Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Can you blush?


I’ll admit I was a little hard on “Blade: The Series” when it premiered. I harped on the questionable acting talents of Kirk Jones and Jill Wagner, the mediocre fight scenes and the cheesy “Mutant X” feel of everything. Now that I’ve had some time to chew things over, I gotta say... those complaints are still valid, *but* the developing storylines aren’t half bad. With all the plotting, Vampire Nation politics, secret experiments, rogue vampires, moles and that pesky Daywalker, it’s really hard out there for a vamp.

Last week, we got more background on Blade’s origin, saw how Whistler got that limp and found out that Blade’s Dad is one bad mother-- Shut your mouth! (I was only talkin’ about Blade’s Dad). Also, Krista decided to turn her dying Mom into a vamp-- I’m sure that will end well. If I had one additional nitpick it would be about Pure Bloods and aging. We all know that vampires don’t age, so how exactly does a Pure Blood grow? Charlotte, the tween Pure Blood that Marcus is so deathly afraid of, has obviously been around the block a couple times. Is she going to have a growth spurt? Can Pure Bloods choose to remain a certain age?

6 comments:

Q said...

Isn't a Pure Blood a descendant from the original Dracula's bloodline? Like if you're bitten by a Pure Blood that makes you a Pure Blood... but then that brings up the question, isn't all the vampires descendant from Dracula?

As far as the little girl, I just assumed she was bitten at that age she looks (like Kirsten Dunst's character in Interview with a Vampire)... and wasn't that scene with the baby in the duffle bag disturbing? Great writing...

I think the acting has a got a bit better, story is definitely better, and the action scenes do need some help. Get Sticky some kung fu training or something, ya know?

Q said...

Okay, in the Blade Universe, Pure Bloods are vampires that are born vampires... they aren't turned... so as far as aging.... good question! I'd like to know too!

screamwriter said...

The baby in the bag scene was pretty creepy. Hopefully, the writers will address the whole Pure Blood aging thing at some point.

screamwriter said...

Found the answer to my own question. Over on the official "Blade: The Series" message boards, some writers -- including exec producer David Goyer -- and members of the cast have done some Q&A. Turns out that Pure Bloods do age, just very slowly. The show itself is still up in the air as far as a second season goes.

rodethier said...

Can anyone tell me what is meant by the quote "can you blush"?
Is it Rienhearts way of picking a fight with Blade?
When Blade says it back to him, what does he mean?
Thanx

screamwriter said...

@rodethier
That phrase gets more hits than almost anything I've written on the blog. But you're the first person to ask me the question.
Rienheart's comment is a dig at Blade's dark skin. If he blushed, how would you be able to tell? Blade's comeback probably has to do with the idea that Vampires aren't capable of blushing either.

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