EPISODE 539: SDCC 2017 PREVIEW with GERMAIN LUSSIER

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  1. aaron says:

    I’ve always like Germain, so this was fun! Get him back sometime.

  2. FictionIsntReal says:

    It appears the last time BP had a “Classic Horror Cast” post was in February, though they’ve had five more episodes since then. Did something go wrong with the synchronization between sites?

    • Battleship Pretension says:

      Yeah, we were having issues with an embeddable player, and the show slowly became neglected. I think we’re just going to have to start posting again without the embeddable player, and just have a link like we used to do.

      -Tyler

  3. FictionIsntReal says:

    The pattern David referred to either here or Criterion Cast’s ComicCon episode has even more specific parameters: it’s typically an extraordinary male civilian paired with a (relatively) ordinary female cop. I first heard someone note that pattern when Sleepy Hollow, Limitless & Minority Report were all on the air. I believe Castle & Rosewood had fewer “genre” elements but otherwise fit (until, as with Sleepy Hollow, the female lead left the show), whereas Bones featured a female lab tech working with a male cop. Blindspot is a contemporary example of the standard gender setup being flipped, whereas The Blacklist is more the norm. Elementary flipped Watson’s gender to have part of the normal formula, but she’s still not a cop. Taxi Brooklyn changed the gender of the original French cop to have the reverse setup, whereas the American movie starring Jimmy Fallon had Queen Latifah as a female civilian. Monk was a former cop paired with a civilian nurse but otherwise fits the extraordinary male (unfit for police duty) paired with ordinary female. Law & Order: Criminal Intent had a pair of active duty detectives, but Goren was weird enough to fit the Holmes-inspired niche. In “Those Who Kill” (adapted from a Nordic noir) it might be ambiguous whether the female cop or male criminologist is weirder, but in all versions of The Bridge the female cop is stranger by virtue of high-functioning autism. As far as I’m aware, the only example of female cop paired with female civilian is Rizzoli & Isles. The more general trope for two very different characters paired up in a crime procedural is They Fight Crime.

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