3.15.2007

TOP TEN TV SHOWS THAT NEED A DVD RELEASE (PART ONE)

With virtually every television show ever aired seemingly hitting dvd, my shelves are missing a few titles I can't live without.

1. BATMAN


Holy oversight! I know the delay is over rights issues between Warner Bros. and Fox, but come on! One of the biggest phenomenons in pop culture was Batmania in 1966! Adam West and Burt Ward were and in many ways are the definitive portrayals of the Caped Crusaders. I want season sets with commentary tracks, docu- mentaries, the screen tests and anything else that they can dig out of the vaults!

2. SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN

Steve Austin: astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.

This show was so influential on my childhood that it convinced me that in order to run really, really fast, I should run in slow motion. Release the Bionic Woman series as well.


3. SPACED


I want a legal copy of this! From the creative genius' of Shaun of the Dead, Spaced is balls-out funny! If the BBC is listening, Region 1 releases of Life on Mars and Garth Morenghi's Darkplace would be appreciated as well.


4. ANDY RICHTER CONTROLS THE UNIVERSE

It makes me laugh. Plus it had an episode where Andy boxed a kangaroo.

See? Now you're smiling.




5. PARKER LEWIS CAN'T LOSE

Synchronize swatches!!! Parker Lewis was the Ferris Bueller for television series that worked (Ironically, the series that didn't work with the similar premise was in fact, Ferris Bueller.) With a great cast of characters (including Parker, Jerry, Mikey and Kubiack), Parker was a well-shot single camera show that was a high point on the Fox schedule prior to the Simpsons.

I'm aching for the simpler times of Fox Sundays in the early to mid-nineties. Bring me Parker Lewis!!!

3 comments:

Jax said...

Stefan,
I believe that either the Season 1 or Season 2 DVD of the Wonder Woman TV Show has an episode of Bionic Woman on it as an extra. So there may be hope!
Ryan

Jay said...

What? No request for a Beans Baxter DVD?

Stefan Blitz said...

Wonder Woman had a Shazam! episode.

Nothing like a teenager and a creepy old man named "Mentor" driving across the desert in a Winnebago looking for trouble.

As for Beans Baxter, Jay? You still haven't seen my second five. Did I mention Manimal?