Topic: John Rhys-Davies Interview

https://thenighttimeshow.com/191-john-r … bad-cupid/

At 50m mark he starts talking Sliders.

If  you search his name on youtube and filter to the last month there are several other interviews he has done.  He's promoting a new film -- BAD CUPID

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4JMidKQ3BU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lg0rQW6kVyM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IkQItQ70q4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jSbT64ZpVM

(if anyone watches these other interviews and notices he mentions sliders and can note the time code, it'd be  appreciated)

Re: John Rhys-Davies Interview

Very cool interview (in total) but I could listen to this man for days.  He felt he "mismanaged" the show.  Complained at how they would get great scripts from young UCLA/NYU kids, he'd offer them to the producers who refused to "let anyone into the writing process."  Said the purpose of TV show crew was to assure you have a job for "the next season."

Gave an anecdote about how Prof Arturo was an important figure on television, in terms of science, and should not have been made into a joke.  That was something that often happened to him.  Writers had very little experience with science ficiton, didn't even watch any.  Also began describing atomic bomb dynamics, followed by joking about how bad the science was in Last Days, "our upside down Twister," and the dual neutron stars from The Exodus.

PS: the other interviews were done by film critics buffoons, no Sliders mentions.

Re: John Rhys-Davies Interview

Grizzlor wrote:

Very cool interview (in total) but I could listen to this man for days.  He felt he "mismanaged" the show.  Complained at how they would get great scripts from young UCLA/NYU kids, he'd offer them to the producers who refused to "let anyone into the writing process."  Said the purpose of TV show crew was to assure you have a job for "the next season."

Gave an anecdote about how Prof Arturo was an important figure on television, in terms of science, and should not have been made into a joke.  That was something that often happened to him.  Writers had very little experience with science ficiton, didn't even watch any.  Also began describing atomic bomb dynamics, followed by joking about how bad the science was in Last Days, "our upside down Twister," and the dual neutron stars from The Exodus.

PS: the other interviews were done by film critics buffoons, no Sliders mentions.


It always impresses me, john's knowlege and very real affinity fpr science.  Most actors dont have interets like that.

Thanks for informing us re sliders mentions (or lack thereof) in the other interviews.

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Re: John Rhys-Davies Interview

The podcast was done by actual fans, with a true knowledge of his work.  JRD really gives an in-depth chat in that one, I'd suggest everyone to give it a full listen.  As for the video chats, one thing you see is that John looks and feels great, and far more spry than his DOB may indicate! 

PS: It sounded like he returned to New Zealand for Christmas with his wife and daughter, but is now "trapped there."  So that could be why his YouTube channel went silent, as he was doing those from Isle of Man.