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Old October 9 2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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Re: Nostalgia of TOS on VHS!

My nostalgia of TOS on VHS is the Columbia House Collector's set. It was such a big BIG thing for a fan back then.

This was before all the on-demand, streaming, interweb whatever whatever when anyone can watch any eps whenever.

Sure, the old days had TOS reruns on TV. But with the VHS tapes, for the first time a ST fan could watch any eps at any time, as many times as he wants. It was a really big deal.

How big? Enough for a high school kid working after school to buy the Columbia House set via mail. Two eps per tape, for $29.95 plus $4.95 s&h each tape. Do the math...
It was almost $1400 for the entire TOS series on VHS. That's my nostalgia.

Hell, it'd be unheard of to pay over one thousand dollars today for any complete TV series. Back in the 1980s, well, that's still a lot of money.

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