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.Let me entertain you.. Step right up ladies and gentlemen. to the greatest show in the galaxy. Doctor Who, of course. The end of this season for McCoy ends on a happier note thanks to the coulrophobia inducing performance by the Chief Clown. Let the show begin. The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace (Solphie Aldred) head for the Psychic Circus on the planet Segonax when a robotic messenger shows them the ballyhoo they.ll encounter. They meet a disparate group of fellow visitors including a pompous explorer named Captain Cook (T.P. McKenna), his companion Mags (Jessica Martin) and a biker known as Nord (Daniel Peacock). The Ringmaster (Rocco Ross) moves the show along but the forever grinning Chief Clown »
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With Red Scorpion out now on Blu-ray, we take a look at what this 80s action fest can teach us about guerrilla warfare…
Standing at six feet five inches tall, Dolph Lundgren was the strapping alpha male of 80s cinema. After landing a tiny role in the James Bond movie A View To A Kill in 1985, the latter half of the decade saw the chemical engineering graduate, ex-bodyguard and Karate champion at the height of his rippling powers.
Lundgren punched Apollo Creed to death in front of James Brown in Rocky IV in 1985, starred as He-Man in Masters Of The Universe in 1987, and two years after that, headed off to Namibia to shoot his toughest assignment yet: the action epic, Red Scorpion.
Apparently fated to play Russian characters – his brief appearance in the 007 flick was as a Kgb henchman – Lundgren plays Nikolai Rachenko, an elite Soviet soldier sent on a mission to Africa. »
Fionnula Flanagan is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Irish Film & Television Awards which will be held in Dublin on February 11th. Flanagan has had by any standards, a remarkable career in film and stage, the actress recently joked that she had checked previous winners of the award and was “encouraged to find that their work lives continue, some even flourishing, so that if I learn my lines and hit my marks and don't bump into the furniture, my own career might just continue on also.” Since starring in her movie debut in 1967’s Ulysses, based on James Joyce’s famous work, alongside Milo O’Sea and Tp McKenna. Ifta chief executive Áine Moriarty described Flanagan as a contribution as “a wonderful representative internationally, of Ireland’s film and television industry.” Flanagan was born in Dublin 1941 and trained at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre as »
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