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Cute!  The teeth make me think of Austin Powers.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #1198
« on: April 22, 2011, 12:10:17 AM »
Janet the Wicked, I think I love you.

saluting,

G.

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I loved Marion Ross in the 1970s telefilm Midnight Offerings, in which she played a White Witch.  Marion had some hysterical dialogue in that one about "Hekatite Witches."  My friends and I just love to scream over this kind of thing.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: April 19, 2011, 05:49:47 PM »
You know I love today's quote, and the shot of our Babs delivering it!  One of the high points of the series!

cheers, G.

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What a fab shot of Louis in Langley mode and the ever gracious Ruth Warrick.

G.

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It sounds as if Depp & Burton's favorite DS period may be Leviathan and PT 1970.  In PT 1970 there was one line where Elizabeth (during the two weeks or so when she was given dowdy clothing to wear) mentioned that she entrusted the management of her money to Roger, and he squandered it, as a result of which they were both dependent on handouts from Quentin.

Of course the idea of Ang being married to Roger and cursing Liz hearkens back to the Cassandra storyline.  I have to say if this results from the input of the two big-name fans in the group (Depp & Burton), they both have really good taste... *wink*

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Forty years ago--April 2, 1971
« on: April 12, 2011, 06:24:19 AM »
Hi Taeylor,

I don't know whether this helps, but it was reported in one of the magazines in early '71 that Keith Prentice had been signed for a five year contract.  Given that DC was notorious for stringing longstanding players along without any set contract at all, I am unsure how to evaluate this statement, even in a magazine publication.  (It may have been that Prentice told a reporter he had been told he would probably be on the show at least five years and this was interpreted as his having a contract.)

Sam might have suggested killing Julia off because I can imagine that by 1970/71, Grayson was starting to complain frequently about how bored she was with playing that "straight-ass," Julia Hoffman. 

I do think it's fascinating that after all this time and the deaths of Norma and DC, it's still not clear that DC must have made the decision to pull the plug on the series.  But to me, that is the only interpretation of the events that makes any sense.

G.

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She's so lovely.  Thanks, MB.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: April 11, 2011, 03:44:35 AM »
Very struck by the capture in yesterday's show from Will and Carolyn's scene in PT 1970, episode 989.  This evening I viewed that episode again.  I agree with MB's comment that this is a fabulous scene.  And I couldn't help noticing that Karlen and Barrett got to do more real acting in this five minutes than was the case in the sum total of their work for hoDS which they were filming when this episode was taped.  Thank you, Gordon Russell.

G.

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A most excellent of Birthdays to the most Excellent of Benefactors!

May cake, fun, frivolity and tapioca be the order of the day!

cheering, Gothick

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: April 09, 2011, 12:32:10 AM »
Just have to say (as I think I have said before) how much I love the shot of Julia and Lang confronting one another over an unconscious Barnabas (episode 466 in today's montage).  Beautifully staged image!

Your comment about the horror that is Jeff Clark's appearance cracks me up, MB!

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #1186
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:51:55 PM »
No matter what the events or how strenuously the writers attempt to convince one otherwise, the idea of a man being found guilty of practicing Witchcraft in a 19th century court of law is utterly and irretrievably preposterous.

But even worse than that is the proposed sentence, which was clearly outlawed by our constitution, no doubt supported by a number of legal statutes.

And that's all I have to say on the matter.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #1187
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:30:09 PM »
If I am remembering correctly, this episode is "infamous" because Kate was supposed to hit Jim with a "breakaway" vase--instead, she hit him with that candlestick, which was a for-real prop, and really knocked him out cold!

She's told the story on a number of occasions, including one of the video interviews.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #1187
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:21:45 PM »
I read in an early 1971 fan club newsletter that Grayson's appearance in her first episodes as Aunt Julia of PT 1841 was due to the fact that she had been unable to attend a wardrobe fitting because of her father-in-law's sudden death while she and Sam were out in Ohio for a holiday visit.

I think the main reason Eliot was brought to 1840 was because somebody was concerned that the folks at home were getting really confused at this point.  You'll notice that the first thing that happens when he arrives is that we see him interrogate Julia as to just what has been going on since she arrived.  And poor Grayson gets pages and pages of expository dialogue of the kind the DS actors dreaded, with lots of names and relationships jumbled together in a heap. 

After that, apart from having him explain Parallel Time, they sort of don't know what to do with Eliot.  I still relish these final appearances of the character.  Back during the time of the original broadcast, I still remember the thrill his initial appearance down the stairway through time (which I thought was just the coolest thing ever) gave me--as a child, I found time travel endlessly intriguing.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: April 07, 2011, 11:08:45 PM »
Thanks for the invitation, Lydia.  We'll see what I can do.  My TV time is really erratic these days--some days I don't have time for it at all.  And I am going to be out of town again for a few days next week.  But I suppose I could always comment when I have the time...

G.

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