Which COLBYS would you bring back to DYNASTY and how?

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  1. Michael Torrance

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    I know eventually David Paulsen brought back Sable and later Monica, and somehow in the reunion they had Fallon with Miles again only to leave him for male-menopausal Jeff. But I found it curious that in S8 they did not bring back some of the characters created for the spin-off.
    Possibilities I see:

    Sable--Paulsen showed us all the reasons, but having her live in California nursing a Fallon who had a psychotic break after the UFO could have worked for early S8.

    Miles--because there was no hotter male on DYNASTY, and Thomson was no longer showing skin. And in the previous storyline Fallon could reconnect with him.

    Garrett Boyd: it would have given Dominique a storyline, and could have kept the pipeline plot going which was all but forgotten.

    Monica: She should have been brought on as someone Adam has a fling with and leaves pregnant, and she is determined this time to keep the baby--a much better storyline than the surrogacy and touching upon old wounds.

    Philip: He was written as too villainous too fast, but he would have been an interesting one to come and get in the mix with Alexis, and maybe help Sean's revenge, maybe chart his own plans.

    Fallon: obviously, but I would have kept her in California a bit, and since it is now taking place on DYNASTY she can finally interact with Krystle and Alexis as well. And Steven could have been more sensitive to her paranoia about kids being abducted after his experience (and grief, which we never saw) with Claudia.

    Jeff: I would be happy to leave him with his biological parents in the cancellation universe.

    So, who you would bring on board and how?
     
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  2. colbyco

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    A spokesman of the show told the "Star" they thought another woman like Alexis would be too much for the show... how wrong!!!!
    I would have given Sable a reason to hate Alexis and move to Denver at the beginning of S8. Sable could have help Blake to become gouvernor. Miles could have fallen in love with Sammy Jo or Steven or both.
     
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    Or Jackie Deveraux?
     
  4. Michael Torrance

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    Not having Jackie burn in the La Mirage fire was the biggest mistake the producers committed in that episode.
     
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    I think it would have been more interesting if Dominique had a son.
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    As much as I hated Jackie, I love the idea of her and Miles together so that Sable and Dominique can become meddling mother-in-laws too much. :lol:
     
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    I would have contrived a reason for the California Colbys to rent out Cecil's Nine Oaks mansion near Denver from Alexis while Jason and his family do business in Colorado, for, like, the first half of Season 6 before spinning off.

    After THE COLBYS folded, bring back to DYNASTY Jason to run against Blake and Alexis during the 1988 primary campaign, then Sable and Monica, and, for Season 10, Miles.

    In my head, King Galen and Zachary Powers are the same person: Ricardo Montalbán. :lol:

    And Emma Samms is a Fallmont. :)

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  8. Michael Torrance

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    The Colbys should have some established corporate presence in Colorado once the pipeline started. That would also have made it easier to bring some back into the fold once their own show folded.
     
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    Yes, he could have started an affair with Nick Kimball - the next exciting love-triangle! :spinning:
     
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    Sable was a good addition but I think "Dynasty" did not need more Colbys. Just like "The Colbys" did not need more Carringtons (except Caress - who was not a Carrington anyway).

    In my opinion, the run for governor would have worked better in "The Colbys" with Jason (versus Cash Cassidy ? Or Cash's father ?)

    And the Colby family should have been less present in season 6. The spin-off should have started at the same time than the beginning of season 6. The timing for the cross-over was good though.
     
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    I would put Jackie and Kirby in the (almost) same category :
    An attempt to create a new female character, that failed.
     
  12. Michael Torrance

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    I don't know if Kirby failed, despite both the writing and the actress fumbling. She was front and center in season three, and her arc was really the only continuous arc of season four. The actress wanted out and the show wanted her out, but with different casting and less whiny writing she could have stuck as a character. She had connections to the Carringtons (Joseph should never have been killed) and the Colbys, and her pregnancy should have been left more ambiguous, with Kirby knowing the father could have been Jeff's OR Adam's. Jackie, on the other hand, was the daughter of a character who was herself an afterthought.
     
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    Kathleen Beller didn't want to quit "Dynasty", on the contrary she was pissed off to have been "let go" (especially since she had met Diahann Carroll when both of them were told that they would play mother and daughter).
     
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  14. Michael Torrance

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    Yeah, apparently they had 3-4 alternative theories as to who Dominique would be. In terms of making her a core character, being Blake's sister would on paper be the best. But...
     
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    I dunno
    In hindsight, Dominique should've been a very focused one season character on Dynasty with a strong story arc instead of fumbling around for three seasons doing nothing.

    Of course, this would've made her ripe to be spun off to The Colby's.
     
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    This would have been great if it had been a twist on top of another (season long?) storyline. As in "just when you thought things couldn't get worse".
    But they were so eager to drop this "fabulous" bombshell that they forgot to give this character a raison d'être. So she inherited some stuff from Tom Carrington that she didn't need.

    Since Dominique was essentially Dynasty's answer to Diana Ross there wasn't much to upgrade. She was famous, pretty and filthy rich. Where was the profit in this story? Well I guess the fun part was that it would upset Blake which seems to indicate that it was written for the Carringtons, not for Dominique.
    That itself is not unusal in soaps, but then you also have to acknowledge the fact that your tool is just that: a tool. Use it, and move on.

    I found her music industry sub-plots and love interests terribly boring, although it looked slightly more interesting on The Colbys. But as it turned out, even they didn't know what to do with her.

    The real reason why they kept her is obvious: she looked stunning in Nolan Miller outfits.
     
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  17. Michael Torrance

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    Even if they wanted to pit Dominique and Alexis against one another, Blake could have kept quiet about her paternity and told her she would be accepted but kept under wraps, then Alexis could have used that as a secret to expose to the chinese to get the china sea oil leases on the moral grounds Ben's lie was used for. But there needed to be more about her life (Brady would have helped that) and also more about what Tom being acknowledged as her father could even do to her, her career, her extended family--something.

    But Dynasty missed even obvious nuggets to explore with Dominique--like the fact that even though the truth about her father coming to light was important to her, she had the hypocrisy to lie to Jackie about her own father. Why didn't anyone call her on that? Because no writer cared enough to put two and two together.
     
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    Good point!

    I wish they had given them a story that wasn't about Blake.
     
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    There was also the moment where Blake gladly accepted Amanda into the family where Dominique was seen looking uncomfortable/bothered. The material was there, they just didn't do anything with it since... well, it's Dynasty.
     
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