Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Twin Peaks/ Desperate Housewives Connection

Lee May Return To Housewives

Marc Cherry, creator of ABC's hit comedy-drama Desperate Housewives, told SCI FI Wire that he's hoping to bring back actress Sheryl Lee (Twin Peaks) for a guest role, since Lee's role in the pilot was recast for the series. Lee played the character of Mary Alice, who kills herself, then provides the voice-over narration for the show from beyond the grave. When the series was picked up, Lee was replaced with Brenda Strong because producers decided they needed a warmer narrator, Cherry said.

Sheryl Lee .... Mary Alice Young (Pilot)
Vampires (1998) .... Katrina... aka John Carpenter's Vampires
"Twin Peaks" (1990) TV Series .... Laura Palmer/Madeleine Ferguson
"I Love 1990's" playing "Herself" in episode: "I Love 1990" 18 August 2001

Brenda Strong .... Mary Alice Young (Present)
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) (V) .... Sgt. Dede Rake
Starship Troopers (1997) .... Capt. Deladier
The Craft (1996) .... Doctor
Spaceballs (1987) .... Gretchen (Nurse)
"3rd Rock from the Sun" playing "Miss Frost" in episode: "A Nightmare on Dick Street: Part 2"
"Twin Peaks" playing "Ms. Jones" in episode: "Wounds and Scars" (episode # 2.17) 28 March 1991
"Star Trek: The Next Generation" playing "Rashella" in episode: "When the Bough Breaks" (episode # 1.15) 13 February 1988
"MacGyver" playing "Lila" in episode: "The Assassin" (episode # 1.21) 7 May 1986

Everyone in this cast is strangely familiar. I decided to check out the cast's resumes so I could refresh my memory. Of course, the people that I recognize the most aren't the wives but the husbands.

The most obvious for me is Richard Burgi for his role in The Sentinel. This man is like a corner stone of science fiction TV.
Richard Burgi .... Karl Mayer
"The Sentinel" (1996) TV Series .... Det. James Ellison
"Point Pleasant" (2005) TV Series .... Ben Kramer
Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) (V) .... Capt. V.J. Dax
"Firefly" playing "Lieutenant Womack" in episode: "The Message" (episode # 1.15) 28 July 2003
"24" playing "Kevin Carroll" in episode: "1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m."
Darklight (2004) (TV) .... Shaw
"Viper" playing "Lane Cassidy"

Steven Culp from Star Trek to Desperate Housewives. Good Catch.
Steven Culp .... Rex Van De Kamp
-for his role on Enterprise.
Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) .... Robert Campbell... aka Friday the 13th IX
"Enterprise" playing "Major Hayes" in episode: "Countdown" (episode # 3.23) 19 May 2004
"24" playing "Agent Ted Simmons" in episode: "Day 2: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m." (episode # 2.12) 11 February 2003

Teri Hatcher .... Susan Mayer
"Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" (1993) TV Series .... Lois Lane

Felicity Huffman .... Lynette Scavo
Hackers (1995) .... Attorney
"The X Files" playing "Dr. Nancy Da Silva" in episode: "Ice" (episode # 1.7) 5 November 1993

Marcia Cross .... Bree Van De Kamp
M.A.N.T.I.S. (1994) (TV) .... Carla
"Quantum Leap" playing "Stephanie Heywood" in episode: "Good Night, Dear Heart - November 9, 1957" (episode # 2.17) 7 March 1990
"Tales from the Darkside" playing "Marie Alcott" in episode: "Strange Love" (episode # 2.21) 11 May 1986

Mark Moses .... Paul Young
Race to Space (2001) .... Alan Shepard... aka Race to Space
Enterprise: Broken Bow (2001) (TV) .... Henry Archer ... aka Star Trek Enterprise: Broken Bow

Jesse Metcalfe .... John Rowland
"Passions" (1999) TV Series .... Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald (1999-2004)
"Smallville" playing "Van McNulty" in episode: "Asylum" (episode # 3.9) 14 January 2004

Cody Kasch .... Zach Young
"The Others" playing "Wounded Boy" in episode: "Luciferous" (episode # 1.6) 11 March 2000

Jamie Denton .... Mike Delfino (as James Denton)
"Threat Matrix" (2003) TV Series (as James Denton) .... Special Agent John Kilmer
"Dark Skies" playing "Rob Winter" in episode: "Hostile Convergence" (episode # 1.8) 7 December 1996
"Sliders" playing "Jack Bullock" in episode: "The Good, The Bad and the Wealthy" (episode # 2.4) 22 March 1996

Christine Estabrook .... Mrs. Martha Huber
Spider-Man 2 (2004) .... Mrs. Jameson
Special Report: Journey to Mars (1996) (TV)
"The X Files" playing "Agent Henderson" in episode: "Young at Heart" (episode # 1.15) 11 February 1994
"Tales from the Darkside" playing "Irene" in episode: "The Enormous Radio" (episode # 3.22) 17 May 1987

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