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Real name: Sam (Samudee)
Member Since: 06/29/2011
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Reviews by Sam KW

July 1981: Starsky goes undercover and things go wrong in unexpected ways. Can Hutch learn to love a different kind of Starsky?



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Author Chose No Category
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: Chaos Universe
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 101349 - Hits: 4079
Complete?: Yes - Published: 02/01/2013 - Last Updated: 02/01/2013
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 05/22/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Fractures

God, Keri!

I'm speechless. This story has turned my world upside down. I couldn't stop until I got to the end. I gasped, cried, sighed, and just couldn't do anything else until I read all of it. This is so perfect. The dialogue and characters are perfectly 100% them. The angst and hurt the boys go through, and the love between them that remains intact through all those 'fractures' is so remarkable and just makes everything right.

I LOVE reading angsty stories that brings out their love and commitment to each other and no one else. I LOVE when what they have between them is not tainted by them, and that they stay true to each ther NO MATTER WHAT! Ah, Keri, this story is such a gem. Thank you, thank you, thank you a million times for sharng it.



Author's Response:

Hi Sam,

I've only just discovered this! Belated thanks for your lovely feedback. I'm so glad you liked the story and that the dialogue and characters rang true. Thanks for writing and letting me know!

Keri

 

 

If I lay here, if I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Vid
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 333 - Hits: 79
Complete?: Yes - Published: 01/04/2014 - Last Updated: 01/04/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 02/04/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Chasing Cars

Aw, Laura! This vid has everything in it- the very essence of the boys and their love; the hardships they had to go through and what became of them at the end. It's so beautiful. I'm in tears! 



Author's Response:

Oh, thank you! *offers tissues*. So glad to hear it moved you!

Who's gonna pay attention to your dreams?
And who's gonna plug your ears when you scream?



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Vid
Warnings: None

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 171 - Hits: 76
Complete?: Yes - Published: 01/04/2014 - Last Updated: 01/04/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 02/04/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Drive

It just occured to me that most of your vids are my very favourite songs. :) Drive is one of those, and I always pictured the guys with this song. I was thinking of a vid for it when I came across yours. This is fantastic! Perfect!



Author's Response:

Oh, thank you so much! I love this song too!

Written for S&H Big Bang 2014: SH Present Tense.

Cover Art by mella68.

Starsky & Hutch mysteriously get transported to 2013 Los Angeles.  Everything becomes all mixed up when Hutch is the one to fall in love with the technology, while Starsky becomes immersed in gay rights and causes.

Note: Author considers this AU as well, due to aging of other characters in the 1970s Starsky & Hutch universe.  Also, Starsky & Hutch's jurisdiction has been expanded for believability in this story.

Podfic by Laura McEwan: You can download the podfic of Flash Drive, read by Laura McEwan here.

 



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: AU Alternate Universe, Big Bang 2014
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 13034 - Hits: 722
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/07/2014 - Last Updated: 03/07/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 03/14/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Flash Drive

Flash Drive! :) I thoght it had to do something with a USB drive :D

Great story, HL! It was interesting to see that Hutch was the one embracing modern tech. I alwasy pictured Starsky to be the one who'd get obsessed wth this as he can find all the information he needs through the internet instead of those books of his!

I love the Artwork! Very appropriate! Beautifuly done, mella!

 

Written for S&H Big Bang 2014: SH Present Tense.

Cover art by Duluthgirl

After a well-known car dealer's wife is raped and murdered, Starsky and Hutch go after the suspects armed with only a picture of a silver boot tip. The car dealer has an agenda of his own and nearly derails the investigation when he refuses to cooperate. Why would he try to prevent the police from charging his wife's murderers?

A Texas Longhorn Reboot



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Big Bang 2014, Episode Related
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 19259 - Hits: 914
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/13/2014 - Last Updated: 03/14/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 03/14/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Blurred Lines

"He and Hutch had gotten tattoos from the talented artist about a year ago. Starsky had a star on his left flank, Hutch a moon on his right. When they lay pressed together in bed, the celestial bodies aligned" - This is what I liked the  most. Fits perfectly, Dawn, and a really clever and beautiful thought!

And Duluth- Beautiful Artwork, as usual! :)



Author's Response:

Aww, thanks. I do have a kink for tattoos. I had to put that in.

An unpublished "open letter" written in 1977 'defending' "Starsky and Hutch."



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Non-Fiction
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1149 - Hits: 387
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/21/2014 - Last Updated: 08/24/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 08/25/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Open Letter

"If anyone is interested" ? OMG! You kidding me? Please please pease! Do share your thoughts, experiences, stories with us. This is wonderful!



Author's Response:

Thanks for the input, Sam. I really appreciate it. And I will keep sharing (couldn't stop now if I tried). I have 3 "chapters" of recollections nearly ready and will be posting them, hopefully this week. In the meantime, as soon as Flamingo has had a chance to validate them, you'll be seeing two of my stories/scripts.


NOTE: This is a script treatment, a story with only partial dialog, no scene changes and little ‘direction.’ Some directorial instructions are included, in caps, but, hopefully, they will be self-explanatory. Character names are in capital letters the first time they appear.

Starsky and Hutch are involved in a serious traffic accident and, while waiting for help, relive a lot of memories, good and bad, sweet and sad.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Action/Adventure, Episode Related
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 3057 - Hits: 181
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/31/2014 - Last Updated: 09/01/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 09/02/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Remember?

Dear Pat,

This would have been the perfect recap episode of the best moments in the series where they say everything with so little words! God, that scene of yours-

S: "I have never said it. Have I?"

H: "You have said it"

Gives me goosebumps! Starsky has said it. Not in words, but yes, he has! And Hutch knows! Jeez! This is just perfect!

And a those other scenes where they remember what they have been through - and the scenario of them talking aout Starsky's mother is so appropriate. I love it! Just like Starsky tell Hutch to not to tear a shirt hi smother has given Hutch :) Thats so very like him! And Hutch's answer!!!!! Jeez!

Thank you, Pat! Thank you so very much. Hope to read more of these! :)



Author's Response:

Thank YOU, Sam, for taking the time to write and for all the kind words. Those responses are exactly what I was hoping to evoke with this treatment: all the times each one has "told" the other things; all the scrapes they'd been through, and gotten out of. Still, I tried to balance it with a little of the wonderful humor of the series: Starsky's mother, dunning each other about each other's car; fun stuff to balance the nearly-lost-you-this-time-partner sequences. It would've been a terrific episode, if only........ I will be posting more stories and Recollections but this is the only "bottle" treatment I ever wrote. Thanks again, I really appreciate your feedback, Pat

This is the first of my memories of what it was like being a part, however peripherally, of Starsky and Hutch, 2nd through 4th seasons. This one is an overall view, and entirely my POV.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Non-Fiction
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2202 - Hits: 207
Complete?: Yes - Published: 08/31/2014 - Last Updated: 09/01/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 09/21/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Recollections I

Oh, Pat! This is somewhat heart breaking- I had heard the fact that originally, Hutch was to be the main character and Starsky his 'side-kick' - But Paul and David are just brilliant. Their effort/acting and the togetherness never reflects anything like that. They were one item!

And then... although Hutch is 'mean' to Starsky in many episodes, he really makes it feel that it's not out of true malice- It feels more like he's plainly teasig him wih an underlying case of Hutchinson-meanness that's inherent to him. And the way Starsky reacts to him makes us feel that he 'knows' Hutch very well and he understands his actions and doesn't really get hurt by it- Not in the way the prducers wanted him to be. God! No wonder they didn't want this to continue. It was in every true sense "Me and Thee" for them.

Thank you for sharing this information. It really shows how much they had to go thorugh to make this an success, and boy, wasn't it a success! The ony show that had stayed with me for 30 years. The only two people I've never stopped loving. No wonder we all fell for thse guys. What you've revealed here shows why. True friendship!



Author's Response:

THANK YOU so much, Sam. Believe me, it was tough to watch so many people try to tear them apart. The 'nasty' lines and 'meanness' were the writers' and producers' tools, but the boys invested the words with love and understanding. Those same lines and scenes, with different actors, would have resulted in a very different series. And I believe all the difficulties drew them closer together; yes, truly it was 'me and thee.' I hope you'll read my Wrap Party recollections, I think you'll like the image. Thanks again for taking the time to write. Pat 

This is my memory of a VerySpecial Few Minutes during Stasrky & Hutch's 3rd season wrap party.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Non-Fiction
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 1098 - Hits: 210
Complete?: Yes - Published: 09/03/2014 - Last Updated: 09/11/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 09/21/2014 Title: Chapter 1: Recollections III - Wrap Party

OMG! you have me in tears. This is why we love them so much. They do truly love each other. Pat, this is the best gift you could've ever given us! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! This is somethng I'm going to read over and over again and hold close to my heart.



Author's Response:

Oh, Sam, I just wrote a response to your review of Recollections I, hoping you'd read this one. I just knew you'd enjoy "seeing" that magic moment. As I told another reviewer, I'm so very glad to be able to share that night with people who understand. Thank you soooooooooo much! If you haven't yet read Meri Shainblatt's "Drug of Choice" you should (it's on this site). They really did sing love songs to each other. They really did. Thanks again, and you are more than welcome! Pat

Some previously undisclosed background on "Partners," a few thoughts on "Stand-ins and Stunt Doubles" as well as "Syndication," then my memories of being there for the tag of "Sweet Revenge"



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Gen
Characters: None
Genre: Non-Fiction
Warnings: No Warnings Needed

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2668 - Hits: 189
Complete?: Yes - Published: 09/14/2014 - Last Updated: 09/14/2014
Reviewer: Sam KW Signed
Date: 01/11/2015 Title: Chapter 1: Recollections IV - Part 2

Haven't had a chance to read anything leisurely for a long time, and got to some, today. :)

You know- I didn't 'hate' the 'Partners' ep, but I really didn't like it, either. I didnt think much into Hutch's meanness- it was just a trick, which wasn't a very 'nice' one, but... anyway... I just couldn't stop laughing when I saw how mad Starsky got when he heard of Hutch's fake amnesia. it was all together very funny and I never thought more than that.

But... the script you had posted here- your version of the story for Partners would've been the best of everthing because it rally sowed what the friendship between them was.

And, Pat, I just realized what you've said here- "They are FINALLY in bed together, and going to get WET" Oh, My Goodness! :D Why didnt I see those two facts TOGETHER, before? You ARE soooo right! Telling us what might have been of their relationsip thereafter, eh? Well... a girl can dream! :) Thank you again for this wonderful recap of events. There's so much to read...



Author's Response:

Agreed, Sam, time to read anything for pleasure just seems to be getting less and less, doesn't it? And there's always so much more to read! I think, having had to read the original script for 'Partners' and being so involved in the whole production, made me hate that script more than I probably should have. Oh well... I'm glad you enjoyed my version. I probably wouldn't have put the two things together either, since I never took part in the gay-straight debate about their partnership, except that it was all the crew could talk about that night. And they were having such fun with the idea. Just a little tidbit to put in your memory book. Yes, a girl can definitely dream! And then write those dreams. Don't stop writing, Sam, I love your stories. Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. I really appreciate it. Pat