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Although the resemblence was striking, actor/director Terry Gilliam did not get cast as Professor Stokes in the 2004 WB pilot.  :P

Hi. this is Wilford Brimley using astral projection to tell you about an exciting offer from Liberty Medical...
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Which I quite frankly don't understand.  If you're so damn desperate for cash that you have to SELL your signature, here's a thought....GET A JOB!  LOL!  Sheesh, sometime celebs are the biggest damn crybaby's!   ::)  What's wrong w/working a 'regular' job like the rest of us?  So what if the acting career is over, they're always hiring at Mickey D's LOL!  ;)

Sadly, I think James Hall recently asked me if I wanted any new socks with those Florsheims.   ;)


Current Talk '06 II / Re: Worst DS Memorabilia?
« on: August 03, 2006, 04:34:21 PM »
I notice we are dividing these into vintage and contemporary collectibles. While the old "Horrorheads" are marvelously cheesy, because of their vintage and rarity, well, most of us would probably be proud to own them. The same with the old boxed Halloween costume for example.
       I agree several of the recent items have been "wha'?" quality. The boxer shorts are pretty hideous. The ornament is as badly dated as the film title "Dracula 1972 AD". One of my favorites however of the last ten years was the wrist watch, which I wore 3-4 years before it played out. I could never get a battery to stay running. It looked nice but I'm sure it was pretty inexpensive. It got many complimentary notices. I wish they would do a new and better one. I think that one was about $60 that was better made would be a certain purchase for me.
      I absolutely love the Majestic figures. I am a big fan of collectible figures of that like, I have what almost 30 of the Universal ones... [frankie]  While I like everyone else hope they make more, we do need to realize it will all be based on how the three current ones sell. A while back I emailed Majestic and they stated they plan to be at the Brooklyn show. They were at the Hollywood show last year. (I really like their Dr. Phibes figure, although I think their Lily Munster could have been better, I wonder if Yvonne DeCarlo did not allow her likeness?" If I were doing phase II of the Dark Shadows figures, I would opt for Angelique, Julia and either Willie or Josette. I think someone noted that Sideshow stretched theory limits on Planet of the Apes, and this may be true, did we need 4 different Taylors, none of them even definitive? And ya know, I bought each one! LOL, but I bet not everyone did.
       My ultimate Dark Shadows collectible would be an actual painting used on the series...sigh...

All the best for that big day of the year!

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 One of the great plot holes of the series. I have developed my own theory... ;D
I wonder if when Victoria returns, she has gone into the First Parallel time of the series. This would explain the following utter inconsistencies:

1.) The whole backstory of Collinwood has changed. Collinwood was now built in 1795, not 1820 or some other year of the early 19th century.
2.) Josette arrived as Barnabas's intended bride, from Martinique, not directly as Jeremiah's bride from France
3.) Jeremiah and Barnabas were now more contemporaries, instead of "the old man" that Barnabas described Jeremiah as.
Please note this still does not in any way explain  [spoiler]when Barnabas in 1897 describe seeing Laura "when he was a boy" and she had been married to Jeremiah. One can only guess that by that time the fans would have been thought to have forgotten Barnabas appeared older or close to the age of Jeremiah, not considerably younger.[/spoiler]
4.) The total lack of Barnabas   [vampy]  [spoiler]having ever mentioned Angelique prior to the trip back to 1795.  [Witch_Potion_Animated]   Up until then, it was a nebulous "they" who made me this way. You would think the way he talks about her in 1967-1968, he would have mentioned her at least once to Willie or Julia.[/spoiler]
5.) When the seance ends, [spoiler]the previous governess, Phyllis Wick I think, looks completely different (of course this is really because they changed actresses[/spoiler]
6.) If this is a parallel time, it may also explain some of Barnabas's motivations and plottings undergoing drastic, sudden changes.

These are just some examples. I think we pretty much agree however, it was the writers completely rewriting without checking for continuity or worrying about it. I be some of you can add to my list.

Does anyone else besides me wonder why they ever let the old house fall into such ruins? I can only guess that it was haunted by Josette's ghost for so long, that no one, especially early more superstitious generations wanted nothing more to do with it.  [ghosty]

Michael   [a345]

Caption This! - 1897 / Re: Episode #0760
« on: August 01, 2006, 03:33:49 PM »
Angelique: ...well at least I've never been mistaken for Lovey Howell.   [a233]

Current Talk '06 II / Re: Kinescopes
« on: July 31, 2006, 01:38:44 PM »
Usually I say, "Oh yeah, another epsode that would be lost if not for the kinescope."
     I have begun to think of the black and white years in my own vernacular as "the Universal period" and the color years as "the Hammer era." I'm sure Penny knows what I mean. The black and white kinescopes do have an unearthly quality that almost remonds one of those "EVP" ghost contact films.  My wife actually prefers the B&W period. Without sounding like an elitist, I wish they would give an FAQ at the DS festivals as it seems every year at least two people ask why some of the episodes go back to b&w etc, and it takes quite a bit of time to explain. My polite gripe if you will is that this was well explained in KLS's books and elsewhere and takes time away better used at the fests. Ok, that's my Dennis Miller mini-rant for today, lol  ;D


Current Talk '06 II / Re: Question about Summer 1970
« on: July 27, 2006, 08:04:06 PM »
   Hi Buzz,
      If might add my speculations. I think David was always considered THE heir to the family name and legacy. I kind of smile when I remember realizing Barnabas might kill any number of people to prevent harm to David, especially since [spoiler]he was almost intent on doing away with David in the 1967 present day era.[/spoiler]  Ultimately Barnabas is about family, and David becomes a kind of priority to him after a while. Likewise, Barnabas the "anti-hero" really seems to respect Elizabeth and therefore her goals for the Collins family future. While Elizabeth is no doubt preparing for Carolyn's Trust, there is also that expectations of the show's era that Carolyn will marry at least moderately well and will be provided for. I think Elizabeth liked Joe both for his integrity and honesty as well as for a sincere and realistic ambition.

Now, [spoiler]I think there were always time paradoxes. The people who made the changes in the past were aware of what had happened and the changes. But admittedly, the effect on the people of the present was inconsistent. Amy fears Quentin in 1969, but at the end of 1840, it was as if most of 1970 had not happened. Its the old, if you could time travel and kill your grandfather, would you cease to exist conundrum.  If I might speculate, that being possessed by Tad, whom he may have been in a previous incarnation, affects him differently than being possessed by Quentin, who was basically an angry ghost. Hope this is food for thought.[/spoiler]

Michael  ::)

Polls Archive / Re: DS Religions
« on: July 27, 2006, 02:11:00 AM »
Speaking of which, pardon my ignorance, but what is "jainist"? Is there an organized worship of Allison Janney? I tried to start a cult of Julianka but my wife wouldn't let me. Like she and our friend Linda don't have one for Christopher Walken!  ;)  But seriously, to what does that refer?


Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Where is Magnus Trask?
« on: July 27, 2006, 02:05:28 AM »
Hi Retzev, one of my friends ISP wnet down, and I got that same message. That again tends to indicate Magnus doesn't have access to his email, and therefore probably his PC or internet connection is down.

Michael  [homework] (who just finished his overtime and is ready to go home!)

Current Talk '06 II / Re: Vampire bat
« on: July 26, 2006, 04:27:05 PM »
Great post Gothick, absolutely fascinating. I appreciate your insight into such "quaint and almost forgotten ancient lore."

Michael  :D

All the best for a big day. Hooray for all us Leos!!!

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Calendar Events / Announcements '06 II / Re: Where is Magnus Trask?
« on: July 26, 2006, 03:18:47 PM »
We may need to send out a search party. Anyone in the Boston area please go to the old Copps Burial Grounds and check out the Mather family site, see if there's any "Increase."  [grim]

Michael  [laughing_devil]

BTW I like your new Icon , retzev. Its cool and "something weird".  ;)

...The Munsters is getting ready to come on. Can you imagine, two vampires, a werewolf and a Frankenstein monster in the same family!?"     [vampire]  -hey Hoiman! [gorgeous] [Wolfie]   [frankie]