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Another Homicide Crossover [May. 27th, 2009|10:01 am]
Tommy Westphall's Mind: A Multiverse Explored
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According to Tom Myers'  LO:SVU site, the season finale will guest star Carol Kane reprising her role of Gwen Munch, one of John´s ex-wives who appeared previously in H:LOTS ep. #85 ("All is Bright"), way back in 1997.

This is what makes that whole crossover business so interesting.

From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-09 03:54 am (UTC)

Re: Re: Spaceships and Sesame Street and Little Yellow Men

I would like to invite any and all who read this to visit my Tommy site, The Crossover Hub. I also would appreciate any helpful comments you might have. Here's the address:
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From: tele_toby
2009-07-12 08:21 am (UTC)

Re: Re: Spaceships and Sesame Street and Little Yellow Men

I checked it out at work. When I get home in the morning, I'll delve into it further and hopefully find a way to get back to you. So there's that suggestion - I didn't see any way to comment or send you feedback at the site.

But I did like the stuff I read so far, well mapped out and presented and a fun read, even for this (somewhat) anti-Westphallian....
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-25 04:03 am (UTC)

Re: Re: Re: Re: Spaceships and Sesame Street and Little Yellow Men

All right. I've been puzzling over this for a while, but I have come the conclusion that there are several sci-fi (especially Trek-related) crossovers that we're just ignoring. Here's my partial list:
*A shuttle named the Indiana Jones was aboard the Enterprise-D.
*Bothans, Quarren, and Alderaan (all from Star Wars...bite me, anti-movie people) were mentioned and/or appeared throughout later Treks.
*An episode of Voyager made reference to tylium, Borays, and Ovions, all of which are from the original Battlestar Galactica.
*I believe someone already mentioned Capt. Pike being paged on Buck Rogers.
*An episode of seaquest DSV (sic) portrayed a plaque commemorating the launch of the Nomad probe, from the Trek ep, The Changeling just like it creator Jackson Roykirk.
*It's a bit dicey, but the Promenade Directory lists Diet Smith Corporation (Dick Tracy), Tom Servo's Used Robots (Mystery Science Theater 3000), the Forbin Project (Colossus, already in my list due to a mention in Team Knight Rider), Banzai Institute (Buckaroo...big surprise), Del Floria's Tailor Shop (man from uncle...are there spies on Deep Space Nine?), Spacely Space Sprockets (The Jetsons. Bite me, anti-cartoonists), Cavor's Gravity Devices (First Men in the Moon), Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems (Buckaroo...again), Diva Droid Corporation (Red Dwarf), Jupiter Mining Corporation (yet again, Red Dwarf, ladies and gentlemen), and Milliways (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy).
*Containers marked, "Bellus," and "Zyra" were in the cave where Genesis was tested in Wrath of Kahn, both referring to The Day the Earth Stood Still.
*Cavorite, an element discovered in The First Men in the Moon, is on Next Gen's Periodic Table of Elements.
*The crew of the Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's), apparently now working for Sirius Cybernetics, signed a certificate for Humanoid of the Year.

I'm kind of riding the fence for now on whether or not cameoes of spaceships should count, mainly because it would mean both Battlestars coexisting.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-07-28 12:16 am (UTC)

Re: Re: Spaceships and Sesame Street and Little Yellow Men

johnmunch speaking - darn log-in is acting up again.

I just found a TV movie, JOYS, broadcast on March 5, 1976. It stars several dozen (!) real-life comedians (among them Groucho Marx in his last part) ending as face-down floaters in Bob Hope´s swimming pool. Several police detectives are investigating:

Angie Dickinson (as Police Woman Pepper Anderson),
Mike Connors (as Joe Mannix),
Jim Hutton (as Ellery Queen),
David Janssen (as Harry O[rwell])
Telly Savalas (as Lt. Kojak),
and Abe Vigoda (as Lt. Phil Fish of Barney Miller Fame).

The Westphall connection is established by the Mannix character, also appearing in Diagnosis:Murder, The Lucy Show, and his own show.
Furthermore, Fish had an eponymous show, and Pepper Anderson debuted in an episode of Police Story, an anthology show.

So, JOYS brings in seven more shows. The list grows ever longer ...
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From: johnmunch
2009-07-28 12:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Spaceships and Sesame Street and Little Yellow Men

Almost forgot: Dickinson as Pepper also appears in RINGO.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-04 10:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Spaceships and Sesame Street and Little Yellow Men

I just found two more possible crossovers lurking in George & Leo. In the same episode that had crossovers with The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart (appropriately called The Cameo Show)), they also implicitely had characters from Taxi and Dear John. I just thought I'd mention this.
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From: johnmunch
2009-08-04 10:52 pm (UTC)

George & Leo

"The Cameo Show" is known to us, but just from guides, not from the screen.

Have you seen it and can you clarify the cameos for us?
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From: tele_toby
2009-12-12 07:58 am (UTC)

Re: George & Leo

Sorry it took so long to respond to this.

I saw the episode and everybody who participated (I think Suzanne Pleshette was the only holdout) played characters other than those established in the previous series. Tom Poston, for example, was a traffic cop who pulled them over.

But at the very end, Larry, Darryl, and Darryl did show up as "themselves" and just barely missed meeting Newhart's character.

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