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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)
Genre:
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:
It Could Go Either Way 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
Ari Arad .... executive producer
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
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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:
This long episode is sometimes split into two when aired by a TV channel.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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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
It Could Go Either Way, 29 June 2006
Author: KelinciHutan from United States

As movie spin-offs go, Blade shows promise, but it does have a proving ground to cover first. The lead actor, Kirk Jones (or "Sticky Fingaz," as he is credited), was a bit wooden in much of his delivery, but did an overall passable job. In order to carry the show, he will need to become much more comfortable in his role. His assistant has very little backstory available, though that may very well change as the show progresses.

However, the vampires are ready and set. With a cast that, amusingly enough, is pilfered from various "Stargate: SG-1" episodes, the vampire clan is interesting and presents a truly engaging enemy for Blade to fight. Marcus Van Sciver, played by Neil Jackson, is a fun mix of evil vampire and capable clan-leader. The various jockeyings for position amongst the members of the clan open up a lot of avenues for great story lines, especially when played against the loyalty to Marcus displayed by vampires like Fritz. Krista's conflict as a new vampire in the middle of an old fight is genuinely intriguing.

Overall, the show is worth watching, at least to get a feel for where it may go from here. It isn't spectacular, and it may never get there, but it doesn't crash and burn right at the outset, either, and it certainly shows a lot of good potential.

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