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  • Richard D. Perez
    Jul 15 7:08 AM
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      Interesting. WLVI here in Boston ran hourlong versions.

      Marta Dawes wrote:
      >
      > Re-Correction:
      >
      > The 25 "Sixth Sense" episodes that had been produced were cut down from an
      > hour to a half-hour. They were not rewrapped by Serling; he was hired to
      > speak the intros only, at a hefty price. The words were not even his
      > writing but someone else's. Harry Tatelman, a Universal executive who did
      > this same hatchet job on other series, was hired to cut down the NG
      > episodes
      > as well as the "Sixth Sense" episodes for a syndication package. They were
      > all half-hour desecrations when he got done with them.
      >
      > I own the Yahoo Night Gallery discussion board, have done so for the past
      > four years, and have the Night Gallery Companion in my hands as I type,
      > which states on page 361 exactly what I've typed above. The authors of the
      > book moderate the discussion list. These nor any other NG episodes will be
      > coming out on DVD, at least by Universal. The sales of the first season
      > were not high enough, according to the studio. No mention is made of the
      > shoddiness of the package they put together, which was Universal's fault.
      >
      > Marta
      >
      > http://www.steveandmarta.com <http://www.steveandmarta.com> - See the
      > 2004 Twilight Zone Convention page!
      >
      > All we are saying...
      > is give Peace a chance. - John Lennon
      >
      > May the good Lord take a likin' to ya and blow ya up real soon! - Big Jim
      > McBob and Billy Sol Hurok
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>
      > [mailto:probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>]
      > On Behalf Of Richard D. Perez
      > Sent: Saturday, July 15, 2006 7:55 AM
      > To: probe_control@yahoogroups.com <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>
      > Subject: Re: [probe_control] 1972-1973 season reviewed on TV PARTY!
      >
      > Correction:
      >
      > THE SIXTH SENSE was never recut. The hourlong episodes were simply
      > 're-wrapped' by Serling and added to the NIGHT GALLERY package. It will
      > be interesting to see if these episodes come out on DVD as part of the
      > NIGHT GALLERY releases.
      >
      > BTW, will the fellow who wanted to trade for SEARCH episodes with me
      > please contact ME?
      >
      > Marta Dawes wrote:
      > >
      > > Thanks for posting this, Chris. I very much remember both "The Sixth
      > > Sense"
      > > and "Banyon," the last of which was a decent show starring Robert
      > Forster.
      > > At the time it impressed me with its noir feeling, and I was only 15. I
      > > would love to see this again. In the early 70's the fall season
      > preview TV
      > > Guide was the most awaited magazine at my house. I loved what they did
      > > with
      > > the new shows section, and I remember the pictures of "Banyon" fondly to
      > > this day.
      > >
      > > "Sixth Sense" hasn't been shown in those uncut 1 hour episodes since
      > that
      > > original run; it was chopped down to a half hour, each episode renamed
      > > some
      > > ridiculously insipid name, and wedged into the "Night Gallery"
      > syndication
      > > package with new intros by Rod (for which he was paid a fortune,
      > probably
      > > the only reason he did them). It helped to draw the opinion of the far
      > > superior NG downwards, since NG had been cut for syndication as well. I
      > > remember "Sixth Sense" as being talky and boring, but I'd like to see
      > > those
      > > uncut episodes again, just to decide for myself. My best friend
      > loved Gary
      > > Collins, or I would never have seen the series.
      > >
      > > Marta
      > >
      > > http://www.steveandmarta.com <http://www.steveandmarta.com>
      > <http://www.steveandmarta.com <http://www.steveandmarta.com>> - See the
      > > 2004 Twilight Zone Convention page!
      > >
      > > All we are saying...
      > > is give Peace a chance. - John Lennon
      > >
      > > May the good Lord take a likin' to ya and blow ya up real soon! -
      > Big Jim
      > > McBob and Billy Sol Hurok
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > [mailto:probe_control@yahoogroups.com
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      > > <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>]
      > > On Behalf Of dmanmetz@... <mailto:dmanmetz%40aol.com>
      > <mailto:dmanmetz%40aol.com>
      > > Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 4:45 PM
      > > To: probe_control@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>
      > <mailto:probe_control%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Subject: [probe_control] 1972-1973 season reviewed on TV PARTY!
      > >
      > > Hi gang, just wanted to let everyone know that TV PARTY! is looking
      > > back at
      > >
      > > the 1972-1973 TV season. Of course I wouldn't be writing this if
      > they did
      > > not
      > > include Search. Search is one the program's profiled on the second
      > page of
      > >
      > > the article. Most of the write up looks like a cut and paste job
      > from the
      > > article Don Harden submitted about three years ago. However they did add
      > > the
      > > beginning teaser and opening title of the Gold Machine. COOL! Did you
      > > provide
      > > them with that Don?
      > > Somehow they managed to fine out what some of the other lower rated
      > > shows ranked for the season. Search may have lost the ratings war to
      > Frank
      > > Cannon
      > > but Probe Control kicked the Julie Andrews Show butt! Her show was
      > ranked
      > > number 61 for the Neilsens. The only other two shows less popular that
      > > year
      > >
      > > were The Sixth Sense and Banyon (remember that one?). I wonder what kind
      > > of
      > > damage Owen Marshall did to Search for the second part of the 1973
      > season
      > > when
      > > it was moved into the Julie Andrews time slot. I am already ahead of you
      > > though. I e-mailed the author, Billy Ingram and asked were Search was
      > > rated
      > > for
      > > that season. He said he did not have that information available to him.
      > > Like I said, a good interesting for TV buffs. Also, look for the cool
      > > advertisement for the Sixth Sense. Enjoy.
      > >
      > > Chris
      > >
      > > _http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html_
      > <http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html_>
      > > <http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html_
      > <http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html_>>
      > > (http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html
      > <http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html>
      > > <http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html
      > <http://www.tvparty.com/70fall72-2.html>>)
      > >
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      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
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