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Three Inches (2011)

An average boy who resents his mundane life is struck by lightning during a particularly violent thunderstorm. When he recovers from the ordeal, he discovers that he has telekinetic powers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noah Reid ... Walter Spackman
Stephany Jacobsen ... Tess / Watts (as Stephanie Jacobsen)
James Marsters ... Troy Hamilton
Naoko Mori ... Annika
Alona Tal ... Lily Thereoux
Andrea Martin ... Belinda Spackman
Brandon Jay McLaren ... Macklin Sportello
Antony Del Rio ... Carlos / The Human Smell
Kyle Schmid ... Brandon Hamilton
Craig Eldridge Craig Eldridge ... Todd
Julian Richings ... Ethan
Sophi Knight ... Cassie
Tamara Hope ... Cate
Dillon Casey ... Dillon
David Eisner David Eisner ... Track Suit
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This is the story of Walter Spackman (Noah Reid), a young man who is struck by lightning. When he recovers he realizes he has acquired a telekinetic power that lets him move objects up to three inches (nearly eight centimeters). He will soon be recruited by Troy Hamilton (James Marsters) who runs a kind of superhero team, training their power and performing various missions. Written by ryder222

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Filmed as a pilot for a potential TV show on SyFy but the show never happened. See more »

Quotes

Watts: I don't have a lot of friends, Walter. I was hoping you could be my friend.
Walter Spackman: Why?
Watts: Because you're smart, funny and easy to talk to.
Walter Spackman: Everybody wants to be my friend.
Watts: [snickers] Another superpower?
Walter Spackman: Uh, sometimes it feels more like an unnecessary limitation.
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A combination of both kinds of show offered by the Syfy Channel
29 December 2011 | by scottwallvashonSee all my reviews

I just finished watching the pilot for Three Inches. It would have made a good Disney film if they had made it 45 years ago (except for the violence, of course). It actually reminds me a lot of The Absent Minded Professor with Fred MacMurray—the scene where they attached flubber to the bottoms of their feet and won the basketball game.

What has become of the Sci-Fi (oh sorry…Syfy) Channel? Whatever happened to the notion that science fiction is about the exploration of ideas? Everything they have to offer is either abominably cute or a reworked cliché. It is either a magical place where anything can happen as long as it is mixed with unbearably light humor or a vampire living together with a werewolf and a ghost (all cliché).

Three Inches seems to be a combination of both kinds of show offered by the Syfy Channel: cliché and adorable. I realize it was being considered as an alternate for Alphas, but that is even more to the point. Why were they considering two such similar (and ultimately cliché) shows? Couldn't they also have been considering a show about inter-dimensional travel? Now that I think of it, whatever happened to space opera? When Battlestar Galactica ended, couldn't they have looked into something along those lines?

Instead, we have vampires, werewolves, ghosts, campy towns with magical properties, and super heroes with limited powers. Oh yea, there are the reality shows. As Bender would say, "Gag unto me with a spoon."

When the Sci-Fi Channel was invented, especially in an environment where it seemed possible to create any illusion one could imagine, I thought it was the return of the golden age of science fiction.

Oh, the agony. It's like someone stuck me with a three inch knife—not enough to kill; just enough to maim.


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