- Apr 7, 2004
Excellent review of The Missile Rogues, Randall! I wonder if Joan Marshall's character was inspired by Hedy Lamarr, who in addition to being a knockout Hollywood star, invented a coding system capable of blocking German forces from intercepting Allied submarine torpedoes. Apparently, she used her status as trophy wife of a munitions dealer to gain access to Nazi planning sessions. The technology she invented has been employed in wifi and cell phones.As Pamela Myers, anti-war activist, she proves that she has brains to match her beauty...her suspicions aroused by an old collectible book with strange mathematical formulas tucked inside that she finds in Dr. Bilson's cabin...she knows enough about codes and codebreaking that she rightfully suspects the book is the 'Key' to unlocking the strange mathematical code written in Bilson's hand..
I watched The Broken Thread over the weekend, a strong fourth season episode IMHO. Grant Williams takes the lead in this one, and it features an unusual Latin number by Cricket, judging by the standards she often sings. Fun to see Andrew Duggan playing against type a couple of years after Bourbon Street Beat and a nice payoff at the end.