Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Collinsport News Bulletins

Argyle Goolsby, formerly of the horror punk band BLITZKID, has released a song (er ... it was released about six months ago, actually, but who's counting?) titled THE EAST WING. The tune is about DARK SHADOWS, and even closes with a sample of the show's signature theme. The song is available from Goolsby via Amazon, as part of the four-track EP, UNDER THE WITNESS STARS.

Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott have been added to the guest list for Charlotte, N.C., ConCarolinas event this year, joining George RR Martin, artist Tommy Lee Edwards, and my friends VALENTINE WOLFE. This year's convention is scheduled to take place May 30 - June 1. For more information, visit the event's official website.

UPDATE: A reader has informed me that both Kathryn and Lara will also be at MobiCon on May 23-25 in Mobile, Ala. Here's a link to the convention's website.

Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton in DOCTOR WHO.
Sarah Sutton will join Lara Parker and Jerry Lacy in the audiodrama, DARK SHADOWS: THE DEVIL CAT. Sutton is best known (at least, around MY house) as Nyssa, a "companion" on DOCTOR WHO in the '80s.  “Sarah's playing the role of Miss Emma Simon, an amateur detective with just a few similarities to Miss Marple,” says producer Joseph Lidster. “The character's great fun although you're never quite sure whether she's trying to help or hinder Tony and Cassandra. I thought David Darlington's suggestion of Sarah as Miss Simon was inspired. She's never really played anyone other than Nyssa for Big Finish so it was interesting to see what she'd bring to the part.”

Last week, Patrick Lynch published a piece at VOICES FROM KRYPTON titled, "NBC'S DRACULA: Is it the new DARK SHADOWS?" It's not an opinion I necessarily agree with (though I thought the show's star, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, made a compelling quasi-vampire in 1998's VELVET GOLDMINE.) Still, the piece generated quite a bit of discussion on our Facebook page, and I recommend you check it out. (Also: You might want to pay a visit to Lynch's Facebook page, which has some of his art, both DARK SHADOWS-related and otherwise, on display.)

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