We came across this curious little thing online, a short while ago. Alex O’Loughlin had spoken with SciFi TV Zone, and given them a commentary on each Moonlight episode. It was new to us and immediately saw the opportunity to pick our favorite Mick pics (mostly faces) with each episode guide. And we suspect there are many like us, that have not come across his thoughts. We are posting an episode daily.
On a side note, we made our own caps every other episode, Paula´s are the uneven numbered and FOYeur´s the even numbered. PS. For some reason this first episode only has half the amount of pics the other posts will have. No idea what happened there 😉
Introduction – Alex on Moonlight
“For his part, O’Loughlin remains proud of what the show accomplished and what it represents. “I got to be a part of a story I really liked,” he says. “And I’ve always wanted to play a vampire since I was a kid, and that’s not something that will necessarily happen again in my life. It was just a great fit and a great experience. It was also a stressful experience. We were under budget, we were always fighting for everything we needed. We weren’t the golden child at all, we were the one that had to constantly present reasons not to be shut down.
“It was wonderful to fight for something and keep it alive for longer than it otherwise would have been,” he continues. “It’s great to be a part of a success, even if it was for only a season. The thing is, we were able to tell some really important stories. It wasn’t just about these monstrous creatures and sexual romps. What we went for constantly is the big truth, for the human truth, the human story and that’s the reason we make films in the first place. We didn’t always hit it, but I feel that from time to time we did and that’s why we held on to the audience, because they sensed that truth.” (SciFi TV Zone, Edward Gross)
Moonlight Episode 1
– No Such Thing As Vampires –
Written by: Ron Koslow & Trevor Munson
Directed by: Rod Holcomb
(28 Sept 2007)
Private eye Mick St. John and Internet reporter Beth Turner come together while investigating a murder that is the handiwork of a professor using vampire lore to seduce college students.
The episode was actually shot twice, its original pilot differing drastically from the final episode, particularly in the fact that with the exception of Alex O’Loughlin, the entire cast was changed.
“The rhythm and tone changed pretty dramatically,” says O’Loughlin. “You put new actors in and new stuff is going to happen. They also changed the age of the characters. For instance, Josef [Mick’s best friend, also a vampire] changed from 65 to 25, which is a dramatic shift. Plotwise, there were a bunch of ideas in the unaired pilot that we stretched across a couple of episodes.
“I think the final pilot episode felt compartmentalized,” he adds, “because we had to set up our mythology and our rules for the show. It couldn’t be 44 minutes of exposition and rule setting, so there had to be a story in there as well. But we had to set up this new myth of vampires, this new world of vampires and we had to introduce the primary characters. So we had a fair bit of work to cram into the first episode, which I think we did successfully.”
The Faces of Mick:
Link to the next Episode here