Friday, August 26, 2011


As Hurricane Irene prepares to batter the East Coast (or not, our local meteorologist keeps talking about The Cone of Uncertainty... which those of us who were Get Smart fans can't help relating to The Cone of Silence), I am reminded of a fan submission to Soap Opera 451: A Time Capsule of Daytime Drama's Greatest Moments:

Although short-lived in the soap world, SUNSET BEACH stands out for some of the amazing special effects work they did on extended storylines. Specifically, I remember the earthquake sequences and the resulting tsunami which turned into an homage to The Poseidon Adventure with the characters who were out on a cruise ship when the earthquake and tsunami occurred. It’s hard to believe that a mere dozen years later, no current soap opera would ever spend the kind of money they must have spent on those special effects.

Enjoy a clip below!

(PS: My family and I are currently in NYC's Area A, i.e. the one most likely to do its own Sunset Beach homage... or not. So if there are no posts or updates come Monday... send out the Coast Guard.)

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