"No Such Thing as Vampires" is the pilot episode of the American
paranormal romance television drama Moonlight. Premiering on CBS on
September 28, 2007, it was written by series creators and executive
producers Trevor Munson and Ron Koslow and directed by executive
producer Rod Holcomb. The pilot introduces Mick St. John (Alex
O'Loughlin, pictured), a private investigator and a vampire, along with
his love interest Beth Turner (Sophia Myles), his mentor Josef Kostan
(Jason Dohring), and his ex-wife Coraline Duvall (Shannyn Sossamon).
Originally titled Twilight, the project was renamed and recast when
picked up by CBS for the 2007–2008 American television season.
Although received poorly by critics, the pilot managed to finish first
for its night among total viewers and adults 18–49. Many critics
faulted the acting and writing, but some thought that the series showed
promise, and Dohring's performance was praised.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Such_Thing_as_Vampires>
Today's selected anniversaries:
The first recorded performance of Shakespeare's play The
Tempest was held at the Palace of Whitehall in London, exactly seven
years after the first certainly known performance of his tragedy
Othello, held in the same building.
World War II: An American F-13 Superfortress made the first
flight by an Allied aircraft over Tokyo since the Doolittle Raid in
After being struck in the face with a hockey puck, Jacques
Plante played the rest of the game wearing a face mask, now mandatory
equipment for goaltenders in ice hockey.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (biblical) A winged creature attending on God, described by Pseudo-
Dionysius the Areopagite (c. 5th–6th century) as the second highest
order of angels, ranked above thrones and below seraphim; similar to a
lamassu in the pre-exilic texts of the Hebrew Bible, more humanoid in
2. An artistic depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a
winged child or a child's head with wings but no body.
3. (figuratively) A person, especially a child, seen as being
particularly angelic or innocent.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Resolve to serve no more, and you are at once freed. I do not ask
that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that
you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great
Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall of his own weight and
break in pieces.
--Étienne de La Boétie
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