In TV-on-DVD news, TVShowsOnDVD.com announces that Universal Studios Home Entertainment has awakened from their slumber and will release the third season of the classic medical drama
to disc June 2nd. For those of you who’ve also been asleep or living in a cave, it’s been four friggin’ years since the release of Seasons 1 and 2—and although I should probably be cross and send Universal to bed without supper I’m just glad they’re on the ball and are prepared (knock blog) to continue to releasing this program’s remaining seasons on DVD. (Now, all we have to do is light a fire underneath them to finish out the 1967-70 run of Dragnet.) Good show, fellas. Quincy, M.E.
Finally, as I was lazily glancing over some of the old material that I posted when Thrilling Days of Yesteryear was still being hosted by Salon Blogs, I noticed that it’s been a while since I’ve done any serial reviews (the last one was the 1946 Republic chapter-play Daughter of Don Q in August 2007). As fortuosity would have it, I recently picked up a pair of serials on DVD from AC Comics (they had a half-price sale) and since I already wrote about one of them (The Black Widow) back in 2006 I’ve decided to tackle the second, G-Men Never Forget (1948) beginning tomorrow and running each Saturday for the next 12 peril charged weeks. (I just love that title—it sounds like the result of what would happen if Douglas Sirk had tackled a cliffhanger.) G-Men has quite a reputation among some serial fans—others look at it and say: “Feh…”—but you can judge for yourself.