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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Slightly OT: Strange Paradise
« on: November 06, 2008, 04:26:00 PM »
I thought the series jumped the shark after the completion of Tudi Wiggins' second story arc.  The last 13 weeks of that show are something of a puzzlement--they brought in a new writer and had some really egregious disruptions of the story continuity.  It's still fun to watch, mainly because of such stalwarts as Colin Fox, Cosette Lee, Jack Creley, and the delightful Pat Moffatt--but some of the additions to the cast (I'm thinking particularly of Trudy Young and Jack Goodier) are at the level of bad community theatre.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Slightly OT: Strange Paradise
« on: November 05, 2008, 09:33:17 PM »
Bryan, the updates are fabulous!  I'm more excited than ever about the book.

Excellent work!

Best,

Steve

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Thanks, David.  I had heard this news through the grapevine.  Really quite sad.

Uncle Forry was in a number of films as a cameo performer, always a fun turn.  His mag offered up my first visions of the magic of fantasy films, horror and, as he liked to call it "scientifiction."  I have a memory of my grandfather buying a copy of FM for my sister and me on an outing when I was 7 or so, to my mother's chagrin. 

I don't think younger fans today realize how much FM and similar mags meant to us back in those pre-Internet, pre-DVD days.  They were a vital link with the people and films we loved.

Vale Forry!

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0664
« on: November 04, 2008, 11:12:26 PM »
Hi Nelson, I don't recall Crystal being in Trask's "Your Hit Parade" line-up for Barn in '68.  If she had been there, it would have been very confusing for the audience because the character was not a part of the original 1795 story.

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss - Ep #0666
« on: November 04, 2008, 11:06:46 PM »
Hey JW,

not having had the time to read all the other posts in the current 1796 thread, I may be repeating something already stated:  Dan Curtis stepped in to direct for this week (so far as I am aware, this was one of his very few, and I believe first, stints directing the show).  After I found this out, certain elements of this flashback that seemed out of sync with the rest of the show started to make sense, due to DC's love of violence as an element of style, Grand Guignol imagery, and plot "twists" that don't always make sense. 

I chalk the notion of Ben killing the Countess and Forbes up to DC's active hand in those shows. I wouldn't be surprised if he was the one who came up with that notion.  Some of the most drastic plot twists on the series were dictated by Dan.

cheers, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Grayson boogie . .??
« on: November 04, 2008, 05:45:03 PM »
I listened to the whole damn thing, and she's not in there.

There is this one bit where some dude is chanting her name on a loop, if that counts.

I wonder whether he did not sample GH's vocal due to concern over rights issues?  Let's be thankful for small favors.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: November 03, 2008, 10:53:34 PM »
Ooh, that's a grand scene and a fabulous quote!

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: A New Slideshow Is Coming
« on: November 03, 2008, 07:03:51 PM »
MB, do you need any quotes for November?  Lots of my favorite episodes aired in this month, as I recall.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Choose your horror on DVD
« on: November 03, 2008, 06:52:05 PM »
A DS PS:  Set 12 of the regular DS series arrived over the weekend (a sale purchase from Amazon vendor), and last night in honor of All Souls Day I was test driving it.  I watched the brilliant scene where [spoiler]the ghost of Madam Finlay speaks through Mrs Johnson at a seance in January 1969.[/spoiler]  Clarice Blackburn fiercely rules!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: Choose your horror on DVD
« on: November 03, 2008, 06:47:23 PM »
I watched an episode of Boris Karloff's Thriller called "The Grim Reaper" with Bill Shatner and Natalie Schafer competing in shredding the scenery (I think Schafer, who played Lovey Howell on "Gilligan's Island," gets the prize for cooing in a very sloshed drawl, "Death is my business partner, dahling" to a horrified Shatner).  And I watched Barbara Steele's scenes from The Crimson Cult in which Steele appears in bright green fright makeup, fire engine red lipgloss, a gigantic pheasant-feathered rams horn headdress, and a sick Ren Faire bodice with a very pneumatic bustier. 

Neither of these is available on DVD, but I did watch a couple of Forever Knight music videos from the final DVD set of that series, as well.

Holiday cheer!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '08 II / Re: BARNABAS NOT GUMMING HIS VICS
« on: November 03, 2008, 06:42:28 PM »
No idea at all what this thread is about ... but I will observe that chewing gum and fangs are sooo not friends...

cheers!

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Discuss: '91 Series - Ep #06
« on: November 02, 2008, 11:07:45 PM »
Hey Nelson Collins,

I adore the Two Fat Ladies!  I've been a vegetarian for nearly 28 years and I laugh out loud every time the old dears start on about us.

cheers!  Gothick

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Current Talk '08 II / Re: Today's Capture--Episode #612
« on: October 31, 2008, 12:17:29 AM »
Good one, Gerard!

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Today's Capture--Episode #612
« on: October 30, 2008, 04:58:14 PM »
I wish I could think of something to write about today's capture that *wasn't* obscene.

Minus the caption, it looks as if Harry stepped in something nasty that he needs to scrape off his shoe before his Mom catches sight of it.

How, um, special to have the Thespian Genius of Craig Slocum to light our day on the eve of Halloween!

Cheers!

G.

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Current Talk '08 II / Barnabas, Roxanne and Julia
« on: October 30, 2008, 03:39:46 PM »
Fans,

Thanks to an incredible sale on Amazon Vendor, I found DVD set #22 (for seventeen bucks plus change!) and it arrived last night.  While test driving the discs, I revisited the episode where [spoiler]Barnabas met Regular Time Roxanne Drew for the first time at Sebastian Shaw's parlor.  I'd forgotten how poignantly Frid portrayed Barnabas' mingled joy and desire at meeting "his" Roxanne again.  I found myself thinking, "he's overjoyed to see her, and some girls would think he's a really creepy old man, but she's being nice." 

I have to admit I Laughed Out Loud at the scene where Julia picked up the phone on Roxanne's call to cancel her dinner plans with Barnabas.  The look on Julia's face was truly priceless!  And then, the scene where Barnabas comes in like a little boy with a new candy cane and Julia is trying so hard not to roll her eyes.  The dialogue actually gave her the line, "Barnabas, why does it always have to be me who tries to tell you ..."   Another priceless moment.

I have to admit that the crowning gem was when Barnabas, with visibly controlled anger, informed her:  "Julia, I am seldom wrong about people!"  It was a wonder Julia didn't choke on her reassuring-therapist response "That's true ..."[/spoiler]

I think of the Summer of 1970 as a less-than-successful period in the show's history, but this episode certainly was memorable ... and fun!

cheers, Gothick

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