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  1. Is there a category for limited series or could it perhaps qualify as a special?
  2. I watch with the CC on and it annoys me that she is credited as “female narrator” just as much as it annoys me how Macdonald Carey is identified as “male announcer”. I’m sure there are union rules at play but it just seems hollow and disrespectful to these legendary cast members.
  3. The script for the final episode is also available. I wonder if it includes the stage direction of Rauch stomping out his cigar.
  4. @amybrickwallace posted an Etsy link in the Capitol thread which got me to clicking around. Perhaps it’s already been posted in this thread, but here’s a link to the script for the first episode: https://www.etsy.com/listing/866729714/santa-barbara-script-ep-1-1984-nbc?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=capitol+book+soap+opera&ref=sr_gallery-6-3&organic_search_click=1
  5. I was at a Maryland amusement park as a child in the eighties, and in one of the gift shops there was a large kiosk full of these for a variety of soaps. I’d love to read them, but at sixty bucks a pop, I’ll have to wait for a better deal.
  6. Just the one, to which my mother unmercifully remarked a few years later, “Why it look like she need another one?” LD said that she did NOT want to do a, “Felicia has a facelift” story, insisting that was Jeanne Cooper’s thing, so they sent her through a skylight.
  7. Speaking of the Lord family, I would love to see more of Victor’s sister, Gwendolyn Lord-Abbott (played by Arthur Miller’s sister, Joan Copeland, who is still with us at 99). She sounds like a Phoebe English Tyler-type, a meddlesome hoot.
  8. Was KK ill during the filming of the first reunion movie? I remember his voice sounding strained/shaky. It took me out seeing J.R. rolling around with Monica Colby. I mean, God bless Tracy Scoggins, but for a reunion movie of an iconic ‘80s primetime soap, I didn’t like them mixing brands.
  9. Perfectly put, ITA. This is the type of Valentine to the fans one would expect to see in a soap magazine, not People, and I applaud People for it. It disappoints me that SOD never did a series of spreads like this one for Blake. Imagine all of the Vikis, the Dorians, the Jills… the Kevins (oy).
  10. Michael was a lovely person and I cherish our early days on set in Baltimore. A certain rapper who I won’t even dignify by name has taken multiple opportunities to disparage Michael in life and even more egregiously in death, sweeping my image into his filth along the way, but what Michael, David Simon, and the writers of The Wire created in terms of LGBTQ characters of color for the audience at large is unequivocally untouchable and there is no degree of homophobia that will ever rob from that pop cultural contribution.
  11. And they were being fed information from the shows themselves. You see this a lot in old soap magazines and even in books like Soap World (Vikki Lord, Dorian Kramer). You can’t blame the lack of closed captioning because there were closing credits.
  12. You are certainly correct in terms of who Felicia became (thanks to Linda Dano), but the character was conceived quite differently. As Linda says, Felicia was supposed to be a bitch and her early material had shades of Alexis down to the white Roller and getting pushed into a pool.
  13. Joan is Alexis, Alexis is Joan. Ttrying to recreate such a character is an impossible predicament. I watch the new Dynasty mostly out of brand loyalty/nostalgia/curiosity about its faithfulness to the original. I’m not passionate about the show, but I do watch. Nicolette worked just fine because she brought her own ‘80s primetime soap pedigree to the show which satisfied a certain nostalgia factor, while she in no way attempted to channel Joan, she was uniquely Nicolette. All of the crazy plastic surgery recasting mess just pushed me further and further away from my acceptance of this not-Alexis-but-Alexis and when I watch now I’m just constantly reminded of how I’m not watching Joan. This Alexis finally got this show’s version of her iconic penthouse the other episode and I couldn’t even get excited about that. I think I would have preferred a prequel series with an actress playing a twentysomething young mother version of Joan’s Alexis. I would have loved to see Siân Phillips as Mrs. Morell.
  14. Wait, what? I need to hear more on this. #miakorf #wandaacuna
  15. I agree. Obviously, ER had the lion's share of Bianca's storylines but I found CBL's portrayal a lot more likeable. My friend and I had tickets to see Susan Lucci's Broadway debut in Annie Get Your Gun. When we got to the box office, we saw the notice that she was out and her standby would be going on. Devastating. We later found out that she had fallen ill and couldn't go on. I don't know if this is truth or rumor, but it's been posted on this board that a sick Susan was almost replaced with Lisa Peluso but Susan cut that noise real quick.
  16. Ridiculous. It’s been at my local library for years and even Susan Lucci’s inscribed copy sold at auction with two other acting books for a hundred bucks. Reminds me of how glad I am that I never bought one of those crazy expensive copies of Eight Years in Another World. It eventually made it to Kindle complete with a 2011 epilogue from Lemay.
  17. In her book, One Life, Ellen Holly misidentifies this actress as Trish Van Devere. As Slick clarified, her name is Sharon Laughlin. Joanne Dorian and Michael Zaslow are Christian Slater’s godparents, by way of their friendship with OLTL casting director Mary Jo Slater.
  18. Dorian: Nancy Pinkerton Dixie Carter (maternity leave temp for Pinkerton) Claire Malis Ellen Barber (temp) Robin Strasser Elaine Princi Robin Strasser Viki: Gillian Spencer Joanne Dorian Erika Slezak Christine Jones (temp) Judith Barcroft (temp)
  19. I caught some of this, cute. Anything with Linda and I’m in, same goes for Erika. Not sure if I missed something, but how did things wrap up with Linda as Vivian? Is she still in prison? I’ve been watching pretty faithfully and I don’t recall a noteworthy exit.
  20. And it’s proven to be irresponsible, unwise, and incriminating. Folx are quick to screenshot a “receipt”, a has become a signed endorsement. I won’t even like a dear friend’s video without watching it in full.
  21. I admit, that confused me as well. I have a bad habit of listening to the show while looking at my iPad, cooking, et cetera, and I kind of kicked myself for not following more closely.
  22. I disagree about Tripp being boring. This reminds me of what Erika Slezak said about Joey, how she loved that he was warm and kind and the writers didn’t feel the need to give him the “pop” and edge of the string of young male characters on the show. It was disappointing to her when they eventually did so. We’ll most likely get some interesting material from all four in the quad, Tripp will have his moments to shine.
  23. Yes! I watched that episode at the Paley Center many years ago. It seems that Linda Dano wasn’t too comfortable playing a character not beloved by audiences, she really wanted to play a version of herself which ultimately worked out fabulously for her. Erica Kane still had her fans in spite of her behavior and Susan Lucci was the major star that she was, so I’m not sure that it was all that necessary to change Felicia’s character but it is what it is.
  24. And the trick had the nerve to laugh about it on top of it. It felt like such a dig to poor neutered Theo. It made me sick. I am all for Cin leaving town living crappily ever after never to be seen or heard from again. But realistically, now that Ben has everything he wants, how long before he loses interest in Ciara and falls for someone else?
  25. Maybe it was in her Lifetime Intimate Portrait, but I remember Linda Dano saying that upon her suggestion to TPTB, Felicia became a more sympathetic character rather than the bitch she was originally intended to be.
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