That’s a quote from Ghostbusters, by the way.
Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m a little fuzzy on the whole “good/bad” thing here. What do you mean, “bad”?
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr. Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal!
Dr. Peter Venkman: That’s bad. Okay. All right, important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.
I thought of this quote while watching the pilot episode of Warehouse 13. Not a bad little TV show, but not a good one, either. It’s like someone said, “let’s take the X files, and Moonlighting, and every other mismatched-pairing-of-partners story, and set it in North Dakota, with a little Indiana-Jones-warehouse-at-the-end scene thrown in.”
But for all the this-has-been-done-before-as-recently-as-yesterday feel to the show, it wasn’t all bad. The main characters showed some depth, there are some great supporting cast, not the least of who is CCH Pounder (formerly from The Shield, and last seen there having a breakdown because Vince Mackey got immunity). I’m a fan of hers, even though she appears to have a fairly small role. I hope it’ll expand.
It helped that the pilot episode, on iTunes yesterday, was free. I got to get that and the newest episode of Saving Grace, which I’m sure I’ll talk about tomorrow.