This set is an excellent value...I was able to unload my individual sets of these 3 series (11 DVDs) and get this instead (7 DVDs, 4 of them double-sided). The shows are well written, offer a lot of (most likely) unintentional campy laughs. And, all you Trekkers will recognise Scotty (James Doohan) on the 'Jason of Star Command' series. It's been fun waking up Saturday mornings, making full English breakfasts, and taking in some vintage 1970's Scifi with the wife! Not to mention, it does bring back some fond childhood memories. If you're a fan of 70's and early 80's Scifi...you will definitely enjoy this one.
Jason and the ... bad actors, bad sets, bad storylines!
D. Mattson | 06/02/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Okay, I wanted to like this. I really did. I'm an old Sci-Fi geek from way, way back. Given how long ago this was filmed, I didn't expect big movie effects, or expensive sets, or even great acting. But, I did expect something that was at least watchable. And, I did try to watch it. I truly did. But, good gravy! After three episodes of each of these sets, I had to say "enough"! I gave them each a shot, but they were so awful!!! A talking monkey? Seriously? Why? And, the kid with the bushy eyebrows. What was THAT all about? It was just too much of a really bad thing, folks. Waste your money if you wish. I'm going to try and sell my sets on eBay!"
Saturday Morning Sci-Fi Brings Back The Memorys.
Zaphod | United States | 02/01/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
From my point of view this is a great set that comes together for a price far cheaper than the shows were when they came out originally on DVD. This set is for the kid in us who still likes the cheesy science fiction as one would expect of Saturday Morning Cartoon shows of the time. Each show has many extras, photos and commentary that most will find enjoyable. They looked very good if not better than I remembered them, maybe seeing them on a TV bigger than 12" might also have something to do with it. The shows were of a period where we look back on and think fondly of mornings, playing with friends and watching a good show done by good people. They were not preachy or on a level of todays money infused blockbusters but, they were made with love and caring of many of the cast and crew, which is probably why they stay with many of us. I have only praise for the box set of Ark II, Space Academy, and Jason of Star Command. Go get this set and turn on the way back machine in your brain and just enjoy these classics from our past....pop some popcorn for me!"
Filmation = Fantastic!
Thomas A. Lindaman | 01/17/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I picked up this boxed set at a used book store and absolutely loved it! I vaguely remembered watching one or two of the shows in each series as a kid, so I didn't know what to expect. What I got was a fun trip down memory lane reliving the episodes I remembered and enjoying the episodes I didn't. With all the animation crap out there posing as Saturday morning television, this boxed set is a great reminder of why kids used to get up on Saturday mornings!"
Space is the place
Joseph A. Limbaugh | SLC, UT USA | 09/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm very pleased with my recent addition to my Filmation catalogue. These classic live action sci-fi shows remind me of being a kid. Good times, wobbly sets, cheesy dialogue, decent FX, James Doohan, Jonathan Harris, Tamra Dobson, Sid Haig... you can't go wrong! The 70's & 80's were when saturday mornings were fun. Kids today just don't know what they're missing."