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Tv Show Review: Futurama (Comedy Central And Fox)

You are presented with a difficulty: you are about to go swimming, but the catch is that the location is the bottom of the ocean.  The human body will be crushed by the immense pressure.  Luckily, it is the year 3000 and Professor Farnsworth presents you a Pressure Pill.  Its size is immense, seemingly too huge for any person to swallow, but the Professor is in a position to reassure you: “Good news!  It is a suppository.”  Oh the technological breakthroughs and mentally instable people of various species you may well find in the future, particularly in Futurama.

Futurama, from the creators of The Simpsons, is a cartoon that makes use of similar humoristic styles to those located The Simpsons.  Originally on Fox, the show gained reputation in syndication on a number of networks such as TBS, Adult Swim, and Comedy Central.  In 2010 it is returning with new episodes of Futurama on Comedy Central.

Futurama is based around a young 20th Century delivery boy named Fry.  After accidentally cryogenically freezing himself for a millennium, he woke up in New New York on the last day of the year 2999.  A individual of comparatively low intelligence, his lack of brainpower may possibly be explained by 1 temporal incident that brought on him to grow to be his own grandfather.  His hobbies consist of sitting on the couch and watching television and he makes a living as an employee of Professor Farnsworth’s.

Professor Farnsworth is a distant nephew of Fry.  At the age of 161, the Professor exhibits many of the traits stereotypically attributed to older individuals such as forgetfulness, senility, forgetfulness, anger, and even forgetfulness.  A mad scientist, the Professor is in possession of numerous doomsday devises as properly as a series of personal inventions like the Smell-o-Scope.  He just so takes place to own an intergalactic parcel service referred to as Planet Express, allowing Fry to operate as a delivery boy in the each the 21st and 31st Centuries.  His technique of delivery, the intergalactic Planet Express Ship, is captained by Leela.

Leela is a 1-eyed mutant and the captain of Planet Express Ship.  As opposed to other mutants, she her looks nearly fully resemble those of a human, so as opposed to other mutants, she does not have to live in the sewers.  Leela is the love interest of the persistent Fry.  Powerful and with elite leadership expertise, she tends to be responsible for saving the characters from their various dilemmas, but often faces criticism from the other female member of Planet Express – Amy.

Amy specializes in congratulating herself on her own cuteness.  She was born into income and is terribly spoiled because of it.  Youthful, she is a student as Mars University and is quite fond of 31st Century slang, exhibiting numerous traits of a shallow spoiled youth.  She has had a one-time really like affair with Fry, but it didn’t last.  So what is she undertaking at Planet Express?  The Professor keeps her about since they share the very same blood kind.

Hermes is a penny-pinching bureaucrat at Planet Express, constantly seeking for approaches to save more cash and improve efficiency.  Getting previously participated in the Olympics for Limbo, Hermes will occasionally use his ability to fit under tight squeezes go get the group out of trouble.

Dr. Zoidberg is the physician for Planet Express.  He is a member of the Decapodian alien species that somewhat resembles the lobster and he struggles with loneliness.  In spite of being a medical physician, Zoidberg has difficulty differentiating among the human body and a robot.  He does not have considerably cash and is willing to happily just about eat something.  When he is noticed by others, it is often not in a favorable light, as evidence by the time when Professor Farnsworth believed he was about to die and cried out, “With my last breath, I curse Zoidberg!”

Fry’s greatest buddy on the show, nonetheless, is not even a individual: Bender, the bending robot.  Bender functions on alcohol, is a kleptomaniac, is very lazy, and maintains a mantra of “kill all humans (except Fry).”  He has aspirations of becoming a chef in spite of his lack of a sense of taste, and a dream of becoming a Harlem Globetrotter, but the team rejected him firmly.  He was, nevertheless, once able to successfully serve as a temporary beer brewery.  Arrogant and rebellious, Bender has as soon as been on a campaign against all technologies even although he himself is a robot.

Futurama also typically capabilities cameos by such names as Al Gore, Lucy Liu, and Leonard Nimoy.  Recurring characters in the series incorporate Captain Zapp Brannigan, a parody of Captain Kirk from the Star Trek series Kif, Brannigan’s perpetually disappointed assistant and the Head of Richard Nixon, former U.S. President and 31st Century President of Earth.  The array of characters discovered in Futurama makes it such that just about any person can discover a thing funny and entertaining about the show.

Written by William Menna

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Classic Game Room – STARGATE Pinball Machine review

Classic Game Room revews the STARGATE Pinball Machine by Gottlieb produced in 1995 which is based on the 1994 movie, Stargate! SHOOT THE PYRAMID! This mid-90′s pinball machine has the music and sound effects from the awesome Science Fiction classic, Stargate. Kurt Russel and James Spader are featured on the ramps, the video screen delivers enjoyable scenes from the movie and you’ll play your way by way of numerous adventures as you rack up huge points on the Stargate pinball playfield. The back glass has a cool appear to it and the overall machine is difficult and enjoyable to play for Stargate and pinball fans. This CGR evaluation of Stargate pinball has gameplay from the Stargate pinball machine at PAPA World Headquarters, property of the Pinball Globe Championships.
Video Rating: four / 5

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I Love Lucy (Season 2) DVD Review

I Love Lucy (Season 2) DVD Review

Widely regarded as one of the best, if not the greatest, sitcom in TV history, I Love Lucy marked the beginning of the television era. Created by husband and wife team Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the series completely changed its industry with its use of a live audience and the deployment of more than one camera angle. The product of true comic genius, I Love Lucy’s ability to entertain audiences of every age remains as relevant today as it was upon its first inception…

The I Love Lucy (Season 2) DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere “The Anniversary Present” in which Ricky is spending time with a beautiful neighbor who is helping him find the perfect anniversary present for Lucy. But Lucy and Ethel are convinced that Ricky is having an affair, and they set out to spy on the two “home wreckers”… Other notable episodes from Season 2 include “Redecorating” in which Lucy unwittingly sells all the furniture after Fred and Ricky conspire to tell her she’s won a home decorating contest, and “The Camping Trip” in which Ricky tries to keep Lucy (and Ethel) from horning in on his and Fred’s camping retreat by taking her on a “trial run” (which he plans to make a miserable experience). But Ricky doesn’t know that Lucy’s on to his scheme, and she’s determined to turn the tables on him…

Below is a list of episodes included on the I Love Lucy (Season 2) DVD:

Episode 36 (The Anniversary Present) Air Date: 09-15-1952

Episode 37 (The Handcuffs) Air Date: 09-22-1952

Episode 38 (The Operetta) Air Date: 09-29-1952

Episode 39 (Job Switching) Air Date: 10-06-1952

Episode 40 (The Saxophone) Air Date: 10-13-1952

Episode 41 (Vacation from Marriage) Air Date: 10-27-1952

Episode 42 (The Courtroom) Air Date: 11-10-1952

Episode 43 (Redecorating) Air Date: 11-24-1952

Episode 44 (Ricky Loses His Voice) Air Date: 12-01-1952

Episode 45 (Sales Resistance) Air Date: 01-26-1953

Episode 46 (The Inferiority Complex) Air Date: 02-02-1953

Episode 47 (The Club Election) Air Date: 02-16-1953

Episode 48 (The Black Eye) Air Date: 03-09-1953

Episode 49 (Lucy Changes Her Mind) Air Date: 03-30-1953

Episode 50 (Lucy is Enceinte) Air Date: 12-08-1952

Episode 51 (Pregnant Women are Unpredictable) Air Date: 12-15-1952

Episode 52 (Lucy’s Showbiz Swan Song) Air Date: 12-22-1952

Episode 53 (Lucy Hires an English Tutor) Air Date: 12-29-1952

Episode 54 (Ricky Has Labor Pains) Air Date: 01-05-1953

Episode 55 (Lucy Becomes a Sculptress) Air Date: 01-12-1953

Episode 56 (Lucy Goes to the Hospital) Air Date: 01-19-1953

Episode 57 (No Children Allowed) Air Date: 04-20-1953

Episode 58 (Lucy Hires a Maid) Air Date: 04-27-1953

Episode 59 (The Indian Show) Air Date: 05-04-1953

Episode 60 (Lucy’s Last Birthday) Air Date: 05-11-1953

Episode 61 (The Ricardos Change Apartments) Air Date: 05-18-1953

Episode 62 (Lucy is Matchmaker) Air Date: 05-25-1953

Episode 63 (Lucy Wants New Furniture) Air Date: 06-01-1953

Episode 64 (The Camping Trip) Air Date: 06-08-1953

Episode 65 (Ricky’s Life Story) Air Date: 10-05-1953

Episode 66 (Ricky and Fred are TV Fans) Air Date: 06-22-1953

Episode 67 (Never Do Business with Friends) Air Date: 06-29-1953

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of the I Love Lucy (Season 2) DVD.

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Soap Opera Dash Game Review

Soap Opera Dash Game Review

What can a down-on-their-luck soap opera manager do? Hire Flo and the rest of the DinerToons, and produce the best soap opera ever in Soap Opera Dash! Help Rosie and her aspiring soap star Simon make it big in this fast-paced time management game. Get scripts to the actors, do their hair, manage their wardrobe and apply their makeup. Then it’s time for props, cameras and actually filming the show. Do you have what it takes to keep the actors happy and make it big in the business?

Soap Opera Dash is the latest installment in the Dash franchise, by the people who produced some of the best-selling time management games such as the Diner Dash and Wedding Dash series. Adding on to the tried-and-true formula that made the previous Dash games bona fide hits, Soap Opera Dash adds new game concepts and mechanics and brings our favorite characters from these hit games into a new setting, taking on the job of helping Rosie film her soap opera.

In the introduction to the game, Rosie is told by her producers that they will not go ahead with her soap opera idea. Now without a job, she walks home dejected until she bumps into aspiring actor Simon (who just happens to be her high school crush), who has also just lost his job. Thinking they might be able to get this soap opera idea to work, Rosie has a chat about it with Flo (of Diner Dash fame) and very soon Flo, Quinn and the rest of the DinerToons are all on board Rosie’s project to create her soap opera and turn Simon into a star!

Soap Opera Dash plays similar to the restaurant management games such as Diner Dash. However, instead of seating and feeding hungry customers and keeping them happy, you will have to help soap actors get ready for their shoot. And you don’t want unhappy actors going all diva on you! You need to walk these actors through their paces, from giving them scripts, to doing their hair, wardrobe and makeup, to getting the props and camera ready.

Your first task is to decide who will play which part in your soap opera. Who will play the lovers, who will be the jealous ex and who will be the evil genius? You can cast rising star Simon or any of the DinerToons such as Flo and Quinn in these roles. As the game progresses, the scenes will get more complicated and more roles will be available for you to fill.

A typical day in filming a soap opera will have you running around like a headless chicken. Firstly, you will have an assistant preparing the scripts for the actors, who will be waiting on not-so-comfy chairs. After the actors read the scripts, they are ready for prep work. They need to be dragged to the hair section where you will give them the perfect hairdo. Then it’s off to wardrobe where you’ll help them into their outfits. Then it’s makeup time. In the midst of all that, you will need to move the required props onto stage as well. And once you find the cameraman (who will be goofing off somewhere random on set), it’s show time! And then it’s time to clean up the stage, ready for the next act.

As if all that wasn’t complicated enough, there is a whole lot of other stuff you need to micro-manage while all this is happening. Like the other Dash games, each actor is color-coded, and you score more points if you can match actors with similarly-colored items and stations. Also back are the match-em games that randomly pop up. While working on an actor’s hairdo for example, a small screen will pop up requiring you to select a hairstyle that matches what the actor wants. You don’t have all day though, as the game is still running and everything else on the set still needs your attention. And the actors will keep getting more unhappy the longer they have to wait for you.

A new addition is the order in which the actors have to get ready. For example, the first act might require Flo and Simon on stage. You will therefore need to get them prepped up first, otherwise you’ll create a bottleneck at the filming sequence. You will have to do this no matter how efficient a different order might be, or how unhappy the other actors are. Also interesting is the actual movie set you see in the game. Different scenes are filmed throughout each level, from the hospital emergency room to the diner. The actors also do a little act, but due to the fast-paced nature of the game, watching them might cause you to lose your focus and time management rhythm, and turn the set into one chaotic mess.

Soap Opera Dash is a deserving new addition in the Dash stable of time management games, giving the time management game genre a new spin. While it challenges you to manage a whole host of different elements to create optimum chains of tasks, you will also be entertained by the quirky characters and their acting. If you like games such as Diner Dash and similar time management games like Nanny Mania, you will love Soap Opera Dash.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

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I Love Lucy (Season 5) DVD Review

I Love Lucy (Season 5) DVD Review

Recipient of widespread critical and audience acclaim, I Love Lucy is by far one of the greatest, if not the greatest, comedy series in television history. It literally revolutionized the TV landscape forever with its creative thinking, live studio audience, experimental camera angles, and top-notch writing. Created by the talented husband and wife team of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, I Love Lucy became the most celebrated show of its time and helped usher in a whole new era in the American entertainment experience…

The I Love Lucy (Season 5) DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere “Lucy Visits Grauman’s” in which Lucy is wrapping up her extended trip to Hollywood where she’s collected a number of oddball collectibles, such as a tin can run over by Cary Grant’s car and a napkin used by Lana Turner. But when Lucy learns that John Wayne’s imprints on a concrete block in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater have come loose, she decides to steal a real souvenir to take home… Other notable episodes from Season 5 include “Lucy Goes to a Rodeo” in which Lucy confuses Ricky’s performance on a “radio show” with his performance in a “rodeo show,” and “Paris at Last” in which Lucy’s trip to Paris is marked by her quest to find a famous artist whose paintings will one day be valuable, but the only artist she meets is a con artist who steals her blind…

Below is a list of episodes included on the I Love Lucy (Season 5) DVD:

Episode 128 (Lucy Visits Grauman’s) Air Date: 10-03-1955

Episode 129 (Lucy and John Wayne) Air Date: 10-10-1955

Episode 130 (Lucy and the Dummy) Air Date: 10-17-1955

Episode 131 (Ricky Sells the Car) Air Date: 10-24-1955

Episode 132 (The Great Train Robbery) Air Date: 10-31-1955

Episode 133 (Homecoming) Air Date: 11-07-1955

Episode 134 (The Ricardos are Interviewed) Air Date: 11-14-1955

Episode 135 (Lucy Goes to a Rodeo) Air Date: 11-28-1955

Episode 136 (Nursery School) Air Date: 12-05-1955

Episode 137 (Ricky’s European Booking) Air Date: 12-12-1955

Episode 138 (The Passports) Air Date: 12-19-1955

Episode 139 (Staten Island Ferry) Air Date: 01-02-1956

Episode 140 (Bon Voyage) Air Date: 01-16-1956

Episode 141 (Second Honeymoon) Air Date: 01-23-1956

Episode 142 (Lucy Meets the Queen) Air Date: 01-30-1956

Episode 143 (The Fox Hunt) Air Date: 02-06-1956

Episode 144 (Lucy Goes to Scotland) Air Date: 02-20-1956

Episode 145 (Paris at Last) Air Date: 02-27-1956

Episode 146 (Lucy Meets Charles Boyer) Air Date: 03-05-1956

Episode 147 (Lucy Gets a Paris Gown) Air Date: 03-19-1956

Episode 148 (Lucy in the Swiss Alps) Air Date: 03-26-1956

Episode 149 (Lucy Gets Homesick in Italy) Air Date: 04-09-1956

Episode 150 (Lucy’s Italian Movie) Air Date: 04-16-1956

Episode 151 (Lucy’s Bicycle Trip) Air Date: 04-23-1956

Episode 152 (Lucy Goes to Monte Carlo) Air Date: 05-07-1956

Episode 153 (Return Home from Europe) Air Date: 05-14-1956

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of the I Love Lucy (Season 5) DVD.

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I Love Lucy (DVD) Review

I Love Lucy (DVD) Review

Widely considered one of the greatest, if not the greatest, show in television history, I Love Lucy signaled the ascendance of the prime time TV era. The brainchild of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, I Love Lucy revolutionized the television industry with its extensive use of a live audience and the employment of multiple camera angles. The result of true comic genius, the show’s ability to entertain is just as relevant today as it was fifty years ago…

Real-life couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz play the prominent roles of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, a married couple living in a New York apartment complex. Ricky is a Cuban-born band leader who wows night clubs with his act, while Lucy is a homemaker. Lucy and Ricky’s best friends are landlords Fred and Ethel Mertz who often become intertwined in Lucy’s get-rich-quick schemes, screwball ideas, and comic shenanigans. Former masters of the stage, the cast comes across as a likeable bunch, with Lucille Ball stealing the show with her goofy antics and brilliant facial contortions. If ever there were a television classic, then I Love Lucy is it…

The I Love Lucy DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the series premiere “The Girls Want To Go To The Nightclub” in which Ethel seeks to celebrate her 18th Anniversary with a trip to the Copacabana, while Fred wants to go to the fights. When it’s agreed that the girls will go to the club while the boys go to the fight, Fred and Ricky decide to spy on the girls so they call up a friend to get some dates for the club. But Lucy and Ethel have already talked to the same friend, and they decide to pose as Fred and Ricky’s dates… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include “The Quiz Show” in which Lucy seeks to make some extra money by pulling off a fake stunt, and “Drafted” in which Lucy and Ethel mistakenly believe that Ricky and Fred have been drafted into the Army…

Below is a list of episodes included on the I Love Lucy (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (The Girls Want to Go to the Nightclub): Air Date: 10-15-1951

Episode 2 (Be a Pal): Air Date: 10-22-1951

Episode 3 (The Diet): Air Date: 10-29-1951

Episode 4 (Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her): Air Date: 11-05-1951

Episode 5 (The Quiz Show): Air Date: 11-12-1951

Episode 6 (The Audition): Air Date: 11-19-1951

Episode 7 (The Seance): Air Date: 11-26-1951

Episode 8 (Men are Messy): Air Date: 12-03-1951

Episode 9 (Drafted): Air Date: 12-10-1951

Episode 10 (The Fur Coat): Air Date: 12-17-1951

Episode 11 (Lucy is Jealous of Girl Singer): Air Date: 12-24-1951

Episode 12 (The Adagio): Air Date: 12-31-1951

Episode 13 (The Benefit): Air Date: 01-07-1952

Episode 14 (The Amateur Hour): Air Date: 01-14-1952

Episode 15 (Lucy Plays Cupid): Air Date: 01-21-1952

Episode 16 (Lucy Fakes Illness): Air Date: 01-28-1952

Episode 17 (Lucy Writes a Play): Air Date: 02-04-1952

Episode 18 (Breaking the Lease): Air Date: 02-11-1952

Episode 19 (The Ballet): Air Date: 02-18-1952

Episode 20 (The Young Fans): Air Date: 02-25-1952

Episode 21 (New Neighbors): Air Date: 03-03-1952

Episode 22 (Fred and Ethel Fight): Air Date: 03-10-1952

Episode 23 (The Moustache): Air Date: 03-17-1952

Episode 24 (The Gossip): Air Date: 03-24-1952

Episode 25 (Pioneer Woman): Air Date: 03-31-1952

Episode 26 (The Marriage License): Air Date: 04-07-1952

Episode 27 (The Kleptomaniac): Air Date: 04-14-1952

Episode 28 (Cuban Pals): Air Date: 04-21-1952

Episode 29 (The Freezer): Air Date: 04-28-1952

Episode 30 (Lucy Does a TV Commercial): Air Date: 05-05-1952

Episode 31 (The Publicity Agent): Air Date: 05-12-1952

Episode 32 (Lucy Gets Ricky on the Radio): Air Date: 05-19-1952

Episode 33 (Lucy’s Schedule): Air Date: 05-26-1952

Episode 34 (Ricky Thinks He is Going Bald): Air Date: 06-02-1952

Episode 35 (Ricky Asks for a Raise): Air Date: 06-09-1952

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of the I Love Lucy (DVD).

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DVD) Review

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DVD) Review

Nominated for 28 Emmys, including several for Outstanding Visual Effects, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine continues the rich tradition of the original 1960s Star Trek franchise. Created by former L.A. police officer Gene Roddenberry, the Star Trek TV series morphed into a franchise famous for the unprecedented fanatical devotion of its audience. Lasting only three seasons during its original network run, Star Trek struck gold with its syndicated reruns, launching a number of motion pictures featuring the original cast as well as novels, comic books, collectibles, and reams of Star Trek-related memorabilia. Following on the heels of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), the first Star Trek series spin-off of the original, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine foreshadowed additional spin-offs – Star Trek: Voyager (1995), and Star Trek: Enterprise (2001). Sporting an entirely new cast and crew from its two predecessors, the show focuses on a particular system administered by the Federation instead of the usual Star Trek mission of “exploring strange new worlds”…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine follows the exploits of the Starfleet crew aboard an abandoned and gutted Cardassian space station orbiting the planet of Bajor. In the aftermath of Cardassian occupation, the Bajorian government invited the Starfleet to oversee the reconstruction of the space station. Deep Space Nine quickly transformed into a teeming city of commerce and a hub for travel (similar to Babylon 5) thanks to the discovery of an unknown wormhole nearby. But the wormhole leads to the Gamma Quadrant, realm of the feared Dominion alliance, which views the wormhole travelers as a threat to its totalitarian grip on power. As such, the Dominion launches an attack against the Federation and its Klingon allies. The subsequent and ongoing war is the basis for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine…

Capt. Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) is credited with discovering the wormhole, and he oversees the crew of Deep Space Nine as they wage battle to preserve the Federation. Ironically, his colleague, Constable Odo (Rene Auberjonois), is a Changeling – an alien race of “shapeshifters” who lead the Dominion’s united front. Together with the rest of the crew aboard Deep Space Nine, they struggle with internal and external conflicts that threaten to destroy their very way of life…

The Star Trek: Deep Space Nine DVD features a number of exciting episodes including the series premiere “Emissary” in which the recently abandoned Cardassian space station, Terok Nor, is resettled by the Federation at the request of the Bajorians. Capt. Benjamin Sisko takes command and his discovery of the first stable wormhole nearby, a wormhole worshipped by the Bajorians as a god, transforms Sisko into a prophet in the eyes of the Bajorians. Meanwhile, the audience meets the rest of the cast and crew for Deep Space Nine… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include “Move Along Home” in which Quark’s cheating prompts a group of aliens from Gamma Quadrant to exact revenge on the crew of Deep Space Nine, and “Dramatis Personae” in which an indwelling by aliens transforms Sisko and Kira into enemies of the crew…

Below is a list of episodes included on the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (Emissary: Part 1) Air Date: 01-03-1993

Episode 2 (Emissary: Part 2) Air Date: 01-03-1993

Episode 3 (A Man Alone) Air Date: 01-10-1993

Episode 4 (Past Prologue) Air Date: 01-17-1993

Episode 5 (Babel) Air Date: 01-24-1993

Episode 6 (Captive Pursuit) Air Date: 01-31-1993

Episode 7 (Q-Less) Air Date: 02-07-1993

Episode 8 (Dax) Air Date: 02-14-1993

Episode 9 (The Passenger) Air Date: 02-21-1993

Episode 10 (Move Along Home) Air Date: 03-14-1993

Episode 11 (The Nagus) Air Date: 03-21-1993

Episode 12 (Vortex) Air Date: 04-18-1993

Episode 13 (Battle Lines) Air Date: 04-25-1993

Episode 14 (The Story Teller) Air Date: 05-02-1993

Episode 15 (Progress) Air Date: 05-09-1993

Episode 16 (If Wishes Were Horses) Air Date: 05-16-1993

Episode 17 (The Forsaken) Air Date: 05-23-1993

Episode 18 (Dramatis Personae) Air Date: 05-30-1993

Episode 19 (Duet) Air Date: 06-13-1993

Episode 20 (In the Hands of the Prophets) Air Date: 06-20-1993

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DVD).

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The Jetsons (DVD) Review

The Jetsons (DVD) Review

If the Flintstones are the modern stone-age family, then the Jetsons are the quintessential post-modern futuristic family, complete with flying cars. Following the massive commercial success of the animated classic The Flintstones (1960), Hanna-Barbera followed with additional prime-time cartoon series Top Cat (1961) and The Jetsons (1962). Cancelled after one season on ABC, The Jetsons lived on through the success of syndicated reruns on Saturday morning cartoons, through TV movies and specials, comic books, games, and toys. Its enduring success prompted Hanna-Barbera to revive the series from 1985 to 1988, using many of the same animation techniques and characters as found in the original…

The Jetsons follows the lives of George Jetson and his average middle-class family. George is a bumbling, yet kind-hearted family man who works for Spacely Sprockets, a sprocket manufacturing concern owned and run by the slave-driving dwarf Mr. Spacely. George’s wife Jane is a homemaker who dials up breakfast for the family and pushes all the proper buttons necessary for cleaning the house and taking care of the domestic affairs. Son Elroy is a boy genius, and daughter Judy is a typical teenage rock-and-roller. Throw in a sarcastic robot maid named Rosie and a talking dog named Astro, and The Jetsons has all the elements of a modern TV classic. With flying cars, stilted high-rise houses, and automated gadgets for almost every conceivable form of work, the show matches The Flintstones pound-for-pound in respect to the artist/producers’ breadth of creativity and imagination…

The Jetsons DVD features a number of hilarious episodes including the series premiere “Rosie the Robot” in which Jane urges George to buy a robot maid, but George feels they can’t afford it. And with his boss, Mr. Spacely, due to come over for dinner, George doesn’t think he can get raise out of Mr. Spacely if he sees a robot maid at the Jetson home. Meanwhile, Jane has taken a free one-day trial of an older-model ‘Rosie’ who makes Spacely the best dinner he’s ever had, but not before he fires George, prompting Rosie to runaway from home. When the Jetson family finally tracks Rosie down, she decides to stay with the family permanently… Other notable episodes from Season 1 include “Rosie’s Boyfriend” in which Rosie falls in love with the building super’s rag-tag robot assistant, and “Miss Solar System” in which Jane enters the Miss Solar System pageant against George’s wishes, not knowing that George is one of the secret judges…

Below is a list of episodes included on The Jetsons (Season 1) DVD:

Episode 1 (Rosie the Robot) Air Date: 09-23-1962

Episode 2 (A Date with Jet Screamer) Air Date: 09-30-1962

Episode 3 (Jetsons Nite Out) Air Date: 10-07-1962

Episode 4 (The Space Car) Air Date: 10-14-1962

Episode 5 (The Coming of Astro) Air Date: 10-21-1962

Episode 6 (The Good Little Scouts) Air Date: 10-28-1962

Episode 7 (The Flying Suit) Air Date: 11-04-1962

Episode 8 (Rosie’s Boyfriend) Air Date: 11-11-1962

Episode 9 (Elroy’s TV Show) Air Date: 11-18-1962

Episode 10 (Uniblab) Air Date: 11-25-1962

Episode 11 (A Visit From Grandpa) Air Date: 12-02-1962

Episode 12 (Astro’s Top Secret) Air Date: 12-09-1962

Episode 13 (Las Venus) Air Date: 12-16-1962

Episode 14 (Elroy’s Pal) Air Date: 12-23-1962

Episode 15 (Test Pilot) Air Date: 12-30-1962

Episode 16 (Millionaire Astro) Air Date: 01-06-1963

Episode 17 (The Little Man) Air Date: 01-13-1963

Episode 18 (Jane’s Driving Lesson) Air Date: 01-20-1963

Episode 19 (G.I. Jetson) Air Date: 01-27-1963

Episode 20 (Miss Solar System) Air Date: 02-03-1963

Episode 21 (Private Property) Air Date: 02-10-1963

Episode 22 (Planet Dude) Air Date: 02-17-1963

Episode 23 (TV or Not TV) Air Date: 02-24-1963

Episode 24 (Elroy’s Mob) Air Date: 03-03-1963

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of The Jetsons (DVD).

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I Love Lucy (Season 4) DVD Review

I Love Lucy (Season 4) DVD Review

Real-life husband and wife Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz play the fictional roles of Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy, one of the most beloved and celebrated television series ever produced. Living in a New York City apartment, Lucy and her neighbor/best friend Ethel Mertz often engage in outrageous shennanigans while husbands Ricky and Fred try to foil their schemes. Lucille Ball is the obvious star of the show with her likeable onscreen persona and goofy antics. A true television classic, I Love Lucy is the real must-see TV…

The I Love Lucy (Season 4) DVD offers a number of hilarious episodes including the season premiere “Lucy Cries Wolf” in which Lucy becomes uncertain of Ricky’s dedication to her welfare and safety. Despite Ricky’s assurances that he will rush home in the middle of his act if she were in danger, Lucy decides to put Ricky’s promise to the test… Other notable episodes from Season 4 include “The Business Manager” in which Ricky hires a business manager to take control of the Ricardo household budget, and “Getting Ready” in which the Ricardo’s and the Mertz’s decide to drive to Hollywood in a 25-year-old used Cadillac purchased by Fred…

Below is a list of episodes included on the I Love Lucy (Season 4) DVD:

Episode 98 (Lucy Cries Wolf) Air Date: 10-18-1954

Episode 99 (The Matchmaker) Air Date: 10-25-1954

Episode 100 (The Business Manager) Air Date: 10-04-1954

Episode 101 (The Mr. and Mrs. TV Show) Air Date: 04-11-1955

Episode 102 (Mertz and Kurtz) Air Date: 10-11-1954

Episode 103 (Ricky’s Movie Offer) Air Date: 11-08-1954

Episode 104 (Ricky’s Screen Test) Air Date: 11-15-1954

Episode 105 (Lucy’s Mother-In-Law) Air Date: 11-22-1954

Episode 106 (Ethel’s Birthday) Air Date: 11-29-1954

Episode 107 (Ricky’s Contract) Air Date: 12-06-1954

Episode 108 (Getting Ready) Air Date: 12-13-1954

Episode 109 (Lucy Learns to Drive) Air Date: 01-03-1955

Episode 110 (California, Here We Come!) Air Date: 01-10-1955

Episode 111 (First Stop) Air Date: 01-17-1955

Episode 112 (Tennessee Bound) Air Date: 01-24-1955

Episode 113 (Ethel’s Home Town) Air Date: 01-31-1955

Episode 114 (L.A. at Last!) Air Date: 02-07-1955

Episode 115 (Don Juan and the Starlets) Air Date: 02-14-1955

Episode 116 (Lucy Gets in Pictures) Air Date: 02-21-1955

Episode 117 (The Fashion Show) Air Date: 02-28-1955

Episode 118 (The Hedda Hopper Story) Air Date: 03-14-1955

Episode 119 (Don Juan is Shelved) Air Date: 03-21-1955

Episode 120 (Bull Fight Dance) Air Date: 03-28-1955

Episode 121 (Hollywood Anniversary) Air Date: 04-04-1955

Episode 122 (The Star Upstairs) Air Date: 04-18-1955

Episode 123 (In Palm Springs) Air Date: 04-25-1955

Episode 124 (Lucy and Harpo Marx) Air Date: 05-09-1955

Episode 125 (The Dancing Star) Air Date: 05-02-1955

Episode 126 (Ricky Needs an Agent) Air Date: 05-16-1955

Episode 127 (The Tour) Air Date: 05-30-1955

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of the I Love Lucy (Season 4) DVD.

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The Flintstones (DVD) Review

The Flintstones (DVD) Review

Turning the television world flat on its head, The Flintstones became the first animated hit series in prime time history. Set in the Stone Age town of Bedrock, the show explored the lives of ancient cave dwellers through the lens of a modern lifestyle, with bird beaks acting as phonograph needles, elephant trunks as vacuum cleaners, and fireflies as light bulbs. With its measured use of top-grade humor and clever visuals, The Flintstones became an instant smash hit – spawning decades of syndicated re-runs, spin-offs, and thousands of derivative products…

Loosely modeled after the hit show The Honeymooners, The Flintstones follows the lives of burly loudmouth Fred Flintstone (who has a heart of gold) and his wife Wilma (who puts up with him). The couple lives next door to best friends Barney and Betty Rubble, and they have a dog (a dinosaur) named Dino to keep them company. Following in the footsteps of shows such as I Love Lucy, the show’s characters are always inventing hair-brained schemes, attempting to cover up little white lies, or engaging in some other form of behavior bound to get them in trouble. The Flintstones also features numerous cameo appearances parodying famous personalities from the early-sixties… In the show’s later years, each couple would add a child to the mix with Fred

Britt Gillette is author of The DVD Report, a blog where you can find more reviews like this one of The Flintstones (DVD).

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