Evelyne Brochu (Delphine) will play the (so far unnamed) mistress of the French President in PARIS POLICE 1900, an eight episode crime drama inspired by true events. The corpse of an unidentified young woman is found in the Seine, and a young inspector (played by Jérémie Laheurte) launches an investigation and in the process uncovers a major government secret. As he investigates, he crosses the path of Brochu’s character, a courtesan who has been drawn into espionage. The show’s costume designer Anaïs Romand and set decorator Pierre Quéfféléan are both César Award winners. Directed by Julien Despaux (who directed eight episodes of BLACK SPOT), PARIS POLICE 1900 will be filming in Paris until January.
Holden (Steven Strait) gets impatient with Miller’s crime scene metaphors, and demands a clear explanation of what’s going on. “Oh,” says Miller, “so you wanna talk about the non-local quantum hologram, the phase-conjugate adaptive waves, resonating in micro-tubules in the brain which of course requires some closed timeline curves and Lorentzian manifold and — you catch up. I’ll wait.” Miller’s technobabble doesn’t make any sense to Holden, but it seems to contain a great many hints about the nature of consciousness. The theologically inclined (such as the Reverend Doctor Anna Volovodov) will find it fascinating. Continue reading →
Camina Drummer (Cara Gee) reluctantly gives the command to fire on the Rocinante, much like when Will Riker (inset) was forced to fire on Locutus and the Borg in STTNG Episode 3.26 “Best of Both Worlds Part I”
Miller, or something that looks like Miller, has been appearing to Holden (though it is not visible to cameras, or to other people). Holden runs multiple brain scans and tests himself for protomolecule contamination, all with negative results. Then he notices that Miller’s appearance happened at exactly the same time that Manéo Jung-Espinoza crashed into the ring, and he accepts that Miller is, at least in some sense, real. Let’s look at four bits of conversation between Miller and Holden, and see if we can figure out some stuff.
MILLER:“It’s those damn doors and corners. I mean, that’s where they get you. You don’t walk into the middle of a crime scene without knowing there’s not somebody there to put you down. It’s the thing you don’t see coming. That’s what it is.” HOLDEN:“What’s with the hat?” MILLER:“Keeps the rain off my head.”Continue reading →