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First Wave on DVD?


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#1 of 9 Mark Talmadge

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Posted October 15 2005 - 07:49 AM

Has anyone heard anything about this series being released to DVD anytime soon? I'm more than interested in getting this series on DVD.

#2 of 9 John*D

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Posted October 15 2005 - 09:16 AM

Nope. I'll buy all 3 season whenever it is available.


Another thread on this subject:

http://www.hometheat....hreadid=184826

#3 of 9 Jeff#

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Posted October 16 2005 - 04:26 AM

First Wave was bascially a modernized reworking of the old Quinn Martin series about aliens appearing in human form: The Invaders, although creator / executive Producer Chris Brancato says he never saw that old show.

#4 of 9 RogerH

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Posted October 16 2005 - 05:47 AM

This was a very good show. Which actually had a conclusion although they could have went on.

#5 of 9 Jeff#

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Posted October 16 2005 - 10:24 AM

It ended in an over the top manner with Cade and his friends overcoming the Gua -- driving what's left of them to leave Earth.

First Wave was an entertaining show, but 3 years was more than enough. The addition of Traci Lords in the last season turned out to be a plus, and the writers got to do a lot with her character. Ironically 3 of the 4 leads were all good-looking people. The oddball in the bunch was conspiracy theorist Eddie.

This series was never a major hit -- at least not here in the USA. In its native Canada, First Wave was well received and the Canadians saw episodes on their Space Channel before our Sci-Fi Channel finally aired them months later. I was fortunate enough to deal with a woman in Canada who taped some of the later shows for me so I could watch them early.

Low ratings are ultimately what killed it, which is why Brancato and his writers went the happy ending route.

#6 of 9 CaptDS9E

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Posted October 16 2005 - 01:16 PM

Id buy it if it was release on DVD. I watched it during its last run in scifi repeats. Havent seen it since.

#7 of 9 JohnAP

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Posted October 16 2005 - 04:06 PM

I remember I used to watch it when it was first on scifi, debuting alongside Farscape. I don't think I saw any of the last two seasons though. Might be nice to catch up.

#8 of 9 nikkif99uk

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Posted September 01 2008 - 10:00 AM

Any news on this show, would love to own it on dvd

#9 of 9 nikkif99uk

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Posted February 10 2009 - 09:13 PM

Who actually owns the rights to First Wave?