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"Blade: The Series" Pilot (2006)

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Director:
Writers:
Marv Wolfman (characters)
David S. Goyer (developer)
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Original Air Date:
28 June 2006 (Season 1, Episode 1)
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Plot:
Blade joins forces with Krista Starr to help her get revenge on an evil vampire who killed her fraternal twin brother. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Watchable, but nowhere near the quality of the movies! See more (35 total) »

Cast

 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Sticky Fingaz ... Blade (as Kirk 'Sticky' Jones)

Jill Wagner ... Krista Starr

Nelson Lee ... Shen
Jessica Gower ... Chase

Neil Jackson ... Marcus Van Sciver

Bill Mondy ... Det. Brian Boone

David Palffy ... Fritz
David Kopp ... Zack Starr
P. Lynn Johnson ... Lisa Starr

Don Thompson ... Uncle Pat McCallum

Chuck Liddell ... Graft (as Charles Liddell)

G. Michael Gray ... Danny Milano

Quinn Lord ... Young Zack
Val Cole ... News Reporter
Tammy Morris ... Tattooed Woman

Phillip Mitchell ... Russian General

Heather Doerksen ... Kat
Jessica Lee ... Sherri

Zen Shane Lim ... Waiter
Trevor Carroll ... Westo Native
Chris Lovick ... Lab Rat Vampire #1
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Burnett ... Drifter (uncredited)

Maria Dimou ... Nurse (uncredited)

Adrian Hough ... Winston Haupt (uncredited)

Sanaa Lathan ... Vanessa Brooks (archive footage) (uncredited)

Brian Patterson ... Cop (uncredited)

Randy Quaid ... Melvin Caylo (uncredited)

John Tench ... Lord Verdelet (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Peter O'Fallon 
 
Writing credits
Marv Wolfman (characters)

David S. Goyer (developer)

David S. Goyer (writer) &
Geoff Johns (writer)

Produced by
Ken Abraham .... producer: documentary segments
Avi Arad .... executive producer (as Ari Arad)
Avi Arad .... executive producer
Matthew Chipera .... associate producer
David S. Goyer .... executive producer
Lori Huck .... co-producer
Geoff Johns .... consulting producer
Jon Kroll .... executive producer
Gordon Mark .... producer
Aaron Miller .... associate producer
Jim Rosenthal .... executive producer
Daniel Truly .... supervising producer
 
Original Music by
Ramin Djawadi 
 
Cinematography by
Robert C. New 
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Lassek 
 
Casting by
Corinne Clark 
Chuck McCollum 
Jennifer Page 
Ronnie Yeskel 
 
Production Design by
Eric Fraser 
 
Art Direction by
Kendelle Elliott 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Kane 
 
Costume Design by
Katia Stano 
 
Makeup Department
Cindy Barlow .... key makeup artist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker
Joel Echallier .... special makeup effects designer
Céline Godeau .... tattoo artist
Rachel Griffin .... special makeup effects artist
Ladan Mojallal .... first assistant makeup artist
Tana Lynn Moldovanos .... assistant makeup artist
Ryan Nicholson .... special makeup effects artist
Jason Ward .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Matthew Chipera .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Larissa Ballstadt .... trainee assistant director
Sara Irvine .... second assistant director
Ernie Jackson .... second unit director
John Mavrogeorge .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Kurt Bruun .... assistant property master
Tiffany Bryans .... props
Don Buchanan .... property master
Allan Galajda .... assistant art director
Michael Love .... assistant prop master: second unit
Margaret M. Miles .... art director: series start-up
Paula R. Montgomery .... set buyer
 
Sound Department
Bill Devine .... adr mixer
Chad Gillies .... sound re-recording mixer
D.J. Lynch .... re-recording mixer
Ian Nyeste .... sound effects editor
Todd D. Reynolds .... stage assistant
Aran Tanchum .... foley editor
Aran Tanchum .... foley recordist
Paulette Victor-Lifton .... post audio supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Elizabeth Alvarez .... visual effects coordinator
Kristen Branan .... head of production: Zoic Stusios
Aaron Brown .... digital compositor
Freddy Chavez Olmos .... visual effects compositor (as Freddy Chavez)
Ben Funk .... digital artist
David Langtry .... visual effects coordinator: Zoic Studios
Kevin Little .... visual effects supervisor
Joseph Ngo .... systems administrator
Cory Shaw .... main title designer & animator
Armando Velazquez .... digital compositor
Doug Witsken .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Fraser Aitcheson .... stunt performer
Nickolas Baric .... stunts
Krista Bell .... utility stunts
Curt Bonn .... stunt rigging coordinator
Clint Carleton .... stunt double
Mike Desabrais .... stunts
Duane Dickinson .... stunts
Ashlea Earl .... stunt double: Jill Wagner
Kory Grim .... stunt rigger
Rob Hayter .... stunt double
Ernie Jackson .... stunt coordinator (as Ernest Jackson)
Michael Langlois .... stunts
Paul Lazenby .... stunt performer
Rick Moore .... stunt double
Jennifer Mylrea .... stunt double: Jessica Gower
Jovan Nenadic .... stunts
Efosa Otuomagie .... lead stunt double
Matt Reimer .... stunt actor
John Sampson .... stunt double
Jeff Sanca .... stunts
Chad Sayn .... stunt performer
Kimani Ray Smith .... stunts
Hugo Steele .... wire technician
Rorelee Tio .... stunt performer
Clay Virtue .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Troy Bassett .... rigging grip
Herb Crowder .... assistant camera
Seth Hettrick .... key rigging grip
Tony Hyland .... grip: second unit
Ryan Purcell .... Steadicam operator
Ryan Purcell .... camera operator: "b" camera
Noah Richoz .... digital imaging technician
Dean Schwingboth .... best boy grip
Ted Smith .... first assistant: second unit
Joe Waistell .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
 
Casting Department
Jaye Riske .... casting associate
Erica L. Silverman .... casting assistant
Farrah West .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gerry Gail Endean .... truck costumer
 
Editorial Department
George Manno .... colorist
Bradley Simmons .... editor: title sequence
Andrea P. Stilgenbauer .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Clay Duncan .... composer: additional music score
David Klotz .... music editor
Rob Simon .... technical score advisor
 
Other crew
Jill Anderson .... payroll accountant
Stephanie Brown .... production assistant
Bill Burns .... location manager
Mark Costa .... production executive
Ainsley Dowle .... production assistant
Dana Dubé .... animal trainer
Joel Echallier .... puppeteer
Dave Edmondson .... production assistant
Joe Ferroni .... assistant to writer
Julia Frittaion .... unit publicist
Sterling Gates .... writer's production assistant
Darryl Griffiths .... assistant location manager
Kerry Hansen .... horse wrangler
Danny Ho .... video & computer playback supervisor
Jared Howitt .... production coordinator
Garnett Humenick .... production assistant
Colin Jenken .... video/cgi playback
Brynn Kinnee .... background coordinator
Tracy Lai .... laboratory technician
Pancho Mansfield .... executive
Earendil McNay .... script supervisor
Scott Parker .... post-production accountant
Sande Rees .... laboratory technician
Michael Riley .... title designer
Andrew Simpson .... animal trainer
Ryan Steacy .... armorer
Adam Targum .... story editor
Marilyn Thomas .... assistant to director
Matthew Tingey .... production assistant
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. .... inventory services (uncredited)
 

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Sound Department
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Rob McIntyre .... dialog editor
 
Visual Effects by
Richie Basilan .... digital compositor
Trevor Strand .... digital compositor
Patrick Thompson .... digital compositor
 
Other crew
Justin Macgregor .... key production assistant
 
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Additional Details

Runtime:
88 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name Marc Spector is mentioned as an expert on werewolves. In Marvel's Comics Universe, Marc Spector is the masked vigilante known as MOON KNIGHT. Comic book writer and Hollywood vet Geoff Johns, who also serves as series consultant and co-wrote the pilot with David Goyer has said "We'd love to have Moon Knight show up in the series"See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Blade:You know what happens next.
Russian General:[in Russian] Da.
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Movie Connections:
Spin off from Blade (1998)See more »

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6 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Watchable, but nowhere near the quality of the movies!, 29 June 2006
Author: Christopher Smith from Virginia

In 2004, the third and supposedly the last Blade film, BLADE: TRINITY, was released to poor reviews and mediocre box office. While I was one of the few Blade fans that enjoyed BLADE: TRINITY, I can see why it was disliked. I thought it was brought Blade's story to a satisfying conclusion. There was little doubt in my mind that the franchise was really coming to an end. I knew a continuation was just around the corner. To my surprise, it was decided that the story wouldn't continue on the big screen, but on the small screen.

Debuting as a summer series, BLADE is better than one would expect from a television show premiering at such a time. It has a decent story, occasionally cheesy but enjoyable one-liners, and as a major plus, action scenes that aren't over-edited. However, what it doesn't have are the two qualities that made the film trilogy special: a dynamite lead and a strong atmosphere and visual style. Blade is played by rapper Sticky Fingaz, a decision that angered lots of fans. Fingaz isn't terrible as far as rappers turned actors go yet his performance as Blade is hardly praise worthy. He's trying to impersonate Wesley Snipes and not make Blade his own. For his performance as well as the show to work, he must find a way to make his portrayal of Blade unique. Also for the show to work, there needs to be stronger talent behind the camera. Direcor Peter O'Fallon does a reasonably good job for a television show, but what made the Blade trilogy stand out were directors with their own style, directors that created moody atmosphere to go along with the mayhem. Improvement must be made.

Overall, although it doesn't measure up to the trilogy in any aspect, this pilot movie for Blade is at least watchable which is a lot more than I can say about most television spin-offs from features. Given time, the show may grow into its own. 6/10

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