1980's series


On March 24th, 2017 there will be 12 episodes of the original 1980’s version of the series released on Netflix in all their unabashed, shitty 80’s dubbed cheesy glory. Each episode will feature a “Fantasia”-style intro by members of VLD’s cast and crew about the memories and impact of the 80’s version.

  • Barbara Stanwyck as Mary Carson
  • Richard Chamberlain as Ralph de Bricassart
  • The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series 1983)


Golden Globe

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Barbara Stanwyck


Primetime Emmy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special

Barbara Stanwyck
For playing “Mary Carson”. For part 1.

  • Them: I want to read a good old manga
  • Me: Astro boy
  • Them: Did I say manga I meant show
  • Me: Astro boy 1960's series
  • Them: Well I want it to be in color and have angst-
  • Me: Astro Boy 1980's series
  • Them: I want it from the year 200-
  • Me: Astro boy 2003's series
  • Them: ...
  • Me: ...
  • Me: ...We can keep playing this game all day if we gotta