Fallmont spin-off?

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  1. Rita Leslie

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    The Fallmont's have always seemed like a very forced storyline to me. Just like the Colby's they appeared from nowhere then we're everywhere. They had storylines that had nothing to do with the Carrington's or the Colby's.
    So were the writers hoping for a spin-off?
    It seems like more than just a coincidence that the Fallmont's were all about politics and the very moment they were written out of the show Blake and Alexis we're running for governor.
     
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    We had THE COLBYS.

    We thought THOSE DAMNED FALLMONTS was a good idea -- fleshing out the cast with such luminaries as Pia Zadora, Norman Fell and Adrian Zmed.

    The spin-off EVEN THE HORSES WERE HOMOSEXUAL was considered, all about Walter Lankershim's romance with Hilda Gunnerson on their ranch at the foot of the Great Tetons.

    Only THE COLBYS was greenlighted. THOSE DAMNED FALLMONTS fell apart due to budget issues (Zmed asked for too much money). And Dale Robertson, despite the heterosexual romance angle of HORSES, still found the project too fey and walked away from it.

    But you've probably heard all that already anyway.

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    I honestly don't think they had enough story for a spin-off, and certainly not after Emily had died.
    But for a while they seemed more dysfunctional than the Carringtons.

    I think the Fallmont sons should have been twins (real twin actors).
     
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    And they should have looked like the Dolan twins and - of course - would be both gay! Poor, poor Buck! :( :D
     
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    They could be named Nolan & Dolan. Or Mitch & Macho.
     
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    I don't think they came out of nowhere in the sense that they didn't fit (in the sense that we had never heard of them before I agree with you). The team in charge did a lot of things right for season 6B after gloriously botching 6A. When they brought in Ben, they had the good instinct to bring in a whole branch of characters and plots connected to him (something they did not do for Dominique). While the fleshing out of some of these characters (I am looking at you Buck) was weak enough to bring the whole branch down, the history and the complications (from the fire to the potential Ted paternity issue) were right on the money. But as we discussed in another thread, the show had another of its usual 180 degree turns and dumped the Fallmonts one after the other before eventually dumping Dominique and Ben as well. I think there should have been another spin-off titled Highlander: Carrington where there in the end there could only be one surviving sibling among Tom's children.
     
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    Or Willie and Billie :p
     
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    Perry & Mason?
     
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    I always wondered about that scene at the beginning of season 6, after Blakes first telephone encounter with Jason.
    He sadly looks at a picture of his mum and says "My god Ben, what have you done?"
    So --- was that scene inserted last minute into this early s6 episode AFTER the retooling? Or did they plan the whole Ben/Mother/fire thing originally all along?
     
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    Benson & Hedges

    (Benson = Ben's son, HA! :D)
     
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    Fudge & Fondant
     
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    Okay, you won! Fudge and Fondant Fallmont, that's hilarious - and sooo Dynasty! :lol:

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    Connie also asks about Ben when she dances with Blake. In an interview regarding season 6 (before the season started) Shapiro talked about the Colbys and about plans for Dynasty, and she said that they also plan to introduce the audience to the idea of Ben. And after discussing Joel and Rita and what not, she mentioned "and we also drop hints about Blake's brother who might appear if things need to get more interesting." I always thought it very weird to have a back up plan for boredom for the #1 show. I am assuming the plan was to have Ben appear closer to (or at) the cliffhanger but they sped things up.
     
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    Was that in a paper or a TV interview? Oh i'd love to see/read interviews like that one of her. Just for laughs. :D
     
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    That's great, thank you! :)
     

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