Saturday, November 15, 2014


Because the virus at the center of the series 'The Strain' has become rampant and vampirism is on the rise, I've had to place the show into its own TV dimension.  But theoretically those characters have counterparts in Earth Prime-Time and Earth Prime-Time characters could have counterparts in the Strain world.  In the final episode of its first season, the heroes encountered a group of vampires in the sewers beneath New York City and dispatched them with dynamite.  Who knows?  Maybe one or two of them in the back of the crowd could have been recognizable characters from 'CSI: NY', 'Law & Order', or even 'Mulaney'.

At least we know there is one point of interface between the two worlds:

(Zach Goodweather found a pack of Morley cigarettes in a looted bodega.)

Morley cigarettes have been found in at least the following Earth Prime-Time TV shows:


  • 'American Horror Story'
  • 'Becker'
  • 'Breaking Bad'
  • 'Beverly Hills, 90210'
  • 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer'
  • 'Burn Notice'
  • 'Californication'
  • 'Cold Case'
  • 'Criminal Minds'
  • 'CSI: NY'
  • 'The Dick Van Dyke Show'
  • 'ER'
  • 'Everybody Hates Chris'
  • 'Frasier'
  • 'Friends'
  • 'Jake 2.0'
  • 'Judging Amy'
  • 'Justified'
  • 'Killer Instinct'
  • 'Lost'
  • 'The L Word'
  • 'Malcolm in the Middle'
  • 'Mannix'
  • 'Medium'
  • 'The Middle'
  • 'Millennium'
  • 'Mission: Impossible'
  • 'Murder in the First'
  • 'Naked City'
  • 'Nash Bridges'
  • 'New Amsterdam'
  • 'Orange Is The New Black'
  • 'The Outer Limits'
  • 'Pushing Daisies'
  • 'Reaper'
  • 'Saving Grace'
  • 'Seinfeld'
  • 'Sordid Lives: The Series'
  • 'Space: Above and Beyond'
  • 'Special Unit 2'
  • 'That '70s Show'
  • 'The Twilight Zone'
  • 'Up All Night'
  • 'Warehouse 13'
  • 'Weeds'
  • 'The X-Files
The cancer sticks also made an appearance in several other TV dimensions, like the "Strain" world:
  • '24'
  • 'Shameless'
  • 'Prison Break'
  • 'The Walking Dead'
And then there was 'Heroes', which started out in Earth Prime-Time, but once Hiro altered the past, the viewpoint became that of a divergent timeline.

They've even been spotted in the Cineverse!

As you can see from the listing of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', 'Naked City', and 'The Twilight Zone', Morley's have been around since at least the early sixties on Earth Prime-Time.  And with 'The Strain' we know they'll keep showing up no matter which TV dimension is being viewed by the Trueniverse audience.

So that's why we're inducting Morley Cigarettes into the Television Crossover Hall Of Fame in this 15th anniversary year.........

My thanks to my Little Buddy, Sean Cleary, for sending me these pics.  I didn't bother watching 'The Strain' since I knew I couldn't use it for Earth Prime-Time.....

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

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