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View Poll Results: Leaping in Without a Net
Excellent 7 21.88%
Good 18 56.25%
Average 5 15.63%
Fair 2 6.25%
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:36 AM   #26
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Although BluRays of old TV can produce some absolutely stunning results - I saw the original Twilight Zone and it looks like it was made yesterday - it does unfortunately flag up these things, I find. Like the TZ episode where a "bald" character is suddenly wearing a clearly visible bald wig.... or The Prisoner, where the stunt double for Patrick McGoohan couldn't be any more obvious.
lol, yeah, this stunt woman looks nothing like the actress who played Eva. They really couldn't have anticipated how technology would advance and could expose that kind of switch.
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Old 01-23-2019, 04:19 PM   #27
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lol, yeah, this stunt woman looks nothing like the actress who played Eva. They really couldn't have anticipated how technology would advance and could expose that kind of switch.
It's hard to fathom just how not only the image quality, but also the quality of TVs could be so bad that this wasn't noticed before. I say that as someone who watched it at the time, of course.

As I said, it wouldn't have been a big deal if it was in real time, but they even used slow motion for that bit.
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Old 05-12-2019, 06:36 PM   #28
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I'm fond of this episode. It's one of those that deep down I think probably deserves an average rating, but I personally think it's better than that. I like the idea of Sam leaping into a circus act.

This is just a fun episode all in all. I like the character of Eva. She's just so full of life and strong. I like a lot of the minor characters here as well, particularly the fortune teller Sybil. I think it's good that we find out Sam has a fear of heights in this episode. Even though it's never mentioned before or even again (although I sense I'm forgetting one other instance). It gives Sam's mission greater weight.

The only parts I didn't like were those concerning Laszlo. I just didn't feel for the character at all. At the end I still think he's a jerk looking for someone to blame. I also didn't like the actor playing him. I think he was a poor actor in all honesty. I'm also not crazy about the idea of Al running away to the circus. Even though it leads to some funny lines, I just don't buy that for some reason. Knowing his chequered family history I suppose it is theoretically possible. But it just felt tacked on.

My rating. Good. A decent, pleasant episode.
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