Jennifer Cheon Garcia (Ivory) will be Leane Sharif in THE WHEEL OF TIME, a drama based on the series of novels by Robert Jordan (and continued by Brandon Sanderson after Jordan’s death). The novels are set in a future society resembling that of medieval Europe three thousand years after an age of technological advancement came to a cataclysmic end. The first season will contain elements from the first three novels (there are fourteen). Moiraine Damodred (Rosamund Pike) goes in search of the Dragon Reborn (the chosen one destined to save humanity).
In the books, Cheon’s character, like Damodred, is part of Aes Sedai, an all-female organization of magicians, and is bound by the Three Oaths (to never lie, to make no lethal weapon, and to only use the ‘One Power’ as a weapon under extraordinary circumstances). Sharif was born in Arad Doman, and, according to The Wheel of Time Wiki: “Domani women wear diaphanous, form-fitting clothing considered scandalous in most countries, and have raised the practice of seduction to an art…Most Domani merchants are women, and few men can best them in a bargaining session.”THE WHEEL OF TIME began filming in The Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Croatia last September, and is expected to be on Amazon Prime Video sometime in 2021. Continue reading →
Hilary Jardine (The Elder disguised as Susan in “Fresh Tendrils”) will be Claudette Fletcher, a former State Department employee turned freelance consultant, in the eighth and final season of HOMELAND. The series stars Claire Danes as Carrie Matheson, a bipolar CIA operative. At the start of the final season, Carrie is recovering from seven months in a Russian gulag when National Security Advisor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin) asks for her help in engaging the Taliban in peace negotiations. Carrie and Saul’s Afganistan mission, at least initially, does not go as planned. Season eight of HOMELAND will premiere on Showtime on 9 February. A trailer is available on YouTube. Continue reading →
Dracula (Tricia Helfer) looks amused as she greets Jack and Violet. She drinks tea, though she does not offer any to her visitors. There is fruit on the table which, if real, must have been grown somewhere in the Dark Realm.
In the Dark Realm, Dracula (Tricia Helfer) sits Jack and Violet down and tells them an alternate tale of their origins. According to Dracula, the two were conceived on the same night with two separate human mothers. Their father was Willem, and he did this at the Dark One’s behest. (She instructed him through his dreams.) Is Dracula’s story a plausible one?
In the first season of VAN HELSING, Dimitri (Paul Johansson) employed Dr. Sholomenko (Duncan Ollerenshaw) to find a way for vampires to have children. As far as we know, he did not succeed. It follows that, if vampires can impregnate human females, the offspring created from such a union would not be vampires. Violet and Jack are not vampires, but they can do the same things that Vanessa and Scarlett could do (heal rapidly and cure vampirism with a bite), and Willem/Hansen did not have those abilities. So Dracula was probably lying, and Hansen was telling the truth. Continue reading →