Hey Gang! Just got back from Los Angeles where I had the opportunity to go out to Paramount and Fox studios to talk with the Home Video department heads. Not a whole bunch of stuff to report to you (some of my fellow colleagues who also attended may have something extra to report), but this is what I can tell you.... Most likely, there will be no Jerry Lewis DVDs released by Paramount in 2004. I can't post specific reasons to the problem other than that the fault does not lie with Paramount, a studio that really wishes to give these releases the attention they deserve. We are working with Paramount to arrange a special HTF Member screening of their upcoming DVD, Once Upon A Time In The West. The studio is anxious to do something nice for our members, and we hope to have some details on this posted for you shortly. Don't expect the Batman TV series on DVD anytime soon from Fox Home Video. There are huge unresolved rights issues with licensing and Warner Brothers that will probably keep this show off video shelves for quite a long time. Fox would really like to get this show out on DVD, if they could. In related news, we spent the last couple of days having drinks and cigars a few feet away from Frank Gorshin, the original "Riddler" on Batman. He was staying at our hotel and was very visible enjoying cocktails with his woman friend. Despite all the posted release dates for Lost In Space, Fox has indicated that there is no release date presently for this TV series. It seems the discs are still in production and that a release has been slated for an unspecified 2004 date. Fox has just received their check discs for the Alien Quadrilogy set. The studio should be announcing news about this set shortly with a possible new release date (as the original film is to be released theatrically first). Fox Home Video has agreed to do a live chat with the forum membership. We hope to schedule this chat in the next few weeks. That's all I can report here. My colleagues may follow up with other news from those meetings. Update and Apology (posted almost two weeks later 10/8) I want to post a public apology here.... I always attempt to try to be honest about all the information I post to this forum. I don't like to post what I feel to be factual information about an upcoming release without having facts to back it up. In the case of LOST IN SPACE to DVD.... I'm a huge fan of this show. In fact, I have been politely asking Fox for the past two years to put this show into production. In a small way, I think my efforts (and those of the fans within this forum) are the reason why the show is finally being released in January. You noticed that I have finally come to the conclusion that the show is in fact going to be released this upcoming January 13th, 2004. This comes after a little more than a week after I told all of you that there will be a delay in the release. This was, from what I had gathered, to be the situation regarding Lost In Space when I asked Fox's Peter Staddon directly about it during a meeting at the studio in September. Perhaps something was misunderstood in our conversation? I don't think so, as there were 4 other people in the room with me who all heard the same conversation and can confirm exactly what was told to me. This is my opinion on why we were not given confirmed information.... Fox was obviously days away from making a Press Release announcement on Lost In Space and My Darling Clementine. Obviously, Fox did not want us breaking the news on the net early. However.... If Fox would have confidentially told us the information and asked us not to print it, we would have heeded their request. We have been told many private things that we have never posted without authorization. It's a trust that we have never broken. Meanwhile, I am given false information and I end up looking like a fool. I apologize that I reported information that I had thought to be correct. Be assured that it did come straight from Fox and that there were four others that confirm exactly what I originally posted. I'm a little embarrassed. The information I posted was taken as FACT and passed along to Lost In Space fan sites and other TV forums as factual. I ended up with egg in my face as a result. My apologies again.