Did DYNASTY miss the train...?

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  1. Snarky's Ghost

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    GIANT starts out with Rock Hudson on a train.

    PEYTON PLACE and DARK SHADOWS start out with their first scene on a train.

    BIG VALLEY's first episode has Jarrod on a train as Heath, on horseback, rushes to beat it to the crossing.

    DALLAS has Bobby and Pam symbolically drive over a railroad track on their way to Southfork.

    Was there a train in the pilot of DYNASTY? Even a fleeting one? Was the series' karma thrown off without it?

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    Heck, DOWNTON ABBEY started off with Mr. Bates on a train! What is up with trains being the start of a series?
     
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  3. Tony

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    Trains symbolically suggest a long journey which is why those series started with one.

    Also they represent the phallus which is why Billy Dee had one in his opening credits as a nod to the myth about black men.
     
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    What myth? :confused:

    :D
     
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    And should Krystle have gone back to Dayton, Ohio in season 4? And take the train like Barbara Parkins did in Valley Of The Dolls?
    And then, back in Ohio, wandering about and looking all pensive and a little sad? And then, when the old neighbour's old dog approaches her, a melancholic smile on her face?
    Torn between the old world and the new world, both without wonderful prospects.

    That would be so sad and beautiful.
     
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    But noooo...let's stuff her in that skank-trash excuse for a hotel.

    Yeah, that was very sad.
     
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    I do want Sable to tell Fallon, however, all about Cecil's first wife, Choo-Choo Colby, who was killed, horrifically decapitated, at a Colorado railroad crossing (symbolic of her inability to assimilate into high society) not far from Cecil's Nine Oaks estate; a "dancer" by trade, some suspected her of participating in planning the ghastly 1959 knife murder by a vagrant on the steps of the Denver Opera House of the mother of Jason and Constance and Cecil and Philip, causing many to blame Cecil for the death -- and others to suspect Choo-Choo's accident seven years later was no accident at all.

    Alexis and Choo-Choo in happier times:
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    NuDynasty's on a train as well. A train to nowhere...
     
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    Yeah, from my experience, it's largely a fact.

    Genitalia caught in the axle:
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    I would have loved to have seen Spelling's face at the suggestion of shooting on a train. Or a story arc involving a train. For Dynasty the only train that would suffice would be The Orient Express.
     
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    Maybe the Moldavian Massacre should've instead been on a train?
     
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    The Moldavia Crossing.
     
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    Of course, with the terrorists invading the train and shooting wildly, the train goes off the rails (symbolic) and crashes in a huge explosion (everyone still gets out with fabulous hair in the tense season opener).
     
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    And the Moldavian Crown Jewels which were being smuggled out of the country somehow land in Alexis's carriage, actually on her. All over her.
     
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    Trainwrecknasty
    The train disaster should have happened on Falcon Crest.
    The plain would crash in Italy, they'd bury a few characters and then take the deadly virus train to that special place where they were going to scatter Julia's ashes.
    They'd bury a few other characters, scatter the ashes and return home just in time for the California earthquake.
     
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    I thought it was a certifiable train wreck.
     
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    Only if then they had helicopters in the aftermath! :D
     
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    Only if they crash into the train wreck after the terrorists have invaded.
     
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