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December 20, 2013

Kevin’s Favorite Science Fiction Shows: #9 — Ultraviolet

Filed under: Our Favorites, Television and/or Movies — Kevin Feasel @ 6:00 pm

Ultraviolet

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General idea:  the Catholic Church versus vampires, set in the modern era.

Interesting because:  This is a modern take on an ancient lore.  Instead of going after vampires with wooden stakes and garlic, a secret agency run by the Catholic Church uses carbon bullets and garlic tear gas.  They use ultraviolet light to detect vampire bites and apply modern military tactics to solving the problem of undead blood-suckers.  Is this sci-fi as such?  Maybe not in Tony’s tight definition…but maybe.  I think of it as a hard sci-fi attempt at understanding a fantasy tale.

Annoying because:  This was a TV miniseries; the Sci-Fi channel never turned it into a full TV show.

Best season(s):  1

Worst season(s):  N/A — never made it far enough

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6 Comments »

  1. Nah, I’d call this one legit sci-fi, although I’ve yet to see it.

    Comment by Tony Demchak — December 21, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    • Huh. That surprises me a bit (that you’d call it sci-fi). It was on Sci-Fi back in the late ’90s, but I haven’t found it since…though admittedly, I haven’t gone trawling for it.

      Comment by Kevin Feasel — December 21, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

      • From your description, I was expecting some high tech gear. Was I mistaken?

        Comment by Tony Demchak — December 21, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

      • I’d call it “several years in the future” high-tech as opposed to space lasers and completely unscientific sci-fi. Given that the show took place in 1998, it was high-tech for that time period, although it probably won’t age as gracefully as my “five years into the future” series which is upcoming.

        Comment by Kevin Feasel — December 21, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

  2. Borderline, but I’ll let it slide.

    Comment by Tony Demchak — December 22, 2013 @ 5:13 am


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