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Oh, of course I exempt the Divine Barbara Steele in my previous statement, but her fan following mainly relates to work she did in the Sixties and Seventies--when she appeared on DS she wasn't involved with stuff that had the kind of major visibility that Newman and Hu's work has had.

I don't think Steele ever came to NYC to appear at one of the Festivals, but maybe she did and I missed it (or was out of the country at the time).

G.

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I think there's a huge difference between the appearances of the 1991 series stars, none of whom had fan followings in the US outside of their work on DS, and people like Newman and Hu, both of whom have done substantial work on things with huge cult followings (especially the Dune and X Men series).

but no doubt time will tell!

G.

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I'll tell you what I think it will mean--TOTAL CHAOS at a venue not meant to accommodate crowds in the multiple thousands come trampling in wanting to meet their fave-raves.

I'm pretty sure both Alec Newman and Kelly Hu have major followings from other fandoms.  I'd think it likely that they would be invited to do personal appearances at the DS Festival, but perhaps that won't happen (one can only pray).

Don't forget the kamikaze Angel hags (maybe I should call them Angelenos?) who will be frothing at the mouth for vengeance because, as we all know, DS killed their show.

It's going to be a loooonnnngggg Festival weekend, folks.

sighing,  G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 I / Re:Collins Family Tree
« on: April 14, 2004, 10:08:43 PM »
The author ingeniously has Tony Peterson descending from a marriage Charity made with an unknown Peterson apres the events of 1897.  Again, as in the case of the Jennings, I think there should be a generation in between Tony and Charity.

G.

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Yes to all of it.

Even though it appears to be fashionable nowadays to demonize feminism, I'd like to see today's young women putting up with the kind of stuff women had to endure simply to survive back in the bad old days.  This cute little scene with cute little Joe (hmmm, not so LITTLE) doesn't begin to convey the drudgery and the horror.

I am so sick and tired of hearing people say Oh, I support women's rights but I'm not [one of those crazy, loopy] Feminists.

And I'm wandering awfully far afield from DS here.

Connie, I can't think which scene you mean.  I just hope Roger Davis wasn't involved.

G.

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You know, darling, lurking in the shadows gets a little dicey when you're wearing a birthday hat and wielding noisemakers with that degree of elan.

Happy, happy birthday and hope you got LOTS of cake.  Yeah, cake. That's the ticket.

Your Admirer,

Gothick

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I loved the Willie/Julia scene in this show.  It was one of the few moments where some REAL emotion came through in the whole wacky let's-create-Eve storyline, which otherwise didn't work all that well, in my not-so-humble opinion.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Group Grope
« on: April 09, 2004, 08:13:45 PM »
Angelique intones to Jeff:

Jeff Clark, you WILL touch your Hair!  I have puh-romised you that!  You cannot resist the curse of the brylcreem mixed with the rose water!  Touch your Hair, Jeff!  Touch it, Bitch!

Oops, wrong show.  ; >


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Current Talk '21 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 08, 2004, 08:10:41 PM »
Well, since someone in the NEW WB DS production staff is supposedly reading what we write, here's something for them to chew on:

*Memo to your hotshot new makeup artist:  DON'T do a repeat of your award-winning BtVS vamp makeup for the DS Undead.  I'm sure I'm not the only fan out there who'd rather not see Collinsport overrun with Klingon-vamps (as I call them).

*If Robert Cobert ISN'T hired to score the series, please think about a sound that will be eerie, mysterious, and otherwordly, not the reheated Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Delius fests we get for the Smallville scores.
If you're not familiar with the original DS score, something along the lines of the classic Sixties Outer Limits score would work great.

*Memo to Mark Verheiden:  more adult dialogue for Dark Shadows, please?  I realize that the audiences seem to love the pablum you put into the mouths of your characters on Smallville, but we'd prefer a somewhat more sophisticated sound for such characters as Barnabas Collins, Roger Collins, and Liz. Why, on the old series even Willie was known to have a philosophical side.  I realize this is only the WB, so I'm not expecting Shakespeare, Ibsen, or even Tony Kushner. :>

Has anyone here ever seen the short lived WB series Gross Pointe?  Every time I think of things behind the scenes at the NEW WB DS office, I find myself recalling certain scenes of that series.  I really, really need a DVD release for Gross Pointe before the NEW WB DS hits my screen with a big, gooey splat.

G.

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Julia darling,

yes, I believe Carlotta wore the batwing number in the scene where she tells a surly Gerard that "things will be different now."  I'm pretty sure she wore it in at least one other scene as welll...

As for the blue spangled dress, I'm pretty sure she wore that in the dinner party scene.

Carlotta had more wardrobe options that Dr. Hoffman EVER had!  I guess Grayson stipulated in her contract (and btw, please note the billing in publicity for the film!) that she wanted "no more gawddamned tweed" in her wardrobe!

The first time I ever saw NoDS, when Carlotta appeared at the door of Collinwood to welcome the young master and his bride, I remember practically falling over from my perch about 2 feet in front of the TV.  "Holy Cow!" I remember sputtering.  "What's she dressed for?  A bal masque???"  Of course, my excitement at seeing the Divine One again already had me totally on edge...

xo  Steve

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Thanks for this, Darren.  btw, I absolutely adored the new photos you unveiled on Stuart's site.  The one of Grayson and Nancy hanging out in their chic sunglasses and Collins couture s my new favorite photo... very Addams Family!

Steve

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:WB DS Ad Campaign?
« on: April 07, 2004, 02:35:50 PM »
Vlad, dear, this is the WB DS... I don't think those puncture wounds are going to be in that hunk's NECK... hahahahaha

Given the looks of the actors playing Barnabas and Willie this time around, I'm wondering whether they'll decide to have a homoerotic subtext around the relationship of the vampire and his "slave."

I must admit, THAT could get me to tune in.

MB, in the words of Jebez Hawkes, we want MORE!!!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 06, 2004, 10:10:25 PM »
Hahaha, glad it's not *my* desk that the hate mail is going to come flying across over THAT little goof!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: April 06, 2004, 09:19:10 PM »
Good call, Most Mysterious Seer.

Laughing is more fun than crying, after all.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Dark Shadows 2004
« on: April 06, 2004, 04:04:54 PM »
I read somewhere that Adrian Paul was supposed to play Quentin in the 1990s series, but they didn't get that far.

Will be interesting to see whether the WB series introduces Quentin in the first relay of shows, but leaves him in the wings for something BIG to attract attention later on.

cuz you all know that if there's one thing Mr Quentin Collins is, it's BIG.

*smirking shamelessly*  G.

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