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Dark Skies not coming to DVD after all

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 7th 2007 2:41PM

Dark Skies adWell, this is too bad: the sci-fi show Dark Skies isn't going to be released on DVD as was originally announced.

Producer/writer Bryce Zabel announces on his blog that although The Crow multi-disc set is still on track to be released, Dark Skies won't be. He found out the news after coming home from Comic-Con. Sony has decided to cancel the release because getting the rights to the music used on the show would be too expensive.

Zabel says that he predicted this might be a problem a while ago and offered to work with Sony to get around the music somehow or use other music in certain scenes, but they never got back to him.

I'd like to see this show again. When it premiered I remember that I wasn't "knocked out" by it right away, but I thought it quite a clever, creative show (plus I'm a sucker for shows set in the early '60s), and I'd really like to see it again to see what my reaction would be now in these days of continuing sci-fi dramas like Lost and Heroes.

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Yeah, this news definitely sucks the big one. This show was very creative and best of all it introduced Jeri Ryan to fanboys everywhere. Too bad Sony's deep pockets are sewn up too tight to pay for licensing. This is just one more example of how screwed up and antiquated our current copywrite laws are in the new digital age. While I'm all for paying the authors of music/film etc for the use of their property, all too often they aren't the ones getting paid. I'm sure that nine times out of ten they wouldn't have a problem with it however the companies that stand to lose money over it simply hold out and in the end we all lose out.


August 09 2007 at 7:29 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Big D

This goes along with the release of WKRP on DVD, the show is unwatchable to me with the fake music they use in place of the original songs. The down the road problem of "getting the rights to the music used on the show would be too expensive" I think explains the current use of so many new and unknown music in the current crop of shows, you can only hope that one of the conditions for getting your music on these new shows is that you allow use of the songs in the inevitable DVD release.

August 08 2007 at 9:47 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Would love to have this show on DVD. I'm really disappointed to hear this news.


August 07 2007 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Another reason in the huge list of reasons why I hate Sony.

Good show, needs to be released.

August 07 2007 at 3:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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