Alex O’Loughlin’s Guide to Moonlight, Episode 1

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.

Alex:

“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:

Scan:

Link to the next Episode here

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23 responses to “Alex O’Loughlin’s Guide to Moonlight, Episode 1

  1. vanduyn

    Okay, my fav part of this episode is when he has the professor pinned down and tells him “Don’t lie to me, I can smell her on you man!” Wait…. I think I got a little tingle just thinking about it again! Bravo on the pics girls!! Excellent post as usual!! 😀

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  2. karen

    I bought that magazine. Not sure I still have it though.

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  3. Thank you, I didn’t know about these little gems 🙂

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    • Internet is full of surprizes! There are some really interesting comments from Alex on some of the episodes. I only wished he would have spoken even more. I also enjoy the little critique he had on some episodes, but more of those coming up in the next days.

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  4. I hope you click to view the gallery pics in bigger, there´s a totally different vibe to them that way. View Mick up close! 😀

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  5. alexnymph

    Oooh, thanks so much–I saw a few of these episode snippets posted years ago, but it sounds like you may have hit the mother lode. I can’t wait to read the rest. 🙂

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  6. You absolutely must look at #6 close up! CAUTION: MAY CAUSE INVOLUNTARY FINGER TWITCHING AND KNEES TO SUDDENLY WEAKEN. The light shining on those curls and his long sensual nose…S&T!
    #9 is bringing out my inner vampire. His thick neck, tantalizing my teeth and tongue! I think I could spend eternity ravishing his delicious neck! SLURP!
    So 6&9 are my favs. Hmmm. Why is this not a surprise? 😛

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  7. This is one of your best work I’m a big fan of moonlight the first time I watch I had to have the seekers thank you for all the pics

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  8. Thank you Paula and FOYeur for these wonderful treasures you have found and sharing them with us during this long hiatus drought. I so look forward to a couple weeks of Mick! Two weeks with Mick? I’d be begging him to turn me so I could keep up with his pace. *shudder* Ready to MickPerv!

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  9. colleen

    Great post. I like the pictures. I have seen clips of Moonlight on youtube. I have thought about buying the season on amazon because I am a huge Alex fan. But I’m not really in to vampires. Is it still worth watching/buying? Thanks for any help.

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    • I personally hesitated to watch ML, because I don’t like blood and gore. I am so glad I got over it and watched. The blood and gore is minimal and Alex as Mick is something I’d hate any fan of Alex’s to miss out on. He is spectacular and so incredibly sexy as Mick St. John! I watched all 16 episodes over a long weekend. I am on my second DVD set because I loan it to my friends so much, I couldn’t be without it in case I get a craving. Once you get a taste of Mick, you will be hooked. 😛

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    • Of all the fans that wondered if Moonlight is worth watching, I think over 95% fell in love with Mick. There really isn´t that much traditional vamping going on. As you can see from the pics posted, Alex did look like a normal human for the most part. We don´t see Mick in the vampire contact lenses and fangs that much. Mick is a wonderful character. I think the majority of us Alex fans, are not fans of vampire genre, please, have a try at Mick. Doubt you will be disappointed 🙂
      Ps I think the dvd box set of Moonlight is most likely on reduced price, anyway. You don´t need to spend a fortune on Mick…it will be worth a lot more than the money you spent.

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    • alexnymph

      YES! YES! YES! a la Meg Ryan’s diner scene in “When Harry Met Sally” 🙂

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  10. Can’t wait for more, I desperately love Mick/Moonlight! 😀 Photos are awesome!! 😀

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  11. karen

    I have 3 copies of Moonlight….just because. No Alex fan could possibly live without experiencing Mick St.John. I like Steve McG, but he could never replace Mick in my heart.

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  12. The stare in the last pic….. ****poof****

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