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09 August 2019 @ 05:13 pm
I just want to relive the memories...  
++ First of all, there has been the announcement that there will be an official crossover between Marvel's Runaways and Marvel's Cloak & Dagger! Fans have been wanting since it happened in the comics, and there's been plenty of theorizing how this could go down, how the characters would interact with each other. Well, in their third seasons (I believe both shows?) we will finally find out. I'm honestly so excited, I love both Runaways and Cloak & Dagger so this is crossover going to be an absolute treat. I cannot wait.

++ Lately I've been feeling a certain amount of nostalgia for some old shows, particularly for ones that aren't available on DVD. Sometimes you can find them on places like YouTube, where kind souls or someone official has uploaded them to be accessible when there is no other place to. First was Taina, a Nickelodeon sitcom that only ran for two seasons before getting cancelled. It has a very early 00s feel with the music and the clothing. I recorded the episodes when they aired, but the most memorable one was the episode that referenced BTVS. The second was another Nickelodeon show, Caitlin's Way, where the main character was someone I immediately loved from the start, she's more or less how I kind of imagine Faith Lehane would've been before getting called as a Slayer. The show had three seasons, but only two seasons have been uploaded so far. Lastly, In A Heartbeat was a Canadian drama that aired on Disney Channel during the early 00s, it was about a group of teenagers who also worked as EMTs. It was an original concept that was great, however it only lasted one season. The show starred Shawn Ashmore and Christopher Ralph, who both were on Animorphs, another show I loved even if it didn't follow the books and that, while I believe it's available via streaming (and on YouTube), it isn't on DVD, as far as I know anyway.

Also, because they are making a brand new adaptation of The Baby-sitter's Club for Netflix, I really want them to release the 1990 show on DVD, even though that is available for streaming I still want to physically own a copy of it for myself.

This has been on my mind lately, because thinking about all these shows that I used to watch and loved, but most of them aren't available for streaming or for purchasing on DVD (and most likely never will), and it makes me sad because aside from the possible VHS tapes we used to record episodes from (out of order, scattered through multiple different tapes and probably not even all of the episodes either), it is near impossible to find them. I mean, I recorded a lot of shit back in the day and I still have a truckload of VHS tapes stored, and maybe one day I'll have the means of transferring those digitally/put them on my own DVDs for myself and preserve them, but until then I'll have to wait until someone uploads them on YouTube or elsewhere.
 
 
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hamarakissahamarakissa on August 10th, 2019 04:09 am (UTC)
Aww yes, I have a few movies that I can't find anywhere. Like I have old recorded copies on VHS tapes, but they're getting past due date and falling apart :( I wish I had a physical DVD. Same with a few shows. I loved Caitlin's Way

I did now know about The Baby-sitter's club!
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 10th, 2019 04:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, this is why I'm still holding onto a lot of old VHS tapes because they are the only copies of a particular movie/show, that I know of anyway. Even if it's something I recorded from the TV, I'm holding onto it until I can transfer it onto DVD/a digital copy for myself. But it really is sad that so many great shows and movies are basically lost in the digital age. Mostly due to legalities such as rights and whatnot, and sometimes the original footage is lost altogether. :(
noybusiness: samdeehighschoolnoybusiness on August 10th, 2019 05:13 pm (UTC)
Well, in their third seasons (I believe both shows?) we will finally find out.

It's going to be in the third season of Runaways. There's hasn't been word on whether Cloak & Dagger is officially renewed yet. I'm so glad they're crossing over, after so much anticipation of the possibility.

Lastly, In A Heartbeat was a Canadian drama that aired on Disney Channel during the early 00s, it was about a group of teenagers who also worked as EMTs.

That one I saw.

The show starred Shawn Ashmore and Christopher Ralph, who both were on Animorphs, another show I loved even if it didn't follow the books and that, while I believe it's available via streaming (and on YouTube), it isn't on DVD, as far as I know anyway.

The TV show wasn't as good as the books, but how often is it? I was excited when it came out, and disappointed that it was cancelled. Before they even got to the significance of the hirak disc. Some people said an animated adaptation would have been easier to pull off; maybe so.
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 10th, 2019 09:18 pm (UTC)
I can understand to an extent disappointment from book fans, but some try to deny its existence altogether which saddens me because, while it was definitely not the books it wasn't entirely unrecognizable from the story, either. Sure, it was cheesy, but they did the best they could with a limited television budget, and you could tell that they at least tried. And I really loved and enjoyed it, and I was also sad when it was cancelled.
Naomi: Buffy season 4 by thisisagraphicscommfrelling_tralk on August 16th, 2019 04:59 pm (UTC)
Aww yeah I feel that way about some older 90’s shows, younger me was obsessed with the Australian drama Heartbreak High for example, I never missed an episode, and they won’t release any of the later seasons on DVD because of the music copyright :( They do have the first three seasons on Prime which is great, but it’s frustrating not being able to watch the later seasons as that’s generally considered the classic era, with the characters that most viewers remember best
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2019 02:58 am (UTC)
Ugh, I really hate that music copyright is one of the main hurdles that shows have to go through in order to be released. Like, I get it, I understand it's about royalties, but it still sucks. And it's not just older shows that don't get released/streamed, it's newer shows too, which really pisses me off because I'm a collector of physical media that I love and, yeah, I can accept older shows might not get to be available yet for whatever distribution/rights reasoning (esp the older they are the more impossible it might be) but newer shows? Come on.
Naomi: Buffy season 4 by thisisagraphicscommfrelling_tralk on August 17th, 2019 12:33 pm (UTC)
That’s true, with U.K. shows especially it seems like even today they still don’t come to arrangements with the music copyright for DVD releases, so a lot of shows end up with the music replaced when they get released for streaming or physical media. I will never understand how that’s considered acceptable, I’m not even as into music as a lot of people, but you can’t deny that it completely changes the feel of a scene when you take out the original song :(
Renéerogueslayer452 on August 17th, 2019 05:30 pm (UTC)
While I haven't gotten them yet, I've heard that on the Dawson's Creek DVDs the recognizable and iconic theme song isn't used at all because they screwed up at not securing the rights to it, so it's a completely different song altogether. Shit like that needs to not happen. Also, some shows I bought they either featured songs that replaced what originally was there due to copyright or just had nothing, so it's utter silence. It makes the rewatching experience jarring and weird.
Driver Picks the Musicbatmarg on August 23rd, 2019 08:30 pm (UTC)
I find myself in the same mindset with some regularity. Unfortunately, I've got such limited internet access that a streaming platform without downloading options only helps me so much. Still, better than nothing.