This discussion thread has had its fair share of heated disagreements. Check out the earlier (archived) message postings and you will see that the idea of a VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA tv series DVD release wasn't exactly greeted with enthusiastic optimism and respectful support. But it did happen nonetheless!
I will never understand the (misplaced) loyalty to either LOST IN SPACE and LAND OF THE GIANTS but that is not my concern here. I am concentrating on (inevitable) blu-ray releases of both VOYAGE and THE TIME TUNNEL and leave it (totally) up to others to lobby for the other two.
Technically I am (likely) older (albeit I really don't really appear any differently then I have always looked). My childhood memories were securely founded on definite "adult" premised 1960s SF tv series: THE TWILIGHT ZONE, THE OUTER LIMITS, VOYAGE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA, THE AVENGERS, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E., STAR TREK, THE TIME TUNNEL and THE INVADERS. Perhaps this is the crux of the problem-difficulty-conflict here. A substantially radical difference in orientation to the genre. My own sense of (longing) "nostalgia" stems from other sources of impression.
To further emphasize this (beyond a shadow-of-a-doubt where I am coming from) I much prefer THE GREEN HORNET over BATMAN.
LOST IN SPACE and GIANTS (dramatically) just don't pass muster with me. To my thinking they are quaintly feeble by comparison. More often than not they are (generally) much more suited for very young children.
Even the (highly touted) first season of LOST IN SPACE was fundamentally still a kid's tv show. By comparion I personally found that (overall) VOYAGE (or THE TIME TUNNEL for that matter) were vastly much more interesting and entertaining for me.
One thing about Irwin Allen must be clearly understood. This man had a definite affectation for juvenile-oriented entertainment. I am certain that Allen was much more confortable doing SPACE and GIANTS (which reflected his sensibilities) than he ever was with VOYAGE and THE TIME TUNNEL (both of which were left in the hands of other capable talents). Perhaps this is why I like these two show so much because they are so atypical of him. Unfortunately the man would inevitably corrupt the latter two as well (but VOYAGE and THE TIME TUNNEL still remained better shows than either SPACE or GIANTS).
I am certain when blu-ray upgrades do happen (by whomever) VOYAGE and THE TIME TUNNEL fans will rally to them. Never say never! Realistically speaking I (honestly) don't believe that the opportunity will be missed.
Edited by JeffT., April 14 2013 - 12:54 AM.