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Polls Archive / Re: The fate of Count Petofi
« on: November 21, 2005, 04:52:44 PM »
Quentin's search for Count Petofi was mentioned in Sam Hall's famous 1971 TV Guide article, derived from his own notes for possible ways the plot could have continued after the PT 1841 storyline.

Several fan fiction writers (including, I believe, Dale Clark in a well-known series of small press novels) have written scenarios that involved the Count's return.  I even started one (but failed to get very far with it).

I'm quite sure that Petofi would have survived the events at Tate's cottage.

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: room 24...and the price a' drapes
« on: November 20, 2005, 01:11:37 AM »
Hii Mscybryk, some of the sets you mentioned, such as the caretakers cottage and the police station, did feature in the late 1968/early 1969 episodes in the Chris Jennings story, so they did get pulled out of the mothballs between 1966 and 1897.

I'm fascinated by the MB's information about episodes being shot out of sequence because of the sets involved.  I'd never thought of that before, but of course, it makes perfect sense.

For those of you have have never been there, the building used for the DS studio is TINY.  It's sort of an urban cottage in midtown NYC.  I've only been to the exterior and it is kind of fascinating to think of such magic being worked in such a scaled-down space.

G.

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Polls Archive / Re: DS women as lovemakers.
« on: November 18, 2005, 08:16:52 PM »
I think one of the best scenes, bar none, between Barnabas and Angelique is in the 1968 storyline when she comes to the Old House as Cassandra after Nicholas has punished her, terminally, for the failure of the Dream Curse and her unwillingness to be a Team Player in Nicky's domain.

It's such a poignant scene, and I think they were both being honest with one another.  One of the few times that was likely the case.

I can't agree with the idea of Angelique as a one-man woman.  I think she took her relationships with both Quentin and, subsequently, Sky, quite seriously.

Neither man was suited for the role she wished him to play in her life, anymore than Barnabas was.  Her problems began because she persisted in seeing these failures as blows to her own pride and ego, rather than incompatibilities that had at least something to do with the TYPE of man she persisted in choosing.

The end of her story and Barnabas' in 1840 is really upsetting, if I bother to think about it for more than about 5 seconds, because it's such a slap in the face of the richly established histories of the two characters up to that point.  Lela Swift tried to get around this by having the writers present an Angelique who had not yet lived any of the events subsequent to 1795, which was simply absurd, and again, insulting to viewers who had so much invested in the story at that point.

Sorry to natter on.  such a topic...

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: Angel Meets Barnabas' Cane
« on: November 16, 2005, 08:41:01 PM »
I barely even knew this show existed--I vaguely recall seeing an ad for it, somewhere or other.

Having seen the images, this looks like a for-sure nod to DS fans from somebody on that show.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: MISS-information...KLS
« on: November 15, 2005, 07:25:58 PM »
Patti, your new avatar is utterly outrageous!  You devil-gal, you!

just showing my admiration!

G.

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I got to see the final ten minutes or so of one episode.  The editing and photography were impressive.  I really have nothing else to say about it.

It sounds as if the series was sabotaged by the programmers from the get-go.  I'm amazed they waited six weeks--twice as long as I expected, given the current state of television.

G.

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For fans who remember the old days, there's a very cute video clip featuring Steve Allen and Paul Lynde available here:

http://www.paullynde.info/clips.htm

It's near the top of the page and has a caption mentioning Pat Carroll and saying the clip is "guaranteed to make you laugh."

I gather stuff like this gets shown on that Game network.  Fabulous!

Best, G.

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Polls Archive / Re: DS women as lovemakers.
« on: November 13, 2005, 10:18:02 PM »
Julia, of course.  Underneath that staid tweed exterior lurks a VOLCANO of female passion, seething to let the inner lava fly!

Just one fan's opinion,

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: The Grass is Always Bloodier
« on: November 11, 2005, 11:51:00 PM »
Oh my sweet Goddess, I just LOVE today's floaty!  I don't know, I usually don't have the time of day for that sort of thing, but there's something about that particular image that just ... jumps out at me, y'know?  I find myself really wanting to grab the goods everytime "it" floats by.  There's a warm toasty feeling to imagining my hand inside that buttoned seam gently laying fingers upon the deeply desired goal of Willie Loomis' dreams... somebody else's family jewels!

MB, you and the DS Boards are just FULL of surprises... and I salute you for it!

cheers, G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: ...Sigh...if only...
« on: November 10, 2005, 04:16:01 PM »
I agree, Frank made a much more plausible boyfriend for Vicki than ANY of the other men with whom the writers involved her.

Criseyde, that's a great snapshot of Conrad F in recent days.  He's aged extremely well.

Thanks,

G.

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Three Girls Three! and what glamorous girls they are!

Edie Adams is a name to conjure with; I'm thrilled she's still with us.  I will never forget seeing her in a touring company of Mame, ca. 1970?  (may have been 1969)  She was dazzlingly charismatic in the role.

That's just horrid about the destruction of those kinescopes.  Yes, we DS fans don't realize much of the time just how incredibly fortunate we are that only ONE episode of our show is missing outright.

Thanks for sharing, Midnite!

xo Steve

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Dark Shadows-one of TV's Best Shockers
« on: October 31, 2005, 05:26:35 PM »
Hi Buzz, my understanding from the dialogue in the shows is that Barnabas "dallied" with Angelique WHILE he was courting Josette.  Behavior that was only slightly less tacky in the world of the upper-class Eighteenth Century landed gentry than it is today...

I attended a Halloween party on Saturday evening and at one point, the hosts (who had the TV on with one of the Donald Pleasance Halloween films rolling) played the infamous "Zuni Fetish Doll" segment of Trilogy of Terror, with the volume off.  Even so the TV became the focal point of the party for those twenty minutes.  People were screaming and carrying-on to beat the band.  It was a hoot!  I'd forgotten just how much eyeliner Karen Black wore in that segment.  And those eyelashes looked like loo-brush bristles!  Talk about a shocker!

G.

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Current Talk '05 II / Re: Frederick Thorn?
« on: October 31, 2005, 05:22:18 PM »
Hi Andre,

if memory serves, Frederick Thorne turns out to be one of the aliases Quentin had adopted over his century of perpetual youthfulness to forestall what might be called the "Dorian Gray syndrome."  I think Thorn was Quentin's persona during the 1940s.  There's an episode if you keep watching where Julia finds something, maybe a driver's license, that Q had when he was Thorne.

I just love the early Leviathan storyline.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / A Dark Shadows Halloween!
« on: October 31, 2005, 04:54:45 PM »
Hey, isn't a Dark Shadows Halloween the very BEST kind?

I was delighted this a.m. walking past some display windows in Harvard Square to see the annual show of old 1950s and 60s monster-themed LPs that always show up in one of those windows (for fans in the area, I'm talking about the windows in the building that houses Harvard's Holyoke Center, with Cambridge Trust and Au Bon Pain on the street level).  This year I spotted such gems as Boris Karloff reciting Edgar Allan Poe, dramatizations of some Lovecraft tales, a hysterical "Mad Monster Bash" LP featuring Hans Conreid and beloved Alice Pearce (the *definitive* Gladys Kravitz for Ancient Blood fans), some jazz combo thing wittily titled "Songs our Mummy taught us" AND, right there in the mix, the Dark Shadows Soundtrack Album Featuring "Barnabas" and "Quentin"!

It was great to see DS remembered in such a vintage group, and to have it acknowledged for the classic it truly is!

Best Witches to ye all!

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '05 II / Re: David Selby on DIY Halloween
« on: October 31, 2005, 04:47:25 PM »
Since I live in a cave, I have never even HEARD of the DIY network.  This looks really cute.

In the snapshot where David had his hand clutched on his chest towards his throat, I couldn't help thinking of Grayson.  Some of those "intense" expressions he adopted also made me think of his work as Quentin...

Thanks, Criseyde, for sharing with us these photos of this supremely YUMMMMYEEEEEE man!

G.

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