Monday, June 29, 2009

The Duo That Was Not to Be

What if Daria had been about Daria Morgendorffer and her best friend, Jodie Landon, and they had been transferred from a regular high school to a private prep school called Grove Hills? Interesting take on the old formula. "Gifted" aired for the first time 11 years ago today.

ADDED NOTE: Ajar is writing a story very similar to the above, called "Regifted." My fault for not mentioning it earlier. It is excellent and entirely worth your time to read. Enjoy.

Today is the 89 anniversary of Ray Harryhausen's birthday. If you don't know who he is, that is sad. There's an MTV alter ego of Helen Morgendorffer as one of his creations, the snake-haired Medusa from Clash of the Titans. I got to see the master of stop-motion animation a few years ago at a fan convention, and it was awesome.

Oh, today is also the 53rd birthday of the Interstate system! Hooray! And this is post #1,200 of the blog.

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5 comments:

The Kristen Bealer Guy said...

What if Daria had been about Daria Morgendorffer and her best friend, Jodie Landon, and they had been transferred from a regular high school to a private prep school called Grove Hills?

Including the very special episode where Daria poisons the Sloppy Joe mix.

Kate said...

According to a person on dvdtalk.com, it looks like Daria will be out on DVD in 2010:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/9530060-post11.html

the nightgoblyn said...

That's interesting, Kate. Thanks for dropping that bit of info. :)

undefinedlust said...

We may end up seeing some of this in Ajar's Regifted, so there is a nice current fic on the idea! :)

Raskolnikov said...

Harryhausen! What a real master of animation. I missed my chance to see him in the Spanish equivalent of the ComiCon, and i still regret it.