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CBS announced debut dates for some upcoming shows

Ransom - January 1 (after football ends). It's normal time slot will be Saturday 8 pm EST

Training Day - Thursday, Feb 2 (10 PM EST). It will be taking Pure Genius' time slot after it finishes its season.

Doubt - Wednesday, Feb 15 (10 PM EST)

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From the director of Wild and Dallas Buyers Club, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern, Alexander Skarsgård, Adam Scott, James Tupper and Zoë Kravitz star in HBO's limited series "Big Little Lies," premiering February 19 at 9PM.

"limited series" in this case means 7 episodes

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Syfy announced that The Expanse will pick up again in February.

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Not sure whether that's wonderful because it's Bob Ross or some kind of sick freakout on Adderal from whoever made it

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Re: the new ep of Anthony Bourdain

1. His passive-aggressive way of getting Asia Argento to show up because he's divorcing his Italian wife is so petty yet so brilliant 

2. Masking that beneath a very prescient skewering of Mussolini is also brilliant

3. ASIA ARGENTO FACK

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16 minutes ago, Curt McGirt said:

Re: the new ep of Anthony Bourdain

1. His passive-aggressive way of getting Asia Argento to show up because he's divorcing his Italian wife is so petty yet so brilliant 

2. Masking that beneath a very prescient skewering of Mussolini is also brilliant

3. ASIA ARGENTO FACK

What a great episode.  Asia is still a very attractive woman and Bourdain finally got to make the foodie political episode he always wanted to put on television.

It was pretty interesting how he briefly touched on how Rome is a city in a struggling democracy that sits in the shadow of a dead empire that used to control the known world and still wrestles with Mussolini's Fascist state. 

As much as Italians strive to be free citizens, Romans in particular seem to miss that strong autocratic governing hand.

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On 12/3/2016 at 8:28 PM, odessasteps said:

The famous SNL synchronized swimming sketch starts with ... "the starrcade theme." (Aka Far from Over by Frank Stallone)

https://rutube.ru/video/e6fa8e0d931c710aaeecd308c183d9e5/‬

Like the time I heard Lex Luger's theme in Creepshow 2...I'm sure they used a lot of music library licensed stuff to save money. 

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Italy already had their own Trump in Berlusconi so I'm surprised Tony just focused on Mussolini. Then again, might as well go to the source

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In the latest A-Team casting news, tonight Clifton James who played the fat corrupt southern sheriff in LIVE AND LET DIE was on the latest I watched.

What do you think he was playing?  If you guessed

Spoiler

a fat corrupt southern sheriff

You WIN!!!!

It also had the guy who played the meek inept husband in HELLRAISER.  It's actually the second time he's popped up.

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That would be Andrew Robinson, better known as the killer in Dirty Harry (and the asshole cop that Stallone punches at the end of Cobra). 

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14 minutes ago, Curt McGirt said:

That would be Andrew Robinson, better known as the killer in Dirty Harry (and the asshole cop that Stallone punches at the end of Cobra). 

And he was Garek on Deep Space Nine.

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I love Garek, especially after watching Deep Space Nine again during the summer. I've never really seen him anything else.

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Garek is probably the best recurring character in any Star Trek series. The way that when he shows up you are hoping for more and more info on him to fill the gaps in his story. He isn't a total mystery like say Tosh from B5 is but when Garek shows up in an episode of DS9 I'm instantly sucked in

James

 

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Was recently thinking to myself what my favourite show of this year was, picked Fargo straight away and the remembered that it aired LAST YEAR. 2016 has gone way too fast.

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3 hours ago, peterien said:

2016 has gone way too fast.

YOU SHUT YOUR GODDAMN MOUTH

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A TEAM Casting UPDATE:

Tonight the A-Team help out the owners of a Chinese restaurant being squeezed by triads.

You know what that means.  That means James Hong got his third or fourth check playing a Chinese villain that week.

But not just that.. PRO WRESTLING CONNECTION!!!!

TORU TANAKA!!!

And the guy who sold the Mogwai to Hoyt Axton in Gremlins!!!

And Rain from Big Trouble In Little China

And the one asian hooker from DR. DETROIT

And Al "The one asian bad guy in DIE HARD" Leong

And James Lew who choreographed all the stunts in BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

 

AAND the Golden Pagoda Restaurant in L.A. which is still there I assume and was exterior for like every Chinese Restaurant ever on t.v.

 

Man, James Hong looked exactly the same from like 1965 to today. And I know it's like a running joke that he was the only asian guy in Hollywood...but he's sitting right now at 415 credits on IMDB.  That's insane.

Kevin Bacon has 82.

James Hong just kidnapped the good guys and said this to them: "take this moment to catch up on old times.  There won't be any new ones. Ha! ha! Ha! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

 

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47 minutes ago, piranesi said:

1. And the guy who sold the Mogwai to Hoyt Axton in Gremlins!!!

2. And Rain from Big Trouble In Little China

1. Keye Luke aka the blind grandmaster Master Po from Kung Fu! 

He was also the original voice for Brak in the 1960's Space Ghost cartoons.  He also dubbed the voice for Mr. Han in Enter The Dragon because Shih Kien's English was not very good.

2. Peter Kwong.  He's pretty much retired from acting since he's got a job with the the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  He still practices Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.

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Just now, J.T. said:

1. Keye Luke aka the blind grandmaster Master Po from Kung Fu! 

He was also the original voice for Brak in the 1960's Space Ghost cartoons.  He also dubbed the voice for Mr. Han in Enter The Dragon because Shih Kien's English was not very good.

2. Peter Kwong.  He's pretty much retired from acting since he's got a job with the the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  He still practices Northern Shaolin Kung Fu.

You'll be happy to know that in this episode Mr. T vs. Toru Tanaka was a split decision.  First fall went to Tanaka before the 2nd commercial break.  B.A. Baracus took the second but he was aided by a foreign object (box full of exploding fireworks).  As always, the babyface cheats more than the heel.

We needed a stipulation match to decide this but sadly it never happened.

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There is no way that Mr. T could beat The Professor without cheating.

IMDB says that the Asian hooker from Dr. Detroit (Jasmine Wu is soooo the typical Chinese hooker name..) was Lydia Lei.  Looks like she's had mostly television credits.

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Among Keye Luke's 215 credits

 

He was also in one of my fav Trek episodes: the prison warden in Whom Gods Destroy with Steven Inhat and Yvonne Craig. 

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Keye Luke with Uncle Miltie in 1949.

funny he played #1 son in the charlie chan films in the 1940s and then Chan himself in the Chan Clan cartoon. 

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