Continuing with our look at characters to be found in the Wold Newton Universe as well as in Toobworld, and in keeping with today's "As Seen On TV" portrait of Bram Stoker, here are a few clips from two different versions of Count Dracula. From 1973 we have Jack Palance and, from 1977, Louis Jourdan.......
DRACULA TRAILER (WITH JACK PALANCE)
LOUIS JOURDAN AS DRACULA
THE 1977 MINI-SERIES: MINA SCENE (LOUIS JOURDAN)
THE DEATH OF DRACULA (JACK PALANCE)
Wold Newton scholar Chuck Loridans has proposed a theory for all of the many Draculas to be found in the literature, movies, TV shows, etc. which make up the "Newtonverse": there is the one true Dracula, and then there are the soul-clones. Dracula Prime created the soul-clones by exchanging his blood with a human and imprinting his own psyche into the mind of that victim.
This theory is appealing for Toobworld Central because there are many variations on Dracula to be found in the TV Universe. However, we reserve the right to use that theory only for those Draculae who appear in new stories, mostly with previously established TV characters. For instance - the Dracula played by Michael Nouri in the "Curse of Dracula" segments of 'Cliff-Hangers'.
But when it comes to the re-telling of the original story by Bram Stoker, then we're going to have to select only one version and then send the rest of them packing to alternate TV dimensions.