Friday, December 4, 2015

Jon-Erik Hexum: Absurd Person Singular (Voyagers! Related article)

Great article about how Jon-Erik Hexum landed in Hollywood and what it was like first filming Voyagers! with Meeno Peluce.

According to Jon's friend, by the time the cast made Episode 12 – Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley play the Palace, they knew the show wasn't going to be renewed, so it was a somber time filming. That's understandable, since Episode 13 –The Trial of Phineas Bogg– felt like a series ender. However at least we got 7 more episodes, and even the return of the show's resident villain, Voyager Drake.

You can see how the budget was slashed with less action, less time traveling, and more character driven story lines. That's not necessarily a bad thing.

But in my opinion, the cutbacks as well as the Television censors that cracked down on the show kind of squeezed the some of the fun out of the series.

What do you think?

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