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Television Shows You Want To See Released On DVD

How can cultural elitists like ourselves put TV in the Culture category? Well, where the hell else is it going to fit?

Postby Hank_Venison » Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:37 am

The Krofft Supershow

http://thehub.capcollege.bc.ca/~sstubbs/krofftsite/supershow.html

I know there have been segments of this show released as "The World of Krofft" or something, but I want to see ALL episodes of "Wonderbug", "Dr Shrinker" & "Electrawoman & Dynagirl" (never cared for "Bigfoot & Wildboy") complete with the musical segments & shenanigans by "Captain Kool & the Kongs" they showed between the episodes
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Postby wolfsbane » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:04 am

China Beach - How can this not be out on DVD?

Once and Again, Season 3 - I think they are waiting 2-3 years between release of seasons.

Relativity - Z & H's show that came out between Thirtysomething and My So Called Life
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Postby TheBookPolice » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:24 am

I think the best of the best of this list (where the nonavailability is most starkly in contrast to the recognized quality of the show) is, in no particular order:

Duckman
China Beach
Outer Limits
The Street

Mannixis out, so that's off the list.

This market is so saturated, it's hard to believe anything of consequence has been left by the wayside (no offense to you BJ and the Bear or Square Pegs fans).
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Postby MadMind » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:04 pm

In stride with Sid & Marty Krofft's live-action kids shows of the seventies, here's a few others that have never been released on DVD;
http://www.70slivekidvid.com/

Banana Splits 1968-1970
Image
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Splits#DVD_release
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062543/

The Great Space Coaster 1981-1986
Image
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0170945/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Space_Coaster

On the super hero front;
Along with the live-action Spider-Man of the late seventies, Captain America circa 1979 has also never been released on DVD. Meanwhile other seventies alumni The Six Million Dollar Man and Wonder Woman have got some DVD love, but still no love for Spider-Man and Captain America.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078937/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078938/ (Captain America II: Death Too Soon)
http://www.briansdriveintheater.com/rebbrown.html
http://captain-america.us/movie.htm

And lastly the golden age of video games;
The Video Game which ran in 1984 for 26 episodes, and was produced by the same people behind Starcade.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0367434/
Watch an episode Here!
Like, this show totally needs to be on DVD!

Then comes Pac-Man the animated series which ran from 1982-1983. No official DVD release.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083461/
http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/609.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man_%28TV_series%29

Pac-Man has been aired on a Cartoon Network sister station, Boomerang (satellite, digital cable only), and most recently episodes have been put on sale on the Xbox Live Marketplace.
http://www.xbox.com/en-us/community/new ... ourney.htm
"To help Xbox 360 PAC-MAN World Championship participants get even more into the PAC-MAN spirit, Xbox LIVE is also launching the animated series PAC-MAN on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Xbox LIVE is the only place in the world where people can watch this popular cartoon and Warner Bros.-owned series that ran in the United States from 1982 to 1984. The series has been pulled out of the archives in honor of the Xbox 360 PAC-MAN World Championship and will be available in the U.S. for 160 Microsoft Points per episode starting April 25 at 12:01 A.M. GMT (April 24 at 5:01 P.M. PDT) on Xbox LIVE Marketplace."
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Postby MadMind » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:21 am

Hank_Venison wrote:The Krofft Supershow

http://thehub.capcollege.bc.ca/~sstubbs/krofftsite/supershow.html

I know there have been segments of this show released as "The World of Krofft" or something, but I want to see ALL episodes of "Wonderbug", "Dr Shrinker" & "Electrawoman & Dynagirl" (never cared for "Bigfoot & Wildboy") complete with the musical segments & shenanigans by "Captain Kool & the Kongs" they showed between the episodes

While it's imperative to have all material archived & available on DVD, I think it's almost equally important for series/production companies with an extensive back-catalog to release 'samplers' like The World of Krofft for the more casual consumer.
For instance and in contrast, Filmation has the entire series of their seventies live-action shows Ark II, The Ghost Busters, The Secrets Of Isis (with selected episodes of Shazam!), Space Academy, and Jason Of Star Command available on DVD - yet they have no sampler like the ones for the Krofft shows.

In example; even though He-Man was my favorite cartoon as a kid, I'm satisfied with the 10 best-of episode 2-disc set DVD, and there's even a few epsiodes on that which I haven't watched yet.
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Postby HeyZeus » Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:46 am

Fox had a show called "Flying Blind." Tea Leoni was one helluva sexpot.

And speaking of Sunday Fox shows, Herman's Head was kinda funny:

Herman's Intellect: (To Lust) Would you stop staring at her breasts!

Herman's Lust: Well, they're lookin' at me.


Traylor Howard was also in a funny show called "Boston Common." She actually caught my eye when she did a McDonald's commercial a few years before.

Anyone watch "Good Morning Miami?"

And, "News Radio" during the Phil Hartman years. RIP.
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Postby MadMind » Wed Aug 29, 2007 2:34 am

HeyZeus wrote:And speaking of Sunday Fox shows, Herman's Head was kinda funny:
Herman's Intellect: (To Lust) Would you stop staring at her breasts!
Herman's Lust: Well, they're lookin' at me.

I really liked that show!

I thought of another show that I liked to watch sometime that isn't yet on DVD, although word is it's coming someday (Amazon has a spot for it).
Midnight Caller starring Gary Cole, which ran from 1988-1991.
http://www.garycole.net/mc/
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094510/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Caller
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Postby diva_arcadia » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:51 am

If 'Martha Stewart Living' episodes were on DVD, that would be swell. Maybe they are...
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Postby rezin » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:33 am

HeyZeus wrote:Traylor Howard was also in a funny show called "Boston Common."


i remember watching that every morning during summer vacation, it was pretty funny, especially the main guy, who i think is the same actor from yes, dear
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Postby rezin » Tue Sep 11, 2007 11:33 am

HeyZeus wrote:Traylor Howard was also in a funny show called "Boston Common."


i remember watching that every morning during summer vacation, it was pretty funny, especially the main guy, who i think is the same actor from yes, dear
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Postby pulseCzar » Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:52 pm

HeyZeus wrote:Fox had a show called "Flying Blind." Tea Leoni was one helluva sexpot.

I LOVED that show including the David Byrne theme song; quality show on the wrong night. Tea Leoni made me question my gayness.

One show that I would buy on DVD is I'll Fly Away with Sam Waterston. Top quality show!
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Postby MadMind » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:55 pm

A few more children's television shows which have never been put to DVD;

Captain Kangaroo 1955-1984
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047718/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Kangaroo

Zoom 1972-1978
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0143080/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZOOM
There are several VHS titles available containing ZOOM, but it's never been put to DVD.

3-2-1 Contact 1980-1988
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0190169/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/321_Contact

Today's Special 1981-1987
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0198253/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Today's_Special
There are several volumes available on VHS, but it's never been put to DVD.

Zoobilee Zoo 1986-1987
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090553/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoobilee_Zoo


*And worth noting is Sesame Street Old School Vol.2 1974-1979 is set for release November 6th, 2007 Amazon Listing!*
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Postby Cory Schmidt » Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:38 pm

The third, and final, season of The Adventures of Pete and Pete. The first two seasons were released but the third season release was canceled.
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Postby MadMind » Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:36 pm

The Center Square wrote:"Friday the 13th" (the series)

minicat wrote:Outer Limits
TheBookPolice wrote:Outer Limits

Along with 1995-2002's Outer Limits and Friday the 13th: The Series, other Sci-Fi/Fantasy based television series that have yet to make their way to DVD;

Darkroom 1981-1982
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081849/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darkroom_%28TV_series%29

(The New) Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1985-1989
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088476/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_New_Al ... k_Presents

Tales From The Darkside 1984-1988
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086814/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Darkside

War Of The Worlds 1988-1990
Season one was released on November 1, 2005. Season 2 has not been released.
http://www.war-of-the-worlds.org/Series/
http://www.war-ofthe-worlds.co.uk/war_o ... lds_tv.htm
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094578/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_the ... _series%29

Monsters (a successor to Tales from the Darkside) 1988-1991
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094512/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsters_%28TV_series%29

Freddy's Nightmares 1988-1992
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094466/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freddy%27s_Nightmares

Other than the aforementioned, most other series of the sort have been released on DVD in their entireity, including The Twilight Zone (both the eighties revival and the 2002 series), Tales From The Crypt, and Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories season one was released on DVD for the first time just last year, and I'm sure subsequent seasons will follow.

As for The Outer Limits 1995-2002 DVD releases being compromised and any post season-one episodes stuffed into compilations rather than full season releases, here's a quick list of episodes repeated from season one in the themed compilation releases.

OUTER LIMITS: ALIENS AMONG US {Disc 1}
Quality of mercy (Season one, Disc 4)
Afterlife
The grell
Relativity theory
Alien shop
Beyond the veil

OUTER LIMITS: DEATH AND BEYOND {Disc 2}
The second soul (Season one, Disc 2)
The other side
New lease
Essence of life
Human trials
Black box

OUTER LIMITS: FANTASTIC ANDROIDS AND ROBOTS {Disc 3}
I, Robot (Season one, Disc 5)
The hunt
Resurrection
The camp
Glitch
Small friends

OUTER LIMITS: MUTATION AND TRANSFORMATION {Disc 4}
The new breed (Season one, Disc 4)
Descent
The joining
Double helix
The gun
The inheritors

OUTER LIMITS: SEX AND SCIENCE FICTION {Disc 5}
Caught in the act (Season one, Disc 4)
Bits of love
Valerie 23 (Season one, Disc 1)
The human operators
Skin deep
Flower child

OUTER LIMITS: TIME TRAVEL AND INFINITY {Disc 6}
A stitch in time
Tribunal
Gettysburg
Time to time
Deja vu
Patient zero
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