Monday, June 17, 2013

Announcing a bigger "Dynasty High"!

It's bold, with a luscious new cover by Baltimore artist Dale Cuthbertson. It's big, with a whopping 180 pages of additional content from the previous print editions, nearly doubling the book's size! And it's out there now -- available in all the places you saw it before. It's the new print edition of "Dynasty High," the BRBTV reference guide to TV's classic 1980s "Dynasty" and "The Colbys."

In a December post we told you about the updated Kindle edition of the book, which incorporated a whole lot of new content. Well, we've now added all of this new content to the print edition:
  • Interview with Pamela Sue Martin, aka the original Fallon Carrington
  • Interview with Stephanie Beacham, aka Sable Colby
  • Interview with Terri Garber, aka Leslie Carrington
  • Interview with Jeannie Epper, stuntwoman for Linda Evans
  • Interview with writer Camille Marchetta 
  • Interview with David Baker, stablehand on "The Colbys"
  • Boosted episode guide, with the rewatching of Seasons 1 through 7.5 of "Dynasty" and most of "The Colbys" episodes
  • A feature on the shows' various locations
  • A closer look at the Filoli estate
  • Boosted and updated actor bio information
  • An at-a-glance character chart
  • Boosted and updated merchandise guide

The price is right, just $15.50 like the other BRBTV print books, even though this one is the biggest in page count so far. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!

Friday, June 14, 2013

JTV offers some delicious bling to deck you out like a "Dynasty" dame

You saw it on screen, and now you can own it. At least something a whole lot like it. JTV's new "Dynasty" Collection offers jewelry inspired by our beloved '80s soap -- and quite a few pieces patterned exactly after the actual pieces worn in the series.

The shopping network unveiled its new collection at noon Eastern today, in a delightful two-hour block punctuated by the "Dynasty" opening theme music and screenshots of Joan Collins as Alexis in some of these inspiring jewelry pieces. This line, designed by Udi Behr, is exclusive to JTV, and it's quite heavy on the luxe-and-sparkle thing. It's not all genuine stones and solid gold, however, but then neither was what was worn on-screen, Stephanie Beacham, aka Sable Colby, told BRBTV in a recent interview. It was costume jewelry so that the show wouldn't have to deal with the insurance and security burden. So hey -- when they're saying here that you can own something just like what was worn in the show, they mean it!

The two-hour launch of the line highlighted several items mimicking the screen-used baubles, with designer Behr giving a little background of when the original piece was worn (all of the following were in Season 5):
(OK, so where's Krystle's stuff? We wanna see that fab emerald necklace she pawned in Season 1!)

And take heart, "Dynasty" dreamers -- many pieces are less than $100.

This licensing deal with JTV was two years in the making, Behr said. He works on ABC's "Revenge" now and noted that to him the Hamptons-based primetime show is like "a continuation of 'Dynasty.'"

Friday, June 07, 2013

Motor City Comic Con: Adrian Paul

And finally .... To really round out our video coverage of this year's Motor City Comic Con in Novi, Michigan, in nice style, we give you one more celeb guest of the event. Mr. Adrian Paul, known to so many folks as the star of the "Highlander" TV series but known to us at BRBTV as Bliss' ballerina boyfriend Kolya on "The Colbys," appeared at the con and gave a Q-and-A session with fans on the Saturday afternoon of that weekend.

He talked about all kinds of stuff -- particularly about the way he's had to get physical for his roles over the years. Outside of the panel, at his table, BRBTV chatted with Paul a bit, trying to see what we could rustle up on our beloved "Dynasty" spinoff.

"Oh, that was a long time ago!" he quipped. Oh, sigh ... Well, we may just be following up with Paul for a one-on-one interview. Stay tuned for that. But in the meantime, enjoy Paul's chat with the fans from the show ...

Photo of Adrian Paul and Billie Rae Bates of BRBTV by James R. Green Jr.; please do not copy without permission.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Motor City Comic Con: Jason Faunt

He's the Red Ranger on "Power Rangers Time Force" and "Power Rangers Wild Force," but his talents go beyond that. Jason Faunt also almost became a professional baseball player. This hunky guy tells us about that and other stuff (he's a model and a daddy, too!) in our interview with him at this year's Motor City Comic Con.

Tomorrow wraps up our 10-part video series from the Motor City show with a two-part panel series for Adrian Paul! We've really loved bringing it to you, as BRB and James had a wonderful time talking to these folks (so many of them are actors we've admired for a long time!).

Photo by James R. Green Jr.; please do not copy without permission.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Motor City Comic Con: Brian Tochi

Brian Tochi did a classic "Star Trek" episode. Brian Tochi also did a classic "Wonder Woman" episode. Brian Tochi even did the "Revenge of the Nerds" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Brian Tochi has a big-ole-honkin' resume chock-full of goodies over the decades. But there is one thing and one thing only that BRBTV wanted to discuss with Brian Tochi at this year's Motor City Comic Con. A little '80s soap called "Santa Barbara." Seriously, we hardly ever see "SB" stars at these cons!!!

Our 10-part video series from the Motor City show last month continues with the fun and friendly Brian Tochi!

We've got just two celebs left to show ya in our 10-part series ... Our clue for tomorrow: Red Ranger!

Brian Tochi and BRB.
Photo by James R. Green Jr.; please do not copy without permission.

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Motor City Comic Con: Erika Eleniak

She's the second "Baywatch" babe to be featured on the BRBTV YouTube channel. Did you also know she's a writer? The lovely Erika Eleniak is a soon-to-be-published children's book author. She tells us about that project as well as what else she's got going on now -- and what (or who!) is at the very top of her priority list. Our celeb coverage of this year's Motor City Comic Con continues ...

Coming up tomorrow as our series continues: A Turtle, a Nerd, or the assistant of the Major??? We just know you won't get that one!

Photo by James R. Green Jr.; please do not copy without permission.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Motor City Comic Con: Raphael Sbarge

One redhead wearing red, talking to another redhead wearing red, with a red background, no less!!!! Sounds like nirvana to us, but it really happened at the Motor City Comic Con when Billie Rae Bates of BRBTV got to interview Mr. Raphael Sbarge, one of the stars of one of the best shows currently on television, if we may beg your indulgence by saying so, "Once Upon a Time"!

It's the next installment of the whopping 10-part celeb video series we've been serving up from the con, which happened May 17-19 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. Sbarge talks about his "Once" character -- both the fairytale one Jiminy Cricket and the decidedly more human one, Dr. Archie Hopper (yes, you read that right -- catch the show! it's great!). We were so excited to talk to Sbarge, and frankly, he's more dashing in real life.

Thanks so much, Mr. Sbarge, for talking to us, and thanks again to James R. Green Jr. for his continued fine camera work.

In tomorrow's installment of our continuing series: A "Baywatch" babe!