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Darkstone
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Oct 6 2015, 6:54pm

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I lived in Dallas in the late 60s. I recall the local NBC affliate always pre-empted I Spy, which irritated me cause I liked Robert Culp from his earlier Trackdown TV Western, and I loved Bill Cosby's comedy records. And the CBS affiliate always delayed Hawaii Five-0 until after the local news at 10:30pm, again presumably because of its racial make-up.

On the other hand I remember seeing a re-release of Disney's Song of the South (1946) in a Dallas theater in the 60s, regularly watching syndicated Amos 'n' Andy reruns on local TV, and viewing a lot of old Warner Brothers and Popeye cartoons on Saturday and afternoon TV that would definitely not be politically correct today. (I loved the WB Mynah Bird cartoons!)

Oddly enough, I distnctly remember seeing the Kirk/Uhura kiss on Star Trek. Guess it slipped by the local affiliate. Personally I felt very uncomfortable with it, but that was because it was mentally forced. For me Uhura was scifi in boots and a mini-skirt. This teenage boy was in love!

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N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Oct 6 2015, 7:48pm

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But back then, in the Days Before the Interwebs, you had to go looking for fanfic in fanfic mags in the backs of real mags and send for them in the mail or find them at cons and stuff...

Right, although there was at least one partial exception late in the pre-Interwebs era: this edited audio recording of Star Trek clips, or something very like it, aired several times on the nationally-syndicated Dr. Demento radio program starting in at least 1995; I remember--and the Demento episode archive concurs--that it was titled "Kirk and Spock" at the time.

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swordwhale
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Oct 7 2015, 3:14am

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their animation improved dramatically!

I still haven't forgiven them for the hideous "woodelves"...

bigger on the inside...

Na 'Aear, na 'Aear! Ml 'lain nallol, I sl ribiel a i falf 'loss reviol...
To the sea, to the sea, the white gulls are crying, the wind is blowing and the white foam is flying...

Member of Manure Movers Local 101, Raptor Wranglers & Rehab, and Night Fury Trainers Assoc. Owned by several cats and a very small team of maniacal sled dogs... sorry Radagast, those rabbits were delicious...






Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Oct 7 2015, 4:55am

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I still haven't forgiven them for the hideous "woodelves"...



The film had two character designers: Lester Abrams at Rankin/Bass and Tsuguyuki Kubo at Topcraft. I'm afraid I can't say for certain who was responsible for the design of the Elvenking and the Wood-elves.

"At the end of the journey, all men think that their youth was Arcadia..." - Phantom F. Harlock

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Oct 7 2015, 4:56am)


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Oct 10 2015, 2:21am

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mentioned that the Japanese animators/designers might have a culturally different view of Elves (kind of like the fairly hideous "House orcs..uh...elves" in the beloved and excellent Harry Potter... in which I suspect JKR was trying to veer away from Tolkienish fantasy and do something unique).

I still think they needed to read the books. As in "fair of face beyond the measure of men"...

Studio Ghibli on the other hand, has given us some fantastically beautiful and classic animation and storytelling.

bigger on the inside...

Na 'Aear, na 'Aear! Ml 'lain nallol, I sl ribiel a i falf 'loss reviol...
To the sea, to the sea, the white gulls are crying, the wind is blowing and the white foam is flying...

Member of Manure Movers Local 101, Raptor Wranglers & Rehab, and Night Fury Trainers Assoc. Owned by several cats and a very small team of maniacal sled dogs... sorry Radagast, those rabbits were delicious...






Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Oct 10 2015, 11:09am

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Interesting point... [In reply to] Can't Post

On the other hand, the Wood-elves of the animated movie remind me of German wood-cuts and illustrations, so I wouldn't necessarily blame the designs on the Topcraft folk.

"At the end of the journey, all men think that their youth was Arcadia..." - Phantom F. Harlock

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