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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Me-TV Network
« on: October 11, 2013, 03:59:44 AM »
DLA I have a buddy who gets Me-TV which isn't on his cable roster via some kind of antenna he positioned on the roof, I think.  I know people here in the Boston areas who watch via a new form of rabbit ears. So, there are work arounds.

I luckily own every episode on DVD.  My interest in the topic is mainly along the lines of allowing younger generations the opportunity to see the show and potentially carry the torch forward. Those of us who watched back in the Sixties--sometimes whimsically called "the Ancient Blood"--aren't getting any younger.  alas.

G.

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Wow. 

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Me-TV Network
« on: October 10, 2013, 04:49:24 PM »
Sorry, MB, I failed to check the date on that blog post.  Ah well.

The original email from my friend said that what he heard mentioned 2014 or even 2015 as start dates so perhaps the network is simply in negotiations with World Vision for the rights.  Who knows.  I'm not aware of the current status of DS with respect to Netflix streaming; for the younger audience that is a fairly good option for it.

I know it's OT,  but I saw an F Troop episode about ten years ago and the racism of the portrayal of American Indian people really threw me for a loop.  But then, it was also the era of HOGAN'S HEROES and all the fun of living in a Nazi concentration camp...

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0563
« on: October 10, 2013, 04:37:27 PM »
And on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnInSOTn8Y8

Happy viewing!

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Me-TV Network
« on: October 10, 2013, 01:36:14 PM »
This link was posted on a Me-TV board a little while ago; it's a blog post specifically about the DS rumors:

http://www.bubblews.com/news/906415-the-return-of-dark-shadows

It's interesting how popular mid 1960s series continue to be.  Another post on the same board is about reruns of Mr. Ed and Patty Duke running on a network called Antenna, along with I Dream of Jeannie. It would be interesting to know what the demographics are with respect to the audiences--aging boomers or are some of the young hipsters who enjoy style elements of the 1950s and 1960s tuning in as well.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: NBC's Dracula Series
« on: October 10, 2013, 12:45:09 AM »
Sounds potentially intriguing. 

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0562
« on: October 09, 2013, 09:39:55 PM »
That family tree looks about right to me, MB.  [spoiler]Magda's curse specified that the taint went through the male line, so a daughter wouldn't pass it on to her son (Joe Haskell).[/spoiler]

I agree that it's huge fun watching Vampilique do her thing.  Although Cassandra is my favorite of all the variants on Angelique, I do think in many ways that the original 1795 portrayal was the most interesting because they focused more on specifics of Angelique's personality as a scorned woman and less on all the superwitch hocus-pocus.  Of course as a kid I just couldn't wait to see what her next spell or piece of enchantment would be...

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Me-TV Network
« on: October 09, 2013, 05:05:09 PM »
A friend sent me a note this morning saying there's a rumor on the Internet that the Me-TV network, which shows many classic TV shows (some of them, such as THE ROGUES from around 1965-66, previously unknown to me, but excellent, quality television), has signed a deal to run DARK SHADOWS, the original 1966-71 series.

If true, this would be an EXCELLENT showcase for our series, and make it even more popular.  With series such as AMERICAN HORROR STORY and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES constantly referring to DS in their publicity (and in at least some cases, plotlines), I think young people are curious, and often wind up becoming very enthusiastic viewers of our show.

Let's hope this will be confirmed via official news release soon.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: The Originals
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:58:10 PM »
I wonder if "Bello" magazine is available in the US.  It sounds like an Italian men's mag. 

Joseph Morgan is just too damn sexy... I'm jelly looking at that photo!

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0562
« on: October 09, 2013, 03:58:09 PM »
And the Youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1ss-NGpudo

I always love it when Angelique summons one of her victims and that delicious music plays... "Let the wind carry my voice to you..."

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: And Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: October 09, 2013, 04:47:31 AM »
The smirk seems tres Willy Wonka.

The scene did nothing for me.  But Julia's fangs were cool.  I wonder if HBC did the film only on the proviso that she got to have fangs somewhere down the line.  I could imagine her making that stipulation.  I AM a Helena fan.

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0561
« on: October 08, 2013, 05:13:48 PM »
And for any who need it, watch the episode which begins with a lovely intro recited by Grayson Hall, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfB7Elmh5hA

It always seems strange to me whenever the script has people referring to Angelique as a "girl."  It's bad taste to refer to a woman's age in public, but when this show was aired, 30 was but a memory for the beautiful woman who incarnated Our Favorite Witch.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 II / Re: The Originals
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:20:12 AM »
It's too bad the Ian Somerhalder/Joseph Morgan action just seems to be one big tease.  I might actually tune in to this thing if they pursued this as a storyline.

When are these shows going to get the memo that what their fanbase really involves is ladies (and no doubt some gentlemen) who pant at the thought of some serious boy-on-boy action??

But no point lacerating myself further about the cluelessness of the suits in H'wood...

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: TV Witches - Angelique, 'Dark Shadows'
« on: October 07, 2013, 04:13:58 AM »
Did she get much screen time?  I don't recall the character at all.  Of course it was, what, seven years ago that I had the one viewing of the thing...

G.

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Current Talk '13 II / Re: TV Witches - Angelique, 'Dark Shadows'
« on: October 06, 2013, 09:14:19 PM »
and of course, one of the images chosen for the story isn't Angelique at all, but Lara Parker portraying Catherine Harridge Collins.

Please remind me who Jenna Dewan played in the WB pilot?

G.

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