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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: James Hall Mention in New Book
« on: December 01, 2019, 07:56:36 PM »
That sounds fascinating. Pretty sure there was a sort of counter-culture scene in Greenwich Village already during the World War I period and perhaps earlier still. George Chauncey's book Gay New York collected a lot of material specifically relating to queers--but if there was anything avant-garde going on, we were pretty much there.

James Hall seems like a really interesting guy. I personally liked his episodes of Willie. It was so different from the Willie we know and love as brilliantly incarnated by John Karlen that I feel as if James Hall's Willie is a different person altogether--more sleazy and more dangerous.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 2
« on: December 01, 2019, 02:11:13 AM »
Interesting how Nathan and the Tim Burton Angelique are wearing nearly identical expressions (with nearly identical framing) in today's respective images.

The curse of Dark Shadows?

G.

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Seems more in the school of Grandma Moses than the Pre-Raphaelites. And I know I'm being catty, but the traditional end of the Pre-Raphaelite school is around 1880, not the 1920s.

Still, interesting to see!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Midnite's Dark Shadows Website
« on: November 26, 2019, 10:56:15 PM »
The Satan's cheerleaders thing was one of Ashenrider's running gags. He had a great sense of humor.

I can't recall if we ever found out why we stopped hearing from him. There were a number of people who would suddenly just drop out of sight and never show up again. I figured out at some point that that's just what happens on "teh interwebs."

Best, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Midnite's Dark Shadows Website
« on: November 25, 2019, 12:04:07 AM »
He wrote this one really outrageous one about one of the 1967 episodes that was headlined something like "Grayson Hall--Hormel has nothing on her ham!" Even though I'm such a big fan of Grayson, I thought that was pretty funny.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Midnite's Dark Shadows Website
« on: November 24, 2019, 08:46:41 PM »
I'm quite sure that wasn't me writing reviews of Bewitched episodes. I like that show but just as something to watch occasionally, rather like my enjoyment of The Addams Family, The Munsters, or Star Trek. None of them are shows I have ever devoted serious time to researching or discussing.

Some friends of mine did visit Ashenrider once. I don't think he was able to attend any Festivals or fan gatherings because of his job. He was a minister at a church somewhere, and I think the only time he got a weekend off involved travel to visit family or in-laws.

Fun to remember those old times.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Innovation's '91 DS Comic, Book 2
« on: November 24, 2019, 08:20:14 PM »
Some of these recent Nathan/Willie panels really need to be posted on your "Caption Now" game.

Today's painting probably originally bore the caption, "Nathan, dude! I said MORE LUBE! Please, man!"

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Midnite's Dark Shadows Website
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:50:41 AM »
It's interesting what I do remember from the Sci Fi boards. I started a section I called something like Gothick's Gallery of Goddesses and wrote about actresses I felt deserved more recognition, such as Martita Hunt, Margaret Johnston, and of course Grayson Hall.  And I remember a very popular contributor on the DS board whose handle was Ashenrider and who was writing a novel. He had a thing for the old 70s film SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS.

They were fun times!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Midnite's Dark Shadows Website
« on: November 24, 2019, 06:22:05 AM »
I reviewed Bewitched? Are you sure that wasn't Wickednick? He's a huge Bewitched fan.

I mean, it's possible that I wrote some... it's amazing how little I remember now about the nineties. And I can't even blame it on dissipation, alas.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Midnite's Dark Shadows Website
« on: November 23, 2019, 05:23:27 PM »
Those were fun to see. Too bad the links to the hoDS and Patrick Macnee event photos no longer work, but I guess one can't expect miracles.

I have no memory at all of the pre-VantageNet days. I remember all of us chatting on some Sci Fi channel message boards, and then I remember a version of this site but even those memories, alas, are distressingly vague!

I'm starting to feel sympathy for Lara claiming she has no memory at all of playing Cassandra!

Best, G.

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Never watched it. It's not from "the same era" as Dark Shadows--the mid to late Seventies was a very different time from the late Sixties, and a filmed weekly primetime series is a very different type of animal from a daily daytime gothic serial.

The "author" of that puff-piece probably never saw a single episode of any of the shows referenced in this PR.

And if the Banana Splits can be "re-booted" as a chainsaw splatter film, why not Fantasy Island--I think it is very unlikely that fans of the original show will bother going to see the film, in any event.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: Midnite's Dark Shadows Website
« on: November 22, 2019, 08:10:21 PM »
That sounds quite cool! I don't even remember this site. I look forward to having a look!

G.

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One of those slideshow things with 51 screens--I never have the patience for those. I think they're designed for people reading the internet on their phones on their morning commute.

I just last weekend saw The Lighthouse which is an incredible, stunningly beautiful film... harrowing and absorbing to view. Robert Pattinson (who turns out to be a much more vigorous, talented actor than I would ever have guessed) and Willem Dafoe out-bravura one another in their performances. It's set in an isolated lighthouse on some island off the coast of Maine in the late 19th century... really quite different from DS, but the story is very much character-drive with bizarre supernatural elements and a script that quotes from Herman Melville, Sarah Orne Jewett, and actual diaries from 19th century lighthouse keepers. This DS fan loved it.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '21 I / Re: No New Postings...
« on: November 19, 2019, 05:14:24 PM »
On social media this morning, Mary O'Leary stated that she had interviewed Mark Perry, who was a fan of DS during the original airing and is writing the screenplay for the new DS re-boot, for the Jonathan Frid documentary. Perhaps there will be a Shadowgram release soon to report further on that.

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: hoDS/NoDS DVD Release?
« on: November 18, 2019, 11:08:06 PM »
It said "members only area" when I clicked. Nice to see the film getting more attention.

G.

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