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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0475
« on: June 12, 2013, 09:17:38 PM »
Another fabulous episode.  I just love it when Barn asks Cass if her college major is Witchcraft.  MEEEOWW. And the scene with Stokes is beyond priceless.

Just another reason why 1968 is my personal favorite of ALL the storylines.

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0474
« on: June 11, 2013, 08:11:47 PM »
That smirk is pure Cassandra.  Great capture! Thanks for posting, MB.  If I don't go to the Robservations page, I never get to see these anymore.

G.

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Another Lara Parker novel--now that's horrifying!

Off to pray for what's left of American literature...

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0474
« on: June 11, 2013, 01:32:17 AM »
Cassandra's wigs all had magical powers.  So did her purple butterfly peignoir, which was woven for her especial use by the Devil himself.  (not a line in the series, but don't you wish it had been?)  I always wanted to write a story about the origins of the purple butterfly peignoir.  That thing traveled to Hell and back.  It must have been made of strong stuff!

G.

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Discuss - Ep #0474
« on: June 11, 2013, 01:29:47 AM »
LOL!  needless to say, this is one of my favorite episodes. As a diehard Cassandra fan, I can never join in with the torch-bearing mob determined to trash 1968.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: Next up For Burton/Depp
« on: June 10, 2013, 07:15:35 PM »
Magnus--I do own the Last Man on Earth DVD.  It's among my most prized possessions. 

I loved VP's comic salvos and quips in Phibes Rises Again.  There was some improvisation but most of what you heard was scripted by Director Bob Fuest, I believe.

To each his own.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: Next up For Burton/Depp
« on: June 09, 2013, 08:54:12 PM »
The Phibes films are favorites of mine. I first saw them on "CBS Late Movie" airings so there were cuts.  I know a lot of fans diss the sequel (and Vincent Price himself was very angry about it) but there are several elements in it I love, including VP's "mod" styled wig and the high Art Deco Egyptian sets.  Also fun to have such folks as Fiona Lewis and Robert Quarry on hand.  Terry-Thomas and Beryl Reid both have cameos that are amusing.

I really, really hope the Burton/Depp remake just falls through.  But this time around I'm determined simply to ignore its existence if it is released.

The director of the Phibes films was Bob Fuest who died a couple of years ago and has, I believe, an odd connection to the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.  Fuest did a B movie called The Devil's Rain (filmed in Mexico, maybe?) that was really schlocky but was, I think, the first film to use the visual image of people possessed by the Devil/forces of darkness have eyes that turn black all the way through.  When this showed up on BTVS I immediately thought of "The Devil's Rain." 

My personal favorite Fuest film of all is the 1973 offbeat sci fi apocalyptic thriller, The Last Days of Man on Earth, aka The Final Programme.  It's unfortunately practically impossible to find now.

G.


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Cool.  If you watch carefully, at one point you'll see Grayson's character clutching the phone with both hands, rather like a certain Doctor who once set a record as world's longest-residing houseguest in the mansion of a wealthy Maine family...

G.

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Here's "The Wishing Stone," with Clarice in a starring role opposite William Prince.  Script is by Ian Martin who was the co-creator of "Strange Paradise" (and wrote scripts for the first seven weeks of that series):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VD5nt0iYiOU

The tape opens with a news broadcast and has commercials--go to the 6:30 mark to hear the start of the program.

G.

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I don't think so. The plot seems to have to do with an engineer's dilemma over a faulty cable car.

G.

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Clarice Blackburn appears in this episode of the CBS Radio Mystery Theater, "A Preview of Death."  I haven't had the chance to listen yet, but she is mentioned in the cast listing.

I always thought Clarice would be wonderful on radio so I am excited to hear this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWXOJMJOi3c

Best,

Gothick

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Current Talk '13 I / Re: Regarding Quentin's Immortality
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:56:01 PM »
Gerard, thanks for letting us know about your project. I'm sitting here exhausted just *thinking* about how much time and trouble it would take to tie up ALL the illogical and loose ends from the series!  lol!

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Yet Another New Slideshow
« on: May 29, 2013, 08:17:49 PM »
Feeling intense excitement knowing that the epic shot of Michael Weiss' bare chest is coming up, I came to this thread for the spiritual refreshment I always receive from the revelation of such Sublime Beauty.  Why, a feeling of such deep religious devotion comes over me it's all I can do not to drop to my knees.

And I had forgotten that those delectable shots of Weiss in The Howling IV were here as well.  Hubba Hubba!  (ancient Sumerian expression of profound religious awe)

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: Next up For Burton/Depp
« on: May 28, 2013, 04:33:59 PM »
Thanks, Cathy, for the update.  Didn't it take three or four years between the initial announcements that Burton & Depp were going to do the DS thing and the actual start of filming?  I seem to remember endless griping from fans that filming hadn't started yet, over a period of years.

Best, Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '13 I / Re: Next up For Burton/Depp
« on: May 28, 2013, 01:01:58 PM »
My predictions:

Dr. Vesalius will be female in this version & portrayed by HBC.  (Remember, I said HBC would play Julia in Depp Shadows, and although many dismissed the prediction... I was right.)

Vulnavia, no longer mute, will be played by Beyonce, who will *perform* the songs this time around.

George Clooney will be tapped for the Trout role (don't know why this comes to me, but it does.)

Burton will seed references to his own oeuvre throughout, such as a murder that somehow has a Scissorshands theme.

That's all she wrote.

G. (off to salute the porcelain goddess now... ugh)

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