"THRESHOLD OF ETERNITY"
Written by Craig Buck
Directed by Sutton Roley
Mary is impressed with Dracula's repertoire on the piano, citing
Scott Joplin and Chopin. Scott Joplin was an African-American
composer of ragtime music in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. Frederic Chopin was a virtuoso pianist and composer
While talking with Dracula in the bar, Mary says she feels like
Faust making a deal with the devil. Faust is a character from a
classic German legend (dating back at least to the 16th
century) who sold his soul to the devil in order to gain more
knowledge and earthly pleasures.
While looking at the stars with Mary, Dracula mentions Kepler.
Johannes Kepler was the 16th century scientist who is best known
for his laws of planetary motion. Dracula's comments about
Kepler's obsession with deciphering the secret of Mars' orbit in
the solar system are essentially true.
Dracula bites Mary for the second time. Once more and she will
Antoinette D'Anjou's note on stationary paper shows her address
as 420 1/2 Genessee Lane, San Francisco, CA. There is no such
address in San Francisco. The handwritten note itself begins,
"I'm sorry for being so (unreadable) last night..."
This week's cliffhanger: Under the thrall of her second bite
from Dracula, Mary is about to bite Kurt!
Don't miss Chapter XII: WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD
Written by Jeri Taylor
Directed by Tony LoBianco
There's nothing much to comment on in this chapter.
This week's cliffhanger: Donner is locked in a jail cell while a
bundle of dynamite is about to ignite and destroy the building!
Don't miss Chapter : MANDIBLES OF DEATH
This episode was directed by Sigmund Neufeld, Jr., son of
Hollywood producer Sigmund Neufeld. The previous chapter of
Stop Susan Williams is listed as directed by Sigmund
Neufeld. However, Junior was known to occasionally go by his
father's name in the credits of television episodes, so it was
probably Junior who directed the previous episode as well, not
his father (who is only known to have directed one movie,
The Wild Dakotas, in 1956).
Bob and the Dispatch's publisher attend a gala for the
International Society for Peace at the U.N. Building. The
International Society for Peace is a fictional organization.
The scene at 39:32 in the episode opens with the famous Christ
the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The image of the statue
is frequently used in Hollywood productions as a shorthand
method of informing the audience that the scene is set in Rio.
This week's cliffhanger: Susan is knocked into a foundry
cauldron with molten lead about to pour down on her!
Don't miss Chapter Eight: RIVER OF BLOOD