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  1. Another World

    "Hiya, Iris!"
  2. Days: August 2018 Discussion Thread

    Thanks goodness you weren't watching in the '90s and '00s.
  3. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    A Martinez appears in two or three episodes of this season's Queen of the South on USA. He's still got the unfortunate chin-pubes he was sporting on DAYS.
  4. All "Unmasked" Moments in Soaps

    It cracked me up when "Don" peeled off his mask and lost six inches in height.
  5. Favorite Soap Opera Sets

    The Horton House has been on the past few days — apparently Abigail and Chad now live there. Am I mistaken in remembering that the floors have always been carpeted? They’re now wood.
  6. The soap opera writers' discussion

    I think that's the case for all soaps the last 20 years or so -- the stories and production values are so bad, affection for the characters is pretty much all that's left. I don't blame the writers completely, the handicaps -- from network interference to performer guarantees -- have become pretty much insurmountable.
  7. Days: July 2018 Discussion Thread

    That was so weird. In one scene, the Carver bunch say they're going to the cemetery for the burial. In the next, they're laying roses on the rim of a tree retaining wall in Horton Square. Granted, it was next to the plaque honoring Tom and Alice, but there was no dialogue explaining the gesture.
  8. Proposed Soaps Over The Years

    Soap actor/writer Richard Backus: Michael (Malone) and Josh (Griffith) were developing a late-night soap opera for the Fox Network to be broadcast at 11 pm. It would compete with the late-night talk shows and news programs and would offer a great alternative to those two genres. It was to be set in New Orleans and entitled 13 Bourbon Street. They very much wanted me to write for them, and I convinced the new executive producer at OLTL to let me out of my contact to join them. A cast was hired, a pilot was shot, a studio in Queens was rented, sets were built, and then the executive at the Fox Network who had hired Michael and Josh was,himself, fired and his replacement had to prove that everything his predecessor had okayed was worthless, so he canned the idea of the late-night soap. For a while, he decided it would be a primetime (once a week) show and we switched gears to write a weekly show. Then, after we'd written several episodes, he dumped the whole idea. It was a costly decision as something along the lines of $13 million dollars had been spent on cast, sets, etc. The pilot, which I don't think ever aired, was terrific, but the show was over. Michael was immediately hired at AW in hopes of rescuing that show, and, once again, he brought me with him. The executive producer balked at many of the wild ideas Michael had for the show which is too bad because some of them would certainly have attracted an audience. Finally, it came to a head and Michael was fired, and as his protege, I too was fired when my contract came up for renewal. Not too long afterwards, I was happy to hear that the executive producer was also fired, but the damage she had inflicted was already done. http://ryanshopesoapopera.proboards.com/thread/5001/richard-backus-barry-2009
  9. Another World

    The TV-movie that commercial is inserted into is from 1975. Here's Dolph in 1974. I think they just dubbed him in for the commercial actor. https://closerthanbrothers.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/screenshot5.png?w=656
  10. Another World

    Oops, sorry. That is definitely Dolph's voice -- but it is indeed not his body. They must have dubbed it in for some reason.
  11. Another World

    I don't believe that's him, no, and he's not listed in the cast on IMDB. However, Leon Russom (Willis #2, AW) is in the movie, titled "Judgement: The Court Martial of Lieutenant William Calley.
  12. That really was a low point for DAYS. Who was writing then? I didn't realize Suzanne Rogers added Groom to her professional name for the short time she was married to Sam.
  13. Shocking Deaths and Surprises

    Another shocker from that era: Larry Welch lifting up the veil of his soon-to-be bride to reveal, not Hope Williams, but Howie Hofstetter. The first and only time I actually whooped at a soap scene.
  14. Soap Stars - Where are they now?

    Alice Barrett (Frankie Frame, AW) had a bit part on the 5-27 episode of Showtime's Billions. She looked good. The episode also introduced Patti D'Arbanville (Christy Carson, AW; Selena Davis, GL) as the mother of one of the main characters.
  15. Days: May 2018 Discussion Thread

    I so agree with this. I don't think Deidre has given a really good performance since 1987. I have a deep well of affection for Marlena, because she was an absolutely spectacular character -- and Hall played her exceedingly well -- in her first decade or so on the show. So I'm always glad to see her these days ... but I also really miss her.