I believe that I owe just about everyone here an apology. I am the one that brought up Room 222 in another thread as an example of the type of show that has all of the intrinsic values that Jimmy places on TV shows that in his eyes are shoe-ins for a release. Simply based on those intrinsic values (high quality, good acting, good writing, etc.) with Room 222 I hoped to illustrate the flaws in his logic. Instead, he researched the releases and discovered the less than stellar picture quality (a value he didn’t place on a shows releasablity and only later said that such a condition was assumed) and used that to attempt to refute any arguments to the contrary. If I had known that Room 222 was going to become Jimmy’s next big platform for his continued soap box rantings I would never have brought it up. For that I am truly sorry. I am also sorry that Jimmy simply cannot or will not hear anything but the sound of his own voice nor take into consideration plain and simple rational logic. Any evidence that doesn’t fit into his opinion is simply dismissed like a child blowing raspberries. Only to be countered by the ever present, ‘it will come out, studios will not let it just rot in the vault, they will choose to make some money rather than no money’ statements. Being optimistic and hopeful is one thing but when it blinds you to even the most miniscule of evidence to the contrary, it borders on the delusional.
Jimmy, the bottom line is that neither you nor I are in charge of what the studios do or do not do with their property. They are the ones that are in control of it. If they choose to let it rot in the vaults, that is their decision. If they choose to release it (in whatever configuration they release it in) that is their decision. There is nothing that either of us can say to change that. We can sit here and argue this from now until the end of time and we cannot or will not change that simple fact. And before you throw out WKRP, The Wonder Years and Batman again, for the last time, those three shows are not in the same league as shows like Room 222. They are not even in the same ball park. Period.
Again everyone, I am sorry that I opened up this particular can of worms. I will not get sucked into this ridiculous discussion again. It’s just a waste of my time.