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Old 09-06-05, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro
So no extras on the set whatsoever?
The only extras are about 10 tvspots, mostly for the pilot
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Old 09-06-05, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro
So no extras on the set whatsoever?
12 Tv Spots, totalling 8 minutes.

And I think I read somewhere that the creators had a ton of stuff to put into the dvd, but Fox didn't give a damn.
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Old 09-06-05, 07:14 PM
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They're probably waiting to see how the set sells and then they'll do a "special edition" release
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Old 09-07-05, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by danyanez
12 Tv Spots, totalling 8 minutes.

And I think I read somewhere that the creators had a ton of stuff to put into the dvd, but Fox didn't give a damn.
I saw Tucker Smallwood at a con a few weeks ago and that's basically what he said: the extras were there, the participants were willing, the studio wasn't interested.
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Old 09-07-05, 09:43 AM
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Sounds like business as usual at Fox TV.
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Old 09-07-05, 12:35 PM
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I got sucked into buy "tru calling season 2" from best buy, but this one Im gonna wait til it goes to other retailers when it will be around $30/35
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Old 09-07-05, 06:23 PM
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Allright, here's a million dollar question -- why is Babylon 5 on the SAaB DVD menus?

http://wcnews.com/loaf/babylon5.jpg

(Upper right hand corner - though it's not hard to miss.)
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Old 09-07-05, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandit LOAF
Allright, here's a million dollar question -- why is Babylon 5 on the SAaB DVD menus?

http://wcnews.com/loaf/babylon5.jpg

(Upper right hand corner - though it's not hard to miss.)
I wondered that when I saw it yesterday, but I was watching on your small portable DVD player and thought my eyes were just playing tricks on me.
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Old 09-07-05, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bandit LOAF
Allright, here's a million dollar question -- why is Babylon 5 on the SAaB DVD menus?

http://wcnews.com/loaf/babylon5.jpg

(Upper right hand corner - though it's not hard to miss.)

Ya, this whole set just screams quality. It's a shame too.
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Old 09-07-05, 10:01 PM
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At this point I'm just glad to have the opportunity to get the show on DVD! This is a marginal title as far as demand goes, and that they put it out at all is fantastic. They could have easily just saved their money and put it into something else.

It would have been nice if they had put more effort into the set, but since I wasn't sure if I'd even have the opportunity to buy it at all I'm thankful that they put it out!
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Old 09-07-05, 11:32 PM
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So to get this straight, the OAR is 16x9. I can care less how the show was shown on television. All I want is OAR baby!
The show was made for television. At the time, Fox offered no option to the producers for it to air in 16:9. The show was composed for its TV airing ratio of 4:3. That is the OAR.

Let's not turn this into another Babylon 5 fiasco.
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Old 09-08-05, 01:27 AM
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If they were shot 16x9 and the FX were delivered in 16x9, I want to watch 16x9 NOT 4:3. Like I said, I could care less how it aired. I appreciate your feedback though, thanks for trying to clear it up. I just couldn't watch it knowing there was more to the picture then what I was seeing. Why spend all the extra money rendering the FX, if they knew it would never be seen? Oh, and I won't argue this any further. I don't want to derail the thread either.

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Old 09-08-05, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Bandit LOAF
Allright, here's a million dollar question -- why is Babylon 5 on the SAaB DVD menus?

http://wcnews.com/loaf/babylon5.jpg
How the hell does *that* happen? It isn't even the same studio/company!

Yep, this looks like a cheap, quickie release. Too bad, although it's good that fans finally get all of the episodes on something that is (presumably) better than the quality of VHS dubs.
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Old 09-08-05, 10:15 AM
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I wonder if they are going to get recalled because of it?
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Old 09-08-05, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I wonder if they are going to get recalled because of it?
Fox probably wouldn't care enough to do that.
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Old 09-08-05, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Eric D.
If they were shot 16x9 and the FX were delivered in 16x9, I want to watch 16x9 NOT 4:3. Like I said, I could care less how it aired. I appreciate your feedback though, thanks for trying to clear it up. I just couldn't watch it knowing there was more to the picture then what I was seeing.
That's not the way it works. How is this any different than movies released on DVD in open-matte full frame? Just because extra picture was exposed to the camera negative doesn't mean that the shots were composed for you to see it.

4:3 is the OAR for this show.
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Old 09-08-05, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by exharrison
Fox probably wouldn't care enough to do that.
But Warner may care enough to force them.
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Old 09-08-05, 03:10 PM
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Great show. Glad to see it receive a DVD treatment. Will wait for a better DVD treatment or at least a wider release. If not will get it as is...just not now. Thanx.
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Old 09-08-05, 06:09 PM
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I doubt we'll ever see a re-release of this title. We're damn lucky to get it at all, so let's be happy. It's a good quality transfer in 4X3, which is how it originally aired. I'm an OAR nut too, but this is fine by me.

It's been a loooong time coming!
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