I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore

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Title: I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore
Creator: Mary Van Deusen
Date: a fan remembers seeing it at a con in 1990
Format: VCR
Music: "I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore" by REO Speedwagon
Genre: gen, het, and slash
Fandom: Blake's 7

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I Can't Fight This Feeling Anymore is a Blake's 7 Del Tarrant-centric early VCR-era music video by Mary Van Deusen.

Also see List of Blake's 7 Early Songvids.

Fan Comments

Speaking of videos, one of my favorites is the one Mary van Deusen did to RED Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling." It's a Tarrant video that starts out Tarrant/Servalan, switches to Tarrant/Dayna, and closes with Tarrant/Avon. (Plus a hint of Dayna/Soolin at the very end!) Some of Mary's videos, including "Can't Fight This Feeling," were shown in the video room at Orbit. (Yes, I know there was supposed to be absolutely, positively no slash whatsoever allowed at that con. But in a gathering of 300 textual poachers, rules - among other things — are bound to get bent!) Several of Mary's slash videos were screened, but most of the audience, neos pure of mind and heart, didn't seem to realize the implications. Then came "Can't Fight This Feeling." Because the first two parts of the video are hetero, there was no mistaking that final Avon/Tarrant part. Agape this wasn't. There was a sort of stunned silence, then people in the room started laughing. (There were no shrieks for the concom, so I guess no one was seriously offended!)

I also saw the same video at Mostly Eastly one year [1]. The ending was altered, however. Some squeamish soul had replaced the Avon/Tarrant part with Tarrant/Zeeona. (Apparently without Mary's permission.) It didn't work as well. The line that goes "You're a candle in the window on a cold dark winter's night" was silly used with the eye-searing, punked-out Zeeona. Candle, hah! - more like a megawatt neon sign. [2]


  1. ^ Likely 1991.
  2. ^ from Strange Bedfellows APA #4 (February 1994)