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ALF fans...your time is coming!


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Michael*K

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Posted October 25 2001 - 08:12 AM

This little blurb from today's edition of "USA Today"

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Our favorite alien returns to the small screen. No, it's not ET. Not Marvin the Martian in that cool hat. It's Alf, a.k.a "Alien Life Form"! You can get your fill in a 12-disc DVD set due in stores next spring

I have to admit that this sitcom was one of my "guilty pleasures" when I was in college.

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#2 of 19 OFFLINE   John Berggren

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Posted October 25 2001 - 08:23 AM

USA Today picked this up from a site that picked it up from a magazine that was running a spoof. ALF is not REALLY coming to DVD.

Sorry to be the bearer of news.

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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted October 25 2001 - 08:24 AM

USA Today wrote that??? As was mentioned in a thread in the Software forum here last week, that news is a JOKE! It came from the current issue of Total Movie (#5) from a column made up entirely of FAKE NEWS. There is no truth to it whatsoever.

Believe me - if it was true, I would be the first one to pre-order it. I LOVED ALF when I was a kid.

#4 of 19 OFFLINE   MickeS

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Posted October 25 2001 - 08:33 AM

It's amazing how fast fake news find its way into the major news outlets today, thanks to the Internet. Doesn't anyone at USA Today check the facts?

That sid, I like ALF, and would at least rent it if it came out on DVD. Posted Image

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#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Inspector Hammer!

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Posted October 25 2001 - 12:19 PM

Damn! Oh well, at least my cat will be safe.

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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Michael St. Clair

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Posted October 25 2001 - 12:51 PM

This demonstrates how useless mainstream median in the USA has become. Yet many people tomorrow will pick up USA Today and treat it as a credible news source.

I'm sorry, but the fact that the unverified item appeared in the 'Living' section is meaningless. Items must be verified, not just stolen from other magazines.

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Michael*K

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Posted October 25 2001 - 03:31 PM

Had it been true, I would have raised hell that none of my favorite TV series have found their way to DVD yet, namely St. Elsewhere.

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#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Graeme Clark

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Posted October 25 2001 - 05:08 PM

Have you watched ALF recently? The show is terrible!

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#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Garrett Adams

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Posted October 25 2001 - 06:45 PM

I promise to give you the straight story providing you let me borrow your cat.

#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted October 26 2001 - 01:56 AM

I still do a pretty good "Yo, Willy!" Alf imitation. Posted Image

I also still have my Alf plush doll (I sit him on top of my subwoofer). Posted Image

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#11 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott_J

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Posted October 26 2001 - 06:58 AM

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Have you watched ALF recently?

Nope.

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The show is terrible!

I'm sure it is. But I was 4 when it started and 8 when it ended. I was in THE key demographic the show went after. I would love to own it on DVD just for the memories it would give me.

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Chris Wittry

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Posted October 26 2001 - 05:56 PM

Damn, so close! I've been waiting for this show to come back to tv forever(I think it's on the Hallmark channel now). Posted Image


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Have you watched ALF recently? The show is terrible!

I'm pretty sure the title of this thread started with the words "ALF fans...," so I doubt Michael*K was looking for "this show is terrible comments."

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Posted October 26 2001 - 07:54 PM

Patrick,
I also have an Alf doll in my HT. He's an Alf hand puppet, propped up on my right front speaker.

Then there's the Chucky doll, who chills on my DVD shelves. Yeah.

Oh, and Alf used to be on the Odyssey channel on cable not too long ago, I don't know if they still show it. Good stuff.
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#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Michael*K

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Posted October 27 2001 - 05:56 AM

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I'm pretty sure the title of this thread started with the words "ALF fans...," so I doubt Michael*K was looking for "this show is terrible comments."

Ah...doesn't matter to me. Let's face it, this wasn't a groundbreaking show by any stretch. Posted Image Besides, I have no problem referring to it as a "guilty pleasure." Still, if I was surfing the tube and happened to come across it, I'd probably watch it for a while.

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#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Patrick Sun

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Posted October 27 2001 - 09:15 AM

Here's a family portrait of my DIY speakers, and if you look on the silver beer can subwoofer I have, Alf is sitting on top of it along with this blue Tickle-Me-Dude.
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Posted October 28 2001 - 10:34 AM

A 12-disc, feature-laden set of all the ALF episodes is impossible because:

A. There are 102 half-hours, which would need at least 17 discs (at 6 episodes per disc).

B. Warner Bros. owns the rights, and they have bungled other TV shows on DVD.

Graeme, you and I must not be talking about the same show.

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#17 of 19 OFFLINE   Michael*K

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Posted October 29 2001 - 01:54 AM

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A. There are 102 half-hours, which would need at least 17 discs (at 6 episodes per disc).

If this is based on an assumption that a DVD can only hold 2.5 of video (6 episodes X approx. 25 minutes running time per episode), it's incorrect.

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Posted October 29 2001 - 03:08 AM

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Hide the cat- Fans of the late 80's TV series ALF will be thrilled to hear that the series will be released on DVD beginning next spring. The twelve disc boxed set will include the entire series run and a bevy of extras, including commentary for each episode with ALF himself, a fifteen minute interview ith Liz "Mrs. Ochmonek" Sheridan and police footage of Max Wright's drunk driving arrest.[/quote]

I guess this joke was a little too subtle for some, as someone somewhere thought it credible enough to quote as truth.

Some of the other stories in this section (Cameron to direct HINDENBURG from 469 page script and 2.7 billion dollar budget, CNN's Larry king to conduct hour long interview with Death) were a bit more absurd making it a bit easier for everyone to know they were jokes-- again guess the ALF boxset was a bit too subtle.
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Posted October 30 2001 - 01:49 AM

I loved the first season of Alf. I was in college, and watched the first episode in the dorm tv room. I was laughing so hard I couldn't breathe.

But then, ALF "Jumped The Shark" by getting the Ochmonick's kid involved. The show went to hell after that.

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