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Susan Lucci Delights Fans With Pic Of Legendary ‘All My Children’ Scene

A viewer is quoted as rushing home to watch DS and AMC. Though considering AMC was on at 1pmET/12pmCT, I guess she ran home for lunch...

It's probably a false memory, but it is possible that she lived in an area that didn't broadcast the shows in their normal timeslots. It's possible they were rescheduled and shown back to back after school. Still, I'd say it's more likely she misremembered.


Thank you for that!!! I was looking back over some older posts/threads and saw a link to your Shadowcon material on Archives, and then realized it was you who also posted this when I followed the link and saw the other items there!

'The Bells' with Frid and Parker was wonderful!

I still need to dig through some more of the things you uploaded. Thanks again for doing that!
You're welcome! I'm glad you're enjoying the archive!

There are a lot of fabulous treasures on your page, Doctor and K9! For me the prize jewels are a couple of those panels from that early 1980s Shadowcon... the technical panel and the writers' panel, in particular. Those were fascinating and involved people who worked on the show interviewed very seldom, or so I recall.

I thought of you last week because I acquired a DVD of the Dr Who serial The Stones of Blood, and it featured the original Romana Mary Tamm, along with the Doctor and K9 (who had more to do than in some of the stories of that period). The disc includes a fascinating short film about the Rollright Stones in Oxfordshire where the outdoor scenes were filmed, hosted by Mary Tamm. It's so sad we lost her so young.
I'm glad you enjoyed the panels! I wish the quality was better, but as far as I know I'm the only person who recorded the entire panels. There are video tapes of highlights for that early Manhattan Shadows event, but nothing else of the entire panel. One of my tapes ran out seconds before the panel ended. I would love for a better quality record of it to surface, but that seems like a pipe dreamn.

For the sake of history, Manhattan Shadows I took place on September 24th, 1983, a one day Saturday event. It was the weekend before the first East Coast Festival, September 30-October 2. So my best friend and I made the trek from Newport RI to NY/NJ twice in less than two weeks.

It was sad that we lost Mary Tamm so young. I'm just grateful that she did a season of audio with Tom Baker and some Companion Chronicles before she passed. Elizabeth Sladen passed before she was able to reunite with Tom for another bunch of adventures.

Hello DS Forum cousins,

I haven't posted in awhile, but thought I'd pop in to say "hi."

Sometime in the late 80's or early 90's, I remember calling this hotline to hear Jonathan Frid read a very short version of 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. Someone put it up on Archive.Org...

The person who posted that was me. I'll post the link to my archive page below. Other items of potential interest is the item mentioned later by Gothick, "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe. I have Jonathan Frid reading Dark Shadows fan fiction in Genesis of Evil. There's a reading from the 1991 Festival.. This is a transfer from Jonathan's personal copy of the VHS tape. I bought it at a Dark Shadows event. There are many other things related to Dark Shadow on that page. If anyone is from New England, if you remember Carolyn Fox from 94 WHJY, I have some of her shows. She's joined by well known local author Rudy Cheeks. I edited together two animated Buffy movies from the video games. I also have links to my novelization of Night of Dark Shadows.I also included all the issues from my online fanzine, Inside the Old House. Feel free to view and download any of these items. I hope you enjoy them

Current Talk '21 I / Re: hoDS/NoDS DVD Release?
« on: June 13, 2020, 05:04:21 PM »
Being that it's in B&W and most of the stills I've seen from that scene are also B&W, I presumed it's also a still from the same photo B&W shoot. But who knows? Though, one might think a screen caps would be in color. I can't say I've ever seen someone greyscale a color screen cap just for the fun of it. But I suppose there's always a first time. Maybe someone wanted to be arty...
I hadn't thought of that. It seems unlikely that someone would convert a screenshot to BW.

Current Talk '21 I / Re: hoDS/NoDS DVD Release?
« on: June 13, 2020, 02:10:38 PM »
I don't know if I've ever seen this NoDS still:

Pinterest: Kate Jackson as Tracy Collins in the 1971 movie, Night of Dark Shadows!

I've seen many of her on horseback - but I'm not sure if I've ever seen this one of her dismounting...
Is that a still or a screen capture from the film? I'm fairly certain I've never seen it either.

The Dark Shadows mask is already out of stock.

Current Talk '21 I / Re: No Death Penalty In Maine!!
« on: April 22, 2020, 09:24:10 PM »
So MB, you were ok with the Leviathans but it was the threat of Phillip Todd being hung that made the storyline ridiculous... LOL.

This always bothered me as well. It's lazy writing when proper research is not done. Maybe my experiences are skewed because I was around a lot of talk about capital punishment and I was aware that my home state, Rhode Island had pretty much abolished capital punishment since the early to mid 1800s. There was one provision. IF a person was serving life without parole and IF that person killed again, that person might be executed. No one had been in all that time. I was also well aware that Maine had no death penalty either since long before 1897, so Minerva Trask's threat to Rachel was also sloppy writing.

What always bugged me was how, in TV and movies, people were much more likely to get the ultimate penalty than they were in real life. Even on Star Trek, Spock is facing DEATH for going to Talos IV. This made no sense. Let's have a death penalty for going there. We won't tell anyone why, just don't go there. Let's make it forbidden fruit. Wouldn't it make more sense to just keep quiet about it, and label it hazardous?

The real reason of course is the mistaken idea that this kind of lazy writing leads to more SUSPENSE. I can tell you, I found the episode Court Martial just as "suspenseful." Kirk was not facing the death penalty. He was facing the loss of his career and disgrace.

This is a round about way of getting to your point, it doesn't matter if a plot is totally impossible and absurd in the light of day. The more realism you inject into the story, the easier it is for the viewer or reader to immerse him or herself into the situation. Stephen King knows this, as did Bram Stoker. Works like Dracula and Salem's Lot seem more realistic and vivid because they exist in a world that's just like ours except for the vampires.

That's my take on it anyway.

Current Talk '21 I / Re: Yet Another Sporcle DS Quiz
« on: April 07, 2020, 03:19:53 PM »
I know I promised not to give spoiler information, but I can't resist on one. Barnabas did not abduct Patty Hearst!

Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another Sporcle DS Quiz
« on: April 05, 2020, 02:07:01 AM »
Well, I had already seen the one answer from the previous post by The Doctor, but I think I would have known it anyway.  There were a few towards the end where I wasn't sure, but got them right.

I'm going to be more careful in the future about spoilers. I wish I'd not given away the answer and don't intend to make that mistake again.

It's annoying when you know an answer but get caught up in the moment and don't think about it or check your work. I did that all too often in school.

Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another Sporcle DS Quiz
« on: April 04, 2020, 12:32:50 AM »
I got all the "hard" questions right and then made a careless mistake. I was trying to beat the clock and hit Drummond instead of Wells for the desk clerk.

The 1951 film does not have any characters corresponding to Joshua, Aunt Abigail, Trask, Ben et al, but the hero's name is Peter Standish which might have somehow suggested the name of Peter Bradford.

There was a William Bradford and a Miles Standish on the Mayflower.

Current Talk '21 I / Re: House Of Dark Shadows Characters Quiz
« on: March 31, 2020, 04:08:31 PM »
House Of Dark Shadows Characters Quiz

I thought the quiz is pretty simple. I got 100% (as I'm sure most of us would), and I'm not the biggest fan of the film. But surprising to me, the quiz says the average taker has gotten only 57% correct. They can't be very big DS fans - or they haven't seen the film either in years or perhaps not often enough...

I know of several people who are not DS fans, but they have seen and enjoyed HODS. In the horror film community the film has a fair amount of respect. It's often overlooked, but when it's reviewed or mentioned it's generally favorable. I think those are the people who might be getting those scores.

Of course 57% could just be an average of very high and very low scores.

OH I see. Yes, MP3's are smaller than CD audio files but there's a loss of quality. It's hardly noticeable to most people and usually I can't tell at all. If you have a CD with MP3 files you can get maybe 10 hours or so of high quality audio on one disk. Some people really want the full range of audio and will pay extra to buy multiple disks.

Music is rarely sold this way on CD. Most of the time MP3 disks are spoken word works.

There are definitely two versions of each release. For example Barnabas Collins Vs. the Warlock is available on Amazon in two formats. One is an MP3 CD and one is a CD Audio, multi-CD pack. You can tell because the cheaper one specifies MP3 format. Also the dimensions and weight differ.