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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0667
« on: September 19, 2006, 02:58:17 PM »
Due to indifferent and absentee parenting, David and Amy have a complete misunderstanding of the mating ritual of "necking", with only Carolyn and Adam's bad example to follow... :-*

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Caption This! - 1970 Parallel Time / Re: Episode #1058
« on: September 19, 2006, 02:19:40 PM »
Like many DS actors, KLS and Jonathan Frid were moonlighting on Broadway in the test run of "Grease" during the 1970 season. Frid "It's electrifyin'..." KLS "You better shape uuuup..."  [band] [gramophone]

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Happy Birthday Teresalita
« on: September 16, 2006, 09:45:40 PM »
Teresalita, you were booooooooooorrrrnnnnn to have Happy Birthdayyyyy-aayyyyy!
 [banana2] [band]    [gramophone] 
Hope it was great!!!!          [crowdhappy]       [thewave]            [dancing_skeletons]    [dancing_skeletons]

Michael  8)
 

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Had Fun at the Fest
« on: September 16, 2006, 09:20:42 PM »
And speaking of our board, here are the two sides of Charles Ellis
First, the mysterious Charnak  [egypt]
Next, Diane, myself, the great Jerry Lacey, and the stylin' Mr. Ellis after Sunday's banquet dinner.

Michael  8)

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Had Fun at the Fest
« on: September 16, 2006, 09:16:59 PM »
More photos, these are from the banquet...
First, two beautiful and charming ladies in their evening finery, my wife Diane and Amanda aka Prof Stokes
Diane, me and Bob (Bobubas) who makes a tasty margarita...

Michael

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Had Fun at the Fest
« on: September 16, 2006, 09:04:08 PM »
Between the tropical storm, Diane having a bought with a short illness (she's much better  :D), and just general work, I wasn't able to follow up on my orignal report, but everyone here, has done such a great job, most especially Prof Stokes, and Midnite. I would like to add a few photos from my fest collection. (part One)

These are, in order...
Johnny Karlen holding court on deck during the Seaport day trip
Myself and Conard Fowkes
Diane and I with Donna McKenchnie
Chris Pennock and David Block, one of my first fest roommates, we shared space back in '97.

Michael  ;D

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Caption This! - 1795/1796 / Re: Episode #0366
« on: September 15, 2006, 07:23:42 PM »
Voice over: Terror strikes the Collins as the cherished multicolored afghan commits suicide...

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Happy Birthday to Josette!
« on: September 15, 2006, 07:15:11 PM »
A big Happy Birthday to Josette!!!
May your special day be one full of great memories!
 [cheerleader]    [crowdhappy]       [spin]      [occasion13]       [occasion1]       [occasion16]      [occasion15]     [icecream]

Michael  [92c5]

PS : Sorry I haven't finished painting your portrait yet.  ;)
 

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I don't think any one of the elements Charles listed can solely be attributed to saving Dark Shadows, or making it the "phenomenon" it has become today. I would argue that all these elements, along with several others not listed, played a significant role in the shows genesis as well as its timeless appeal. How about Sy Tomashoff's gorgeous sets? Or the alluring music Robert Cobert served up? There are so many facets that made/make this show the phenomenal entity is has become. I just can't limit it to only one. ;)

Very true. For me, I'd have to say it was a combination of deciding to go full on into supernatural storylines, and casting choices, also breaking the rules of soaps in making the time slot later in the afternoon, and allowing the show to broaden its appeal beyond the "housewife" set. While we always kind of smirk at the idea of Bert Convey as Barnabas, the Bert Convey of 1967 was probably a different guy than the "Win, Lose or Draw" era. Also, note that Dan Curtis later cast younger actors as Barnabas, most especially in the WB pilot. (Although, I don't suppose Dan made all castings himself on that one, he was still "consulting." If Frid had not brought so much to the character, the show would likely have gone in other directions.We of course will never know.  Dark Shadows might have become only a curious footnote, a memory to the few watching early on, "Wasn't there some kind of afternoon show with a vampire, ran a year or so...Anyone else see it as a kid?" There's a great analogy I once heard, where someone said, had Elvis Presley never recorded any more than the "Sun Sessions", then went back to driving a truck and electrician's school, he would have become some kind of mysterious Robert Johnson like character, but still influential. Dark Shadows is like the Sun Sessions, a lot of things came together at the right time and it made ...Magic.

Michael
 

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Craig Hamrick - prayer request
« on: September 14, 2006, 06:19:21 PM »
I am very sorry to hear this. We had Craig on our prayer list at our church for several weeks, and he seemed to be so much better at the fest, I told Pastor Dorothy that we could take him off the list, but I will be sure he is added back. We will continue to send prayers, well wishes and hope.

Michael  :- 

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Caption This! - 1795/1796 / Re: Episode #0375
« on: September 14, 2006, 06:08:38 PM »
Stokes (offscreen): If it's that bad Countess, I can have cook stew some prunes for ya.

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0667
« on: September 14, 2006, 06:05:43 PM »
David: You need a REALLY big cootie shot, 'cause you've got Harry Johnson cooties.

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0670
« on: September 13, 2006, 08:03:27 PM »
Amy: I dunno David, i thought playing "doctor" would be more ...exciting.
David: But that's all Dr. Hoffman does, just gives people a sedative and sits them down.

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Caption This! - The Werewolf-Quentin's Ghost / Re: Episode #0672
« on: September 13, 2006, 07:58:26 PM »
Voice from deep within the coffin: ..and 8 orders of french toast and two hard bolied eggs.
Barnabas (to Julia): Make that three hard boiled eggs.
 ::)

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Happy Birthday, Elmont!
« on: September 13, 2006, 07:12:09 PM »
A belated Happy Birthday, DS Brother Elmont. I am sorry we didn't get to meet at the last fest, likewise I hope to attend the next East Coast festival. (West coast, dunno) I hope you had a great time at the festival. What a great place to celebrate!

 [occasion1]      [occasion13]     [occasion18]      [occasion16]    [jester]   [icecream]    [happy1]    [banana]   [banana2]   [clap]

Michael