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Remembering Forever Knight

My quotes for the day come from Forever Knight, the series that ran from 1992-1996 about the vampire Nick Knight (Geraint Wyn-Davies) who tries to redeem his past actions while serving as a policeman in Toronto.

First, here are two of my favorite quotes from Lucien Lacroix, Nick's 2,000-year-old vampire master:

"What a wonderful thing humanity is: passionate, intelligent, inquisitive, generous, full of hope and joy, noble of spirit - and above all, delicious."

"If you love something, let it go. If it doesn't return - hunt it down, and kill
it."



Second, the opening lyrics to the "Suite from Queen of Harps":

It's a low wind rising the sun to break
Souls on the water
Winter chill takes your breath away
I'll be the ocean's daughter.



And last, the lyrics to "Touch the Night," a song played in "The Raven," the vampire-owned night club in Forever Knight. It's a rather Halloween-friendly song.

Teaser
In the darkest reaches of the heart
You find a crossroads there




"Touch the Night"
from The Original Television Soundtrack: Forever Knight

In the darkest reaches of the heart
You find a crossroads there
Without a sign, without a mark
Where only others dare
You can touch the night
It's only hard to understand
You can touch the night
Like the touching of her hand

See the others seeking truth
They don't know where to look
We can see behind the stone
And go where we must go
You can touch the night
It's only hard to understand
You can touch the night
Like the touching of her hand

Like the moon that tracks the wolf
We seek another light
It can always pull us through
Help us reach an endless night
We can touch the night
It's only hard to understand
You can touch the night
Like the touching of her hand

In the darkest reaches of the heart
You find a crossroads there
Without a sign without a mark
Where others only dare
You can touch the night
It's only hard to understand
You can touch the night
Like the touching of her hand



And here's another Halloween quiz, gacked from sneezythesquid. I'm particularly pleased with these results!

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You will to trick-or-treating with:



Where?
At Hogwarts
What will happen?
You will start having visions of the future and then get your own day time T.V. show (which will beat out Dr. Phil in ratings)
Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
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sneezythesquid
Oct. 15th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
You rock! I want to be on your show!

And Lucien Lacroix was one of, nay he was the reason to watch Forever Knight. Nick got a bit whiny after a while.

And am I the only person who remembers watching the pilot with Rick Springfield as Nick, and his wall of TVs that would play video sunrises for him? I actually prefered Rick as Nick, myself.
terrylj
Oct. 15th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
Really? I absolutely hated that pilot. You want to talk whiny Nick, he was WAY whiny. And I think Jeannette was played by a man.

I thought Geraint was way cuter, too. Which of course is the main point. :)

Didn't they eventually wind up using the same plot from the pilot in one of the actual shows? With the same little green mugs, even? Or am I dreaming that?
sneezythesquid
Oct. 15th, 2005 10:00 pm (UTC)
Really? I absolutely hated that pilot. You want to talk whiny Nick, he was WAY whiny. And I think Jeannette was played by a man.

I freely admit my prefrence for Rick may be due to a) distance (as time gets further, memories get warmer and fuzzier), and b) as a child of the 80's, I am obliged to like Rick Springfield. It's some sort of Federal statute. :)

As for plot recycling,I wouldn't be surprised. The original pilot was made something like one or two years before the actual show started IIRC, and from what I understand a lot of people missed it.
eldritchhobbit
Oct. 15th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
Oh wow - this really sends me back to nostalgia-land! I must admit, Rick Springfield will always be Apollo's Dead Little Brother to me (and he gets extra points for making Richard Hatch get all teary-eyed in the original Battlestar Galactica movie).

I understand why Nick seemed a little whiny at times to you, but I also think he was a fascinating character - and Geraint Wyn Davies, besides being a cutie, did a nice job of capturing his naive idealism as well as his weariness. And he was a cutie, and not exactly in a traditional leading man kind of way. I actually liked Janette an awful lot. And of course Lacroix was just so snarky and mean, you had to love him.
sneezythesquid
Oct. 16th, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
He was a great character, and he Vamped out quite well. And FK was a lot better than the Kindred tv show. I liked K, but FK was better. I still have K on tape somewhere, sharing space with the Fox American Dr. Who movie. :D

I am geek, hear me roar.
terrylj
Oct. 15th, 2005 05:47 pm (UTC)
One of my favorite LaCroix moments:

Nick: "What are you doing here?"
LaCroix: "The usual...making your life a living hell."
Nick: "It already is."
LaCroix: "You say that as if it's a bad thing."

eldritchhobbit
Oct. 15th, 2005 11:38 pm (UTC)
LOL! I love it. Great moment indeed. Do you remember the episode that explained how he was turned in the first place? I recall thinking that the girl who played his daughter was amazingly creepy and effective.
terrylj
Oct. 18th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
Ick, she was disturbing. And it was way freaky when she came back, at the end of the third season. Whoever that actress was, she was very good at "creepy".

All this really has me thinking back! I remember when the show ended, I called up my brother and said, "They Blake's Seven'd it!" And he knew exactly what I meant.
sneezythesquid
Oct. 16th, 2005 12:05 pm (UTC)
Oh she was mega-creepy! I think she would even give Ducilla the creeps.
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