"WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO
Written by Craig Buck
Directed by Sutton Roley
At the beginning of this chapter, Dracula pens in his journal
that he is certain that if Kurt Van Helsing has managed to track
Mary down to Antoinette's, his able apprentice has disposed of
him for good. So, is Dracula more certain of his apprentice than
he is of himself? For he has already failed several times in
previous chapters to dispose of Van Helsing!
The woman who plays Mary's undead mother Amanda (Louise
Sorel) looks a lot like
the actress who plays Mary, Carol Anne Baxter. Good casting choice.
After having been clobbered and apparently knocked unconscious
by Mary's mother at 9:17 in the episode, Antoinette is holding
an ice bag to the back of her head! I didn't know vampires could
get bruised and sore from a beating!
Apparently in this version of the Dracula legend, he is unable
to transform into a bat. At the end of the chapter, he attempts
to leap up to the hole in the ceiling of his prison, but in
human form only; if he could turn into a bat he could have
The cliffhanger ending this week: in a twist, this time it's the
villain caught in the cliffhanger! Dracula is trapped
unprotected in an old silo while the rising sun begins to shine
through a hole in the ceiling, slowly scorching from him his
Don't miss Chapter XIII: SEALED IN BLOOD
"MANDIBLES OF DEATH"
Written by Jeri Taylor
Directed by Dean J. Zanetos
As seen at 26:22 in the episode, why would the Chimerans, who
come from another planet, use Roman numerals on their equipment
At 29:24 in the episode, the boom microphone is visible at the
top of the screen.
This week's cliffhanger: Princess Maya is trapped in a giant
spider web with a giant spider!
Don't miss Chapter 10: THE LAST GASP
A local fisherman and river guide named Miguel gives a Susan a
demonstration of the ferociousness of piranha in the river by
lowering a large dead fish on a string into the water briefly
and pulling is back up as nothing but bones and a head. Later he
himself falls into the river and is devoured. This
ferociousness of piranha is largely mythical, often promulgated
in Hollywood productions. Though they are voracious meat eaters,
they are actually omnivorous and do not normally attack living
prey larger than themselves.
After Miguel demonstrates to Susan that there are piranha in the
river, she comments, "Just when I thought it was safe to be go
back in the water." This is a paraphrasing of the tagline of
Jaws 2, the 1978 sequel to Jaws.
As Susan and Olga are about to escape by boat, Olga unties the
bowline at 44:11 in the episode. Then, when Jack jumps in a few
seconds later, it appears to be tied off again but magically
unloops itself from the dock at 44:31!
This week's cliffhanger: Clinging to a tree branch which
breaks under weight, Susan is about to plunge into the
Don't miss Chapter Nine: WHEELS OF DESTRUCTION