Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Nathaniel Lees & Bruce Hopkins on "Xena: Warrior Princess" (1995)

The blog's 21st "Xena: Warrior Princess" post features the final episode where a major Power Rangers actor appears. Nathaniel Lees (Master Mao, Jungle Fury) plays the major guest starring role of Manus, a devout follower of Morpheus, the god of dream. Manus kidnaps Xena's sidekick Gabrielle, with hopes that she will become the bride of Morpheus. Lees appears in several scenes of the first season episode titled "Dreamwalker." Also appearing in the episode is Ninja Storm voice actor Bruce Hopkins (voice of Choobo, Ninja Storm). Hopkins appears briefly as Termin, the first person whom Xena ever killed. She encounters an apparition of him in her Dreamscape Passage, which she must travel through if she hopes to save Gabrielle. This was the first of Hopkins' four appearances on "Xena: Warrior Princess." The two actors both previously appeared on the blog in "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers."

Nathaniel Lees

Bruce Hopkins

Season 1 of "Xena: Warrior Princess" is available on DVD

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Michelle Langstone on "McLeod's Daughters" - 3 (2006)

Michelle Langstone (Kat Manx, SPD) continued her recurring role on "McLeod's Daughters" into the third episode of the sixth season. Langstone appears as Fiona Webb, the fiancee of Alex Ryan, neighbor and friend to the McLeods. In the episode titled "Kiss of Death," Fiona & Alex find themselves uncomfortable living in the house of Alex's father, where their bedroom sits right next to his father's, which leaves their passionate moments diminished. Ultimately, Fiona convinces Alex's father to allow them to move out of the room. He decides to let them move into his wife's office, which doesn't sit well with her.

Season 6 of "McLeod's Daughters" is available on DVD

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Edward Laurence Albert in "Mimic 2: Hardshell" (2001)

Edward Laurence Albert (Mr. Collins, Time Force) played a supporting role in the direct-to-video sequel to the monster movie "Mimic." In "Mimic 2: Hardshell," Albert appears as the head of a special team sent into the city to find and contain the monstrous threat before it can spread throughout the city. He is credited as "Darksuit" and throws his weight around throughout the movie, showing that he's willing to sacrifice the lives of the film's heroes in his efforts. Albert appears in several scenes opposite the film's stars Bruno Campos and Will Estes. Former Ranger alum Keith Robinson starred in the third film of the "Mimic" franchise, which was previously posted here on the blog.

"Mimic 2: Hardshell" is available on DVD

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