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1998-05-30 00:00:00 - MARY 25: VALERIE 23 sequel - (stoodin101@aol.com)


Saw this ep tonight, which stars Sofia Shinas as Mary 25 and several other members of the original episode, as Innobotics Company tries again, this time with a robotic nanny that Ray Bradbury would NOT approve of. Written by Jonathan Glassner, and featuring a couple of very gratuitous nude scenes, as is usual with Glassner scripts. (Classic example is not VAL 23, but DOUBLE HELIX. Gz! Dumb, dumb, dumb.) Not all the dialogue rang true, but the ep did surprise me by avoiding the "It's Happening Again" syndrome that is common in sequels. The typical OL Stinger Ending is very much in evidence, too. Funny how this season's sequels seem to be drawing from eps that weren't really top-notch. MARY 25 is better than VALERIE 23, though, which is more than I could say about CRIMINAL NATURE and its progenitor UNNATURAL SELECTION. NECRONOMICON, all-instrumental electronic music inspired by H.P.Lovecraft, now available on c-60 cassette. E-mail StoOdin101@aol.com for details.