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« Reply #60 on: August 16, 2008, 05:27:38 PM »
I prefer to read books on the Romanovs, I find video games boring and tedious, WHY, I was a teenager in the 1970's, no ipods, mobile
 phones, no computer games, pay tv. and the pathetic music around today, life was better in the 20th century ;)

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« Reply #61 on: August 16, 2008, 06:09:21 PM »
I prefer to read books on the Romanovs, I find video games boring and tedious, WHY, I was a teenager in the 1970's, no ipods, mobile
 phones, no computer games, pay tv. and the pathetic music around today, life was better in the 20th century ;)
I respect you for that, in fact games of today are getting down right boring.

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« Reply #62 on: August 16, 2008, 06:38:11 PM »
I only know of Shadow of Hearts 2.

My boyfriend was playing Resident Evil (4 I think) and I could have sworn Rasputin was on it.  I didn't ask but I'm just going to believe it was him. Hah.

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« Reply #63 on: August 16, 2008, 06:48:19 PM »
I have that game, it was weird and did you say Raputin was in it? that I gotta hear.

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« Reply #64 on: August 19, 2008, 10:37:36 PM »
I have one that I'm trying to record to put up on Youtube.  It's called Titanic: Adventure out of Time.  I might just stick up links to the videos involving the Romanovs when I get it all completed!

Anyway, it's an old computer game.  The story starts off in London during World War 2, and your character is a failed special agent who botched a mission on the Titanic, resulting in his dismissal.  When a German bomb lands in front of your apartment, you find yourself back in your cabin during the final hours before the Titanic sinks.  You have to get three items to get the good ending: the Rubayat, a painting, and a notebook.  The notebook contains the names of Russian revolutionists, and if you manage to get it, you can warn the Tsar and stop the bolshevics from ever seizing power.  Of course, in order to keep the Romanovs in power, you also have to get the other three items, otherwise the second World War will destroy their empire.

If you guys want loads of spoilers I'll give them to you!  For some reason, the game seems to want to freeze up on me, so it might be a spell before the videos are up.

As for the technicalities of the game, it's probably the most real-looking Titanic I've seen, outside the James Cameron film sets.  It's layed out exactly as the Titanic was, and the images are still photorealistic in this day and age.  The plot is intriguing, but the puzzles can be downright hard, especially that Russian doll puzzle.  I can't wait to get it up on the Internet!

For those of you who dislike video games, I'm sure even this one would be appealing to you.

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« Reply #65 on: August 19, 2008, 10:50:42 PM »
In the episode Nothing but the Tooth, the Warner siblings are sent to work on Rasputin's aching teeth.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEraJUo3NdY

It's an interesting episode, but not much for historical value.  First of all, Rasputin is portrayed as an employee, of sorts, who is paid by the Tsar.  He also lives in one of the palaces.  It's basically caricatures of these two characters (Rasputin and Nicholas), and not in very flattering ways, but I figured I could stick in this board.  Animaniacs was always a pretty funny show, and it didn't surprise me that they decided to make fun of historical Russian characters, since they make fun of everyone else, too.

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« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2008, 07:48:32 AM »
it's v. funny  :)  i used to watch them all the time when i was little and now who would have thought that the Rasputin would be on a kids cartoon!

also ' we're gonna have to detain the pain with a little anastasia' lol

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« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2008, 10:18:17 AM »
"Obscure joke.  Ask your parents."

I loved the Animaniacs.

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« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2008, 02:27:30 PM »
I... have that game.  I wasn't able to get far on it, but that is amazing.

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« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2008, 03:10:29 PM »
This TV series was probably very popular in the 90's, but I guess I was too young to know that and I've just learnt about it very recently. It's called "Forever Knight" and, from what I've understood, it's about a vampire that has been living for a very long time and in the 90's present is a detective.

Anyway... in one of the episodes they had the "brilliant" idea of portraiting the Romanovs (Nicholas II and Alexandra at least) and, in a very peculiar way, they decided to adapt their story to the concept of the series by making Rasputin a vampire...

I've uploaded the Romanov parts of the episode for everyone's viewing pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvQUSNVtw0w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p8QA-iJ70k

Did you know this series? What did you think?
Natalie Paley website:

http://nataliepaley.webs.com/

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« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2008, 03:39:04 PM »
i've never heard of this programme before and i'm not surprised ! it's very strange and a little creepy too. also i love your little comments next to the video!

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« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2008, 07:11:25 PM »
Sara,
thanks for sharing it with us!  ;)
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« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2008, 11:23:59 PM »
I have actually watched this series.  That's what you get for staying up late and watching late night TV.

I never saw the episode that nena linked us to, but it was great to see it.

Another vampire show that invokes royalty is Blood Ties in which the 400 year old illegitimate vampire son of Henry VIII called Henry Fitzroy (and there really was an illegitimate son of Old Harry who was named Henry Fitzroy) helps a cop (female of course) turned private eye solve all kinds of strange cases.  (Another late night goody.)

It hasn't come out on DVD yet.  The price of the Forever Knight series is about $120 USD for all three seasons.  Each season has 22 episodes but Amazon doesn't say which season has the Nicholas & Alexandra flashback in it.

Both of these series were filmed in Toronto, Canada.  What's up with those "bloody" Canadians anyway??  ;-)   ;-)  (Kidding of course)
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« Reply #73 on: August 22, 2008, 12:05:30 AM »
I had never heard of it. ooks sort of like the [very] old Dark Shadows vein.  Rather campy.

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« Reply #74 on: August 22, 2008, 03:47:18 AM »
another thing about it  - why's Alexandra always wearing a sash?