A multi-national corporation attempts to take over America while small pockets of resistance hold out against rampant technology.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Harry Wyckoff (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Grace Wyckoff (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Sen. Anton Kreutzer (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Paige Katz (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Josie Ito (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Tommy Lazlo (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Tabba Schwartzkopf (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Tully Woiwode (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Eli Levitt (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Coty Wyckoff (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Dr. Tobias Schenkl (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Peter (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Chap Starfall (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Chickie Levitt (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Stitch (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Hiro (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Tambor (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Gavin Whitehope (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Lt. Bob Grindrod (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Eileen Whitehope (2 episodes, 1993)
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LA in the near future, Harry Wykoff accepts a job as presidents of a gigantic TV company. Het is confronted with a total new technology called "The New Reality" where three-dimensional TV animated pictures are projected in living rooms all around the world. Harry launches to the top of the company with his career but once there he is caught in a web of intrigues, betrayal and murder. A game of life and death begins... Written by <s.w.zaat@student.utwente.nl>

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The Friends' "prayer, "O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;/ The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won" is the first two lines of Walt Whitman's "O Captain My Captain" while the Synthiotics prayer "The wind is old and still at play / While I must hurry upon my way,/ For I am running to Paradise" is from W.B Yeats "Running to Paradise." See more »

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The rear-view mirror in Harry's corvette appears and disappears from scene to scene. See more »

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Tully Woiwode: I'm just wild about Harry, and Harry's wild about me!
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Best CYBER-Noir Dialogue EVER
7 September 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The real credit for WILD PALMS should go to Bruce Wagner and his flowing, prosaic dialogue. It's like classic Film Noir crossed with cyber-speak, doused with a fifth of Single Malt Scotch and set on fire. There are so many clever, nimble phrases that are turned on their axis and spun into something entirely different.

Examples:

"Mystery loves company."

"Do you know how much it hurts to be SHOT IN THE CHEST??"

"You're no General! You're a pimp with the wings of a bat!"

"You've got quite a mouth on you! Take care someone doesn't take a needle and sew it up."

"Weak dog! You stillborn calf! YOU MAKE ME VOMIT!"

Granted the whole package is a little hard to take in all at once - it's one of those things that becomes more interesting the more you watch it. And for everyone who argues it ends with a whimper, not a bang, well, you may be right, but I posit that The Senator, Harry's real lineage, The Go Chip, and the Mimezine are all besides the point. Enjoy it for one of the campiest, cleverest, most intelligent scripts ever written for television.(Thank You Bruce Wagner) This is a project that is not only entertaining to watch, but a JOY to listen to. It's FUN.


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