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  1. AndyMcKinney

    Time/Life Press Release: Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: The Complete Series

    It's all in his autobiography, Listen Very Carefully, I Shall Say This Only Once. If you get a chance, pick it up. It's an interesting read! He was either engaged, or newly-married to Joanna Lumley. She, naturally, wanted him to stay home in England with her. As it's an autobiography, one can...
  2. AndyMcKinney

    Physical Media might not be dead, but Physical Media in Retail Stores are accelerating the death

    It would be hard to enforce such a mandate, especially considering the fact that the studios might not even have any idea of all of the episodes in a set are complete or not. A lot of times, edited episodes get released by mistake, because they were supplied with the wrong master for a...
  3. AndyMcKinney

    Your Go-To Comfort Food

    I also remember how bad some of WPIX's 16mm prints of that show were bad, also. A couple years after seeing it on the dish, I later acquired a VHS copy of the WPIX late-night showing of "End of Eternity." Some of the scenes in that were shockingly dirty, but watching a really dirty...
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    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    As far as manufacturing goes, I've been luck with all my Corner Gas discs so far. And that's a show that I revisit often. I just checked on Amazon Prime and noticed Season 1 and 2 are also full-screen/4:3 there (and appear to be SD). Their version of season 3 appears to be HD and anamorphic...
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    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    Well, yes, it would be nice if somebody else did it. If for no other reason, modern encoding methods could yield better quality, as might making these into 4-disc set rather than 3-disc ones. I just mentioned VSC since they are, after all, the releasing company "of record", and they seem to be...
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    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    I still think VSC should go back and re-release season 3 of Corner Gas to correct the non-anamorphic widescreen presentation of those episodes (so, you have to watch it with black bars on all 4 sides, or zoom the image to fit the screen). I went to the trouble to import the OOP Australian PAL...
  7. AndyMcKinney

    Your Go-To Comfort Food

    I remember that line-up (from when we had a backyard "big dish" and I was in high school). However, I much preferred the modified line-up where they substituted Space: 1999 in place of Star Trek, as I hadn't seen any episodes of 1999 since their original run. (This schedule change was when...
  8. AndyMcKinney

    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    Apple makes breast implants??!!? (Sorry, couldn't resist).
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    Intel expects Apple to transition to ARM

    As long as they don't replace MacOS with iOS on Macs. If they do that, I'll be majorly ticked-off. I don't want a cell-phone OS on my Mac. I have work to get done.
  10. AndyMcKinney

    Your Go-To Comfort Food

    Many of my 'comfort food' shows are the British 'panel game' shows, like QI, Would I Lie To You, 8 out of 10 Cats, and The Big Fat Quiz. We just really don't have anything like them over here (though Netflix has tried to replicate them--using a couple of UK panel show ringers--with The Fix), and...
  11. AndyMcKinney

    Physical Media might not be dead, but Physical Media in Retail Stores are accelerating the death

    Here's what John Cleese has to say about that scene with the Major: So, it's a variation on the old Alf Garnett/Archie Bunker thing.
  12. AndyMcKinney

    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    I think the reason is partly the same as it's always been, that shooting in Canada is generally less-expensive than in places like Los Angeles, partly because of tax credits, and also because the US dollar is stronger than the Canadian one. We've been shooting up-north for so long now, that the...
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    Physical Media might not be dead, but Physical Media in Retail Stores are accelerating the death

    The Fawlty Towers episode (at least) has been put back up on UKTV (since at least June 13th)... from Chortle: ...with the Major's racist language intact (and a minimal disclaimer attached). On Virgin Media, no disclaimer is given, except the note that the episode is rated 12 for ‘language and...
  14. AndyMcKinney

    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    Yeah, it's the same in the Netherlands, too. Only the first season. Maybe HD masters weren't offered to anyone for the rest (or none were requested). The even weirder thing about Fitz is that besides Season 1 being the only season to get a blu-ray release, the final, fourth season didn't get...
  15. AndyMcKinney

    Scott Atwell Star Trek Discussion thread (Series and Films)

    That may have been true in 1965, but certainly not now. Star Trek is no longer the only show to have been given two pilots. If you limit this to prime-time dramas, the field probably remains narrow, but if you include all television (including game shows), there are plenty of other shows that...
  16. AndyMcKinney

    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    Yes, was aware of that. On Roobarb's forum, there's a thread discussing Beachcombers and the fact that someone is uploading 1970s episodes (from 16mm prints) to YouTube. Hope those stay up long enough for fans to enjoy them.
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    Canadian TV Shows on DVD

    John Davies (who was a cast member on Beachcombers) has said that he's been on a tour of the CBC Archive and that they've been digitally converting the episodes, but they still seem uninterested in exploiting them commercially. I wonder if part of the problem of the CBC not issuing stuff has to...
  18. AndyMcKinney

    Shazam! (1974-77) gets restoration

    Even a Region 2 DVD release of the existing PAL/625 elements would be an improvement (increased resolution and slightly more picture area). It's a pity that the Spanish releases of Ark II, Isis and Space Academy only came with Spanish audio, and that the UK English releases of Jason of Star...
  19. AndyMcKinney

    Scott Atwell Star Trek Discussion thread (Series and Films)

    not likely. I found this online. So, I don't know if there were only two Mr. Spocks or more, but if the actor on your record was #2, then it's Elliott Lewis.
  20. AndyMcKinney

    Shazam! (1974-77) gets restoration

    I have both sets, and I'd definitely say the blu-ray is the one to have. If for no other reason, the remastered picture. The DVDs weren't bad, but given the fact that those had to rely on vintage off-air VHS/Beta sources for most of the morals (and the Shazam/Isis Hour openings), it's really...
  21. AndyMcKinney

    Shazam! (1974-77) gets restoration

    Can't say I noticed, unless it was the "Shazam!" versus "Shazam/Isis Hour" variation I mentioned. I did notice that there were two different bumpers, depending on season. The first one (used on all First Season episodes of both releases) has a solid red background with the yellow 'animated'...
  22. AndyMcKinney

    Shazam! (1974-77) gets restoration

    I don't think so. I'm pretty sure it's Lou Scheimer's voice for everything, unless they mean he says something different. It might be that one version says "Shazam will continue..." while other other might say "The Shazam/Isis Hour will continue." I honestly don't remember, but one thing I'm...
  23. AndyMcKinney

    The Invaders

    As this was made in the '60s, the show was shot 100% on film, so "uprezzing" the effects isn't necessary. The effects would be just as 'dirty' as the original effects in 1960s Star Trek, since the original elements probably no longer exist and if they did, would be, as you say, too costly to...
  24. AndyMcKinney

    The Invaders

    I'm guessing that there must not be any HD masters yet, since the MeTV version of the episodes are fairly poor-quality (visually).
  25. AndyMcKinney

    How are you dealing with life now with the Covid-19 virus situation?

    Maybe someone who speaks/writes English as a second language just did a poor translation, and maybe meant to say "nice"?
  26. AndyMcKinney

    Oppo BDP-93 Firmware question

    A belated thank-you to everyone who chimed in on this. I have since purchased a 103. BD5/9 was supported on the 'old' firmware. I updated to the latest version and it still works. I'm sure I must've interpreted their ending support of ISO playback as also including BD5s. Thank goodness! Now, I...
  27. AndyMcKinney

    The Complete Carol Burnett Show on Shout Factory TV (actually not even half)

    Unless there was maybe a snippet of expensive/unclearable music in said skits. Didn't someone say that some of the 'new' half-hours were cobbled-together from the leftover bits of other episodes that had been cut down (or were created by literally chopping an hour show into two half-hours)...
  28. AndyMcKinney

    The Complete Carol Burnett Show on Shout Factory TV (actually not even half)

    Seriously, did anyone really expect that these would be 100% uncut? Given the history of this show on home video (and streaming), surely everyone in this forum knows of the music rights issues that have dogged this show for ages. You'd have been able to knock me over with a feather if these...
  29. AndyMcKinney

    Other CBS Shows VEI could release

    if anyone was ever going to release Street Legal, surely it would've come out long before now, like maybe around 2004-05, when shows like The Hitchhiker and Bizarre were getting Canadian releases. The best recent chance of a release came and went when the revival series came out (and was...