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An Interview with Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols

By Dave Macleod
Posted in Features, Interviews, Men of War, Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek at 50, Friday 7th Oct 2016

You’d have to be living under a rock not to realise that Star Trek is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

With the cause for celebration running riot across the galaxy, we had no option but to ask one of the founding fathers – sorry, mothers – of Star Trek about her tenure on the original series.

Playing Nyota Uhura, Nichelle Nichols became an on-screen icon shortly after the shows debut. Not only due to Uhura’s charismatic and spirited nature, but also due to the fact that Nichols was one of the first black women on US television to hold a prominent leading role in a series.

We... read more

CBS Action Talks To Streets Of San Francisco Fan Marguerite Boggans.

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Monday 4th May 2015

The classic cop show The Streets Of San Francisco originally aired in the US between 1972 and 1977. With its gritty storylines and stunning locations it become a global hit. It also starred screen legend Karl Malden and introduced the world to an actor who would become a mega-star, Michael Douglas.

With Season 5 continuing on CBS Action weekdays at 4pm we spoke to TSOS fan Marguerite Boggans about why she thinks the series is still so popular and how it defined the crime genre genre.

CBSA: Are you a big fan of crime drama?

MB: I am more a fan of the older crime police dramas of the seventies and eighties which thanks to channels like yours we get ... read more

Interview With Penny Hancock Author Of The Darkening Hour

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Tuesday 18th Feb 2014

The Darkening Hour is Penny Hancock’s acclaimed follow up to her superb debut, Tideline and is sure to win her even more fans. Gripping and intelligent, The Darkening Hour has been made the CBS Action Book of the Month. We’ve been chatting to Penny about this superb book and her plans for the future.

(To try and win a signed copy of The Darkening Hour click here)

CBSA: When you were younger did you dream of becoming an author

PH: Always. I wanted to be an author from about age seven. My spelling, handwriting an... read more

Interview With Robert Ryan Author Of Dead Man's Land

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Wednesday 20th Nov 2013

Robert Ryan is one of the most respected authors working today. His books are filled with tension and historical accuracy and his latest book, Dead Man’s Land is so good its been made the CBS Action Book of the Month. Here Robert talks about this and his plans for the future. To try and win a copy of Dead Man’s Land click here.

CBSA: Where did the plot for Dead Man’s Land come from?

RR: I was asked by Simon & Schuster to write a thriller featuring a detective in the trenches. I knocked the idea around and felt uncomfortable with it – the logistics of a police investigation... read more

Exclusive Interview With Scott Bakula, Captain Jonathan Archer From Star Trek: Enterprise

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Wednesday 28th Aug 2013

Scott Bakula has had an incredibly varied acting career and his starring role as Captain Jonathan Archer in Star Trek: Enterprise earned him a legion of loyal fans. Here he chats exclusively to CBS Action about his time on Enterprise and his plans for the future.

CBS Action: Are you surprised that eight years after it was cancelled people still want to talk to you about Star Trek: Enterprise?

Scott Bakula: Yes I am, but at the same time, in the way TV recycles, it is still being shown so I am constantly running into people who are just discovering it or others who are falling in love with it all over again.

CBS Action: When you were first offered the... read more

Interview With Graphic Designer Sally Felton

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Thursday 4th Jul 2013

We gave Sally Felton, a talented Graphic Designer and Illustrator, the chance to help the CBS Action design team by bringing the bridges from Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: Voyager to life for our Trekologist, Raules Davies to walk around. Here the Star Trek fan chats about work recreating the classic designs which appeared on air.

CBSA: Where do you begin when designing a Bridge Background?

SF: First of all I look online for images of the bridge, preferably from a few different angles, just so I can see how it all fits together and work out what goes where. I also try and watch some episodes of that particular serie... read more

Brand New Interview With Legendary Actress Nichelle Nichols

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Wednesday 3rd Jul 2013

Nichelle Nichols is a lady that needs no introduction. To millions she is a timeless television icon, to others she is an enigmatic singer who has worked with the true greats and to some she is simply one of the most inspirational actresses of her generation.

Here she chats to CBS Action about her time as Lt Uhura on Star Trek: The Original Series, her audition and her favourite moments.

CBSA: What was the audition like for Lt Uhura?

NN: I had been in Europe with no intentions of returning to the US anytime soon when my agent called me about something called Star Trek. Of course I had no idea what that was and told him that I wasn't coming back to LA jus... read more

Trekologist Raules Davies Talks About Star Trek: Enterprise

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Wednesday 19th Jun 2013

Raules Davies is the resident Trekologist here at CBS Action and to celebrate the arrival of Star Trek: Voyager to CBS Action from Monday July 1st we decided to chat with Raules about this much loved series, about his initial thoughts about it and his dream Star Trek crew.

CBSA: How old were you when you first became interested in Star Trek?

RD: I was about 4 years old when I first started watching Star Trek. Obviously I was too young to fully understand it all but at about age 9 with the release of The Wrath of Khan my interest entered a new phase.

CBSA: What was it that captured your attention?

RD: My interest was purely based on space travel and the Enterprise herself... read more

Trekologist Raules Davies Chats About Star Trek: Voyager

By James Whittington
Posted in Features, Interviews, News, Friday 29th Jun 2012

Raules Davies is the resident Trekologist here at CBS Action. On Monday July 2nd he'll be conducting a live Twitter chat to celebrate the arrival of Star Trek: Voyager to the channel. So we decided to chat with Raules about this acclaimed series, about what it meant to him and the impact it made in the Star Trek universe.

CBSD: Can you recall what your initial thoughts were when the series Voyager was originally announced?

RD: I think my initial response was "AWESOME!!!" There was a sci-fi/fantasy shop in Chester called Middle Earth and the owners managed to get a picture of Voyager ... read more

Brand New - Interview With Trekologist Raules Davies

By James Whittington
Posted in Bone Dry, Interviews, Sunday 24th Jul 2011

Hotel night manager Raules Davies recently fronted a major on-air campaign for Star Trek: The Next Generation which airs on CBS Action each weeknight. Raules also conducted live chats over on Twitter during the episodes, sharing trivia and giving other fans the chance to win some great memorabilia and other prizes. Though he has no TV presenting experience, he is amazed that his life-long Star Trek fandom has led to his dream job. Here Raules chats about his affection for the show and even shares his "dream crew".

CBS A... read more

Interview with Bone Dry Director, Brett Hart

By James Whittington
Posted in Interviews, Tuesday 31st Aug 2010

Brett Hart is an up-and-coming Hollywood director, and certainly someone to have on your radar. Bone Dry is Brett's debut feature film, following many years of hard graft in advertising. His debut at the helm of Bone Dry brought him praise from such luminaries as director Tom Holland, of Fright Night, Child's Play and Psycho II fame.

For Brett, with his love of the suspense/thriller genre, Bone Dry is his natural stomping ground and is the result of many years of dedication to a singular vision. An example of new-breed, high-quality films which are released straight to DVD, Bone Dry stars two of Hollywood's most interesting offerings, Lance Henriksen (soon to be seen on Zone Horror in Millennium) and Luke Goss. This challenging film alludes to some classic thriller ties whilst wowing with its spectacular settings and chilling plot.... read more




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