Sunday, August 28, 2011

"THE RIFLEMAN" - WELCOME TO DROSHEK TOWN!

The isolated town in the mountains of New Mexico was populated by villagers from the same Eastern European country. (And probably they were all inter-related as well.)

The country of origin was never named, and based on the names of the two main guest characters - Ott and Bletch Droshek - they could have been from one of those fictional countries from 'Mission: Impossible'. There were so many characters with the strangest names on that series:

Dr. Veped
Raf Tagoor
Vitol Enzor
Envir Qaisette
Polja
Karq
Tosk
Scutari
Kerkoska
Strabo
Lorkner
Zageb

OTT & BLETCH DROSHEK
Here are some of those country names from 'Mission: Impossible' which could have been the homeland for the citizens of Droshek Town:

The Federated People's Republic
Logosia
Povia
Sardia
Svardia
The UCR

Also, from other TV shows:

Argonia ("The Adventures Of Superman")

Boldavia ("Night Court")

Boravia ("Danger Man")

Tavilia ("The Amazing Spiderman")

But - and I know I'm poking the bear in the cage with a stick - I'd like to think the country is Zemenia from an episode of 'Monk'. There are plenty of other connections to other TV series made with 'Mission: Impossible' and so it's nice to share the wealth and give one to 'Monk'.
ZEMENIAN-AMERICANS?

Besides, Zemenia (theoretically) could be a member of the UCR, an aggregate of Communist nations.

BCnU!

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