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Ah, the Collinsport Fly, present at several inopportune moments throughout the run of the show. It has its own entry on the Dark Shadows Wiki with more than 20 appearances.
Unfortunately, no. And the PATSY Awards were notoriously anti-insect and anti-horror so it was never recognized that way either.
The stories used for "inspiration" on Dark Shadows were usually gothic-flavored, and the Fly would be decidedly more science fictiony. The closest they got to zapping electrical equipment was the creation of Adam and Eve, and that was taken from Frankenstein. The one original story--or at least, not stolen from a piece of literature--was the phoenix (Laura Collins) story arc. I really enjoyed that, and it was helped by the truly enigmatic performance of Diana Millay as Laura (this was pre-Barnabas, though Laura returned in the 1897 flashback).bigcatrik wrote: Isn't it amazing that with all the horror stories they borrowed from elsewhere nobody said, "Hey, let's do THE FLY!"
It's interesting to see Scott's very first episodes, because Maggie not only looks different, but she's a suspicious, wise-cracking character, whom the story sets up to be Vicky's Eve Arden type best friend (as the guidebook puts it). But of course, they changed all that very quickly.Omega Man wrote: Yay! Kathryn Leigh Scott is back!
It's been a long dry spell since "Rachel Drummond" was shot & killed, but the delightful Ms. Scott has finally returned as "Kitty Soames"... and unlike her previous goody-two-shoes characters, this one seems to be a scheming gold-digger. (Ma'am, you could dig my gold anytime...)
Naturally Barnabas is entranced, because she looks just like his long-lost Josette... But how come nobody mentions that she looks exactly like Rachel Drummond, too?
A couple of years ago, I flipped through Marsha Mason's autobiography at the Discount Table in Barnes Ignoble, looking for what she had to say about this role. I couldn't find any mention of Dark Shadows! (That's probably why the book was marked down.)Omega Man wrote: Just how many dockside prostitutes does Collinsport have?
For a small town, Collinsport sure has a high hookers-to-citizens ratio... and most of these ladies of the night end up murdered! One of them (in episode # 915) looked familiar... Was surprised to find out it was none other than a young Marsha Mason. She gets to play a vampire in the same episode, too -- fangs and all (albeit in a dream sequence).