Coffee Talk #419: My Casper Van Dien Story

One of the highlights of my Noobz set visit was meeting Casper Van Dien. During our interview, he was super funny and charming. My buddy Justin and I were surprised when Casper hung out with us for a bit after the camera stopped rolling…

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One of the highlights of my Noobz set visit was meeting Casper Van Dien. During our interview, he was super funny and charming. My buddy Justin and I were surprised when Casper hung out with us for a bit after the camera stopped rolling. It was a fun chat that spanned a wide variety of topics: New York vs. New Jersey, getting rattlesnake boots in Thailand, air pollution in Manila, martial arts, and more. I even texted Cliff Bleszinski on his behalf. Ha!

Hanging out with him was especially cool for Justin since Starship Troopers is one of his favorite movies of all time. My mark-out moment was when Casper said, “You on Twitter? What’s your handle? I’ll follow you.” This was awesome because he actually did it himself…right in front of me…on his BlackBerry. Usually these things take place through intermediaries.

Casper introduced me to his (gorgeous) daughter, India Oxenberg. She plays a member of the girl-gamer team in the movie. It turns out that she’s pals with the excellent Chris Cross, one of my favorite peeps in the gaming business. That was a cool coincidence.

Anyway, I know that a lot of you are still big marks for Michael Dudikoff. I’m going to use today’s column to encourage you to drop him as your favorite action star and replace him with Casper Van Dien. He completely rules!

Author: RPadTV

31 thoughts on “Coffee Talk #419: My Casper Van Dien Story”

  1. lol, i'm more of a Bruce Campbell guy

    Can you get a walk on role in the movie? Cause if you do, then you'd be eligible for six degrees of kevin bacon

    lets see if we can do this….

    Raymond Padilla is in Noobz with Casper Van Dien
    Casper van Dien was in Sleepy Hollow with Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp is in Donnie Brasco with Al Pacino
    Al Pacino was in Heat with Robert Deniro
    Robert Deniro was in Sleepers with Kevin Bacon

    5 is the best i could do off the top of my head

    1. I was in a movie called Gone The Way of flesh with my brother, Jesse Fitzgerald.
      Jesse is in the upcoming Gone The Way of Flesh 2 with Ron Jeremy.
      Ron Jeremy was in 54 with Tony Devon.
      Tony Devon was in Telling Lies in America with Kevin Bacon.

      So I'm not that far either.

  2. Like Thundercracker said, Bruce Campbell is pretty cool; but I prefer Snake Plissken (Kurt Russel).

      1. I actually have that movie on my instant que and have been meaning to watch it. I prefer Snake though.

      1. Not really. I don't particularly like his boxing style. I'm more into what he means to the Filipino people. My favorite boxers ever were Aaron Pryor and Pernell Whitaker. More recently, I was a big De La Hoya fan.

      2. on a boxing segue

        Joe Frazier is gravely ill with cancer and will be dead very soon, per ESPN

        (sad face)

        Always really liked Smokin' Joe

  3. N8R has tied BigBlak for the comments lead!!! Wonder who will be on top when the stats are compiled tomorrow…. This is way more compelling than the BCS standings.

      1. Man, I was watching the Steelers/Ravens game tonight and towards the end of the fourth quarter, I remember thinking to myself: "Man, I hope N8 isn't watching this."


      2. The worst part is… it was totally legit. Flacco and crew played the HELL out of that drive with awesome clock management and beat us straight up. I have nothing to point at and call bullshit.

        It was a pretty awesome game all in all. Steelers/Ravens is always good for that.

      3. It took me a ridiculous amount of restraint NOT to post some really awful things on my Patriots fan family members FB pages tonight. But my friends in PA who love the Eagles won't get off so easy if they lose tomorrow night!!

    1. Well you know they said it was my last ride man! Yesterday when I finished hanging and banging. When I jumped on the Harley man. As I went thru the intersection. As I headed for the mountains, some of the nonbelievers in the gym said "See ya later N8R man! This is your last ride." It ate me alive brothers. When I felt the fury. As I ripped. As I tore this shirt, as I headed for the sunset man. I looked down brothers. And as the sun beamed off the gold in my eyes, I realized that sooner or later, you gotta live and die and you gotta face the truth. And for you Big Blak, it's time to face the truth brother. Because when I think about what you and I have to do man. What I have to do is nothing. All I have to do is merely beat a seven foot four 550 pound giant. But Big Blak, you've gotta face the truth brother. In its purest form man. The purest truth there is man. The training, saying your prayers, eating the vitamins. And to beat me man, You've got to beat every little N8Rmaniac, every little N8ster in the world. Everyone that plays it straight. All the ones that don't take any shortcuts brother. And they usually say "If the dirty air don't get you, the politicians will." But in this case. It's going to be N8Rmania. And the reason it's going to get you man, it's the purest form of the truth there is. And I can't wait to see you go down at the feet of N8Rmania in front of dozen plus on What you gonna do Big Blak when the real truth, the 9 inch pythons and N8Rmania runs wild on you?

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