Saturday, November 3, 2018

THE LONE GUNMEN - Episode One - "Pilot" (2001)

Now that Halloween is over, we can get back to more different stuff, and tonight's Saturday Night Special Feature is just that! Different!!

I don't know where I've been half my life, but I sure have missed out on a lot of cool TV shows over the years like "The Lone Gunmen!" Thank The Lord I have a friend in Germany to help  get me up to date on things like this!

"The Lone Gunmen" is the brainchild of the creators of "Breaking Bad," Vince Gilligan, and John Shiban, with the help of Chris Carter, and is a spinoff of "The X-Files," so you know it's got a good chance of being good. I think it was just way ahead of it's time! This is a show about three hackers trying to inform the world about the way things really are, just like the headline of their publication indicates!

As you can imagine, these stories are a bit tongue in cheek, and that's what makes them so good!

This show starts with a big computer corporation announcement of the new latest and greatest chip they've created!

One of  "The Lone Gunmen" is creating a diversion by being a heckler!
The guy with the ponytail is Dean Haglund as Richard 'Ringo' Langly." The other two Gunmen are Bruce Harwood as John Fitzgerald Byers, and Tom Braidwood as Melvin Frohike who is exactly one day older than me! All three of them were the same characters on numerous
"X-Files" episodes!

The reason for the diversion is they have an elaborate plan to get their hands on that new chip!

There's the culprit!

Because this was an early show about computers, you get a lot of shots like this!

There's not a lot of violence, because this show is more story than action!

This is a great shot!

She's a pretty good shot herself!
 Zuleikha Robinson is Yves Adele Harlow! How's that for a mouthful?

And of course the guys drive a vintage VW bus!

They finally get to have a good headline!!

"The Lone Gunmen" is a pretty good show from what I've seen so far, and now I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the episodes! Too bad it was only on for one season!!

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