All that talk of Blade and vampires puts me in mind of the best vampire show ever – Ultraviolet, which is not to be confused with the film out this summer of the same name. Currently airing in the UK on the SciFi channel, Ultraviolet updated vampires for the 90s, asking what it would really be like if they existed: would they be content to be allergic to sunlight or would they try to do something about it using modern technology; how about wooden stakes through the heart in an era of kevlar vests; and can you write off an entire group as ‘evil’ or do they have as much right to live as we do? It was adult, intelligent and populated by heavyweight acting talents like Jack Davenport, Idris Elba, Susannah Harker and Corin Redgrave.
Here’s one of my favourite scenes from my favourite episode, Terra Incognita: vampire Corin Redgrave emerging from his high-tech coffin. Enjoy!