“The Lone Gunmen,” maybe “Space: AAB” coming to DVD

TV Shows on DVD has struck gold again. There are unconfirmed rumours of Space: Above and Beyond in DVD development. The news that has me excited, though, is the news that The Lone Gunmen will be coming to DVD on March 2005. No word yet about whether or not the original pilot episode (a disturbingly prescient piece about a passenger plane attempting to crash into the World Trade Centre) will be intact, but the set will include the “Jump The Shark” episode from the ninth season of The X-Files that was used to wrap up the spin-off.

6 replies on ““The Lone Gunmen,” maybe “Space: AAB” coming to DVD”

  1. diablo-d3 says:

    Space: AAB DVDs!?
    Wow, I really hope its true. SAAB is one of my favorite
    series of all time, and I’d love to see this on DVD.

    • Insomniac says:

      Re: Space: AAB DVDs!?

      Wow, I really hope its true. SAAB is one of my favorite
      series of all time, and I’d love to see this on DVD.

      What ever happened to that series, I used to like it, but it seemed to just end abruptly…?

      • Babbster says:

        Re: Space: AAB DVDs!?
        S:AAB just never got any ratings traction. It suffered to some extent from Fox’s jump-around scheduling, though it was fairly consistently in the 7:00 p.m. Sunday slot; another airing problem they had was that they seemed to show too many reruns too close together. Being brutally honest, though, there were some critical elements of the show that were weak. For one thing, it relied heavily on naval/fighter pilot jargon which can be off-putting to many – needing a tutorial to understand dialog can be a big hindrance. Another weakness was the acting. There was a lot of wood going on and, personally, I found the more emotional, character-developing segments unconvincing. I’m sure they were trying to get me to care about the pilots but I rarely did.

        Despite all that, I liked the show and I’d buy the DVDs. Some of the concepts were interesting (the approach to the AI conflict and their complete lack of morality was pretty compelling, especially when they tortured Lt. Wang), and I was predisposed to appreciating the Marine references since I have some interest in the history of the Corps. Overall, though, I think the main reason people lament its passing has more to do with the lack of fresh scifi entertainment on TV – especially network TV – and less to do with how good the show really was.

      • crow says:

        Re: Space: AAB

        What ever happened to that series, I used to like it, but it seemed to just end abruptly…?

        I’m not sure if I missed the end because FOX was rescheduling it to death, or if they simply didn’t air the final episodes after they decided to kill it. Anyway, they showed it on the Sci Fi channel a while back, and it did have a final episode that mostly wrapped it up.

        • fiziko says:

          Re: Space: AAB

          I’m not sure if I missed the end because FOX was rescheduling it to death, or if they simply didn’t air the final episodes after they decided to kill it. Anyway, they showed it on the Sci Fi channel a while back, and it did have a final episode that mostly wrapped it up.

          The last episode I saw wrapped things up in much the same way that Mostly Harmless wrapped up the Hitch Hiker’s Guide series, only with a great big “TO BE CONTINUED” at the end. Perhaps I missed the rest, but I thought that was the last episode produced.

  2. valen1260 says:

    the end

    the set will include the “Jump The Shark” episode from the ninth season of The X-Files that was used to wrap up the spin-off.

    That episode is the worst mistake FOX/Chris Carter ever made.

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