Posted May 11 2004 - 01:59 PM
Someone posted a link to a Fox e-mail address that was supposedly polling viewers about DVD releases to a Blue
newsgroup. Against my better judgment (the studios tend not to pay much attention to e-mail, even when they solicit it) I dropped them a line. Here was their reply:
| Hello, |
Fox has no plans to release the title in question at this time. I will forward your request onto our corporate office so they can see what the public would like to see on DVD.
I'm not sure if a sudden flurry of purchases of the first two seasons and a lot
of snail mail letters might help, but that's about all I think we can hope for. (And, obviously, the former would mean a lot more than the latter.)
I suspect the current cable-saturation scheduling is working against demand for the show on DVD. Two back-to-back episodes five days a week on TNT, plus two airings of the same episode on CourTV, both in their umpteenth rotation. I wish more people understood how badly cut these episodes are on cable and how worthwhile a DVD edition would be - and would understand that if the early seasons don't sell, there won't be
any later seasons - so if you really like a show, buy now. (I'd like to use this as an example for all those who said, "I won't buy any of the B5
sets before they're all released". If enough people had thought that way we'd have one or two sets of that
show too and all be crying in our beer about it.)
I personally bought both available Blue
sets in the past two weeks because I'd rather have some
of the show on DVD than none of it. And because maybe the horse will learn to sing.
* Those of you who know your Herodotus - or who have read Niven & Pournelle's The Mote in God's Eye
- will understand that.