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Tower Prep: Book Report

The copy of The Odyssey that Ian is given for a class project contains notes from a mysterious individual that may provide the way out of Tower Prep.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Tuesday November 23rd, 2010

Director: Peter DeLuise
Writer: Darin Morgan

Guest Stars
Timothy GledhillTimothy Gledhill
As Monitor
Peggy Jo JacobsPeggy Jo Jacobs
As Whisper 119
Ryan BeilRyan Beil
As Flash McNulty
Kris CarterKris Carter
As Hubert Kokalev
Michael ShanksMichael Shanks
As Literature
Brian McCaigBrian McCaig
As Mascot
Tracy SpiridakosTracy Spiridakos
As Penny (Penny Stosic)
Darla TaylorDarla Taylor
As Tawny Dvorcheck
Fiona VroomFiona Vroom
As Siren #1
Raquel RiskinRaquel Riskin
As Siren #2
Main Cast
Drew Van AckerDrew Van Acker
As Ian Archer
Ryan PinkstonRyan Pinkston
As Gabe Forrest
Elise GatienElise Gatien
As CJ Ward
Dyana LiuDyana Liu
As Suki Sato


In literature class, the teacher hands out copies of The Odyssey and talks about how the ancient myths feature heroes on epic quests, who encounter many strange monsters, and ultimately die and are reborn, gaining wisdom in the process. As Ian flips through his copy, he notices that the previous owner left notes and scribbles, and asks for a new copy. The teacher, Literature, refuses, saying that it's already been registered in Ian's name. He tells them they have to weeks to read the book before the test, and comments that heroes often refuse to accept their quest because of immaturity or fear...

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Episode Quotes
CJ: Sir, you mentioned monstrous creatures. Are there, by any chance, any vampires in this book? Brooding vampires, who know they shouldn't fall in love with a mortal female but do anyways, even though they know it's doomed from the beginning, because that's what love is really all about?
Dr. Literature: No.
Suki: Werewolves? Any dark, brooding werewolves?

Ian: Gabe. Gabe! You all right?
Gabe: Yeah. My glasses broke my fall.

CJ: I'd give you a hug goodbye, but you're in a grave with a headless Cyclops skeleton.

Cultural References
Gabe: I said "Scooby."

Scooby is Scooby Doo, the animated Great Dane and star of the various Scooby Doo cartoon series and live-action movies.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorPaul Dini
Executive ProducerGlen Morgan  |  Bill O'Dowd  |  Paul Dini  |  Tramm Wigzell  |  Rob Swartz  |  Robert Sorcher  |  Brian A. Miller  |  Mark Costa (2)  |  Gregg Goldin
Supervising ProducerDarin Morgan
ProducerPeter Lhotka
Co-ProducerKaren Mayeda Vranek
Production DesignerMark S. Freeborn
EditorGeoff O'brien
First Assistant DirectorDavid MacLennan
Second Assistant DirectorMichele E Dutka
Staff WriterAury Wallington  |  Riley Stearns
MusicMichael McCuistion  |  Lolita Ritmanis  |  Kristopher Carter
Music EditorMark Mattson
Music SupervisorLinda Cohen
Costume DesignerKate Main
HairstylistPaul Edwards (2)
Make-upLisa Strong
Key GripRandy Stamhuis
Set DesignerPeter Bodnarus
Set DecoratorRose Marie McSherry
Location ManagerGregory Astop
Transportation CoordinatorDave Liboiron
Property MasterNevin Swain
Construction CoordinatorPeter Grace
Production Sound MixerDaryl Powell
Script SupervisorCorey Jones
Production CoordinatorRhonda Legge
Assistant EditorRyan Malanaphy  |  Lee Haugen
Post Production SupervisorCharisma Sieras
Supervising Sound EditorFred Judkins
Re-Recording MixerDoug Andham  |  Joe Earle
GafferJohn Adams (4)
Director of PhotographyPhilip Linzey
Stunt CoordinatorEd Anders
Art DirectorCheryl Marion
Post Production CoordinatorChris Nguyen-Gia
Production ManagementJim O'Grady
Production AccountantBeverly Wiens
Extras CastingKit Hayward
"A" Camera OperatorLeonard Michael Wrinch
Original CastingRobert J. Ulrich
Assistant To The ProducerKaren Nielsen
Special Effects CoordinatorDan Keeler
"B" Camera OperatorDaniel Henshaw
Computer GraphicsDanny Ho
Canadian CastingStuart Aikins  |  Sean Cossey
First Assistant CoordinatorJames Fantin
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