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I'd love to be able to donate blood.  Unfortunately, under the Red Cross archaic regulations, I would have to lie about my sexual preference to be allowed to perform this civic service.

G.

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Robservations / Re:Robservations 7/17/02 - #564/565 - JOOOLIA!
« on: March 15, 2004, 11:04:41 PM »
Thanks for these pictures of Julia!  What a Goddess!  Vicki looks like Miss Milquetoast in comparison.

And, of course, the snap of Tom preparing to vamp sizzles so hot, I had to put on oven mitts to type these words.

Thank you Maestro Mysterioso!

G.

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Current Talk '21 I / Re:WB ORDERS FILMING OF NEW DS PILOT
« on: March 15, 2004, 10:49:20 PM »
Well, Joan always described herself as being blonde in her early years.  I have no doubt that she had help from beauty products in the films in which she appeared as a blonde--this was the 1930s when artifice ruled.

In all seriousness, I think the only way folks are going to be able to enjoy the New WB Dark Shadows is to forget about every previous version of the series and just take it as a brand new product.  As far as I was concerned, even though she was dark and pretty, the only thing the Vicki of the 1991 redaction had in common with the 1966 character was the name.  (It was rather sweet that someone had the idea of having Victoria Winters in that series *born* in the year 1966--definitely a nod to the fans.)

I think it would be interesting to cast totally AGAINST the expected type for some of the roles. For instance, I always thought it would have added extra dimension to have had Angelique played by a dark skinned actress with a Caribbean flair to her.  That would have been very controversial in 1967, but it would add all sorts of plot stuff to play with in the new series, particularly if the series incorporates a more realistic view of US society in the 1790s (lol did I just write "realism" in connection with a WB show?  quick, MB, hand me the smelling salts, I must be poor in the head!)

G. 

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My, Lysette Anthony certainly did have a lot of ... talent, didn't she?  The new Angelique is going to have quite the bustier to, erm, fill.

Does that disc contain "Never Let Me Down"?  I doubt you would know this, but that song was considered quite the anthem in gay discos, back in the day.  My friends were convinced the song's lyrics referred to the singer's best friend who doubled as his playmate between the sheets.  There were some lines in that song we never could quite decipher, but they sounded VERY naughty.

G.

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Happy Birthday, Darling!  May the Divine One favor you with a tap dancing rendition of the "Ballad of the Lily in Hell" in your honor!

I must have been tuning in to your birthday this past weekend--kept spotting photos and videos that made me think, "oh, John would enjoy that!"

So how many birthday spanks didja get this year, hmmm?

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Sad Scenes
« on: March 11, 2004, 11:48:33 PM »
For understated emotion, I think one of the finest moments in the series is the scene between Joshua and Naomi the morning after Sarah dies.  Joan and Louis played that scene so beautifully.  Never fails to bring a lump to the old throat.

Another scene that always gets me reaching for the kleenex is Julia's brief speech about learning to live without love when she and Barnabas find themselves back in the Parallel Time room in 1995.  Again, very understated work from Grayson.

I think another scene between Grayson and Karlen (who always played off one another really well) that has this quality to it is the scene where Willie begs Julia to persuade Barnabas against using Maggie for the new Experiment.  In that line where Julia says "You forget, Willie--I stood and watched Barnabas lie on that table," she conveys in one searing moment all the emotional agony Julia has gone through over the preceding summer.  Love it.    I think the episode with this scene in it may have been featured in a recent montage.

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / The Creamy Goodness of Tom Jennings
« on: March 11, 2004, 10:35:22 PM »
My, my, my...

I do so devoutly hope that my fellow Briscoeholics get the chance to look at today's Montage!

The closeup of dreamy Tom, asleep in his bed, his white throat turned up to await the latest Hickey of the Undead, is almost too good to be true.

Knowing what goodies lie ahead here actually makes me happy I'm not going on vacation during the next couple of weeks!

Cheers, G.

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Note to Farscape fans:

Ben Browder played Lee Majors in this movie.  And from the little I saw, he did a fine job with the part.

G.

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Folks who don't like camp definitely should not watch that movie.  I still haven't seen the remainder, but my housemate watched it and I could hear him howling with laughter from the kitchen.

I really know nothing of the history of Charlie's Angels and I care tuppence how historically accurate it all was.  What I saw resembled a Saturday Night Live skit around Charlie's Angels.  I think Charlie's Angels is in and of itself a hoot, although I couldn't bring myself to see that awful remake.  You know how I feel about remakes!

Hmmm... Farrah's breasts were bouncing?  Call me a Queen without a crown.  I couldn't even look at her chest as her MILES of blindingly peroxided hair were undulating in waves fierce enough to shatter the sound barrier in a fifty mile radius (you think I'm joking, but you haven't seen the movie).

Watching the movie made me wonder, again, how any of us survived the Seventies.

Everybody Loves Raymond?  bleah!

G.

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It was hysterical!  It was good to see a period piece where they bothered to get the hair and costumes right, too.

I've only seen the first 15 minutes or so (I taped the rest), but the whole scene of Aaron Spelling's party alone was worth the price of admission.  I about died laughing when "Farrah" came bouncing down the stairs, big hair flyin' in the wind.  It was fun to spot all the mock celebs, too--just in those 15 minutes I spotted Telly Savalas and Tina Turner impersonators.

oh and Tori Spelling appeared as an infant...

I also thought it was a hoot that Kate Jackson got credit for so much of the Charlies Angels concept.

G.

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While I was at my parents home for my Granny's funeral, I saw a trailer for this movie.  It looked *incredibly* campy.  I may tune in for a bit, if I can pick up the signal on my antenna.  I can always use a good cheap laugh.

Talking of Seventies Camp, a friend of mine posted a hysterical review of the new Starsky & Hutch retread.  Owen and Ben make a really cute couple, it seems.  I saw a bit of this on the tube while I was at the laundromat on Sat. and it looked as if Ben's hair had been given a *triple" perm.  The wonders of Seventies technology.

Get Up and Boogie!

G.

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Current Talk '04 I / Re:Out of the 'Shadows'
« on: March 08, 2004, 04:51:02 PM »
So... DC IS going to be producing the new series?

Maybe I haven't been paying attention, but this is the first I've heard of his hands-on involvement.

I really really hope he doesn't do what he did last time, and rewrite the pilot script (call it large chunks of the hoDS shooting script plus bits and pieces he had lying around the house).

G.

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Thanks for sharing these.  It's nice to know that Roush is a fan.  A columnist as high-profile as this might actually be able to bring some pressure to bear for some standards of excellence in the show--not that I'm displaying any optimism that The New WB Dark Shadows will be anything than a giant teen cheeseball, you understand.

G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '04 I / Thayer David's Birthday
« on: March 04, 2004, 04:13:46 PM »
Thanks to the Calendar feature here (which I just visited to check out the highly touted photo of Don Briscoe as Tom Jennings), I learned that today, March 4, is the birthday of our beloved Thayer David.

Thayer has given me so much pleasure over the years with his wonderful wit and his humane performances.  I'm raising a glass of sherry in honor to Our Favorite Professor, hoping he's smiling on his birthday whereever he is!

G.

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March 1 was Don Briscoe Day?  I know I stopped by on that day, and I totally missed that.

I'm glad my eye dr gave me a clean bill of health on my last visit, otherwise I would be calling her!

G.

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