THE MODERN PROMETHEUS

Production number: #96517
Original US airdate: 12th May, 1997
Written by: James Thorpe
Directed by: Adrian Paul
Guest cast: Peter Wingfield (Methos), Jonathan Firth (Lord Byron), Jeffrey Ribier (Mike), Barbara Keogh (Mary Shelley); Michel Modo (Maurice), Katie Carr (Claire Clairmont), Christopher Staines (Percy Shelley), F Braun McAsh (Hans Kershner), Don Foran (Jerry)



Lord Byron, the brilliant Romantic poet, is alive and well living the decadent life of a rock star. He lives life way over the edge and has taken some promising young musicians over the edge with him. When following in Byron's footsteps tragically ends the life of Dawson's protege, MacLeod is faced with a decision - is the beauty and genius that is Byron worth the cost?

Read full episode synopsis (at Jinnafore's site).


Flashbacks


1816, Switzerland: Byron and Methos are friends, and in the company of one Mary Shelley.

Other Immortals

Methos
Lord Byron


Interesting facts


+ Jonathan Firth is younger brother to Colin, best known for his roles in BBC TV's Pride and Prejudice and Film Four's Fever Pitch.
+ I recently saw Christopher Staines in Bath performing in She Stoops to Conquer, an 18th Century play by Oliver Goldsmith.
+ More tales of real-life events inspiring the series. Shelley did meet Byron in Switzerland that year, and did claim to be inspired to write Frankenstein as a result of her stay.
+ Michel Modo makes a (very) brief cameo return as Maurice.


Verdict


Sorry, but I haven't yet seen this episode. When I have seen it, I'll post a verdict.


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