Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mr. Monk and the Battlestar

BSG fans should check out Monk Friday night on USA Network, as "Mr. Monk and The UFO" is written by Michael Angeli the writer of notable BSG eps such as The Son Also Rises, Six Degrees of Separation, Guess What's Coming to Dinner, Blood on The Scales, and the Emmy nominated Six of One.

In the episode, while driving back from a wedding outside of Reno, Nevada, Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) sees a UFO with his assistant Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard) when her car breaks down in the desert foothills. UFO enthusiasts descend on the small desert town where Monk and his assistant are staying while the car is being repaired. The Ufologists rabidly search for the landing site and in doing so, find the body of a murder victim. Monk is co-opted by the sheriff (Daniel Stern) to help solve the murder. The Ufologists begin to suspect Monk is an alien, and that he came in the UFO -- from Cylonia. There are a few other BSG references in the episode written by former Battlestar Galactica co-exec producer Michael Angeli.

"Mr. Monk and The UFO" Friday, August 21 at 9/8C on USA Network. Be there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't get USA in Canada, but I'm not that tempted because I don't care for "Monk" personally. It's the same reason I didn't make that much effort to check out Mark Verheiden's "Heroes" episodes. They're both FANTASTIC writers, but the show is all wrong for me; okay I would have definitely checked out Mark Verheiden's eps, but I always happened to be travelling on a train at the time.

I really wish Angeli would join Caprica. And I guess I would check out his ep of "Monk" because "Six Degrees of Separation" remains the funniest BSG episode of all.