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 […]

‘Real Power is Something You Take’ Turns 35

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It’s another red-letter day in “Dallas” history. Thirty-five years ago today, CBS aired “Executive Wife,” the episode in which Jock famously schools Bobby on the Ewing creed: “Real power is something you take!” I ranked the scene fifth on my list of “Dallas’s” greatest moments a few years ago and also wrote about it when […]

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 […]

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 […]

One Year After ‘Dallas,’ Cast and Crew Keep Busy

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The final episode of TNT’s “Dallas” aired one year ago today. Here’s an update on the show’s stars and key players from behind the scenes. JOSH HENDERSON has been cast as the male lead in “The Arrangement,” an eagerly anticipated E! pilot about an actress who is offered $10 million to marry Hollywood’s biggest star. Filming […]

Hallmark Channel Showcases Two ‘Dallas’ Stars in Movies

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It’s not the same as seeing “Dallas” return as a weekly series, but the Hallmark Channel will feature two of the show’s stars in new movies during the next two Saturday nights. Both productions are worth checking out, even if you find yourself pretending you’re watching an alternate-reality version of the Ewings. First up: “Perfect Match,” […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Patrick Duffy

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Patrick Duffy is everything you would expect him to be: smart, thoughtful, funny and above all, kind. I was honored to interview him recently, and I’m excited to share our conversation with my fellow “Dallas” fans. It’s been eight months since “Dallas” was canceled. How’s life treating you? Well, it’s been more than a year […]

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