … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Roswell: Control

Tread Perilously continues its primetime soaps months with the late 90s sci-fi teen drama Roswell. Specifically, a third season episode called “Control.” As Max continues his attempt to save his son, his journey leads him to a big shot Hollywood … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Dr. Strange: Pilot

Tread Perilously concludes a month of failed TV pilots with 1978’s attempt to bring Dr. Strange to the small screen. When a demon gives Morgan Le Fey (Jessica Walter) three days to prevent Dr. Stephen Strange (Peter Hooten) from learning … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Quantum Leap: The Play’s The Thing

Tread Perilously rounds out Sci-Fi month by taking a long overdue look at Quantum Leap with an episode called “The Play’s the Thing.” September 9th, 1969. Sam leaps into the body of Joe, a 25 year-old struggling actor who happens … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Doctor Who: The Ultimate Foe

Tread Perilously wraps up its look at Doctor Who‘s 23rd season, “The Trial of a  Time Lord,” with part 13 (by Robert Holmes) and part 14 (by Pip & Jane Baker) — collectively known as “The Ultimate Foe.” When the … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Manimal: Night of the Scorpion

Tread Perilously concludes a month of Treading Safely with an emergency appearance by Manimal thanks to the episode “Night of the Scorpion.” When a man arriving in New York by boat is found dead in his cabin, Manimal is called … Continue reading

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Tread Perilously — Thomas Kinkade’s The Christmas Cottage

Tread Merrily 2017 concludes with Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas-themed origin story, Thomas Kinkade’s The Christmas Cottage. When Tom (Jared Padalecki) and his brother Pat (one of the Ashmore Twins) come home for Christmas 1977, they discover their family cottage is under … Continue reading

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