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Post-apocalyptic teen-idol meltdown.

August 22nd, 2006 · No Comments · Misc.

At the behest of parties that shall remain nameless, I’ve been watching J. Michael Straczynski’s Jeremiah. It’s a sci-fi show that ran for a couple of seasons a while back on Showtime, based on an old Belgian comic from the 1970s. The storyline isn’t important. What matters is the cast and crew. The stars of the show are Luke Perry (of Beverly hills 90210 fame) and Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Theo from The Cosby Show). Based on box-covers, I also know that Sean Astin (star of Goonies and noted hobbit warrior) will be showing up eventually as well.

This is - as you might imagine - pretty distracting. Even though Warner looks nothing like his old Cosby character, hearing Theo Huxtable swearing and watching him in sex scenes is… odd. Perry looks pretty much the same as he always has, but it’s still weird seeing him playing a reluctant action hero. I can only hope Astin will show up barefoot, demanding po-TAY-toes.

Eventually, though, I got used to the casting and just watched the show. At least until I hit the forth episode - which features guest star Jason Priestley, also of 90210 fame. Shortly after we first see Priestley’s character, the opening credits roll and I notice that the show’s director is Peter DeLuise - son of rotund comedian Dom DeLuise and former star of 21 Jumpstreet.

So now I’m watching the rest of the series, praying that Steve Urkel eventually makes an appearance. Or maybe - if we’re REALLY lucky - that chick from Blossum.

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