Season 4, Episode 03—Love on the Set: A St. Valentine’s Day Special
Whether it is True Blood‘s Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, or Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie, there have been a number of genre productions, whether it is a TV series or a TV episode, or a movie, where love blossomed between actors on the set. There are also genre productions, like A Quiet Place, where married couples (in this case, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski) worked together. John Carpenter and Adrienne Barbeau worked together, as well.
Here are a few (some already mentioned).
Green Lantern (Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.)
Once Upon a Time (Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas)
Fantastic Four (Jessica Alba and Cash Warren)
The series Game of Thrones had a number of LGBTQ+ characters, and was not shy in portraying these relationships. Love knows no bounds. Troy and David do not cover these aspects as much in this episode, but will in a future episode.
Troy and David will look at love on the set, for their St. Valentine’s Day special. This is just a brief overview, and they will hopefully return to the subject down the road.
Highlights of the episode include:
a) The moment that Captain Kirk professed his one true love, the starship Enterprise.
b) Troy asks David which actress was his favourite Cat Woman of the 7 actresses that have been in the role in feature length films.
c) Was there a dalliance between Adam West and Julie Newmar back in the 1960s?
d) If time travel were a thing, would you go back in time to find the first appearance of Superman, in Action Comics, and collect 100 pristine copies?
e) Troy reminiscing about being in a music video, Dream Girl, by the group FM, back in 1987, when he was 22, where he played a roadie, wearing a hat and tripping over ladders. Look for a link to the video on the web site (2of.ca).
f) The advantages of working on set with someone you are in love with.
g) Majel Barrett and Gene Roddenberry.
h) Did something go on between Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher, while shooting Star Wars? And what of that love triangle, which had two of the three points in the triangle a brother and a sister?
i) The love triangle between the characters in Buck Rogers (Buck Rogers, Wilma Deering and Princess Ardala).
j) Unrequited love, like in Lady Hawk, Beauty and the Beast, Firefly, Star Trek TNG; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Vision and Wanda; Iron Man and Pepper Potts; Spiderman; The Hulk.
k) The loves of Superman and Clark Kent, in the series Superman & Lois; Smallville; and, Lois & Clark.
l) The ten most romantic science fiction movies, according to Ranker, is discussed by Troy and David.
m) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Outlander are briefly discussed.
n) the dynamics of relationships in the reboot to Battlestar Galactica (Adama and President Roslin, Starbuck and Apollo, Baltar and no. 6, among others).
o) Troy and David look at the ten most epic love stories in all science fiction (a list from the Internet that they relate and comment on).
p) from the comic books, Troy mentions The Swamp Thing (Alec Holland and Abigail Arcane) a great but tragic love story.