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April 13th, 2005 - ldhenson — LiveJournal
One of these days I'm going to learn to stop wiping my videos before whatever I'm wiping becomes commercially available. Yep, guess who just went through her videos and tried to figure out where the heck her M7 episodes are. I've found about eight of 'em, in various degrees of completeness. There are some I know I never wiped. But I can't seem to find them.

I know when I started erasing M7--years ago, when they were on TNN every week, and I'd seen enough of both the early and late episodes to figure that the quality was going down. I came late to the party and didn't catch many of the original CBS eps, and many of the CBS ones I did tape had lousy picture quality thanks to my rabbit-ear TV. So when I had gotten cleaner copies of them off TNN, and was starting to become disenchanted with the writing/directing, I didn't give a hoot about the rest.

Only they've never been released on DVD, and the sole channel currently airing them is one of the Showtime variants that I don't get, and now I want to watch them...Huh. Next month, I can see myself going to Media, all hopped up on my rediscovered fandom, and shelling out lotsa green stuff for copies. I'm a fan, but there were some crappy episodes, and money don't grow on trees...

At least it's not as bad as MST3K. I used to have tons of the Joel-era CC episodes on tape, only to blithely erase most of them in those heady golden days in '95 when MST3K was on at least once a day in addition to the MST3K Hour, and it felt like the show would be around forever. Due to rights issues, only a fraction of the episodes have ever been commercially released to date. Eight years later, I shelled out over $125 for fuzzy copies of stuff I used to have crystal-clear first-gen versions of. Yeah, that'll show me.

Current Music: "Ace of Spades," Motorhead

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