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FORKNI-L Digest - 13 Nov 2003 to 14 Nov 2003 (#2003-33)

Fri, 14 Nov 2003

There are 5 messages totalling 149 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

  1. Extra Scene in "Dead Issue"
  2. For all the lil ratsies--and others
  3. a question of credit (2)
  4. A Book for LC


Date:    Thu, 13 Nov 2003 22:13:44 -0500
From:    Jean Graham <JeanG477@a.......>
Subject: Re: Extra Scene in "Dead Issue"

Debbie Clarke <dittany121@h.......> wrote:

>Perhaps it has something to do with syndication   When a program goes into
>syndication they cut  at least 2 minutes from it to make room for extra

True enough. But the snippet I described (it's only about 13 seconds long) is
*only* in the 1992 CBS Network version. It's not in the syndicated/SciFi Channel
tapes, or the Canadian versions, *or* the DVD release. Puzzling.

You can't exactly say that this is another bit cut from the DVDs, because there
is nowhere for this scene to go in the complete version of "Dead Issue." It
wouldn't make any sense put back in after the rape flashback, because originally,
that occurred while Nat was there. In the extra scene, Nick's alone. But neither
can I find the mystery scene in any other 1st season episode. Guess it's not
lifted from another episode, then. So, I'm beginning to think that CBS must
have had some extra scenes of Nick hitting the bottle lying around that they
could drop in to make scenes they'd otherwise butchered make sense. In this case,
they'd cut the entire bit with Nick and Nat, Ilse's portrait and the green veggie
drink. They kept the rape flashback, but as they'd cut Nat out, they
substituted the "Nick alone, waking up, grabbing the bottle, biting out the cork
and taking a swig" scene for the missing conversation with Nat. Weird.

So *now* I want to know... were there other throw-away scenes found only in the
CBS versions? If anyone finds any, please let me know. Better yet, post your
findings here. :-)

--Jean G.


Date:    Fri, 14 Nov 2003 10:28:15 -0700
From:    Angela Gottfred <agottfre@t.......>
Subject: For all the lil ratsies--and others

Here is something for your Christmas stocking, Screed-o-philes:

"Lab Rat" pin

Deer Mouse pin (sorry, no rats available at this time!)

And the Nick & Nat types might like this one:

"Exhibit 'A'" pin

Your very humble & most obedient servant,


Date:    Fri, 14 Nov 2003 19:23:58 -0000
From:    Linda Hepden <kezia.hepden@n.......>
Subject: Re: a question of credit

>A ponder: does LaCroix carry four or five credit cards from different
>companies (to make it hard to track his purchasing)?  Or just one
>-thing card?

Well, Megan, I'm certainly with you in believing that he does use credit
cards - and in this day and age, so would most of the Community.  Mainly
because they've probably all fall in love with the idea of buying via the
internet.  Just imagine.... we mere mortals have finally perfected (okay,
more or less) a system that allows your self-respecting vampire to purchase
just about anything they want, at any hour of the day - sorry, night! - for
delivery to your home, usually the next day.  Methinks Uncle and co would
thoroughly approve of this setup.  And it is all but impossible to make
purchases on the net without a credit card, or two.

Thinking back to the problems Libsie recently reported about her credit card
bouncing thanks to her ex, I suspect word would soon go round the Community
if it ever happened to a vampire for any reason (such as a case of internet
credit card fraud, where some soon-to-be-drained fool hacked into Uncle's
credit card details and made extensive purchases at his expense....  And if
anyone wants to write the resultant fanfic, be my guest!), so most would
maintain two or three, just in case....

Besides, I agree with Megan about it making things harder to track his
purchases, and therefore his financial status.  After all, that's how they
brought down Al Capone - they proved how much money he spent (and I think
off hand it was something like a quarter of a million a year - and that was
back around 1930 to boot), and then successfully took him to court on tax
evasion, on the grounds that if he was spending X amount a year, he *had* to
have an income of at least X amount a year.  With near perfect memory
recall, I doubt LaCroix has forgotten that little lesson, and has his
finances so twisted and betangled he'd even leave an ex-Enron accountant
struggling to understand the paper trail.  (Hmmm.... Uncle hires ex-Enron
accountant.... more fanfic ideas?)

Cousin Kezia


Date:    Fri, 14 Nov 2003 13:44:43 -0600
From:    DLPH <DLPH@c.......>
Subject: Re: a question of credit

> A ponder: does LaCroix carry four or five credit cards from different
> companies (to make it hard to track his purchasing)?  Or just one
> super-gold-pressed-latinum-you-could-buy-a-small-european-country-with-this
> -thing card?

Whatever he carries, I'm sure he has
Merlin or Aristotle manage his accounts

I'd love to see a it where some low life tries to
hack into/misuse one of LC's cards

Would Merlin/Aristotle have to call him
& say there's some weird acitivy
or would LC suddenly notice someone went through his wallet

Also would LC drain the guy right away
or have a little fun with him?


Date:    Fri, 14 Nov 2003 11:57:13 -0800
From:    Amanda Berendt <debrabant_foundation@y......>
Subject: A Book for LC

I was just reading the new issure of "Entertainment Weekly" and in
the books section, there was a review for the new book "Pompeii" by
Richard Harris.  It tells the story (fictionally) of the last 2 days
before the eruption.  One character mentioned in the review is really
nasty and reminds me of LC.
Looks like I'll have to add it to the pile. :)

"Give me your soul and your heart will take flight
Forevermore in the night, Forever MINE in the night"


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