DVD MIA

Rick at Eat More People talks about five TV shows he wishes were available on DVD. There’s two I know of that I’d like to see. Mind you, I wouldn’t buy these, but I’d surely rent them.

Project: UFO – “Ezekiel saw the wheel. This is the wheel he said he saw.” I still remember the opening monologue. I only have vague recollections about this show, but I remember it being one of the first shows I really wanted to see every week. I also remember a couple episodes scaring the bejeezus out of me.

Tales of the Gold Monkey – This was TV’s answer to Raiders of the Lost Ark Stephen Collins was a washed up pilot who went on adventures set in the pulp 40s. It was on Wednesday nights, if I’m not mistaken, and every week I planned to watch it, only to be disappointed when it was pre-empted. Whatever network it was on simply refused to show the thing, letting its slot be the one sacrificed for Battle of the Network Stars or some miniseries or other. Finally, one night, it was going to come on! It was actually on the schedule, and I’d finally be able to sit down and watch it! I announced to my family that I had the TV for that hour and was not to be disturbed!

Ten minutes in, some dumbass threatened to blow up the Washington Monument. We went live to this event and for the next two hours watched as the Monument failed to be blown up by a guy who it turns out didn’t have any explosives anyway. I gave up at that point, and surprise, the show was cancelled. (Those same network execs, I assume, later went on to handle Firefly for Fox.)

So there’s two shows I’d like to see again. I’m not much of a TV watcher, and wasn’t much of one as a kid, despite these memories, but these two I would at least like to check out and see what they were all about.

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