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War of the Worlds (1988): The Complete First Season

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All episodes should be properly restored and to include the original 1987 Paramount Television "CGI Mountain" logo after the Ten Four Productions logo.

This show looks like it was edited on digital videotape in postproduction. The dvds leaves in the telecine, which was constantly changing cadence. This suggests these transfers were possibly the same ones used for the original first-run broadcasts back in the day.
 

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In practice, I've found that 1990s era tv shows had the worst of both worlds when it comes to transfers for dvds. (Never mind bluray).

Edited on videotape at ntsc (or pal) resolution.

The telecine isn't always a simple pulldown. So if you want to do an inverse telecine, the algorithm will be constantly guessing what the cadence is. This was especially bad for scifi type shows, where the special effects might have a different cadence and/or is misaligned with the telecine of the filmed scenes.
 

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So lots of scifi shows from the 1990s era (or slightly earlier), would have to be hd restored like Star Trek TNG with all the special effects redone.
 

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"Ellery Queen" could use a redo because the pilot movie was botched by playing the Mystery Movie theme over the opening credits instead of Elmer Bernstein's title music.

Also, the title of the original broadcast was "Ellery Queen." The title "Too Many Suspects" was added when the movie was released into syndication to differentiate it from the series title.* And, for some reason, the Universal logo was silent. This would have been the only chance to hear the 1974-75 Universal logo on the set but it was removed.

*The same was done to the pilot of Universal's "Switch," where it was retitled "Las Vegas Roundabout."
 

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That also happened on the "Operation Petticoat" pilot which was retitled "Life In The Pink" for syndication showings.
 

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The Six Million Dollar Man, Season 1 (1974)

Disc 1:
1.00A - Pilot #1 aka "The Moon and the Desert" (March 7, 1973)
1.00B - Pilot #2 aka "Wine, Women and War" (October 20, 1973)

Disc 2:
1.00C - Pilot #3 aka "The Solid Gold Kidnapping" (November 17, 1973)
1.01 - "Population: Zero" (January 18, 1974)
1.02 - "Survival of the Fittest" (January 25, 1974)

Disc 3:
1.03 - "Operation Firefly" (February 1, 1974)
1.04 - "Day of the Robot" (February 8, 1974)
1.05 - "Little Orphan Airplane" (February 22, 1974)
1.06 - "Doomsday, and Counting" (March 1, 1974)

Disc 4:
1.07 - "Eyewitness to Murder" (March 8, 1974)
1.08 - "The Rescue of Athena One" (March 15, 1974)
1.09 - "Dr. Wells is Missing" (March 29, 1974)
1.10 - "The Last of the Fourth of Julys" (April 5, 1974)

Disc 5:
1.11 - "Burning Bright" (April 12, 1974)
1.12 - "The Coward" (April 19, 1974)
1.13 - "Run, Steve, Run" (April 26, 1974)

I wonder how this disc-by-disc lineup would work?

~Ben
 

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"Bored" will never be released. I think the legal settlement regarding it has a clause that it can never be shown again or publicly released. No way to get around it.

Yes, I know the history, that's why I said it was unlikely. I'm not so arrogant as to predict the future, though. Never is a long time.
 

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The Scooby-Doo/Dynomutt Hour

Segments themselves are just fine, it is just the original opening and closing credits (the latter of which we'd last seen on USA Cartoon Express), and also any bridging segments between commercial breaks, that beg to be found and used. Also nice is if they not only re-arranged the contents in an order that respects picture quality, but also to include the eight episodes from 1977 that were part of Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics.

Disc 1

"High Rise Hair-Raiser" / "Everyone Hyde!"
"The Fiesta Host is an Aztec Ghost" / "What Now, Low Brow?"
"The Gruesome Game of the Gator Ghoul" / "The Great Brain... Train Robbery"
"Watt a Shocking Ghost" / "The Day and Night Crawler"

Disc 2
"The Headless Horseman of Halloween" / "The Harbor Robber"
"Scared a Lot in Camelot" / "Sinister Symphony"
"The Harum Scarum Sanitarium" / "Don't Bug Superthug"
"The No-Face Zombie Chase Case" / "Factory Recall"

Disc 3
"Mamba Wamba and the Voodoo Hoodoo" / "Queen Hornet"
"A Frightened Hound Meets Demons Underground" / "The Wizard of Ooze"
"A Bum Steer for Scooby" / "Tin Kong"
"There's a Demon Shark in the Foggy Dark" / "The Awful Ordeal with the Head of Steel"

Disc 4
"Scooby-Doo, Where's the Crew?" / "The Blue Falcon vs. the Red Vulture"
"The Ghost That Sacked the Quarterback" / "The Injustice League of America"
"The Ghost of the Bad Humor Man" / "The Lighter than Air Raid"
"The Spirits of '76" / "The Prophet Profits"

Disc 5
"Vampires, Bats and Scaredy Cats!" / "Beastwoman (Part 1)"
"The Curse of Viking Lake" / "Beastwoman (Part 2)"
"Hang in There, Scooby-Doo" / "The Glob (Part 1)"
"The Chiller Diller Movie Thriller" / "The Glob (Part 2)"

Disc 6
"The Spooky Case of the Grand Prix Race" / "Madame Ape-Face (Part 1)"
"The Ozark Witch Switch" / "Madame Ape-Face (Part 2)"
"Creepy Cruise" / "Shadowman (Part 1)"
"The Creepy Heap from the Deep" / "Shadowman (Part 2)"

~Ben
 

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Star Trek The Original Series proper blu-ray presentation with the correct mono sound mix, correct first season opening and closing theme music on the episodes that had the electric violin theme, the proper “rising stars” Paramount logo in the 1968 half of the second season, correct original effects editing, sponsor and Network tags and billboards included.

As others have said, correct I Dream of Jeannie prints, theme music and sound effects.

Lost in Space without the pilot version of Penny’s scream plastered on two episodes where it doesn’t belong (the music change is jarring).

V – The series restored from better prints with pre-credits previews/recaps and commercial breaks.

V – Mini series in it’s true aspect ratio and sound mix

Land of the Giants with proper 2nd season opening and closing theme music in the first few episodes. Also correct premature some fade outs on “The Weird World.”

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: sound mix issues and 4th season theme music corrections, also In Color bumpers, network and sponsor tags.

Dallas: replace syndicated prints in some episodes.

Branded / Guns of Will Sonnett: good god, anything is better than the muddy 16mm syndicated prints.

It Takes a Thief: restored from 35mm prints.
 
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Cannon - Season 5 (1975-1976), to include the Barnaby Jones crossover episode.

My preferred content setup:

DISC ONE
5x01 - "Nightmare" (9/10/75)
5x02 - "The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 1" (9/17/75)
4x01 - "The Deadly Conspiracy: Part 2" (Barnaby Jones) (9/19/75)
5x03 - "The Wrong Medicine" (9/24/75)

DISC TWO
5x04 - "The Iceman" (10/1/75)
5x05 - "The Victim" (10/8/75)
5x06 - "The Man Who Died Twice" (10/15/75)
5x07 - "A Touch of Venom" (10/22/75)

DISC THREE
5x08 - "Man in the Middle" (10/29/75)
5x09 - "Fall Guy" (11/5/75)
5x10 - "The Melted Man" (11/12/75)
5x11 - "The Wedding March" (11/19/75)

DISC FOUR
5x12 - "The Hero" (11/26/75)
5x13 - "To Still the Voice" (12/3/75)
5x14 - "The Star" (2 hrs.) (12/10/75)

DISC FIVE
5x15 - "The Games Children Play" (12/17/75)
5x16 - "The Reformer" (1/7/76)
5x17 - "The House of Cards" (1/14/76)
5x18 - "Revenge" (1/21/76)

DISC SIX
5x19 - "Cry Wolf" (1/28/76)
5x20 - "The Quasar Kill" (2/4/76)
5x21 - "Snapshot" (2/11/76)

DISC SEVEN
5x22 - "Point After Death" (2/18/76)
5x23 - "Bloodlines" (2/25/76)
5x24 - "Madman" (3/3/76)

~Ben
 

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My icon would enjoy seeing Gilligan's Island on Blu-ray. It would look fantastic. Plus it will eliminate those flipper DVDs. The original sets had a few commentaries I would love to see carried over. Why not include the 3 reunion movies while they're at it, as terrible as they are.
 

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My icon would enjoy seeing Gilligan's Island on Blu-ray. It would look fantastic. Plus it will eliminate those flipper DVDs. The original sets had a few commentaries I would love to see carried over. Why not include the 3 reunion movies while they're at it, as terrible as they are.
The problem with those three reunion TV movies, is that Universal controls the program rights to them. But if a deal can be worked out between Universal, Warner Bros. (the current rights holder for the TV series), and the family of Sherwood Schwartz (the series creator), then good luck!

FOR EXAMPLE: SEASON 1 CONTENTS

DISC ONE
Pilot - "Marooned" (filmed 1963, but not broadcast until 1992)
"Two on a Raft" (9/26/64)
"Home, Sweet Hut" (10/3/64)
"Voodoo Something to Me" (10/10/64)
"Goodnight, Sweet Skipper" (10/17/64)
"Wrongway Feldman" (10/24/64)
"President Gilligan" (10/31/64)

DISC TWO
"Sound of Quacking" (11/7/64)
"Goodbye Island" (11/21/64)
"The Big Gold Strike" (11/28/64)
"Waiting for Watubi" (12/5/64)
"Angel on the Island" (12/12/64)
"Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk" (12/19/64)

DISC THREE
"Three Million Dollars More or Less" (12/26/64)
"Water, Water Everywhere" (1/2/65)
"So Sorry, My Island Now" (1/9/65)
"Plant You Now, Dig You Later" (1/16/65)
"Little Island, Big Gun" (1/23/65)
"'X' Marks the Spot" (1/30/65)

DISC FOUR
"Gilligan Meets Jungle Boy" (2/6/65)
"St. Gilligan and the Dragon" (2/13/65)
"Big Man on Little Stick" (2/20/65)
"Diamonds Are an Ape's Best Friend" (2/27/65)
"How to Be a Hero" (3/6/65)
"The Return of Wrongway Feldman" (3/13/65)

DISC FIVE
"The Matchmaker" (3/20/65)
"Music Hath Charm" (3/27/65)
"New Neighbor Sam" (4/3/65)
"They're Off and Running" (4/10/65)
"Three to Get Ready" (4/17/65)
"Forget Me Not" (4/24/65)

DISC SIX
"Diogenes, Won't You Please Go Home?" (5/1/65)
"Physical Fatness" (5/8/65)
"It's Magic" (5/15/65)
"Goodbye, Old Paint" (5/22/65)
"My Fair Gilligan" (6/5/65)
"A Nose by Any Other Name" (6/12/65)

~Ben
 

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Gilligan's Island is THE show that I would want on Bluray. Well, that and MASH in its original aspect ratio, but I made my own discs for both series.

Unwilling to wait for a retail release, I made my own Gilligan set using 1080p files for the main episodes, and as many tv clips I could find (standard def and lower, of course), including reunion appearances like Surviving Gilligan's Island, commercials, 2 versions of The Invisible Woman and the uncut Alf episode. It also includes the Gerald Fried soundtrack cd's for the movies, as well.

Alongside that, there's the cartoons and The Gilligan Project, which is 3 dvds produced by a longtime fan, covering minutiae, trivia, and factual info about the series as well as technical goofs and continuity nitpicks.

And, earlier this year, someone posted a 1 hr 15 min version of "Castaways" taped from the Disney Channel that was more complete than any other copy I'd seen in years, which is a nice addition to the pile.

Further, I'm still looking for the missing episodes of Dusty's Trail to add to the alternate universe Gilligan thing, and while I was promised a copy of "Danger Stranger" from that series, the dude never delivered. Plus, I need to see that "Pechango Berries" episode where Dusty turns Alpha, but only has 24 hours to live!

The MASH set is less involved, but does include the episodes in 1080p, plus the original Our Finest Hour from VHS, as well as the color and b&w version of The Interview.

I'd still get both if they made it to a retail release.
 

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So lots of scifi shows from the 1990s era (or slightly earlier), would have to be hd restored like Star Trek TNG with all the special effects redone.

Not just the SFX redone, but recomposited with the live-action film, and the episodes re-edited.
 

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M*A*S*H

THE COMPLETE TENTH SEASON
(October 26, 1981 - April 12, 1982)


DISC ONE:
"That's Show Biz" (1 hr.) (10/26/81)
"Identity Crisis" (11/2/81)
"Rumor at the Top" (11/9/81)
"Give 'em Hell, Hawkeye!" (11/16/81)
"Wheelers and Dealers" (11/23/81)
"Communication Breakdown" (11/30/81)

DISC TWO:
"Snap Judgment" (12/7/81)
"Snappier Judgment" (12/14/81)
"'Twas the Day After Christmas" (12/28/81)
"Follies of the Living - Concerns of the Dead" (1/4/82)
"The Birthday Girls" (1/11/82)
"Blood and Guts" (1/18/82)
"A Holy Mess" (2/1/82)

DISC THREE:
"The Tooth Shall Set You Free" (2/8/82)
"Pressure Points" (2/15/82)
"Where There's a Will, There's a War" (2/22/82)
"Promotion Commotion" (3/1/82)
"Heroes" (3/15/82)
"Sons and Bowlers" (3/22/82)
"Picture This" (4/5/82)

DISC FOUR:
"That Darn Kid" (4/12/82)
"Hey, Look Me Over" (10/25/82)
"Foreign Affairs" (11/8/82)
"The Joker is Wild" (11/15/82)
"Who Knew?" (11/22/82)
"Settling Debts" (12/6/82)
"The Moon is Not Blue" (12/13/82)
(the last six episodes this season following "That Darn Kid" did not air until Season 11)

THE COMPLETE ELEVENTH SEASON
(October 25, 1982-February 28, 1983)


DISC ONE:
"Hey, Look Me Over" (10/25/82)
"Trick or Treatment" (11/1/82)
"Foreign Affairs" (11/8/82)
"The Joker is Wild" (11/15/82) (last carryover S10 episode produced)
"Who Knew?" (11/22/82)
"Bombshells" (11/29/82)
"Settling Debts" (12/6/82)

DISC TWO
"The Moon is Not Blue" (12/13/82)
"Run for the Money" (12/20/82)
"U.N., the Night and the Music" (1/3/83)
"Strange Bedfellows" (1/10/83)
"Say No More" (1/24/83)
"Friends and Enemies" (2/7/83)
"Give and Take" (2/14/83)

DISC THREE
"As Time Goes By" (2/21/83) (last episode of series in production order)
"Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" (150 min.) (2/28/83) (first S11 episode produced)

~Ben
 
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My icon would enjoy seeing Gilligan's Island on Blu-ray. It would look fantastic. Plus it will eliminate those flipper DVDs. The original sets had a few commentaries I would love to see carried over. Why not include the 3 reunion movies while they're at it, as terrible as they are.

If you're interested, the Gilligan's Island season sets were reissued by WB on single-sided discs.
 

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I wish the Adam West Batman series Blu Ray could come out with hours of additional extras and scenes that are available.

--jthree
 

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M*A*S*H

THE COMPLETE TENTH SEASON
(October 26, 1981 - April 12, 1982)


DISC FOUR:
"That Darn Kid" (4/12/82)
"Hey, Look Me Over" (10/25/82)
"Foreign Affairs" (11/8/82)
"The Joker is Wild" (11/15/82)
"Who Knew?" (11/22/82)
"Settling Debts" (12/6/82)
"The Moon is Not Blue" (12/13/82)
(the last six episodes this season following "That Darn Kid" did not air until Season 11)

THE COMPLETE ELEVENTH SEASON
(October 25, 1982-February 28, 1983)


DISC ONE:
"Hey, Look Me Over" (10/25/82)
"Trick or Treatment" (11/1/82)
"Foreign Affairs" (11/8/82)
"The Joker is Wild" (11/15/82) (last carryover S10 episode produced)
"Who Knew?" (11/22/82)
"Bombshells" (11/29/82)
"Settling Debts" (12/6/82)

DISC TWO
"The Moon is Not Blue" (12/13/82)
"Run for the Money" (12/20/82)
"U.N., the Night and the Music" (1/3/83)
"Strange Bedfellows" (1/10/83)
"Say No More" (1/24/83)
"Friends and Enemies" (2/7/83)
"Give and Take" (2/14/83)

DISC THREE
"As Time Goes By" (2/21/83) (last episode of series in production order)
"Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" (150 min.) (2/28/83) (first S11 episode produced)

~Ben
"The Moon Is Not Blue" would be the last carryover S10 episode. You already wrote as much.
"Goodbye" was not the first S11 episode produced. The production number clearly says #4 (out of 10).
 

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"The Moon Is Not Blue" would be the last carryover S10 episode. You already wrote as much.
"Goodbye" was not the first S11 episode produced. The production number clearly says #4 (out of 10).
Sorry about the goof!

However, I do agree with you that Wikipedia's claim regarding "Goodbye" as being filmed before the nine remaining new S11 episodes is definitely wrong:

9-B01 - "Trick or Treatment"
9-B02 - "Bombshells"
9-B03 - "Run for the Money"
9-B04 - "Goodbye, Farewell and Amen" (150 min.)
9-B05 - "Friends and Enemies"
9-B06 - "U.N., The Night, and the Music"
9-B07 - "Strange Bedfellows"
9-B08 - "Say No More"
9-B09 - "Give and Take"
9-B10 - "As Time Goes By"

~Ben
 

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SERIES TO RESTORE
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Combat! (season 1-4)​
Cimarron Strip
It Takes a Thief
Rawhide (season 4)​
 

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