“A Very Special Blog” this week… no particular show (as I found it rather unfair to single out a specific series for Christmas week), but instead have written a piece on what my Xmas wishes were, both for the kinds of shows I cover here, and for networks going forward in creating and nurturing shows in general. I do get to talk about a few of my favorite shows of all time in the process, however, so here are some hints to those. Five quotes:
It is believed that 108 original half-hours are lost for eternity.
The aired remastered episodes showed them, but Paramount then digitally erased the stains for the DVDs!
…which used the great Ray Charles vocal Georgia on my Mind to wonderful effect in the original episode.
Its second season was recently released with NO commentary at all on any episodes, and it’s considered successful as a series.
“…and suddenly something will grow out of it, and not only does it make that scene better, but it teaches us what we can do…”
Holiday wishes for all, and I appreciate the gift of your visiting Friday @ 8/7 Central this week!