This Insane, Screaming Hawk-Man Was Almost Doctor Who

If you know the venerable, boisterous actor Brian Blessed, you probably know him as the leader of the Hawk-Men in the Flash Gordon movie, the voice of Boss Nass in The Phantom Menace, or his masterful performance as Augustus Caesar in I, Claudius. But you almost knew him from Doctor Who. » 8/05/14 2:20pm 8/05/14 2:20pm

Patrick Stewart Explains How Shakespeare Prepares You For Science…

Star Trek and Dune's Patrick Stewart just appeared on U.S. television in Hamlet, alongside former Doctor Who star David Tennant. And someone asked Stewart why his training as a Shakespearean actor prepared him to do science fiction. » 4/29/10 9:00am 4/29/10 9:00am

Brian Blessed To Bring Booming Voice, Brian Blessed-ness To Thor's Odin?

Thor director Kenneth Branagh has reportedly added a third god to his pantheon. Brian Blessed is heavily rumored to be on board as Thor's father Odin, bringing his trademark combination of Shakespearean showmanship and utter eye-rolling insanity to the role. » 6/02/09 3:06pm 6/02/09 3:06pm

Remembering The Savior Of The Universe

It may have been released 28 years (and at least one television revival) ago, but for everyone of a certain age, 1980s' Flash Gordon » 8/19/08 6:30am 8/19/08 6:30am remains the definitive tale of an All-American sports hero being kidnapped into space, kicking Mongo ass and - most importantly - being turned on by an alien princess while…