Brimstone

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John Glover and Peter Horton as the devil and Ezekiel Stone in Brimstone
Brimstone
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Introduction

Brimstone fandom began quickly after the series first aired on Fox in 1998 and 1999. The series only ran for 13 episodes before being canceled, largely due to the fact that executive changes at Fox around the time first aired resulted in the individuals who had been in support of the show leaving, replaced with executives who did not put network support behind it. Episodes were aired out of sequence, creating confusion in the series' timeline and alienating viewers before it could develop a strong following. It was also viewed as "too dark" for network television by many, who did not give the series a chance to see the dark humor in it (largely provided by John Glover's portrayal of the devil).

Nevertheless, the series has been aired later on the SciFi Network and Chiller Network, where it gained a greater audience and a continued cult following. Never a particularly large fandom, it still has a dedicated fanbase, in particular around the slash pairing of Ezekiel Stone and the devil. This fandom has produced fanworks including fiction, art, fansites, songvids, and virtual seasons.

The series

In Brimstone, Peter Horton plays Ezekiel Stone, a New York City police detective. Fifteen years before the beginning of the series, he avenged the rape of his wife, Rosalyn Stone (Stacy Haiduk), by murdering her rapist in cold blood. Soon thereafter, Ezekiel himself is killed in the line of duty and sent to Hell for his actions.

But now, the unthinkable has happened: 113 damned souls have managed to escape from Hell and have returned to Earth. Their escape has not made the Devil (John Glover) very happy. He approached Ezekiel with an offer: return all 113 to their rightful place in Hell, and earn a second chance at life. Ezekiel accepts this offer, and the series follows his attempts to capture the 113 while struggling with his own redemption.

Other recurring characters in the series include:

  • Maxine (or Max) (Lori Petty), a receptionist at the hotel where Ezekiel lives when he moves to Los Angeles in search of his wife and the damned.
  • Detective Ash (Teri Polo), a detective in Los Angeles who crosses paths repeatedly with Ezekiel during his hunt - and who may be more than she seems at first glance.

Terminology

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Timeline

Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan fiction community.

  • On November 30, 1998, the Brimstone episode Heat originally aired on Fox. This was actually episode #1.04, aired out of order.
  • On November 13, 1998, the Brimstone episode Repentance (1.06) originally aired on Fox. This was another episode aired out of sequence.
  • On November 23, 1998, the Stonefic yahoogroup was formed.[1] Stonefic is an adult/slash fan-fiction group for the series, and it predominantly featured Ezekiel/devil fiction.
  • On December 4, 1998, the Brimstone episode Executioner (1.07) originally aired on Fox. This was another episode aired out of sequence.
  • On December 10, 1999, the SciFi network first began airing reruns of Brimstone.
  • On April 2, 2002, the first episode of the Brimstone Virtual Season 2 was posted on-line.[3]
  • On March 21, 2003, the first episode of the brimstone Virtual Season 3 was posted on-line.[4]
  • On July 28, 2007, the Chiller network began airing reruns of Brimstone episodes.

Kerfluffles

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Influential Fanworks

Fiction

Fandom Members

See Brimstone fans.

Fandom Size

October 2006

There are 20 stories on FanFiction.Net, 6 on FanDomination.Net, 5 on FanWorks.Org as of October 10, 2006.

November 2007

FanWorksFinder lists 163 Brimstone stories on the internet as of November 28, 2007.

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See also

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