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Was The Colbys a flop?

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  1. Willie Oleson

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    They had a vision
    [​IMG]
    but everyone hated that too. Sometimes it's just impossible to please the audience.
     
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    Melissa Agretti should have seen that UFO, circa S7.
     
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    I wanted the Colbys on DYNASTY for several weeks before spinning off, and we get to learn Constance was involved in peripherally in the planning the recent massacre in Moldavia.

    And when she dies, there's a video will where she calls select persons "whores, you dirty whores!"
    Like, totally.
     
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    No-one, not even an alien, is going to abduct that hysterical bitch.
     
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    But they just might -- if they made her that way!
    :omg:
     
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    Falcon Crest was written by aliens?
     
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    Shouldn’t that read, “presumed dead recast second cousin shows up with amnesia married to her second cousin who happens to be your double first cousin who is already as closely related to you as a half-sibling before he turns out to be your half-sibling?”
     
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    From season 7 on ... yes. And the translation to human language made it suffer even further.
     
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    Listen, I have to give credit to the aliens: whatever the human doctors were not able to do for Fallon, the Martians delivered when they brought her back to earth on DYNASTY.

    Another Sophia Lauren award winner.
    But I can't imagine anyone else as Angela Channing, much as I respect Stanwyck.
     
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    Actually this was an unexpected shocking twist, as the UFO was supposed to take Francesca.
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    But her plan was unintentionally sabotaged by Phillip and the alien took Fallon instead.
    If that doesn't prove how magnificent The Colbys was then I don't know what does.
     
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    Shouldn’t that read “the UFO was supposed to take Fallon’s first cousin once removed ascending and occasional mother-in-law and former aunt (by marriage) Francesca”?
     
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    https://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/the-colbys/200574/

    The Colbys
    • 1985
    • 2 SEASONS
    • ABC
    • DRAMA, SPIN-OFF
    A bloated `Dynasty' spin-off about members of California's wealthy Colby clan. Aaron Spelling filled the show with fading film stars and buff bods, but never captured the campy magic and majesty of the original show. On the air for only two seasons and with occasionally wacky story lines (Fallon's alien abduction, for one), fans rejoiced when, after the series' demise, much of the cast was incorporated into `Dynasty.'
     
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    The fact that it ran for two full seasons would scream notflop to me. Like having two or three episodes, and then being retooled for some airdate in the. Or a post nucler fallout Debver where Blake hides the surving relatives in his mansion..or has Sammy Jo board them at the stables
     
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    Flops are pulled after the second episode: After an hour if youre Heather graham working for ABC
     
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    A flop? I guess not in the eyes of those who made The Colbys the
    People's Choice award winner in 1986 in the
    Favorite New TV Dramatic Program category.
     
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    Why do my punctuation marks keep vanishing?
     
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    These awards are based on Gallup polls (or to be accurate, they were back then). So the March 1986 award was based on polls taken by the end of 1985. Given that DYNASTY was the #1 show the previous season, it makes sense that the brand spin-off the Colbys was an eagerly anticipated show. I actually was excited when reading about it.
    For the record, the other two nominees did not have brand recognition: 'The Equalizer' and 'Moonlighting.' But they both run for two more seasons than the Colbys, and Moonlighting was quite the industry and critics' darling in its first two seasons. And it made a star of Bruce Willis.
     
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    Stanwyck took the role because her house burned down the year before and she wanted to make a lot of money very quickly. Which she did.
     
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    Look at how this scene is perfectly staged for Sable's jewelry to almost distract from the Travilla-style chapeau
     
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    Lol, why did they call her that? She wasn't fat. It was just her boobs.

    And the aliens actually tried a personality graft/transplant on her. Emma's Fallon started getting better with season 8, and was amazing with season 9 (when the transplant reached its fullest potential)

    Stop bashing Nu Dynasty please. I am the only one allowed to trash it :D

    Maxwell can do me anytime. Oh, sorry, was I thinking that out loud?

    I still think he'd be a great guest in Nu Dynasty, as Ben Carrington.
     
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