Bay City Library Interview with Elizabeth Helena
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|Title:||Bay City Library Interview with Elizabeth Helena|
|Fandom(s):||Starsky & Hutch|
|External Links:||interview is here, Archived version|
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I enjoyed several S&H episodes during its initial run in the 70s and repeat broadcasts during the 80s. However, I was only nine years old when the show started, so I found a number of the episodes very disturbing. I even found Captain Dobey intimidating! In 2005, Rebel re-introduced me to S&H on her big screen TV, and I fell in love with the show, and in lust with Starsky. So I guess I'm a born-again Starsky & Hutch fan.
I suspect I've already demonstrated a slight obsession with Starsky. However, I do frequently cheat on him by writing from Hutch's perspective. What can I say, Starsky is adorable, but Hutch's psyche fascinates me.
I started writing Star Trek fanfic in 2003, and S&H fanfic in 2005. In the case of Star Trek, I tried to figure out how a doctor could stay friends with a torturer which resulted in the DS9 story "Condemnation". For S&H, I wondered why a sensitive individual like Hutch would tease the hell out of Starsky for being left-handed, and later on hurt his friends by faking amnesia. This led to the fic "Anger Management".
Let's see, Dawnwind, Nicola Ditty, Ginalin, Kaye, Flamingo, Morgan Logan, Rae, Rebelcat, Salieri, Susan James, Suzan Lovett, and Verlaine have all consistently entertained and moved me. And that list continually expands. I'm attracted to clear, thought-provoking writing styles and believable characters. When those elements are present, I don't care if a story is gen or slash, humorous or angsty, PWP or an epic. Gimme, gimme, gimme.
These days I regularly turn to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to get a non-depressing version of the news, and I occasionally catch the original CSI or a good documentary (like Guns, Germs, and Steel). On DVD, I regularly indulge in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Blackadder, CSI, and I've just started watching Moonlighting. Unfortunately the dynamic duo format of S&H appears to have been wiped out by the ensemble cast. However, once the Man from U.N.C.L.E. DVDs are released, I'll be able to wallow in more blond and brunet 'you and me against the world' entertainment.