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18 November 2006 @ 11:09 pm
Forever Knight: Black Buddha  
Okay, so I've finally opened up the season three DVDs and have decided to watch them in order, as opposed to just picking the decent eps of this sorry season.

So, it opens. I remember watching it at 2am and thinking I had the wrong show. It didn't seem anything like the FK I was used to. Then it gets to the opening credits and Nigel's/La Croix's voice (was it LaCroix, or was it just Nigel doing the voice over? A past point of discussion) Anyway, we come back, and it's Nick in the Titanic. Everyone who was anyone in the immortal world was on that ship!



Sniff! Schanke! Bastards. A sign of what we're in for till USA gets their paws off the series mid season [sigh]

Reese -- the new captain.

Tracy, lil miss perky is on the case. [another sigh]

So Nick, who goes on and on about wanting to be mortal, never stops using his vampire abilities. If he did become mortal, how long would he last? He's so used to being super fast, strong, etc.

The explosion, the plane going down, Schanke and Cohen. It's still sad.

Back to the Titanic. Gods, I love that dress. FK had the best wardrobe for thier flashbacks. I really wish I'd had the money when they auctioned it all off.

One of the best things about FK -- the music.

Ooh! Vachon! The only good change to the cast.

Ah, LaCroix, bright and shiny as usual. LOL

Watching these on DVD is so cool! I'd forgotten what it looked like in a format that wasn't ten year old VHS tapes in EP.

Geez, Nat. You should know what Nick's like at this point. Just let him go.

Vachon cracks me up. Probably the best thing that ever happened to Tracy.

Nope, sorry, she's a resistor!

More bright and shiny LaCroix.

Yeah, Nick. how many months has Janette been gone, and you didn't even notice? GRRR! Yes, she's gone. Dumbass.

Interesting book ends. LaCroix's words to Nick in this episode and then again in Last Night.

Pretty Vachon in the shower!

Like Tracy's going to listen to you, Vachon!

What would have happened if Nick had moved on? Yeah, I know, no show, but I've wondered. How would things have been different?

Not telling Nat -- bad move. You owe her, dude.

Yeah, Tracy heads for the church. Are we surprised? No.

Oh, they fixed the subtitles for the Inca!

Screed!

Even though Nick weakens himself with the cows blood, etc, he still is more more powerful than many other vampires. My assumption was it was lineage as much as anything. His Master, and his Master's Master (oy!), were very powerful.

I like the way the tale of Vachon and the Inca is told by each of them, back and forth. The Inca to Nick, Vachon to Tracey.

"It was the most erotic thing I've ever experienced, and yet, it was pure... it was everything."

Ah, Urs. Another third season addition I liked.

Again Nick is pushing around other vampires. Vachon is afraid of him. Because of Nick, or because he's LaCroix's child?

Poor Tracy.

Now I'm remembering all the fic and fic ideas that were inspired.

I've often wondered if all vampires congregate in family groups. you have LaCroix, Janette, Nick (though we saw over the series that LaCroix brought people across who weren't part of that permanent family group), and Vachon, Screed, Urs. I'd always wished we'd seen more of the vampire world and workings. I guess that's what fic is for. And those questions still influence my fic.

How LaCroix loves the sound of his own voice. Well, so do we, but... [g]

Yay for vampire hearing!

Poor Screed -- half of Toronto shows up in his sewers.

'I'm immortal, I'll take me chances!"

Bomber snack!

LOL! Vachon pretending to whammy nick for Tracy's benefit.

Screed runs off to Vegas when he has cash. Heh.

We're glad Vachon is staying too.

Schanke [sniff]

The end

I need Forever Knight icons. [makes note]


 
 
 
Nessa/Kellinessa5 on November 19th, 2006 03:15 pm (UTC)
Even though Nick weakens himself with the cows blood, etc, he still is more more powerful than many other vampires. My assumption was it was lineage as much as anything. His Master, and his Master's Master (oy!), were very powerful.

I think it also has to do with Nick being over 800 years old.

So Nick, who goes on and on about wanting to be mortal, never stops using his vampire abilities. If he did become mortal, how long would he last? He's so used to being super fast, strong, etc.

I've always thought he was a fool for even trying. and I don't think he'd last a week. :)

I reallly liked Vachon. Must have been the hair...
Ith: From Hellithildyn on November 19th, 2006 07:25 pm (UTC)
I liked that Vachon offered another glimpse into vampire life. Didn't hurt he was cute either!
Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on November 19th, 2006 03:44 pm (UTC)
Back to the Titanic. Gods, I love that dress. FK had the best wardrobe for thier flashbacks. I really wish I'd had the money when they auctioned it all off.


Most of the period stuff was rented from costume houses. It wasn't among the wardrobe auctioned.
Ith: Absintheithildyn on November 19th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
You've always been much better at remembering that sort of thing than me :) All I ever really wanted was Janette's opera cape [g] I did get to try it on though!
Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on November 19th, 2006 03:47 pm (UTC)
P.S.
So Nick, who goes on and on about wanting to be mortal, never stops using his vampire abilities. If he did become mortal, how long would he last? He's so used to being super fast, strong, etc.


Not only that, but as has been brought up in fanfic, he wouldn't have immunity to any of the diseases that were encountered after his mortal lifetime, specifically in the New World.
Ith: Burnithildyn on November 19th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
Re: P.S.
Totally forgotten that too.
lillielilliew on November 19th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
BB was a good start to third season, and then it sorta went wishy-washy from there, with a few really good episodes (typically written by some of the better FK writers like Gillian Horvath or Bedard/Lalonde).

But your summary is pretty good, hehe.

As for the "more powerful" thing, I don't believe there was anything definite ever said in the show that age was necessarily a factor in how strong you were. Alexandra said she was more powerful than Nick even though she was younger, though that could be due to Nick's modified lifestyle, though I like to believe lineage has a lot to do with power too.

I miss Vachon, Urs and Screed too, they added alot to the show and they could have done more with them (other than killing them off heh), but then again, No One Dies, No One Ever Dies. That's why we have fanfic.
dracschick: alt_OT4dracschick on November 20th, 2006 12:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, that episode was tough with.......
the loss of Schanke. I missed the character in the third season
:(

PS--Though I loved FK, I thought Nick was a little too weak and too unsure of himself to be 800 years old.

PPS--I love Vachon:)