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What happens when man violates the laws of God and science? For Captain Walton (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Donald Sutherland, The Italian Job) and the crew of a weather-beaten ship stranded in the icy sea, the answer follows their rescue of a scientist close to death, frozen in fear, and insane with dire warnings. Viktor Frankenstein (Alec Newman, Frank Herbert’s Children of Dune) has a story to tell—a story as chillingly real as the tortured howls emanating from the Arctic fog and as timeless as the need to be loved.

It begins with Frankenstein’s career as a young scientist possessed of a dark and obsessive thirst for knowledge. Against the wishes of his father, he strives to divine the mysteries of life and death. Pledging his love to his childhood sweetheart Elizabeth (Nicole Lewis), he leaves for a university in Ingolstadt, Germany where, under the auspices of Professor Waldman (Oscar winner William Hurt, Kiss of the Spider Woman), Frankenstein vows to unlock nature’s secrets. In his private laboratory, he has the tools he needs: severed limbs and torsos stolen from a morgue. Piece by piece, his experiment begins. Stitched together like a lumbering doll, and jolted to life by a powerful bolt of electricity, his magnificent creation is shocked to life. Even more frightened than his human creator, the fledgling being disappears into the night, helpless, abhorred, and vulnerable…

Yet this new creature (Luke Goss, Blade II) proves even more fallibly human than Frankenstein. He is not only imbued with knowledge and wisdom, but a conscience as well—and a longing to be accepted for something other than the deviant he is. Rejected by his “father” and shunned by society, he vows revenge by stealing all that Frankenstein all holds most dear. Victim by victim, fueled by painful rage, he closes in on his prey— Frankenstein’s beloved Elizabeth. But the wounded creature has another, even more devious plan—to lure Frankenstein into the bitter wilderness in an effort to understand the nature of his father’s hideous deeds and the reason for his own despairing crimes as well. Unable to inspire love, he can now only inspire terror. And he will, as Frankenstein meets his appointment with destiny.

Programme Information

Format:
HD
Aspect Ratio:
16:9
Episodes:
2
Duration:
120 Mins
Year of Production:
2003
Category:
Mini Series
Genre(s):
Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Awards

Result
Category
Award Name
Year
winner
outstanding makeup for a miniseries, movie or a special
primetime emmy
2005
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