Thursday, January 27, 2011

Announcing the Kindle version of "Destination: Dallas"

Ya know, the books of the BRBTV fact book series all started out in electronic format, several years ago, presenting all the fun facts about these classic shows you adore in colorful, printable, portable, navigatable (is that a word?) Adobe PDF format. Then one by one, the e-books were parlayed into print form, except for Book 4, "Send Me to Santa Barbara."

Well, now BRBTV is pleased to announce the first Kindle version of a BRBTV fact book ... "Destination: Dallas." The huge volume contains every bit of content from the hefty 314-page print version -- even the photos! In fact, if your Kindle or other mobile reading device supports color, that's how you'll see the photos!

The Kindle version also reflects some special 2011 updates for the book, such as that fun photo we took of Greg Evigan and our bud Will Rodgers at the 2009 Professional Stuntman Invitational, some thoughts from Signy Coleman on her "Dallas" episode, and an acknowledgment of the new 2011 TNT "Dallas" project.

Saddle yourself up to the Kindle "Destination: Dallas" at the book's new product page.

Of course, there's another BRBTV product line that's been available on Kindle for a year, the BRBTV Report series, shorter, snappier feature stories and episode guides focusing on animated shows such as "Archie's Weird Mysteries" and "Batman: The Animated Series."

Monday, January 24, 2011

A "Dynasty" prequel movie? Sounds like crazy-cool fun!

Thanks to Dennis at the "Dynasty" Facebook group, as well as the Plastic Retro Blog and Coming Soon (have we forgotten anybody?) for the heads-up on this one ...

A "Dynasty" feature film is being planned, and the movie will reportedly take a prequel approach -- focusing on the Carringtons and Colbys in the '60s, which is decades before their lives were chronicled in the '80s classic primetime soap. Creators Richard and Esther Shapiro are citing another one of BRBTV's absolute fave shows, AMC's "Mad Men," as their inspiration. We couldn't be more delighted, and we love this fresh new idea!

"We’re going to do a lot of coloring outside the lines," Richard Shapiro says. "The movie will be the old 'Dynasty,' of course, but with horns."

Great! Sounds like it won't be the truly dreadful comedy / parody approach of so many other feature-film remakes of classic properties.

The film could go into production next year.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog brings you news on Joan Collins

We reported a while back that Joan Collins -- the "Dynasty" diva Alexis Carrington-Colby-And-On-And-On -- has just launched a Twitter account. Well, you've got another option to stay in tune with what Collins has going on -- a blog.

From links to mainstream media reports on her latest stage performances to tidbits on upcoming TV appearances and more, the Joan Collins Official News blog is your round-up of our British babe's comings and goings.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nana Visitor talks about her time on "Trek"

To us fans of the "Dynasty" offshoot "The Colbys," she was Georgina Sinclair, the beautiful ballerina who viciously vied for the attentions Bliss Colby's hunky ballet suitor. To the rest of the world, though, Nana Visitor is known as Kira Nerys of the "Star Trek" offshoot "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." A new interview with the star includes her reminiscing about her time at the space station. Check it out at

Sunday, January 09, 2011

A fresh talk with Victoria Principal, and don't count Larry Hagman out for TNT's "Dallas" pilot has just posted an interview with Victoria Principal -- our beloved Pammy Ewing of our just-as-beloved "Dallas." You can listen to the audio or read the interview transcript at the site, as well as offer your comments in the box below.

Thanks, also, to Dallas Fanzine for keeping us up-to-date on their Facebook page on the latest busy-buzz surrounding the highly anticipated "Dallas" pilot from cable network TNT. Discussion has been bouncing here and there in the past few weeks as to whether or not Larry Hagman -- the kingpin of the show! -- would be involved. At the heart of the matter seems to be the cash. But now EW reports that the ole J.R. is not down for the count and is willing to make it happen.

Friday, January 07, 2011

John Schneider hits the con circuit hard this year

Thanks to Phyllis once again for the round-up on the 2011 appearance schedule for John Schneider, our own Bo Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard." First off, he will be meeting fans and signing autographs at the O'Reilly World of Wheels Auto Show in Chattanooga, Tennessee, this weekend.
For more information go to

January 21 and 22
John Schneider and Tom Wopat in concert together
Avalon Theatre
Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Tickets available at 1-877-833-3110 or at

January 29 and 30
Canton Hot Rod & Custom Bike Show in Canton, Ohio

February 11-13
O'Reilly World of Wheels in Birmingham, AL

March 18-20
Toronto Comic Con in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

March 26-27
Mega Con in Orlando, Florida

April 29, 30, May 1
Anaheim Comic Con in Anaheim, California

May 21-22
Big Apple Comic Con Spring Edition in New York, N.Y.

June 17-19
Philadelphia Comic Con in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Welcome back, Christopher Mayer!

We love how the Hollywood Show churns out the great classic TV stars a few times a year, but we love even more that on the guest list this time around, for February, is somebody we've dearly wanted to talk to for a long time ... Mr. Christopher Mayer, aka Vance Duke of "The Dukes of Hazzard" and T.J. Daniels of "Santa Barbara."

Hollywood Show
February 12-13
Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
2500 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505

Mayer joins his "Dukes" castmate Byron ("Coy Duke") Cherry for the event. And while Cherry has been enjoying a pretty rich "Dukes" experience the past few years, with appearances a'plenty, Mayer has been flying below the radar. We're hoping this is a sign of things to come, however -- he's got a whole world of "Dukes" fans who are anxious to meet him. Cherry, who has maintained a friendship with Mayer over the years since their time on "The Dukes" in the mid-'80s, can tell him all about it -- fans have embraced him like crazy at the "Dukes" events and at his other, more mainstream appearances. In fact, it was Cherry who brought the news to fans the other day of his teaming up with Mayer at the Hollywood Show, and BRBTV talked with Byron one-on-one about it. He tells us he's still confirming the details of this February appearance, but that for fans who can't make it to the show, don't worry: Byron will have Chris sign items for you.

"Let everyone know that they can send anything they want signed by Coy and Vance to me," Cherry tells BRBTV. "I will personally take the items to the show and have Vance Duke sign each item."

The cost is $15 per item, a pretty good price for these shows, plus return postage to you. Send payment, as well as your item to be signed, or your request for signatures on one of the 8-by-10 glossy photos Cherry typically takes to these shows, to him at this address:

Byron Cherry, aka Coy Duke
2230 Monaco Drive
Oxnard, CA 93035

For questions to Byron, visit him at his Facebook page or email

We're hoping this won't be the only show these two Duke boys do together. Look, also, for a fresh BRBTV interview with Mayer in the weeks to come.

Chris, now is a great time to step back into the limelight. We can't wait to see ya.