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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: February 01, 2018, 09:28:18 PM »
I'm curious about the site of the currently depicted action in the story. I'm wondering if this is meant to be the 1991 version of Wyndcliffe. I don't recall this setting in the 1991 episodes but, again, it's been a long while. I saw most of them once when I collected the videotapes sometime around 2004, then got rid of them all after I'd viewed the shows.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: February 01, 2018, 03:50:32 AM »
As someone who's lived in New England most of my life since 1986, it's always so blatantly obvious when a film or TV show is supposed to be set here and it's so obviously either Southern California, or Vancouver.

I love it in the old 1940s movies when we're supposed to be in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and I'm wondering if it's Topanga Canyon, Laurel Canyon or somewhere similar...

G.

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"Theme from Night of Dark Shadows," music which also bears the title "Joanna," is one of my favorite of Bob Cobert's compositions for the DS projects. I found this charming piano arrangement recorded by a fan on Youtube and I thought others might enjoy hearing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnDAMZMCBsM

Best, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Re: OT: Anthony George in Checkmate
« on: January 30, 2018, 05:50:18 AM »
Sebastian Cabot and a very young Doug McClure were also regulars on CHECKMATE. It's worth checking out.

DECADES does seem to repeat programming a lot...

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:50:22 AM »
Two shots that summed up DS 91 for me: Julia in Jackie Oh sunglasses reading by the swimming pool in beautiful downtown Burbank, Maine. LOL. And Joe's beefcake shot sprawled on the deck of his boat with a pouty Carolyn looking on.

It all looked very LA...

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:12:28 AM »
I obviously can't tell since I'm so unschooled in the 1991 series. I'm astonished I noticed the detail of Barnabas's hands in that one shot.

I remember reading a few years later how DC claimed that this was going to be a "blooper free" version of the story. Then people were writing into the zine letter columns and the BBS groups or whatever was around then about all the bloopers they spotted. The only one I remember was seeing a wristwatch on somebody in a 1790 scene.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 28, 2018, 08:17:42 PM »
Heartbreaking. And worthy of note given that this is a scene we never actually saw, so far as I am aware, in any of the versions of this narrative.  (I don't count the Burton/Depp film because they changed how Barnabas was released in that.)

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 28, 2018, 01:31:49 AM »
1991 DS fans must have been so excited when that initial announcement broke. Too bad they were disappointed.

Again, I am enjoying it thus far...

G.

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Thanks, Josette. I never watched CANNON. I had lunch with a friend yesterday and he was telling me about watching IRONSIDES, another show I saw only bits of when we were visiting my grandmother, occasionally. I bet some DS actors showed up on that one, too.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 25, 2018, 02:46:51 PM »
One of today's drawings definitely feels like a continuity error. I don't recall Barnabas's hands sporting those Nosferatu-nails when we saw him take out the hidden coffer of jewels in the original 1991 episode.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 23, 2018, 02:53:11 AM »
Thanks for the further info, MB. The whole period of the early to mid 1990s was hellishly busy for me. It was also when I had my first few brushes with DS fandom. I really needed something that wasn't academic in my life.

With all the caveats you mention, thus far I think this comic book series was about 5000 percent superior to the "Gold Key" books.

Thanks again to yourself and Midnite for your work on this.  I am enjoying it.

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 22, 2018, 04:56:05 PM »
For anyone who's interested, this page includes links for each issue published.  Unfortunately, some of the pages are blank, presumably because whoever worked on this either did not have access to all the issues, or just never got around to doing treatments for certain numbers.

It states that issue 2 was published in August of 1992, and that the publication schedule was erratic. So maybe the first one came out in June, which always feels like International DS History month to me.

http://darkshadows.wikia.com/wiki/Innovation

Only the first issue of the third "book" was released when Innovation, the publisher, went out of business. I wonder if the complete storyline planned for that "book" was ever posted online.

Despite their disclaimer, the comics do seem to make use of material from the original series that weren't a part of the Universe of the 1991 iteration. For instance, in one story, Liz warns Vicki not to set foot in the basement, and Carolyn asks her what she's hiding, to Liz's displeasure. This idea of Liz keeping the basement locked up and warning people away from it wasn't spoken of in the 1991 episodes that I saw, at least, I don't recall it ever being mentioned.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 22, 2018, 02:13:06 PM »
Happy to help, Josette!

I think I saw a scan on a website somewhere, at some point, of the panel of Barnabas and Willie that's the central image on this latest page. I remember it being captioned something like "ever wonder what Barnabas looked like when Willie first opened the coffin?"  I don't think I ever saw this particular book, though. I am enjoying this feature about it.

I was teaching in Middletown, Connecticut, I think from the Fall of 1992 through the Spring of 1994. I'll have to look for info on when the Innovation comics started up. Maybe in the Fall of 1991?

Best, Gothick

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 22, 2018, 12:23:52 AM »
It's really odd that the writer gave those lines to Barnabas in this scene. Because the original context in the novel, if I'm remembering correctly, is that Dracula just had Mina perform the vampire version of oral sex on him and this is his statement that she is now his Bride.

In the Lugosi film, he says "my blood now flows through her veins... she will live through the centuries to come" ... his voice, and bearing, were magnificent in that scene.

In this scene, Barnabas has simply made Willie his slave. But how this is portrayed here seems so erotic to me. Of course, I fully admit that I'm far from an objective viewer. And again, I don't have anything like the encyclopaedic knowledge about all of the 1991 stuff that some of you possess. I barely remember these shows.

For reference purposes, I'm using google Chrome on a circa 2009 MacBook to view the internet.

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 21, 2018, 08:16:24 PM »
I'm not seeing any artifacting on my screen.

Thanks!

G.

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