Steranko Security System

Was rewatching Leverage for the umpteenth time the other day, and finally realized the Steranko Security System in “The Inside Job” was named after comic artist Jim Steranko.

Overall, I have a love/hate relationship with Leverage. I totally buy into the premise, but the writing was so weak in many episodes that the plots occasionally have ridiculous holes that should have been spotted.

One of my pet peeves is that there is more than one episode that revolves around the team stealing patents from companies. You don’t need to steal patents–patents are public and viewable by anyone, which the writers would have known if they’d spent half a second Googling or asking a random stranger on the street.

Those episodes could have been saved by having the crew steal trade secrets that are related to the patents, but nobody on the show apparently gave a crap.

(Yes, this error bugs me that much).

4 thoughts on “Steranko Security System”

  1. Is there anything you don’t whine about, you little pseudo intellectual cunt? Just because you failed in all your own endeavours doesn’t give you the right to trash others works. Do us all a favor, run away to your safe space with your coloring books and fidget spinners and fucking kill yourself.

    1. Thank you, it was a great show and some of us forget its “A TV SHOW” SOOO not suppose to be balls accurate. You stole words out of my mouth

    1. I love Leverage and I’m enjoying Leverage: Redemption though it does fall short. There’s actually a “save” on the patent situation. Companies don’t just develop their own patented inventions, they acquire the patents of other companies and independent inventors. A washing machine may have numerous patents backing it up, and they may not all be the manufacturer’s patents. Acquisition of a patent is not a public transaction and the full range of patents a company owns (and therefore could be at risk of theft) is a trade secret, unknowable without some misconduct. Do I think this is what the scriptwriter considered? Absolutely not but it helps me live with the funky patent theft stories.

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