Gordon Thomson comes out and trashes nuDynasty

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  1. Gatsbyesque

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    But still, it's what the show tried to use to cement him as the show's nucleus. His patriarchal gaze defined everything . Alexis was the "bad woman" who was disrupting the natural order of a world over which HE presided.

    Haha, but that's not how he viewed himself. Not how the brass viewed him. And not how he's discussed in relation to the show's legacy. Forsythe is the father of the Dynasty and established the company around which the majority of the cast base their lives. If that didn't lead to some sort of continued "presence," however allegorical, in a continuation, I would have been surprised. But I guess we'll never know now.

    I have to add that we knew far less about Roger, but he still had the power to haunt the series.

    I don't think it would be difficult at all. It fits the basic structure of the show, to me. I actually think it's a more obvious route to take... I don't give myself that much credit. lol
     
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    I do think he was in love with Linda (and no less in love with his wife) and that she was smitten with him. If it were socially acceptable, they three would've lived happily ever after (until Linda met Yanni). I'm not sorry. I said it!!!!
     
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    The two minute scene was probably Kirby calling Alexis to pseudo-apologize and ask for a meeting. I feel like that needlessly happened more than once leading up to the "I'm gonna shoot you / wait, no I'm not" scene.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I would have watched a continuation series, naturally. If it has something to do with Dynasty I'll watch it.
    It's just that I find the TNT Dallas legacy/continuation far more convincing.
    Surely it must be possible to do both, the question is - who wants to do it?
     
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    According to people "in the know" here it's an impossibility. The brass don't want anything to do with a sequel. Nothing at all.

    And a doomed redux retroactively justifies the position.
     
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    I understand. I'd want to see any interview I hadn't as well.
    However, although I do still have it (still have the original VHS if you can believe that, it's on the same tape as the Knots Landing season ender where Val found the twins, transmitted the same day) I don't have the means to upload it and even if I did, I.probably wouldn't simply because I'm hyper aware of copyright infringement laws having known somebody that FACT actually tried to prosecute.

    I could maybe try to do a transcript if that would be of any interest?
     
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    As I said as many times as Alexis has been married, any show worth its writing team would never have accepted such demands from the actors. That they did was part of the ever-growing list of the show's problems

    Was there really a triangle in Dynasty past season 2? They made it so obvious after season 3 that Blake would never ever have anything to do with Alexis
     
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    Alexis disagreed.
     
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    I've heard of a method where you can transfer VHS stuff to DVDs and other such stuff, except I've never looked into it, so I wouldn't know where to begin. But regarding the copyright stuff, you could always just email the video file to anyone who wanted to see it.

    But a transcript would do very nicely. At least then we'd know what they'd say to one another. :)
     
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    Sure was: Fallon/Jeff/Kirby; Jeff/Kirby/Adam; Blake/Krystle/Daniel/Ashley; Fallon/Jeff/SammyJo; Fallon/Jeff/Leslie; Steven/Claudia/Adam; Amanda/Clay/SammyJo; Amanda/Michael/Elena; etc.
     
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    I think he meant between Blake/Krystle/Alexis?
     
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    Don't forget Rita!
     
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    I actually did think of her, but by that time I was too tired and lazy from listing all those other triangles. :lol:

    Oh. Well there was the Singapore incident...
     
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    I was going to say too little too late, but it wasn't even too little thanks to John Forsythe's ridiculous rule. Plus, frankly, by that time Dex was a much more appropriate match for Alexis than geriatric Blake. Anyway, as @Alexis explained, that is the triangle I was referencing, because I think that is the one @Snarky's Ghost was referring to as well discussing the strong initial trio.

    I think by season 5 they should have been planning to pass the baton. But before I develop that line of thinkng, there are a couple of threads I have not read, one about Paulsen taking over earlier and one about season 10, so once I dive into these I will come back with more. :D
     
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    That's it. The magic replacement triangle: Rita, Kirby and PeeWee.

    DYNASTY would still be on today... Oops, I guess it is.
     
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    That would have been awesome! Although I'd prefer Rita, Leslie and Peter.
     
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    But what do we do with poor Nicole Simpson??

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    She was eaten by a giant carnivorous plant during hers and Jeff's jungle adventure.
    Correction: raped, and then eaten (which is always the best way to make evidence disappear).
     
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