Running Down the Universal Properties - popular series

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  1. Mark To

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    Airwolf
    Alfred Hitchcock Presents & AH Hour
    Amazing Stories
    Amen
    A-Team
    Dragnet
    Adam-12
    Bachelor Father
    Baretta
    Bold Ones
    Buck Rogers
    Charles in Charge
    Coach
    Columbo
    Dream On
    Emergency
    The Equalizer
    Family Affair
    Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew
    Harper Valley
    Hercules
    House Calls
    Ironside
    It Takes a Thief
    Kate and Allie
    Knight Rider
    Kojak
    Laramie
    Laredo
    Leave it to Beaver
    Love that Bob
    M Squad
    Jack Benny
    Magnum PI
    Major Dad
    Marcus Welby MD
    McCloud
    McHale's Navy
    McMillan and Wife
    Miami Vice
    Mike Hammer
    Munsters
    Murder She Wrote
    Name of the Game
    New York Undercover
    Night Gallery
    Night Stalker
    Northern Exposure
    Out of this World
    Owen Marshall
    Quantum Leap
    Quincy ME
    Rockford Files
    Run For Your Life
    Seaquest
    Simon and Simon
    Switch
    Tales of Wells Fargo
    Thriller
    The Virginian
    Wagon Train
    Woody Woodpecker
    Xena
     
  2. Paul Miller

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    I hope to god we get the Jack Benny Show. That would make my year.

    Hopefully McHale's Navy, Dragnet, and Quincy make it too.

    Paul
     
  3. David Brent

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    Quincy, Ironside and The Rockford Files are top of my list, although there are so many great shows in the Universal vaults that I hope we get a good percentage of them.

    David
     
  4. Paul_Scott

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    i was a child of the 70's, so my interest lies mainly in those properties

    Dragnet
    Baretta
    Buck Rogers
    Columbo
    Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew
    Kojak
    McMillan and Wife
    Night Gallery
    Night Stalker
    Rockford Files

    don't forget
    Six Million dollar Man
    Bionic Woman

    would buy all these in a heartbeat.

    not interested in the 80s-00s at all (from Universal anyway), but i suspect because of the demographics those titles will be a priority for the studio for a while (even if they involve complex licensing like MV)

    edited to add
    and i wrote the above before i read the other thread today that mentions that Universal is getting ready to release a lot of TV product- most prominently mentioned is MV, of course.
    the show is just too popular with many late 20-late 30 something males for them not to go to the trouble of ironing out the music licensing.
     
  5. Randi

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    gosh, I want Dragnet, Emergency and Thriller the most out of that list.

    I would blind buy some of the others though due to what I've read over the years like Marcus Welby, Alfred Hitchcock and Ironside.

    Miss Randi
     
  6. Dan Rudolph

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    I believe Universal also owns the other Action pack shows: namely Cleopatra 2525 and Jack of All Trades.
     
  7. Ed_City

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    You forgot two 80s classics:

    TALES OF THE GOLD MONKEY
    THE FALL GUY
     
  8. todd s

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    And "Baa Baa Black Sheep". [​IMG]
     
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    ill take this from Universal... [​IMG]

    Buck Rogers ( this most )
    Knight Rider ( this most )
    Munsters
    Night Gallery
    Quincy ME ( this most )
    Seaquest ( this most )
     
  10. Christian Preischl

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    I think this is a Fox property.

    Chris
     
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    Never even heard of most of those. I have seen some of them, but nothing on that list that I would actually buy.
     
  12. Eric Paddon

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    Can't leave "Ellery Queen" off the list!
     
  13. Rolando

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    Isn't Hulk theirs?
     
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    I've excluded already announced ones like Columbo and The Munsters and highlight unannounced universal titles I would like to see...

    Family Affair
    Leave it to Beaver
    McCloud
    McHale's Navy
    Murder She Wrote
    Quincy ME
    Seaquest
    Cleopatra 2525
     
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    I want several Universal series on DVD, but those that I want most of all include:

    THRILLER
    DRAGNET
    M SQUAD
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR


    A couple of Universal-owned series not yet mentioned that I'd add to Mark To's master list:

    SUSPICION --A short-lived hour anthology series from 1957; some episodes were live productions, so no longer exist (unless kinescopes survive), while a good many were shot on film by Alfred Hitchcock's "Shamley" production company. Hitch himself directed the excellent, suspenseful episode "4 O'Clock", which was run a few times on TV LAND's "Museum of TV & Radio Showcase" a few years back.

    SUSPENSE THEATER (originally KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATER), a color hour-long filmed anthology series, which ran from 1963-65. Featured quite an impressive roster of guest stars during its run. The pilot for what would become the series RUN FOR YOUR LIFE was an episode of this program. Oddly, though it had no sci-fi/horror/fantasy content, SUSPENSE THEATER was re-run in the wee hours on the SCI-FI channel several years ago, before they switched over to the more theme-appropriate THRILLER series for a year or so (way back when the channel was worthwhile).
     
  16. Danny Edwards

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    These are my top 10 (in no particular order).

    Adam-12
    Emergency
    Jack Benny
    Columbo
    McCloud
    McMillan and Wife
    Munsters
    Quincy ME
    Rockford Files
    Woody Woodpecker

    I would like to see Woody Woodpecker done like the Looney Tunes Golden Collection or the recent Hanna Barbera collections.
     
  17. John*P

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    The only shows on that list I would buy are...

    Amazing Stories
    Charles in Charge
    Out of this World
    Seaquest

    They would have to be Season sets, of course.
     
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    Corrections: Family Affair is a Paramount property.

    Uni also owns Gimme a Break, which ran six years on NBC and was from the same production company as Kate & Allie.

    Out of the current list, I'd buy:

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents & AH Hour
    Amen
    Dragnet
    Kate and Allie
    Leave it to Beaver
    Jack Benny
    Magnum PI
    Munsters
    Murder She Wrote
    Rockford Files
    Woody Woodpecker
     
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    As I’ve previously said, I’m really not a big “TV on DVD” guru. However, I would buy seaQuest in a heartbeat!

    I have a mild interest in Airwolf and Knight Rider, but I am not sure if I would actually invest in those…
     
  20. Mark To

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    Sorry but I'm not at all interested in recent shows produced for syndication so I did not list those types of shows.
     

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