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How come Pamela Ferdin isn't a DL Fave?

She has all the bona fides.

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by Anonymousreply 4607/01/2020

Isnt she one of the voices of Lucy?

by Anonymousreply 106/29/2020

I'm sure she was a perfectly nice young lady, but she always made me want to slap her silly.

by Anonymousreply 206/29/2020

Isn't it Pamelyn Ferdin?

by Anonymousreply 306/29/2020

Discriminating DLers always preferred Valerie and Wendy.

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by Anonymousreply 406/29/2020

She almost played Regan in The Exorcist, until the director Blatty realized she was too well-known on TV at the time.

Yes, her name if Pamelyn.

by Anonymousreply 506/29/2020

She has a great presence on Facebook. Posts at least once a day. Has finished an autobiography and I think has a publisher. Answers questions fans ask her about her posts. Does not suffer fools gladly. Pretty to the point with her answers. Can seem blunt, but I find her refreshing and honest. I think sometimes she just want to say to a poster how dumb some questions or comments are or it was already answered, but she is usually nice about it.

by Anonymousreply 606/29/2020

Excu-u-u-u-u-u-se me, r5???

by Anonymousreply 706/29/2020

Jan, that’s terrific! That’s the funniest joke you’ve ever played!!

by Anonymousreply 806/29/2020

Jan, that’s terrific! That’s the funniest joke you’ve ever played!!

by Anonymousreply 906/29/2020

r7 You're right. Friedkin directed and Blatty wrote the novel and screenplay.

by Anonymousreply 1006/29/2020

I liked her. She was an accomplished child actress and got a lot of work. And I've never heard anything bad about her. I think she came out of being a child star unscathed.

by Anonymousreply 1106/29/2020

Can't wait to read her book.

Loved her in The Beguiled.

by Anonymousreply 1206/29/2020

Yes, I think she voiced the "Lucy" character in at least the original Charlie Brown animated TV special in the '60s.

by Anonymousreply 1306/29/2020

Fuck her.

by Anonymousreply 1406/29/2020

She was Phyllis Lindstrom's daughter on the MTM Show, right?

by Anonymousreply 1506/29/2020


by Anonymousreply 1606/29/2020

r15 No, that was Lisa Gerritsen, who was about the same age.

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by Anonymousreply 1706/29/2020

So if she were coming up today would her name be Kayleigh or Ashlyn?

by Anonymousreply 1806/29/2020

Pamela Ferdin IS a DL fave

this thread is disingenuous

by Anonymousreply 1906/30/2020

She became affiliated with extreme animal rights activists like the Animal Liberation Front about 20 years ago so yeah I have lots bad to say about her.

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by Anonymousreply 2006/30/2020

R20, That makes me like her much MORE!

by Anonymousreply 2106/30/2020

Does she ever spill any tea on working with Eastwood?

by Anonymousreply 2206/30/2020

To me, she had the most irritating voice of any child actress.

by Anonymousreply 2306/30/2020

I've been watching her on The Paul Lynde Show. She doesn't have much to do, but that show is insane.

by Anonymousreply 2406/30/2020

We've discussed her before.

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by Anonymousreply 2506/30/2020

Several times.

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by Anonymousreply 2606/30/2020

So stop trying to make her happen!

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by Anonymousreply 2706/30/2020

I just watched her in Streets of SF. She is annoying!

by Anonymousreply 2806/30/2020

She guested on Apple's Way with Valerie Bertinelli.

by Anonymousreply 2906/30/2020

She molested me when we worked together on the Curiosity Shop.

Grabbed me right in the wappa-wappa-beep-beep.

by Anonymousreply 3006/30/2020

I don't know her.

BUT, I recognized that face from this weekend. I actually turned on the television this weekend and late, I saw an episode of the Paul Lynde show. She was the youngest daughter. The other daughter was married to a kinda hunky blond guy who wore the shortest shorts, showing off his long smooth legs.

Likw E24 said, she was just there in the room breathing the good air.

Again, I don't know her.

by Anonymousreply 3106/30/2020

Isn't she, r28?

by Anonymousreply 3206/30/2020

In 'Star Trek,' she was one of the five brats in the infamous banned episode, 'And the Children Shall Lead' (they sort of remind me of the evil kids in 'Devil Times Five' (1974)). Her most obnoxious moment came when she decided she was a 'busy bee,' and used her forefinger to "sting" Captain Kirk (around [bold]13:19[/bold]):

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by Anonymousreply 3306/30/2020

Wasn’t she the little neighbor girl Francine on Nanny and the Professor? .... Too funny , I thought I was the only person on the planet that watched The Paul Lynde Show on Saturday nights! I stumbled on it after getting my That Girl fix!

by Anonymousreply 3406/30/2020

"To me, she had the most irritating voice of any child actress."

You must never have heard any words spoken by Melissa Gilbert. Or Sara Gilbert. Or Margaret O'Brien.

by Anonymousreply 3506/30/2020

r35 Or Baby Rose Marie.

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by Anonymousreply 3606/30/2020

Why is that episode banned?

by Anonymousreply 3706/30/2020

[quote]Why is that episode banned?

I assume you're talking to me, R37, and asking about the banned Star Trek episode, 'And the Children Shall Lead.' The issue with it was that it depicted children as antagonists, apparently responsible for their parents' deaths. A disembodied hostile alien intelligence, played by attorney Melvin Belli (his son is one of the five kids) empowers them to harm adults telepathically. He is summoned by the children dancing in a circle, chanting:

"Hail, hail, fire and smoke;

Call the Angel, we will go

Far away, for to see

Friendly Angel, come to me."

Public dislike was immediate and visceral. Christians especially objected to it for its apparent depiction of witchcraft, spells, demonic oppression, and a demon. It's also worth noting that, as a pattern, whenever evil children are depicted as subject matter in books, television, and movies, there's always a few among the viewing public who cannot separate fantasy from reality, and act upon it; kids tend to come to harm after shows like this air. After the episode's initial debut, the network and syndicated affiliates generally agreed not to air it again. It went unseen for the next twenty-two years, until the eventual release of 'Star Trek' to VHS brought it back to light. After that, it made its way back into the syndicated lineup.

Once seen, the general consensus among 'Trek' fans was that nobody had missed out on anything. 'And the Children Shall Lead' always makes fans' lists of the worst episodes ever.

Remember how 'Trek' end credits used to feature a montage of stills from other episodes? Some otherwise unidentifiable stills appeared in various episodes' credits, which puzzled me as a kid; the shots were certainly not from any episode I'd ever seen (for example, Uhura as an ancient crone; daggers on the bridge viewscreen). They were from this one, the unaired episode.

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by Anonymousreply 3806/30/2020

Ah, dammit: Not "fire and smoke," but "fire and snow."

by Anonymousreply 3906/30/2020

I remember her from "The Curiosity Shop."

by Anonymousreply 4006/30/2020

I don;t remember "And tre Children Shall Lead' being banned. I saw it many times in syncication in the 70s.

by Anonymousreply 4106/30/2020

It was not shown on the BBC (is what the poster really meant...people use "banned" incorrectly all the time).

by Anonymousreply 4207/01/2020

They still show "And The Children Shall Lead" on the oldies tv station MeTv. It's not that great an episode, but it is very disturbing. Kirk and crew members come down to a planet to find all of the adults who lived there dead by suicide, their bodies lying about. They wonder what the hell happened and then they hear the squeals and laughter of children playing. The kids then come running out and start playing ring around the rosie around Kirk. Kirk eventually realizes the kids are under the influence of the malignant "friendly angel" and brings the children back to reality by showing them images of them playing and laughing with their now dead parents. The children start feeling something...REMORSE. They start sobbing and the "friendly angel" loses his power and fades away. The end. Like I said, it wasn't a very good episode. But the beginning of it, with the children laughing and playing while their parent's dead bodies lay around them was very creepy.

by Anonymousreply 4307/01/2020

The BBC banned four 'Trek' episodes - 'Miri,' 'The Empath,' 'Whom Gods Destroy,' and 'Plato's Stepchildren,' while others were heavily redacted. The reason offered for these four was "because they all dealt most unpleasantly with the already unpleasant subjects of madness, torture, sadism and disease.” As far as I know, 'And the Children Shall Lead' was not banned in the UK.

After its network run, when 'Trek' went into syndication, various regions of the US practiced both censorship and outright banning of certain episodes. Even on its original network run, most of the Southern US states refused to broadcast 'Plato's Stepchildren' (not on the grounds of torture, as did the BBC, but because of its interracial kiss). In Texas, syndicated 'Star Trek' landed in the hands of KXTX-TV, which was owned by Pat Robertson and the Christian Broadcasting Network, which did a great deal of banning and editing - on threads about 'Lost in Space,' I've posted about this before. Robertson and KXTX refused to broadcast 'Where No Man Has Gone Before,' 'Miri,' 'Return of the Archons,' 'The Apple,' 'Catspaw,' 'Wolf in the Fold,' 'Patterns of Force,' 'The Paradise Syndrome,' 'Plato's Stepchildren,' 'Whom Gods Destroy,' and 'And the Children Shall Lead.' A lot of other episodes were edited for content, i.e. Vina's dance as the Orion slave girl in 'The Menagerie.' Across the 1970s, some of these restrictions were gradually relaxed, and some of the episodes began to appear, first in edited form, and then as complete episodes. But not 'And the Children Shall Lead.'

By the middle 1980s, syndicated 'Star Trek' had been passed to KTXA-TV, another UHF station without the religious fanaticism, which aired all of the 'Trek' episodes but one - 'And the Children Shall Lead.' Sometime between the beginning of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' 1987 and 1990, when the episode finally came to VHS, KTXA aired it as an advertised event, underscoring its status as a 'lost episode.' After that, it joined the rest of the episodes in syndication.

I'm not sure where you live, R41, that the episode in question was freely aired, but it wasn't available where I live until the late 1980s, and when the ban was finally broken, it was advertised with some fanfare.

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by Anonymousreply 4407/01/2020

But back to Pamelyn Ferdin. In 1977, she joined the cast of live-action Saturday morning series 'Space Academy.' She was reunited with fellow 'And the Children Shall Lead' cast member Brian Tochi (who happens to be family).

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by Anonymousreply 4507/01/2020

LOVE her in The Beguiled.

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