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Single-season wonders that deserve a DVD release

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Charles Ellis, Nov 1, 2006.

  1. mannix

    mannix Well-Known Member

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    the american girls,flying high,kaz,a man called sloane,house calls,ellery queen
    dan august,i'm a big girl now,its a living ,angie,strike force,the devlin connection,harper valley pta,nero wolfe,ladies man,mc clains law,eishied
    todays fbi,hagen and the quest
     
  2. mannix

    mannix Well-Known Member

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    the american girls
    flying high
    kaz
    a man called sloane
    house calls
    ellery queen
    dan august
    i'm a big girl now
    it's a living
    angie
    strike force
    the devlin connection
    harper valley pta
    nero wolfe
    ladies man
    coupling ,the us version
    hagen
    todays fbi
    longstreet
     
  3. Charles Ellis

    Charles Ellis Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Great responses from all!

    I've gotta include:

    Camp Runamuck
    Tammy
    Nichols
    (I've read so much about this, besides, it stars James Garner!)
    Captain Nice
    Hot L Baltimore
    The Julie Andrews Hour
    It's About Time
    Get Christie Love!
    The New People
    (Lost circa 1969 as done by Aaron Spelling)
    Adam's Rib (Ken Howard & Blythe Danner do Tracy & Hepburn in a sitcom!)
    Our World (Probably one of the most original shows ever made by a network news division. ABC News made a great weekly time capsule hosted by Linda Ellerbee & Ray Gandolf, and made a major blunder in placing it opposite The Cosby Show!)

    OK- any more choices?
     
  4. Jeff*H

    Jeff*H Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe nobody has mentioned Tales of the Gold Monkey, from the people who created Magnum P.I. Another great show from the Universal vault.
     
  5. Michael Alden

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    Our World is one of the great one-season shows of all time. I transferred all of them from my off-air recordings a while ago.

    Adam's Rib I forgot about but that is one of my favorites. Blythe Danner was so great looking and sexy in that show with that scratchy voice. Way hotter than her daughter IMO.

    I have one New People, the pilot (actually 2 versions of the pilot, air and workprint) and that's quite enough for me.

    Camp Runamuck and It's About Time were favorites of mine when they were on and I was in elementary school. That's a good age to see them, when you are under 10. Somehow I didn't find them to have the same appeal when seeing them through adult eyes.

    Nichols - I have them all but I've not watched them.

    Captain Nice isn't a bad show and would make a good release. Buck Henry, who also did Get Smart, was involved. Not as funny as Get Smart but far, far better than Mr. Terrific.
     
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    American High
    Brother's Keeper
    Frank's Place
    It's Your Move
    Jennifer Slept Here
    On Our Own
    San Pedro Beach Bums
    We've Got Each Other
    Whiz Kids
     
  7. Ethan Riley

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    Angie
    Central Park West
    Cliffhangers
    Dolphin Cove
    Fantastic Journey
    Hail to the Chief
    Marshall Law
    Pacific Palisades
    Phyllis
    The Quest
    Savannah
    Second Noah
    When Things Were Rotten
    A Year in the Life

    ...and the list goes on.

    **sigh**
     
  8. RogerH

    RogerH Well-Known Member

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    Street Hawk
     
  9. Charles Ellis

    Charles Ellis Well-Known Member

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    Ooooh- forgot about Central Park West! IMHO, the show actually got better when they got rid of Mariel Hemingway and those yuppies and added Raquel Welch, Gerald McRaney and Lauren Hutton. CBS should've given the show more time to grow then, because watching those performers made the show interesting, a throwback to the days of Dynasty. A real missed opportunity. At least creator Darren Star went on to create Sex and the City with Candace Bushnell.
     
  10. Bonnie*F

    Bonnie*F Well-Known Member

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    Many good titles...several I never heard of and some I had forgotten.
    My list includes:

    Fantastic Journey
    The Immortal
    The Magician
    Man from Atlantis
    Phoenix
    Prey
    Primus
    The Quest
    The Starlost
    Those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head. There are likely others.
     
  11. Michael Reuben

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    No love for East Side/West Side (1964-64)? The only time George C. Scott did a TV series, the first series to feature a black character as a regular (played by Cicely Tyson), and a who's who of guest stars and supporting players who later became famous (look, isn't that Gene Hackman playing a local cop?).

    I believe Paramount controls the rights.

    M.
     
  12. ChrisCook

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    Legend
    Jake 2.0
    Peacemakers
    Against the Grain
    John Doe
    Flash Forward
     
  13. Michael Alden

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    Actually, no, the distribution rights are owned by the current MGM, formerly UA, now distributed by Fox. Which were distributed by Sony a few months ago. Confusing enough?
     
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    Quark (I believe there were only 6 eps)
     
  15. Michael Reuben

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    Interesting. It was a CBS program, and I could swear there was a Paramount credit when the now-defunct TrioTV aired some episodes a few years back. But my memory could be playing tricks on me.

    Like many of the series listed in this thread, it would never be a big seller. OTOH, if Fractured Flickers can hit DVD, I suppose anything's possible. [​IMG]

    M.
     
  16. Regan

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    Hi Michael,

    Just discovered this site while trying to find anything new on "Nickols".

    Again, for the um-teenth time the subject of really great old TV shows came up over after work drinks last night and "Nickols" was right in there as one of the gems.

    I was surprized a couple of years ago, when we first started talking about it (under similar circumstances), that there were several people at the table who remembered and loved it but that there were several others who had never heard or remembered James Garner in such a terrific setting and production. Again with Stuart Margolin (Angle from Rockford Files) and then with Margot Kidder and a really great casting of others ...it was a real winner in my books. Obveously with many others too.

    Sometimes the writer's, directing and production crew, and cast just click and there is something that is just plain enduring that comes out. There have been many wonderful series that made it or never made it. The really special ones are those seemingly rare productions where the charaters become more than friends to the veiwer ...almost like family. And a person can hardly wait for the next episode. It was a very different western, light hearted and lightly saterical. James Garner's character seemed to bring a rational and normalcy to the goofyness of others around him.

    I couldn't believe when Nickols was dropped after the first season. Over thirty years later, it still comes to mind.

    Are you saying you have copies of the whole series?

    Are they personal or is it possible to get them somewhere?

    Thanks for your lists and posts ...I've enjoyed them.
     
  17. Regan

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    My "A Number One" Single Season Wonder: Nickols, 1971-72

    James Garner, Margot Kidder and Stuart Margolin (Angle - from Rockford)

    Excellent, Excellent western set just after the turn of the twentieth century. James Garner's character rides an early motorcycle, Margot Kidder's is kind of a "girl next door" who just happens to run the bar. And the main villans mum, Ma' Ketchum has the only car in town - and when they drive around, there are always like, twenty people in it.

    Comedic but had it's sincere side and is a very credible production, particularly for it's time.

    A big leap above Support Your Local Sheriff 'en Gun Fighter but similar vien.

    It's just too good not to be released or re-aired.



    My fav's to be aquired list:

    Nickols
    (as above)

    Riverboat
    (Darren Magavin and a young Burt Renolds, western but about a Mississippi river boat)

    Tales of the Gold Monkey
    (1981-82, another Single Season Gem, I believe first of the Indiana Jones clones)

    McHale's Navy
    (My Dad was a U.S. Submariner during WW II but I love PT Boats)

    Route 66
    (I love Corvette's too ...and the open road)

    77 Sunset Strip
    (Style, 1960 style)

    Hawaiian Eye
    (pre-dated "Five oh" by almost ten years and "Magnium" by over twenty)
     
  18. Will_B

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    I remember that! Richard Benjamin as a space garbage collector. Where I lived, they didn't even air all 6 episodes, they started running anything else they could find instead.

    All about Quark:
    http://www.tvparty.com/recquark.html
     
  19. Gregory V

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    Pistols n Petticoats with Ann Sheridan (died with Ann Sheridan)
    The Girl With Something Extra with Sally Field
    Diana with Diana Rigg
    Glynis with Glynis Johns
    Captain Nice with William Daniels
    Mona McCluskey with Juliet Prowse
     
  20. Ian K McLachlan

    Ian K McLachlan Well-Known Member

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    My choices would be -

    Mr. Terrific
    Captain Nice
    Search/Probe
    Fantastic Journey
    Logan's Run
    Otherworld
    When Things were Rotten
     

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