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Date Posted: 17:02:08 08/09/11 Tue
Author: Fred
Author Host/IP: c-174-57-22-72.hsd1.nj.comcast.net /
Subject: Re: Morals from 2nd season
In reply to: Site Administrator 's message, "Re: Morals from 2nd season" on 11:37:11 07/14/11 Thu

That's a travesty that they deleted the morals, especially since they are more in need today than ever.

>>Why wasn't the 2nd season morals on the DVD? they
>>couldn' have been lost that easily
>Yes, they could and they were. When you have a
>copyright holder who has a disdain for the material
>(Hallmark), it's never good. After they transferred
>the episodes to digibeta for British syndication,
>Hallmark DESTROYED the original film prints. Since
>none of the morals were used in syndication, they
>disappeared with the original films.
>ALL of the morals were destroyed. The reason that some
>(but not all) of the season 1 morals are on the DVD is
>that off-air copies (and a few collector 16mm prints)
>were found and loaned to BCI to make copies.
>MOST of those morals came from Joanna Pang's off air
>betamax tapes, which she and I copied and loaned to
>BCI to use. Naturally, Joanna didn't have any interest
>in preserving the episodes that she did not appear in
>(remember, blank tapes were about $15 each in the
>'70s). Several of the others came from me, which I
>acquired in tape trades over the years.
>Now, it's POSSIBLE that someone, somewhere, taped the
>season 2 shows off-air during the '70s and still has
>them somewhere (or an odd 16mm print with the moral
>not edited out might still be floating in film
>collector circles), but no one ever came forward in
>the short window of time that BCI had to get these
>materials together.

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