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Apr. 23rd, 2018 | 04:00 pm
posted by: dfordoom in cult_tv_lounge

Some recent posts on my Cult TV blog:

The Prisoner, possibly the most cult of all cult TV series.

The Sweeney, season 2, still the greatest cop show in history.

The Time Tunnel, a series I'm starting to like more and more.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea season 3, kind of fun but very disappointing after the first two seasons.

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An old vid of my husband's that I finally finished - Blakes 7 to the Simon and Simon Theme

Sep. 4th, 2017 | 10:01 pm
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Paul started this video around 1988 with VHS and Beta, so no pre-roll. I finally dug it out and finished it. His idea was to match the Simon and Simon opening cuts with cuts from Blakes 7. SO much easier in a digital system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LxHNVcpXys&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

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Gareth Thomas - Giving Message to Paul Darrow - Toronto - May 1987 ?

Aug. 25th, 2017 | 06:37 pm
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Gareth Thomas - Giving Message to Paul Darrow - Toronto - May 1987 ?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo7DCNTXo4U&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCowDP4dIVhEFq5MrHrBvmeK&index=2

This is the message that Gareth Thomas had recorded - the teasing message for Paul Darrow - recorded by Philadelphia fans who had traveled to Toronto see him in a play.

Gareth Thomas came up to my husband and my room in Chicago to watch the B7 music videos, along with a large fan retinue. Apparently, he was known for not watching himself and so felt that it was safe to watch snippets in a music video. Clearly, he hadn't seen himself being shot, because his body jerked and he stepped back. Imagine an entire room of fans all watching Gareth Thomas watching the TV. Great fun.

For some reason, someone down-arrowed this message from Gareth Thomas on YouTube, which completely confuses me. Do people really dislike him so much? I adore him. I'd really like to see him get more up-arrows.

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Paul Darrow - Replying to Gareth Thomas - Boston Convention - 30 May 1987
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYlyCiG0has&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCowDP4dIVhEFq5MrHrBvmeK&index=15

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Don't know if it counts as Cult, but I've put up 18 Farscape videos.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYTtL1FB2XCo8YJwGIQ8eXUoiJd8RHPMz

Best, Mary

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Scrounged up 5 more B7 fanvids that I put on YouTube

May. 28th, 2017 | 12:00 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Looking in corners for videos and almost finished getting old B7 pieces up.  Just put up:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2
  Winter - Avon's POV - Winston - stream of conscious dreaming (really, stream of unconscious)
  Some Days are Diamonds - John Denver - Avon
  Arbiter - Chess - General
  Be Prepared - Tom Lehrer - Vila

and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrOHC3fWHVQ&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCqdi82OnAG9M0K91bnJQGD8
  I Think I'm a Clone Now - Weird Al Yankovic - ST, STTNG, B7, Quark, Man from Uncle and Starsky & Hutch

Best, Mary

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Video of Jan Chappell at the Philadelphia Creation Con - 25 July 1987

May. 17th, 2017 | 08:16 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Video of Jan Chappell at the Philadelphia Creation Con - 25 July 1987 - 42 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4ltCFi5mtE&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

My camera was just not up to the low light creation cons.  But Jan Chappell, who played Cally for three seasons, was an absolutely delightful convention guest.

All my Blakes 7 music videos that YouTube allows to be posted.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

Best, Mary

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Paul Darrow - Giving Message to Gareth Thomas - Boston Convention - 30 May 1987

May. 13th, 2017 | 01:13 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Paul Darrow - Giving Message to Gareth Thomas - Boston Convention - 30 May 1987 - 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYlyCiG0has&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

Gareth Thomas had recorded a teasing message for Paul Darrow while in Toronto.

In Boston, Paul Darrow came up to my husband and my room to be recorded returning the favor. He also watched my Blakes 7 music videos. He was most fond of the Elvis videos, especially Trouble, that were made for him. The comment on the cigarette was because we were non-smoking, which seemed to be unusual for people associated with the British actors. He impressed us as always being a kind and gracious man in dealing with fans.

Best, Mary

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Video of Paul Darrow at the NYC Thanksgiving Creation - 29 Nov 1986

May. 12th, 2017 | 03:29 am
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Video of Paul Darrow at the NYC Thanksgiving Creation - 29 Nov 1986 - 33 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXcLrRjiQU&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCrdxh8T1JV2vn43QOMLswZ2

Because my music videos showed in the large auditorium, Adam would sometimes save me a front seat, giving me a good position from which to videotape his guests.  My camera wasn't great in low light.  Very good memories from over 30 years ago.

Best, Mary

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"Can Gene Roddenberry Learn Anything From Terry Nation" by Edi Bjorklund - video

May. 11th, 2017 | 10:38 pm
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Edi Bjorklund's 20 minute academic talk - "Can Gene Roddenberry Learn Anything From Terry Nation"
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYTtL1FB2XCowDP4dIVhEFq5MrHrBvmeK

Around 1987 Edi made this tape of her talk and sent it to me to illustrate with video, leaving black gaps at the time for her to use to catch up if she spoke too fast or too slow.  Over the last weeks I've filled in all the gaps and updated the images.  There was little I could do with the very old audio.  It's very pro Blakes 7 as I had just seduced her into the fandom, to the Nome editor's everlasting dismay.

Edi died in 2005, years after she suffered a massive stroke that stopped her from working or creating in fandom as Flora Poste.  I've wanted to do this forever in order to honor her, and I am just so pleased to have finally gotten it done.

I'm next going through some of my old convention tapes to see if I've got anything useful, like the original of Paul Darrow in our room sending a message to Gareth Thomas.  I can't find it right now but I have an original tape taken at the Trek crew's introduction into the NAB Hall of Fame.  Mostly scenes of them chewing, but I will search again.  I'm next putting up Paul Darrow at the NYC Creation Con sometime around 1987.  Expect it tomorrow.

Best, Mary

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I've put up all sorts of British cult fanvids on YouTube

Mar. 29th, 2017 | 08:41 pm
posted by: maidavids in cult_tv_lounge

Realizing that the copyright holders are now monetized makes me feel much safer about putting up my music videos, so I've put many of my videos.  More are up on my website.   The Prisoner video is in the Secret Agents playlist.

The full YouTube channel for all the fandoms is at:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKo6Ll07wmk8TeGx9PShukg

All Blakes 7 videos are available for downloading at:
http://www.iment.com/maida/tv/songvids/b7song.htm

Dr Who at:
http://www.iment.com/maida/tv/songvids/drwhosong.htm

Hope you enjoy them.   Best, Mary

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