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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: January 03, 2020, 07:13:11 PM »
Seems to be a different artist and a radically different switch of style. So far, I like the art--can't really comment on the story. I'll have to look at Maggie's Tarot notes on Barnabas.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: January 02, 2020, 06:13:01 AM »
Thanks for that background, MB. I look forward very much to the new slideshow in April.

Was the complete script by Scott Rockwell ever published in any form?

Best wishes,

G ... who tonight embarked on a "Happy 50th anniversary" revisit of the PT 1970 storyline... starting with episodes 969-70. Great fun! Sam Hall wrote some hilarious dialogue for those two shows.

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The Netflix trailer, which may have been included in the article a couple of posts ago, has some different scenes from the BBC ones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeL6GNNWoZk

Reports I saw on another forum today from UK viewers describe this new version as a campy hoot with some deliberate humor. Claes Bang is known as a comic actor so this may be a 21st century version of CARRY ON COUNT DRACULA. The Count also has some nude scenes, according to initial reports. Kinky!

Far from being definitive (almost everyone agrees that the 1977 BBC version starring Louis Jourdan was the closest to definitive ever filmed, if by "definitive" you mean "as close as possible to the novel") this version seems like a way-out pastiche with lots of stuff brought in from other trendy horror vehicles of recent years, in addition to the warped humor. Expect everything including the kitchen sink to be thrown at the main concept. People do say it is all quite entertaining.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 3
« on: January 01, 2020, 09:56:38 PM »
Interesting. I can't recall the specifics of the chronology, but I would imagine that the never-published "Origins of Angelique" story co-authored by Lara Parker eventually saw the light of day as Angelique's Descent.

Is this one issue going to be the main slide show for the next twelve months? Asking for a friend.

Happy New Year!

GothEEEEEEEEEK (turn to camera 3 and scream)

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Today In DS History
« on: December 23, 2019, 01:27:17 AM »
He looks that way because just a few minutes before, the life of his own sister was hanging by a thread held firmly in the hands of this clever, ruthless Witch. Great scene.

G.

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Funny news story.

I doubt it will ever be widely discussed or acknowledged, but over the years I've become fairly certain that DS was "canceled" because Dan Curtis privately told somebody high up at the network that the show needed to end. The fact that the taping of the final episode occurred just a few days before filming on NoDS began was the first clue that DC was mostly likely involved in the "cancellation."

When we discussed this on one occasion, somebody--perhaps you, MB--cited a story they had found somewhere that reported that the cancellation was announced first at a network board meeting in early March. And the network trustees or corporate heads expressed great concern because believe it or not, the ratings were going up again during the Bramwell Collins/PT 1841 storyline.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Happy Birthday, ROBINV!
« on: December 15, 2019, 11:50:24 PM »
Happy Birthday Robin!

Best wishes,

Gothick

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New BBC Dracula trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fokdvaYR220

This is really not my idea of fun, but I know some of you will love it. The actor cast as the Count is best known in the UK for a performance in a comedy series.

G.

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It's actually the title of my as yet unwritten memoirs, to be published by Harper Collins in the Spring of 2030: From Dark Shadows to Sodomites: my life, loves and laughter.

Will fit right on the shelf next to a volume authored by Mrs A. Rumson, From Tycoon to Lackey.

G.

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Happy Birthday Darren!

cheers, Steve

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Where, oh Where Was Vicki?
« on: December 10, 2019, 02:36:04 AM »
Pretty sure it was the West Wing. It was often called "the closed-off wing," if memory serves.

G.

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It might be available for streaming through their site. I don't fully understand how that works, but a friend of mine watches a lot of stuff on there via the streaming feature. He said it is typically just for one week after the initial broadcast.

G.

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Besides being an important antecedent of the Gothic genre (which ultimately gave birth to Dan Curtis and Art Wallace's original concept for DS), Wuthering Heights contributed some suggested plot points in both the 1840 and, especially, PT 1841 storylines. This is a TV version from 1958 co-starring Richard Burton and Rosemary Harris (who I worshipped in her performance as novelist George Sand in a mid 1970s Masterpiece Theatre serial, "Notorious Woman").  The recording has gone unseen since 1958 and was recently found in an archive. It's being screened on TCM this evening.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/found-a-lost-tv-version-of-wuthering-heights

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / DS sighting
« on: December 02, 2019, 08:35:29 PM »
Fans,

A friend who follows various contemporary artists sent me this image from an online gallery featuring the work of artist Pat Rocha. I'm not sure if these are paintings, or images generated via software.

If you look carefully towards the back left of the image, one of the TV screens has an iconic shot of the Dark Shadows title screen. I wouldn't have noticed this at all if my friend had not pointed it out to me.

http://www.101exhibit.com/exhibitions/pat-rocha#works-7

Other images from the period featured in this work include Captain Kangaroo, Walter Cronkite, and a Turtles LP.

G.

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