Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012
Greg Cox wrote:
The interesting question is: how far can you diverge from what people think of as the "lore" before it stops becoming a "vampire"?
Back when I writing the Underworld books, I used to run into confused fans who didn't grasp that the UW vamps didn't necessarily play by the same rules as, say, Buffy vamps or Anne Rice vamps or whatever. ("But vampires can't get pregnant! Everybody knows that!")
I do think, however, that if you're going to deviate from some standard bit of lore, you need to address that clearly and right away, just to avoid confusion.
"Contrary to popular legend, Selene could still see her reflection in the glass," etc.
I could see vampires promoting misinformation in lore and fiction, just to throw victims off guard.
"They have to help the viewers let go. Firefly did a movie to wrap things up. Buffy the Vampire Slayer continued on as a comic book. Heroes gradually lowered the quality season by season until we were grateful it ended.” - Sheldon Cooper