Q&A

Q: Who does the voice in the "NCIS: New Orleans" theme song? It sounds to me like Scott Bakula. I have read that he is musical, and he appears to be playing piano in some shows.

"NCIS: New Orleans" star Scott Bakula is indeed a musician in his own right, but nonetheless they farmed out the intro work to Colorado-based blues band Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The song isn't theirs, though. It's the blues classic "Boom Boom" by the late, great John Lee Hooker. That's the regional connection -- Hooker was born in neighb...

Q: The new AMC series "The Son" supposedly spans 1849 to 1915, but this makes no sense. When lead character Eli is first taken by the Comanches in 1849, he looks to be about 15; when the show goes to 1915, he looks to be in his late 60s, yet if he was 15

Oddly enough, you're the only one to pick up on this. Being a new drama on AMC, "The Son" was reviewed in every major entertainment publication, and though the reviews weren't exactly positive, none faulted the ages. The problem is, as you say, with the appearance of the actors -- nothing is said in the show, or the novel it's based on, that su...

Q: Did Michael Jackson use any kind of props or tricks to do his famous anti-gravity lean? Could he actually do that?

There was a prop involved in the forward lean the King of Pop performed in his "Smooth Criminal" video, and subsequently recreated on tour, but it was still a physical feat (just not with his physical feet, if you'll pardon the terrible pun). After the moonwalk, Michael Jackson's most famous dance move was more of a pose -- midway through the "...

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