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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 46Yesterday at 1:41 PM

Isnt she one of the voices of Lucy?

by Anonymousreply 1Last Monday at 5:20 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 2Last Monday at 5:23 PM

Isn't it Pamelyn Ferdin?

by Anonymousreply 3Last Monday at 5:24 PM

Discriminating DLers always preferred Valerie and Wendy.

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Monday at 5:25 PM

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 5Last Monday at 5:26 PM

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 6Last Monday at 5:30 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 7Last Monday at 5:31 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 8Last Monday at 5:31 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 9Last Monday at 5:31 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 10Last Monday at 5:35 PM

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 11Last Monday at 5:37 PM

Can't wait to read her book.

Loved her in The Beguiled.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Monday at 5:51 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 13Last Monday at 8:36 PM

Fuck her.

by Anonymousreply 14Last Monday at 9:02 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 15Last Monday at 11:29 PM

PAMELYN.

by Anonymousreply 16Last Monday at 11:31 PM

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

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by Anonymousreply 17Last Monday at 11:58 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 18Last Tuesday at 12:04 AM

Pamela Ferdin IS a DL fave

this thread is disingenuous

by Anonymousreply 19Last Tuesday at 4:25 AM

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 20Last Tuesday at 4:45 AM

R20, That makes me like her much MORE!

by Anonymousreply 21Last Tuesday at 4:56 AM

Does she ever spill any tea on working with Eastwood?

by Anonymousreply 22Last Tuesday at 5:03 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 23Last Tuesday at 5:23 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 24Last Tuesday at 5:34 AM

We've discussed her before.

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by Anonymousreply 25Last Tuesday at 9:23 AM

Several times.

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by Anonymousreply 26Last Tuesday at 9:24 AM

So stop trying to make her happen!

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by Anonymousreply 27Last Tuesday at 9:25 AM

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

by Anonymousreply 28Last Tuesday at 9:28 AM

She guested on Apple's Way with Valerie Bertinelli.

by Anonymousreply 29Last Tuesday at 10:24 AM

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

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

by Anonymousreply 30Last Tuesday at 10:51 AM

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 31Last Tuesday at 11:11 AM

Isn't she, r28?

by Anonymousreply 32Last Tuesday at 11:17 AM

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 33Last Tuesday at 11:28 AM

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 34Last Tuesday at 11:45 AM

"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 35Last Tuesday at 12:07 PM

r35 Or Baby Rose Marie.

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by Anonymousreply 36Last Tuesday at 1:37 PM

Why is that episode banned?

by Anonymousreply 37Last Tuesday at 4:25 PM

[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 38Last Tuesday at 7:53 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 39Last Tuesday at 7:54 PM

I remember her from "The Curiosity Shop."

by Anonymousreply 40Last Tuesday at 7:58 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 41Last Tuesday at 8:00 PM

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

by Anonymousreply 42Yesterday at 4:23 AM

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 43Yesterday at 11:59 AM

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 44Yesterday at 12:24 PM

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 45Yesterday at 12:31 PM

LOVE her in The Beguiled.

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by Anonymousreply 46Yesterday at 1:41 PM
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