During its third season "Dynasty" finally turned into a massive hit and entered the top-5. Though it would take 2 more years for the show to reach the overall top ranking, many of the episodes (including the April 1983 season finale) were among its highest-rated ever.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
In this cutesy little video flashback from September 1985, Aaron Spelling stars are forced to promote their respective series' season premieres. Watch as "Captain Stubing" tries to get Joan Collins to reveal who died in Moldavia.
Friday, April 29, 2011
I believe most "DYNASTY" episode guides available on the web (at least on the prominent sites like imdb.com, TV.com, epguides.com, etc.) come from the same source (the defunct tvtome.com) as they all contain the same airdate errors - in fact, the official DYNASTY DVDs appear to have used the same information. Here is therefore not only a more comprehensive, but also a more accurate DYNASTY episode guide.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
You didn't think "Hoyt Parker" was the only guy going after Jason Colby? By the end of this episode of "The Colbys", shots will be fired again and this time - someone will head for the hospital and someone else will actually die.
This episode guide (which I will post in a series of nine articles) will give you a more comprehensive look at the original scheduling of DYNASTY on the ABC TV network, including all reruns, pre-emptions, day and time changes, TV Guide episode synopses, etc.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Several days ago, E! Online talked to Catherine Oxenberg, DYNASTY's "Princess of Moldavia" and the real-life daughter of Elizabeth, the Princess of Yugoslavia, about the upcoming royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Would you prefer to see a prequel "DYNASTY" movie set in the 1960s focusing on the romance between Blake and Alexis or a new series set in present time focusing on now-adult Carrington kids and our aging favorites? Here are the final poll results that I owe you from a couple of months ago along with my thoughts on the announced "DYNASTY" movie.
Today's vintage "Dynasty" article comes from 1984 when Diahann Carroll (49 at the time) joined the "riches-and-bitches soap" and People Magazine called her "the only black actress with a continuing role on a prime-time serial."
Now a couple of stills from the season 7 episode "The Ball" in which Alexis, having been inspired by Viennese parties she saw on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," throws a glitzy black and white bash at the Carrington mansion, that she famously took over from Blake (and almost dearly paid for) in the season 6 ender.
Hello again! I hope you all had a fine Easter! Starting off this week's series of post is a little video flashback to 1984 when former "Dynasty" star Al Corley (Steven #1 who was fired from "Dynasty" in 1982) released his album "Square Rooms."
Friday, April 22, 2011
Shortly before Christmas 1982, Joan Collins had already spent an entire season on ABC's "Dynasty" helping the alleged "Dallas" clone find its own distinctive tone. This People magazine article was published at that time.
Last fall, "The Colbys" star Maxwell Caulfield and his wife Juliet Mills toured Britain with their play "Bedroom Farce." On September 1, 2010 they both appeared on ITV's "Michael Ball Show" to talk about their 30-year romance and working together.
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.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Picture of the day is a behind-the-scenes shot of John James, whom his friends and colleagues affectionately called J.J. and the two grand dames of "Dynasty" - Linda Evans and Joan Collins.
Now here's a rare find - post-"Dynasty" Linda Evans chatting (in early 1989) to Regis and Kathie Lee Gifford on their ABC daytime talker about leaving the show that made her an international TV superstar.
Again, the results of a previously closed poll that I never got around to publishing - back in December I asked you what Alexis Morrel Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan And God Knows What Other Last Name was up to these days and gave you 7 options.
Actress Katharine Ross (Francesca on "The Colbys") recently asked courts to issue a restraining order against her daughter Cleo, who - as the court papers indicate - tried to kill her by stabbing her in arm with scissors.
In addition to finally seeing season 5 of "Dynasty" on region 1 DVD this summer, the fans of Joan Collins in North America will also be able to purchase the official DVDs of the mini-series she developed and starred in for CBS in 1986.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Here are a couple UPI articles released in 1983 featuring interviews with Jack Coleman who inherited the role of "Dynasty's" gay heir Steven Carrington, following Al Corley's dismissal.
Since the very first battle between Krystle and Alexis, it was clear the producers had struck gold with the chemistry between the two ladies. It is not a surprise then such confrontations became a staple on the show.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Monday, April 18, 2011
A little treat for all of you Joan Collins fans out there keeping track of the Queen of Dynasty (take that, Esther!) - a collection of her most recent public appearances, including one from only 10 days ago.
Today's DYNASTY pic of the day is a still released in the spring of 1982 to promote the season 2 episode "The Baby" in which Linda Evans and Joan Collins made TV history when they beat each other up in front of millions of shocked (and fascinated) viewers.
Back in October, I started yet another one of my re-edited "Dynasty" video series (that I used to post on my original YouTube channel) now exclusively for this blog and focusing on Heather Locklear's character Sammy Jo (or Samantha, as she wanted to be known in season 3).
Last year, I posted an article taken from Orange County, a lifestyle magazine for the region known as The O.C, focusing on Dynasty's John James. Now, here's another article from the same magazine with John Forsythe on the cover.
CBS Home Video has finally set the date for the long-awaited release of season 5 of "Dynasty" on region 1 DVD (in North America), about one year after the same season was released in Europe.
Friday, April 15, 2011
"The Colbys" and "Dynasty" star Emma Samms, whom we don't get to see too often on TV these days, made an appearance on a talk show in the UK three weeks ago to reminisce about the good old days of sequins and hairspray.