King’s Crown

Metal Hurlant ChroniclesThe aging, bloated ruler of a kingdom floating in the clouds nears death, and contenders for the throne line up to do battle. In the time-honored tradition, they state their qualifications to rule, and fight to the death until only one man is left standing. One man, Guillam, promises reform: he will put technology to work for the people instead of making the people slaves to technology. But to put his agenda into play, he must still kill. Does he have what it takes to avoid becoming just a cog in a very literal political machine?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Guillaume Lubrano & Justine Veillot
based on a story written by Jim Alexander and illustrated by Richard Corben
directed by Guillaume Lubrano
music by Jesper Kyd

<Metal Hurlant Chroniclesem>Cast: Scott Adkins (Guillam), Michael Jai White (Teague), Matt Mullins (Julian), Darren Shahlavi (Adam), Marinela Botis (Spectator), Puiu Mitea (Spectator), Ion Bechet (Spectator), Tatar Anca (Spectator), Gabriel Velicu (Spectator), Idan Roxin (Spectator), Stan Niculae (Spectator)

Notes: The comic story of the same title as the episode appeared in Metal Hurlant #142, published in December 2003.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Shelter Me

Metal Hurlant ChroniclesA young woman wakes up in a bomb shelter, with only her older next door neighbor – a man her father has repeatedly described as “creepy” – for company. He tells her that the world outside has been laid to waste. So far as he knows, they’re the last two human beings left alive; a lead door protects them from what’s outside. Or so he tells her. She discovers that he’s been “admiring” her from afar for some time. Now she doesn’t know if anything he’s told her about the world beyond that door is true…or if she’s any safer if she stays where she is.

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Guillaume Lubrano, Justine Veillot & Dan Wickline
based on a story written by Dan Wickline and illustrated by Mark Vigoroux
directed by Guillaume Lubrano
Metal Hurlant Chroniclesmusic by Jesper Kyd

Cast: Michelle Ryan (Jennifer), James Marsters (Brad Davis)

Notes: As with the previous episode, the comic story of the same title as this episode appeared in Metal Hurlant #142, published in December 2003.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

Red Light + Cold Hard Facts

Metal Hurlant ChroniclesThe crew of the starship Atlanta goes about business as usual until a blue comet slams into the ship. Already suited up for routine maintenance work, Stanley Summers escapes the carnage by climbing into an escape shuttle, which his discovers is manned by two other crew members. Their only problem? Something, possibly debris from the destruction of the Atlanta, has pierced the hull, resulting in an air leak that will leave the shuttle capable of barely sustaining two men long enough for rescue. The two men who were already there decide Stanley must go. But will sacrificing only one man ensure their survival?

Order the DVDsDownload this episode via Amazonteleplay by Guillaume Lubrano & Justine Veillot
based on a story written by R.A. Jones and illustrated by Ryan Sook
directed by Guillaume Lubrano
music by Jesper Kyd

Metal Hurlant ChroniclesCast: Craig Fairbrass (Timarek), Dominique Pinon (Stanley Summers), Eriq Esquaney (Kaskoff), Andy Chase (Guard 1), Nathan Rippy (Guard 2), Yasmine Lafitte (Atlanta Captain), Franck DeLay (Officer)

Notes: The comic story of the same title as the episode appeared in Metal Hurlant #139, published in June 2003. This is the first occasion on which the Metal Hurlant has a direct impact on the story (quite literally, in this case). Andy Chase is also the show’s casting director for ADR and dubbing.

LogBook entry by Earl Green

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