Lucard - Handsome but sinister businessman seen on
the short-lived series DRACULA: THE SERIES/SYN/USA/1990-91.
Alexander Lucard, (played by Geordie Johnson) is a wealthy entrepreneur who controls the fortunes
of Lucard Industries, an international corporate empire based in Luxembourg.
In reality, Lucard is a nearly six-hundred year old vampire known as Count
Dracula. His nemesis is Professor Gustav Helsing (Bernard Behrens), a vampire
hunter and descendant of the original Van Helsing who stalked Dracula with a
stake and a crucifix years earlier.
Gustav Helsing is assisted by his ward, Sophie Metternich (Mia Kirshner) and
his two young nephews from Philadelphia, teen-age Chris and 10-year-old Max
(Jacob Tierney/Joe Roncetti), who were placed in Gustav's custody by their
mother, Eileen Townsend (Lynn Cormack), an international bank executive.
Lucard's assistant, on the other hand, is Klaus Helsing, the son of Gustav
Helsing, the vampire hunter. Lucard turned Klaus into a vampire 13 years earlier
and has taunted Gustav with this knowledge. But Gustav hopes one day to cure his
know, I really haven't got much in the way of friends. It seems I've had
to kill most of them."
Dracula: The Series
Meanwhile, Lucard has a firm hold on Klaus' destiny. The one thing, however,
that Lucard doesn't control is the religious relic called the Cross of Magyars.
Crafted by Saint Varma,. it is the one thing that can kill him. Gustav Helsing
keeps the cross at his home to ward off visits from vampires like Lucard.
As for Lucard's fashion sense, he likes the color black, wears a ring on the
ring finger of his right hand and he rides in a black Mercedes limousine with
white leather interior and personally drives a dark teal BMW Z1 roadster with a
cream interior. He also finds poppy seeds irresistible and enjoys drinking wine
('47 Chateau Margaux or '27 Veuveot). If wine is not on the menu then some blood
as an after-dinner liqueur will do.
At the end of a long hard workday, Lucard seek refuge in a coffin located
behind a large fireplace in his castle estate.
TRIVIA NOTE: The 21 half-hour episode series is
based on the Dracula myth from the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker. In the novel, of
course, Dracula died in the final scene of the book. But he is full of life and
back to do battle with the Helsing clan in this syndicated update of the Dracula
legend. (A. Lucard is "Dracula" spelled backwards).
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