Skip to comments.BBC’s Dracula reboot will be bisexual; Van Helsing gets gender-swapped
Posted on 11/03/2019 7:14:48 PM PST by Ennis85
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Plus they gave him as a companion a very "out" black lesbian.
I remember one episode where the lesbian companion was stuck in the past without the Doctor, and the android companion mentioned to her that some of the men found her attractive. She said "But I don't fancy any of them". I yelled at the TV, "Well, that's not a problem. Your problem is that none of them will fancy providing you with food or shelter otherwise, so you should get over yourself..."
Yeah, what's up with those producers trying to maximize ancillary revenue streams?
Alec (played by Pat Boone) was simply the movie version of Axel Lidenbrock (Prof. Lidenbrock's exuberant, naive nephew). So there was no significant change to the character. (Though I don't recall any singing in the novel.)
Pat Boone as Axel Lidenbrock....
True. I didn’t mean they wrote him in.
A shame how most Jules Verne English translations were bad ones for a long time. Gave him the reputation here of juvenile fiction author. Outside the US he was admired greatly. He tried to work with the latest facts and speculations of his time. Also didn’t push socialism like his rival H.G. Wells.
I no longer have anything to do with science fiction after being a book review columnist and nonfiction book author about the subject.
Are you a SF film or literature fan?
And apparently Syfy is making their Van Helsing lesbian - or at least flirting with lesbianism.
So now that the show is available on Netflix, I started watching it last night. Im only one episode in but it is pretty cringey. Not only is Van Helsing a woman but she is a complete Mary Sue. And of course, she acts like a modern-day , snarky, 21st-century feminist rather than a 19th century female. Which completely takes you out of the story. Was just wondering if anyone else started watching this and what they thought.
BBC shows were primitive back in the 60s. They got to be very good in the 80s. Now they are remaking the same material for the third time and it's usually junk.
They weren't going to make a better Brideshead Revisted and couldn't outdo possibly the movie versions of A Room With a View or Howard's End. Diminishing returns.
Of course, there's a gay angle to everything now, but even without that, the stuff isn't that good.
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