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Current Talk '04 I / Re: Julia's Big O???
« on: June 04, 2004, 02:31:19 PM »
Here's another oddity:

Whenever I make a new post and hit the "Post" button, instead of being returned to the thread, I get bounced back to the full Current Talk screen with all the child board titles, etc.

Any idea whether that's a function of the fact that I use IE as my browser?  Or is it just another of those things that "isn't a glitch, it's a FEATURE!"  (as we keep getting told here about the lemony rattletrap ex libris sold Harvard for the library catalogue).

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: Julia's Big O???
« on: June 04, 2004, 02:27:52 PM »
Mysterioso Darling, you *know* "Beyond Wicked" is going to be the title of my memoirs, don't you?  Shelve next to "Little Me" in the Blue section of your home bibliotheque.

When I first saw the "child" board display (hey, it's a Mother and Child Reunion!), I recalled how we were requested to collapse the menu display on the first page of the boards a couple of years ago in the interest of conserving bandwidth.  I don't really understand how bandwidth works but would figure that displaying all those board titles and links takes up a lot more BW than is necessary if I'm just checking the day's new posts.

I checked around and was surprised not to see any new instructions about this.  I didn't realize that the new thing is still in beta.  Seems a little strange that other systems admins who are using this haven't expressed concern over the BW issue.  Is that a red herring here?

It would just make *my* life a little less complicated not to have to navigate that big screen.

kiss kiss,  G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: DS ACTORS ON OTHER DAYTIME SERIALS
« on: June 03, 2004, 10:48:02 PM »
Wow.  Imagining Miss J. C. as Liz instantly makes me think of Grayson as Baby Jane Hudson.

"YA MEAN.... ALL THIS TIME... WE COULDA BEEN FRIENDS???"

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: DS ACTORS ON OTHER DAYTIME SERIALS
« on: June 03, 2004, 06:55:40 PM »
Why hasn't anyone mentioned Humbert Allen Astredo?  Seems as if I recall reading that in 1969 or 1970, during one of his breaks from DS, he played an interior decorator on another soap.  Gods, what I would give to see him in action in such a role...

Just imagine the sinister sound "fuchsia," "peach," and "burgundy" would have rolling off that wicked tongue!

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: 1966 Season
« on: June 03, 2004, 02:56:20 PM »
Interesting that you mention Stephen King's use of up-to-date brand names and such in his horrors (I have always found King unreadable--deadly dull stuff).  One of the most jarring aspects of the TNWBDS treatment that was briefly available on the Barnabas Undead site, to me, was the use of jokes about Keno, IHOP and other 2004 commonplaces.  Guess the writer (have we been told just who wrote it?) is a King fan.

I've never heard why the roles of Sam Evans and Matthew Morgan were re-cast.  It may have been that the actors, again, were working without a contract and found other work.   No idea.  I still prefer Thayer David as Matthew to the original actor.  I liked that actor in the original concept of Matthew but don't think he would have gone off the deep end so terrifyingly as our Thayer did.  Plus I'm damned loyal to Thayer David--God I love that guy!

Sentimental Gothick

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Current Talk '04 I / Re: machen in sleeveless
« on: June 03, 2004, 02:49:00 PM »
Just a stab in the dark, but since the episodes we're currently "watching" were taped in the late Summer of 1968, I'd guess that accounts for Vicki's sleeveless look.  It was popular for summer dresses in the late Sixties.

Old fogey Gothick (if you want a fashion blast from the past, rent the Monterey Pop DVD--you'll find out just how garrrooovy the clothes were back in 1967, Summer of LOVE!)

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I hope to join the swelling throngs of Halloholics not-so-anonymous on at least the Saturday and Sunday.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Julia's Big O???
« on: June 02, 2004, 02:52:11 PM »
OK, is it just me, or does Julia look as if she's having a very private, personal moment in today's montage?

I saw this yesterday and thought nothing of it, but today when the top page first loaded it hit me that the Physician to the Vampire appeared to have found something VERY special in the woods.  Maybe Tom was down there out of frame???

Also, a technical note--I've tried to figure out how to collapse the new index of the 9,999 chat boards available on Current Talk, and have found defeat upon the Field of Flanders.  Do I feel like an old lady.

Inconsolable,

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Julia's Statement to Liz in Nov. 1967
« on: May 27, 2004, 10:42:01 PM »
In the original plot outline for the Barnabas storyline, Julia was supposed to be strangled to death by Barnabas when she got in his way one too many times.  It was actually mentioned a couple of times in the voiceovers that death was waiting for Dr. Hoffman during this period (or something like that).

My guess is that if they thought about what they would do after the 1795 flashback, it was in terms of Dr. Hoffman being out of the picture, one way or another.  I would guess that they were deluged with fanmail asking for her return during her absence.  Curtis and the show producers took the fanmail very seriously back then, in terms of what they did on the show.  This seems strange today when, from what I can tell, series producers relish flying in the face of fannish opinion.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:1966 Season
« on: May 27, 2004, 04:18:07 PM »
David Ford's marriage with Nancy Barrett was on the rocks in 1967-68.  I believe this has been discussed in public sources, but if this is an infringement on the Board regs of not discussing the actors personal lives, hope the Mods will delete this post.

I think Ford had another acting gig in 1968 which is why he suddenly disappeared as Andre.  A lot of the DS actors appear to have worked under verbal agreements rather than written contracts--a situation that is unimaginable in today's world.

Anyway, I always thought the personal dynamics of him and Nancy needing not to be working together on the same show were responsible for his appearances and disappearances, and eventually to his leaving altogether.

A fan who knew the people involved claimed that Nancy herself was going to leave at one point in '68, but Grayson talked her out of it one night over dinner.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 I / Re:DS/Barnabas Collins Game
« on: May 26, 2004, 02:51:34 PM »
Gerard, I'm cackling maniacally over your Mom's comment about Baby Jesus!  (hahaha guess you know where *I'm* going!)  My Mom also banned me from watching DS.  Watching it secretly was the first major flouting of her authority in my young life--one of the few times I actually needed to disobey because I was such a Class A nerd as a youngster.

It's funny and poignant to think of how much money five dollars was back then.  I was just listening to a tape recording of Cass Elliott contrasting the Monterey Pop Festival with the festivals of the early Seventies and saying how crass and commercial things had gotten to the point where "the tickets cost a huge amount of money--fifteen dollars!  That's sooo much money!"  and she was really being sincere.

Sheesh--I'm so old I can remember Saturday matinees at the local movie theatre that cost less than a dollar.  *sigh*

G.

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Just a reminder, folks--DVDs *are* subject to quality control issues, just like every other mass produced product.

Whenever I purchase a new DVD (or video, or CD, for that matter) I always play at least a little of it as promptly as possible, and I save the packaging and receipt(s) carefully until it's gotten the all-clear.  You really can't be too careful.

If you put something aside to "save" it for a rainy day or special viewing occasion, you may wind up holding onto past the date when a retailer will be willing to give you store credit or full refund for return.

just my 2 drachmae.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:OT: Please pardon this interruption
« on: May 24, 2004, 09:01:21 PM »
My favorite Quentin is early 1897.  He was such a raffish, tasty bit o' goods then.

Runners up include the lusciously eee-vil Quentofi, amnesiac Quentin chewing out Miss Olivia Priss Corey in 1970, and crazed Quentin of 1995 (just because Selby was so excruciatingly good in the part).

My least favorite Quentin is PT 1970 vintage.  But even when he got on my nerves in that ugly jacket, I still wouldn't have kicked him out of bed for eating crackers.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 I / Re:DS/Barnabas Collins Game
« on: May 24, 2004, 06:29:44 PM »
I don't believe I ever saw the Dark Shadows game.  I did enjoy the Barnabas Collins game, although the novelty wore off quickly.

It would be fun to have a semi role-playing Dark Shadows game along the lines of Clue.  Players could be cursed as vampires or werewolves or get to be gypsies or witches.  I know what I'd want to be. *g*

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:OT: Please pardon this interruption
« on: May 24, 2004, 02:37:36 PM »
Not to mention breaking up with Chris Jennings--THE Hunkiest Man at Collinwood!!!  I really wondered where her brains had gone at that point (not to mention other bits...)

G.

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