Nope. Not just Trivia!
When it comes to Hollywood entertainment, much like art, I may not know it, but I know what I like.
I love the back stories, the behind-the-scenes stuff. And production people who pander to their audience.
An old-school example: Remember The Man From UNCLE (you baby-boomers out there)? Yeah, there were board games, and toys and books, and movies. But I especially appreciated the minutiae.
We wish to thank the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement without whose assistance this program would not be possible
Man, I loved that in the credits! I knew they couldn’t put that statement there unless such an organization existed!
I remain a fan of the TV show Person of Interest (even though it’s ratings are down and IF it returns it will be later this year with only 13 episodes 😦 ) And I was trolling the Internet, looking for some tidbit of information regarding an actual start date and/or show renewal.
And I found THIS telephone number:
(for the unitiated – or less obsessed – this is a number given by Mr. Finch to Shaw in an effort to recruit her in his efforts to save people using the machine – if this is meaningless to you, you really need to catch P.O.I. on You Tube or Netflix!)
Usually, fictional telephone numbers on TV or films are separated from the real by the inclusion of the prefix 555, which the telecoms have agreed means non-working and fictional, lest a real number be shown and people start calling someone’s real number. (867-5309 or Pennsylvania 6-5000 ring any bells? Yes, I know, I’m old…)
But, if you are a fan of POI, you should really call the number…
It goes to a Harold Wren of Universal Heritage Insurance (!) which is one of Finch’s covers. (Of course, Finch isn’t his real name, either.)
But wait, there’s more – Universal Heritage Insurance has a website!
You see? Minutiae. And production people pandering to their audience.
(Obviously, I’ve too much time on my hands.)