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Space Academy

Saturday Morning: Filmation (Part 2) -- VIDEOS

by Richard Keller, posted Jan 17th 2009 11:08AM

Space Academy was one of the live-action offerings from Filmation during the 70sIf the 1960s was a decade of birth for Filmation, the 1970s was a time where it skipped childhood and moved straight into the role of responsible adult. With somewhere in the area of 30 programs airing during that decade, the team of Lou Scheimer, Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott became big players on Saturday mornings. Not only that, but the trio helped usher in a number of genres that would become staples for both their own productions and those of the other studios as well.

If that weren't enough, the 1970s saw Filmation dabble into something that had come and gone on the Saturday morning schedule since the 1960s: live-action series. Combining comedy, drama and special effects, the studio produced an number of shows that provided a lot less cheese than the live-action series of, say, Sid & Marty Kroftt.

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Jason of Star Command complete set coming

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 19th 2007 8:09AM

Jason of Star CommandI'd have to say I barely remember this show. It's one of those times where I actually remember the title more than the show itself. It had something to do with outer space.

BCI Eclipse has announced that they are going to release a complete DVD set for the 70s CBS Saturday morning kids series Jason of Star Command. The show starred James Doohan, Susan Pratt, Sid Haig, Charlie Dell, and Craig Littler as the title character. It lasted two years.

One interesting side note: Littler's IMdB entry says that he was the guy who said the words "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?" in the commercials. But what about this guy?

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 15th 2007 10:33PM

24Here are the new TV on DVD releases, in stores tomorrow.

  • 24 - First four episodes of Season 6
  • Allo' Allo' ! - Season 6
  • Doctor Who - Season 2
  • King of Queens - Season 7
  • My Hero - Season 1
  • Proof - Season 1
  • Rising Damp - Season 3
  • Royle Family - Season 1
  • Space Academy - Complete Series
  • The $treet - Season 1

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