POLL EXAMPLES: Which makes the better hovercraft..RA characters or Sam Neill’s Cardinal Wolsey?..
Example #1: RA characters hovering at female lips: First Marian’s in following clip (RA hovering commences in Locksley Manor scene..then at Maya’s lips during Phylly3’s fanvid)..I've always said only the UK's Harrier was as fine a hovercraft as an RA character in kiss mode - yet while recently watching Season 1 of The Tudors, discovered Sam Neill's Cardinal Wolsey (example #2) presents another interesting hover entry...
Sam Neill as Cardinal Wolsey employed his own rather ominous form of hovering..
Thx to Musa for this Article by Stephen Fry describing his recent visit with twitter pal Cardinal Wolsey *winks*
Action series combines the violence of ‘24’ With humor of ‘Lethal Weapon’
By ROBERT RORKE - August 7, 2011
It was a far cry from the time in 2007 when he played Edmund to Ian McKellen’s King Lear at a production of Shakespeare’s tragedy at the BAM’s famed Harvey Theater, but the Montana-born actor adjusted immediately upon meeting the gregarious Stapleton.
“Sully and I met each other at a screen test in London. I really liked him then. We then met up with each other in Capetown. We had a natural banter. Sully’s very much a lad. Out of [our physical] training, these characters developed. Stonebridge has given his life to this company. In comes Damien Scott: He’s a womanizer and a layabout but still gets the job done.”
Winchester was especially relieved that he didn’t have to do any nude scenes. Since Scott beds many of the women who cross his path (or tries to), the Australia-born Stapleton is naked through a good portion of the first episode. In one hilarious scene, he has to relieve a Pakistani terrorist of his firearm while completely starkers.
As for the nudity, he says, “I knew there was bound to be sex, but I didn’t know it was going to be pegged on me. I didn’t think I was going to do all of it.”
There’s more to “Strike Back” than the camaraderie between the two male leads. Section 20 is headed by Col. Eleanor Grant, a cool and controlled woman who favors the Peter Pan haircuts popularized by Morena Baccarin on the defunct sci-fi series “V.” Actress Amanda Mealing had to chop off all of her hair and undergo her own rigorous training. There were some injuries.
“I did work out with the SBS (Special Boat Service) commander. We were boxing. He had a routine and he went off it and I punched him. I dislocated my shoulder,” she says. “He didn’t flinch. These guys are hardcore.”
As the first original series in Cinemax’s launch, “Strike Back” hopes to capture the excitement of 1980s action movie franchises such as “Lethal Weapon” and “Die Hard.” Kary Antholis, President of HBO Miniseries, says that “Strike Back” was the ideal choice for the relaunch of the premium cable network for subscribers because the series blends so well with its most popular movies.
“We looked at high-octane, combat-oriented movies — the “Transporter” movies, the Tarantino movies, “X Men” — and thought that this could be a great and cost-effective way to show a high-action, mini-movie in every episode,” he says.
In the first quarter of 2012, Cinemax will debut a series starring actor Chris Vance and based on the testosterone-fueled Luc Besson “Transporter” movies.
STRIKE BACK - Friday, 10 p.m., Cinemax