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  1. Jeff Willis

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

    Gary, Adding my to your many valued contributions here over the years. Grade You've steered me into smooth seas with recommendations of many B/W TV-DVD sets over the years. To honor your crystal ball retirement I picked a still from one of my all-time favorite movies. I'm sure many...
  2. Jeff Willis

    What Are Your Top 15 Of The Last 15?

    This is all of my TV/DVD sets that originally aired from 2000 to present. The top 5 are the ones that stand out a lot for me, particularly my #1 show in this list. It's one of the best surprises that I've seen on TV. Smallville has an asterisk since my favorite seasons in the show were 1-5...
  3. Jeff Willis

    POLL: Complete Original Broadcast Presentation: YES? NO?

    Option 1 if it's not forcing ads inbedded into the episodes. Otherwise, Option 2. NOB commercials are good for historical and nostalgia purposes but one of my biggest attractions to the TV/DVD hobby is the ability to purchase and view episodes without commercials. I do like to see the...
  4. Jeff Willis

    Name The Hardest Working Character In Television History

    "Chip" didn't jog the memory right away since it's always been "Sarge" in that series and they didn't mention the first name that often in the show. We never used that name in the field behind our house (long long ago :)) when we were playing "Combat" with the neighborhood gang. Flashgear...
  5. Jeff Willis

    Name The Hardest Working Character In Television History

    "Jonathan Kent" in "Smallville" S1-5 comes to mind. - Ran the farm - Dealt with Lex - Guided Clark through adolescent superpower use - Dealt with the secrecy about Clark's origin and powers - Dealt with "Jor-El" - Dealt with various "meter freak" villains - Laid the foundation for the...
  6. Jeff Willis

    James Garner passed away at 86 years old!

    James Garner passed in his LA home last night at age 86. Condolences to the family. He's leaving an amazing legacy for fans worldwide. My favorite show's always been Rockford Files.
  7. Jeff Willis

    Your Favorite TV Themes/Songs

    Here's my best narrowed-down list: My #1 remains the Combat! S1 opening. That "pre-intro" always places this in the top spot. I'd rate the S2-5 openings after other themes though. The rest aren't in any order, all too close to choose a #2,3,4, etc. Westerns: Wild Wild West S1 opening...
  8. Jeff Willis

    Your favorite TV quotes of all time

    The Longer Ranger: "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty 'Hi-ho, Silver, away!'" Wagon Train (Ward Bond seasons): "Wagons, Ho!"
  9. Jeff Willis

    What Is Your Favorite "Comfort Food" TV Show?

    I think you'll like it overall. I got this series set at Gary's recommendation, having not seen any of it before the dvd purchase. It started slow for me but by the time I was done, I'm glad to have it in my collection. One thing that I look at when viewing a series for the first time, is...
  10. Jeff Willis

    Ann B. Davis (Brady Bunch) Passed Today 06/01/14

    RIP for the housekeeper in the "Brady Bunch" TV series (1969-74).
  11. Jeff Willis

    Which classic TV series do you most want to see remastered and released on blu-ray?

    Having not entered the BR market, I might do it if "Combat!" was released on BR remastered from the original elements without time-compression. Otherwise, I'm ok with the standard DVD sets. Having received feedback from a couple of friends that have compared standard releases of older tv shows...
  12. Jeff Willis


    We the jury, find the defendant guilty as charged, having ruled on presented evidence that this TV/DVD collection doesn't meet the minimum number of series sets as deemed necessary set forth by HTF charter section 3 subsection 4.6.5. "It is duly ordained that the defendant be required to meet...
  13. Jeff Willis

    What Is Your Favorite "Comfort Food" TV Show?

    Glen I have 2 answers to this one. Bionic Woman S1 For "rewatchability" factor. I lost count how many times I've seen this season's episodes. It's hard to pick only one: LITB For overall series choice. I'd pick TAGS except I'm only interested in S1-5. If I was picking by category...
  14. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite shows from the 1960s?

    Same here. Ben, here's my top 5. Gary will post his soon. Big Valley Even though it came after the B/W years which are considered by many to have been the golden age of Westerns (I agree with this exception), it's one my top "rewatchibility" shows. Casting was superb, imo. The...
  15. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite shows from the 1980s?

    I didn't watch much network series in this decade, too much sports. So there were some big-name shows that I'd never seen until the dvd releases. HILL STREET BLUESKNIGHT RIDER Blind-buyA TEAM Blind-buyMIKE HAMMER (1984-89) One of my few unreleased favoritesMATLOCK Blind-buy Barely...
  16. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite miniseries of all time?

    Keep authoring threads, Ben After looking at my TV/DVD excel file, I have 19 miniseries. Ranking in order is too hard but here's my 5: HOW THE WEST WAS WON RICH MAN POOR MAN BOOK Book 1 was my favorite of the 2 books SHOGUN HOLOCAUST includes Fritz Weaver, one of my favorite TV actors...
  17. Jeff Willis


    Ron, I don't go out on a limb often and offer a guarantee, but this show's a sure thing for you as a blind-buy. It's tied with The Fugitive for my all-time best blind-buy series and is easily the best all-around sitcom I'm watching for the 1st time on the DVD's. They hit the mother lode when...
  18. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite shows of the 1970s?

    When I read your post, I looked at my collection by decade. The results are about what I'd expected but I hadn't realized the # of shows that I have from the 60's. 50's 44 60's 71 70's 42 80's 34 90's 15 00's 11 10's 0 70's are a close 2nd to the 50's. That gap used to be larger...
  19. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite shows of the 1970s?

    The 70's are sometimes referred to as the "miniseries" decade, when the networks realized that, after a couple of miniseries ratings bonanza's, they had struck a "cash cow" concept in the TV market. With that in mind, I had to pick a couple of those to start of my list: 1) How the West Was Won...
  20. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite shows from the 1960s?

    Combat! .... well... a lot of it's about those memories when I was watching with Dad and playing "Combat" in the neighborhood with that toy M1 Thompson machine gun :lol: . True story: I usually got to play the "Sarge" outside because I had the best sound-effects for that Thompson firing noise...
  21. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite shows from the 1950s?

    I was going to try and avoid crossover-decade shows from this list but there's too many for me that are among my favorites that started in the late 50's so here's my list: 1) Perry Mason 2) Rifleman 3) Lassie Long-running but can't leave it out here since it began in 1954. I preferred the...
  22. Jeff Willis

    What are your top 5 favorite shows from the 1960s?

    Great threads, Ben 1) Fugitive & Combat! Tried many times to separate those 2, impossible :) 2) 3) Big Valley 4) Dick Van Dyke Show 5) Twilight Zone Animation: 1) The Flintstones 2) Jonny Quest 3) Herculoids 4) Shazzan 5) Space Ghost
  23. Jeff Willis

    What are your Top 5 LEAST Favorite shows from the 60s?

    ...right... deleted :lol:
  24. Jeff Willis

    Favorite spinoffs that either did or didn't last....

    Bionic Woman, particularly Season 1 Green Acres Regarding spinoffs generally, I had an easier time recollecting those that weren't among my favorites.
  25. Jeff Willis

    What are your Top 5 LEAST Favorite shows from the 60s?

    Can't argue with your choices there. I'd probably substitute "Then Came Bronson" for one of your other choices....but not your #1.
  26. Jeff Willis

    Everybody's post-color favorite black & white...

    I have 3 that come to mind: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) These were pre-1967 so not sure if they're intended for this thread: 12 Angry Men (1957) Lilies of the Field (1963)
  27. Jeff Willis

    Looney Tunes Golden Collection V1-6 Sale

    For those that haven't yet obtained the Looney Tunes Golden Collection vol 1-6, they are featured as a bundle sale for $48.49 U.S. at Amazon's "Deal of the Day" today Fri 05/09 U.S. time. Link is here
  28. Jeff Willis

    Efrem Zimbalist Jr - R.I.P.

    Efrem Zimbalist Jr passed Friday 05/02 at his residence. News story is here . He'll be remembered for his timeless role in "The F.B.I." in addition to his daughter's role in "Remington Steele". Prayers & condolences to his family as we reflect on his contribution to what many here consider...
  29. Jeff Willis

    Next Hanna-Barbera set?

    Thanks for the info on the downloading pov. If I had a choice between the 2 formats (downloading vs streaming), I'd prefer downloading, if it's open for the purchaser's ownership (mobile to another PC, burning DVD's). I have a good high speed 'net connection from my provider but there's a lot...