Just saw The Case of the Bullied Bowler from November 1964, Season 6, in beautiful remastered print on local MeTV. It is clear that CBS is indeed remastering later episodes. Curiously, the closing titles these last few nights of Season 6 are in rough shape, but the entirety of the story segments are very obviously pristine remasters. So there MUST be hope for the best TV series ever, the inspiration and precursor to the excellent, long-lived Law and Order series. In the 50s and 60s CBS invested heavily in Perry Mason ($170,000 per episode right from the pilot, the equivalent of over 1 million today), the most expensive series on TV. They cared very much about the show. Why abandon it now, when it was the impulse for so many modern imitations? Mason, Drake, Street, Burger, Tragg....none better. Ever.