Discussion in 'Dynasty' started by Gabriel Maxwell, Jan 16, 2019.
A positive review for the infamous The Colbys cliffhanger:
From what I've heard (from Joan and Nolan interviews) once the biggees -- Elizabeth and Raquel -- turned them down, and they realized Sophia was going to cost too much when they saw that Alexis would be needed for the entire 22 episodes of Season 2 instead of just six episodes, Esther and ABC then decided on Jessica Walter. But Aaron, having just used Joan in the Cleopatra role on FANTASY ISLAND, became convinced that Collins was the right casting.
ABC executives at first sneered, perhaps having just seen Joan in THE STUD played endlessly on early-cable TV, and didn't want that "hack actress," and then they suddenly became concerned about Joan's age (even though she was the same age as Taylor and Loren --- but of course nowhere near as famous).
But Aaron and Esther "had all summer to fight for Joan" because of the 1981 writers' strike, and once the network gave up and Collins was hired, the network was subsequently very pleased when they saw the rough cut of Alexis' courtroom testimony.
Wow. The article talked about immediately bringing Sable over to DYNASTY. Which makes it even stupider that they didn't do that till the following year.
I knew at the time they wouldn't.
Yeah... Thankfully, Paulsen stepped in. If DYNASTY never got the 10th season it deserved, then at least its final year was a great one.
I believe that is from Soap Opera Digest.
From the Denver Mirror:
Nicole De Vilbis and Monica Colby's sordid pop past?
But is it our Tracy Scoggins? It could only be the girl in the black leather(ish) outfit. According to wiki (who does not mention any records) Tracy did some modelling in Europe around that time.
Should have been on the wall at Titania Records!
Per IMDB it is indeed her:
I guess it's never really been brought up a lot because they've been called Phantasm and not Fantasm.
Billy Dee Williams, Maxwell Caulfield and Tracy Scoggins appeared together in the 1993 film "Alien Intruder".
Tracy Scoggins, Dale Robertson and J. Eddie Peck appeared on both "Dynasty" and "Dallas".
Maxwell and Tracy have a sex scene together. Talk about twincest. ^^
Tracy Scoggins would appear in anything whenever she can show some cleavage...
"Hmm...I need some inspiration to play Monica Colby...
Such a nice girl is so hard for me to find..."
IMDb rating: 3,8
So now we know what The Colbys season 3 would have been like - a cheesy rescue mission to free Fallon from the spaceship (prediction: Brady dies).
Twist #1: the aliens were hired by Sable. Twist #2: they were supposed to abduct Frankie.
"E.T. Phone Whore..."
Helmut Berger invited 20 friends to a dinner at (now-defunct) Trader Vic's in Los Angeles in late 1983 to celebrate when his original DYNASTY contract for a handful of appearances was renewed for an additional 10 episodes. Fortunately (for most of us) there had been no similar causes for celebration beyond that night.
A month before DYNASTY's renewal for a 9th season had been announced, ABC President Brandon Stoddard said in an interview the show was likely to return as he believed it managed to "turn the corner a bit" during the recently completed 1987/1988 season.
When DYNASTY producers hired Terri Garber to, as they put it, "bring zest to the show", she had a 6-month old baby at home. The child's father, a crew member on "North & South" mini-series became stay-at-home dad, while mommy spent 1987 playing Leslie Carrington.
In a late 1986 interview, Jack Coleman expressed carefully worded frustration with working on DYNASTY. "Often it's very frustrating," he said. "Most of the scenes in DYNASTY are very short and very choppy. There's a lot of story line and it's got to keep moving. So, they don't write it, the way most actors would want to play it." The actor however praised the producers for accommodating his busy schedule while performing in the 1986 production of "Bouncers" at the now-defunct Tiffany Theater on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. John Forsythe, Linda Evans, Joan Collins, Emma Samms, Michael Nader and Pamela Sue Martin all attended a special invitation-only performance of "Bouncers" in November of that year as a sign of support for their DYNASTY co-star.
In a February 1985 interview (shortly after his infamous kiss with Linda Evans aired on DYNASTY) Rock Hudson said in an interview: "Everybody asks about my health. All the damn time. Is there some kind of damn conspiracy going on here? 'You've lost weight', they say. Of course I've lost weight. I've been trying to lose weight since I was 24. I am now at the weight I should be - 198. I've been at 220 most of my career and holding in my stomach is a bore, especially when you're in a fight."
I wonder if there were photos of that, but mostly because I'd love to see PSM and ES together for a picture.
It's kind of strange that the two Fallon's met with the rest of the cast there. I wonder if it was as awkward as when Fallon #2 met Amanda #2 on the show?
Of course not. Neither of them had any clunky dialogue that they had to memorize and spew out at each other.
PSM: So you're the new Fallon, huh? What're they making you do?
PSM: ....Is that it?
PSM: ....Dodged a bullet there, didn't I?
Frankie and King Galen were once involved: Katharine Ross and Joel Fabiani were married from 1960 to 1962.
Laurence Heath, the head writer in season 7 of DYNASTY (1986/1987) who also penned the script for Joan Collins' 1986 mini-series SINS, murdered his wife Dolores in 1963. He originally went by the name Leonard Heideman. He was declared legally insane and spent a little over a year in a mental institution. By the summer of 1964 he was declared cured and released from hospital. He then changed his name to Laurence Heath and resumed his career with Mission Impossible and many other series over the next few decades . But his demons eventually caught up with him and he committed suicide in early 2007.
As many as 3 DYNASTY actors got to play C.C. Capwell, the family patriarch on the new daytime soap opera SANTA BARBARA when it launched in the summer of 1984. Lloyd Bochner (Cecil Colby) was in the promos, but requested to leave the series before it even premiered due to "creative differences" (he actually suffered a heart attack). Peter Mark Richman (Andrew Laird) agreed to take over the role, but only for a limited time (from the July 30th premiere till September 12, 1984). Then Paul Burke (Neal McVane) stepped in, but left by October 18 to "pursue other opportunities" (he hated the dialogue). Finally, Charles Bateman managed to last in the role for over a year, until Jed Allen made it his own till the series finale in 1993.
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