Monday, August 13, 2007

Samuell Benta on "Hotel Babylon" (2007)

Samuell Benta (Will, Overdrive) had a major guest starring role on the hit UK series, "Hotel Babylon." Benta portrayed Switchback, a controversial rapper, whose homophobic attitude and lyrics don't sit well with gay hotel staffer Ben Trueman (series regular Michael Obiora). When Switchback books a suite at Hotel Babylon, it is revealed that Ben & Switchback were former school friends with a secret past that changed both of their lives much differently into adulthood.

"Hotel Babylon" currently airs on the BBC (UK television)

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Hilary Shepard Turner on "Roswell" (1999)

Hilary Shepard Turner (Divatox, Turbo-Space) appeared during the first season of the teen science fiction drama "Roswell." Turner played Nurse Susan in several scenes of the episode "Blood Brother." In the episode, Nurse Susan is an attending RN who gets distracted from her duties by Michael (series regular Brendan Fehr) on more than one occasion, in his efforts to switch blood samples for his alien best friend Max (played by Jason Behr) after a car accident.

Season 1 of "Roswell" is available on DVD

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Archie Kao in "The Hills Have Eyes II" (2007)

"The Hills Have Eyes II" tells the story of a group of National Guard trainees who are sent on a relief mission in the New Mexico desert where they find the camp deserted, ravaged by a group of deformed cannibals. Archie Kao (Kai, Lost Galaxy) has a small role in the horror sequel, where he plays Dr. Han, one of the scientists who is in the desert, setting up a monitoring station. Kao's appearance begins in the second scene of the film. Unfortunately Dr. Han doesn't last long before he's attacked and killed.

"The Hills Have Eyes II" is available on DVD

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Latham Gaines & James Gaylyn in "Bridge to Terabithia" (2007)

It's a Dino Thunder villains reunion in the 2007 film "Bridge to Terabithia," based on the book by Katherine Paterson. Given that this is a Disney film shot in New Zealand, it's no surprise that PR alums appear. Latham Gaines (Mesogog/Dr. Anton Mercer, Dino Thunder) appears in the film as Bill Burke, father to Leslie, the movie's heroine. Gaines appeared in several scenes of the film, where he interacts with the film's stars. Joining Gaines amongst the cast is James Gaylyn (voice of Zeltrax, Dino Thunder). Gaylyn appears in one scene as Principal Turner, who introduces Leslie to her classmates. Some of the Latham Gaines screencaps include some logical spoilers, so beware if you haven't seen the film or read the novel.

Latham Gaines

James Gaylyn

"Bridge to Terabithia" is available on DVD

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