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Here are some television shows that should be on DVD:
• the entire run of Gunsmoke
The Rockford Files
The Six Million Dollar Man and its companion The Bionic Woman
• all of Love American Style
Max Headroom
Of those, only Gunsmoke shows any promise of showing up soon.

Mode: postal
Muse: a memory of Curtis Mayfield

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elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: April 26th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh Rockford. I've told you about my (perhaps unhealthy) Remington Steele obsession, yes?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 26th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, yes. I see a dissertation topic rounding the bend. . . :-)
elizabeg From: elizabeg Date: April 26th, 2005 06:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
You jest, but I can make anything happen. I'm the bionic grad student with no regard for history, remember :)

Well not exactly.

Perhaps if I just splice RS style cinema references throughout my non-existent dissertation that would sex the whole thing up? But first I'd need a dissertation... Somehow, I don't think Ireland and Irony from Swift to Remington Steele would cut it. Tragic, really.
chefxh From: chefxh Date: April 26th, 2005 06:29 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I was SO excited to see Max Headroom on some cable channel or other, wattched it a few times. Maybe it was my youth or the point in technological history at which it was made, but *shrug* Mneh.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 26th, 2005 06:30 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I missed the whole thing, being in Germany and then in a place without a television when it aired here.
From: (Anonymous) Date: April 26th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Never underestimate the Grey Market


or DIY: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=88433&item=5574824244&rd=1

Bionic Woman and $6M Man are both coming out later this year from Universal, who I'm pretty sure is putting out the Rockford dvds sometime as well...in the meantime, maybe you can warm up with the Greatest American Hero dvds that are out? Highway to Heaven?

yours truly,
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 26th, 2005 11:41 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Never underestimate the Grey Market

What sort of quality are we talking about here? I'm not sure I want to buy these DVDs, but I'd sure love to rent them. Rockford Files' first season may be a purchase, however. I find it deeply relaxing. And the theme song!
From: catfishvegas Date: April 26th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can't recall ever seeing any dvds of The Wonder Years...
tpratt From: tpratt Date: April 27th, 2005 07:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

dude, fuck this shit

You have got to be kidding me. Max Headroom sucked dirty balls. Don't worry, though. With the advent of such classics like Sledge Hammer! and Punky Brewster being released on DVD, you'll soon have your fill.

Now for my wish list:
Small Wonder
Out of This World
Cop Rock (I'm actually serious about this one)
The Munsters...Today!
That's My Mama
What's Happening NOW!

I remember changing the channel every time Love, American Style or the Rockford Files came on, too. Then again, this is when I was like 5 or 6 years old and loved the hell out of Happy Days and All in the Family, so I don't know.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 27th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: dude, fuck this shit

I'm talkin' about ironic consumption, man. While Rockford Files does make me nostalgic for my grandparents' house, I recognize its not-goodness.

What I really want are some BBC comedies like Butterflies and St. Elsewhere's first few seasons.
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