Episode #29- Steele Steelers
everglade68 (Fri May 11 2007)
Hi Everyone, Xenos has asked me
to post the SOTW - Scene Steelers.
Hope everyone can watch this episode
and post their comments. Thank you.
SteeleFan (Fri May 11 2007)
playing Derek in Scene Steelers, was the first side actor I really liked
MickeyBoggs (May 13 2007)
|This episode is
one that never pops to my mind as a favorite, yet I always enjoy it when
I see it. Barrie Ingham is just a delight as the drunken Derek.
- Steele & Derek's sword fight.
- Heather's bored look as she and
Derek rehearse is just a hoot.
- It doesn't take me long at all
to start to hate Stan. What a louse! Guess that means Paul Kreppel does
a good job in the role, eh?
- Heather throwing herself at Steele.
Amazing that dress didn't budge! Must have taken several pieces of tape
to keep it in place.
- The scene about the rumors of
the stars of the commercial not getting along, paralleling the rumors of
PB & SZ about this time.
- The poor Rabbit gets abused again....
- Derek coming on to Laura. He's
trying so hard to be smooth and actually doesn't do too badly - he just
takes it too far!
- The second appearance of "Sterling
Gillette" as he schmoozes his way into the conversation between Doris &
Mother Trust (who does a wonderful job)
- The logical argument Mr. Steele
uses to get Laura to tell him what's wrong:
R: Did something happen between
L: Of course not, why do you ask?
R: Well, because every time I mention
his name you begin wolfing down food.
L: I'm not hungry. (shoveling in
L: Nothing important.
R: Then you won't mind sharing it
with me, eh?
it shows how well he knows her.
Using some simple logical statements appeals to the math major...
- Steele's obvious jealousy after
Derek makes the pass at Laura and his actually discussing his & Laura's
relationship with Derek
Doris: This is not some pointless
little mini-series we're shooting here. It's not some infantile sitcom
to save a floundering network. This is important!
Laura: I know. It's a commercial.
The linchpin in the television industry.
Doris: Not A commercial. THE hottest
commercial on the tube! I am producing the "ET" of frozen foods here!
M: Television is so disillusioning.
R: (indicating her martini) Would
you like another?
Mother Trust: No thanks, five's
R: The more you reassure me, the
worse it gets!
L: Where are you going?
R: To barbeque an old ham. Excuse
Hair & Clothing
- That maroon suit with the blue
shirt are good colors for Stephanie. Don't envy her wearing those high
- The slate blue suit Steele wears
as Sterling Gillette...man, oh man. The gray suit at the end is nice too.
Goofs, Headscratchers & Misc
- Sign of the times - The humongous
cell phone Laura uses to call Mildred!
- After they reached "the top of
the world", just how were Derek & Heather supposed to defrost and cook
the frozen dinners?
- After Steele goes off to confront
Derek, Laura stays at the office and is seen stacking folders on his desk.
Did Mr. Steele actually do some paperwork?
- So why did we never see that necklace
again? Would have been a nice physical reminder through future episodes.
On the other hand, it's produced several great fanfics!
TeenSteele ( May 13 2007)
|I didn't write
notes again... so once again I shall be writing from my head.
The beginning - gloved killer always
means it's a woman! And why only poison one? There are so many of those
packages in there... where is the guarantee that the only one poisoned
will be given to Derek?
What happened to all the sexual momentum
from the last episode? No more random kisses by trees, pools or in cars?!
WHY?! But I did enjoy the ending and of course, the necklace he gives her.
Steele swashbuckling with Derek and later on reprimanding him for "making
a pass" at Laura (Barbecuing an old ham, is it?).
Haven't we already seen the "crazy-person-tries-to-kill-character-but-doesnt-appear-crazy-until-the-end"
format already? The one with the wrestler... Chip something?? And his dad
tries to kill his girlfriend? Weeeell anyways..
Why does Laura always go places herself,
completely alone and unarmed? It's almost as if she's asking for trouble.
Then of course Steele arrives to save the day :)
I always love when Steele impersonates
someone else on the spot - the Mother Trust scene. "I just got out of court"
or whatever he says... I don't have the perfect memory I watched it last
night so don't kill me if it's wrong haha.
Well, I think that's all the info
I have stored in the old noggin for now. Good ep for the most part I suppose...
"You lived with a man who wears white
belts? Am I disappointed"
picac (Fri May 18 2007)
|Yikes. I have
completely missed the Steele Of The Week again. I'm just so backlogged
I haven't had time to watch the episodes on time. But I can still toss
in my two pennoth since I'm pretty sure I've seen this show before once
or twenty times. ;)
I LOVE Derek Vivyan, he's one of
my favorite guest stars. That could be because he's riffing on two of my
favorite actors -- he's playing Peter O'Toole playing Errol Flynn in My
Favorite Year and he's wonderful at it.
The fencing scene with Steele is
one of my all time favorite scenes. We finally get to see Steele's epee
in action (and we know he practices with Jean Claude from Framed).
Fencing, boxing, tennis - all incidentally "gentleman's sports" and much
more believable exercise than Steele ever going to the gym and hitting
the soloflex or running just to run. To see Steele fencing (and working
up a sweat with his shirt unbuttoned) combined with his adoration of films
and stars is just wonderful. I'm surprised he could pull himself away at
all and insist Derek go to the taping, even if it was after 3 plus hours
of dueling and movie quotes.
"Nice try, Steele. Nice try. But
do bear with me. I played Hamlet at the Old Vic, I played at the Chischester,
Beckett at the Edinburgh Festival, and now I'm to play second lead to a
platter of Chef Gaston's pre-shrunk Beef Bourguignonne."
"Make it a double," Steele tells
Lauryn and Anne wrote a marvelously
fun story on this episode for the gender switch RS Fiction challenge: http://andrea11.cixx6.com/HeatNServeSteele.html
Xenos1981 (Fri May 18 2007)
|I, too, am way
behind in posting...Though I did watch it last Friday. Sorry. Anyway, "Scene
Steelers" is a mixed bag for me, unfortunately. Over all, I enjoy it...But
it's rather disappointing after "Love Among The Steele". Just when things
were really heating up between Laura and Mr. Steele and you think they
might "do it", this episode comes along and throws a bucket of cold water
on them/us. It just falls flat, IMHO. (Though I think most episodes would
tend to do that after such a tension-filled, sexy, romantic show like LATS.)
I also found the following exchange...um..."icky" I guess would be a good
Mildred: Oh, I can't believe that.
Are you trying to tell me that they don't LIKE one another?
Remington: Let's just say I wouldn't
put them both in the same room with a loaded gun.
Mildred: Oh. *sigh* Television is
I absolutely HATED that scene when
it first aired and I STILL hate it to this very day. We all know what it
was referring to...And I find that to be a rather low blow more suited
to "Moonlighting" than the classy "Remington Steele".
OK...Done venting. Now, on to the
good stuff! Pierce. OMG!!! Fencing with Derek. Fun, fun, fun! And DAMN
if he didn't look hot!!! He got my pulse racing, that's for sure! And when
he put his double breasted jacket on but still had his shirt unbuttoned?!?!
OMG! Hose me down, baby! Normally, I find the half unbuttoned shirt on
a man rather cheezy and think the guy is a macho loser...But on Mr. Steele?
PERFECTION!!! Why, oh, why did he have to button up and put on a tie?!?!
(Bad marks for wardrobe! Don't they know that less is more? Especially
on a man as beautiful as PB!) I also recall that Stephanie looked great
in one of her outfits, but I can't think right now. All I can picture is
Pierce's manly chest. Oh-ho-ho, yeh-heh-hes!
Enjoyed most of the guest stars...Actually,
ALL of the guest stars...Though I didn't care for their characters. I guess
that's a good thing, LOL! Barrie Ingham (Derek) was SO entertaining and
enchanting as a drunken has-been. LOVED his scenes with both Pierce and
Stephanie. His best line has to be:
"Ah, you proud vixen. Your cries
will go for naught. I intend to possess you this very evening, and I will
not be denied...What the hell's that from?"
LOL!!! SO funny!!!
I also LOVE how possessive Mr. Steele
is of Laura at this point in the series. The whole scene in the office
where they're eating dinner is perfect..."Spot on" as Michael Gleason would
say. Pierce and Steph really work well together and come across wonderfully
despite what may or may not have gone down between them.
Sorry, but I have to say this...The
end scene bugged the living crap out of me. I'm sorry, but I really wanted
to kick Laura's butt. Good grief, woman...The man just gave you a beautiful
heart necklace!!! Doesn't he deserve more than a quick peck and a "thank
you"?!?! She didn't need to put out, but a little enthusiasm was definitely
called for! How about a REAL kiss (ala "Vintage Steele")?!?! How about
gushing about how beautiful it is?!?! And how about wearing it in the future?!?!
If I were Mr. Steele, I would have been majorly pissed. No more bling for
you, babe! Sheez!!!
All right. I'm done. On to tonight's
Mamma Mia!!! Pierce Brosnan...Proof
that God loves us and wants us to be happy!