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I didn't really care for the trailer. I also don't see the point of remaking shows such as LOST IN SPACE or THE MUNSTERS. They were artifacts of a particular time and place and thank the gods, we still have the originals. Television has moved in several different directions since the 1960s. Series such as AMERICAN GODS, LUCIFER, STRANGER THINGS and VIKINGS have shown what good television can do and what imaginative storytelling can tell us.

Of course, I mostly watch shows from the Sixties and the Seventies. I was thrilled a few weeks ago to find the 8 disc box set of Brian Clemens series THRILLER (many of the shows ran on the ABC WIDE WORLD OF MYSTERY slot in the mid 70s) and I look forward to watching more of those this weekend.  I've been away most of the past 3 weeks and had no time at all for TV.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: February 23, 2018, 04:19:25 PM »
From what I have seen thus far, like all the other comics and book series and the rest spun off the various versions of DS, it's an alternate timeline or "Parallel Time" to the universe of the 1991 DS. Just in a few pages both the writing and the artwork have made it clear that it's not showing us events of the actual 1991 DS verse. Not if you accept any definition of canon known to this writer, at least.

G.

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I see Barnabas and Angelique as adversaries, not a couple. That's all I'll say about that. But yes, remarkable that the magazine had someone on staff who thought of them, or DS, at all.

G.

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Fans,

I was surprised to learn that Christopher Lee's home was in Cadogan Square, the same address claimed (fictitiously, perhaps, but one wonders if it may have been the residence of Niall Bradford in the 1790s/1830s) by a certain cousin from England back in 1967.  This letter dates to sometime in the mid 1980s, I believe.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vincent-Price-Estate-Handwritten-Letter-From-Christopher-Lee-To-Vincent/312062051209?hash=item48a8590389%3Ag%3ABw8AAOSwlv9aemfE

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:35:30 PM »
I know this is meaningless given that it's me, but I thought the cleaning lady was depicted with a very notable resemblance to an older Grayson, as she looked in the Seventies.

The dialogue yesterday and the way the characters were positioned made one wonder if the subtext was that Barnabas wanted to have a threeway with Julia and Vicki. *eyeroll*

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:47:17 PM »
I think the comic book may have already jumped the shark. The dialogue exchange in the past two days has been absolutely painful. Though there's a kind of ironic appropriateness to Julia telling Barn he's "sanguine" on V Day...

G.

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Not all that surprising--a lot of occult people watched the show back then, for obvious reasons.

Thanks!

G.

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That's fascinating, Uncle Roger. And what an odd name for a Joan fanzine.

I saw Edith Tilles at one of JF's reader theater performances a couple of decades ago. She seemed very sharp and sassy.

Like so many people involved on the show, she obviously had no interest in the occult, or she would have known better than to have offered to send off locks of people's hair--a notorious element in voodoo doll spells...

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:28:18 PM »
I'm curious about the site of the currently depicted action in the story. I'm wondering if this is meant to be the 1991 version of Wyndcliffe. I don't recall this setting in the 1991 episodes but, again, it's been a long while. I saw most of them once when I collected the videotapes sometime around 2004, then got rid of them all after I'd viewed the shows.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: February 01, 2018, 02:50:32 AM »
As someone who's lived in New England most of my life since 1986, it's always so blatantly obvious when a film or TV show is supposed to be set here and it's so obviously either Southern California, or Vancouver.

I love it in the old 1940s movies when we're supposed to be in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt and I'm wondering if it's Topanga Canyon, Laurel Canyon or somewhere similar...

G.

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"Theme from Night of Dark Shadows," music which also bears the title "Joanna," is one of my favorite of Bob Cobert's compositions for the DS projects. I found this charming piano arrangement recorded by a fan on Youtube and I thought others might enjoy hearing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnDAMZMCBsM

Best, G.

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Calendar Events / Announcements '18 / Re: OT: Anthony George in Checkmate
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:50:18 AM »
Sebastian Cabot and a very young Doug McClure were also regulars on CHECKMATE. It's worth checking out.

DECADES does seem to repeat programming a lot...

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:50:22 AM »
Two shots that summed up DS 91 for me: Julia in Jackie Oh sunglasses reading by the swimming pool in beautiful downtown Burbank, Maine. LOL. And Joe's beefcake shot sprawled on the deck of his boat with a pouty Carolyn looking on.

It all looked very LA...

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:12:28 AM »
I obviously can't tell since I'm so unschooled in the 1991 series. I'm astonished I noticed the detail of Barnabas's hands in that one shot.

I remember reading a few years later how DC claimed that this was going to be a "blooper free" version of the story. Then people were writing into the zine letter columns and the BBS groups or whatever was around then about all the bloopers they spotted. The only one I remember was seeing a wristwatch on somebody in a 1790 scene.

G.

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Current Talk '22 I / Re: Boardindex Page Montage/aka 'Book 1'?
« on: January 28, 2018, 07:17:42 PM »
Heartbreaking. And worthy of note given that this is a scene we never actually saw, so far as I am aware, in any of the versions of this narrative.  (I don't count the Burton/Depp film because they changed how Barnabas was released in that.)

G.

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