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Marshall Thompson interview

Here is a nice piece on Marshall Thompson and how the animals were the stars of the show. His quiet and steady presence was too. His creative input into Season 2 made it by far the best season and I wish the higher-ups at CBS had followed his lead better. Thompson really cared about the content of the show and making the lives of animals better.

Thanks to our friend Walter for finding this:

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See Cheryl Miller in a Dodge Commercial

I found this video on YouTube — fast forward to 0:49:

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Newly found photos of Marshall Thompson and Yale Summers

For you Marshall Thompson and Yale Summers fans who feel neglected, here’s some newly found photos of our favorite Daktari stars:

Marshall Thompson

Yale Summers

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Have a story to share? Now featuring Daktari Fan Fiction!

Have you written stories about Daktari where you’ve imagined yourself as part of the action? Several of our readers have done so and I am happy to post such stories on this site.

Here are some simple guidelines:

  1. Stories should run between 600 and 1000 words. I cannot accept longer stories but will consider serializing longer stories if I believe they will be of interest to my readers.
  2. Contact me at daktaritvshow@gmail.com with an initial inquiry and a summary of your story. DO NOT send any unsolicited stories as they will not be read. If I believe the story will interest our readers, I will request that you send me the story.
  3. Once I have decided I want to run a story, please submit it as an attached Microsoft Word file. Do NOT put in any extra returns (but you can add points between paragraphs). Please do not format the text in any way (no indents, headers, etc.). Please do NOT use a double space at the end of a sentence.
  4. Before sending, check carefully for correct spelling and grammar.
  5. People are likely to comment on your story–please be prepared for that.

I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your stories!

 

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I found my Cheryl Miller scrapbook!

Recently while cleaning out the basement I found my Cheryl Miller scrapbook! I had been totally convinced that I had thrown it away because the cover had been covered with battery acid but thankfully I was wrong.

Now I am going to share it with you!

The book is quite disorganized as you will see — I was twelve when I assembled it and had no sense of order. 🙂 I plan however on restoring the book and organizing it better.

Giveaways coming!

I have many duplicates of some of the glossy photos and they are in good shape. Over the summer we’ll devise some contests so that you can enter for a chance to win a glossy photo of our girl! Stay tuned.

And now for the big reveal … click here to view my scrapbook.

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RIP Erin Moran

I was so sorry to hear of Erin Moran’s untimely demise. Here is a tribute to the cute little girl who was loved by man’s best friends, and all her friends on Daktari and Happy Days. RIP Erin.

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Rarities! Two vintage promos and a spotting of the soundtrack album

So my brother-in-law who lives near LA sends me a text message with this picture:

He considered getting it for me but said the vinyl was in poor condition. <sigh!> This is one item I have wanted since I was a kid. Oh well. It’s a record store somewhere near LA if someone wants to find it. 🙂

Our friend Ken from Down Under sent these awesome vintage promos for Daktari. Do any of you remember these? I immediately recognized the episodes:

http://www.tvobscurities.com/2010/05/daktari-episode-preview/

 

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