Hey Doomo,Originally posted by Doomo:
I know what you mean. I only recently got good copies of all the Peter Lorre Mr.Moto films. Plus I recently found the first 3 seasons of Mission:Impossible. I love it! Add that to my recent collection of Kolchak,The Night Stalker with Darrin McGavin and it has been a pretty good year.
Graham, have you seen the series "24"? I picked up the DVD set for the first season when it was released a few years ago and watched every episode that weekend. Since then I've picked up the DVD set as soon as the next season was released. (Season 4 will be released in a couple of weeks.)Originally posted by Graham Nichols:
The late 60s to mid 70s saw some great series come out of the US, usually with great theme tunes (The Man from U.N.C.L.E. being a case in point). Today? Nada, zippo.
Putting your name on a list (like Amazon or a few of the DVD-advocate sites) helps. Years ago I put my name down for "Back to the Future, "Valley Girl", and "Earth 2". So far I'm batting a thousand. Ha.Originally posted by Graham Nichols:
I'd buy the Mission Impossible series on DVD if it were released.
The series taught me never to bunk next to Kowlowski. Every episode an alien or sea creature came aboard it made its way past 100 crew members to makes straight for Kowlowski. Yep, if Pamela Anderson had triplets he'd be the one on the bottle.Originally posted by Magicam:
For me, it was Voyage... My parents would let me stay up late to watch it and I particularly remember the giant squid and the scenes where they were running out of air. Id pace the floor in my PJs, mouth closed to see how long I could hold my breath with the crew, but forgot I was breathing through my nose!
Mark Evanier (mostly a comics/tv writer, but also a member of the Magic Castle) posted this rumor some time ago, and found confirmation HERE.Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
I've heard that HBO now owns the original series of Get Smart and there has been some talk of a DVD release. Just a rumor at this point.
John,Originally posted by John LeBlanc:
have you seen the series "24"? I picked up the DVD set for the first season when it was released a few years ago and watched every episode that weekend. Since then I've picked up the DVD set as soon as the next season was released. (Season 4 will be released in a couple of weeks.)
Ive watched them all recently. Your dad is only in the background of one that i can recall.Originally posted by Vernon's son:
I am surprised no one has mentioned "The Magician" starring Bill Bixby. He even made his home in the Magic Castle! I don't know whether it was a set or the real Castle. I do know my father appeared in one or more guest shots on the program.
A couple of years ago there was a grassroots effort to get Paramount to release The Magician on DVD. There were letters, emails, and even an online petition sent to the executives there. Everything, it seems, was politely ignored. (I think its noteworthy that many of the folks behind the effort were mostly fans of the show and not necessarily magicians.) A gentleman named John Parnell keeps hope alive through his fan site.Originally posted by Vernon's son:
I am surprised no one has mentioned "The Magician" starring Bill Bixby.