A few kilometres outside fair Klausenberg, where we set our scene, intensely self-confident Jonathan Harker arrives at Castle Dracula to start his new job. He’s an academic, and has been hired as a librarian by Count Dracula. Harker starts his visit by running into a lovely woman in the dining room who begs for his help escaping and then flits off.
I don’t sleep well, and this has led to strange online shopping and lots of semi-conscious thinking. That second part is usually announced to Dr Jim with the immortal phrase, “Okay, you know xyz, right?” Sometimes I even make sense, but it’s certainly not required. 🌕🌕🌕 Okay, you know the first Hammer Dracula, right?
When television and film go back to the same characters over and over, the first incarnation we see tends to be the one that becomes “ours.” Our James Bond or our Doctor or our Sherlock Holmes is the correct one and you can’t shake us. There is a random quality to intersections with pop culture, but longevity allows an actor’s interpretation to become the default for generations.