Quentin Tarantino Breaks Into TV Acting (And SD-6) On Alias

Tarantino played a baddie on Alias, his favorite show of 2001-2. How'd he do?

In our second installment of Three Of These: Quentin Tarantino On TV, we’re looking back at Alias S01.E12-13, “The Box Parts 1 & 2” — a splashy Die Hard-inspired two-parter that some of the panel thinks should have been a single episode. We’re remembering the PR around Tarantino’s guest shot, wondering why he didn’t just direct it himself, snickering at his “action running” (it’s bad), and thinking it’s probably smart that he didn’t have many scenes with superior actor Victor Garber. JJ Abrams’s actor-welfare program, when tall guys can’t control their limbs, and t-shirts of our misspent youth — grab those vault codes and join us.

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  • Lead Topic 📦 Alias S01.E12-13: The Box