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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Today's Robservations Slideshow
« on: November 04, 2010, 04:07:32 AM »
Tonight's scene selection from episode 94 again arouses poignant feelings, particularly the wonderful snapshot of Vicki and Frank having dinner. It's nice to think of the two of them in an alternate universe eventually marrying, settling down and having a wonderful family.

And from 1967, as always it's a treat to see the shot of Julia ordering Carolyn from her room.  Drama so high it's stratospheric!

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: sometimes vicki's a pain in neck
« on: November 02, 2010, 05:21:18 AM »
Golly, it's Vicki's new Avatar look!  Awesome!

Vicki's trip to Bangor is up on the Robservations slideshow tonight.  Ah, the memories...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: The Witch and the Wolf
« on: November 02, 2010, 02:58:18 AM »
What fun!  I think it's a hoot that Tricia remembered Widow's Hill as Widow's Peak.  Maybe she had a thing for Nicholas, too?

G.

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That was really amazingly well done.  Many thanks for the link!

I thought it was a nice touch how when the lyrics referred to "Dracula and his son" we panned first to Barn, then to Adam...

Nice shot of Magda hovering over the hand at one point, too.

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Today's Robservations Slideshow
« on: October 31, 2010, 05:40:24 AM »
There are some delectable Halloween treats for Grayson Hall fans in today's new slideshow.  The scene in Josette's room where Carolyn is convalescing from the experience of being turned into Barn's new vampire slave rates as one of the most creepy moments in the entire series, at least to me.  I am particularly fascinated because there was a substantial chunk from this scene missing in the version of the episode that I originally saw on the MPI tapes. (I unfortunately missed the episode during the 1976 syndication of these shows in my home area--by the time they got to this point in the story, I was attending college and only saw the show very occasionally if I went up to visit my folks for a few days.) It wasn't until 2 or 3 years ago when I finally got the DVDs for this period that I was able to see the restored version, which I had heard about on some fan site or other (might have even been an early incarnation of this Board--I can't remember when MPI announced the restoration of this episode).

This episode also rates as one of the moments where you think Julia couldn't possibly abase herself any further in attempting to get Barn to keep her in his life.  Of course, this is all just the prelude to Julia turning the tables on Barn in a way that shows that trifling with the good doctor's affections was a big mistake for this not-so-vulnerable vampire...

G.


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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Happy Halloween!
« on: October 29, 2010, 05:38:19 AM »
Adorable!  Wonderful work!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Dark Shadows & Lyndhurst
« on: October 27, 2010, 04:42:37 AM »
Interesting about the estate managers lobbying so hard to have Depp Shadows film on the grounds.  I well remember on my first visit to Lyndhurst, which took place, if I recall aright, in the mid 1980s, asking about the filming of the DS movies, and having the guide inform me--"oh, THAT was a disaster, and we'll never allow THAT to happen again!"

I guess changing economic circumstances have led to a dramatic change in policy... My impression of the attitude about the films in the 1980s wasn't that they were perceived as tacky horror movies, but that all the cameras, cords, equipment, etc. had put a lot of physical strain and potential damage on the property. 

Forget the Tower--I've always wanted to visit Julia's bedroom on the third floor!

G.

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Early birthday wishes to our beloved cousin down South!  A gentleman of true discrimination and worthy enthusiasms!

May your day be filled with wonderful treats!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Top Ten Halloween Horrors!
« on: October 25, 2010, 02:21:14 AM »
Interesting list, and once again demonstrates the truth of the old saw that one man's trash is another man's treasure... some of those titles would go straight from the doorstep to the rubbish bin in my house.  

But that's just one of the many things that makes me such an enticing part of life's rich tapestry...

G.

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Nice blurb.  It makes me wonder whether there are fans who insist on addressing Frid as "Barnabas" when they meet him. There are some old radio interviews from those incessant phone-in shows that never seem to die (the popularity of the format escapes me) uploaded onto Youtube of the late, lamented Jonathan Harris.  Harris portrayed the infamous Dr. Zachary Smith on the cult sci-fi series Lost in Space in the Sixties.  In at least three of these old interviews, both the djs/emcees and the fans who phoned in kept addressing Harris as "Dr. Smith."  Harris playfully went along (and in a couple of cases allowed some really distasteful bantering insults to fly by in his own inimitiable style) but I can't imagine Frid being so accommodating.

G.

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: sometimes vicki's a pain in neck
« on: October 24, 2010, 04:36:15 AM »
I have to admit I love watching her give Blair the freeze, particularly since her character had so little backbone as a rule at that point.

Even more fabulous is seeing Miss Carolyn Stoddard frostily informing Blair, "We come from a very old family."

G.

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Happy Birthday Mark!  here's to a great guy, talented writer, and beautiful soul.

Many Blessings to you,

Steve

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Current Talk '10 II / Re: Today's Robservations Slideshow
« on: October 22, 2010, 02:45:16 AM »
The first image in the slideshow for episode 85 really captures the flavor of the early months of DS.  Liz is in the infamous roll-neck lime-green shroud, Carolyn has her hair up, and both women are absorbed in a heated discussion about the dating life of Miss Carolyn Stoddard and the not so minor peccadilloes thereof.

Just a marvelous moment that seems worthy of note.  Thanks for continuing this series, MB!

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: October 21, 2010, 03:39:12 AM »
I agree, MSC.  I thought the actual image of Carolyn and her featured line of dialogue beautifully evoked the strange mood of that episode.

Perfect Halloween viewing fare...

G.

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The table really is a ravishing little bibelot.  I love to think of her having coffee at it and relaxing.  She had such fabulous taste.

G.

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