News has reached me of not one, not two, but three new DVD releases (all due out this coming Monday) of classic Eighties TV shows. Here’s a round up!
First off we’ve got the long overdue release of Knight Rider on two wheels show Street Hawk. It may not have enjoyed quite the success of KITT, but the super bike certainly had its fans (I’m looking at you Phil :-)).
The awfully named Jesse Mach is an ex-motorcycle cop who is chosen to drive Street Hawk, an advanced motorcycle capable of 300mph speeds and featuring an awesome line up of weaponry. He is helped (and hindered) by the even more awfully named Norman Tuttle (a name which sounds more like he should be in a Carry On film) who watches over him from Street Hawk command.
All 13 episodes including the pilot are present, with an alternative version of the pilot (Street Hawk has different weaponry) and a brand new documentary about the show added as a bonus. You can pick up a copy of your very own from Amazon.
Next there’s Saved By The Bell Series One, the teen school comedy which started airing in the late eighties and follows the exploits of a mixed group of kids from Bayside High School in fictional Palisades, California.
The show was so popular that when the cast became too old to pass for High School students any more, it spawned a spin off series Saved By The Bell: The College Years allowing the original actors to continue their roles. Not wishing to leave the High School world behind a second spin off Saved By The Bell: The New Class was also made, following a new group of students at Bayside High School.
If you were a fan as a child then here’s an Amazon link.
Finally we have It’s Garry Shandlings Show, which ran from 1986 to 1990 and featured permanently grinning stand up comedian Garry Shandling in a sitcom style arrangement, with the twist being that Garry and the rest of the cast were only too aware that they were being watched by a studio audience, who they would interact with on a regular basis.
This programme also featured a very memorable theme tune, which basically just stated it was the theme to Garry’s show, and asked the listener what they thought of it, mimicing the style of the show and therefore suiting it perfectly.
Here’s that all important Amazon link if you want to make a copy your own.