Tall, dark and handsome, with a self-deprecating charm and kick-ass martial-arts skills, Adrian Paul was well suited to play TV's The Highlander. The 1992-98 action series, based on the Sean Connery movies, featured Paul as a swashbuckling 400-year-old Scot who'd rather make love than war. Oh, and he even managed to look dashing in a kilt. Here, TV Guide Online catches up with our immortal beloved for a little reminiscing, and a glimpse into his life post-Highlander.

TV Guide Online: Congrats. Your character was named one of TV Guide's 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends.
Adrian Paul:
Duncan MacLeod. My goodness. He doesn't seem to want to go away. It's one of those things that's going to come back until I die, probably.

TVGO: Which is only appropriate for a show about Immortals.
This show's going to last. It'll be like Star Trek.

TVGO: I hear tell there's another Highlander movie in the works.
There's always talk. I say, "Well, show me the script and then we'll talk."

TVGO: Why did Duncan MacLeod strike such a chord with female fans?
The romance and the humor appealed to females, and the action appealed to a male audience. But the reason so many people liked him is that he was a leader. He had honor and integrity and courage. And he had his faults, which made him likable and vulnerable. All those factors made him a very intriguing, powerful character.

TVGO: How about adding sexy to that list?
[Laughs] Yeah, there is that side of him, too...

TVGO: Is Highlander still hot internationally?
Oh, God, yeah. When I went to Russia last summer [to make] a movie, it was incredible. I walked off the airplane and there were 15 or 20 cameramen standing there. There are seven major stations in Russia and everyone carries Highlander. I still get fan letters from Jordan, Malaysia and South America. And when Spike TV put it back on, there was a whole resurgence of new young fans here!

TVGO: There've been catalogs full of Highlander-related stuff.
When the show ended, they auctioned off the sets, the clothes and the props. My black 1956 T-bird went for $60,000. It's worth $12,000! And I did commentary for a series of DVDs that just came out, which look great.

TVGO: Is Highlander still a big draw at sci-fi conventions?
Definitely. I'll do three or four a year. You have to keep those fans, but I'm trying to have another career.

TVGO: So when you're not being Duncan, what are you up to?
I've been writing a lot, trying to do plays, and I've been studying voice and Shakespeare. I'm pitching a romantic action miniseries based on a real character. I did a small indie film called E5, which is based on Spielberg's first movie; Moscow Heat in Russia; and if the financing comes together, I'll do The Snow Prince. I'd play a prince who was killed 1000 years ago, but through a crystal that was at the birth of Christ, he is brought back today. It's a spiritual romantic fantasy.

TVGO: For years, your fans have been pitching your name for James Bond.
It's coming up again, isn't it? I've always liked that character. Sean Connery as James Bond was my hero when I was a kid. It would be fantastic to do that, but they might go for a young guy next time. A 25-year-old. Who knows?

TVGO: Who's your favorite sci-fi legend?
I grew up in England, so I loved Dr. Who. The Doctor was cool. Then, there was that frigging telephone booth that was his ship. He'd walk into it, and there was like an entire four-bedroom flat inside. Wow! That's what I think kind of got me.