Blog Tools
Edit your Blog
Build a Blog
Buddy Page
View Profile
« September 2005 »
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
You are not logged in. Log in
Entries by Topic
All topics  «
Johnny LaRue's Crane Shot
Monday, September 19, 2005
Happy Bat-Birthday

Adam West, the greatest Batman of them all, turns 77 today. Someone told me today that if Nike had any sense at all, this photo would be the start of a brilliant new print ad campaign. Nike, make it happen.

Shatner pwns Alan Alda. After losing the Emmy to Shatner last night, Alda made a big show of ripping up his acceptance speech. He was probably just kidding, but there's no shame in losing an acting award to The One True Shat.

This is the most important DVD news of the year. THE ROCKFORD FILES is finally being released before the end of the year. While there's nothing inherently wrong with Season One sets of ADAM-12, BAA BAA BLACK SHEEP, EMERGENCY!, MCCLOUD, MCMILLAN AND WIFE and DRAGNET, why did Universal release these shows on DVD before ROCKFORD, which is guaranteed money in the bank. Maybe it's because...

...they were waiting for some sweet extras. Usually, Universal just dumps these shows with no special features, but according to this menu shot from TV Shows on DVD, they managed to land James Garner for an interview. I'm assuming the 90-minute pilot guest-starring Lindsay Wagner (pre-BIONIC WOMAN) and William Smith will be included. One of the series' defining moments is the great scene where Rockford sucker-punches the bigger and meaner Smith in a mens' room.

Look for it December 6, 2005.

Posted by Marty at 5:34 PM CDT
Post Comment | View Comments (4) | Permalink

Monday, September 19, 2005 - 11:00 PM CDT

Name: Hal Horn

Nothing at all against ROCKFORD, which was a fine show, but even more overdue: season sets of MAVERICK. Warners is giving us samplers of their shows instead of at least a season one set (out next Tuesday), but I find this ridiculous. They know damn well there's a market for complete seasons up through 1959-60 (the third and Garner's last).

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 12:52 PM CDT

Name: Marty McKee

I'm holding out for the two Robert Colbert episodes!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 11:04 PM CDT

Name: Hal Horn

LOL..that would be "Cousin Brent", right? Are those episodes ever rerun? I do think that Jack Kelly did a solid job and is always overlooked (very difficult situation situation for him after Garner left) and actually, Roger Moore was OK too. But neither was Bret.

I guess I'm just baffled, I mean, this show was brought back SEVERAL times in the 1970s and 1980s, with "Young" Maverick, and even a comeback series for Garner as Bret in 1981 (and NBC still aired reruns in prime time as late as 1990), so someone out there realizes the appeal of the show is timeless.

Still, looks like they did a great job getting ROCKFORD to DVD; Universal hasn't been providing a whole lot of extras with some of their series, but I have high hopes for ROCKFORD's set after seeing your post.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 11:56 PM CDT

Name: Marty McKee

I know TV Land ran at least one of the Colbert episodes, because that's where I saw it. TV Land has a very bad habit of running the same handful of episodes from long-running series over and over again, and I don't know why. They aired MANNIX for a long time. MANNIX ran eight seasons, but TV Land only ran about four of them. I know they only air a fraction of the GUNSMOKE run, and you could always count on seeing a Garner MAVERICK. Occasionally a Kelly or a Moore (or a Colbert, I guess) would sneak in, but usually when I tuned into TV Land for MAVERICK, it was one of the same 8 or 9 episodes.

View Latest Entries