Why has Paramount dragged its heels regarding its longest-running drama? Aside from the release of the later TV movies, nothing has happened on the retail front. And then there's Columbia House, which has released the first two seasons, but in volumes and at a snail's pace. Paramount Home Video should adopt the approach that Universal has had with Law & Order: release different season sets that aren't sequential. For instance, L&O has released its first 3 seasons along with the 2003-2004 season. Where does Gunsmoke fit in? I'll demonstrate: Gunsmoke ran for 20 seasons, but there were three distinct versions in which it was shown: 1) 1955-61 (1/2 hour B/W shows) 2) 1961-66 (hourlong B/W shows) 3) 1966-75 (hourlong color shows). Paramount could have a simultaneous 3-way release approach by releasing season sets for years One, Seven, and Twelve (respectively, the first half-hour, hour, and color seasons). A few months later, Seasons Two, Eight, and Thirteen could be released, and so on. That way, people can get a look at the Dodge City folk in three separate versions. As Columbia House has not been releasing complete season sets, this idea could make up for it, pleasing those of us who spent Saturdays (and in my case as a later viewer, Mondays) seeing the adventures of Marshal Dillon. It is a crime when TV's most legendary Western is not given the DVD treatment it deserves. This is only my suggestion on how that problem can be solved. I can only hope someone from Paramount Home Video is reading this post!