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Oh yes MB you're right about PBS in the 70s.  Point taken!  The first time I ever saw two men kiss was on a UK production of Marlowe's play Edward II, starring Ian McKellen, which was shown on PBS sometime around 1974 or 1975, I believe.  There was no reaction in the press at all because nobody in Washington bothered to watch PBS--and the church groups paid no attention, either.  Times have certainly changed.

I think when you wrote Caligula, you meant I, Claudius.  It's certainly amusing to contemplate what public reaction, if any, there might have been had the Malcolm McDowell Caligula aired on PBS, circa 1978...  I remember being surprised at how nonchalantly the actress playing Messalina sat up in bed bare-breasted in one scene.

G.


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Another good one from this series is "Viktoria," with a sympathetic role for Catherine Schell and a complex one for Judy Cornwell (who was a regular, or semi-regular, on KEEPING UP APPEARANCES in the 1990s).  This one involves retribution via doll magic and a twisted gay subtext, among other themes.

I don't think this series ever aired on the MYSTERY show on PBS and I can think of a number of reasons why not, at least back in the time of the late 1970s...

H.

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Golly, MB--knowing how tight your schedule usually is, I'm impressed!

I started "Mr. Nightingale" earlier this evening but despite a very strong beginning (featuring Jeremy Brett in fabulously fantastical old age makeup), had to give it up.  I'm now watching "Night of the Marionettes" with Gordon Jackson (from UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS) and Vladek Sheybal (from UFO) and it's a much stronger, more effective story.

Glad you enjoyed the shows!  There is no arc so I do not think one should bother to watch in order...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 I / Of potential interest to fans
« on: April 15, 2017, 02:03:40 AM »
Fans,

A few evenings ago I stumbled upon this amazing playlist on Youtube.  It includes (from number 93 onwards) the seven episodes of a short lived 1976 British anthology series, SUPERNATURAL.  The episodes I've watched thus far are very reminiscent of DS--lots of character moments, emphasis on mood and atmosphere, and psychological twists.  Please note that episodes 2 and 3 constitute a two part story (which could accurately be given the title of the first of the two parts, COUNTESS ILONA).  These scripts were written by actress Billie Whitelaw's husband Robert Muller and seem to be intended as a kind of homage to the themes of Victorian horror, but again, with a twist.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmRu2axUu2LF_oPPxDUZhzXt4t4fLRlwq

I am enjoying this a lot--perhaps other fans will, as well.

The framing story involves a very exclusive gentlemen's club in London.  The rules of the club are that each prospective new member must tell a horror yarn to the assembled members.  If for whatever reason they don't care for his story, they will kill him.  And so it begins...

cheers, G.

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MB there is a distinctive facet to Parker's work in this that I can't reveal without it being a major spoiler.

I think you will like it a lot if you do watch. 

G.

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Oh boy, Uncle Roger.  I'm just trying to imagine Parker's face during that conversation!  I think I was present at one fan q & a where someone asked her about NIGHT STALKER and she just said that she didn't get along with McGavin.

G.

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That's a really good episode.  Nina Foch is in it as well.

G.

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Current Talk '17 I / Re: DS episodes online
« on: April 11, 2017, 05:54:46 PM »
Thanks for the responses. I guess my friend isn't going to be watching any more DS online. 

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '17 I / DS episodes online
« on: April 10, 2017, 09:11:40 PM »
Hi folks, Last weekend, I had to telephone a friend who recently retired, and he surprised me by telling me he started watching DS on Youtube. He got up to around episode 70 and I think either the episodes switched to for-pay or there was one episode that he couldn't access--I couldn't really understand what he was telling me about it.

This made me wonder whether DS is on HuluPlus, Netflicks or other web content services currently.  Does anyone have current info?

It's hard to google this kind of thing because there are so many sites around with outdated information--and just so many DS websites, period.

Best, G.


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Calendar Events / Announcements '17 I / Re: OT: Lara Parker on Swat
« on: April 10, 2017, 01:15:38 AM »
Those are awesome captures, MB.  I have not seen the episode so it was fun to see these.

Best,  G.

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A joyful belated birthday wish for our dear Mysterioso Darling!  Hope your day was filled with delight, divinity and tapioca!

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 08, 2017, 07:49:45 PM »
Maybe the new disc has been put on hold for a Halloween release?  Let's hope we hear something eventually.

I appreciate what folks here have shared about what was said, or at least scheduled, regarding the new release last year.

G.

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Current Talk '19 I / Re: WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 07, 2017, 08:56:24 PM »
I agree, MB.  I'm wondering if there is going to be any publicity around the new DVD release or if it will just appear on various online shopping outlets at some point.  I seem to recall really minimal advance pub for some of the recent issues.

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: April 05, 2017, 11:45:47 PM »
Gawd.  Well, I keep telling you that my short term memory is in tatters... now you have documented proof.

That was a delicious photo of Jason you unearthed for that ad.  Fabulous work! 

G.

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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: ** BIG CHANGES COMING FOR THE NEW YEAR **
« on: April 05, 2017, 09:37:08 PM »
IMDB says Joe was played by Jason Shaw, a model who had a tempestuous romance with Paris Hilton and for a time, a recurrent role on CHARMED.

Looks as if his acting career ceased around 2009-2010.

G.

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