Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Vast Wasteland Report- "The Son"


Pierce Brosnan has the lead role. His accent isn't exactly "Dick Van Dyke speaks Cockney" bad, but if you can get past that, he does a good job. His meeting with a banker in episode 3 is not to be missed.

So far, the people who are supplying the props seem to have been doing a mostly good job at keeping the guns in the right period. In episode 5, Sally McCullough has a S&W revolver with a button-head ejector rod, a feature which was discontinued in the late `20s, probably to save on manufacturing costs. The Lewis gun, seen first in episode 4, might be anachronistic, but I suppose it's not very far-fetched that a wealthy rancher might have gotten one. In 1915, it was about as complicated to buy a machinegun as it was a drill bit.

If you choose to watch it, start at the first episode. The series is telling some stories that otherwise might not be fully appreciated.

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