Fans of Forever Knight know these following words opening each episode of a special show:
He was brought across in 1228,
preyed on humans for their blood.
Now he wants to be mortal again,
to repay society for his sins,
To emerge from his world of darkness,
his endless FOREVER KNIGHT.
This Canadian show concerned a vampire atoning for his self-perceived sins, working the night shift as police officer Nick Knight (Geraint Wyn Davies) in Toronto.
The lead character was as interesting as his co-stars:
Lucien Lacroix (aka "Uncle") as played by Nigel Bennett, was a Roman general when he became a vampire. He hosted a night-time radio show in Toronto ("Howard Stern -- who? Oh, you mean my preshow snack?") and basically made Nick's life miserable.
Natalie Lambert (Catherine Disher), a forensic pathologist, was the only mortal who knew Nick was a vampire throughout the show, until the very tragic end, when the series was canceled (apparently for the unimaginative reason of no money just when it was more imaginative than ever).
Janette Ducharme (Deborah Duchene) was a lady and a vampire, the one who "sired" Nick. Her beauty is incomparable.
And finally, Nick's original cop partner was Don Schanke, aka "Doughnut" (John Kapelos).
But the spirit of the show could not be diminished and it is one of my favorites forever!
The Opinion of Lucien Lacroix
"What a wonderful thing humanity is, passionate, intelligent, inquisitive, generous, full of hope and joy, noble of spirit. And above all, delicious."
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|Films of Bela Lugosi|
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