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Michael O'Leary's "Steamboat" web series releases teaser video!

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

Ok, this has got to be the funniest thing I have seen in a long time and so apropos!  Who else but a gaggle of daytime soap veterans can make this commentary on a dying soap opera so irreverant and side-splitting funny? No one.  From creators, Scott Bryce ( Ex-Craig, ATWT) and Michael O’Leary (Ex-Rick, GL) Steamboat is their new web soap spoof that is just what the doctor ordered in soaps ailing times. The  duo are touting the series as a mix of The Office and All My Children in the desperate but dying days of a daytime soap opera.

Filled with some of your favorites from GL including Kim Zimmer, Justin Deas, Kurt McKinney, Orlagh Cassidy and Beth Chamberlin, and ATWT’s Michael Park, you must watch the video teaser below. We won’t spoilt the surprise who each of these soap vets plays in the parody!  Enjoy!

VIDEO: Steamboat Teaser Video

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Soapmeup
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Soapmeup

Very funny! Can’t wait for more!

Dorothy Fenn
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Dorothy Fenn

Must see more of these wonderful people—-feel as though they are part of my family—-loved Steamboat teaser!!!!!!!!!

Lynn
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Lynn

Really funny! It really does remind me of The Office and the Steps that Soaps take to keep their budgets!

Keep up the good work Michael O’Leary.

waldo doe
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waldo doe

great to see Michael O’KLeary again!

buckmom
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buckmom

OMG–could Michael O’Leary get any funnier????

Kay
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Kay

Hilarious….when does it start, and how do I log on to watch it? There wasn’t any info like this lsited that I could see…..good to see actors that I admire and have missed seeing in new roles.

Wolfefan
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Wolfefan

You can watch episode one and all future episodes on YouTube. Here is their channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SteamboatSeries

If you sign up for a YouTube account, you can subscribe and whenever Steamboat the Series uploads a video, you can find it easily on your subscriptions page.

DOROTHY
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DOROTHY

I LOVE THIS ONLINE SOAP AND TO SEE ALL MY FAVORITES FROM GUIDING LIGHT AND ATWT. I HOPE NEW EPISODES WILL APPEAR WEEKLY , KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THE NETWORKS COULD CARE LESS ABOUT SOAPS . WE CARE AND WANT TO SEE MORE OF OUR FAVORITES.

Rita
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Rita

Better late getting started ,than never.I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to find this wonderful gem. Thank you, Thank you!! It is absolutely fantabulous!

Penny Colby
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Penny Colby

Awesome – loved it – keep uhm coming

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Soap Vet Exec Prod and Director, Chris Goutman, Virtual Interview On Tap

The former executive producer of Another World and As the World Turns, Chris Goutman, will appear on a very special episode of The Locher Room next Friday, September 24th.

To celebrate the virtual interview show’s 200th episode, the Emmy Award-winning producer and director will join Alan Locher beginning at 3 p.m. EST / 12 p.m PST.   You can watch it live here.

Having started his career in the soaps an actor appearing on The Doctors, Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Texas, Goutman moved on to becoming a director and eventually an executive producer.  Chris has directed episodes of nine different daytime dramas.

Goutman currently serves as the Artistic Director, Associate Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

So, will you be tuning-in to see what Chris has to say about his time on AW and ATWT and more? Comment below.

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Michael Park Joins the Cast of HBO’s ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’

Two-time Daytime Emmy winner and former star of As the World Turns Michael Park (Ex-Jack Snyder), has been added to the cast of HBO’s upcoming time travel drama, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

According to Deadline, the series is adapted by former Dr. Who head writer and Sherlock co-creator Steven Moffat, The Time Traveler’s Wife tells the intricate love story of Clare (Leslie) and Henry (James), and a marriage with a problem… time travel.

In it, Park will play the role of “Philip Abshire” – Clare’s father, who is said to be a high-powered Chicago lawyer, he is brisk and orderly, and expects all his children to fall into line.

The series also will star former General Hospital and Oscar winner, Jaimie Ray Newman (Ex-Kristina).  She won an Academy Award for her Live-Action Short, Skin.

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So, looking forward to seeing Michael and Jaimie in their new TV roles? Comment below.

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ATWT and OLTL Alum Mary Linda Rapelye Passes Away at 76

She got her soap start as Faith Kipling, the wife of the evil Dr. Ivan Kipling on One Life to Live (1979-1980) and later came to Oakdale and As the World Turns as lawyer, Maggie Crawford (1980-1985), and now comes sad news that actress Mary Linda Rapelye has died from a battle with cancer.

Mary Linda actually passed away last month on April 5th, and according to The Booth Bay Register she was surrounded by her her brother Gardiner Rapelye Jr. and dear friends Julianna and Will Anderson by her side.  She was 76 years old at the time of her death.

Mary Linda started a long career of acting when she was only 5.  After her part in an outdoor production at The Starlight Theater in her home town, Kansas City, Missouri, she climbed off the stage and sat in her father’s lap. This was to be the beginning of her work spanning nearly eight decades on stage, screen and television. She is best known for her roles in Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and of course, OLTL and ATWT.  She also made a memorable appearance in the role of Irina Galliulin in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode “The Way to Eden”.

A Memorial and Celebration of Life is being planned this July for MaryLinda in Booth Bay.

Below is a tribute video featuring clips and moments from Rapelye’s career.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Mary Linda in the comment section.

 

 

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