Secret Service Agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering are assigned to protect an exposition in Washington D.C., but they fail and a rare Aztec stone is stolen. However, they are individually ...
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Secret Service Agents Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering are assigned to protect an exposition in Washington D.C., but they fail and a rare Aztec stone is stolen. However, they are individually assigned to a matter of national security by the mysterious Mrs. Irene Frederic and they meet each other in a warehouse in South Dakota, the Badlands. They are welcomed by the clumsy Arthur "Artie" Nelson, who shows them thousand of artifacts stored there to protect mankind against their powers. Pete and Myka travel to Iowa to investigate the reason why law student Cody Thomas has beaten his girlfriend Emily Krueger. Cody speaks in ancient Italian with the agents and soon they discover that a jewel that belonged to Lucrecia Borgia is affecting Cody and his godmother Lorna Soliday. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
During a Dragon Con 2015 panel session with Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly, it was revealed that the characters of Pete and Myka were actually heavily influenced by the actors themselves, and that the personalities of the characters of Pete and Myka are closely related to those of Eddie McClintock and Joanne Kelly respectively. McClintock tells the story about the first time he and Kelly met for the first time during auditions for the parts of Pete and Mika. There were quite a few other actors and actresses auditioning for the part, and pairs were randomly assigned and would be switched around to see which actors and actresses had better chemistry. By luck McClintock and Kelly were chosen to be a pair, and during their joint reading Kelly slipped up a line, accidentally saying robot. McClintock naturally started to do the robot. Kelly, worried that McClintock would blow her audition, slapped his arm and glared at him. After completing their audition without further flubs, the writer of the show was said to have looked at the casting director and say "thats the show," referencing the behavior or Kelly's more serious and business side and McClintock's more goofy and fun side. Afterwards they had to be recalled back into do the audition again after it was discovered that the audition camera had not been recording during their audition, but it was hardly needed as they had already won the parts. See more »
Artie credits the invention of the television to "Philo Farnsworth" in around 1929. He didn't invent television, but refined the electronic processing and production of pictures on a cathode ray tube. The communicators named after him in the show are not thick enough to use cathode ray technology. See more »
The characters at this point seem a bit cookie cutter. The free spirited funny guy. The uptight, all business hot chick and the zany sidekick. Im sure they will develop as the series goes on.
The story and basis of the show seems a bit off the wall at first, and it is, but it works (at least in the pilot) A very intriguing story that is delivered well. The episode, though a bit long, kept me involved and entertained the whole way through. By the end i honestly cared about what happened with the story and the characters.
A very promising start to what could turn out to be a good series. Im sure the next few episodes will give us all a better idea of what this will turn out to be, and with Allison Scagliotti joins along with the cast, im willing to bet thats gonna add that much more to the show.
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