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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

Still, to me, what little there is is better than nothing. I mixed some of it into a Schifrin 70's compilation cd I made myself and for me personally it's a better play that way then dragging out that cd. GNP obviously had access to the original M:I tapes at the time of that recording. That was a great opportunity. I wonder why they chose not to include more of it.



Back in 1992, television music was very rare and hard to sell.
It was two years after the stop of MISSION '88 series.
Besides, GNP was more interested in science-fiction television.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2013 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Too bad FSM never got around to doing up a set for Mannix or Mission Impossible like they did for Man from U.N.C.L.E.

Agreed about the GNP release. It was a godsend at the time and I was all too happy to finally have some of Scifrin's music on disc. We wouldnt be spoiled with TV releases for another ten years or so.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Mike Connors celebrated his 88th birthday this past week.

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

According to Amazon's listings, the two half-season sets from the fourth season were available starting July 30th, while the two half-season sets for the fifth season supposedly became available today, August 20th. In our previous report we told you there were inaccurate, and that we were waiting on word from VEI (Visual Entertainment Inc.) about the correct dates. Today the studio told us that the delay has been resolved, and that they expect all four titles to make it into most stores by August 27th.

Now please do bear in mind, however, that many smaller studios use slower over-land shipping methods (trucks and so forth), rather than faster-but-costlier overnight-air drop shipments. Meaning that retailers can honor the street date in the event that the product has arrived in time for that date. But it is entirely possible that the title(s) might not arrive until later on, after the date in question. So if you don't see the items you want in stock on that date, just be patient. If you've pre-ordered with Amazon, then they will ship the item just as soon as it arrives in stock, so it will end up on your front door as quickly as it can.

If you're the type who prefers full season sets rather than half-seasons, then you might just want to hang on a bit longer in any case. In September (current plans call for the 24th, but that date could possibly move, and as a result Amazon is not taking pre-orders for it yet) VEI/Millennium intends to make Diagnosis Murder - The Complete 4th Season available. Then, on October 1st, they're releasing Diagnosis Murder - The Complete 5th Season on DVD, too. That last one IS available to pre-order from Amazon, and we have high-res box art for it just below. Under that is the smaller box art (previously shown) for the four half-season sets. Any of those five titles may be found at Amazon via the button link immediately below. Stay tuned for news, in the not-too-distant future, about VEI's release of Diagnosis Murder - The Complete Series!

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Diagnosis-Murder-Seasons-4-and-5/18873

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2013 - 4:33 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



The message? Smoke and drink, and you too will live to be at least 88 years old. Wearing a lemon-yellow cardigan helps, too.

 
 Posted:   Aug 22, 2013 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

CBS Sunday September 16, 1973



Be here. Aloha. big grin

Mannix, "The Girl With the Polka Dot Dress" followed by Barnaby Jones, "Blind Terror." I can't ever recall a time in my memory where an hour-long drama aired on the half hour. When was the last time this was done?

I really have taken a shine to these early '70s detective shows...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 23, 2013 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

If Roosevelt Greer could appear on "Quincy, M.E.", why NOT the Fearsome Foursome?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 24, 2013 - 5:27 AM   
 By:   Lee S   (Member)



Mannix, "The Girl With the Polka Dot Dress" followed by Barnaby Jones, "Blind Terror." I can't ever recall a time in my memory where an hour-long drama aired on the half hour. When was the last time this was done?


It was pretty common practice from the late '50s to the late '60s. Until the early '60s, the majority of filmed dramas were still half-hour shows, so there just weren't enough hour-long shows to worry about it. Also, primetime started at 7:00 and one programming strategy was to air a youth-oriented half-hour show at 7:00, and then follow it up with a show that bridged the gap and appealed to kids and adults at 7:30, so sometimes hour-long shows would start then, setting the whole night on that kind of schedule. Then the practice was already normal by the time the majority of dramas moved to an hour. Plus, there were a small number of 90-minute shows to program, so that threw things off as well. By the early '70s, the practice seems to have mostly ended, but the NBC Mystery Movie was on two nights a week at 90 minutes, so that would begin at 8:30. The CBS combination in your ad was a specific counterprogramming strategy to NBC, so it also started at 8:30. By the end of the NBC Mystery Movie, the practice was pretty much abandoned.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



Plaid, pumpkin orange jackets seriously need to make a comeback.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

By all means try to outrun a car. Apparently the Chrysler corp. wanted to show off its Plymouth Superbee so badly they gave it too the bad guys.



Chrysler designed such jaw droppingly beautiful cars in the 60s.

D.S.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 8:05 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I remember reading somewhere that because of the 1973 oil embargo, Mannix had curtailed his driving.

A list of Joe's autos that he drove on the show that you car aficionados will no doubt appreciate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2013 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I remember reading somewhere that because of the 1973 oil embargo, Mannix had curtailed his driving.

A list of Joe's autos that he drove on the show that you car aficionados will no doubt appreciate:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mannix



Mannix drives a fabulous green forest car from season 2 to 6 which are the best seasons.
During season 1, he drove an awful grey tank.
***Paseo Verde Out***

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 8, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2014 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

New book out on Mannix. The author posts frequently on the Home Theater Forum forum. She has lots of excellent insights about the show, but she goes way over the top in her insistence about Mannix as "mythical hero", which is what her book's primary focus.

http://www.bearmanormedia.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=748

As for going over the top, that is something we here at the olde FSM Boarde would never do...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 13, 2014 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

JoAnn sent me a notification of her book.
Have you noticed her résumé?
Odd that a bright woman is writing about such a futile topic.

 
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