- May 14, 2004
I don't recall this ever being requested here so here goes.
How about a long due (quality) DVD release of ROCKY JONES, SPACE RANGER (Syndicated 1954) starring Richard Crane fully restored and digitally remastered from whatever print negative sources have survived all of these long years?
Apparently (at least formerly) this television property was under the distribution of MCA Television which would translate today as Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
If still under the auspices of Universal then (hopefully) the existing film elements will be in (reasonably) good condition coming from Universal.
I never saw the original multi-chaptered half hour black-and-white tv series of the 1950s itself but in the mid-1960s the ROCKY JONES television syndicated films were still being circulated-aired on a local Buffalo-based tv station with revised titles like THE ROBOT OF REGALIO (1954) derived from the three chapter ROCKY JONES adventure "Out of This World," Part Ones (12/10/1954), Part Two (19/10/1954) and Three (26/10/1954).
The visual effects and sets for a now antiquated early 1950s television production are really quite impressive and exhibit imagination and effort on the part of the crew involved.
I (fondly) remember seeing in the mid-1960s as a boy and was quite taken with the show myself. Having seen it again online it still entertains and captivates.
So anyway lets see this SF-premised television revived and made available for classic tv collectors and classic SF enthusiasts.
Bring on ROCKY JONES, SPACE RANGER!