But the Syndication Bible lists both network and syndicated versions available. Obviously CBS would have both on hand, so VEI could have said something.John Karras said:I suspect that VEI was quite aware of exactly what they were getting from CBS and made the decision to go with it anyway. I'm really not sure what else people expected. Barnaby Jones has been floating around with those Worldvision transfers as the available elements for ages. Surely nobody expected that a company like VEI was going to front the cost of remastering such a big series, and if CBS was going to bear the costs they would have been doing it for a release of their own. It obviously didn't sell well enough for CBS to continue.
It's not like these Worldvision transfers should be a surprise. Look at Combat!, Little House On The Prairie, Mod Squad...a mixed bag of 80's tape transfers, some complete, some cut/timesped.