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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2006, 12:21:23 AM »

Space: 1999 has been on DVD for some time now. 

http://search.deepdiscountdvd.com/search?p=Q&ts=custom&w=space+1999&search.x=0&search.y=0

Borrowed a copy recently and didn't like it nearly as much as I did when I was a kid.  But I still love its predecessor and once-meant-to-be prequel, "UFO."

I remember really not liking "Ark II" as a kid, though I don't remember many details, other than there being a kid named "Loki" and I always wondered why he didn't look like Thor's brother.  Smiley  As I began typing this post, I was sure the vehicle was left over from a film called "Damnation Alley," but thanks to the wonder of the Wikipedia I see that is not true.  The same entry reveals the Ark was built on a dump truck chassis. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ark_II )

Check out this site for pictures and clips.  And other neat tidbits for kids of the 70s, like me:

http://www.70slivekidvid.com

And if you really hated Roddenberry's "Earth 2" that much, you may enjoy this legendary clip where John Saxon gets his face knocked clean off his head by Lee Majors:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OKSL5oTxee0

Hands down my favorite clip on the web.
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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2006, 12:26:45 AM »

Oops, sorry I meant to say "Genesis II."  And it was Alex Cord.  Saxon starred in the re-tread, "Planet Earth."

But what the heck, I don't have a video of Alex Cord getting his face punched off.  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2006, 05:01:58 AM »

Thanks for those links!  Bigfoot and Wildboy rock!

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2006, 10:04:28 PM »

And if you really hated Roddenberry's "Earth 2" that much, you may enjoy this legendary clip where John Saxon gets his face knocked clean off his head by Lee Majors:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=OKSL5oTxee0
And for those of us who like to see John Saxon kick a little butt, watch Enter The Dragon.  There's this other guy who gets billing along with him...  some minor sidekick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rtfG28ENh8
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« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2006, 04:29:48 PM »

I remember Ark II.  I used to watch it when it was on the air when I was younger.  I liked the premise and got into it a bit but I was much more interested in cartoons than live action.  The concepts were a little older than I cared for at the time - but heck I'd probably enjoy it now.

However, if I'm gonna start collecting the Saturday morning DVDs, my list would start with...
1. Thundarr the Barbarian (Kirby rocked)
2. The Filmation Flash Gordon
3. The Filmation Zorro, Lone Ranger and Batman series (the 70's ones),
4. The Filmation Star Trek
5. The Superfriends series
6. Any vintage JOnny Quest stuff I could find.
7. The 80's Superman series

To start.

As a side note, boy, it would have been nice to let Kirby off into animation land.  Only Thundarr, and the Superman/JL/JLU series (outside of Hanna Barbera's Fantastic Four), old Marvel Superheroes shows and such, really explored how perfect Kirby stuff was for animation.  Some wonderful stuff there.
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