Sunday, August 2, 2009

Ilia Volok on "The King of Queens" (2003)

Wild Force villain Ilia Volok (Dr. Viktor Adler/Master Org, Wild Force) played a small guest role on the hit comedy series "The King of Queens." When main characters Doug & Carrie hire a Russian crew to fix their house's mold problem, they find Steve Moscow and his crew taking over and taking forever to get the job done, which Carrie won't stand for. Volok appears in several scenes as Andrei, one of Steve's employees who helps with the home repairs. Despite his appearances, Volok has only a few lines in the episode. Andrei not only takes his work seriously, but enjoys some relaxation time with his co-workers by playing cards with Carrie's father Arthur, which infuriates Carrie even more. Volok interacts with all three of the show's stars Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller in the fifth season episode titled "Steve Moscow."

Season 5 of "The King of Queens" is available on DVD

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Karim Prince on "24" - 2 (2009)

Former Alien Ranger Karim Prince (Cestro, MMPR-Zeo) reprised his role as an EMT for two more episodes of the action drama "24." Prince returns as EMT Waltrip during Jack Bauer's seventh bad day. Prince's character reappears when paramedics are called to treat CTU agent Tony Almeida (played by Carlos Bernard) in Episode 19 of Season 7. Waltrip tries to give Tony something for his pain but he refuses to take it. He also refuses to go to the hospital for further treatement of his gunshot wound...probably because he's secretly the bad guy and wants to keep a closer eye on Jack. Waltrip is questioned by Jack Bauer and his CTU colleague Agent Walker about the death of their friend CTU's Larry Moss who was with Tony when they were supposedly ambushed. Waltrip reveals that Tony's wound didn't come from the same type of weapon that killed Moss. Karim Prince turned up once more on "24" in Episode 22 of the season when the paramedics were once again called to deal with a suspect who is in league with Tony and gets attacked by the young man he kidnapped for their blackmail plot to move forward. Waltrip wants to give him something to ease his pain but Jack stops him, using it as an interrogation technique so he can get the suspect's help in tracking down his boss. Waltrip isn't happy about Jack's tactics but is left with no choice but to do as he says. Episode 22 was Karim Prince's third and final appearance on the series.

Episode #19 - "2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m."

Episode #22 - "5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m."

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Stuart Devenie, Michael Hurst, Brett Stewart & Geoff Dolan on "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" (1999)

The "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" fifth season episode "Greece is Burning" acts as a sequel to the previously-posted fourth season episode "...And Fancy Free." In fact, it features most of the same guest cast from that episode. Hercules' former dance partner Althea has moved to Greece to become a fashion designer, but her rival Oena is also there and intends to stop her at any cost. Oena has gotten romantically involved with Count von Verminhaven, played by Stuart Devenie (voice of Imperius, Mystic Force). Devenie portrayed Oena's father in the previous episode. The Count is head of all things fashion-related in Greece and helps Oena become the most popular designer. He is aided in his plots by his Head of Fashion Police, played by Geoff Dolan (voice of Koragg, Mystic Force). Dolan appeared in the previous episode as well, also playing Devenie's henchman. Ultimately, Hercules convinces Althea to hold her own fashion show featuring her own designs to let the people decide what they like best. She is aided by her friend Titus, who is played by PR voice actor Brett Stewart (voice of Omega Ranger, SPD). Along the way, Althea & Titus find love with one another. Seeing that he'll need more help to become hip with the fashion trends, Hercules calls upon his old friend, The Widow Twanky who taught him to dance in "...And Fancy Free." Edith Sidebottom (whom we know as Michael Hurst) returns as The Widow Twanky and appears throughout the episode. Michael Hurst (voice of Vexacus, Ninja Storm) also directed this episode. He also appears briefly at the beginning of the episode playing a beggar, whom Hercules thinks looks familiar.

Stuart Devenie

Michael Hurst

Brett Stewart

Geoff Dolan

Season 5 of "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" is available on DVD

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