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Tread Perilously

May 4, 2023

Tread Perilously returns to pilot season for a selection of shows that may or may not have made it to series. First up: Remo Williams comes to television in a pilot episode called "The Prophecy."

A year after the events of Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, Remo and Chiun have relocated to the Southern California beaches. But with Chiun's promise to train Remo for a year nearing its end, he plans to return to Korea while his pupil plans for some debauchery. Neither gets what they want as CURE Director Smith has plans of his own for the pair. And will either be ready for Chiun's prophecy to come true?

Erik and Justin acknowledge the Joseph Wiseman in the room as they discuss the problem with casting Roddy McDowell as Chiun. Their picks to replace him, though, reveal a lack of familiarity with Korean actors in the 1980s. Series star Jeffrey Meek also proves to be a problem -- but a very different one! Erik's Roddy McDowell impression turns into Kate Mulgrew for various reasons. Justin reveals Remo's origins in the book world. The TV history of Judy Landers is explored. The pilot's structure gets criticized and a crappy robot accentuates many of the episode's overall flaws. But will Justin determine if Remo Williams made it to series?