Contact Information To Help Support The Show

Neil Jackson has posted again at the official forums. This time he has provided some more information on how you can help support the show and try and make sure there will be a second season. He has provided the following contact info to write, call, or fax:


Neil Jackson writes:
Spike TV
1775 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.767.8705 Fax: 212.846.2560

Here are some good people to start writing to:
Doug Herzog - President, Spike TV, Comedy Central, and TV Land
Kevin Kay - General Manager/Executive Vice President - Spike TV
John Cucci - Chief Operating Officer - Spike TV
Pancho Mansfield - Executive Vice President, Original Series
Robert Friedman - Senior Vice President, Programming
Bill McGoldrick - Vice President, Programming


He also mentions the feedback form on the Spike TV site, though many are getting errors when trying to submit it. If you want to try that route the URL is http://www.spiketv.com/interact/feedback/feedback.jhtml.

You can read the Jackson's full post here.

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Neil Jackson Talks About Ratings And Season 2

Over at the official forums, Neil Jackson has made a post where he talks about last episode's ratings as well as how close they are to getting Blade: The Series signed for a second season. Apparently ratings were up, but not enough to convince Spike TV to commit to another season... yet.

Neil Jackson writes:
The ratings last night were up on last week. which is fantastic. but, however, they weren't up enough to embolden SPIKE into taking the plunge on season two. I know! It's getting frustrating. the show's great (biased I know), and we are receiving a phenomenal response from everyone. Still... they are waiting yet another week.


He also goes on to say that we should all go to the two websites Spike TV has been plugging on the Blade: The Series commercials, namely http://blade.spiketv.com and http://tv.yahoo.com. The first is the official website and the second is one that they have just started plugging. I went the Yahoo one but couldn't find the show listed, so I'm not sure what Spike TV wants viewers to be checking out there, but maybe I just missed it.

Head on over the official forums and check out Neil Jackson's full post. He posted under his girlfriend's username "tinkerbell", but it has been confirmed to be him so you should be able to believe what he says.

[tags]Neil Jackson, blade second season, blade the series ratings[/tags]

Reader Question: Info on Marcus and Krista Chemistry

Marcus BloodlinesI've received another great reader question via the contact form but I, unfortunately, don't have much of an answer. As such, I'm hoping by posting it here perhaps some readers may have some information that could be helpful. Below is the question and below that is my lengthy attempt at an answer, which could definitely use some help.

Joponica writes:
Love the show and this site is very informative.I may be a minority , but I love the character if Marcus Van Sciver and I would also secretly like to see what they would do with he and Krista. There is so much chemistry with those two. Are there any websites that promote Marcus and Krista?

First, thanks for the great question Joponica. Like Joponica, I'm very fascinated with the connection between Marcus and Krista. The first couple episodes were pretty strong on this connection, but lately the Marcus / Krista relationship thing has been put on hold.

We still don't know his reasons for turning her, or exactly how much he trusts her. It does appear that he cares for her a great deal (the scene showing him by Krista's side after she killed Fritz for example). We also don't know exactly what Krista feels for Marcus. In the beginning, all she wanted to do was kill him, even though Blade told her not to. Now she appears to either be going along with Blade's plan of spying on Marcus or perhaps she has actual feelings for Marcus after he turned her.

Chase is obviously going to be some sort of added conflict here, which can only add to the excitement. Her character has only recently been given more screen time, so as her character develops, so should the love triangle between Marcus, Krista, and Chase. Of course, it's probably more than a triangle as we also have Blade who might have feelings for Krista, as well as Chase's ex husband who might still have feelings for Chase and has also shown that he may have feelings for Krista as well.

Anyway, that really doesn't answer much of the question, which boils down to whether or not there are websites that promote Marcus and Krista. I've given a bit of depth on their relationship above, but perhaps there are some sites out there that are dedicated to these two characters, or better yet, a website dedicated to the chemistry between the two.

I did mention in a previous post that some of the cast had MySpace pages. There's one for Jill Wagner (Krista Starr) and Neil Jackson (Marcus Van Sciver), but they don't provide much new information.

So, with all that being said, if you know of any sites that focus primarily on either character or perhaps on the love triangle going on, leave a comment below.

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Blade Cast's MySpace Profiles

Well, after some further MySpace digging, I found that the main Blade: The Series cast members all have MySpace profiles. Below are the links to the profiles.



*update: thanks to reader Mike, I have updated this post to include Jessica Gower's and Geoff Johns' MySpace profiles. Thanks Mike!

*update 2: it appears that Jessica Gower's profile has been deleted. I will update this post if I can find a new link.

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Blade Cast Promote Show At Ultimate Fighter Finale

Spike TV had their Ultimate Fighter live finale last night. What does that have to do with Blade? Well, Spike TV used the opportunity to promote the hell out of the show. Besides having trailers and previews during nearly every commercial break, they had Kirk Jones (Blade), Jill Wagner (Krista), and Neil Jackson (Marcus) there to promote it even more. After certain fights they even had Joe Rogan, one of the fight announcers, interview a cast member about the new show.

Kirk Jones talked about the intense training he had to go through to prepare for the show. He specifically mentioned kickboxing, martial arts, and wire training. His "interview" was quite brief and besides the training information, he really just talked about how much he enjoyed the UFC and how he believes it will take over boxing.

A few fights later Jill Wagner was asked a few questions, also focusing on her training. She said how she didn't have to do much training for martial arts because her brother is a big martial arts guy and he had trained her a lot already. She also talked about how she has a gun collection and that she's very comfortable holding guns onscreen.

I did mention that Neil Jackson was in attendance, but Rogan didn't speak with him. We actually only saw him when the camera was focused in on Kirk and Jill with Neil poking his head in from the side. That shot actually showed Jill being very friendly with Kirk, with her arms wrapped around his and leaning all over him. Actors often show affection like this to the cameras without it meaning anything more than friendship, but it'll be interesting to see if an onscreen romance translates into something in the real world as it often does.

All in all, it was good to see Spike TV putting in a good amount of effort to promote the show. It's been said that they spent a lot of money on the pilot and are backing it 100%. Hopefully these are all good signs of it becoming a successful show.

Cast And Character Preview

Below is the list of the main cast members with some background info as well as details on their roles for the Blade series.

Kirk Jones as BladeKirk Jones (aka Sticky Fingaz) as Blade
Blade won't be played by Wesley Snipes for the television series. Instead, Kirk 'Sticky' Jones will take on the role as "Daywalker", the half human, half vampire vampire hunter. He has the typical strengths associated with vampires, such as their strength and healing abilities, but none of their weaknesses (save for the craving for blood). His ability to be exposed to sunlight is the reason for his "Daywalker" alias.

Major roles that Kirk Jones has played include Maurice "Smoke" Williams in the TV show Over There, Jeremy in Flight of the Pheonix, and Kern Little in The Shield.

Jill Wagner as Krista StarrJill Wagner as Krista Starr
As a former US army sergeant, Krista Starr has the training to make an impact on the war with the vampires. The problem is, her loyalty is a grey area that even she struggles to figure out. One the one hand, she wishes to avenge her brothers death (a death most likely by the hands of vampires). On the other hand, she is conflicted with instincts that convince her to continue being a member of the evil Chthon. Blade may be her only chance, but will she let him help?

Wagner's previous roles include Rachel in Shifted and Millicent in Junebug.
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