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Just now, DRW50 said:

 

I'd love to read any of yours if the opportunity ever comes up again. That was a valuable service at a time when this board was really active and had a voice.

 

Thanks a lot. I became fed up with social media and stopped using most of them so I lost some contacts. There are a few classic actors and actress, writers still alive that I should try to get in touch with.

3 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

How did you get the interviews? 

 

The simplest way ever, I contacted people on facebook and sometimes they answered.

Then I asked people at SON giving me many questioned and I tried to work a lot before sending the questions. Then, I collected the answers. Never thought it would work at first but I had a great time. Even the beloved Jeanne Cooper reached out to me. I felt honored at the time.

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1 hour ago, DRW50 said:

I'd like that too. It's unfortunate that so many writers were not asked about their years on soaps in periods when they were able to go back in more detail. @FrenchFan did some great interviews with writers, and other than one glaring exception, the writers were usually very compelling and detailed and helped us fill in some blanks (I think Richard Backus was asked about his ATWT years in his interview).

 

99% of the soap blogs, the self-appointed keepers of the soap legacy are only interested in star-gazing and would rather forget the less glamorous aspects what production entails.  Notice how quiet many have been during this pandemic (which is not a bad thing, btw). Without the prominence of the soap stars, most blogs have nothing to say. 

 

The irony is with half a dozen video-streaming platforms available (Zoom is only one of them), this would be a perfect opportunity to dig in past the artifice and good deeper into daytime drama's legacy. Have discussions with the writers of past (let's be honest, the present soap writers are unlikely to be honest about the process), the music directors, the set designers, etc. to give insight into how exactly these shows are put together and the conflicts that can spring from clashing concepts of creativity and how it gets resolved.

I know that most soap fans are unlikely to be riveted by this stuff but it could find a niche audience that might be more than people think.

 

The WGA has been doing a series of discussions with writers and showrunners.  Unfortunately, the daytime soap genre is less than an afterthought when it comes to this, so I don't expect soap writers, even highly regarded ones to get on that platform. Someone will have to create one outside of this.

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These scenes and clips seem fairly jumbled but I did notice this scene with a nightmare sequence, in particular, which I have no recollection of.  Also, a few minutes after this, there is a scene where Sabrina gallops away on a white horse, nearly knocking over Frannie and Seth, who sees Sabrina for the first time.

 

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6 hours ago, DRW50 said:

 

The interview I was talking about was a podcast (he also interviewed Sharon Gabet and asked us to submit questions). 

 

I'd like that too. It's unfortunate that so many writers were not asked about their years on soaps in periods when they were able to go back in more detail. @FrenchFan did some great interviews with writers, and other than one glaring exception, the writers were usually very compelling and detailed and helped us fill in some blanks (I think Richard Backus was asked about his ATWT years in his interview).

I think the Podcast was Brandon’s Buzz.

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On 7/5/2020 at 6:48 AM, victoria foxton said:

 

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

I wasn't aware of the way he was let go during his 2007/2008 return. Gutless. 

 

And he makes a great point about why that storyline with Meg made no sense. It was already so soulless then, and they were just throwing things out to see if they would stick. Few scenes with Lucinda, Margo and Katie. What a dark period.

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10 minutes ago, Soapsuds said:

 

Lisa to Tom: "Oh darling you look so tired."

 

Me to Lisa, "I kept him up late, you know what I mean dontcha hon???"

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1 hour ago, Mitch said:

Lisa to Tom: "Oh darling you look so tired."

 

Me to Lisa, "I kept him up late, you know what I mean dontcha hon???"

😂...Hahahaha

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On 7/8/2020 at 11:58 PM, DramatistDreamer said:

It's a long story YT channel has the episode where everyone finds out that John and Lucinda eloped, it's fantastic!

 

I know that most people aren't interested in this storyline, but that same YT channel has what looks to be the full reception of the Barbara and Hal wedding, as well as the conclusion of the Laura Simmons storyline. Other posted videos only show up to when Bob reaches the house and is confronted by Laura but doesn't show what happened the very next day.

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1 hour ago, DramatistDreamer said:

 

I know that most people aren't interested in this storyline, but that same YT channel has what looks to be the full reception of the Barbara and Hal wedding, as well as the conclusion of the Laura Simmons storyline. Other posted videos only show up to when Bob reaches the house and is confronted by Laura but doesn't show what happened the very next day.

 

The Laura Simmons storyline is strangely forgotten. I guess it wasn't popular. I loved that storyline though. Maybe I'm one of the few. 

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1 hour ago, BillBauer said:

 

The Laura Simmons storyline is strangely forgotten. I guess it wasn't popular. I loved that storyline though. Maybe I'm one of the few. 

 

It's an interesting story for the film noir elements - I do wonder how the strike impacted it (she seemed to be more fixated on Tom pre-strike). It seemed to be panned at the time (SOD named it worst story of 1988).

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4 hours ago, BillBauer said:

 

The Laura Simmons storyline is strangely forgotten. I guess it wasn't popular. I loved that storyline though. Maybe I'm one of the few. 

 

I don't think I've seen the full story since I was in elementary school (if that), so seeing the full conclusion was actually something of a treat for me.  Like I said, the episodes on YouTube are all incomplete, only showing what happened up to Bob getting to the house and seeing lit candles all over the living room with Laura waiting for him.  It was interesting to see how Beau got into the house (crashing through glass seemed to become a recurring theme for short term male characters in the late 80s/early 90s.

As well as how Beau and Bob subdued Laura so that Bob could tranquilize her. I did find myself giggling at something that, I'm pretty sure wasn't meant to be funny though.  Laura is raging at Kim, who has just entered the house and Kim, panicked not knowing if baby Christopher is alright mentions him and Laura quickly, completely changes her tone and calmly tells Kim that Pam took Christopher to her uncle's house and left her a note.  Then just as quickly, Laura begins to yell and rage again.

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