- Oct 14, 2009
- Real Name
It's too bad the advertised DVD release of Name of the Game didn't come to pass, good show, I remember watching some episodes on TV back in the day.Well an unfortunate aspect of life is that opportunities are presented and opportunities are taken away. I'm sorry now that I didn't record Name of the Game, which ran every Sunday night on WCBS. Now putting together a full run of the show is virtually impossible. I'm sure that there were people who may have recorded the whole series in the early 80s when it was running but good luck finding them. Most of the hobbyists from that era are either not alive any longer or out of the hobby. But you can't show up at a game or a concert 3/4 of the way through and then complain about what you missed.
On the subject of recording stuff from TV, back in the 1980's, about 1984 to 1987, I recorded a bunch of East Side Kids and Bowery Boys movies from WGN-TV in Chicago. I still have the recordings, I edited the commercials out so it's the movies only. These are cool to have because back in those days, WGN ran 16mm prints of the movies and they have that retro/nostalgic look to them. Compare that to nowadays where everything has that new/restored look. In some ways that's a good thing but there's nothing like the charm of an old 16mm print.