Dec 14, 2020
Human Target “Pilot” (part 2 of 5)
Cue shots of model wing flaps extending, and model jet engines rotating. All the villagers step back and watch the Batwing take off, and among the villagers is the real priest in the wheelchair that Chance was impersonating. And now, the plane ascends in a weak matte shot.
An instant later, the ship is flying through the clouds, and there’s really nothing quite like 1992 special effects done on a shoestring TV budget. Now that Chance can presumably think, we get a caption outlining the case he’s decided to take on next.
And here’s “Palmer, Jay” himself, standing out in an open field, wearing a work shirt and khakis. He’s also leaning against a stylish Chrysler minivan with wood paneling. Jay Palmer is played by Scott Paulin, a character actor who’s had plenty of TV and movie roles, though he’s probably most notable for looking like he could be Tim Roth’s older brother.
He’s not really famous for anything in particular, though perhaps at the time Scott was recognizable for a recurring role on NBC’s I’ll Fly Away. He might have also been recognizable for playing the Red Skull in Albert Pyun’s direct-to-video Captain America, except nobody actually saw that.