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Is the b&w era of TV on DVD slowly coming to an end?


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#1781 of 2816 OFFLINE   BobO'Link

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Posted August 16 2013 - 06:21 PM

Bob, you mean 66/67 for the season with IT'S about time and the others, not 67/68. Typo. ;)

Thanks!  I got off on the TV listings and just didn't notice! :D  I edited the post to fix that and include the correct competition.



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Posted August 16 2013 - 06:24 PM

It's not really a typo, because all the shows discussed were from the 1967-68 season.

 

It's About Time's competition for 1966-67, as far as new shows are concerned, includes Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Family Affair, The Monkees, The Invaders, That Girl, Tarzan and the beloved, immortal classics The Tammy Grimes Show, The Jean Arthur Show, Pistols 'n' Petticoats and Rango.

 

I don't know.  Competetion or not, I still say It's About Time stunk.

For that year it sure did but it had pretty stiff competition.  I watched that one during original run and really enjoyed it before they changed the premis and had them time travel to "the present".  That move pretty much killed it for me but I'll still take It's About Time over the majority of what's presented today.



#1783 of 2816 OFFLINE   Neil Brock

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Posted August 16 2013 - 10:09 PM

The change in premise improved the show from abominable to mediocre. The second format wasn't nearly as stupid.



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Posted August 16 2013 - 11:09 PM

Joe is right, I meant to say that Bob mistyped the year for IT'S ABOUT TIME, but NOT the other shows, which were indeed 67/68. Thus this correction and retraction for my earlier correction and retraction. What does any of this have to do with FRONTIER CIRCUS anyway? The single greatest show in the history of ever.

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Posted August 17 2013 - 03:56 AM

For that year it sure did but it had pretty stiff competition.  I watched that one during original run and really enjoyed it before they changed the premis and had them time travel to "the present".  That move pretty much killed it for me but I'll still take It's About Time over the majority of what's presented today.

When today's TV shoes are compared to fiascoes such as It's About Time and My Mother the Car it tells a lot of the status of Today's TV Programming. :thumbsdown: :angry:


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#1786 of 2816 OFFLINE   Joe Lugoff

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Posted August 17 2013 - 03:31 PM

I agree.  I'd waste 30 minutes on It's About Time or My Mother the Car (and probably regret it bitterly), but I wouldn't waste any time at all on today's shows.



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Posted August 18 2013 - 12:14 AM

My mother the car wouldn't be a waste IMO, although no more than a guilty pleasure, like Mr. Ed...

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Posted August 19 2013 - 07:05 AM

What does any of this have to do with FRONTIER CIRCUS anyway? The single greatest show in the history of ever.

Are you joking?  Is Frontier Circus that great? Why?



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Posted August 19 2013 - 09:28 AM

Are you joking?  Is Frontier Circus that great? Why?

 

He's joking.  Initially it was kind of an inside joke between Glen and me.  Now it's out there for everyone to laugh at.  Although, truth be told, I do think there are far worse shows than Frontier Circus.  It's okay.  Just not a great western.

 

 

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Posted August 19 2013 - 10:33 AM

 Frontier Circus.  It's okay.  Just not a great western.

 

 

But an excellent circus!



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Posted August 19 2013 - 03:01 PM

He's joking.  Initially it was kind of an inside joke between Glen and me.  Now it's out there for everyone to laugh at.  Although, truth be told, I do think there are far worse shows than Frontier Circus.  It's okay.  Just not a great western. Gary "anxiously awaiting more b/w news - hope something good will be announced soon" O.

Is there any chance for City Detective, starring Rod Cameron? Highly unlikely, but I have an 11-episode 2-DVD set from The Nostalgia Merchant and I enjoyed watching those episodes, it's a good show!

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Posted August 22 2013 - 06:59 AM

On a black-and-white TV-related note, the Encore Western Channel runs "The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp," among other classic western shows, and aired the "China Mary" episode starring Anna May Wong this past Monday. Wong was the first Asian-American star in Hollywood and was active primarily in the 1930s and '40s. This was one of her last acting jobs. I review this episode on my blog, which has covered other old TV shows from time to time. Please check it out:

http://briandanacamp.wordpress.com

 

And here's a shot from the show, with Hugh O'Brian and Miss Wong:

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Posted September 01 2013 - 04:00 PM

I think most of the posters in this thread are more adventurous when it comes to vintage TV and would lean more toward embracing everything, even if just for historical and scholarly reasons, but as far as the general public goes, I'm afraid they are as Neil alludes, the type who want to hear the same oldies over and over again.

 

I personally have experimented with so many different types of shows from the past and subjected my gf to many of them, regardless of pedigree or established tradition. Often her response has been: "There are reasons why some things are classics and some are not," a generally negative reaction to what was heretofore unknown to her. There have been some successes that have thwarted her expectations, but without that inherent curiosity and enthusiasm that many of us who post in this thread possess, it can sometimes be a tough sell.

 

After showing my gf the old series GRINDL, she was ready to swear off all vintage TV forever. And who can blame her?!

After seeing a number of posts mentioning GRINDL as one of the all time worst sitcoms, I couldn't help but wonder why no one was asking for clarification regarding what the letters stood for, assuming it was an abbreviation.  Then, I decide to google it and of course, discover this was the actual show's title!  I thought I had a pretty decent knowledge of old television shows, but this one somehow eluded me!  With an awful title like that, no wonder, LOL!

 

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Posted September 09 2013 - 05:24 PM

According to Amazon.com the early 1960's  black and white Edie Adams Show will be released on DVD.  Also season 4 of Beverley Hillbillies ,and season 3 of Petticoat junction which I believe are B&W will be released by Paramount.  


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Posted September 09 2013 - 05:27 PM

According to Amazon.com the early 1960's  black and white Edie Adams Show will be released on DVD.  Also season 4 of Beverley Hillbillies ,and season 3 of Petticoat junction which I believe are B&W will be released by Paramount.  

S4 of TBH is color as is PJ.


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Posted September 09 2013 - 06:22 PM

According to Amazon.com the early 1960's  black and white Edie Adams Show will be released on DVD. 

 

Link?  I can't find it.

 

 

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Posted September 09 2013 - 06:46 PM

Link?  I can't find it.

 

 

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http://www.amazon.co...ords=edie adams


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Posted September 09 2013 - 07:14 PM

 

Thanks!


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Posted September 09 2013 - 07:24 PM

Thanks!

No problem!


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Posted September 11 2013 - 06:03 AM

I think I posted this earlier, but I'm going to post it again.  It seems that TMG has really dried up since the middle of the year.  I know McKenzie's Raiders and Harbor Command are coming, but is that it, for the rest of the year?  TMG was really cranking them out, but now they have slowed to a trickle.  Does anyone know if there is more in the pipeline, or have they mined out everything they can?


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