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Testing. 1, 2, 3... / Re: Was something wrong (for over 2 weeks??)
« on: September 07, 2007, 11:40:40 PM »
Do you use Internet Explorer (IE)?  I do and this happens to me frequently.

In general, this site doesn't work very well with that browser--very sludgy and clunky.  I blame it all on Bill Gates...

G.

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Current Talk '07 II / Re: The Video Watchdog on 'Dark Shadows:The Beginning'
« on: September 07, 2007, 11:16:06 PM »
Thanks for this, retzev. Nice to see that Tim is finally starting to understand the unique fascination of DS!

G.

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What fun!  It's nice to hear that actual residents of Maine appreciate our kooky show.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: GH: A Hard Act To Follow
« on: September 06, 2007, 11:28:51 PM »
Thanks for that review, Brandon.  I heartily agree that Grayson was "f**king awesome" and I'd say the same about the book, too!  Hats off to R. J. Jamison!

G.

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This is in response to the original post from testokes:

Since you say you're new, you may not be aware that *a lot* of how the Dark Shadows storylines evolved (or failed to evolve) was directly dictated by Dan Curtis.  There's an interview with Sam Hall from the 1980s that is cited in a lot of the books available on the history where Sam recalls saying to Dan more than once, "Dan, please, can we NOT do x, y or z" and Dan would respond:  "Are you writing the show or not?  If you don't want to do it, I can get other people to write this show, you know!"  Odd though it may seem today, Adam apparently generated lots of positive fan mail from the kids who had become a big chunk of the show's audience back in 1968.  I remember reading about this at the time and thinking it odd although I was only ten years old myself in '68.

According to Robert Rodan's reminscences out at the LA Festivals, Adam's abrupt departure from the show occurred when the actor requested a raise.  (The same thing happened to Lisa Richards, too.)

I still think the 1968 storyline with Adam, Cassandra, Nicholas, the Dream Curse and Eve included some of the best moments from the show.   I won't bother to do a laundry-list here because I've already done so in MANY other threads that bash this period of the show's history.  I do find it interesting that people who detest this period of the show are more than willing to cheerfully ignore the longueurs and imbecilities of other periods in the series.  As I have said before, I regard Dark Shadows as a patchwork of shining moments and lacklustre misfires--sometimes this was the case even within a specific episode!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: Happy Birthday to Raineypark!
« on: September 04, 2007, 04:05:22 PM »
Happy Birthday Dear!!!! (even if it is three days late and a dollar short--as my Dad used to say).

Many Blessings to you!

hugs, Steve

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Current Talk '07 II / Re: Today's slideshow 09/03/2007
« on: September 04, 2007, 03:41:03 AM »
Barnabasjr, I totally agree!  I expected a caption along the lines of:

"Well, Barnabas, you can't come because Professor Stokes DIDN'T invite you over for the Wine and Cheese Hour in the Senior Common Room!  Nyah, nyah, nyah!"

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: Another 2004 DS Reference
« on: August 23, 2007, 09:03:20 PM »
The reference to Dark Shadows in this entry strikes me as odd.  Surely the network filmed any number of failed pilots during 2003-2004?  Of course, very few if any generated the level of buzz that the Shadows pilot did--and surely very few came with a five million dollar plus price tag!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: My Fest Report
« on: August 22, 2007, 10:35:10 PM »
Peter's stance as Sophia and his suit makes me think of Grayson (I suppose that's inevitable for me...) Jaw-droppingly fabulous!

Thanks, Midnite.  You're a doll!

Any comments about Lara's shoes?  Does she shop at PRADA???

I can just hear the banter now:  "Very well, since you refuse to give me a discount, you shall have your little retail price... but NOT as you would have wanted it ... I puh-ROMISE you that!"

winking, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: My Fest Report
« on: August 22, 2007, 08:21:22 PM »
Good grief, the banquet line was routed OUTSIDE the hotel!  What would have happened if it had been blustery weather?  (*pictures wigs, bustles and veils windmilling across the highway pursued by shrieking damsels in very great sartorial distress*)

Great series of shots, Brandon!  I'm glad you had such a good time.  When opportunity arises, do go to Newport RI and see the original Collinwood.  It's an experience every true fan needs to have.  It is visible from the famous Cliff Walk (but beware the wails of the Widows!).

I wish there were more pictures of the Golden Girls.  Their skit last year was an absolute hoot!  I wish Mr. Frid had been able to see it, even though he is probably unaware of who the Golden Girls are.

G.

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Wow, Bette, this is very exciting news!  Particularly since a decent quality copy of the movie with English subtitles has been unavailable (there is a very lowgrade VHS bootleg with English subtitles that has circulated for the past five years or so, and more recently, a boot of a decent quality Japanese DVD that has optional Japanese subtitles but no English).

There were plans to create a dubbed version with an English soundtrack for the US release, and Grayson is on record as having looped dialogue for that, but legal problems stalled the release and it never happened.

I look forward to a review!  Maybe one of my buddies with cable will make me a copy, too!

For those who haven't seen it, try to imagine Grayson Hall in stratospheric chic French fashions with her hair pulled severely back and these little top-knot braids attached to the top of her head bugging out her eyes and imitating the Road Runner:  "beep-beep!"  I swear to God Herself you've never seen anything like it.

cheers, Gothick

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: 2007 Fest
« on: August 21, 2007, 10:56:11 PM »
Let me add to everyone's kudos to Joeytron for the grand selection of photos.  I finally had the chance to look at them today and they're a marvelous evocation of the event.  Was Terrayne Crawford there?  I saw a woman in one snap that looked a lot like her.

Midnite, thanks for the nice note.  I'm afraid I had completely forgotten the DS 66/67 book!  My interest in the new publication mainly revolves around the photos, early ABC publicity material, and any anecdotes they were able to cull from this generally neglected period in the series history.

G.

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Thanks for such an intimate account.  It's amazing that he enjoys such stamina at such an age!  I guess it is the product of all that healthy living.

You and the others who worked on this event deserve a big round of applause of your own!

Best, Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: 2007 Fest
« on: August 20, 2007, 10:24:39 PM »
Thanks again Michael for the info.  With DS I am trying to concentrate on getting rid of my videotapes (replacing them with the DVDs) and I am actually giving some of my books and zines away to deserving fans... but the new book sounds as if it has some lovely material and might be a nice memento to have.

cheers, Steve

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Calendar Events / Announcements '07 II / Re: 2007 Fest
« on: August 20, 2007, 08:18:12 PM »
Michael, I hadn't heard about the new book, Dark Shadows: The First Year, and it sounds stunning!  Thanks so much for quoting that description of the Great House and the grounds.  I just love stuff like this.

Technically speaking, "the first year" includes the intro of Barnabas and the arrival of a certain meddlesome doctor on the scene... but I would guess that this book ends with the disappearance of Laura Collins and the arrival of Jason Maguire.

I had heard that fan vendors were excluded from this event which no doubt accounts for the lack of anything new to buy.  In theory, I would have loved to have come out for Saturday, but I had a very full weekend here trying to get my new house organized and being taken out to lunch by various kind friends who were concerned that I might be getting a little loopy surrounded by my "orgy of hatboxes."

cheers, Steve

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