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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2010, 08:41:16 PM »

Yes I also saw that.  One of his better lines next to "big D little I big N little ozzo"
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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2010, 06:45:36 AM »

For Christmas I also received Mission: Impossible, season 5...
     With a 40% off coupon from Borders, I was able to buy Mission: Impossible, season 6, here in Portland, Oregon.  Double discount... no sales tax in Oregon.  Smiley

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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2011, 09:43:55 AM »

     Hurrah!  Another set completed!  First, it was Star Trek: the Original Series, then F-Troop, then Babylon 5, then the Invaders... Now I have all the seasons of Remington Steele.  It was a combination of buying from eBay and receiving the seasons for Christmas.  I am currently eyeing the completion of the Benny Hill Show.

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« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2011, 08:16:45 AM »

First, it was Star Trek: the Original Series, then F-Troop, then Babylon 5, then the Invaders...
     Oops, I forgot about the complete (well, it only lasted one season) Jack of All Trades starring Bruce Campbell.  Now that's comedy!  Wink

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« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2011, 05:24:07 AM »

     DeepDiscount.com was having a really great sale on the last season of the Mission:Impossible t.v. show.  So, I got it the other week and have completed gathering all seasons of that t.v. show.

          But Benny Hill remains elusive,  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2011, 08:17:56 PM »

DeepDiscount.com was having a really great sale on the last season of the Mission:Impossible t.v. show.  So, I got it...
    On http://tvshowsondvd.com  the first season of Mission: Impossible 1988 was announced as coming out this November.  Fantastic news!  Time for me to get that, too.

          No longer considering pirate DVDs of that show,
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« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2011, 11:25:10 PM »

     From Amazon.com I ordered the Mission: Impossible '88 box set.

http://www.amazon.com/Mission-Impossible-88-TV-Season/dp/B005MQ5840/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316813061&sr=8-3

     Released on Tuesday, my M:I 88 package came in the mail yesterday! The first thing I noticed was that the DVD casing was the same as that of the Star Trek: the Original Series HD casing; the only difference being that ST came in blue and M:I came in translucent plastic. I knew what the front cover of the casing looked like, but I didn't know what covered the back. I was pleased that the back had more shots of the cast. The following text was also on the back --

"Your mission, should you decide to accept it..."

"IMF missions are on a need-to-know basis... and you need to know that MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE THE '88 TV SEASON is now available on DVD for the first time ever! The spy show that revived the classic series stars Peter Graves, in the reprisal of his role as Jim Phelps, brilliant leader of the Impossible Missions Force. This collectible 5-disc set includes all 19 thrilling episodes that put Jim and his new team on call to save the world... one pulse-pounding mission at time."

"Do you accept this mission?"

     In fine print near the bottom, it says, "Some episodes may be edited from their original network versions. Music has been changed for this home entertainment version." (I guess that CBS/Paramount couldn't get the re-release rights on some of the music. Hmm, that means that the original music must be sitting on the Beta Hi-Fi videocassettes that I recorded from the original broadcasts.)
     I immediately popped in the first DVD into the player. The first menu gave me a choice of either seeing Previews or the Main Menu. I took a brief look at the Previews, and those advertised season 1 of the new Hawaii Five-O and season 8 of NCIS now out on DVD. In the main menu section, there were no extras but a listing of the the episodes available for playback, an option for English subtitles for the hearing-impaired, and a still of Peter Graves looking at you. No music played when viewing the main menu.
     I picked the first episode, "The Killers", and as I was watching it, I was "multi-tasking", i.e., enjoying the story, comparing it to the original Killers episode, and noticing how the production turned Australia into the locales for the new Killers episode (if that is supposed to be London, it's awfully bright and sunny... And what is that huge bridge in the background which doesn't seem like any bridge I've ever seen in London?  Wink ) The picture quality seemed sharp, and the sound was good (stereo, Dolby Digital).
     I look forward to the final season of 16 episodes to be released.

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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2011, 07:06:39 AM »

     Yay! Season 2 of the 1980's Mission: Impossible is to be released on Feb. 28. Entitled "Mission: Impossible - The '89 TV Season", the new DVD set was announced at

          http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Mission-Impossible-Season-2/16275

     With this last one, I can complete my collection.

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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2012, 08:00:08 AM »

     O.K., I saw the fourth M:I movie starring Tom Cruise.  Though the story was not very M:I-like in the spirit of the t.v. show, there were key tributes through the movie, tributes that harked back to the show.  A self-destruct mode, a fuse sequence, a needle in a ring, a vehicle on treads, and an optical illusion.  Hmm, what others can I catch?

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« Reply #24 on: March 03, 2012, 08:56:10 PM »

Season 2 of the 1980's Mission: Impossible is to be released on Feb. 28. Entitled "Mission: Impossible - The '89 TV Season"...
     The final season, M:I 1989, came in the mail today.  Now on to other t.v. shows...

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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2012, 09:25:11 AM »

     Oooo, the first season (and the only one released so far) of the t.v. show, "The Equalizer", is on sale at Amazon.com for about $20.  Back in the 80's, I'd watch the gritty Equalizer much more than the flashy "Miami Vice".  I'll have to buy the EQ as soon as payday comes around.

          If only Universal would release the other EQ seasons,
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2012, 05:43:35 PM »

     With my eBay Bucks discount, I've ordered set 6 of the Complete and Unadulterated Benny Hill.  My Benny Hill collection is almost complete!

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« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2013, 03:13:56 AM »

     After seeing one of those Airwolf vs. Blue Thunder mash-ups on YouTube, I've decided that I should eventually buy the Blue Thunder t.v. box set.  Is it for the stories that were told?  Nah.  It's for the new footage of the Blue Thunder helicopter they shot for the series.

          Disregarding the stock footage they used from the movie,
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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2013, 07:06:26 AM »

First, it was Star Trek: the Original Series, then F-Troop, then Babylon 5...
     Though I finished getting all the Babylon 5 box sets, I still had to finish the rest of the B5 universe.  So, I had to get B5: The Lost Tales, B5: the Legend of the Rangers, B5: the Movie Collection, and now finally I have ordered the final set, Crusade (a.k.a. B5: Crusade).  Through Amazon.com, it was down to an unbelievable $9.95 + tax + shipping.  I should have it by Sept. 16.

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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2013, 01:17:15 AM »

     Finally saw the first episode of Crusade last night.  "War Zone" was the pilot episode which set up all the characters (and interestingly enough, set up a character which never reappeared).  Back in 1998, I had missed this show opener (and it was never repeated on TNT), and so, I was watching it for the first time.  Written by J. Michael Stravzynski, the characters were typically JMS characters -- strongly realized and well-spoken.  The story not only had plenty of exposition to set up the characters but also plenty of spacey, sci-fi action to please the hardcore sci-fi fan.  The episode had a wealth of special effects by Netter Digital, and though the computer effects couldn't match modern 2013 effects in terms of realism, they were dynamic.  With such a promising start, it was shameful that TNT gave the show such a bad timeslot and cancelled it so quickly.

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