Saturday, October 17, 2009

Anna Hutchison & John Tui on "Go Girls" (2009)

Anna Hutchison (Lily, Jungle Fury) continued her starring role on the New Zealand comedy "Go Girls." In the series' second episode "Signs and Obstacles," her character Amy Smart is willing to try anything to start bringing in cash so she can be on her way to fulfilling her vow to get rich within a year. Already a month in, she finds herself trying to help her deadbeat dad sell cars right outside the front door of their house. When her mother tries to convince her to abandon her father and finish law school, Amy refuses to be around her anymore. Meanwhile, one of her best friends Britta gets involved with her toxic ex-boyfriend and Amy & Cody are forced to keep them apart when Britta gets sucked in by his charm. In the end, Amy's dad decides he no longer has the drive for business, leaving Amy to figure out things on her own. After what she thinks is a sign, she buys a huge stock of socks and sets up her own booth, "Socks in the City" to sell them. Another former Ranger actor, John Tui (Doggie Cruger, SPD; Daggeron, Mystic Force) also appears in this episode in his role as Timbo, a mechanic who works at the auto shop with main characters Cody & Kevin. Tui appears in most episodes in the background, but here gets some screentime as he and a co-worker watch Kevin's interaction with the Go Girls in the garage and laugh at his closeness with the ladies, which embarrases him.

Anna Hutchison

John Tui

"Go Girls" is available on DVD (Non-U.S.)

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Erin Cahill on "Navy NCIS" (2009)

Erin Cahill (Jen, Time Force) recently appeared on the hit crime drama "Navy NCIS" during the show's current 7th season. Cahill played Jessica Summers, a Navy lieutenant who quickly becomes embroiled in NCIS's latest case in the episode titled "The Inside Man." A tabloid blogger appears to be murdered shortly after posting about a bungled NCIS investigation, leading them to investigate his death. The case the blogger reported on involved a naval officer whom Jessica was secretly intimate with. The NCIS crew calls her in after checking her phone records and discovering the relationship. Although Jessica is reluctant to cooperate, she ends up giving them more information than they bargained for, proving that their previous findings on the officer's death were indeed faulty. Jessica breaks down into tears while being interrogated. Cahill is the second PR alum to be featured on this blog for appearing on "NCIS." Brad Hawkins was the first. This is Erin Cahill's 30th post on "After the Power."

Season 7 of "NCIS" currently airs on CBS

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Hilary Shepard Turner in "Theodore Rex" (1995)

Hilary Shepard Turner (Divatox, Turbo-Space) played a small role in the 1995 comedy "Theodore Rex." In an alternate future, a talking dinosaur, Theodore Rex, teams up with Detective Katie Coltrane (played by Whoopi Goldberg) to solve a series of murders where dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures are the victims. Turner appears early in the film where she greets Theodore at a crime scene where the first dinosaur victim has been found. Her character, Sarah Jiminez, gives him the details of the case and given the small talk between them it appears they are old friends. Despite her involvement in the case, she appears in only one scene of the film.

"Theodore Rex" is available on DVD

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Josephine Davison & Alistair Browning in "Vertical Limit" (2000)

SPD villainess Josephine Davison (Morgana, SPD) played a background role in the 2000 action film "Vertical Limit." The film centers on Peter Garrett (played by Chris O'Donnell) who must save his sister when she leads an expedition up K2, one of the world's biggest mountains. When an avalanche leaves her team trapped and fighting for their lives, Peter must mount a rescue effort. Davison appears in a few scenes of the film, mostly in the background. She is credited as Italian Team Member and doesn't have any lines, although she is present for a few scenes featuring O'Donnell as the rescue operation is being planned. Also appearing briefly in the film is Alistair Browning (Jake Brooks, Ninja Storm). His character, Ali, helps to analyze the weather conditions on K2 before and after the team is lost on the mountain. He is also present in many of the group scenes at the command center. Several scenes of the movie were filmed in parts of New Zealand. Davison & Browning were previously featured together in the film "Not Only But Always."

Josephine Davison

Alistair Browning

"Vertical Limit" is available on DVD

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