Our Feb. 1 #DallasChat Puts You in the Driver’s Seat

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, February 1, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Chatter’s Choice III.” Like the previous sessions, you’ll help decide the topics we discuss. Leave your suggested questions in the comments section below, tweet them to me @DallasDecoder or leave them on my Facebook […]

Brrr! Keep Warm With #DallasChat on Jan. 25

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, January 25, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Since so much of the nation is buried under snow this week, our theme will be “That’s Cold!” We’ll look at how “Dallas” deals with chill-inducing behavior (and on occasion, chill-inducing weather). Are you new to #DallasChat? […]

Feel the Force, Darlins! How ‘Star Wars’ Mirrors ‘Dallas’

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You love “Star Wars.” You love “Dallas.” Have you ever noticed how much they have in common?   The first “Star Wars” trilogy and the original “Dallas” series are both sweeping sagas that feature dreamy heroes, scary villains, epic romances and lots of family drama.   The similarities continue in “The Force Awakens” and the […]

Join Us Jan. 18 for ‘The Best of #DallasChat’

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, January 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “The Best of #DallasChat III.” Once again I’ll ask favorite questions from previous discussions. Are you new to #DallasChat? Here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from my […]

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

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Before this holiday season ends, I want to take a moment to thank everyone who reads Dallas Decoder. Please know how much I appreciate your continued support. I don’t get to write about “Dallas” as often as I once did, but this was a special year for me nonetheless. I posted my first one-on-one interview […]

Shop Like a Ewing: Your ‘Dallas’ Holiday Gift Guide

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The holidays are here and it’s time to consume conspicuously. Here are some gift ideas for the special “Dallas” fan in your life. Better yet, use this list to treat yourself. It’s what a Ewing would do, right? J.R. Ewing action figures. When your Dallas Decoder was a kid, he used his G.I. Joe action […]

#WhoShotJR: A Twitter Tribute to ‘Dallas’s’ Biggest Moment

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Ever wonder what “Dallas” would have been like if the Ewings had the power of social media at their disposal? No? Well, I do. To honor the “Who Shot J.R.?” cliffhanger resolution — which a record-setting 90 million people watched on this day in 1980 — I took to Twitter to recreate the scene in which […]

Critique: ‘Dallas’ Episode 200 — ‘Close Encounters’

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“Close Encounters,” the 200th hour of “Dallas,” is the kind of episode only this show could produce. Most of the action takes place at a Southfork charity rodeo, where the characters wheel, deal and confront each other over their various romantic entanglements — taking occasional breaks to climb into a saddle and test their calf-roping […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘Do You Want Anything?’

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In “Quandary,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Pam (Victoria Principal) enters Bobby’s office, followed by J.R. (Larry Hagman). J.R.: What the hell are you doing here? Don’t you have any respect at all? This is my brother’s office. Nobody’s supposed to be here. PAM: Calm down, J.R. If you want me to go to another office, […]

Coming Nov. 12 at 4 p.m.: ‘The Best of #DallasChat II’

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Thursday, November 12, from 4 to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme: “The Best of #DallasChat II.” Once again, I’ll ask some favorite questions from previous discussions. Are you new to #DallasChat? Here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from my Twitter […]

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