July 12, 1991 |
For a while, fans of the quirky but ill-fated TV series "Twin Peaks" believed they'd have one last taste of the town's famous cherry pie, coffee and inbred relationships, in the form of a big-screen movie version. That was the hope, at least, after ABC-TV canceled the prime-time soap opera in May. But on Thursday, creators David Lynch, Mark Frost and their Lynch/Frost Prods. said that the movie version is off.
March 28, 1991 |
A series of off-beat commercials for the ABC-TV show "Twin Peaks" that posed the much asked question, "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" walked off with the West Coast's most prestigious advertising award Wednesday evening. The win marks the first time in the 25-year history of the annual Belding Awards competition that the coveted "sweepstakes" prize for the best TV advertising campaign was not won by an agency. The 1990 prize was claimed by ABC Television's on-air promotion unit.
March 25, 1991 |
They blew in on the gust of a wintry storm only to find it was standing room only in the Mar T Cafe. Old men in parkas and work boots, British travel agents in tweed coats, teen-agers in leather jackets, sneakers and T-shirts--all of them waving off menus because they knew exactly what they wanted. "Cup of joe and cherry pie, please," they chirped to a busy team of waitresses who knew that already. "We call 'em 'Peakers,' " said waitress Susie Graves, 34.
February 23, 1991 |
David Lynch and Mark Frost, creators and executive producers of the weird and meandering--and low-rated--"Twin Peaks," called upon what remains of the show's loyal fans Friday to call, fax, write and otherwise cajole ABC into returning the series to the air--preferably on Wednesday nights.
November 12, 1990 |
Mr. Peaks speaks. . . . ABC's baffling, frustrating, exasperating, irritating, bewitching, teasing "Twin Peaks" finally made good on its promise to reveal the identity of Laura Palmer's killer Saturday. And yes, just as I thought: Laura was murdered by Bob, the evil alter ego of Laura's father, Leland Palmer.
October 17, 1990
Ratings for ABC's "Twin Peaks" remain dismal; it attracted only 17% of the audience watching TV last Saturday night--causing concern among its fans that it's headed for early cancellation. That's unlikely for three reasons. One is that show's core audience, although relatively small, is dominated by the young, big-spending viewers sought by advertisers. Also, ABC reportedly has promised to relocate "Twin Peaks" should its Saturday night time slot prove lethal. Finally, aborting the series before December almost surely would leave the mysterious murder of Laura Palmer unsolved and, as a result, frustrate and enrage the show's viewers.