Enter: Sf/f av contest:Hammer Time

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  1. Gov Kodos

    Gov Kodos Admiral Admiral

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    Having been enjoying a marathon of British Horror, let's have a contest celebrating Hammer Studios and the other great studios of the UK and their wonderful world of Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Horror mayhem.

    It's Hammer Time.
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    Get your entries in by this time Wednesday.
     
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  2. Saga

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    great theme. i had a hard time choosing an entry.

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  3. Greg Cox

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    Have no idea what an "av contest" is, but more Hammer is always a good thing.
     
  4. auntiehill

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    ^Avatar contest. Hence all the avatars.

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  5. Gov Kodos

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    Cool!
     
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    Ok, guys, contest's over, you go home now! :guffaw:
     
  8. Saga

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    game over man! game over! maybe i should have went with something from The Vampire Lovers...
     
  9. Gov Kodos

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    There is no shortage of heaving bosoms in the Hammer oeveur.
     
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  11. Gov Kodos

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    I watched these movies for the stories, just the stories.:shifty:
     
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    I almost went with Peter Cushing as Van Helsing, somehow I don't think he would have got the same reaction.
     
  13. Gov Kodos

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    The combo of your avatar with that one is perfect, though.
     
  14. Gov Kodos

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    Still time folks. One Million Years BC, Quatermass and the Pit, She, lots of Mummy, Dracula, and Frankenstein films. Then there's the folks at Amicus films who made the Doctor Who movies with Peter Cushing and a host of other movies. It's not only Hammer, it's British films wanted. One of my favorite Amicus films was an adaptation of Murry Leinster's 'The Wailing Asteroid' which was entitled 'The Terrornauts'. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Terrornauts
     
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    Is this a valid entry?
     
  16. Gov Kodos

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    Peter Cushing is always a great entry. Really, as Hammer's Frankenstein movies progress, it is the doctor who is far more the monster than any of his creations. He proceeds through his experiments with increasing callous disregard for morality, ethics, or consequences to anyone around in order to accomplish his goals. Cushing was an awesome Doctor Frankenstein.

    This little article is a good tour of the good doctor's journey to villain and why Cushing stands out far more than any of the doctor's creations ever did at Hammer. The Hammer films became more about the lengths the baron would go to conduct his experiments rather than the beastie itself. http://www.totalcults.com/2011/11/frankenstein-is-monster-from-hell.html
     
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    Allow me a moment to go off topic, and say that Scott Brick's reading of the original Frankenstein Novel on Audiobook, is a truly memorable experience I had no idea the Book was so different from the B/W Versions I saw as a child.

    Scott has a Dynamic voice, that delivers many different and distinct sounding characters as well as Jim Dale and Stephen Frye do the Harry Potter Audiobooks
     
  18. Gov Kodos

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  20. Gov Kodos

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    Nice! Go Gorgo!
     
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