After all, Dynasty was so outrageously popular, and it must have been clear from the start that The Colbys was going to be something very similar. Or was it one big happy family, as this picture seems to suggest? The Carringtons did not have to welcome just one new castmember, but an entire new family. So, in a way, I can understand why Joan Collins didn't want to have anything to do with it, although I'm not sure if she was actually asked to appear on The Colbys. And to be honest, I don't think that every actor from the parent show should guest star on the new Dynasty. It could have confused the audience! Do you think that the concept of The Colbys was thought through? Was it what it was supposed to be? Could it be similar enough and different enough at the same time? I'm not sure if another "industry" would have made any difference, since very little detail went into those storylines. Come to think of it, how much oil was there on The Colbys? They had The Gallery, the IMOS project, Dominique's record company, Zach's tankers...so, actually, they were all very busy doing their business (except Bliss, and she complained about it. But with a mother like Sable and a sister like Monica I thought it was understandable). Personally I think The Colbys was a lush and excellent melodrama, and more 1950s than Dynasty.