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And now I watched episode 3.  Mrs. Johnson in this version appears to be British.   Perhaps she'll get the movie Stokes line about the Bromwells in Cadogan Square?

G.

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Just for a lark I have just watched episodes 1 and 2.  Carla Daws as Liz and the actor who plays Roger seem pretty good.  The production really needs some help with pacing though.  It all seems under-rehearsed and sometimes dodgy.

The Willie makes me think of Craig Slocum.  And the Jason sways and pirouettes so extraordinarily that I am reminded of a line in The Man who came to dinner about ZaSu Pitts--my apologies for going all esoteric again.

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: How to explain 1840 Angelique...?
« on: January 23, 2011, 08:36:13 PM »
All I can ever say on this topic is that when watching it back in the Sixties, it somehow made perfect sense.  I now see how outrageously it flouts the continuity that had been established for Angelique.  I think that at that point, Lela Swift was the de facto head writer orchestrating the storylines, the position that DC himself had formerly occupied, and some fan reported from an old newsletter from 1970 that it was Lela's idea to introduce a storyline involving a romance between Barnabas and Angelique.

On some level, I simply accepted that this Angelique was the same person we had seen before, but this time, instead of her knowing of all that had happened since 1796, she was the immortal Witch who had roamed the earth since that time.  I don't think I actually remembered the lines that established that Angelique had been confined to Hell, first between 1796 and 1968, and then subsequently after her disappearance in 1968 and invocation by Quentin in 1897.

It actually makes even less sense that the Angelique brought back in 1897 would know and recall events from 1968.  I suppose one could argue that Barnabas's use of the dangerous magic of the I Ching had not only propelled himself backwards in time; it had also created some kind of space-time warp that allowed for Angelique's reappearance from her time in '68, AND Julia's subsequent visit as an astral body (one of the most idiotic of all their ideas, given the rules said to govern astral travel, but don't get me started).

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: January 23, 2011, 05:58:24 AM »
MB, that's so cool to know that you're also a fan of PT1841 Julia Collins.  I just love the nuances Grayson brings to that role.  I have been able to appreciate it more upon watching it again in recent years than I did back during the original b'cast in 1971.

And talking of nuances, today's featured image at the head of the front Robservations page is simply stunning.  Even in that nubby coat, Grayson is elegant, elegiac, mournful half-despair incarnate.  Brilliant capture.  Thank you so much!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '10 II / Re: Anywhere but NEWARK!!!!!
« on: January 22, 2011, 04:54:50 AM »
Great captures from those '97 ads MB!  It is strange how ... old they look now!  But yes, beloved, it was 14 years ago...

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: January 22, 2011, 04:51:16 AM »
Just have to say how much I love, love, love that image of Grayson with Dennis Patrick.  It's really funny to think of what they were shooting in Leviathan just a few weeks before they did this scene.

Julia Hoffman, Queen of the Big Hair Red Hot Mamas!  Go grrrl!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '11 I / Re: OT The Invaders
« on: January 21, 2011, 08:38:24 PM »
Hey Gerard,

When I was a kid in the Sixties, Lost in Space was my favorite show during the years it aired, to be succeeded by DS in 1968.

I've often wondered whether there were any kids back then who watched and loved both.

Just re-watched a season 1 episode, The Lost Civilization--Royal Dano had a very DS look to him as a scheming Major-domo although I think TPTB were going after memories of Ming the Merciless with the character.

G.

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What an odd little text.  Are the malapropisms a result of using dictating software as opposed to typing, do you think?

It does seem funny to refer to Ange as "the inappropriate witch of Collinwood."

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: January 19, 2011, 06:15:52 AM »
Great shots again from today's episode showcasing the 1967 Laura storyline.  I particularly love the shot of Vicki with Frank, and Carolyn with Burke; both shots really encapsulate the mood of this story for me.  And did Alex know how to work a coat, or what?

And another of my alltime favorite moments on DS in the 1971 show, with Grayson Hall in stereo as Julia witnesses the icy condescension with which "Mrs" Julia Collins dismisses the unfortunate Kendrick Young in 1841 Parallel Time.  Truly priceless!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: January 18, 2011, 06:09:25 AM »
Gawd.

Just to attempt to establish that I'm not a complete amnesiac,I don't think I tagged along for the trip to Beechwood/Scarborough--that, I think I'd remember.  I do have a vague memory of the lovely meeting in the restaurant.

Given how very vague these memories of events that happened only 7 years ago are, I have a lot more sympathy for some of the DS stars who say they can't recall anything about shooting the series!

G.

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Ooh!  the red one was worn by Liz during the Tom Jennings storyline, too!  Magic!

I have no idea where that floral pattern thing was worn.  The only thing remotely like it that comes to mind is the unfortunate gown Liz wore to her wedding with Jason Maguire, but the cut and styling of that horror was completely different from the one in the photo.  Both feature really loud patterns however.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: January 18, 2011, 12:48:53 AM »
Cool.  Where was Beechwood?  Does it still exist?  I wonder whether Googly-goo can help....

Best, G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: The Robservations Slideshow
« on: January 17, 2011, 06:42:59 AM »
@mscbryk:  Yes, and that it is marvelous that Millay plays Laura cool as ice in the scene showcased today where Maggie comes to Collinwood to explain about Sam's "accident."

Love the shot of Barnabas telling Julia he's trying to protect her by keeping her out of the loop during the Leviathan debacle, also in today's show.  Great work from Frid today.

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re: Another New Slideshow
« on: January 17, 2011, 06:35:17 AM »
I wonder which room scene #44 was filmed in?  Supposed to be the Old House but I would bet it was somewhere in Lyndhurst?

G.

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Current Talk '11 I / Re: laura and julia
« on: January 15, 2011, 05:31:33 PM »
One of my all time favorite scenes in DS is when Magda is cleaning the cottage for Laura and Laura abruptly asks for a Tarot card reading.  The way the two play that scene is simply priceless.  It truly doesn't get better than this on DS--or anywhere for that matter.

I always find myself wondering whether Grayson had a card-sharp streak from how deftly she handles those cards.  Must've been what she learned at the knee of one of Daddy's Atlantic City showgirl buddies...

G.

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