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Logfile LOG9606C Part 13

June 18, 1996

File: "FORKNI-L LOG9606C" Part 13

	Father's Day (LK spoiler)
	The Hunter/Really Bad Blood
	Trivial pursuit (FK related of course)
	SPOILER: NiQ/ Nick and Horses
	FK Merchandise/ Sony Doubts we Exist!!  (2)
	This Is Important!
	Through the Looking Glass
	GWD on Outer Limits  (2)
	Spolers: Blackwing
	Reluctant Vampires  (3)
	Blackwing script
	Nick's garlic breath
	Blackwing: Did they?  (3)
	Sony does not believe??!!
	WAR: Unaffiliated listmembers, please read!
	Killing - sipping - blood volume
	this is IMPORTANT!!! really!
	BM and "Hunters"  AND Re:  GWD on Outer Limits
	Spoiler Space
	Nick and cures

Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 03:23:26 -0400
From:         Gehirn Karies <SoulDebris@a.......>
Subject:      Re: Father's Day (LK spoiler)

LoosCanN wrote, Michael writing to LaCroix,

>PS.  If you see this, please, please let me know where you are.  I miss you.

Go ahead Leslie, twist that shillelagh into our hearts a little more.

Poor little Michael.

Poor Sydney.

Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 03:24:05 -0400
From:         Gehirn Karies <SoulDebris@a.......>
Subject:      Re: The Hunter/Really Bad Blood

Lisa said:

>The fairy dust is actually sawdust or soil or something that LaCroix
>sprinkles on the ground as a lure to get the detectives and Jack-the-
>Ripper to come to the same place.

I think it's actually soy bean dust, so they know to look for
Jack at the old soy bean mill.  (Or whatever they do to the soy
beans, mill 'em, package 'em, who wants to think about it?)

Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 03:24:22 -0400
From:         Gehirn Karies <SoulDebris@a.......>
Subject:      Re: Trivial pursuit (FK related of course)


>The only such vamp-me-not in the FK universe is Liam O'Neal of Bad
>Blood. We are never told how long it took the original bite to heal. He
>still has scars on his neck in middle age (he was a boy when he was

Yeah, but a priest type guy threw holy water on Little Liam and
I think it may have caused the scarring.

Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 03:26:04 -0400
From:         Gehirn Karies <SoulDebris@a.......>
Subject:      Re: SPOILER: NiQ/ Nick and Horses

Felicia wrote:
> In Real Life, however, it's a
>fairly accepted fact that horses *never* step on another living thing unless
>it is completely unavoidable, witch or no :) .

Unless of course, the wrangler forgets she is leading a horse and
comes over to a person who just got bucked off a nasty frolicking
quarter horse to see how many ribs and other things went crunch,
and brings her horse to halt on your soon to be very bloody hand!
Can you say, is it really 117 degrees?  I think I'll pass out in the
desert one more time....

Spoiler Below: NIQ

Speaking of degrees ... I just saw NiQ again.  I really like the present
day Nick in this ep.  He doesn't kiss up to Reese, Vamps out at will,
indulges in some serious drinking, kisses Nat in a fitting manner,
and knows who to ask to fill in the blanks on who he really is....

Gehirn Karies
"You really do like me, Nicholas.  You just don't know that you do."  LC NiQ
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:11:33 -0400
From:         Linda Kelly Lieser <LLieser@a.......>
Subject:      Re: FK Merchandise/ Sony Doubts we Exist!!

hi i would buy books and movies as well as tapes and posters if they ever put
them out to sell!
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 03:44:04 -0500
From:         Laura Eliz Steigmann <l-steig@s.......>
Subject:      Re: This Is Important!

        Yes! Yes! I would kill for Forever Knight books and videos! But
who do I send this message to, exactly? Some Sony address? Our forkni-l
address? Am I being obtuse? Tell me where to send my plea and it's gone!

                                        Sometimes Dense But Really Urgent,
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 05:45:04 -0400
From:         Jean Graham <JeanB7@a.......>
Subject:      Through the Looking Glass

Since I wasn't here for the previous posts on this, I started from scratch
(and from a few posts I did catch on the subject).   Please tell me what I
may have missed, misinterpreted, left out, etc.?    Thanks!   --JG

                 Lewis Carroll Allusions in "Curiouser & Curiouser"

1)  The episode title
2)  Walrus & cat masks on the Raven robbers
3)  The plastic caterpillar
4)  Bunny girls in b.g. at the precinct station
5)  Man in madhatter's tophat in b.g. at the precinct station
6)  I.A. investigator Carol Lewis
7)  Lacroix drinking tea & standing on the chessboard
          (and reciting Carroll, naturally)
8)  Man w/oversized cards at the Raven's bar
9)  Nick's fridge has a walrus magnet on it
10) Fridge also contains a baby bottle ("Drink me?")
11) ...and a cake with one piece cut out ("Eat me?")
12) The loft has a club-shaped mirror
13) ...and a Humpty-Dumpty inflatable toy
14) ...and a baby mobile with dodos (& flamingos?)
15) ...not to mention a crying baby ("He only does it to annoy...")
16) In the film lab: Schanke has a pocket watch
17) ...and the sound tech's name is Carpenter
18) Natalie has a Wonderland character chess set
19) ...and a painting that looks a lot like Alice over her mantel
20) Amanda says Nick was "mad as a hatter."
21) The knife ("His vorpel [sp?] blade went snick-a-snack...")
22) The dragon over Nick's fireplace is now a rabbit
23) ...and the left and right carvings are now Tweedledee & Tweedledum
24) And in the end, Nick falls through the 'looking glass.'

OK, how many did I miss?

Was there any significance to the large pink stuffed horse (unicorn?) or the
blue stuffed bear (or bunny?) that were also in the loft?  Or the guy in the
blue satin cape and sequined hat being escorted behind Nick & Schanke at the

I don't have access to the original posts on this episode, and more
frustrating yet, my Lewis Carroll is packed, so this is all from rather fuzzy
memory.  [Help?]

--Jean Graham (JeanB7@a.......)
      ...who is lately obsessed with lists.
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 05:44:58 -0400
From:         Lisa Reeves <ad483@d.......>
Subject:      Re: GWD on Outer Limits

michael wayne jackson wrote:

> Okay.  How far do you want Ger to go?
> 1.A buns shot a la NYPD Blue?
> 2.Shadowy frontal nudity, a la late-night Showtime?
> 3.Well lit frontal nudity in an R-rated theatrical release?
> 4.Totally x-rated?
> How far is too far for most of you?  Dotti will probably say "X marks the
> spot", but would that be just too much?

Actually, I'd like the shadowed nudity. Porn is too blatant for my taste.

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Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 07:25:53 -0400
From:         dotti rhodes <dottir@w.......>
Subject:      Re: Spolers: Blackwing

At 01:20 AM 6/18/96 -0400, you wrote:

>I think one of the reasons Nat reacted the way she did was she knows
>Nick has a tendency to jump first and ask questions later.  He also
>wants a quick cure, an instant fix, not one that takes time and hard
That's not fair. He's been working for CENTURIES to find a cure and has
tried everything from spiritual herbs to quack doctors.  I don't think he
can be accused of looking for a quick fix after looking for centuries and I
don't think he can be blamed for getting a little out of hand when he thinks
he has finally found one; he has been working on it for a very, very long time.

I think the fact that he didn't immediately say "Look, I'm mortal...let's
hit the bed" speaks volumes for the way he feels about Nat.  It goes deeper
than just the physical, he wanted to share the sun (which means the world to
him) with here more than just sharing his body (even though, if I were
Nat.....I would've thrown that boy on the floor the minute he was out in the
sun and it was obvious it had worked).  Probably thought he had plenty of
time to set up and do it right.  Try to imagine what you would feel like if
something you've been working on all your life finally happened, imagine the
heady, giddy, hysterical feeling of joy, of wanting to just run out and
enjoy all the things you've been denied for so long.  We all know Nick's
obsession with seeing the sunlight....that was so important to him, of being
able to hang with Schanke....if the Fix had of worked, I'm sure he would
have planned candlit dinner, and music and wine and roses....but it didn't,
so he couldn't.

Not his fault....not, not, not, not!!!

Dotti R
Knightie 4-Ever
Defender of the Knight
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 06:44:06 -0500
From:         Carrie Krumtum <carriek@e.......>
Subject:      Apology

Hi guys and gals,

Just a quick note to tell you I will be out of town til Thursday, I will
post more of 'Breaking Dawn' then, I have several parts with betareaders
as we speak.

Play nice.

Carrie, Proud Knightie
The Nurse is a hampster
I finally had some sense knocked into me
and I have the bump to prove it!
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 07:40:37 -0400
From:         DreamWeb <dreamweb@d.......>
Subject:      Reluctant Vampires

You wrote:  Ahem... I am drawn to vampires, especially what I call
"reluctant" vampires.
I'm not exactly sure why this is, but I know it's not for the reason you

Why are you drawn to those so reluctant (just curious and being nosey)?

And:  Just remember that what draws us to vampires,
Forever Knight, and this list isn't the same for all of us.

You're right.  How totally thoughtless and insensitive of me.  For whatever
reason, we are all pulled in and love every minute of it.  Thank you for
setting me straight on this.  (I can be so one-sided.)

Seduction of a young girl by her rock idol
readfree:  dreamweb@g.......
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 04:52:01 -0700
From:         Sharon Himmanen <romana@i.......>
Subject:      Blackwing script

Susan Garrett quotes part of the BW script where things are a bit more
obvious between Marian and Nick and then writes:
<< Yeah, like he doesn't have any clothes on.
Note:  Buy Natalie book on Indian healing ritials for birthday. >>

Actually this brings up a good point I've been talking about to a few
people.  You really can't go by what is/isn't in the actual script for
canon.  It's sort of like the argument we had a while back about Miklos
being a vampire because Gillian said he was.  Well, *maybe* he was, and
maybe he wasn't.  You have to go by what you see.  For something like
television, which has so much input from so many people, from scriptwriters
to lighting to directors to actors, you really have to go by the whole
product that you see.  So Gillian may have *intended* for Nick and Marian to
have done the wild thing, as evidenced by the script, but that's not what
necessarily comes across on the screen, and it certainly isn't the only

I thought they did, until Diane Eschelbargar pointed out that Nick is only
buttoning up the things we saw Marion button up which is a very interested
point and lends a lot of ambiguity to the scene.  Which works in Nick's
favor--this episode earned him the nickname "the cure slut" over on AOL
after it aired.

My two cents, I thought adding that bit of sex between them on the spirit
plane and in the FK real world was tacky and tawdry and rather unnecessary.
Until I read the script I thought USA had added it to spice up the show and
was actually vaguely disappointed to see that it originated from Gillian.
But it is in character for Nick to go off and do something like this, then
call Nat and chortle about it afterwards (he really doesn't deserve her).
Yep, he earned that nickname in that one, IMO.


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Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 07:58:55 -0500
From:         TippiNB <Tippinb@i.......>
Subject:      Nick's garlic breath

I was reading a book about the Middle Ages this morning and came across the
following passage in the "food and manners" section:

"Garlic was used so heavily by the French that the crusaders offended the
people of Constantinople with their breath."

Now I think I know why Janette kept turning her head when Nick tried to kiss
her in the DBtLotM flashbacks!  On the other hand, maybe this is how he and
Janette were able to... have... relations that night.  He was too souped up
on garlic for her to even *think* about biting him!  Oh I feel a fic idea
coming on...

Ha!  It's amazing the boy ever became a vampire in the first place.  How
very... ironic.

****Wicked Cousin Tippi****
HEY!  Want FK stuff?  Sony needs to know that you want it! Contact
Anne at TV-ShowStuff@p....... and TELL her NOW! :)
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 08:56:47 -0400
From:         Arletta Asbury <g4akl@e.......>
Subject:      Re: FK Merchandise/ Sony Doubts we Exist!!

I just had a brillient/stupid idea.  Maybe we could get the guy from
Crescendo music (the one who *knows* what you want before you even ask)
to email the merchandise lady just how many requests he's gotten for the CD.
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 08:56:49 -0400
From:         Tammy Stephanie Davis <tsd@u.......>
Subject:      Re: Blackwing: Did they?

On Tue, 18 Jun 1996, Felicia Bollin wrote:

> Mei Wa Kwong writes:
> >
> >SPOILER Space just in case:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >1
> >
> >2
> >
> >
> >3
> >
> >
> >4
> >
> >
> >His one itty bit of redeeming action was calling Nat afterwards and
> >saying "I would like to see you."  I took that as "Yo Nat!  I can do it
> >with a MORTAL!!!! Let's get down bay-bee!"
> I have a slight problem with this theory ;)
> If that was the case, then why didn't Nick *ask* Nat to do the nasty?  Or
> reach out to her, or look lingeringly or longingly at her, or anything of the
> kind, when he saw her subsequent?

Well she wasn't exactly acting as if she was in the mood sotaspeak.

Besides I don't share the opinion that their relationship had reached
that point yet.
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 08:17:00 -0500
From:         Patricia Bozis <prmb@i.......>
Subject:      Sony does not believe??!!

I just read the mail about the FK merchandise. Sony does not believe that
there are as many fans as the ShowStuff people stated??? Is Sony purposely
being dense or is this their natural state?

Patricia Bozis
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 10:17:35 -0600
From:         "Elena Villafuerte H." <evilla@u.......>
Subject:      Re: Blackwing: Did they?

Can someone please explain why Nick and Marion B. could, and N&N couldn't?
                I'm dying to know.
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 10:43:10 -0500
From:         D Echelbarger <gryphon@e.......>
Subject:      WAR: Unaffiliated listmembers, please read!

Will all the listmembers who are Unaffiliated (as opposed to undecided <g>),
and planning to play in the next War please *private* e-mail me? :)

Diane E
# D Echelbarger                    gryphon@e.......  #
#    WWW HomePage:    http://www.execpc.com/~echelbar/ #
# "Look, I know you're a figment of my imagination,    #
# but you have to stop sneaking up on me!" N. Lambert  #
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 12:10:09 -0400
From:         "Margaret L. Carter" <MLCVamp@a.......>
Subject:      Re: Killing - sipping - blood volume

I can visualize a physical rationale to get around the "bloated" problem:
 The vampire's digestive system is so efficient that blood is absorbed the
moment it hits the stomach, assimilated directly into the drinker's
bloodstream, so he or she can consume almost unlimited amounts.  That still
doesn't eliminate the "time" problem, unless we do accept a "metaphysical"
(i.e., it's transferred instantly by magic) explanation.  I, personally,
would find that unsatisfactory.  What differentiates a vampire from a ghost
is that the vampire is a physical being, not a wraith, and subject to some
physical laws -- although they are supernatural, not conventionally natural,
rules.  In DRACULA, Lucy could not simply walk through walls to return to her
coffin.  She had to make her body mist-like and seep through cracks, however
minute.  When Van Helsing sealed up the cracks, she couldn't get in.

It makes me grind my fangs when people equate "fantasy" with "no need for
logic."  Setting forth a rigorous set of rules doesn't change fantasy into
SF.  What makes SF as  opposed to fantasy (here's my pronouncement on that
age-old issue) is that the author claims to be extrapolating from known
scientific facts.  Natalie, with her physical attempts at a cure, seems to
think FOREVER KNIGHT is SF (except she isn't consistent, because she also
seems to think blood-drinking in itself, whether or not it does any harm, has
metaphysical overtones -- i.e., is intrinsically evil).  I don't think FK is
SF; I think it's fantasy, in that the vampires therein are clearly of the
classic supernatural type.  That doesn't mean they aren't subject to physical

Fantasy needs rules as strict as those of SF, and must be more explicit and
consistent than those used in mainstream fiction (where the shared cultural
assumptions of the reader do all the work for the author).  Without clear
rules, fantasy fiction can easily degenerate into "anything can happen," a
thoroughly uninteresting situation -- we can't feel suspense for the hero's
fate if we don't know the conditions to which he is subject, and "anything
could happen" to save him at the last moment.  I don't think FK is like this!

To clarify where I come from:  I was introduced to vampires at the age of 12
by DRACULA (the novel).  I never saw a vampire movie until I was well past
20.  As a teen and young adult, I read every vampire story I could find,
which weren't many in the 60s.  (Instant self-dating there.)  In DRACULA,
Lucy does not die instantly.  In fact, the Count's first few visits leave her
just a little under the weather.  She finally dies of blood loss (or so Van
Helsing would have us believe -- Saberhagen's Count Dracula thinks the
experimental blood transfusions killed her), but that is after repeated
attacks, and immediately following a night when the Count had plenty of time
to hang around and drain her.  So that is how I see that vampirism is
"supposed" to be (I was imprinted early in life, what can I say?).

I think the possibility of "sipping" gives the vampire more of a moral
dilemma in that he has a choice.  If he "has" to kill, eventually he will
"snap" and do so.  In that case, the only way out of his moral problem is
either to be "cured" or to commit suicide.  If he has a choice of whether or
not to kill, those who choose to kill their victims are truly evil, not just
overcome by an irresistible compulsion.  To me, the question is, is vampirism
an intrinsically evil condition imposed by the Devil, or is it a change to a
different mode of life, in which the individual retains free will and the
capacity for moral choice?   As long as Nick believes the former, his search
for either redemption or "cure" is doomed, because deep in his unconscious
(or maybe not so deep) he believes vampires are irrevocably damned.

Well, I suspect I've said some of this before.  Rant mode off.

Margaret L. Carter
Nick / Natpacker, fledgling Light Cousin, and habitual sipper
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 12:12:18 -0400
From:         John Kartaan <Kartaan@a.......>
Subject:      Re: this is IMPORTANT!!! really!

Wicked Cousin Tippi pleaded:
>>Could someone PLEASE post this on the newsgroups out there?  I haven't
>>figured out how to find newsgroups from Netcom yet!

Didn't see it on the newsgroup yet.... so I posted it!

(That's *Mr* Cousin Fluffy, to you!)
((well, actually, it's *Miss*))
(((and that's Fluffy, with the stress on the 'uf' ;)  )))
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 12:20:59 -0400
From:         John Kartaan <Kartaan@a.......>
Subject:      Re: BM and "Hunters"  AND Re:  GWD on Outer Limits

Margie (treeleaf@i.......) wrote:
>>That seems reasonable to me.  I suspect that LaCroix likes independent
>>types, even though after choosing an independent type for a child, he
>>then tries to control them.

But, where the challenge in controlling weak-minded individuals?  It takes
the fun right out it!

Regarding GWD on Outer Limits:

dotti rhodes <dottir@w.......> wrote:
>>Excuse me?  Ger...."STOUT"?????

Either that or his posture was terrible!!!  So, there are your choices,
'stout' or 'slouch'....

Cousin 'Fluffy' Kartaan
(who isn't feeling very fluffy, since she's going to be late for work if she
doesn't stop dawdling on the computer....))
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 09:28:08 -0700
From:         Amy R. <akr@n.......>
Subject:      Spoiler Space

I'm not in any way authorized to say this, but being on digest, I've
really been noticing the unnecessary use of spoiler space.  Jamie very
kindly made a ruling that the spoiler-protected episodes could be
discussed on list with ten lines of spoiler space, but, guys, *only* the
last eight episodes are protected!  Only GVP, HF, AA, FI, JD, Fran, AtA,
and LK are protected.  In other words, spoiler space is completely
unnecessary when discussing Blackwing, or NiQ, or anything that aired
before GVP.

Nick's behavior in "Blackwing" was the first nail in the coffin of my
all-encompassing N&Nerism.  I now maintain that Nick was falling in love
with her throughout third season, but that it was a process, not an end,
and that though the foundation was laid in the earlier seasons, he was
never able to accept it before MBIAV.

*** Amy, Lady of the Knight  (akr@n.......) ***
"Okay, then what is the capital of North Dakota?"
        -- Nick, in the LK gag script
(Keeper of the Light Cousin FAQ: email me for a copy.)
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 12:29:21 -0400
From:         "Margaret L. Carter" <MLCVamp@a.......>
Subject:      Re: Reluctant Vampires

Thanks for the note, but I'm not that Margie.  Reluctant vampires are OK in
themselves, I suppose, but I'm more drawn to those who come to terms with
their vampire nature and learn to live ethically (and happily) within its
limits.  Such as P. N. Elrod's characters.

Actually, I wanted Nick to give up this "cure" wild-goose-chase and turn into
something like Yarbo's Saint-Germain.

I'm a different Margaret. Honest.

Hasta la bye-bye,
Margaret Carter
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 12:30:31 -0400
From:         "Margaret L. Carter" <MLCVamp@a.......>
Subject:      Re: Reluctant Vampires

Oops, I thought I was answering that question off-list.  Really.  So I hope
the topic is of enough general interest to excuse me.  Blush.
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 09:43:12 -0700
From:         "Sharon A. Himmanen" <romana@i.......>
Subject:      Nick and cures

Dotti wrote in response to someone saying Nick wants a quick fix:

>That's not fair. He's been working for CENTURIES to find a cure and has
>tried everything from spiritual herbs to quack doctors.

I don't know if that's unfair.  I've always been left with the impression
that Nick wants to *be cured* rather than actually work for it.  He hasn't
exactly been diligent where Nat's concerned, and judging form his past
exploits Nick has always struck me as being like the hypochondriac who
catches every major diesease there is and seeks every fad cure available on
the market (which is something I think he's doing with Nat).  Think about
it:  jade cups, abarats, shock treatments where he just has to lie there
chained to a table getting zapped, injections, spirit walks.  Nothing that
takes real effort or dedication, and in the face of *that* type of cure
because Natalie hasn't really ever offered him anything else except the
litovuterine which she cautioned him about, he balks and hedges and
backslides like crazy.

In many ways I think Nick would rather have his quest than a solution. Also,
the fact that he works much harder at atonement and redemption, and that
he's willing to give up mortality for what he thinks will be redemption
("Near Death") is very telling as to what Nick really wants.

I actually started writing a story where Nick and Nat find the abarat, and
when its deciphered Nat tells him he has to drink a nasty tasting potion.
Nick is overjoyed until she drops the other shoe and tells him he has to
drink it every day for five years.

I think part of this stems from the fact that there's a part of Nick that
doesn't believe there is a cure and we're seeing Nick-economics at work.
It's easy to get invested and caught up in something that might possibly be
a quick fix--cheap outlay for possibly major returns.  It's much harder to
give it the time (though ironically he's got it) and dedication only to
possibly get nothing back for the investment.  I understand his logic and
I'm sympathetic to it up to a point, since I think he knows that anything
worth doing is going to be difficult.  Where I get frustrated with him (and
the people around him) is in the question of what he wants, and I think he
needs to be honest with himself and the people around him.  And they, in
turn, need to be honest with him about it.


Sharon A. Himmanen * romana@i....... * romana@a.......
NatPack * BotCoS * Keeper of the GopherGame
Nat's B&B          http://members.aol.com/romana/natpage_stuff/natpack.htm
Save FK            http://members.aol.com/CuznJamiMR/SaveForeverKnight.html
"Dolphins have no use for psychodiagnostic categories."  --Douglas L. Medin
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 12:44:30 -0400
From:         Judith Freudenthal <DanaKnight@a.......>
Subject:      Re: GWD on Outer Limits

I can't believe I'm actually entering this discussion but just seeing Ger
topless would be enough for me :)

I don't like movies with full nudity.  I just don't find it appealing to see
naked bodies larger than life up on the screen.  Nor do I see the point in
it.  I also don't like graphic sexual descriptions in stories.  I prefer
tastefully done scenes that are sensual.  Night in Question was full of heat
yet everyone had their clothes on.

I'm NOT saying they can't be nude, just don't show it all.  Ghost Mom had a
good love scene (which should've been longer!).

Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 12:44:29 -0400
From:         Judith Freudenthal <DanaKnight@a.......>
Subject:      Re: Blackwing: Did they?

Stephanie Babbit wrote:
<<Maybe that's why he looked confused <g>. "Now let's see, is it Tab A in
Slot B, or...?" (ducking as Dotti throws virtual furniture).>>

LOL!  Maybe that's why he won't get close to Nat.  He forgot how and doesn't
want to embarass himself.

I still think that they did it only on the spirit plane.  Nick was only
rebuttoning the buttons Marion unbuttoned when she was taking the killer out
of him.

Nick does have a tendency to say the wrong thing to the wrong person,
especially women.  He does hurt Natalie's feelings without knowing it, but
she should stand up to him more.  I love watching Nat kick his butt when he
deserves it.  She does let him get away with far too much.

I like the idea that Nick called Nat to share his feeling good with her, but
she detected that he was feeling a little too good.  Like he was in the Fix
(which someone pointed out).  SHe gets annoyed when he goes for the quick
cures rather than her scientific one, because she knows the others never work
and only leave a depressed Nick to deal with.  I like the idea that he
might've wanted to do a little undercover work with her.

Natpacker, Knightie, N&Npacker
Date:         Tue, 18 Jun 1996 10:11:47 PDT
From:         "Leslie I.Plummer" <lplummer@i.......>
Subject:      FK SURVEYs STATUS REPORT (long)

Thank you Tippi for taking the lead w/the Showstuff lady!  She sounds
like a fan!  Thanks everyone who has sent in their survey(s), who have
copied it & handed out to friends, etc.!  Here's the latest on the
Surveys Front:

"FK VIEWER'S POLL" & "FK MERCHANIDISE SURVEY" have about *100* responses
*EACH,* so far.  If you want to be included in the "Early Returns Analysis"
(July 1), send yours in by *June 26*!  I will repost the email versions
for you to use, TODAY!  Pls email me privately if you want the pretty hard
copy version (in MS/Word). SNAIL MAIL responses WELCOMED!  Thanks to all
the lurkers who responded! Keep both survey responses coming!


1) I will compile whatever I have as of June 26 into an "Early Returns
   Analysis" for publication on SOS-FK and anywhere anyone is interested
   in posting it. (Pls let me know if you want the analysis.)

2) I have committed to continue collecting survey responses through the end
   of 1996. MY goal is:

                1000+ responses for each survey in 1996!

   to coincide with the start of season one on SciFi. So SEND YOURS IN!
   This will accommodate the slower gathering time for snailmail responses
   & allow folks who are willing to hand out surveys to get them out to the
   non-Internet FK Fen for inclusion.

3) Frederic Ferland (MrHappy) has very nicely agreed to post the hard-copy
  (pretty) version of the surveys on his webpage:


  (you know), home of the FK scrapbook!  Print your hard copy from there
  to hand out with flyers, etc.! (Fred, pls correct me if I'm wrong.
  I can't get out through Netscape these days to confirm...)

4) To everyone from whom I get questions on how they can help, I point them
   to the SOS-FK webpage.  I urge them to report to the SOS-FK page keepers
   any accomplishments or completed "Save FK" events for inclusion on that
   page.  Whether it's a charity drive in another country; birth of another
   fan club, etc., we MUST keep that page updated with reports of the
   energy and the continuing wave of FAN resilience & determination.

=========================   =======================================
U.S., Canada, Australia, and Singapore for English language responses.

Been in touch w/4 ladies from Germany (Thx!  Anja, Katrin, Uwe,
& Sabine!)  German fans have seen the 1st two seasons but can't get the 3rd.
There is only one station which broadcast (covering the whole country) & it
stopped.  German fans (who are MOSTLY off-line, BTW) have written lots of
letters to the local stations to get 3rd season & to Sony.  All these ladies
wrote to me asking whay they could do to help.  Other than the surveys &
letters to TPTB for new FK, I suggested they write to Sony & PTB to see if
they can get interest *from the source* to find a new station to air 3rd
season.  There is no FK German fan club, so I referred them to the US &
Canadian fan clubs to ask about either entry into their clubs, as the
German branch, or tips on starting their own, etc.  THEY WANT THEIR FK!!!
(and they are fighting for what is already in "the can"!)

I will be in touch with Daniella Kappes the keeper of the German FK webpage.
Have not be able get out on through Internet (PC probs), but she's at
http://members.aol.com/DanaKappes/main.html.  The other four know Dana &
will work with her to keep the German page updated.

I forwarded Julie/KnightGal's (dad's) very nice German translation of one
of the surveys to Katrin (right?  I have all my survey coorespondence at
home so I couldn't double check), who has offered to be an FK angel.
She is:
--translating the other survey into German
--making copies & handing them out to all the other off-line fans as handouts
--willing to be the local snailmail recipient of German & English language
  surveys, so respondents don't have to pay for int'l mail.
--willing to translate back & email me responses (w/hard copies coming to
  me by surface mail, later).

LET'S HAVE A BIG HAND FOR Katrin & all the German fans!!

Romina Campos has been my contact in this South American country.  She
reports the local distributor aired English version FK for all of 1st
season and only *two* eps of 2nd!  And, then cancelled!  The good news is
that Uruguay is giving rise to several new cable companies this Summer &
The Sony Channel is one of the sources for programming!  Romina also has
offered to hand out copies of the surveys & to spread the word about
writing to all of the new cable companies (& to Sony Channel) to ask for

Romina's sister & some friends want to enjoy the English FK with Spanish
language transcripts.  Romina was able to get the 1st season transcripts
off a webpage & is translating them for her friends.  Do we have 2nd/3rd
season transcripts?  Will/can someone create them?  Thanks Romina!

                              *   *   *

I guess the point is that we are NOT alone.  There are lots more fans out
there than we (or TPTB) ever guessed and there are folks in non-English
countries who are also writing to the same people we are, fighting for even
the prililage of distribution of the already produced & released eps!

1) Note the advertisers for FK eps on any channel.  Purchase their product,
   (if you want, if you can) & send in the receipts w/a "thanks for
   supporting FK" note.  Nice Karen Tobin (keeper of the advertisers list
   & stations address lists (found on SOS-FK)) wrote to me to say she still
   welcomes any news of current advertisers cause she can get the sponsor
   addresses & post them on the webpage, for all to use in writing!
2) Send in your surveys to lplummer@i.......
3) Purchase fan & produced FK merchandise (CERK tshirts & sweatshirts,
   LK blooper scripts, pre-recorded Canadian, Ghost Mom videos from Canada
   (ask Allison Percy about this) FK bumper stickers from Pegasus,
   Fred Mollin's FK soundtrack CD & cassette tape from Crescendo or local
   music stores, published fanzines, etc.)
4) Print off & hand out the FK surveys & flyers to non-Internet fans.
5) Donate to FK designated charities via blooper script, Bike Tour, etc.
6) Send in both Surveys! (If you've only sent one, send the other!)
7) Follow Bjo's advice, via Lisa W.: "Send out the campaign info EVERYWHERE.
   ...it should go into the envelopes where you mail checks to pay bills,
   into anything you send (from) home. Never know where fans lurk! (Bjo)
   discovered dozens of Trek fans this way, in mail order houses, the gas
   company, the phone company and even at the bank! EVERYWHERE!
8) Oh, and did I forget?... SEND IN THE SURVEYS NOW!  (Thx!!!!)

                              *   *   *

Thanks to everyone who has submitted their survey responses!  As Tippi,
Sherri, & others say, send an email message about your purchase history,
power, desire to the nice lady at Showstuff...

        TV_ShowStuff@p....... (ANNE W MARION)

RIGHT NOW! She's asked for a flood of individual responses to help her make
her case (FOR US!!!)!  Don't delay!  I will write to her personally & to
report on the survey effort.

stubborn & determined to the end... (I WANT MY FK!!!)
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| Leslie  (lplummer@i.......)   ***FOREVER MEANS...FOREVER!!!*** |
* N&NPacker: "In Love and Faith There is Forever" / Knightie, too!    *
| Sent in the FK surveys? Not too late! Email me for copy/Hand it out!|
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