"three of the major syndicated canadian vampire shows" - actually, we only know of two major syndicated canadian vampire detective shows ("forever knight" and "blood ties" - but that just goes to show how much bigger a geek wendy is than we are)
I'VE BEEN WIKI-ING FOR HOURS, YOU KNOW.
*shakes tiny fist*
For this, you get the Ultraviolet icon.
ETA: of course I still love you, you know. Platonically, and without puppets of any kind.
Edited at 2008-08-19 04:42 am (UTC)
Same name; different properties completely. The film folks never kenw about the UK series--or the US pilot remake with Idris Elba reprising his role.
or so they say.
You, OTOH, get the Being Human icon. because Toby Whithouse's vampire Mitchell is ♥. And a total dork. Which is why I love him.
I can't believe I got rid of all my Blood Ties icons, and suddenly need them all again.....
I wuvs him to (NOT platonically, tho coincidentily also without puppets). But no, Idris was the onyl returning original castmember, tho I think for some possibly Fantasy Island-related reason Madchen Amick played the Susanna Harker role.
Oooh, I'm going to be watching Ultraviolet soon!
I fully support this idea.
You are making me want to rewatch UV! With your Eeeeeevil Powers Of
Armed And Royally Pissed-Off Mike Suggestion!! And I do not have time!! *waaaaaail*
Heh. Yeah... I was trying to list them, myself.
2008-09-03 05:11 pm (UTC)
The 3rd Syndicated Canadian Vampire Series
Well duh, people.
Dracula: The Series
2008-09-03 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: The 3rd Syndicated Canadian Vampire Series
It's kind of a joke response so no one's underpants burst into flames plz.
The series didn't actually have a real detective but kids battling Dracula who moved into their neighourhood.
2008-09-03 05:17 pm (UTC)
Re: The 3rd Syndicated Canadian Vampire Series
Alas, while Uncle Gustav and the kids were awesome good times (who knew we'd eventually end up with "The L Word"?), not as much detectives....
*does "!!!!" face*
best episode ever!
thank you, Javi and co.!
It ought to be up by tomorrow. I think it doesn't go up until after it's aired in all markets.
Ladytron!! Well played, sir.
2008-08-19 06:33 am (UTC)
The Lacey puppet seems like the perfect time to let you know the MiddleLEGO are up for public view:
Any chance of getting full length photo reference of Ida 2.0 posted to the blog? Hint, hint...
"you give love a bad name" - a bon jovi reference tossed in to show we are hip with what "the kids" are listening to nowadays
2008-08-19 04:09 pm (UTC)
You're to blame
Not to mention the "shot through the heart" bit. ;)
actually, we only know of two major syndicated canadian vampire detective shows ("forever knight" and "blood ties" - but that just goes to show how much bigger a geek wendy is than we are)
Clearly, in the Middleverse, Darkest Night
is actually real and airing, and not just that show Tony works on in andpuff
's later books... ;->
Also, MONTESSI FORMULA FTW!!! I may have squealed. And clapped my hands like a small child at the circus.Edited at 2008-08-19 08:10 pm (UTC)
yeah, I cheered for the Montessi formula too!
I'm not sure whether I should feel proud, pathetic, or both that I remember all the pseuodo-Latin of it. And the slight variances between the text that possessed!Kitty started casting in the X-Men annual and the one Dr. Strange and Co. used to wipe 'em all out.
Clearly, in the Middleverse, Darkest Night is actually real and airing, and not just that show Tony works on in [info]andpuff's later books... ;->
Is it sad that I actually thought of Darkest Night first, and Blood Ties and Forever Knight second? Of course, I did just read the Smoke books for the first time. ... In twenty six hours. With sleep.
<-- rather enjoyed them ;)
Amusing, yes. Sad, never. :-D
I screamed, "FOREVER KNIGHT REFERENCE!" We figured "Blood Ties" was another, and "Blade" was the third, but I guess that last one was wrong as you didn't reference it in the list. Angel was L.A. all the way and could not be considered syndicated, but I felt the fact that there were vampire puppets alone was a nod to that show. The only thing cooler than Angel as a living puppet was when he vamped out while still in puppet form.
Someone pointed out a Wikipedia list of categories earlier that included Blade. Which made me a bit head-scratchy, as it was certainly Canadian, but not all that detectivey. Unless you count Krista starting out in amateur-detective mode. After the pilot, though, she was really more of an undercover double-agent...
:: has been trying WAY too hard today to be as much of a geek as Wendy...and probably doesn't need to... ::
was Noser's roommate (Anvil, was it?) a reference to Angel from Buffy? He sure looked a lot like David Boreanez in season 1 of Buffy (sic?), especially in the wifebeater. Angel/Anvil?
I just don't know who played the auctioneer... he was soo familiar to me... does anyone knows his name?
Now I remember where I saw him, at House :D
Dude, Mona the Vampire! Canadian syndicated vampire detective show (sort-of) #3. It was a France-Canada co-production. :)
There's also Dracula: the Series
. I remember watching this on YTV as a kid. Not sure if this would qualify as a Canadian syndicated show or even as a vampire detective show.
Three out of four ain't bad. ;-) And you could stretch a point and claim that Gustav and the kids did a fair amount of detective work.
I have never heard of Mona. I am distressed by this hole in my vampire geekdom, and am now off to remedy it...
It's a kid's show that was once a children's book series. I only know it because it was a popular thing to read when I was a kid and googlefu reminded me of it's existence. :)
But the question remains: What DO you do if a vampire offers you soup?
Say thanks and ask for a pinch of garlic?
2008-08-20 04:17 am (UTC)
Barnabas...where were you?
How did a whole episode of vampirey goodness go by without any Dark Shadows reference? HOW?
I was secretly hoping for more than just one reference to Buffy, but I'll take what I can get.
2008-08-20 09:11 pm (UTC)
Indeed, but the one we got may be Natalie's single best gag-line delivery in the entire series so far. I probably listened to her say that line half a dozen times before moving on with the episode.
Yep, total dork.
Oh Javi. There is so much win...
"ride lonesome, huh?" - callback to the randolph scott film last referenced in episode #1007 "the cursed tuba contingency"
Okay, I can't think of a better place for this so bear with me, if you don't mind.
MM has never seen all of "Ride Lonesome" after numerous attempts, yet he still holds it and its star, Randolph Scott, as icons of heroism. It's about as close to hero-worship (in a very literal sense) as you can get.
So what inspires that kind of devotion, especially if he's never even seen the entire movie? What keeps him coming back time after time, trying to see it all?
Randolph Scott's character in "Ride Lonesome" is named Ben Brigade.
There appears to be a theme of double-initial names amongst the Middlemen (or Middlemen-in-training), at least based on the two we're aware of: Wendy Watson and Guy Goddard.
My theory: MM has such an advanced hero-worship for Randolph Scott, specifically tied to "Ride Lonesome", because his real name is, in fact, Ben Brigade. Perhaps he was even named after the character by a father who loved "Ride Lonesome" himself and wanted to instill those values in his son. Perhaps that's all part of why MM is the kind of guy he is. He was named for a classic hero, and has devoted his life to being worthy of his namesake.
I don't know, just a thought.
Or his real name is Scott Randolph. (It could happen.)
"three of the major syndicated canadian vampire shows" - actually, we only know of two major syndicated canadian vampire detective shows ("forever knight" and "blood ties" - but that just goes to show how much bigger a geek wendy is than we are)"
Perhaps Wendy was referring to Spike TV's now-cancelled "Bade: The Series", which was filmed in Canada? I don't know if that counts as syndication, though -- or more importantly, "major."
Surely, though, there must be a Canadian vampire-hockey epic somewhere -- right?