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Geraint Wyn Davies FK voice over promos 
31st-Dec-2009 12:00 pm
FK--Nick

Back in November Chiller aired a Forever Knight marathon. Lately that hasn't been very unusual for the channel but this time they dangled the promise of Geraint Wyn Davies hosting a marathon of his favorite episodes. Well hosting wasn't exactly what he did but the final product had a humorous execution.

There was a series of eight 30 second bits in which Ger spouted some trivia about the show. Sadly there was no new footage of Ger but the voice overs were done over these cheeky clips of the show with some lounge music thrown in. I personally really enjoyed them. I love how the colors of the series pop. It's so vibrant! I wish I could get those colors in my vids. My favorite is the last one that talks about the fans. The message was nice and clips used were great. Stonetree in Dark Knight: "A lot of people are going bananas about this vampire."

I promised to get them up, so as my very belated present here they are:

  • Three Official Novels: Ger talks about the three official Forever Knight novelizations. You can even see susanmgarrett's installment. (Yay!). "In the late 90s, three books were published based on our characters. That might sound like bragging. That's because it is. I'm bragging."
  • Nigel Bennett: "There are two ways to become immortal: Become a vampire or if you've got the brains--write a book."
  • Nick was fluent in love: "One of my favorite things about Forever Knight was the chance to travel into different time periods."
  • Ribena: "When I wasn't on screen trying to convince you I craved blood, I was off camera trying not to be sick."
  • The fully clothed version: "The European version was longer. Due to all the nude scenes. Sorry America. Maybe next time" No, Ger! You're perpetuating the myth that there was tons of nudity in the German cuts of the show.
  • Vampire eyes: "Glowing eyes can be found in cats, raccoons and of course actors who play vampires."
  • The art of flying: " The first time we attempted a flying scen, the crew hung me from a crane high above the ground. And as I hung there, suspended in the air, like some nerd a bully had hung on the back of a door. It occurred to me that I may loose some street cred."
  • Thank you fans!: "At different points in our history, we were almost canceled. And right before our blood was drained, our fans saved us with letter writing campaigns."


OK, so apparently Chiller has their own YouTube channel and uploaded the clips. I didn't need to upload my own. The links are to my uploads, except for the vampire eyes and the thank you fans. Check out the ChillerTV channel to get them in the highest quality possible. Also, while watching the marathon, they advertised the Chiller twitter feed. They don't have much up but two tweets are about the FK events they had.
Comments 
31st-Dec-2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
I loved the commercials during the marathon. Even though I already own the series, I recorded it just so I could have the commercials, and at the time, I thought Ger was going to be actually hosting it.

I mean, he did host in a sense, but I was a little disappointed. I would have loved to see some new footage of him, especially while discussing FK. I did go on the Chiller website, though, and politely suggested for them to actually have Ger on screen next time when he hosts! LOL I couldn't stop myself. Some people, this was on a blog over there, agreed, so who knows? Maybe they'll listen.

Anyway, I'm glad to see someone got the commercials online. :-) I knew it'd pop up eventually. Now, we just need to get the European, Canadian, and German versions of the show online to see the extended scenes, LOL.

Edited at 2009-12-31 06:48 pm (UTC)
31st-Dec-2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
-Even though I already own the series, I recorded it just so I could have the commercials, and at the time, I thought Ger was going to be actually hosting it.

So did I. I had run out of DVD-Rs so I bought some the weekend before for the occasion. The first day of the marathon was craziness. I had a doctor's appointment out of town in the afternoon, my office was hosting the county wide Thanksgiving luncheon the following day so there was plenty of last minute work there, and after I came back into town I had to go and decorate for the luncheon. All of this while the marathon was going on. I set my DVD recorder and took off. Unfortunately there was something wonky with the DVDRs and only certain disks recorded. When I uploaded them to my computer the sound was out of sync. It took some finagling to get everything in line.

-I did go on the Chiller website, though, and politely suggested for them to actually have Ger on screen next time when he hosts! LOL I couldn't stop myself.

Oh that's a great idea. I noticed that some fans posted on the blog but it's riddled with spam. Their message board is awful. Hardly anyone posts and I think the members pretty much mod themselves. Back when the channel launched I used to lurk and it was much more active.

-Now, we just need to get the Canadian and German versions of the show online to see the extended scenes, LOL.

With vampires being in I keep hoping that Sony will want to cash in and re-release the series with the complete cuts. pj1228 mentioned that they are going to release the first season in Germany. Apparently they aired the full Canadian cuts there. If they follow through then they will be out there. Oh the possibilities.
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