Friday, April 22, 2011
Happy Easter, everyone! Posting will be light over the next few days, but I will try to add a few items. First, here's a large picture of the cast of the 1991 Reunion mini-series.
Esther Shapiro said at the time the producers wanted to focus on the core family which is why some of the popular characters (like Diahann Carroll's Dominique) were not a part of "The Reunion."
That certainly made the return of Kathleen Beller as Kirby and Maxwell Caulfied as Miles surprising. More astonishing however was the casting of Robin Sachs as Gordon Thomson's replacement.
Allegedly, Thomson's working schedule clashed with the filming dates for "The Reunion" and Aaron Spelling was not willing to accommodate the actor.
Similar attitude of course led to the re-casting of Catherine Oxenberg several years before that and we all know how that ended.
Finally, though it was great to see Al Corley back in the role of Steven Carrington, his return made little sense, since the character's recasting in 1982 was originally explained with plastic surgery.
If only they didn't bother to go through all that trouble (like years later with Fallon, who simply re-appeared in Emma Samms' body).
Check out DYNASTY REUNION article from People Magazine I posted previously.