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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: March 31, 2020, 06:23:12 PM »
LOL. Yes, Sarah looks very Mommie Dearest there. "Tina! Bring me the ax!"

G.

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Thanks, Midnite, for that link. THE WORLD OF HENRY ORIENT is a lot of fun and features Angela Lansbury in an offbeat monster-mother role.

Interesting that she reportedly wrote for Gold Key's Boris Karloff book, as well.

G.

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The most archetypally hilarious moment in the Gold Key DS books was when some ancient Druid or Leviathan or whatever was shown performing a dread incantation from a forbidden grimoire.The words went INNA-GADDA-DA-VIDA and some other mumbo jumbo. Too perfect.

I wonder if the people who collect these and the reprints are getting them for the camp value.Any other reason why they'd want to have these things around the house is a complete mystery to me. The very first one was kind of fun just because it was so outrageous. Plus, Cassandra was a character although I believe it came out in 1969 by which time she had long since been written out of the series.

G.

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According to this review, Joe mentions that in the 1950s, an apartment could be rented in NYC for $24 a month. That seems much more fantastical than any of the storylines on DS.

Thinking of folks living now in NYC and praying for your safety, health and sanity.

G.

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It's tempting to imagine that Frid had just uttered the immortal line, "Come on baby, light my fire."

G.

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I checked Spectrum TV and got a screen stating that my browser is too outdated to run the channel.

I hope you enjoy the series if you do watch.

G.

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That actually looks pretty interesting. I wonder whether one can access "Spectrum" on the interwebs.

I'd never heard of Bridget Regan, but she engaged my interest in the trailer, and she was competing with a shirtless Josh Hartnett--she gets a gold star for that. Barbara Hershey is always so fascinating, too, and appears here in a matriarch role.

Sounds like the kind of thing DS fans might enjoy!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Original Settings and Design
« on: March 25, 2020, 04:19:34 AM »
Also, to note that ornate grandfather clocks show up in all the grand manor houses in all the Gothic films of Hollywood yesteryear... so, it was certainly one of the significant elements that Sy would have sought out when working on the sets. I've wondered just where he bought the furniture and some other props... and what happened to them afterwards.

There's actually a list of a bunch of furniture and props from the Canadian soap Strange Paradise that were sold at an auction sometime around June or July 1970, if I recall aright... I can look for it and post it in this thread, if people are curious. Inventory lists of this kind are often curiously fascinating to peruse.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Original Settings and Design
« on: March 25, 2020, 03:53:57 AM »
Not related to the grandfather clock, but I seem to recall in the original edition of KLS's DS Scrapbook a quote from Sy Tomashoff about including a secret passage in the Collinwood drawing room set (and then doing the same for the Old House drawing room when that was first designed, around episode 70 I think). There was no specification in the script, he said; it was simply that they were creepy old houses in a Gothic melodrama so he felt it went without saying that there HAD to be secret passageways.

G.

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A friend just wrote to me that every episode of DS is available on Tubi now, for free. They run commercials, which can be a little difficult on streaming because usually the ads are inserted randomly rather than during the actual commercial breaks.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Dark Shadows: Remembering The Show?
« on: March 17, 2020, 01:46:54 AM »
Interesting. I'd pretty much presumed that the sequel or reboot or whatever it was supposed to be was dead in the water... then again, Grayson used to say "nobody ever really dies on Dark Shadows."

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: The Crucible on DVD
« on: March 13, 2020, 10:17:37 PM »
That is very cool. It was great seeing Thayer and Clarice in this, and I think that actress who played Hallie/Carrie Stokes was one of the children in it.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: March 13, 2020, 02:38:01 PM »
This scene is like a trial run for the Burton/Depp movie. Except that Barnabas isn't wearing clown makeup.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: March 05, 2020, 05:38:40 PM »
"Sarah" (if it really is Sarah) has dialogue today that makes her sound like a New Age guru.

Again, I'm glad this "book" is coming to an end soon.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: March 01, 2020, 07:55:40 PM »
That's bizarre that they used that print! But, go figure...

It mostly looked great apart from those weird, rough edits ... I don't know just when I'll feel moved to watch the movie again. And yeah, I'm sure Darren was really torn up about this. I know I might have had to go to a parking lot and smash a lot of cheap china, if I'd been in his shoes.

G.

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