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“Riverdale” Meets “Stranger Things” on The CW’s “Pandora”
If you happen to watch any series of a scripted nature on The CW, you won’t be surprised when I describe the emotionally complex (and, of course, the highly attractive) cast of the new science fiction drama “Pandora.” Priscilla Quintana is Jax (a.k.a. Pandora, the code name given to her by the EarthCon Intelligence Services), a badass, yet vulnerable young woman who enrolls at Earth’s Training Academy after losing everything. There she connects with a group of also millennial-aged individuals as they learn to defend the Galaxy from threats (amid the typical relationship turbulence of anyone in that age range).
Next is John Harlan Kim as Greg Li, a brilliant medical student and Jax’s initial love interest. Oliver Dench is teacher’s assistant and intelligence agent Xander Duvall. In this role, Dench finds the right balance between heroism and vulnerability. Ben Radcliffe is Ralen, a member of an alien species that was at war with Earth some years ago and who is distrusted by Earthlings. Ralen, who is the son of an alien ambassador, has his own agenda for attending the Academy. Banita Sandhu plays Delaney Pilar, Jax’s roommate, and a young woman who has her own special connection to the “Datastream” of the future. Then we have Raechelle Banno as purple-haired Atria Nine, the bubbly and free-spirited member of the group; and Martin Bobb-Semple as Thomas James Ross, the son of a telepath who retains some of his father’s psychic abilities. For more, click here
PI Podcast with Douglas Pucci – Celebrating the 1990s
Douglas Pucci remembers his favorite shows from the 1990s – “Seinfeld, “Friends,” “All McBeal,” “Sex and the City” and “Melrose Place.” Click here
TV Predictions: Looking Into the Crystal Ball – Click here
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