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Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Frank Soyke, Mar 7, 2011.
The show airs at 4 am. I wonder why your channel doesn't stay on 24/7.
Their Watertown NY affiliate also does something else I don't like, and it's basically the tv version of pan & scan for movies.
Everything is letterboxed with the top and bottom lopped off of each 4:3 frame. As an original aspect ratio purist, that bugs me. It might be the new way for Me-TV, but when I was watching their Burlington Vermont affiliate a few years ago before losing Me-TV for a year or two before a more local station opened up, it was all 4:3. So I think it's WWNY in Watertown that's responsible.
I do like how they go off the air in the traditional manner though. They even put up the indian-head test pattern for 10-15 minutes, before eventually switching it over to the colored bars after a while.
Last night's 77 was fairly typical content-wise: no opening credits, slight trims (a line of dialogue or two, some transitions shortened, etc, as compared with earlier showing on GoodLife), and time-compressed. It also had the usual extra commercial breaks not in the original broadcast. In one of them, they actually overdubbed a musical end-of-act brass sting to make it seem like a real commercial break. First time I've noticed them doing that. This sort of thing is why we need those DVD releases.
For some reason that episode , "Mr. Goldilocks," ran way out of order, however tonight they're back on schedule but skipped over "The Positive Negative".
They're in proper sequence according to the ep guide on the metv website. And that guide, so far, matches the one at tv.com. Is there a different sequence published elsewhere? Should be possible to verify one or the other as accurate.
The imdb guide for season three is different and another different season three list is in a book about WB TV: Warner Bros. Television by Lynn Woollery, Robert Malsbury, and Robert Strange. That's an old McFarland book published in 1985, and does not list air dates. The episode order in the book might be production order.
As this point, I just hope they show them all.
Oh! And next up, on May 9, Tuesday 4 AM, is the great and hilarious episode "Once Upon A Caper", the alleged origin story of the Bailey and Spencer partnership.
epguides.com has air dates and they match MeTV's order.
FUN episode. Would have like to hear Roscoe's and Suzanne's version on how they join Bailey and Spencer.
Saw Kathleen Crowley(Rest In Peace. April 23, 2017) in "Strange Bedfellows".
Seems to me she was doing a Zsa Zsa Gabor impression.
Also Ty(BRONCO) Hardin plays a movie cowboy.
If this series ever gets to Home Video(And I know its unlikely ), I would purchase it in a heartbeat.
I missed "Strange Bedfellows". Forgot to turn something off. With the number of episodes of 77 SS, I expect to miss some episodes due to bad reception, forgetting to load something, or turn something on or off.
I keep telling myself that the DVDs will eventually be out, and the Warner Archives current releases of Blu-Rays and re-issues are bank-rolling whatever still needs to be done for 77 SUNSET STRIP.
This morning's episode, "Tiger By The Tail", featured cameos by Roger Moore and Merry Anders, possibly on the set of the MAVERICK, episode, "The Town That Wasn't There". Robert 'Brent Maverick' Colbert's voice is heard over the government man's car radio.
Nice seeing the Barkley Brothers, Jarrod(Richard Long) and Nick(Peter Breck) together on a episode.
"Face in the Window".
Long gets a western when he is hired to babysit an Old Time Gunman. "Old Card Sharps Never Die".
I found the start of the episode interesting as it mirrored a radio episode from FAMILY THEATER(sorry I can't remember the episode title".
A man enters a town on Wild West Day and is thrown into "Jail" because he doesn't have a beard.
And must pay a fee to get out and wear a button around town.
Always a treat for me is seeing Victor Buono(King Tut). "The Legend of Leckonby".
I believe there should a crossover or cameo appearance from some of the SURFSIDE 6 characters soon.
Which I am looking forward to seeing.
Like HAWAIIAN EYE I have never seen SURFSIDE 6.
Many episodes of HAWAIIAN EYE were on Warner Archives streaming site, but
I missed seeing SURFSIDE 6 when it was on there.
Enjoy seeing Van Williams and Troy Donahue crossover appearance in "The Hot Tamale" episode part 1.
BATMAN Co-Creator Bill Finger co-wrote "The Positive, Negative Caper".
Rex and Kookie are hired to protect a valuable tiara.
This morning started Season 4.
More pointless trivia: Part Two of the : "The Hot Tamale Caper" featured a stock establishing shot, right before Roger Smith's guitar number, that was from "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre". You can briefly see Humphrey Bogart's double entering the bottom middle of the frame, wearing the Fred C. Dobbs hat and carrying a package.
RIP Roger Smith. I always enjoyed the episodes that centered on his character best.
Sorry to hear of his passing. Very talented person.
It seems after reading some of the previous posts , that some are still hoping for the release of the Warner Brothers detective in season sets from the WBA. I am too. Let's hope it happens .
Meanwhile , Mr. Smith will be misses . RIP.
Perhaps ME TV will have a 77 Sunset Strip Marathon of Roger Smith's best episodes.
Richard Long gone after one season. Too bad I was enjoying his character.
Kookie is now a member of the firm.
Robert Logan is the new car hop.
Sad to see that Roger Smith has passed on.
WOW! Married to Ann-Margret for 50 years.
Does anyone else think that Robert Logan bears a striking resemblance to (a young) Robert Wagner?