Twin Peaks Usenet Archive


Subject: Re: TP Videotapes
From: maus@Morgan.COM (Malcolm Austin)
Date: 1990-12-13, 14:32
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <16041@chopin.udel.edu> savvy@chopin.udel.edu (Michael S Savett) writes:
> >
> > I don't think any TP videotapes are likely to be released at this
> >point, except for perhaps the first episode (a la 'Moonlighting.')
> > The reason I say this is because networks/production companies are
> >reluctant to lose the sydnication market for their show by releasing
> >videotapes before the show ends.
> > On the other hand, I would like to see these shows released myself...

Is Twin Peaks likely to be syndicated?

I would be surprised, given the paucity of episodes, and their connectedness.
Have DALLAS, FALCON CREST, or other prime-time soaps ever been syndicated?
I would think Twin Peaks would be a hard sell to an independant station.

I wouldn't be surprised if, assuming TP is cancelled this year, we don't see
some sort of Deluxe Collector's Gold-Plated Director's Cut Special Edition of
Twin Peaks come out on tape or LaserDisk in a couple of years.  I doubt they'll
cut it up (who would buy only one?), although they might release the premiere
alone, as you said, or perhaps put together an edited version--sort of like 
THE GODFATHER SAGA, that touched on the high points, and left out some of the
sub-plots.
-- =============================================================================== Malcolm Austin -- maus@fid.morgan.com #include "disclaimer.h"


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