No, this isn’t exactly earth-shattering news, I get that. But, I’ve somehow* managed to find myself re-watching four–Count ’em. Four!–shows on DVD.
We’ve got two of my all-time favorite sci-fi shows (I’d be willing to say all-time favorite shows, period) Farscape and Babylon 5. Look! Spoilery videos!
Then, we have Veronica Mars…a show that not only has one of the best TV dads ever (it’s true…even Joss Whedon says so), but also introduced me to my future wife:
And, finally, we have the underrated sci-fi/action/comedy The Invisible Man:
*: Actually, I’m pretty sure it’s all Ashley’s fault. Even if it isn’t, I’m just gonna blame her anyway.
In a world where nearly everything is being released on DVD, I feel the need to point out a few omissions. Maybe I’m just being overly nostalgic, but where are our complete sets of Tiny Toons and Freakazoid? Yes, we have a wealth of fairly good Disney ‘toons to choose from (DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and Gummi Bears, to name a few), and Warner Bros. has given us classic Looney Tunes and newer favorites, like Animaniacs, but what about the show that started the WB’s ‘toon renaissance:
And, what about Freakazoid? Take the spot-on super-hero satire of The Tick and add the manic energy of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, and this is what you end up with:
I used to think that it was a rights issue. That maybe WB and Spielberg couldn’t hammer out a deal…but then Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain–both of which, like Tiny Toons and Freakazoid, carry Spielberg’s name–were released on DVD.
And, since we’re (er…I’m?) on the subject, how about a little love for one of the better shows that popped up on the Sci-Fi Channel in its early years?
The Invisible Man never really got the love it deserved–as evidenced by the fact that Survivor gets DVDs and it doesn’t. I’ll say that again: Survivor has DVDs, I-Man doesn’t…at least not in the States.
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Tagged cartoons, DVD, Freakazoid, I-Man, Invisible Man, SciFi, Tiny Toons, WB