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Flashback: Before Stringer Bell ('The Wire') & 'Luther' There Was 'Space Precinct' (Video)

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by Tambay A. Obenson
September 5, 2013 8:54 PM
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Space Precinct Idris

Likely my parting shot of the day...

According to his IMDB page, Idris Elba's career as a screen actor started in 1994, with an appearance on a British sci-fi series called Space Precinct, playing a pizza delivery man. That's exactly what his IMDB calls the character - pizza delivery man. 

He appeared in just one episode, in 2 scenes, which you'll see below.

He was just 22 years old.

Apparently, Elba’s American accent wasn't as good as he's able to speak with now, almost 20 years later, that the show's producers had to dub his dialogue with another actor's voice, to hilarious effect!

The futuristic series followed the extraterrestrial adventures of a crime fighter on the planet Altor, inhabited by both humans and aliens.

Watch Elba's two quick scenes below, and listen to the silly voice-over used to replace his:

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7 Comments

  • Wantedangelus | August 22, 2014 3:16 AMReply

    That's almost as bad as Arnold in Hercules in New York! And does he have to be a Southerner?

  • Wantedangelus | August 22, 2014 3:16 AMReply

    That's almost as bad as Arnold in Hercules in New York! And does he have to be a Southerner?

  • Wantedangelus | August 22, 2014 3:16 AMReply

    That's almost as bad as Arnold in Hercules in New York! And does he have to be a Southerner?

  • Wantedangelus | August 22, 2014 3:16 AMReply

    That's almost as bad as Arnold in Hercules in New York! And does he have to be a Southerner?

  • Uncle8 | September 7, 2013 7:05 AMReply

    They should have overdubbed Elba's voice in Prometheus. He sounded like a cross between Foghorn Leghorn and the Dowager Countess

  • Sweeta | September 6, 2013 11:03 AMReply

    Ahahahaaa! WTF was up with that voice-over? lol
    Love his facial expressions!

  • Vanessa Martinez | September 5, 2013 9:06 PMReply

    aw..what a cutie.

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