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Current Talk '09 II / Long live the original Barnabas storyline!
« on: December 18, 2009, 11:49:48 PM »
I just watched episodes 241/242, and I think that the original cast were awesome. The original premise of Barnabas, Josette, Dr. Woodard, et al., was really something quite special. For instance, anybody notice how stupid the writers made "Josette"? Boy, Barnabas sure likes them stupid! And speaking of stupid, I'm sure all of you noticed the classic gaff "microphone" insted of "microscope" from Mitch Ryan - and you get the feeling in this period that when he looks at his drink, he wishes it's more than just tea - ha ha!  [drunk22] Also, it seems that Jonathan Frid actually studies his scripts the night before. His performances are stupendous, obviously the reason Dark Shadows was given another thriteen weeks of life.  [8_2_74]

Dr. Woodard, of course, played by actor Robert Gerringer was note-perfect from the word "go". Also notice that Dr. Julian Hoffman was a man. It seems likely that during this period Dan Curtis was probably hanging out in the control booth. You get the feeling that he was much more hands-on than in the later episodes. While little David's acting skills leave a little to be desired (he'll acquire them later), for the most part all the actors are giving it 110%.  [santa_cheesy] It's interesting to see the crossover from boring, hum-drum daytime soap opera fare into imaginative, surrealistic story-telling. No wonder why they had to change it from 3:30 to 4:00, as the original viewers - mothers and housewives doing their laundry and cleaning house - would't stand for such shenanigans.  [a_xmas]

I know all of this has probably been discussed add-nauseum, but I just couldn't help writing how I feel about these early episodes.  [love5] If any of you wish to add your thoughts and comments to these wonderful early Barnabas episodes, please feel free - Merry Christmas.  [8_2_76] 

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0889
« on: November 23, 2009, 03:28:29 AM »
I didn't know Sabrina had amnesia; I just thought she couldn't talk.

I don't think that's why Prof. Stokes was prompting all those questions; I'd always believed that he was trying to make Sabrina talk as much as possible so that she'd be able to speak less hesitantly.

On the subject of Ned,
[spoiler]I'm surprised his character wasn't reprised when RD returned, but I'm so much more delighted that the writers decided to bring CDT back instead.[/spoiler]
Even the writers must have known that RD plus helpless girl equals harrassment lawsuit.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Barnabas and 1796
« on: October 13, 2009, 12:34:45 AM »
Yes, yes, the writers really screwed up big-time when they decided to go back again and again to the same storyline. I mean, how many times can someone visit 1796 and not wind up with the future looking awfully wierd and grotesque? I mean, I can understand about this thing with Vicki - the writers obviously thought that
[spoiler]we needed a reason for David and Amy not to go to Boston as planned[/spoiler]
But come on! We really don't need a third trip down memory lane. [protest]

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0847
« on: October 07, 2009, 03:02:49 AM »
Gag! Did anyone else want to puke when Quentin told Amanda he had never known love before he met her?

AMEN!  [hall_cheesy]

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0855
« on: October 06, 2009, 01:34:39 AM »
In a way, it seems like Petofi may have hired her for the expressed reason for his future plan. Quentin never had a more devoted servant than Beth, and he must have known that if he did anything to Quentin, Beth would run to his side (again).  [hall2_rolleyes]

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0822
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:35:41 AM »
No - my guess is that DMcK was cast because she looked so much like KLS, since KLS was on vacation at the time.

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0821
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:32:27 AM »
Yeah, I really wish she was in more episodes instead of the common, uninteresting nurses that usually haunted the halls of the Collinsport Hospital. At least this character had some life!  [hall2_wink]

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0854
« on: October 05, 2009, 02:25:52 AM »
True - but until then, we still have to endure
[spoiler]a thousand episodes of of Peto-tin running around, claiming that his mind has been taken over by Q-tofi. [hall2_rolleyes][/spoiler]

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0853
« on: September 30, 2009, 04:07:41 AM »
Only because
[spoiler]she insisted on staring at it for hours on end every spare moment she had! It wasn't as if Sky had decided, "Oh, this seems like a nice painting for Angelique . . ."[/spoiler]

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Complete This Phrase / Fill In The Blank(s) - 1897 / Re: Episode #0853
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:30:22 AM »
. . . Edward, Barnabas, and two werewolves. [ghost_wink]

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Complete This Phrase / Fill In The Blank(s) - 1897 / Re: Episode #0855
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:28:16 AM »
a hicky
li'l lice runnin' 'round

(sorry - can't think of the definitive answer)

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Complete This Phrase / Fill In The Blank(s) - 1897 / Re: Episode #0855
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:24:22 AM »
. . . could you run down to the drugstore for me and but another case of Prep H?

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0852
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:15:40 AM »
The whole Angelique and Quentin thing never did seem convincing to me, even as a child. What's more,
[spoiler]Angelique admitted later on that the whole romance/engagement with Quentin was just to spite Barnabas!  [ghost_blink][/spoiler]

Besides, the whole thing seems like a hoax for Edward to let her stay on at Collinwood and cause trouble for Barnabas.


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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0820
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:12:08 AM »
Why does Tim blame Gregory for Rachel's death?

It must be that if Trask was nicer, Rachel wouldn't have wanted to run away, but beyond that, Gragory really had no involvement. It seems like Tim's stretching hard to blame everything bad that ever happened in his life on Trask (while good in theory . . .). [ghost_nowink]

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Current Talk '09 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0853
« on: September 28, 2009, 01:05:48 AM »
That sounds good in theory, but it doesn't explain why
[spoiler]Angelique bought Q's portrait in 1969. She said that she bought it to remind her of Quentin and Barnabas, and how could it remind her of Q if she hadn't even been to 1897?[/spoiler]

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