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April 8, 1995
Two thumbs up and a hip-hip-hurrah! to your article on Russell Wong ("A Heroic Leading Role for One Asian 'Son,' " Calendar, March 25.) As one of many Asian American teen-agers living in the South Bay today, I am constantly bombarded by stereotypical images of Asian Americans. It's wonderful that the hot, young, and sexy Russell Wong is dissolving past images of Asian men as being computer nerds. SUNNY LU Rancho Palos Verdes
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April 8, 1995
Two thumbs up and a hip-hip-hurrah! to your article on Russell Wong ("A Heroic Leading Role for One Asian 'Son,' " Calendar, March 25.) As one of many Asian American teen-agers living in the South Bay today, I am constantly bombarded by stereotypical images of Asian Americans. It's wonderful that the hot, young, and sexy Russell Wong is dissolving past images of Asian men as being computer nerds. SUNNY LU Rancho Palos Verdes
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March 25, 1995 | JEFF YIP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As with "Kung Fu," the star of the syndicated series "Vanishing Son" is an Asian who uses martial arts to battle his way out of trouble while on the run from law enforcement agents. Unlike "Kung Fu," "Vanishing Son" actually stars someone of Asian heritage. Russell Wong plays Jian-Wa, a passionate human-rights activist forced to flee with his brother (played by Chi Muoi Lo) from the iron-fisted communist powers in China.
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March 25, 1995 | JEFF YIP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As with "Kung Fu," the star of the syndicated series "Vanishing Son" is an Asian who uses martial arts to battle his way out of trouble while on the run from law enforcement agents. Unlike "Kung Fu," "Vanishing Son" actually stars someone of Asian heritage. Russell Wong plays Jian-Wa, a passionate human-rights activist forced to flee with his brother (played by Chi Muoi Lo) from the iron-fisted communist powers in China.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1995
First Judge Lance A. Ito is beamed to America's living rooms daily. Then actor Dean Cain, an Asian American, gets idolized as Superman and People magazine names actor Russell Wong to it's 50 Most Beautiful People list. Is this the year of the Asian male? That's what an Asian media group will explore during a panel discussion at the Japanese American National Museum tonight in Little Tokyo. "Is this a coincidence or has this been something that's been happening over time?"
ENTERTAINMENT
October 15, 1994 | N.F. MENDOZA
The weekend offers a bundle of made-for-television movies, including today's new "Father and Scout," starring Bob Saget and Brian Bonsall, on ABC at 8 p.m. (Channel's 7, 3, and 42). Also premiering today at 8 p.m. is "Young Indiana Jones and the Hollywood Follies," starring Sean Patrick Flannery, in the first of four original films based on the ABC TV series, on cable's Family Channel. In tonight's story, Indy meets up with Hollywood legends Erich von Stroheim, Irving Thalberg and John Ford.
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January 21, 1995 | N.F. MENDOZA
There's no time for the midseason rerun blues this weekend as plenty of first-run fare is available in a wide range of genres. * British comedian Rik Mayall dishes up some funnies in "Rik Mayall Presents," today at 6 p.m. on Bravo. * KTLA-TV Channel 5 presents two new syndicated action series--"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys," today at 8 p.m., starring Kevin Sorbo, followed at 9 by "Vanishing Son," with Russell Wong. * If you get cable's Sci-Fi Channel, tune in at 8 p.m.
BUSINESS
July 20, 1998 | GREG MILLER
Supporters of notorious computer hacker Kevin Mitnick gathered outside Miramax Films' offices in New York last week to protest the way their hacker hero is being portrayed in an upcoming movie about his capture. "This movie makes him the Hannibal Lecter of hacking," said Emmanuel Goldstein, 38, who organized the protest and edits the pro-hacker 2600 Magazine. "It demonizes Kevin to an unbelievable extent."
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March 22, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Romeo Must Die" may take its inspiration from Shakespeare, but in a Jet Li martial-arts action thriller it's more likely that Li, as the hero, will be the last man standing. So don't take that title too seriously, though certainly there are plenty of characters who are most eager to see Li removed from the scene, permanently. The scene happens to be the Oakland waterfront, four choice acres controlled by Delroy Lindo's Isaak O'Day and Henry O's Ch'u Sing.
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March 29, 2003 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
With the baseball season opening Sunday, it seems only fitting for the networks to be trotting out a couple of pinch-hitters that night. The martial arts drama "Black Sash" makes its debut on the WB at 9 p.m., and the family sitcom "The Pitts" premieres on Fox at 9:30. Neither show is a cinch to join its network's permanent prime-time lineup, but based on the merits of the two pilots, "Black Sash" looks like the more promising, less painful to watch prospect.
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March 10, 2001 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" has earned a Chinese fable lots of Oscar momentum. Now comes Crouching Tripe. At least it plays that way. Actually, NBC's glossy two-parter is "The Lost Empire," a violent, belabored, convoluted, badly cast fantasy about a U.S. scholar who battles wicked villains in a mythic Chinese realm, where a sacred old text is key to saving the modern world from destruction. Go figure.
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March 24, 2003 | Susan King
Spring officially is here, which in the TV world means a new crop of weekly series will sprout this week, hoping audiences respond with enough ratings nourishment to make them bloom again come fall. The timing is awkward, to say the least. Executives couldn't have known for certain when they did their scheduling that American troops would be attacking Iraq; gauging how receptive audiences will be to new entertainment fare now is anyone's guess.
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