Michael Copon (Lucas, Time Force) appeared briefly in the independent film "Elektra Luxx." A sequel to the 2009 film "Women in Trouble," this film follows Elektra Luxx (played by Carla Gugino), a former porn star who tries to make a better living for herself after learning she's pregnant. Copon portrays Lamberto, the hired security for Elektra in one scene at the end of the film. Elektra releases a book and signs copies for her gathered fans when she is unexpectedly reunited with Bert, a man from her porn past. When Lamberto tries to stop Bert from offering up an x-rated poster for Elektra to sign, she calls him off so that she can catch up with Bert, just before her water breaks, bringing the book signing to a halt as Elektra goes into labor. Michael Copon has one quick line in his brief appearance. He shares screentime with the film's other stars, Inception's Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Watchmen's Malin Akerman.
A childhood prank comes back to haunt the teens of the horror flick "Forget Me Not." After Sandy befriends an orphan girl while playing in the cemetery, her friends play a prank on the girl, leading to a fateful accident. Now, years later, memories of the incident have faded from the teens and they prepare to celebrate their high school graduation with a road trip. Things get dangerous, when the spirit of their victim begins seeking revenge on the teens, one-by-one. In the process, time appears to be reset and no one, besides Sandy, remembers who any of the kids are. Taking refuge in a motel, one of the remaining teens, Hannah, goes for a swim. She gets startled by Ron Roggé (Captain Mitchell, Lightspeed), who plays an unnamed maintenance man. He warns her that it's against the rules to walk around wet because someone could get hurt. Hannah continues to her room, still feeling like she's being watched by Roggé. It turns out to be the evil spirit and Hannah is killed. Ron Roggé appeared only briefly in one scene.
"The Almighty Johnsons" follows a family of brothers, who are descendants of Norse gods. In the first episode, titled "It's a Kind of Birthday Present," the youngest of the Johnson clan, Axl, learns of his family's heritage and the ceremony that will turn him into a god as well. A mysterious group of females, however, sets out to kill him. Though their leader orders their efforts to be stopped after Axl receives his power, Michelle Langstone's (Kat, SPD) character, also named Michele, decides to go after him anyway. She arrives at Axl's party, dressed in costume. She flirts with him, luring him out of the house and away from his brothers. Michele attempts to kill him with an arrow. Though she misses her first shot, she scores a direct hit with the second. The arrow through the heart inadvertantly helps complete the prophecy that Axl has become the powerful god, Odin. Despite being told by her female comrades about the prophecy, Michele's fierce attitude comes out, showing she is unafraid of going up against the Johnsons again. "The Almighty Johnsons" also stars PR voice actor, Jared Turner (voice of Whiger, Jungle Fury).
The second episode of the short-lived New Zealand mystery series, "A Twist in the Tale," featured two future PR alums. Hosted by William Shatner, the episode titled "A Crack in Time," starred Antonia Prebble (Clare, Mystic Force) as Jen, a young girl in Shatner's audience, as he describes an instance where a lightning storm led to a crack in time. Reincarnated in the story, Prebble plays Jem, a girl from the future who is transported back in time in a storm, where she befriends her ancestors, who live in the same house from 100 years before. Jem is forced to fit into their life until she can return home. In the process, she helps her ancestor, David, who is tormented by a bully at school. The bully, however, falls in love with Jem, changing his ways. Jem uses her powers of telepathy and a futuristic invention to get ahead in school and to help David uncover the culprits who have been sabotaging his father's cheese business. Ninja Storm voice actor, Craig Parker (voice of Motodrone, Ninja Storm) plays Larry Sharpe, the family's lawyer who is behind the conspiracy to ruin the Johnson family. After his accomplice finds out about Jem's power, they kidnap her, leaving David and his former nemesis to team up to rescue her and get the evidence they need to stop Larry.
"William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale" is available on DVD
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