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(ET Cahada)   Scott Bakula wishes he could Quantum Leap back to when NCIS NOLA wasn't cancelled   (etcanada.com) divider line
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2021-05-13 2:21:19 PM  
He obviously didn't have faith of the heart
 
2021-05-13 2:58:24 PM  
He can cry himself to sleep on the seven figured residual checks he receives for the rest of his life. That show has worldwide distribution. It will have an audience for years to come.
 
2021-05-13 2:59:25 PM  
Oh boy.
 
2021-05-13 3:00:59 PM  
Björk - Bukolla
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RIP Bukolla
 
2021-05-13 3:09:27 PM  
I imagine that Bakula is quite wealthy, and will continue to earn a lot in residuals for the rest of this life. At 66, why is he wasting time with NCIS: New Orleans? I can't imagine that work is very satisfying; why stick with it?
 
2021-05-13 3:27:02 PM  
Just ask CBS to bring back Enterprise.
 
2021-05-13 3:28:12 PM  
I'd like to see him leap into the future where he takes over the body of a starship captain.
 
2021-05-13 3:41:37 PM  
Well that makes one of us.
 
2021-05-13 3:41:59 PM  
Scott Bakula, how many television series do you need man!

I'm sitting over here without any tv series!
 
2021-05-13 3:47:46 PM  

thornhill: I imagine that Bakula is quite wealthy, and will continue to earn a lot in residuals for the rest of this life. At 66, why is he wasting time with NCIS: New Orleans? I can't imagine that work is very satisfying; why stick with it?


Maybe he does like to act. If he does, all power to him. If he does not, then retire for the love of Pete.
 
2021-05-13 3:48:29 PM  
 I can see the wide appeal of NCIS New Orleans, but if you're actually from New Orleans the show is unbearable. New Orleans is among the most misrepresented towns in movies/TV.

The only truly faithful NOLA show I've seen is the HBO series "Treme." Produced by David Simon. Yes, the guy who did "The Wire." If you want to see what New Orleans actually is, that's the show for you.
 
2021-05-13 4:04:52 PM  

dickfreckle: I can see the wide appeal of NCIS New Orleans, but if you're actually from New Orleans the show is unbearable. New Orleans is among the most misrepresented towns in movies/TV.

The only truly faithful NOLA show I've seen is the HBO series "Treme." Produced by David Simon. Yes, the guy who did "The Wire." If you want to see what New Orleans actually is, that's the show for you.


If you can find it, check out Frank's Place, a series CBS aired for one season in late '80s.
 
2021-05-13 4:17:41 PM  
7 seasons is a pretty good run, much longer than that and the writers start running out of ideas and going off the deep end. I can't believe the original is still on the air. It might still be worth watching if they had written off Gibbs and handed the reigns to Michael Weatherly instead of letting him go.
 
2021-05-13 4:18:03 PM  
Maybe he should call an old friend.

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2021-05-13 4:22:01 PM  

SamFlagg: Scott Bakula, how many television series do you need man!

I'm sitting over here without any tv series!


He needs two more hit series to catch up with Michael Landon. One hit series and two niche series are not enough.
 
2021-05-13 4:29:09 PM  

thornhill: I imagine that Bakula is quite wealthy, and will continue to earn a lot in residuals for the rest of this life. At 66, why is he wasting time with NCIS: New Orleans? I can't imagine that work is very satisfying; why stick with it?


Apparently, he's on Discovery next season.
 
2021-05-13 4:39:17 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: He obviously didn't have faith of the heart


Well, it's been a long road.
 
2021-05-13 4:42:58 PM  
He should be thankful they greenlit that crapshow in the first place.


YOU SUCK, BAKULA!
 
2021-05-13 4:55:08 PM  
Scott Bakula Sings "How Did They Know" | It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia
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2021-05-13 4:55:24 PM  
Scream, Bakula, scream!
 
2021-05-13 5:22:19 PM  
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2021-05-13 5:47:12 PM  
It's been a long time. Getting from there to here.
 
2021-05-13 5:55:03 PM  
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2021-05-13 6:00:09 PM  
Why would you watch NCIS NOLA?  It's a spin off of a series that doesn't have any of its original characters anymore.
 
2021-05-13 6:06:33 PM  

dickfreckle: I can see the wide appeal of NCIS New Orleans, but if you're actually from New Orleans the show is unbearable. New Orleans is among the most misrepresented towns in movies/TV.

The only truly faithful NOLA show I've seen is the HBO series "Treme." Produced by David Simon. Yes, the guy who did "The Wire." If you want to see what New Orleans actually is, that's the show for you.


Even if you don't care what New Orleans actually is, watch "Treme" anyway. Damned good show.
 
2021-05-13 6:07:51 PM  

Nintenfreak: Why would you watch NCIS NOLA?  It's a spin off of a series that doesn't have any of its original characters anymore.


I mean, it's a spinoff of a spinoff.  And Mark Harmon is still on NCIS, where he presumably will be till the heat death of the universe.
 
2021-05-13 6:14:33 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: thornhill: I imagine that Bakula is quite wealthy, and will continue to earn a lot in residuals for the rest of this life. At 66, why is he wasting time with NCIS: New Orleans? I can't imagine that work is very satisfying; why stick with it?

Maybe he does like to act. If he does, all power to him. If he does not, then retire for the love of Pete.


Not to worry - he's going to retire to Pig Island.
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2021-05-13 6:29:53 PM  
I thought starring in shows that get cancelled was his thing?
 
2021-05-13 6:33:54 PM  

grumpfuff: dickfreckle: I can see the wide appeal of NCIS New Orleans, but if you're actually from New Orleans the show is unbearable. New Orleans is among the most misrepresented towns in movies/TV.

The only truly faithful NOLA show I've seen is the HBO series "Treme." Produced by David Simon. Yes, the guy who did "The Wire." If you want to see what New Orleans actually is, that's the show for you.

Even if you don't care what New Orleans actually is, watch "Treme" anyway. Damned good show.


I've talked to people on the internet who found the show a little slow given Simon's incredibly detailed depiction of the city and her culture whereas they wanted something closer to The Wire. And I can see that. But don't worry folks, Treme has plenty of crime in it. Corrupt cops (gee, in New Orleans?) is a major plot point.

Also, John Goodman (playing a Tulane prof) learns to use YouTube in the first season (which takes place in the aftermath of Katrina) and it's f*cking great. He just posts rant after rant and also, the real John Goodman lives in New Orleans. I think that gave his character some effortless authenticity.
 
2021-05-13 6:54:13 PM  

SamFlagg: Nintenfreak: Why would you watch NCIS NOLA?  It's a spin off of a series that doesn't have any of its original characters anymore.

I mean, it's a spinoff of a spinoff.  And Mark Harmon is still on NCIS, where he presumably will be till the heat death of the universe.


He cant quit, he moved into his lot trailer
 
2021-05-13 7:29:08 PM  
No joke, Quantam Leap is on on the TV behind me right now. What a coincidence. OTA antenna. Comet TV
 
2021-05-13 8:22:28 PM  
His turn as Chucks dad was good. The character was a bit loony but fun.
 
2021-05-13 8:36:05 PM  

dickfreckle: grumpfuff: dickfreckle: I can see the wide appeal of NCIS New Orleans, but if you're actually from New Orleans the show is unbearable. New Orleans is among the most misrepresented towns in movies/TV.

The only truly faithful NOLA show I've seen is the HBO series "Treme." Produced by David Simon. Yes, the guy who did "The Wire." If you want to see what New Orleans actually is, that's the show for you.

Even if you don't care what New Orleans actually is, watch "Treme" anyway. Damned good show.

I've talked to people on the internet who found the show a little slow given Simon's incredibly detailed depiction of the city and her culture whereas they wanted something closer to The Wire. And I can see that. But don't worry folks, Treme has plenty of crime in it. Corrupt cops (gee, in New Orleans?) is a major plot point.

Also, John Goodman (playing a Tulane prof) learns to use YouTube in the first season (which takes place in the aftermath of Katrina) and it's f*cking great. He just posts rant after rant and also, the real John Goodman lives in New Orleans. I think that gave his character some effortless authenticity.


I loved The Wire, and of course I love John Goodman, but I just can't get into Treme. Watched the first season and just not enough into it to watch the second. Does it get better or is it just not my thing?
 
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2021-05-13 11:17:29 PM  

dickfreckle: grumpfuff: dickfreckle: I can see the wide appeal of NCIS New Orleans, but if you're actually from New Orleans the show is unbearable. New Orleans is among the most misrepresented towns in movies/TV.

The only truly faithful NOLA show I've seen is the HBO series "Treme." Produced by David Simon. Yes, the guy who did "The Wire." If you want to see what New Orleans actually is, that's the show for you.

Even if you don't care what New Orleans actually is, watch "Treme" anyway. Damned good show.

I've talked to people on the internet who found the show a little slow given Simon's incredibly detailed depiction of the city and her culture whereas they wanted something closer to The Wire. And I can see that. But don't worry folks, Treme has plenty of crime in it. Corrupt cops (gee, in New Orleans?) is a major plot point.

Also, John Goodman (playing a Tulane prof) learns to use YouTube in the first season (which takes place in the aftermath of Katrina) and it's f*cking great. He just posts rant after rant and also, the real John Goodman lives in New Orleans. I think that gave his character some effortless authenticity.


Wasn't he also in "The Big Easy"? My family had just moved to Metairie the year that movie came out, I was in high school at the time. It has been a long time since I saw that. One thing I remember is Dennis Quaid took Ellen Barkin to Tipitina's. My memory of that scene does fit with my memories of going to Tipitina's. Of course, I was 18, drunk, and getting yelled at by Mojo Nixon for not dancing enough.
 
2021-05-14 3:39:08 AM  

Ishkur: I'd like to see him leap into the future where he takes over the body of a starship captain.

Get outta my head! That's been my headcanon for decades! We know from the Civil War episode that the usual "only within your lifetime" limitation doesn't apply if the leaped target is Dr. Sam Beckett's own ancestor, Presumably the same could apply to descendants as well.

The cool way to do it would've been to have it not be advertised as a crossover, and have Captain Archer be acting strangely suddenly, looking around like he doesn't know where he is, looking into a mirror, and saying "Ohboy" under his breath. Several times he whispers under his breath for "Al" and appears to be talking to someone who isn't there, and maybe at one point, "What'ya mean Ziggy doesn't know? ― What? Far future? How can I be in the far future!? ― So, this hasn't happened yet even in your time so you can't have any idea why I'm here?"

/While it's not the same actor, I had a similar idea for a crossover with The X-Files. Sam "leaps" into Fox Mulder, but we don't see him replaced with Bakula until he looks into a mirror, and then we see Bakula in the reflection, and that doesn't happen until later in the episode. It'd be done with us seeing the "leap" from the other people's PoV, not Sam's and Al's.

//In the climax Scully would confront Sam-as-Fox, and ask him, "Okay, who are you really, and what have you done with Agent Mulder?" Sam would demur and still pretend to be Fox, of course, but Dana'd say, "That wasn't a figure of speech or common snark. I mean that literally. I know you're not Agent Mulder. What I don't know is who you really are and what's happened to Agent Mulder." Sam tells her the truth and asks her what tipped her off, and she says, "You may find this difficult to believe, but I recognized the symptoms. You see, this isn't the first time that some other mind has been in Fox Mulder's body."
 
2021-05-14 4:20:36 AM  

COMALite J: Ishkur: I'd like to see him leap into the future where he takes over the body of a starship captain.
Get outta my head! That's been my headcanon for decades! We know from the Civil War episode that the usual "only within your lifetime" limitation doesn't apply if the leaped target is Dr. Sam Beckett's own ancestor, Presumably the same could apply to descendants as well.

The cool way to do it would've been to have it not be advertised as a crossover, and have Captain Archer be acting strangely suddenly, looking around like he doesn't know where he is, looking into a mirror, and saying "Ohboy" under his breath. Several times he whispers under his breath for "Al" and appears to be talking to someone who isn't there, and maybe at one point, "What'ya mean Ziggy doesn't know? ― What? Far future? How can I be in the far future!? ― So, this hasn't happened yet even in your time so you can't have any idea why I'm here?"


I actually like it better as an excuse his shiatty acting on ENT. Since it's so far in the future Al isn't there to give him the lowdown, so he's stuck trying to figure out who this Jonathon Archer guy is and he's just winging it for years, pretending to know what he's doing. It explains EVERYTHING.

/he never does leap out
 
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