Sunday, August 10, 2008
The Dresden Files: One Of My Favorite Episodes
For anyone not familiar with The Dresden Files, let me tell you a little bit about it. It appeared for only one season on the Sci-Fi channel in 2007. The series was based on the novels by Jim Butcher and as far as a series goes, was one heckuva good ride. Actor Nicholas Cage was even an executive producer of the series. The pilot film was made from a screenplay by television writers Hans Beimler and Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and based on Butcher's novel Storm Front. David Carson directed and shooting took place in Toronto. It was announced in November 2005 that Paul Blackthorne had been cast in the lead role. It was originally supposed to appear as the first episode as a two hour premiere, but was not released until the eight episode and by then had been cut down to one hour. The full pilot version of "Storm Front" was not included in the original DVD release of the complete series. The recent broadcast of the original re-edited pilot has led some to speculate that some potential interest from Lionsgate to possibly testing out a revivial of the series for at least a series of television movies akin to the original planned idea of having Dresden made as a series of theatrical movies, or at least a re-issue of the series DVD with the complete pilot included.
Based on Jim Butcher's best-selling novels, The Dresden Files tells the story of Harry Dresden (Paul Blackthorne), a regular-guy private detective with extraordinary abilities. While most people see assaults, kidnappings or murders as the work of people with a depraved indifference for human pain, Harry is as likely as not to see the work of supernatural villains.
That's because he's a wizard. The real thing (and the only one listed in the Chicago phone directory). Whether consulting for the police on seemingly inexplicable crimes or following his own cases, he battles dark forces with a wry sense of humor.
I'm hoping that they go ahead with the ideal of making several movies, whether in theaters or on t.v. as it's a great show.
The video that I have posted here is episode three from the series and comes from Hulu.com, which also has the other eleven episodes posted.
The episode is entitled Hair Of The Dog and was first shown on February 11, 2007. When Detective Murphy asks Dresden to help her with a series of ritualistic slayings, he discovers that werewolves are involved. Only the werewolves aren't the killers, they're the victims.
If you're familiar with the show, enjoy it again. If you've never seen it, get ready to enjoy.
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