"I believe the phrase is: Do you mind if I borrowed your newspaper?"
Read the disclaimer. Talk
about this page on the Methos
message board. Contact the webmaster.
Stuck in a frame? Break out!
The Methos Chronicles is online!
Third attempt. Now this is more like it!
Woo-hoo! (click to see larger image)
NOTE: TheMethosChronicles.net is no longer online. The URL now
redirects you to the official
The Methos Chronicles Official Fan Website is online at www.TheMethosChronicles.net.
The animated series isn't available yet but there are photos of Peter
recording his voiceover from October 2000, a message board where you can
leave your thoughts, and a new drawing of animated Methos, which is much
improved — no more flying swords and animated-GIF overkill!
Extra-long eyebrow and muddy skin color aside, it's a much better likeness!
And the new graphic confirms that the Methos Chronicles will be a Flash
animated series. But it's not "coming in February" anymore.
Oh well, good things come to those who wait... and wait...
If you want to give Flash a try on your computer before the Methos Chronicles
debuts, check out some of the animated series currently running on the
Sci-Fi Channel's site: www.scifi.com/sfpresents/weekly/
Previous drawings are below.
The second attempt is supposed to be
BETTER, guys! (click to see larger image)
The PWFC has
confirmed that Peter did (as in past tense!) record the voiceover for
The Methos Chronicles sometime in 2000.
I received an e-mail from a Davis-Panzer representative confirming that
the Internet series is for real and that Josh Davis is the project head.
The current site is just a development site, but Davis-Panzer have reserved
the following URLs for some future use:
(which will probably point to the dotcom site)
There's just a Network Solutions "under construction" page
there now, but bookmark it for the future!
First attempt (click to see larger image)
While checking out domain names that contain "methos" in the
name, www.TheMethosChronicles.net popped up. At that URL was what
appeared to be a prototype design calling itself "Highlander: The
Official Site" and advertising "an animated Highlander Internet
series featuring the voice of Peter Wingfield... Coming in February"!
(They changed the page to a plain white one directing fans to www.highlander-official.com,
but if you look REALLY closely at the page, you can find a tiny link that
will take you into the site — to a spash page with a huge logo that takes
ages to download if you don't have a high-speed connection. Then they
changed it back to a regular splash page again. Seems like it's changing
daily! They also changed some of the graphics, replacing static graphics
with an extremely annoying blinking background and a sword that continually
ZOOMS across the screen, definitely driving home that the site is "in
TheMethosChronicles.net domain name was registered by Josh Davis, son
of Peter Davis, who is the Davis in Davis-Panzer Productions, the owners
of the Highlander franchise. The address in the domain name record is
Davis-Panzer's Los Angeles office. The site also contains graphics and
content duplicated or derived from the current official Highlander site,
including an identical ad for the upcoming Highlander: Endgame DVD, which
means that the site was put up (or updated) recently.
On the one hand, I and many other fans would listen to Peter read the
phone book and have been dreaming about him doing an audiobook reading
for a while now. Voiceover is the next best thing. On the other hand,
while animated Methos is better than no Methos, I can't help but shudder
remembering the last time someone thought a cartoon Highlander would be
cool. The sample drawing on the site, while stylized, somehow doesn't
seem CUTE enough. I always pictured a cartoon Methos as Japanese anime
in style and I don't mean Pokémon, but something more like
Click to see larger image
But with a larger nose, of course!
Meanwhile, on the alt.tv.highlander newsgroup, Gillian Horvath, former
Highlander staffer and editor of An Evening
at Joe's, confirmed that the animated series is for real.
Updated 14 July 2001
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More Reunion con guests added (updated
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More on Highlander, the online
game (updated 22 June 2001)