Rants, Few, Assorted

Why hasn't Paramount released Friday the 13th: the Series on DVD yet?  I'm a definite fan of the original Twilight Zone and the new Outer Limits - yeah i know: right out of left field - but they don't hold a candle to the adventures of Micki, Ryan and Jack (and Johnny).  I really liked the few episodes of Nowhere Man i managed to run across, but it'd end up playing second fiddle on this particular stage.  If enough of us fans voice our disappointment with its disappearance, maybe they'll at least bring it back as a Law & Order or CSI spin-off: The Vendredi Files.
    // Going on a year later, they finally have.  I'll take credit for that.

Riddle me this, Batman: how is it not against some law to make a period/historical piece that isn't accurate?  Except for the five people who know better, it seems fairly obvious to us to take for granted that what we see is the way things were.  It's one thing to have a motorcycle accelerate with the clutch squeezed or immediately start running from a car that was smashed into hard enough to send the driver's side window onto the passenger seat (trust me: you don't do either), but this is something you're already spending money and time on, so just spend a little more.  I actually think this would be beneficial for them as well, harking back ye olde travelling circus.  COME SEE THE ACCURATE MOVIE!  WHAT ONCE WAS SCOFFED AT CAN NOW BE YOURS!

Getting back to things which should be on DVD already, where's Spiral Zone?  It was set in 2007, which happens to serve as the twentieth anniversary.  How much more invitation is needed?  Instead we get utter garbage like Boohbah, which, to put it succinctly (albeit improperly), is the most retarded show i have ever seen.  Seriously, what happened to us as a society that the ones which taught us slowly became part of the past?  Captain Kangaroo, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, Sesame Street, The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, Reading Rainbow.  Those of us who remember them could list more which influenced us, but the point is either made or completely beyond your ken.

Speaking of "old" tv shows - since I'm on a roll - why did they kill ABC's Wide World of Sports?  //quick unsubstantiated research alert//  According to animaging (according to findarticles.com), it was ESPN.  (pause)  I *knew* there was a reason Ryan got under my skin.  No offence to MacGyver, Hardcastle & McCormick or Automan, but ABC's Wide World of Sports is probably the biggest blow.  It was concentrated sports, and let's face it: if you like Something, very rarely do you not like Concentrated Something.  The only form of concentrated sports we have now are the Olympic Games.  End segue.


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