Jeff, I don't think your explaining yourself well enough, so allow me!
MGM: We have seen rumors here that September will see 3 releases concerning the "Outer Limits" shows:
1) The Original Outer Limits - Complete 1st Season Box Set
2) The New Outer Limits - Sex and Science Fiction Coll.
3) The New Outer Limits - Time Travel & Infinity Coll.
The two Collections from the New Outer Limits are rumored to each be 6 individual episodes in no order, simply based on the titular themes.
What Jeff's trying to say is that we don't want them (the New series episodes) in that "thematic, best-of" format. We would like in-order season sets just like the manner in which the Original Outer Limits series is being presented. The same way Stargate SG-1 has been presented, for that manner.
Also, there is concern here at HTF as to whether the Original series' 2nd season is in-the-works or not. We all certainly hope that it is! Please finish what is started!!
If, as I suspect, you are "testing the waters" with these formats to ensure that interest is there, then please let everyone know that, so support can be drummed up.
Of course, the best way to drum up support for future releases will be for us to buy these releases when they come out! So everyone, put this date on your calendars: Sept. 3rd is the rumor, okay?
As a reviewer for the TVShowsOnDVD site, I heartily volunteer my time to review all of these SKUs if someone would be so kind as to provide the screeners! Ah, it was worth a shot...
Every item that can be sold separately from any other item is assigned a SKU.
Sometimes the SKU that the manufacturer uses is a different one than the retailer uses. A middleman/wholesaler may assign their own independant SKU as well.
These days, the UPC code acts as a universal SKU for everyone in lots of cases. Some chains may still assign a separate SKU, though.
As an example, I have in front of me the still-wrapped copy of Big Trouble In Little China I bought at Best Buy on Friday. It's sticker shows the SKU to be 4156317. On the back is a UPC code sticker that is on OVER the package's UPC code. It shows a SKU (presumably Fox's) of 2001439. The UPC code is 0 24543 01439 3.
In closing, I will name 6 unique SKUs coming out this Tuesday to drive home the point:
[*]Harry Potter - Widescreen[*]Harry Potter - Fullscreen[*]First Blood[*]Rambo: First Blood Part 2[*]Rambo III[*]Rambo Box Set[/list=1]
All are indicative of separately-sold items. Got it?
Jack's right, Theo..."SKU" is rather a common term these days. I think those of us who are or were "in the biz" tend to use the phrase more; I think it just slipped out while I was writing. However, I see the term SKU on HTF all the time, used by all *sorts* of folks.