Episode 608: Code Name: Diamond Head
First aired: Comedy Central on 1 October 1994
Availability: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon DVD (Volume 23), Shout Factory (Volume 23), Best Brains (Volume 23)
|Even the title makes no sense.|
But then, the episode isn't much better. This is one where the riffing didn't work.
Not that there weren't some good parts to it, but the riffing wasn't enough to overcome the film.
Part of the problem might be that the problem with the film is the script. The actors are all competent actors. The production of the film is, well, not bad. Quinn Martin was no beginner at making TV shows. There are no Ed Wood-bad or Coleman Francis-bad bits to this movie. Except the quality of the script.
It's a mess.
The plot is ... well, I'm not sure what the plot is. I think it's, um... Um...
It was painful. Makes the roots of your hair hurt, that's how painful.
Now, the good news. This is the episode that includes the short, A Day At The Fair.
|It's fair season.||It's calf season.|
Because of rights issues, some episodes haven't been released. But, they'll sometimes take the short films from those episodes and package them together as a Shorts collection, or as a bonus material on a DVD. That's an indicator that the full episode won't be coming any time soon. This short was released as part of a VHS tape in 1999 and a DVD in 2003. It took nearly nine years after that for the episode to be released. But nine years isn't forever.
|Zulu as Zulu.||France Nuyen as Tso-Tsing|
|Ian McShane as Tree||Eric Braeden as Ernest Graeber|
Quinn Martin did a lot of TV shows -- The Fugitive, The Invaders, Cannon, Barnaby Jones, and others -- some more successful than others. This one, thankfully, died a quick death. Although, it did seem to go on and on.