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I only listened to part 2. Could Jim Pierson be any more lifeless and unengaging as an interviewer?  When poor old Frid was trying to remember the title of Wuthering Heights and Pierson kept saying "Heathcliff" it reminded me of the scene where Barn was telling Julia to "remember somebody" and Dr Lang muttered "Dave Woodard."

It's kind of hard to watch.  He's so tired, and so past it all.  But he gives it his best shot.

G.

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I'm a huge Forever Knight fan, and it's cool to see it mentioned here since I have recently been viewing some episodes again.  I remember when FK first appeared in a CBS late night slot, around 1992 I think... oddly, the first episode I saw was entitled 1966, and when I started to see how the show was set up, I did wonder if that title was meant to be a tribute of sorts to DS.

On FK, they incorporated both the central notion of the female doctor in love with the vampire trying to cure him, and the use of flashbacks in which the actors got to play other characters or, in most cases, earlier versions of their vampire selves.

That short lived show Blood Ties seemed as if it was in some ways a remake of Forever Knight; so did the one whose title I am forgetting where the vampires slept in deep freeze units.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: June 21, 2011, 02:00:00 AM »
Ah, episode 518.  My very first episode of DS!  I found it somewhat dull, to be honest... but Prof. Stokes piqued my interest... and the next day brought my first sight of Cassandra!  From then on, I was hooked.

G.

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Oh, I can imagine BarnaDepp in Superfly duds and see-through platform wedgies getting down at the new Blue Whale disco with some fly chix.

We are talking Tim Burton, dears.  All bets are off.  And we are talking about an actor whose concept of an 18th century buccaneer was based on the drunken swaggering of Keith Richards in the final throes of a bender.

Although I am more impressed to date than I expected to be... with what I have seen...

G.

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Hi MB, could the individual be referring to the Depp Barnabas wardrobe?  This Barnabas may find himself embracing some of the, uh, "Superfly" trends of the early 1970s... you do recall that era, don't you darling?  *wink*

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: I Suspect Julia Fans Will Agree
« on: June 20, 2011, 05:26:32 AM »
I always thought people in the production unit were having a bit of fun with Julia and her "Dr Feelgood" way with certain drugs in that scene where Julia offers to give a near-hysterical Carolyn Hawkes a sedative and Carolyn screams "I don't WANT a sedative, I want JEB!!!"

That was the same period that gave us Carolyn declaiming as the Collins family motto the deathless words:  "Hypocrisy above all."  Good times.

G.

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To Cousin B, I think the top half is going to be filled in via CGI or similar--I'm seeing a broad band of blue fabric or facing of some kind along the top.  Constructing a convincing copy of all those turrets and crenellations would really take bucks and time.

And to MSC, I can just imagine her fuming comments about the evils of fondue.  One wonders what her response was the first time David and Hallie asked her to make pizza for a party they were having their friends over for in the Summer of '71!  I have a cousin who still recalls his father's flat refusal to eat pizza until sometime in the late Sixties--it was considered "foreign."

G.

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Love the idea of a family fondue dinner, overseen by a dour Mrs J (who on Earth is playing Mrs J??).

If it's 1972, I wonder whether we will see Vaggie and Carolyn working on a macrame vest set.

G.

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I am really loving this thread.  Who would ever have thought that Tim Burton would build a copy of Seaview, complete down to the last detail, in the middle of a forest in England?

It's utterly crazy, but this kind of crazy I like.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: I Suspect Julia Fans Will Agree
« on: June 19, 2011, 05:49:22 PM »
Nice to see that.  I've actually seen notes from various female fans over the years who said they got the idea as girls that they could grow up and become doctors or scientists as a result of seeing Julia on DS.

Even if she did goof now and then (I still cringe whenever that scene plays when she pronounces Liz dead--knowing the woman is prone to catatonic disorder and still not waiting to rush her to the hospital for tests).  Nobody does it like Julia!

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: June 17, 2011, 11:33:14 PM »
I just adore Julia's smile in the main capture on page 1 of the Robs board today.  So radiant!

Also, that's a fab shot of Paul Michael just filling the screen with character in his walk-on bit in hoDS tonight.

G.


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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Re: Facebook and Dark Shadows
« on: June 17, 2011, 11:26:03 PM »
There's a really nice Facebook page for the "Thayer David Fan Club." It's maintained by a nephew of Thayer's. 

In general, I find Facebook an ass-ache.  They keep trying to "improve" it.  You know which way such endeavors lead.

The idea of a shark-toothed Nicholas Blair offering "friendship" reminds me of a certain seen in which Carolyn Stoddard informed him, "We are a very old, very formal family, Mr. Blair."  She wielded "the freeze" almost as adeptly as her dear sainted Mother at that moment.  Gotta love it.

G.

3013
Gosh. It looks as if they're making a copy of the Collinwood facade out in the middle of the woods.

It seems strange that they would bother to spend the money to do this in this age of CGI.  Interesting.

Thanks for the link, MB.

G.

3014
That boat is very cool.  This really is one very inventive production team!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: June 02, 2011, 03:57:40 AM »
Today's shot just may be The Best. EVAR.

Grayson.  The Actress.  The Presence.  The WOMAN.

Thanks, MB.

G.

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