Pick ONE new tv dvd from each decade

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  1. Ethan Riley

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    Here's your chance to play dvd packager: you may choose ONE and only one tv show from each decade to put on dvd. The only rule is that the show cannot have had any kind of substantial dvd release in the past. If the show already is stuck with just one season, like Happy Days, then forget it--the damage is done. "Best of" releases, like "Welcome Back Kotter" are exempt and can be voted for. But you cannot attempt to replace existing whole season tv releases that you consider to be not up to snuff.

    Here are my picks:

    50s: Dennis the Menace (it's BARELY a 50s show, premiered late in '59, but it's the main one from those days that I don't have).

    60s: The Addams Family (uh...this is the biggest no-brainer of all. Where's the Addams' Family??)

    70s: Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman!

    80s: Falcon Crest

    90s: The Drew Carey Show

    00s: Who cares; all the good stuff's already out on dvd.
     
  2. Stephen Wight

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    I'm mostly interested in shows from the 70s and 80s,so here would be my picks: 70s: CHiPs
    80s:Family Ties
     
  3. Joseph Bolus

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    From the 50's:
    Maverick - The only release so far has been a one disc, 3-ep, "Sampler". Frankly, this is *shocking* to me because this "Shoot from the Quip" Western/Comedy series really seems to hold up well; *plus* you have the star power of James Garner (early seasons) and Roger Moore (in the final season)!

    From the 60's:
    Batman - Duh! I guess people have given up on it due to all the "legal entanglements", but we *have* to keep requesting it or there will never be a chance for its release.

    From the 70's:
    The Love Boat - Yeah, it's dated ... But I think it would sell just due to the multitude of guest stars that were on the show. (Did you know that Teri Hatcher was once a "Loveboat Mermaid"??)

    From the 80's:
    Matlock - Just thinking about this show makes me want to go out and find a hot dog vendor! Seriously, this show had some terrific writing, was very entertaining in its early seasons, and was produced by some of the same people that worked on Columbo. I can't imagine why there hasn't been a release.
     
  4. Doug^Ch

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    From the 50's:
    The Donna Reed Show

    From the 60's:
    The Fugitive

    From the 70's:
    Hawaii Five O

    From the 80's:
    Wonder Years

    From the 90's:
    Beverly Hills 90210

    From 00's:
    Cold Case
     
  5. MattHR

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    50s MAVERICK
    60s BATMAN
    70s THE BIONIC WOMAN
    80s THE FALL GUY
    90s NOW AND AGAIN
    00s JAKE 2.0
     
  6. Charles Ellis

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    1950s- Burns & Allen- all that's been released is a couple of kinescopes from the show's first year, when it aired live on CBS. Sony owns the bulk of the remaining seasons with Larry Keating as Harry Morton and Ronnie Burns as himself. Considering that the show ran until Gracie retired due to health reasons in 1958, there are a lot of stuff waiting to be released- over 90% of the entire run.

    1960s- Peyton Place- if Dallas, Dynasty, and Knots Landing have had DVD releases, why not the primetime soap that started it all? Fox is once again showing its lack of vision by not releasing more of its classic programs, and aside from Batman, this may be the most legendary series from the Fox vaults that has yet to see a release. The continued success of MPI's Dark Shadows releases prove that a long-running serialized drama can be released on DVD successfully. With 514 half-hour episodes, this is a possible goldmine for Fox.

    1970s- The Six Million Dollar Man- This Universal property is on many a want list, including mine! And yes, this also includes The Bionic Woman.

    1980s- Just The Ten Of Us- I just love this Growing Pains spinoff, and with 47 half-hour episodes, it deserves a nice single box set. It is comforting to know that from this forum there are also others who have expressed their desire to see this show released, too.

    1990s- Parker Lewis Can't Lose- OK, it was inspired by Ferris Bueller's Day Off, but this show had a life of its own with great characters, and lasted three seasons on Fox. Once you see one episode, you're hooked: it's the kind of show that invents a world of its own with its own logic, kinda like another Fox show of the time, The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., simply great fun. This show I belive is owned by Sony.

    2000s- George Lopez- why this show hasn't seen the light of day in the DVD world is beyond me. It's made history as the first major sitcom with a Latin lead since I Love Lucy, and it just celebrated its 100th show. It's also very funny. It's as much a breakthrough show in regards to the Latino lifestyle as Good Times, Sanford & Son, and The Jeffersons were in first showing black families on TV in the 1970s. Now is the perfect time for a DVD release, Warner Brothers!
     
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    50s - Sea Hunt
    60s - The Fugitive
    70s - Alias Smith and Jones
    80s --> care not

    Changed my 50s vote after Bob reminded me that SH began in that decade.
     
  8. Bob Hug

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    50s: either of ZIV Television's two best shows - Highway Patrol or Sea Hunt

    60s: another vote for The Fugitive

    70s: though it started in the late 1960s, it's basically a 70s show - Hawaii Five-0

    80s: St. Elsewhere

    90s: Don't care; my two favorite shows from the 90s have already been released, X-Files and Homicide: Life on the Street.

    00s: Again, don't care; the only thing I watch is "Law & Order" and its offshoots and some of those have been released.
     
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    50's- The Untouchables

    60's- Batman

    70's- Vegas

    80's- (tie) Equalizer & Spenser: For Hire

    90's- (tie) The Untouchables (new series) & Time Trax

    00's- Special Unit 2
     
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    50's - The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet

    60's - The Wondeful World of Disney

    70's - CPO Sharkey

    80's - WKRP in Cincinnati

    90's - Whose Line is it Anyway?

    2000's - Eyes
     
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    50s-Sea Hunt
    60s-Get Smart
    70s-Barnaby Jones
    80s-St. Elsewhere
    90s-Cybill
    00s-can't think of one that is not released already
     
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    hmm let's see now...

    70's: CHiPs
    80's: Simon & Simon / St. Elsewhere Tie (so many more though)
    90's: Picket Fences
     
  14. Steve Phillips

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    50s: George Burns and Gracie Allen (filmed episodes)
    60s: Get Smart!
    70s: Rhoda
    80s: Mama's Family
    90s: Dark Shadows 1991 (in OAR, the MAR version blows)
    00s: I don't care
     
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    50s: Sea Hunt
    60s: The Addams Family
    70s: Police Story
    80s: Max Headroom
    90s: Picket Fences
    00s: Ed

    - Walter.
     
  16. Richard Michael Clark

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    50s:?
    60s:?
    70s: Lou Grant
    80s: Cover Up
    90s: Melrose Place
     
  17. Joseph J.D

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    50's: Can't think of any....Adv.Of Superman is already in progress.

    60's: Batman....of course! (Green Hornet too since there's a crossover episode I believe)

    70's: Six Million Dollar Man....need I say more?

    80's: 4 way tie (Equalizer, Simon & Simon, WKRP and Beauty & The Beast).....Since I have to pick one it will be The Equalizer.

    90's: 2 way tie (Drew Carey & Caroline In The City)....I'll go with Caroline since it's not mentioned so far.

    00's: Can't think of anything at the moment.....
     
  18. Gary OS

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    50's - Father Knows Best

    60's - The Fugitive

    70's - Six Million Dollar Man

    80's - The Wonder Years

    90's & 00's - nada


    Gary "weird, but I had no interest in anything from the 90's up" O.
     
  19. Michael Alden

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    Comedy - Drama

    1950s - Dobie Gillis - Dragnet (b/w)

    1960s - He and She - The Fugitive

    1970s - WKRP in Cincinnati - Family

    1980s - Open All Night - The Equalizer

    1990s - Cybill - Now and Again

    2000s - who cares

    Although I'm not that concerned about the shows since the advent of tape since I recorded all of the episodes of the shows I liked. I'm more interested in stuff from the pre-home video era (before 1979).
     
  20. Richard Michael Clark

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    FYI Joseph J.D (if it's any use to you)
    The first 3 seasons of Caroline have been released in the UK! You can get 'em from www.amazon.co.uk
     

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