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 […]

Should ‘Dallas’ Return? The Fans Say Yes!

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Do “Dallas” fans want the Ewings back? You bet we do. For the past week, Dallas Decoder has polled readers to see if they’d like to see “Dallas” return. Participants were given two choices: “Yes, the Ewing saga must continue” and “No, all good things must come to an end — even ‘Dallas.’” Almost 4,500 […]

Our Jan. 11 #DallasChat Asks, ‘What If?’

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, January 11, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “What If? IV.” Like the previous “What If?” chats, this discussion will imagine alternate outcomes and twists to “Dallas” storylines and developments. Are you new to #DallasChat? Here’s how it works: During each […]

Poll: Should ‘Dallas’ Return?

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Would you like to see “Dallas” return with new episodes? Cast your ballot below. One vote per device. Voting will end in one week. Results will be announced Monday, January 11. Share your comments below and vote in Dallas Decoder’s other polls.

Love ‘Dallas’? Let’s Discuss It Jan. 4 During #DallasChat

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Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, January 4, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Resolutions II.” We’ll discuss new year’s resolutions for the “Dallas” characters, as well as your suggestions to conclude the cliffhangers left unresolved by the TNT sequel show’s cancellation. Are you new to #DallasChat? Here’s […]

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 […]

Dallas Scene of the Day: ‘… Why is She the Mistress?’

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In “Close Encounters,” a ninth-season “Dallas” episode, Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) is at the Ewing Rodeo when she approaches Mandy (Deborah Shelton), who turns away. SUE ELLEN: Mandy. [Mandy turns back to face Sue Ellen.] I’m Sue Ellen Ewing. MANDY: I know. SUE ELLEN: May we talk? MANDY: Why? SUE ELLEN: [Steps closer] I have […]

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 […]

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