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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by DianaMo, Mar 25, 2011.
(The bowling alley lawyer)
Hey there where ya goin'? Not exactly knowin'. Each day is better than the next...
Time Trax should have been on my list. Thanks for the reminder.
Starts streaming 4/1 apparently.. (from the recent CBS agreement.)
I'm waiting to watch the season of hour-long episodes that are mostly unseen, and hopefully they'll have the George Takei episode that wasn't in syndication.
(I could still imagine getting the DVD set sometime when it goes on ultra low price on Amazon again.)
in other words, pirated and illegal.
I confess I haven't actually looked, but Gentle Ben and Flipper were two TV shows from my childhood that I would be interested to watch again.
I don't see a real moral issue with that if it's the only choice.
How can someone argue that the "pirated" copy is taking money out of producers' pockets when producers aren't selling the show in the first place?
It's not just that - perhaps the producers, or somebody else involved in the show, doesn't want the episodes released. (For example, Gene Rayburn hosted a game show called Break the Bank about 20 years ago; reportedly, he was so embarrassed by it that not only did he never allow the episodes to be rerun (e.g. by GSN), but his estate won't allow it either.)
What about the residual money taken out of the pockets of the actors / writers / directors / musicians involved? (I don't think any of the Motown artists involved get a penny out of pirate versions of seasons 2 and later of Murphy Brown.)
Besides - pirated copies reduce the chance of the producers selling the video rights to, say, Shout Factory, in case they want to release it on video.
How are you taking money out of their pockets if the show or movie isn't otherwise available? Just what money are they getting now that they wouldn't be getting from a homemade disc?
This is coming to Netflix streaming in April, among with a number of other shows that CBS owns the rights to -- maybe even some of the others in your list.
Which I posted many hours earlier!
Producers might not be selling it now but when they do release it will the pirate buy it or since they saw it already and/or have a copy not bother to purchase? Just because you want to see it now doesn't make it right.
So your argument is that I shouldn't buy a "homemade" copy because there's an off-chance that the producers might one day make an official release?
What if I know that I'd much rather have an official release and would buy it (again) because of the increased video/production quality? In that case, it seems like I'm not hurting anyone (now or in the future) by buying a "homemade" version.
I would love to see Otherworld again, for the very reason that it was so cheesy it didn't hold up when it originally aired, much less now.
The Good Life, on the other hand, was excellent. You can watch some of the episodes on youtube, but I'd love to see them all get put on DVD.
The reverse could be just as true. If the owners see that a pirated version is selling well it might encourage them to do a legit version.
They didn't add the Twlight Zone today but they did add the original Hawaii Five-0 and the 1st season Glee and the first 3 seasons of Sons of Anarchy.
Any word on when we can watch season 4 of Eureka?
Hmm, Time Trax still isn't available on Netflix.