|A More Permanent Hell|
|Broadcast Date||6 May 1995|
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|“||I have been delivered from death...to a more permanent hell.||”|
— LaCroix, A More Permanent Hell
When the head of a team of astronomers is commits suicide, their predictions of a meteor's collision become public. As panic sweeps the world both mortal and vampire populations face their personal fears. Some of those fears lead to unusual actions.
- Kathryn Long.......Divia
- Gina Wilkinson......Selene
- Richard Partington......Flavius
- Sharon Bernbaum......Dr. Marybeth Ellis
- Michael Ayoub......Dr. Forbes
- Jacqueline McLeod......Dr. Carter
- Julian Richings......Dr. Paul Dana
- Rod Wilson......Spark
- Susan Bryson......woman attacked by Spark
- Joanna Bacalso......Briana
- Adrian Falconer......Officer Harris
- Jennifer Mossop......News Anchor #1
- Timothy Webber......News Anchor #2 (CQRY)
- Lee Tim......Daniel Plummer
Detailed Story RecapEdit
- LaCroix makes a distinction between younger and older vampires. He clearly believes that, when human beings become extinct, younger vampires will be unable to survive, but that older ones will not die.
The following are works of fan fiction based on A More Permanent Hell, including works set in some AU in which the asteroid did hit Earth.
- ...what's an arcsecond? by imajiru (November 1995)
- "Reconstruction" by Valerie Meachum (March 1996)
- "What Makes a Mortal Interesting" by knightshade (January 2007)
- LaCroix: I'm going to miss them. Mortals, I mean. Where's the sport without them? Where's the fun? Where's the sense of gamesmanship?
- LaCroix: Which do you suppose is worse, Nicholas: to die, or to be left in a living hell? A form of life whose only purpose is survival and nothing more. To exist for the sake of existing. Such bitter irony. The mortals sustain us: their art, their laughter, their society, their blood. Our eternal lives aren't worth much without them, are they?
Nick: So who is the more powerful in the end, the hunter or the hunted?
Lacroix: I don't know. Perhaps there is a power that's greater than both.
Nick: And the possibility frightens you, doesn't it?
Lacroix: But what kind of god is it, that can create such perversity, that can make such torture?
- LaCroix: Life is the enemy we cannot defeat, only cling to like parasites on the living flesh of the universe.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The German title for this episode is "Leben ist schlimmer als sterben" ("Living is Worse than Dying").
- Joanna Bacalso, who appears in this episode as Briana, also appears in the Season Three episode, Black Buddha Pt. 2, playing the angelic vampire who brought across Vachon and the Inca.
- In all other episodes of this series, vampires are shown not to be able to pass through solid objects such as doors. But Spark, who was outside Natalie's bedroom suddenly appears in the room with her. Rather than suddenly appearing the same way to save Natalie, Nick flies in through the window. So either Spark went through a solid door or he tricked Natalie's mind into not seeing him quickly come in. Or he moved so fast Natalie did not see him come in.
- At the end or near to the end of this episode, one could see that LaCroix is holding a necklace, but LaCroix doesn't receive one until Ashes to Ashes. Although the one that LaCroix was holding in this episode could have been a copy.