Happy new year!

Hope you’re all doing well! I’ve made it through one semester of graduate school unscathed and am posting this just a couple of days before beginning my second term (which will be a lot crazier).

Just a few random notes, to reassure the small but steadfast group of you who do check in that I’m still around. 🙂

False DVD information: Recently I’ve seen more people posting comments about false DVD releases about the show. Like always, there are NO official releases of the show on DVD. I’m keeping an eye out, and a lot of my friends and acquaintances (some of whom are very vigilant in terms of keeping up with DVD/entertainment information ) know to let me know if they come across any information about the show, so there’s a network of us keeping an eye out for any news.

David Kirschner: Some people are either claiming or have come to assume that David Kirschner’s been blind to the demand for the show to be revisited: this is not true. Those of you who’ve been keeping up with the site for years should hopefully remember that Mr. Kirschner e-mailed me directly a few years ago. (Though I’m trying to find the blog post and am coming up blank…I did post about that here, right?) He’s been aware of this site and of the fan base for quite a while, and he’s grateful for both, and has not forgotten about the show. However, we have yet to see if this will actually lead to him revisiting the show. There are rumors, but nothing substantial.

Seriously, I have no idea where people are getting this false information from. I don’t expect that all people interested in learning about the show would visit my site–I suspect that the Wikipedia entry gets more hits than this site does–but there’s nothing there that would lead them astray, either.

Anyway, on to lighter things…

Dark Water: I found my VHS copy of Dark Water episodes 1-4 (with Roddy McDowall voicing Niddler–unfortunately I can’t find the VHS with episode 5 on it) and will be making a DVD copy and hopefully ripping video clips soon. For some reason, there are some people who are adamant that McDowall never voiced Niddler, and that it was Frank Welker all along: hopefully this will put those rumors to rest.

Storyboard photos: Also, while I was back at my parents’ house for the winter holidays, I finally went through the copies of the storyboards for episode 1 that I obtained this summer, and snapped photos of the scenes that are cut or altered. Interestingly, some of these extra/edited scenes were in the comics! Hopefully those will be up soon (possibly on my Flickr account, just to get them up somewhere, as there are over 100 photos).

That’s about it for now. Happy 2010! Hopefully this year brings good things for you.

5 Responses to “Happy new year!

  • Happy New Year to you, too~! School’s been rough on me this year, so I wish you the best~!

    If PoDW was ever remade, I hope and pray that it’s not done in the horrible, horrible ‘stylised’ cartoon animation that’s being done to EVERYTHING nowadays. Transformers was absolutely ruined by turning it into ‘kiddie food.’ Ugh. I mean, wtc is up with Bumblebee’s mouth?? Anyway, sorry–ranted a bit there. I am just so utterly opposed to the new style of animating nowadays.
    I’d hope that PoDW was re-made as a more teenage/young adult cartoon in the same semi-realistic style. I just loved the 80’s/90’s toon animations~

    Anyway, rambling! Thanks again for the site~

  • I’d really like to see an official complete series (and mini-series) DVD release of this show some day. The show would make a good movie, maybe that would spur the release of this show to DVD. Or WB could release the DVD when the 4th Pirates of the Caribean comes out to capitalize on that.

  • I’ve been looking for it to purchase for quite some time now, and I am so, so excited about finally seeing clips of the miniseries I’ve heard about for so long. You know. When you get around to it… with your life and everything.

  • Thank you for commenting, everyone. 🙂

    Milli–dude, I totally agree. Hopefully it’ll get the more serious treatment it deserves, since it was more serious than a lot of shows that came out around the same time.

    Nathan–that would be great. Seriously, with the recent surge in both 80s/early-90s stuff AND pirate stuff, I don’t get why this show continues to be overlooked.

    Nay–I’m trying to figure out if that was sarcastic or not. 😉 I know I whine about being busy a lot, haha. But it’s meant more as an apology than anything else!

  • Ha! No, no sarcasm intended. I know all about school getting in the way of precious free time, and when you do have some free time and can work on backlogged projects, you’d just really…rather not. Like right now when I should be programming or drawing, or I could be working on my book as long as I’m slacking off school, but instead I’m obsessing about the DarkWater miniseries again. This is a much more constructive use of my time.

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