Three Inches

Syfy (ended 2011)
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  • This show follows a nobody, Walter Speckman, who is struck by lightning and gains the ability to move any object with his mind... but only for 3 inches at a time. A recruiter who knows of super-powered individuals finds Walter and offers him the chance to use his powers to do good... and join with a team of other people with similar abilities. Walter accepts, but soon discovers that "good" and "evil" aren't as easy to differentiate as he thought. Originally Three Inches was intended as a regular series, a 30-minute comedy. However, SyFy soon realized that it was very similar to another of their programs, Alphas, and chose to go with that series instead. They quietly aired the pilot as a two-hour TV movie on 12/29/11 rather than let it go to waste and then dropped the series without fanfare.moreless

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    Aired 12/29/11

  • Cast & Crew
  • Andrea Martin

    Belinda Spackman

  • James Marsters

    Troy Hamilton

  • Brandon Jay McLaren

    Macklin Sportello

  • Kyle Schmid

    Brandon Hamilton

  • Noah Reid

    Walter Spackman

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (22)

    • Walter: My name is Walter Speckman. Twenty-six years old. I ran out of money so I had to move back home and I'm currently washing dogs until I save up enough money to move out. But the thing is, I buried the headline. Because in about two seconds, everything is going to change.

    • Belinda: All work and no play makes Jack my first husband.

    • Walter: I appreciate your concern, and I know that you care about me.
      Belinda: I care enough about you to murder anyone who hurts you, if that's what you mean by "caring."
      Walter: I'm going to be late for work.
      Belinda: Walter, you're too old for me to lock up in the basement, but you're too young to know that dreams are just lies that we tell ourselves while we're asleep.

    • Walter: You ever wonder where courage comes from?
      Macklin: Beer.

    • Lily: I can't believe your mom still has this old car.
      Walter: The engine runs on anger and wishful thinking. Good gas mileage, too.

    • Walter: On average, lightning strikes the earth about a hundred times every second. But your chances of getting hit by lightning while sitting on a sofa with a broken heart? One in two hundred and eighty thousand.

    • Walter: Today was the day I proved I was different. This is not exactly what I had in mind. Or, as my mom would say, "When God closes a door, he slams it on your fingers."

    • Walter: So, Mom, uh, where's your fake cigarettes?
      Belinda: I quit fake-smoking. It's fake-bad for you.

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    Allusions (3)

    • Walter: And then, uh, he threw all her shoes on the front lawn and listened to Phantom of the Opera for three months.
      Although there are many film and TV adaptations of Gaston Leroux's famous 1909-1910 serial about the mysterious masked marauder of the Paris Opera House, the best-known musical version is Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 version. As of the time this episode aired, the musical was the most financially successful theatrical show in history.

    • Walter: I loved you in seventh grade when you wore that same Dexter's Laboratory t-shirt for a year.
      Referencing the animated series (1996-2003) created by Genndy Tartakovsky, featuring the exploits of boy genius Dexter, who has a secret super-scientific laboratory in his bedroom. Typically either his ditzy sister Dee Dee inadvertently causes a problem, or something goes wrong with one of Dexter's gadgets.

    • Walter: So that's how the Justice League came to Park Ridge, huh?
      Referencing the Justice League (sometimes Justice League of America, Justice League International, Justice League Europe, Justice League Elite Extreme Justice, and Justice League Task Force), which first appeared in DC Comics' The Brave and the Bold #28 (February/March 1960). They are the DC Comics' universe premiere group of superheroes, typically featuring the company's most powerful and/or famous heroes. Members have included Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, the Flash, Green Lantern, and hundreds more.

  • Fan Reviews (3)
  • Hmm! Seems to parallel a familiar book series with a different title

    By ecaia, Feb 03, 2013

  • Great Syfy

    By imfeliz202, Dec 31, 2011

  • Too similar to other series and yet it could work with some outside the box thoughts / directions!!

    By bmoshier, Dec 30, 2011