Highlander

Season 5 Episode 19

The Modern Prometheus

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Aired Unknown May 17, 1997 on
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Lord Byron, the brilliant Romantic poet, is alive and well and 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?moreless

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    Jonathan Firth

    Jonathan Firth

    Lord Byron

    Guest Star

    Jeffrey Ribier

    Jeffrey Ribier

    Mike Paladini

    Guest Star

    Tracy Keating

    Tracy Keating

    Mary Shelley

    Guest Star

    Peter Wingfield

    Peter Wingfield

    Methos aka Adam Pierson

    Recurring Role

    Michel Modo

    Michel Modo

    Maurice

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (3)

      • Jonathan Firth keeps forgetting to limp on his character's club foot, ignoring it entirely during his swordfight scenes.

      • The events at the Villa Diodati in 1816 as shown here bear almost no resemblence to the historical documents of what happened (see Byron: A Self Portrait). There are also many other historical discrepancies - Mary Shelley was not married to Percy Shelley and thus not known as "Mary Shelley" (as Methos refers to her), Mary Godwin was 18 at the time rather then in her 30's, Frankenstein has nothing to do with the loneliness of immortality (although her story "The Mortal Immortal" did), etc.

      • Mike plays perfectly well in his audition but Joe tells him to leave - there's no indication as to why Joe and Duncan thought he was strung out, although they clearly act disappointed at the fact he is.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Duncan: Cut the crap - Mike is dead because of him.
        Methos: No, Mike is dead because of Mike.
        Duncan: The kid idolized him. Maybe he didn't pull the trigger but he sure as hell put the gun in his hand. "To live like me you have to be like me." Come on, Methos, Mike couldn't do that, he wasn't Immortal.
        Methos: And that is not Byron's fault.

      • Byron: My task is done. My song has ceased. My theme has died into an echo...it is fit.

      • Byron: Would you rather have a tombstone that says "he lived for centuries," or one that says 'for centuries, he was alive"?
        Methos: You're not listening to me - I don't want a tombstone.

    • NOTES (4)

      • F. Braun McAsh, the series' sword master since the second season, has a brief cameo as Hans Kerschner. This is the third of his three appearances, and the only one where he uses a sword.

      • "The Modern Prometheus" is, in fact, the subtitle of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, and Byron and Shelly were actually friends. Byron is shown walking with a bit of a limp and carries a cool sword/blade-in-a-cane thing. The real Lord Byron had what is called a clubfoot, which means a foot is very large and swollen and which embarrassed him greatly. Also, Byron's full name was George Gordon, Lord Byron. George.

      • German rock star Marcus Testory, who played the role of Caspian in the two-part Four Horsemen episodes earlier this season, arranged the rock songs that Lord Byron performs in this episode.

      • Methos is referred to as "Doc Adams" in his flashbacks with Byron, a reference to his comments earlier in the season that he had studied medicine at some time in the distant past. Later, in next season's penultimate episode, "Indiscretions," Methos is shown (in flashback) as a practicing physician named Dr. Benjamin Adams.

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