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20th Feb '18 5:12:40 AM C105
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* ''Space 1999'' had two episodes released by U.S.A. Home Video, but both tapes were sued by two of its stars and blocked from further distribution within a year. The silliest thing about this is, the reason they wound up unavailable on video for over a decade afterward wasn't copyright infringement, but rather low quality. That's right, the very first uncut videocassettes of the series in the United States were banned ''because the video wasn't detailed or colorful enough.'' You can read some more about this silliness, among other things, [[http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/main/merc/vmvus1.html here]].

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* ''Space 1999'' ''Series/Space1999'' had two episodes released by U.S.A. Home Video, but both tapes were sued by two of its stars and blocked from further distribution within a year. The silliest thing about this is, the reason they wound up unavailable on video for over a decade afterward wasn't copyright infringement, but rather low quality. That's right, the very first uncut videocassettes of the series in the United States were banned ''because the video wasn't detailed or colorful enough.'' You can read some more about this silliness, among other things, [[http://www.space1999.net/catacombs/main/merc/vmvus1.html here]].
15th Feb '18 9:56:45 AM GeniusInTheLamp
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* ''Series/PoliceWoman'': Only the first two seasons of this [[TheSeventies 1970s]] Angie Dickinson crime drama is on DVD.
10th Feb '18 11:38:55 AM bowserbros
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** The original 2003 DVD release of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS22E4TheTwoDoctors The Two Doctors]]'' featured the non-canon short ''[[Recap/DoctorWho1985JFIGSAFixWithSontarans A Fix with Sontarans]]'', a crossover with the once-beloved children's program ''Jim'll Fix It'', as a bonus feature; note the use of the term "'''once'''-beloved." A year after ''Jim'll Fix It'' host Creator/JimmySavile died, an ITV documentary outed him as [[DepravedKidsShowHost one of the most prolific child predators in modern history,]] revealing how Savile was able to sexually assault a shockingly high amount of minors throughout his career. As a result, the BBC [[BannedEpisode buried all of their material of Savile in their vaults,]] with ''A Fix with Sontarans'' being among the casualties: ''The Two Doctors'' ended up receiving a DVD reissue in 2014 without the short, while the original release was quietly deleted from the BBC catalog. As a result, the only way to actually view the short is by shelling out considerable amounts of money for a used copy of the 2003 pressing or by finding uploads of it on various video sharing sites.
8th Feb '18 5:01:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''NYPDBlue'' following Season 9 ([[LongRunners of 12]]). Thank you, Amazon Instant Video - in HD, no less.

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* ''NYPDBlue'' ''Series/NYPDBlue'' following Season 9 ([[LongRunners of 12]]). Thank you, Amazon Instant Video - in HD, no less.
8th Feb '18 8:26:40 AM Briguy52748
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* ''This Is the Life'' and other religious dramas from the 1950s through early 1980s were once a staple of Sunday morning television. In a nutshell, these Christian dramas underwritten by a Protestant or Catholic synod would present a story where the main characters faced a moral dilemma and attempted to resolve it through their own secular means before turning to the Christian solution; the host would then review the situation at the end, provide a brief commentary on how the lesson can be applied to the viewer's life, and give appropriate Scripture reading. Many of these programs starred both established actors and then-unknowns prior to their first big break. Since the last of these shows the Missouri Lutheran Synod-underwritten ''This Is the Life'', circa 1988 ended first-run production, these Christian anthologies have virtually vanished. Website/YouTube didn't get any episodes until around 2011, when three episodes, one from the original ABC run and two others from the early-to-mid 1960s were uploaded there; no episodes have been offered for sale on home video (not even in the 1980s by Christian-based ministries, during or after first-run production), and finding ''any'' station that has saved the tapes may be more difficult than the proverbial camel passing through a needle's eye. The most likely place to find any of these shows would likely be a church that might have old off-air VHS recordings of the show in its library, or a rural public access station that has old tapes in its archive and are running them as filler, but even in remote rural areas, most public access cable TV stations don't publish their broadcast schedules. Many religious cable networks won't air them these days because their 'for everyone' morals don't meet the certain viewpoints they espouse.

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* ''This Is the Life'' and other religious dramas from the 1950s through early 1980s were once a staple of Sunday morning television. In a nutshell, these Christian dramas underwritten by a Protestant or Catholic synod would present a story where the main characters faced a moral dilemma and attempted to resolve it through their own secular means before turning to the Christian solution; the host would then review the situation at the end, provide a brief commentary on how the lesson can be applied to the viewer's life, and give appropriate Scripture reading. Many of these programs starred both established actors and then-unknowns prior to their first big break. Since the last of these shows the Missouri Lutheran Synod-underwritten ''This Is the Life'', circa 1988 ended first-run production, these Christian anthologies have virtually vanished. Website/YouTube didn't get any episodes until around 2011, when three episodes, one from the original ABC run and two others from the early-to-mid 1960s were uploaded there; no episodes have been offered for sale on home video (not even in the 1980s by Christian-based ministries, during or after first-run production), and finding ''any'' station that has saved the tapes may be more difficult than the proverbial camel passing through a needle's eye. The most likely place to find any of these shows would likely be a church that might have old off-air VHS recordings of the show in its library, or a rural public access station that has old tapes in its archive and are running them as filler, but even in remote rural areas, most public access cable TV stations don't publish their broadcast schedules. Many religious cable networks won't air them these days because their 'for everyone' morals don't meet the certain viewpoints they espouse.espouse, and that [[AnAesop the Aesops]] too often represented the teachings of the era.
4th Feb '18 9:41:37 AM nombretomado
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* It's not easy being a Japanese fan of ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'', since the dub of the series that aired on public broadcaster NHK is presumed to be lost, with the videos from NicoNicoDouga removed for copyright infringement. It last aired on Disney XD in 2009.

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* It's not easy being a Japanese fan of ''Series/{{Goosebumps}}'', since the dub of the series that aired on public broadcaster NHK is presumed to be lost, with the videos from NicoNicoDouga Website/NicoNicoDouga removed for copyright infringement. It last aired on Disney XD in 2009.
3rd Feb '18 2:40:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' continues to be a much-beloved science show that is still played in classrooms across the world, yet it has never received a proper commercial DVD release. Nye's own website doesn't sell it, there are only a few (overpriced) single episodes being sold through the official Disney store, and the first two seasons have been released in outrageously expensive sets that are only sold to schools and educators (and, on average, cost over ''$1,500'' - yes, you read that right). However, this is somewhat mollified by the massive VHS release that proceeded it (which had all the episodes), which can be found in classrooms getting rid of their old tapes. In addition, there are certain websites that only teachers can access to watch episodes, if it helps. As of May 2015, it is now available on {{Netflix}}.

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* ''Series/BillNyeTheScienceGuy'' continues to be a much-beloved science show that is still played in classrooms across the world, yet it has never received a proper commercial DVD release. Nye's own website doesn't sell it, there are only a few (overpriced) single episodes being sold through the official Disney store, and the first two seasons have been released in outrageously expensive sets that are only sold to schools and educators (and, on average, cost over ''$1,500'' - yes, you read that right). However, this is somewhat mollified by the massive VHS release that proceeded it (which had all the episodes), which can be found in classrooms getting rid of their old tapes. In addition, there are certain websites that only teachers can access to watch episodes, if it helps. As of May 2015, it is now available on {{Netflix}}.Creator/{{Netflix}}.
31st Jan '18 4:32:29 AM Cryoclaste
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* Saban's ''VRTroopers'' has not been rerun since its initial airing, and some episodes are extremely rare in that the full episode only aired once.

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* Saban's ''VRTroopers'' ''Series/VRTroopers'' has not been rerun since its initial airing, and some episodes are extremely rare in that the full episode only aired once.
27th Jan '18 12:42:59 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/Channel4's cult smash ''As If'' (2001-04) has completely disappeared off the face of the earth, seemingly due to the perennial licensing rights for the soundtrack problem. They'd mostly fixed this issue by the time ''Series/{{Skins}}'' (basically ''As If'' [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs with younger people and more MDMA, and in Bristol not London]] they still paid just as much attention to the soundtrack, though) happened, although there's still a few tracks where they wonked out (the replacement of Lily Allen's "The Fear" with Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" in Series 3 being the most {{egregious}}). Likewise the short-lived CulturalTranslation which aired on {{UPN}}. However in this case the remake was universally reviled and it's ForYourOwnGood that you avoid it in any form.

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* Creator/Channel4's cult smash ''As If'' (2001-04) has completely disappeared off the face of the earth, seemingly due to the perennial licensing rights for the soundtrack problem. They'd mostly fixed this issue by the time ''Series/{{Skins}}'' (basically ''As If'' [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs with younger people and more MDMA, and in Bristol not London]] they still paid just as much attention to the soundtrack, though) happened, although there's still a few tracks where they wonked out (the replacement of Lily Allen's "The Fear" with Katy Perry's "I Kissed A Girl" in Series 3 being the most {{egregious}}). Likewise the short-lived CulturalTranslation which aired on {{UPN}}.Creator/{{UPN}}. However in this case the remake was universally reviled and it's ForYourOwnGood that you avoid it in any form.
20th Jan '18 4:39:04 PM pgj1997
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* You can easily find most of the original UK dubs of Series/{{Teletubbies}} officially on [=YouTube=], but as for the US dub, it's is extremely scarce. Basically put, no one knows who's in possession of the master tapes. Oh, and there's [[ArchivePanic 365 episodes of the show]], thought, reportedly, some of them were never actually re-dubed.

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* You can easily find most of the original UK dubs of Series/{{Teletubbies}} officially on [=YouTube=], but as for the US dub, it's is extremely scarce. Basically put, no one knows who's in possession of the master tapes. Oh, and there's [[ArchivePanic 365 episodes of the show]], thought, though, reportedly, some of them were never actually re-dubed.re-dubbed.
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