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  1. JeffWld

    TV Guide Acquires

    Along similar lines, my concern is that a year from now we may be battling a sea of endless pop-ups only then to have to weed through celebrity fashion tips, recipes, lovemaking secrets, etc. just to get to the info we seek.
  2. JeffWld

    TV Guide Acquires

    I'll add my congratualtions and I'm sure the offer was too tempting to resist, but I'm not very confident that the integrity of the site will remain given TV Guide's corporate track record.
  3. JeffWld

    Universal/NBC has a lousy infrastructure

    This is the most important point. My argument with the younger crowd is that they tend to make definitive statements about the current crop of shows being "classics" or "the greatest" without ever having seen 90% of what broadcasting has had to offer. There's simply just not enough frame of...
  4. JeffWld

    Universal/NBC has a lousy infrastructure

    And Universal were leaders in the "creative accounting" department....just ask James Garner.
  5. JeffWld

    The Golden Girls - Season 7: faulty episode discovered by fans

    Total amateur hour. As much as these studios loathe the concept, consultation with a knowledgeable fan/reviewer at the quality control stage might help to avoid the raft of problems many of these studios encounter. It's clear that the internal "experts" miss some of the most obvious issues.
  6. JeffWld

    CHiPs Season 1 coming to DVD in May!!!!

    Others have included: Gunsmoke = Marshal Dillon Dragnet = Badge 714 Hawaii Five-0 = McGarrett
  7. JeffWld

    Paul Browstein on Internet Radio tomorrow

    I picked up about 30 episodes of the show when it made the rounds on various small cable networks (AIN, WHT) in the late 90's. They were supplied by Pacific Family Entertainment (low-end 16mm transfers to 3/4" tape). I'm not sure what the copyright status was of these episodes, but I have a...
  8. JeffWld

    Gimme A Break....

    Yes, the audio has been overly compressed on those episodes. Also: 3 consecutives episodes (starting with "Julie Smokes") have sound levels which are noticeably lower than the other episodes on the disc.
  9. JeffWld

    Gimme A Break....

    I was just checking the Season 2 Canadian release of Gimme A Break and was a little disappointed. While it's great to see the show released, VEI dropped the ball in a few areas: 1. No episode synopsis (as they had on season 1) 2. No time display during episode playback 3. All 3 discs...
  10. JeffWld

    The Man From UNCLE??

    Warner Bros. was so busy making sure that they didn't miss the window of opportunity to release 7 seasons of The Dukes Of Hazzard that the window for their 50's classics sailed right past them.
  11. JeffWld

    True Mini Series and Novels for Television

    I found that the R2 RMPM (Book 1) transfers were fairly clean. I was just thinking about some of the other Universal miniseries that were being ground out during that period: Rich Man, Poor Man (Book II) (although not technically a miniseries) Centennial Black Beauty Loose Change Once An...
  12. JeffWld

    True Mini Series and Novels for Television

    The main problem with the release of the miniseries from this era is that the majority of them were produced by Universal, who have proven that they are fairly clueless about exploiting their back libraries. The fact that Universal has finally agreed to license material at least leaves some hope...
  13. JeffWld

    Rumor Mill - Quinn Martin's Tales of the Unexpected being evaluated for release

    Michael is actually referring to a long-forgotten 1977 series on NBC, not to be confused with "Roald Dahl's Tales Of The Unexpected" which is the 100+ episode series listed on
  14. JeffWld

    My Three Sons?

    Other than a few "Best Of Bandstand" compliations, Clark did nothing with his media archives in the home video world. His main concentration was clip licensing. To my knowledge, Clark sold off his media archives some years ago. The "Reunion With The Partridge Family And My Three Sons" was...
  15. JeffWld

    Classic TV shows fans...check this out!

    I agree, and it's ironic that we currently live in a "TV Universe". Not to mention that many of the above-listed shows had at least 26 episodes per season, without the heavy repeat cycle seen these days. It was back in the days when the networks still actually programmed Saturday night instead...
  16. JeffWld

    My Three Sons?

    You might be referring to a combined My Three Sons/Partridge Family reunion show that aired 11/25/77 on ABC. It was a Dick Clark production, so fat chance of ever having that see the light of day.
  17. JeffWld

    The Golden Years of Classic Tv....Hiram Holiday.

    I picked up the 2 volumes for $1 each on e-bay. That's another source you might consider.
  18. JeffWld

    My Three Sons?

    One item of trivia about this show: the b/w episodes of My Three Sons were in limbo until the mid-1980's because they were actually owned by Universal and the color episodes were owned by Viacom. Let's hope that if Paramount starts releasing it, they will stick with it since it's a very big run...
  19. JeffWld

    Assessing the studios

    Paramount inherited an incredible volume of TV product via mergers and acquisitions. As good as they have been to date, they really have the potential to stay far ahead of the pack if they want to exploit their incredible back library. Let's hope they take advantage of the opportunities that are...
  20. JeffWld

    SNL Season 1 on 12/5/06 (and season sets in general)

    I've seen this happen a few times on It's their somewhat misleading way of indicating that they completely depleted their existing stock, including the floater stock they order above and beyond the known amount needed to fill pre-orders. This set is obviously selling much better than...
  21. JeffWld

    Alias Smith and Jones

    Good to see that they are including the 90-minute pilot movie in this set. Let's hope that this doesn't wind up being another one on Universal's ever-growing list of "one and done".
  22. JeffWld

    SNL Season 1 on 12/5/06 (and season sets in general)

    That's a fairly rosy outlook coming from someone who has polluted this board with countless negative posts about a lot of shows that don't appeal to you personally. Since you defend the "forum" format, then you should have nothing to say about posters who express their opinions about...
  23. JeffWld

    I LOVE LUCY 7th, 8th, and 9th season

    You must have missed this earlier post the explains exactly what it means: "The Desilu/Westinghouse presentation mentioned in the box is indeed the promotional Westinghouse advertising film. I'm told it will be included in its entirety."
  24. JeffWld

    Medical Dramas List required

    Others not mentioned so far: Ryan's Four Julie Farr, M.D. (aka Having Babies) Stat 13 East Birdland Cutter To Houston Doctor Doctor L.A. Doctors The Lazarus Syndrome Nurse
  25. JeffWld

    McHale's Navy - 3/20/07!

    Those stories about Universal's hefty fees must be true since the announced price is $60 for the first season of Ironside.
  26. JeffWld

    Where is "Hill Street Blues" & "St Elsewhere"???!!!

    1. The syndicated versions were not cut by 3 minutes. They were highly time-sped and in many cases the opening teasers were removed. 2. I caught another music change: In the final scene of "Graveyard", a vocal version of "Unchained Melody" has been dumped and substituted with a generic...
  27. JeffWld

    Ironside (Season 1)

    Rumor has it from inside the industry that "Ironside" was on the list of shows that Universal was shopping around in an attempt to offload to an independent. Unfortunately (as is Universal's way), they were asking for outrageous licensing fees that were not attracting any takers. Universal...
  28. JeffWld

    Honey West

    It was an attempt by content owners to have the ability to control the world market, especially in the area of rights clearances (e.g. rights cleared for sales to Region 2 only). Of course this "control" vanished once you could walk into Walmart and buy one of their "made in China" junkers that...
  29. JeffWld

    Hootenanny is coming!

    Although a "best of" isn't my favorite method of release, you've got to give Shout Factory credit for putting together top-notch releases and taking chances on less-than-mainstream material.