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That's a beautiful shot of her in that, Robot Quentin.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Penny Dreadful
« on: July 04, 2016, 06:33:53 PM »
In that early scene, I think in the first episode, where he comes to the house and she does a Tarot reading for him, she's so completely in control. Though we also see her already having a meltdown with her prayers in her bedroom.

A friend is watching an AMC series called PREACHER and from the couple of YT clips I played, there's a cool strong complicated female character in that named Tulip.  You might want to have a look.  It has elements of supernatural horror which I think usually is not your genre. I suggest checking out the youtube clips before trying to watch an episode.  I don't get a signal so I am not bothering with it...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Penny Dreadful
« on: July 04, 2016, 05:06:37 PM »
Yeah.  I thought there should have been at least one more Ethan/Dorian scene.  I found some of the choices Logan made with the storyline and scripting to be less than inspiring as time went on.  It also became an even more heavily "Catholic" metaphysical universe.  The big finale with Vanessa's confrontation with the Devil at the end of season 2 really did not work for some viewers.  I did find it a cool scene.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Penny Dreadful
« on: July 04, 2016, 02:52:12 AM »
It was a plotline linking Vanessa with a demonic Egyptian Goddess Amunet (the lore about this figure was completely made up so far as I am aware).  Her full manifestation on Earth was to usher in a new apocalyptic age.  The storyline was dropped abruptly at some point during season 1 and I don't think it was ever mentioned again.

G.

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Current Talk '16 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #1083
« on: July 03, 2016, 05:37:06 PM »
Lara did a couple of plays around this time as well as a strange movie called "Hi, Mom."  I think a trailer for it was included in the final DVD package of the original DVD release.  I don't know if all those trailers were included in the "coffin set." A lot of special features may have been omitted so everything would fit in the "coffin."

Lara had just finished up a very busy period covering for a lot of people who were out for the movie shoot, so at the end of the PT1970, she got a break of a few months.  I don't think a lot of fans realize just how gruelling the schedule was working on the show.  If you were in more than 2 episodes in a given week, it was a real rollercoaster.  In one of her interviews, Grayson described the schedule:  be at the studio by around 6:30, maybe 7 at the latest, a.m.  Read-through and get notes from whoever was directing.  "Lunch" break around 10 or 10:30 a.m. while the techs set up for camera blocking.  Makeup of course somewhere in there (it looks in the photos as if makeup was done before the morning read-through in most cases but not all).  Tech rehearsal.  Dress rehearsal. TAPE, usually between 3:15 and 3:45.  Sometimes they then trooped into a TV room and watched the show aired on that day.  Not always.  A short break and then, if you had a show being taped the next day, wait around for the people to come in to do first rough read-through of the next day's script. Get home, have a bath according to Grayson, COOK (the most important act of the day for her), and basically fall into bed.  Sometimes Frid would go have dinner there so they could run lines while she was cooking. No doubt others did as well.

If you were taping the next day it was get up around 5 a.m. and start all over again!  Wheee!

As Grayson commented, "yeah it was fun but... IT WAS A LOT OF WORK."

cheers, G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: July 03, 2016, 02:59:55 AM »
Cute.  I don't recall ever noticing the flapping thread during that scene. I think I have only ever viewed that episode once, though.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: My Tarrytown experience
« on: July 01, 2016, 03:41:38 PM »
Gerard, the Festival should hire you to organize that cruise!  In addition to your salary and a free stateroom, you could tell them they need to give you a DVD of the 2004 pilot as part of the deal.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: My Tarrytown experience
« on: June 30, 2016, 06:38:29 PM »
Did KLS turn, tilt her head up at a sharp angle, and inform the querulous lackey, "*I* am the Mistress of Collinwood!  NEVAH forget that!"

That's how Joan would have handled it.

Great story!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: My Tarrytown experience
« on: June 30, 2016, 05:59:11 PM »
I have no idea what the typical cruise costs, so can't compare. 

There was widespread speculation that this year's Festival would be the end of the road for that type of event.  I wonder whether a formal announcement regarding this will be made, or if the Festival committee will simply let it drop.

It sounds as if all in all, it was a very nice weekend for everyone, so it is good that it is going out on a high note, if this is indeed the grand finale.  Too bad people were turned away because the venue couldn't accommodate larger numbers.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: My Tarrytown experience
« on: June 30, 2016, 04:32:41 PM »
The Festival's infamous "line fetish" continues.

It sounds as if they allowed fan dealers and at least some other vendors this year.  I remember reading at the last T-town event only MPI was allowed (if I'm recalling that correctly).

BTW there was a post on FaceBeast a day or two ago about a 2017 DS cruise.  I imagine the details will be in the next Shadowgram post.

G.

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Special thanks for today's quote.  I have no memory of these lines at all (which is hardly surprising given other lapsus memoriae I have mentioned).  Interesting to learn what Laura's fate was.  "Laura my darling" paid a bitter price for that funeral laughter.

G.

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Can't say I'm all that interested unless something bizarre happened such as hiring Bill Mumy to write some of the scripts.  LIS was even more rooted in Sixties pop culture than was DS, if that's possible.  I thought the 1990s LIS movie was simply dreadful because of the need to make it "dark" and more up-to-date. 

Sci-fi has changed so much since that time.  Of course with all the Star Wars mania maybe they figure they can cash in by doing a clone of that and calling it LIS.  Throw in a few superheroes  and they could sell some tix.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: My Tarrytown experience
« on: June 30, 2016, 02:05:54 AM »
Inefficiency? at a Shadows event?

I simply refuse to believe it!  (I'm sure either Barnabas or Julia said that line more than once)

G

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Daughters of Darkness
« on: June 29, 2016, 08:57:50 PM »
It's an interesting remark because I recall Frid saying in interviews (this is going back to when the show was still on) that he would often think of Shakespeare, particularly Richard III, when he was playing Barnabas.

I don't know if Karlen referred to that because JF used to discuss this with him.  They must have spent a lot of time running lines together given all the scenes they had one on one.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '16 II / Re: Daughters of Darkness
« on: June 29, 2016, 08:00:57 PM »
Great interview. But I can see why fans thought he was basically equating DS with "garbage."

G.

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