Monday, January 18, 2010

Edward Laurence Albert & Vernon Wells on "Conan" (1997)

Four years before their roles on Power Rangers Time Force, Edward Laurence Albert (Mr. Collins, Time Force) and Vernon Wells (Ransik, Time Force) both appeared on the adventure television series "Conan." Both veteran actors appeared in the very first episode of the series, which follows the legend, Conan the Barbarian and his quest to free his homeland from the rule of the ruthless sorcerer Hissah Zul. The first episode, the two-part "The Heart of the Elephant," features Edward Laurence Albert as Dor a resident in a village that Conan visits and convinces to fight against Zul's tyranny. Dor is unwilling at first, wanting to attempt diplomacy instead but after seeing the death around him, he stands up to the army and fights at the side of his people. When their village is destroyed, Dor goes looking for Conan, hoping he'll lead them in the continued fight. Vernon Wells plays the small role of Morga, who uses his territory to stage gladiator fights for sport. After Conan is captured, he is placed into Morga's prison to fight for his life. With Morga watching, Conan stages a prison break, leading Morga to flee.

Edward Laurence Albert

Vernon Wells

"Conan" is available on DVD

Previous Edward Laurence Albert posts

Previous Vernon Wells posts

Miriama Smith on "Legend of the Seeker" (2010)

Dino Thunder's Miriama Smith (Elsa, Dino Thunder) made a major guest appearance on the latest episode of "Legend of the Seeker." Smith appeared on the action-adventure series playing Du' Chaillu, the leader of a captive people who are being used to draw out the invisible enemies that haunt their territory. The Seeker, Richard is brought into the area by The Sisters of Light who hope to train him to use the powerful magic that resides within him. Richard & Sister Verna are offered the prisoners to help keep them safe on their journey but Richard is offended that they are being victimized. He frees Du' Chaillu, making an instant friend. She agrees to stand up to the creatures at Richard's side, as he escorts her people home. When she's taken by the mysterious invisible creatures, Richard risks his life to rescue her. Miriama Smith appears throughout the second half of the episode titled "Light." This episode was directed by Jonathan Brough, who also directed episodes of Power Rangers Mystic Force, Operation Overdrive, Jungle Fury and RPM.

Season 2 of "Legend of the Seeker" currently airs on THE CW

Previous Miriama Smith posts

Ria Vandervis on "Packed to the Rafters" - 4 (2009)

Ria Vandervis' (Miratrix, Overdrive) fourth appearance on "Packed to the Rafters" came in the episode titled "Ready to Catch You." Her character, Layla does seem ready to catch Nathan Rafter. In this episode she tries to keep his attention by offering him drugs during their downtime at work, but Nathan refuses, which annoys Layla. She doesn't give up, though and next plants a kiss on Nathan, catching him off-guard. Before he can rush home to his wife, Layla hides the drugs in his jacket. When Nathan's wife Sammy discovers them, it leads to even more angry tension in their marriage which makes Layla happy. When she tries to kiss Nathan again after hearing of his problems, he refuses her attempt, telling her that their relationship will stay professional. A full zip of her screencaps is available to download below.

Click Here to Download All 31 Screencaps

Previous Ria Vandervis posts