A couple of months ago, I came across this interesting little piece which seeks to match the crew of The Raza to the passengers of The S.S. Minnow.
Never mind that actresses Melissa O’Neill and Jodelle Ferland didn’t know what the hell the interviewer was talking about (Thanks for making me feel old, ladies!). There’s no denying the similarities: seven disparate individuals thrown together by circumstance, isolated, facing insurmountable odds, they must band together, despite their differences, in a concerted effort to stay alive – and stage a musical version of Hamlet (Spoiler Alert!).
So, let’s match ’em up!
ONE = GILLIGAN
Our idealistic, innocent, unlikely heroes. They’re often in way over their heads but, despite all, succeed in their efforts to do the right thing.
TWO = THE SKIPPER
The defacto leaders of their respective groups – strong, capable, but somewhat temperamental.
THREE = MR. HOWELL
Mercenary, egotistical, always looking out for Number #1, yet their gruff exteriors belie a hidden warmth engendered by the love of a good woman.
FIVE = MARY ANN
Sweet and sunny, sure, but also incredibly resourceful. When push comes to shove, you can count on them to scrounge together the necessary components to fix up an FTL drive, or whip up a coconut cream pie.
THE ANDROID = THE PROFESSOR
Our resident tech experts share a dry sense of humor and a conservative fashion sense.
FOUR = MRS. HOWELL
Proud and dignified, they’re the quiet warriors of their respective crews.
SIX = GINGER
Both like to dress up in sexy outfits that show off their arms. Both have the annoying habit of ALWAYS bringing up the past and allowing their colorful histories to inform their present decision-making. Before becoming an actress, she assisted a magician who made things disappear. Before joining The Raza, SIX assisted a rebel group that made an entire space station disappear.
Agree? Disagree? Next up, Dark Matter = Community!