Hi Bob, well it happened to me. I pulled out my fresh copies from season 1 volume 1 of Voyage and guess what the front side on two discs would not play the back side would. I told Amazon about the complaints on the Voyage series early seasons. I love Amazon because they always have been fair with me. I told them I had opened both volumes of season 1 and it did not matter a full refund with shipping was on the way.
Bob please correct me if I am wrong that your problems with Voyage were season 1. Well so i now have a double dip on seasons 2-4. Season 1 episodes that I bought from Best Buy when they first came out at maybe 40 bucks still play good. I took a soft rag and wiped them all clean. I really want to enjoy this season over the summer.
Scott i think it was you that said you wanted Giants at a cheaper price. Keep watch at Amazon. I bought my copy from Big Lots at a huge price cut. Like I said i found some value in the show. Gary Conway and a few others do speak in some of the best extras i have seen since the original BSG. I enjoyed the interviews. I also have the boxed audio and dvd sets called The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen and some of the interviews are there as well.
Harry turned me on to the Dvd because I only had the VHS copy and he said there was more on the DVD. I remember the cast stateing that it was really them climbing ropes and not stunt people. I remember when we were waiting for season 4 how we talked about City Beneath the Sea. WHV then released it in a MOD format when the program first began. WHV said it was one of their most requested movies at that time. I think this really shows the level of interest in all Irwin Allen.
LIS season 1 was the best but season 3 was starting to come back with Anti Matter Man and a few others and was on it's way to renewal but CBS pulled the plug. I was shocked when I read that Time Tunnel in it's second season was to go up against season 3 of LIS. Canceled TT sound stage went to LIS and Batman which really went the cheap route in it's last season.
Giants was suppose to come in as mid season replacement during Voyage last year. I love the crew of the Seaview because they just look like they are enjoying themselves even in some of the goofy episodes which I can still pull something out of to redeem them.
David Hedison loved Man Beast. I read in the Voyage book about the one scene i really love in that episode between him and Richard. He tells the Admiral that he has killed a man which later is not true. Hedison and Basehart were great in that scene.
I think all of the casts from Voyage TT LIS and Giants did work very well together. I always felt the loss of Sam Groom on TT because he represented me the kid watching from home. Granted Sam was much much older but i related with him.
I love the fact that new generations are being turned on now to Voyage. I think it is great. The young man in the model store in his 20s who took a picture of my Seaview all put together as I have said before spoke how his best friend loved the show.
Harry where the heck are you??? I suppose being chased down an alley with Joe Mannix.
Happy Voyage everyone! I forgot to provide fans with this book that i own on the Irwin Allen series.
Edited by Mark Collins, April 21 2013 - 01:29 PM.