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Michael Ansara, an actor who had a busy career in TV and movies for 55 years, has died at the age of 91. The tall, deep-voiced, Syrian-born Ansara was cast as a wide array of Native Americans, Arabs, Mexicans, and other exotic types, though he was perhaps best known for playing the legendary Klingon warrior and diplomat Kang in episodes of three different series in the Star Trek franchise. In the mid-‘40s and well into the ‘50s, Ansara made flyspeck appearances, often uncredited, in several films, including South Sea Sinner (1950), Soldiers Three (1951), My Favorite Spy (1951), the »
The Americans is one of our favorite new shows of 2012-2013 season. It’s a rich period piece that revolves around Phillip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings, Russian sleeper spies who have spent 20 years secretly integrating themselves to American society, complete with two children and the picket fence. As the Cold War begins to heat up in the early 1980′s, so too does the spy game in Washington D.C. where the Jennings live.
It’s a multi-layered story of espionage, identity, loyalty, duplicity, patriotism, loneliness, and family, made even more complex when FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich) and his family move in across the street from the Jennings, and we see how he approaches those same themes from the other side, while forcing a Russian spy named Nina (Annet Mahendru) to turn on her country and be his mole. It places a critical magnifying glass over »
- Ernie Estrella
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