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PennyDreadful darling, I LUFF EET!  You get a platinum star for using the word "lugubrious," too!

Day-um, wish I could see the whole "terrifying" thing! (love the mention of "brandies in the Drawing Room," too!)

Doffing my cap and bowing low at the feet of a true Mistress of the Gothick Horror!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: nancy's neck
« on: December 08, 2005, 09:02:21 PM »
In one of the most shocking scenes in all DS, [spoiler]an enraged Barnabas bites Countess Nathalie du Pres to force her to submit to his scheme for Josette. This happened in the THIRD visit to 1795/96/97 after the end of the 1897 storyline.  Barn also attempted to bite Dr. Julia Hoffman in 1840, but circumstances helped keep the bite from actually happening.

As for Joan Bennett, she was the victim of Vampire Dirk (played by Roger Davis) in an equally shocking sequence in 1897.  Although publicity stills showed Liz discovering Barn in or by his coffin, the scene was never enacted in the series.[/spoiler]

Gothique

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MB, how about the scene in PT 1970 when [spoiler]the now totally insane Stokes is running around Collinwood splashing gasoline everywhere? I think there might be a struggle, too, between Stokes and Barn?[/spoiler]

Darren, anything I can do to help out in your NoDS project, I do very gladly!

Steve

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: 15 years ago today
« on: December 08, 2005, 01:04:15 AM »
I love Joan Bennett.  She was one of life's originals.  Her brilliance and beauty are a constant gift.

Rest in peace, dear heart.

Steve

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Hey Penny Dreadful, just now caught up with these pictures.  Now that's what I call SPOOK-tacular!  You guys did a fabulous job.  I love the cute werewolf makeup, (and Garou is a hysterical name!), and your Witch costume is to die for (literally! hahaha!) and what better location than Collinwood for such an adventure?

I think it's hysterical that you chose The Terror, too, since they filmed it in three days on leftover sets and it definitely has a Drunk (?) Shadows feel to it!  Nicholson's nasal, uninflected attempt at a performance could even be seen as an inspiration for the thespian (?) technique of Craig Slocum!

Best wishes for your project.  I don't have cable, so unfortunately I won't be able to tune in, but maybe I'll get to see a clip or more shots on your website.

All the best! Keep up the great work!

Steve

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I guess the NoDS bridge fight music is different from the "zombies' bongo freakout" thing heard during the destruction of Collinwood sequence at the end of the Summer of 1970?

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Christmas festivals in Collinsport
« on: December 06, 2005, 08:42:35 PM »
spoken of course by Alistair Sim--the ONLY Scrooge, in my book...

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Christmas festivals in Collinsport
« on: December 06, 2005, 08:22:38 PM »
Ghost stories around a flickering fire while the rest of the house is in total darkness sounds like a very cosy Yule tradition. And if you're staying up till first light, as was the practice in days of yore, it gets people so on-edge that there's no WAY anybody's going to leave the comfort of the group round the fire to seek their own bed... all alone... in the dark!

I think a 21st century version of this could include turning on the TV and playing the episode from 1967 where Barnabas tells Vicki and Carolyn the story of Josette's death on Widow's Hill.  If you absolutely had to, you could put garland and lights around the set.

G.

"Are there no WORKHOUSES?"

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: DVDs Repackaged
« on: December 06, 2005, 03:59:37 PM »
Well, I splurged a few weeks back and bought ONE DVD set, #7 (it's the start of the Cassandra Collins storyline, to which I have a lot of sentimental attachment since my first DS was in the middle of that).

I noticed last weekend that the box won't close properly, and I've only had it a couple of weeks.  Is this what you mean by "broken boxes"?

I bought it through DDD; don't know whether MPI will send me one of the new ones.  I guess I will give it a shot.

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: A item featuring a DS alum on Ebay
« on: December 05, 2005, 10:02:16 PM »
Well, what a lovely Xmas treat for those who get that channel!  Thanks for sharing the news, Midnite!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: A item featuring a DS alum on Ebay
« on: December 05, 2005, 04:30:02 PM »
Talking of Dana Elcar, I highly recommend the episode of The Rockford Files featuring him and Dennis Patrick together in roles definitely reminiscent of their work on DS.

I don't think it is in the new TRF DVD set, but perhaps it will be in a future release.  It's really a fun thing to see.

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Episode 113
« on: December 05, 2005, 04:25:54 PM »
Wow, now that's service!  Thank you, darling!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / The December 4th Episodes
« on: December 05, 2005, 04:20:09 PM »
I don't know whether or not to start a new thread for this, but I have to say I'm just groovin' on the gorgeous captures the Mysterioius One posted for Episode #638!  For some reason, Julia's expressions make me think Grayson should have done a softcore version of, oh, I don't know, "Gloriana, She Wolf Matron of the SS"!  And Vicki's expression in the third one looks as if she's feeling Jeff's fingers somewhere OTHER THAN her cheek!

Then there's the fact that Vicki looks like a Mardi Gras grotesque in the fourth capture--that couldn't have possibly been deliberate, could it? hmmm? *maintains poker face*

I love that shot of Julia and Chris together in the Leviathans show.  Funny that there are dramatic scenes involving the two of them in both the '68 and '69 shows today.

kudos once again to the MB!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Connie's Birthday
« on: December 02, 2005, 04:31:11 PM »
Happy Birthday, sweetie!

let's see, how about you walk into the bathroom and there's Quentin Collins (as he was in 1969) naked in your bathtub with a big red bow tied... somewhere appropriate?

Aiming to Please!

with many good wishes for your special day and year,

Steve

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Vampire Survival Puzzlement
« on: December 01, 2005, 08:34:36 PM »
Well, I just watched some episodes from early Dream Curse (1968) last night (just got 'em on DVD--I righteously dig the format, and that menu sequence is just Super Groovy! outasite! but I digress) and I nearly gagged at how self-absorbed Barn came off.  Here's Julia about a pin's breadth away from a complete nervous breakdown (she actually screams at him "Why can't you leave me alone?!?!" and I wanted to stand and cheer) and all the man can do is moan about how he needs her to do the Experiment NOW.

You would have thought that with all his talk of how wonderful it is to be a human being, he would have tried on some compassion for size.  He was so extremely self-involved, I found myself thinking of Isobel's husband in Portrait of a Lady by Henry James (the novel, not the film version).

G.

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