Question: My mom and I have a little bet going. She says that Adrian Paul is the son of Sean Connery because he looks so much like him. I say no. Which of us is right? Please e-mail me at [address hidden by privacy-minded Televisionary] and let me know. Thanks. Trixie S.
Televisionary: Sorry, Trixie, but as the disclaimer above states, I don't do the e-mail thing. You've gotta read it here to read it at all.
But perhaps it'll make you feel better to discover (again, if you're reading this) that you're right. Paul may have made his name in the syndicated Highlander, which was produced from 1992-98 and was based on the feature film and sequel that co-starred Connery, but that's really about as close as they get. Paul, who starred as sword-swinging immortal Duncan MacLeod in the series and in the big-screen Highlander: the Gathering and Highlander: Endgame, was born of mortal parents an Italian mom and British dad in London. So gloat to your heart's content and, if mom balks at your insolence, remind her of all those times she yelled at you for watching TV instead of doing your homework, not realizing that you'd grow up to write a column about TV shows and thus were doing a kind of homework. (Oh, wait... That was my mom.)Anyway, you, mom and other Paul fans will no doubt be ecstatic to hear he's got another syndicated series in the works. In the upcoming Tracker, he plays an extraterrestrial sent to our planet to hunt down and capture a gang of alien criminals who busted out of the joint. The first 22 episodes are shooting in Toronto and should hit the small screen this fall.