Forever Knight Special Effects
Blood in the FK universe is really undiluted Ribena, a sickenly
sweet black current drink. The product is left undiluted so that it approximates
the consistency of fresh blood; however, it often makes the actors sick
in this form.
Nutritional Information per Serving:
Serving size 3T or 1.5 fl.oz. Servings per container 21 Calories 140 Protein 0 Carbohydrates 35g Fat 0 Sodium 15mgPercentage of U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA):
Vitamin C 100%, Vitamin B12 34%, Niacin 31%, Vitamin B6 33%, Contains less than 2% of the US RDA of Protein, Vitamin A, thiamin, Riboflavin, Calcium, and Iron.
There's also a warning notice which states "Important Ribena should always be given to babies and children in diluted form, never undiluted in a bottle. For young children, always dilute with at least 6 parts of water."
Flying vampires are essentially a thing of the past for FK actors.
Nearly all of the shots of vampires actually flying were filmed during
season one. And none of the actors enjoyed the experience. Flying for FK
involved, like so many other shows and musicals, quite an array of wires,
cables, and equipment.
First season, we were introduced to the world from Nick's point of view
|when he was hunting. It appeared as an oval red circle
in the center of the screen--implying infra-red vision--or somethng similar
that allowed Nick to perceive people by a heat signature. Second
season, they spiffed it up and the whole world turned an eerie red when
Nick started to seriously hunt for evidence, for victims, and even the
During the first season, FK vampire's eyes were the result of special yellow contact lenses. Crew members have told us that these contacts were extrememly painful for the actors, often necessitating the use of special eye drops. There was much concern over the use of these eyedrops when it was discovered that prolonged use could cause permanent tissue damage. Fortunately none of the actors were injured.
The yellow glow you see around a vampire's eyes in the first season was done by shining a flashlight through a rectangluar piece of cardboard in the actor's eyes. The vampire glow during the second and third season comes from lights attached to the filming cameras.
Unlike some vampire shows or movies, FK vampires have been seen in mirrors. However, this wasn't originally intended. Several episodes, including the pilot, showed vampires clearly visible in mirrors. In the Canadian version of Father Figure, Nick says that he can be seen in mirrors only sometimes.