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    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
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    Brandon - make sure you got the original British version of Ultraviolet, not the US remake.
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    Oddcult: I did. So not only was I horrifically bored, I couldn't understand the lead mumbling in an accent the whole time.

    It's evidently just not my cup of tea.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
     (4328.143)
    Oh dearie me!
    My worldview is shaken! Someone dislikes Jack Davenport! So many people at my uni are obsessed with Coupling (BBC) that I thought it was impossible.

    BTW, it's Idris Elba from The Wire playing Vaughn.
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    @Elohim - Really? I hated every surly, mumbling, fixed-affect minute of him in Ultraviolet. :-)
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
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    Elba or Davenport?
    TBH, I liked Ultraviolet from a second-order point of view. The first circle of my brain found it profoundly irritating, since there's hardly anything going on, but the second circle was gobbling things up left-right-and-centre for my V:tM campaign. Even designed my own periscope pistols after watching the first episode. Would have used the video camera ones, but moblyfones were *very* prevalent in the first scenario, and if there's one thing that winds me up it's GM retcons. Little do my players know of the Horrors that await them. Bwahahaha etc.
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    @Elohim: Davenport, if he's the lead in the British version.

    See, I was watching it primarily for research purposes, and even that couldn't get me past the second episode. Some very interesting ideas, but they came along so slowly... and there was NOTHING ELSE GOING ON, except characters I couldn't stand being unlikable to each other.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
     (4328.147)
    Ahahaha, yeah I see where you're coming from. Still, it builds up a little more from then on. Although I have to admit, by the end of the miniseries, it did seem as though it had been commissioned as a whole as a pilot to a long running series, what with the plot points left open by the end.
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    I prefer the decaying undead, obviously creatures of pure evil type, rather than the suave, sexual types they're now portrayed as.
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    (For those of you interested: I started a blog post about the research this has got me doing into vampire folklore, fiction, and vampire allegories in biology. The first one is about the problem vampire bats have storing energy when they have a diet poor in fat, and how they get around it.)
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2008
     (4328.150)
    it did seem as though it had been commissioned as a whole as a pilot to a long running series, what with the plot points left open by the end.


    Yeah, it was commissioned as a British X-files and there was talk at the time of it turning into a longer-running franchise. I think scripts might even exist for a second season.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2008
     (4328.151)
    And talking of Ultraviolet, the bloke wot wrote and directed it has a new supernatural thing on at the moment called 'Apparitions' apparently. Has anyone seen this? Any good?
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      CommentAuthorRandroid
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2008
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    Not sure if this was mentioned in the bowels of literary vampire endlessness, but you can't go wrong with the pure pulp featured in Charlie Huston's vampire meathead Joe Pitt. First book in the series is "Already Dead" and I recommend all of them for lazy day read-a-thons.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2008
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    Of course, Kindred: The Embraced is worse than Ultraviolet by several orders of magnitude.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2008
     (4328.154)
    Fuck that was awful. I was expecting pretty awful dodgy goffick wankgst, but I really wasn't expecting something like a vampire Danielle Steel mini-series.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2008
     (4328.155)
    Amen brother, amen.
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      CommentAuthordswood
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2008
     (4328.156)
    Anyone mentioned Toronto-set-and-shot Forever Knight yet?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forever_Knight

    It only ran three seasons and has been off the air for quite a while, but I only just saw the final episode the other day, thanks to YouTube. I liked it - everything went wrong in all the right ways for the characters.

    Never caught the original tv movie though ... maybe the next thing to hunt down...
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      CommentAuthordswood
    • CommentTimeDec 12th 2008 edited
     (4328.157)
    I also recall finding out (not nearly as recently) the one who plays the female lead in Forever Knight also voiced Jean Grey in that 90s X-Men cartoon and being fascinated by that, though I don't remember why I was fascinated by that. Easily amused? Probably.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
     (4328.158)
    I'm tracking down Forever Knight at the moment actually, going to have the first season in my hands fairly soon.

    Oh cool.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
     (4328.159)
    @ dswood

    Her name's Catherine Disher and she is still working. In the course of looking through her credits, I found that she also guest-starred on something called "Puppets Who Kill." And now I want to see "Puppets Who Kill" because that is the best title ever.

    Forever Knight is kind of odd. The leads struck me as kind of bland except for Nigel Bennet who was goofily menacing as "The Nightcrawler" Lacroix. Still, the show did have the guts to provide a real ending to its storyline and I respect it for that.
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula, Cassidy, and our old pal D.