Episode number: 47
First Aired: 05/09/97
Production number: SL-322
Previous Episode: Dinoslide
Following Episode: This Slide of Paradise
SummariesWade falls under the spell of a gothic-rock band's charismatic lead singer, who -- unbeknownst to Wade -- is also a full-blooded vampire with a taste for young groupies. -TV Guide
102. Nosferatu EarthVisitors to this world are advised to keep garlic, a wooden stake and a cricifix close at hand: vampires are real on this world. One group of vampires in particular have been together for well over a hundred years and has formed a rock band called "Stoker." Although being a vampire has been a felony since 1897, there have been some famous (infamous?) ones more recently; for instance there was one was named Nixon...
- Much of this episode owes a tip of the hat to Bram Stoker's book "Dracula" which was first published in 1897, the same year that being a vampire was made a felony on Nosferatu Earth. Most obvious is the name of the rock band: Stoker and the names of some of the characters. For instance, the novel has characters named Harker, Mina, Renfield, and Van Helsing. In the episode, all same names appear except that Van Helsing has become Van Elsinger.
- This episode was Jerry O'Connell's debut as a director.
CreditsWritten by: Josef Anderson Directed by: Jerry O'Connell Guest Stars: Ryan Alosio as Morgan Neil Dickson as Colonel Angus Rickman Duff McKagan as Harker Danny Masterson as Renfield Tommy Chong as Van Elsinger Ted Rooney as Technician Leslie Monique Soule as Mina Barry Livingston as Eddie Selk Lauri Pressler as Nurse Anthony David as Security Guard