Old TV shows we can't find on Netflix

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  1. DianaMo

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    Old TV shows we can't find on Netflix

    What is your list of old tv shows you can't find on Netflix streaming videos?

    Here's a start on my list...

    The Visitor starrring John Corbett

    The Middleman

    Legend w/ Richard Dean Anderson

    Strange Luck
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Luck

    VR5
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VR.5

    Blake's 7
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake's_7
     
  2. Wil

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    The Bob Newhart Show (1961)
    Calucci's Department (1973)
     
  3. VegasVic

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    Well holy cow, I'm a big Newhart fan and I didn't realize he had a show in 1961. Not much info out there, it looks like it ran one season, 22 episodes.
     
  4. gchance

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    Maude!!!! Only season 1 was released.
     
  6. Wil

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    Hard to believe today, but Newhart was controversial then, because of the John Birch Society skit and a couple of other of his pieces. The show won a Peabody and an Emmy, and had tolerable though admittedly low ratings. It was a cheap-to-produce show in a ghetto time slot. But even though this was several years past the blacklist peak, there was still pressure on the sponsor (Sealtest) and the show was toast.

    A person very high up in the show's hierarchy had possession of 16mm films of the episodes and about 20 years ago had them transferred to high band videotape. But he probably had/has no ownership of the actual presentation rights, and the video quality was reportedly poor anyway. The show will probably never resurface on DVD.

    Truth be known, the strength of the show was simply Newhart's standup pieces which are available elsewhere. But they were nicely fleshed out by Newhart and an incredible staff of writers (all of whom were also Emmy-nominated) and it would be nice to see them again.
     
  7. mattack

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    I think Blake's 7 may have been released in the US on VHS.. otherwise, I've never seen it anywhere but PBS (long ago). I would almost certainly buy it on DVD (or BluRay), but not at "Star Trek" prices.. at more reasonable prices, like $20/season. (well, probably a bit less, since they only have 13 episode seasons).

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    Wings.
     
  9. RGM1138

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    Several seasons of Wings will be available for streaming on 4/1/11, according to their website.
     
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  11. Donbadabon

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    If you get the Retro TV channel, they rotate Maude through their lineup. And they show the later seasons, like when Florida left and the new housekeeper came in, and when they were all considering plastic surgery. It is a great show.
     
  12. ncsercs

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    Medical Center (late 60's w/Chad Everett)
     
  13. MegaHertz67

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    It's available on DVD through Netflix. I liked it.
     
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    Fury. (The story of a horse and the boy who loved him.)
     
  15. RGM1138

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    Wow. That is old. I used to watch that on Saturday mornings when I was a kid.
     
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  17. Michael S

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    Its also on the digital sub channel AntennaTV.
     
  18. DLL66

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    I remember that one show. I remembered watching it every weekday morning before watching Captain Kangaroo!

    I remember a show called "Chopper 1" in the early 70's. It was a couple of Police men patrolling using a helicopter.
     
  19. Cearbhaill

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    Thank you for telling me!

    I watched that every Saturday morning as well, right in line with Sky King and Rin Tin Tin :D
     
  20. Bob Coxner

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    I had a huge crush on Penny from Sky King.

    This thread is beginning to sound like talk at an AARP convention. :)
     

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