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Warehouse 13 (2009 - 2014)

 
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Randy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Warehouse 13 (2009 - 2014) Reply with quote

After saving the life of the President, two secret service agents - Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer - find themselves assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13. The Warehouse is a massive, top secret facility that houses dangerous and fantastic objects.

Together, Pete and Myka along with fellow agents Claudia, Steve Jinks and Warehouse caretaker Artie, attempt to recover artifacts from around the world before they can cause catastrophic damage.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I watched a few of these when it first started, but I just didn't get into it. However, I really liked Eureka.

Maybe I'll give Warehouse 13 another shot.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



OK. You gave me an excuse to show off my latest celebrity social media encounter (the guy with the glasses and the normal name is my secret identity). Eddie played Pete in Warehouse 13, BTW.

I watched the series all the way through, though I did think it was a bit too silly at times. I liked the gadgets and the warehouse effects, as well as the actors, who were all great. This series probably won't make anyone's all time best list, but it wasn't bad.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch for Eddie McClintock's favorite t-shirt "North Canton Wrestling". He wears it in many episodes of Warehouse 13.

(I live in the Canton, Ohio area) (Pro Football Hall of Fame city)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could not get into this show either, Bud.

I did like their retro looking comm device & ray gun they used throughout the show. They really fit in, given the premise of W13.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This trailer for season 4 makes me think I might give this one another try. I'll bet if I had an entire season downloaded and could binge watch it, I'd have better luck getting into the series.

I've done that more than once. Very Happy


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_____ Warehouse 13 season 4 recap/promo trailer

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to stick it out for this show, cause it looked interesting, but when it started to get all dark, I lost interest. I did, however love that one ep with the old 50s TV stuff leaking into the real world. can't remember the details.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Maybe I should find a download of the episode you mentioned and try that one to jump-start my enthusiasm for the show.

Thanks, Polly! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe they should have used some break-action shotguns sounding like they were being cocked like a pump-action.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hey, NOW I remember! They DID do that, and it ruined the whole series for me. That's why I just couldn't get into it!! Shocked

And they kept driving around on dirt roads while we heard tires screeching on asphalt! What kind of people MAKE these shows? They never did that in the Dukes of Hazzard, which is just one more reason for me to love that wonderful series. Very Happy




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IMDB has 11 trivia items for this movie. Here’s a few of the ones I found the most interesting, in the blue text. Very Happy
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~ One of the questions Artie suggests to ask when investigating artifact effects, "Do you smell fudge in places where there are no fudge?", becomes a bit of a running joke in the series. Midway through the first season, Myka uses the phrase "I smell fudge" to tell Pete that she's on the trail of an artifact; in the season two premiere, Artie identifies an invisible mine by smell, which Claudia immediately states is fudge.

Note from me: I tried to get into this series back when it first aired, but it just didn't "click". I was a fan of Eureka, and this series just didn't have the same kind of appeal.

~ There was considerable actor crossover between "Warehouse 13" and "Eureka'. Not only did Allison Scagliotti appear on Eureka as her Warehouse 13 'Claudia Donovan' character, but Neil Grayston appeared on Warehouse 13 as his Eureka "Douglas Fargo' character.

In addition Erica Cerra (Eureka's Jo Lupo), Joe Morton (Eureka's Henry Deacon) and Niall Matter (Eureka's Zane Donovan) appeared on Warehouse 13 as other characters.

Cerra and Matter were husband and wife con artists and Morton was a prison preacher. Likewise Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13's "Artie") appeared on "Eureka" as Dr. Carl Carlson.


Note from me: I enjoyed the crossover episodes on Eureka, even though I wasn't very familiar with the characters from Warehouse 13.

~ Pete, Myka, and Steve discuss the artifact being "cursed" by an actor who Shakespeare didn't like, due largely to the fact that he improvised too much. The writers likely inserted this as an in-joke aimed at Eddie McLintock, who was notorious for forgetting his lines and improvising his way out of trouble on a regular basis.

Note from me: Artifacts that are "cursed", along with the other plots elements that weren't "science fiction", were why I just could get into this series, as compared to Eureka.

~ Quite a few actors from the Star Trek world have appeared or had parts in the series. To name some of them: Robert Duncan McNeill, (Tom Paris from Star Trek: Voyager (1995)) has directed an episode on season 5.

Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager (1995)) plays Jane Lattimer.

Brent Spiner (Lt. Commander Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)), Armin Shimerman (Quark from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)), Jeri Ryan (Seven Of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager (1995)) and René Auberjonois (Odo from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993)), also appeared.

Also Faran Tahir plays one of the Regins Adwin Kosan was in the Star Trek reboot as Captain Robau.


Note from me: I guess I didn't watch enough episodes to have seen these guest stars. If I had, I'm sure I'd remember, because I just LOVE spotting guest stars from science fiction movies and series! Very Happy

~ Many of the aspects of the characters of Pete and Myka were influenced by their actors, Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly respectively. For example, McClintock suggested Pete should be a former marine, and love comic books, and Kelly asked for Myka to love literature and be a book worm.

Note from me: I admire actors who take an interest in their characters. Very Happy

~ Brent Spiner had a recurring role in season 4. He previously worked with Saul Rubinek on Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Most Toys (1990), in which Rubinek also played a collector - one on the opposite side of the law from Artie Nielson. They also both appear as antagonists in the TV series Leverage.

Note from me: I think I'll try to watch this one, maybe by getting the right DVD from Netlfix.

~ The entire series of Warehouse 13 takes place in the altered timeline that occurred in season 4 of the series Eureka, from which Warehouse is a spin-off.

Note from me: This I did NOT know! Since I have the box sets of the complete Eureka series, I might be able to follow up on this interesting fact. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This show started out kind of unevenly but was mildly enjoyable.

When they introduced the female HG Wells and started inserting Twizzler product placement (and product-related dialogue) into the show, we dropped the show like a hot meteor found in the backyard on a quiet summer night when the silence was suddenly shattered by a flash of light and a deafening crash as it struck hard behind the house and sat smoldering in its crater...as though waiting for something. Wink

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Oh wow, I know just what you mean, Tim. Very Happy

Heck, if I've foolishly grabbed ONE hot meteor, I'll bet I've grabbed a dozen that I found in the backyard on a quiet summer night when the silence was suddenly shattered by a flash of light and a deafening crash as it struck hard behind the house and sat smoldering in its crater! Shocked

Jeez, you'd think I'd learn my lesson, right? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The next time you have a backyard meteor strike, Bud, you need to sit that one out and relax indoors while enjoying a delicious Twizzlers.


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