More Ultraviolet

I’ve had a request. The sheer excellence of Idris Elba, one of the stars of the UK version and the unaired US version of Ultraviolet, has brought people flocking in and now they’d like to see a scene of him in the aforementioned Best Vampire Show ever.

Region 2 UK DVD releaseIf you’ve never seen Idris in anything, get hold of a copy of Ultraviolet if you can (Amazon links: Region 1 US DVD release; this is for the Region 2 UK DVD release) or just as good, any of the three seasons of The Wire, which is probably the best, most realistic cop show you’ll ever see. Idris, despite being a Hackney native, does a great Baltimore accent. You can also catch The Wire on FX in the UK.

Anyway, here’s the clip. It’s from Terra Incognita again and is actually the scene preceding the last clip. It’s my favourite scene from the whole show and would have been my first choice to demonstrate Ultraviolet‘s fine qualities if it hadn’t been a bit of a spoiler. Plus it runs at six minutes.

If you have any questions, leave a comment!


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.