Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - Midnite

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / This week's Doctor Who and DS
« on: March 25, 2006, 08:49:55 PM »
Doctor Who's "The Unquiet Dead," a historical ep with a Gothic feel that takes place in Victorian England, is very reminiscent of DS:  The Grandmama (that's Grandmamama to Quentin ;)) in her coffin who is apparently quite stubborn even in death, a seance, the spooky house with a freaky history, zombies, talk of parallel universes, and a [spoiler]ghost.[/spoiler]
SciFi will air it again on:

Sunday night/Monday morning 3/26 at 12:30 a.m.
Wednesday night/Thursday morning 3/29 at 1 a.m.
Thursday 3/30 at 10 a.m.
Friday 3/31 at 3 p.m.
All times are Eastern; check your listings for the time in your area.

I understand that a scene was cut, perhaps to make room for their own advertisements, sigh.

Patti and proudhug,
Wishing you a very happy birthday
and a St. Patrick's Day that's full o' fun!


ShadowGram Online Dark Shadows News Updates List
Marcy Robin's Cyberspace "Dark Shadows" News Update List
An Internet Publication of SHADOWGRAM

Number 147.  March 16, 2006.

Hello, Dark Shadows Fan,

ShadowGram (SG), The Official Newsletter & News Source for Dark Shadows (DS), announces the following breaking news.


ShadowGram sadly announces the passing of Dan Curtis' beloved wife, Norma, on March 7 at age 75 from heart disease. Dan and Norma were married for 54 years and were the parents of three daughters. Dan is DS' creator / director / producer.

Fans who wish to do so may make donations in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60601-7633. 1-312-335-8700.

ALZ Statement: "The Alzheimer's Association, the world leader in Alzheimer research and support, is the first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer's. For 25 years ((founded 1980)), the donor-supported, not-for-profit Alzheimer's Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes.... Our toll free, 24/7 Nationwide Contact Center is a vital resource for information, assistance, care consultation and referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our number is 1-800-272-3900."

Fans who wish to do so may send sympathy cards for the Curtis Family c/o ShadowGram, P.O. Box 1766, Temple City, CA 91780-7766.


Preparations are underway for the special Dark Shadows Festival this August 25-27 at the New York Marriott Hotel at the Brooklyn Bridge, celebrating 4 decades of Dark Shadows! Among the confirmed guests are: David Selby, Lara Parker, John Karlen, Kathryn Leigh Scott, Jerry Lacy, Nancy Barrett, Marie Wallace and Diana Millay, with more to come.

It is recommended that all fans who plan to attend make their hotel reservations as soon as possible because the hotel will sell out of rooms. (The Marriott Financial Center Hotel in lower Manhattan, two subway stops from the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, will ultimately serve as a back-up hotel). There is a special discounted Dark Shadows sleeping room rate of $153 + tax per night (single/double occupancy) at the Brooklyn Marriott. Please call the hotel's toll-free direct reservations line at 1-888-436-3759 and be sure to mention "Dark Shadows." You also can go to the hotel's website at  and enter the following 7-character code: DARDARA

See SG Online Update # 146 for more specific directions for making hotel room reservations.

All fans attending the Fest's 40th Anniversary Celebration are invited to please send their photos and reports to SG at the e-mail or postal-mail addresses below. Contributor's Copies are given in thanks for major contributions.


Ben Cross (1991 Barnabas) stars in the original film "SS Doomtrooper," due to premiere on Sci Fi Channel 4-1. SFC Publicity: "During the last days of World War II, a team of Allied soldiers is sent behind enemy lines to destroy a secret Nazi atomic-weapons program. But they soon find that the Nazis aren't making an A-bomb - they're making an army of monster super-soldiers! With time running out, the Allied troops must marshall their eclectic skills to prevent the Nazis from unleashing a horror that will change the outcome of the war."

Please share with SG any articles, reviews, or publicity about the movie. Send all material to SG's e-mail or postal-mail addresses below.


MPI Home Video continues to release the entire original DS series on DVD in 4-disc sets. The company previously had released all 1,225 episodes on VHS videotape at $19.98 per tape, with 5 episodes on each tape. A unique collectible photo cover is on every tape box.

Now, MPI has a special sale of the VHS videotapes for only $5.99 each, while supplies last. They will no longer be manufacturing VHS tapes of DS episodes after June 30.  Fans who still want the VHS tapes should order them directly from MPI. Call  toll-free weekdays: 1-800-323-0442 or visit


In a recent online forum, a representative from Warner Brothers, who owns the copyright to the 1970 and 1971 movies "House of Dark Shadows" and "Night of Dark Shadows," reported that the company will likely issue both films as a double-feature DVD sometime in 2007. There is no news yet if this release would include a restored "Night of DS."

Please note: "Recently, bootleg copies of both DS films have appeared illegally on eBay for sale or auction, sometimes with almost-convincing artwork/packaging. These are unauthorized copies, which Warner Brothers polices vigorously. These inferior copies violate copyright laws held by Warner Brothers, copyright owners of the 2 films."

SG will provide further confirmed updates as they become available.


SG would like to remind all fans that, "in addition to occasional bootleg DVDs of the DS movies as mentioned above, there frequently are scam artists who offer fake props and other bogus materials, which they erroneously claim were used on DS. Despite sellers' assurances of authenticity, these claims are fraudulent, since original DS props were not circulated after the series' demise. A few genuine artifacts, however, are offered at the charity auction at the DS Festivals when they are confirmed through reliable sources who worked on the show."


Recent SG print issues and this Updates List have announced, reported, and pictured the new 12" Barnabas and Quentin action figures from Majestic Studios. There are two separate Barnabas figures with interchangeable heads and hands, and one Quentin figure with interchangeable heads. After some production delays, these figures now are ready and available through comic book and collectibles stores and online sources.

Barnabas Present Day - Catalog #2615787. Barnabas 1795 Era - Catalog #2615788. Quentin - Catalog #2615789. "Each (is in a) window box with front cover flap packaging" measuring approx. 15½" x 9+" x 3½." Suggested retail price of each: $39.95.

**** The above news and all the latest confirmed DS developments will be fully detailed in the upcoming new SG #107 print issue. Subscription information follows for these full-size postal-mail newsletters

Thank you.
Marcy Robin
ShadowGram Editor / Publisher

Marcy Robin, P.O. Box 1766, Temple City, CA 91780-7766


Hope all your wishes come true this birthday!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Today's birthday - artist07
« on: March 12, 2006, 06:58:48 PM »

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Happy Birthday to webpotentate
« on: March 11, 2006, 04:02:03 PM »
Happy Birthday,  webpotentate!


Happy Birthday

Bob the Bartender
Laura's Fires!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Happy Birthday to QuentinsGal
« on: March 01, 2006, 04:59:30 PM »
QuentinsGal--  [gramophone]

Happy Birthday, Toni!

... that's unrelated to Dark Shadows or an ongoing Forum discussion, please consider another site instead such as  OT posts are to be kept to a minimum per the Forum Guidelines.  Thanks!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Happy Birthday to LdyAnne!
« on: February 27, 2006, 05:03:26 PM »

Here's wishing you a whole lotta happiness on your birthday!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Roger Davis in person next weekend
« on: February 21, 2006, 06:13:42 PM »
Roger Davis, along with Ben Murphy, will appear at a book signing for "Alias Smith and Jones: The Story of Two Pretty Good Bad Men" (by Joanne Bagwell and Sandra Sagala, who will also attend) on  Feb. 25 at Reel to Reel in Burbank, CA from 12 to 5.  Other AS&J guest stars are also expected.

Reel to Reel is at 26028 Glenoaks Blvd., 91504.  Please be aware that it's a very small bookstore, with autograph lines strictly managed.  Street parking is available.  (Glenoaks is a busy street, but there's parking all around the block.)  Before noon, fans must wait outside.  For further info, call 818-729-9061 or 818-568-6242.  The actors should have a variety of stills with them, but note that the cost is usually around $15/20 for b/w photos and $20/25 for color.

Photos from the January Collector's Show in Burbank are online:  (this is a different Francesca, btw ;))

They're a bit Ben Murphy intensive.  Okay, a lot.

Also, a fan videotaped Roger reciting the opening for AS&J, which can be downloaded here:  Select "Roger does the Opening Narration"

Reports mention that RD and Ben Murphy were late for this event.  Also, be aware that Roger whipped out pictures of his building projects, AAAAA!

If you don't live in California, you can still get your Roger fix since the owner of Reel to Reel is also taking RD and Ben Murphy to the Western Film Fair in Charlotte, NC in July.   ;D

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Today's Birthday-- ShadowsAtlanta
« on: February 18, 2006, 06:38:01 PM »

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / DS Alum on this week's "Bones"
« on: February 14, 2006, 05:24:55 PM »
The next episode of Bones, airing tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 15) at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m. Central on FOX will provide yet another DS connection.  Clues found at the site of two empty graves (!) will lead the show's stars to the estate of a Senator played by Michael Cavanaugh (the 90s' Sheriff "Where-did-it-go?" Patterson) and a conspiracy of silence.  This ep, called "The Woman in the Garden," was rescheduled from last week.

Calendar Events / Announcements '06 I / Happy Birthday, Annie!
« on: February 13, 2006, 04:14:22 PM »

Happy Birthday to Annie!

Roger Davis' Quincy appearance "Visitors in Paradise" (aka "Strangers in Paradise") will air on Orange County station KDOC in Southern California next week on Thursday, Feb. 9.  The ep also features Ivor Francis, who played Liz's Boston physician.

Check your local listings for the channel number in your area.

Quincy began airing last week as the replacement for Cagney & Lacey <sniff>.