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Subj: Re: Rewatched Highlander 3 for the heck of it.
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 at 11:51:45 pm EST (Viewed 238 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Rewatched Highlander 3 for the heck of it.
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 at 11:40:34 pm EST (Viewed 229 times)

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Apparently Lambert was pursued as the lead for the series but ended up only in the first episode so he could still do Highlander movies. I am sure money played a huge part as well. The show producers then could not make up their minds whether this was an alternate reality or not though as the series went along it did seem to be in its own universe and the last two episodes kind of establish that plus when Endgame came out we knew for sure because that Connor Macleod was a whining crying self pitying fool that had no connection to the original.
I think not tying 2&3 to the series was one of the few good decisions made. Endgame took the story from a couple of the series better plots switched the pathos from Duncan to Connor even using a villain nearly identical. However Connor never rebounds like Duncan did thus negating any useful function-even his special unstoppable move he teaches Duncan fails leaving Duncan to use the tumbling beheading trick seen at least twice in the series. AND now I see I have replied to the wrong text-$37^1 I am leaving it here. You are completely right about H3. The most bland of all the movies. \:\-\)

lambert was asked to be in the series, but he wanted to work on movies be they Highlander or otherwise.

They could only afford him for a few days for filming the pilot episode.

Adrian Paul suggested that since fans were going to compare him to Lambert that it should be as a different Macleod and not as an imitation Connor, to which I agree.

When the series started, they didn't state right away if it was before or after Connor vs Kurgan. It was left open, and there was a season 1 ep where Duncan told Joan Jett's immortal character that his katana was given to him by Connor.....however the Season 3 premier episode changes that and gives a better origin of the sword. The explanation for Season 1 was that Duncan lied as the writers didn't know they would get another season at the time.

Season 2's first episode is where we learn it is after the first movie but the movie is retconned so that Connor does kill Kurgan but it wasn't the final battle.

Here is the youtube link to that episode: jump ahead to 18:20 and let it play. Joe gives the data on Kurgan and comments how Connor did everyone a favor taking down the Kurgan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WbZZHb5LBU&list=PL0F441D4BC7D7CEDE


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