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Old April 3 2009, 07:29 PM   #16
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Re: Unaired Pilots on DVD

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I read a couple of weeks ago that the DVD release for Dollhouse will include the original pilot episode, which will not air on FOX.
I thought they made the first pilot into the second episode?
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Old April 3 2009, 10:04 PM   #17
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I read a couple of weeks ago that the DVD release for Dollhouse will include the original pilot episode, which will not air on FOX.
Oh, that's cool. I'm sure I would have bought the set either way, but that's definitely a big draw. I'll look forward to seeing that!
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Old April 3 2009, 10:16 PM   #18
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The Dollhouse pilot was cut up and recycled into other episodes but without using the filmed material. Basically the plotline of the first five episodes is what would have happened in a single episode pilot, which is why those were so standalone and boring.
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Old April 3 2009, 11:07 PM   #19
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Re: Unaired Pilots on DVD

As odd as it looked, I'm wondering if the original US Life on Mars pilot (with Colm Meaney as Gene Hunt, the Los Angeles setting, etc.) will show up on the complete series DVD set.
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Old April 4 2009, 12:39 AM   #20
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Re: Unaired Pilots on DVD

It just occurred to me why they call them pilots: they are supposed to air.
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Old April 4 2009, 12:42 AM   #21
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Three's Company didn't get accepted until its third pilot. The first two pilots are specials on the S2 and S3 DVDs respectively.
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Old April 4 2009, 12:43 AM   #22
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Re: Unaired Pilots on DVD

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Does anyone think other unaired pilots like the Buffy pilot and the Charmed pilot should be released on DVD?
The Charmed pilot did make it to DVD - it was included in the 'deluxe box set' which came out last Christmas.
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Old April 4 2009, 01:11 AM   #23
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As odd as it looked, I'm wondering if the original US Life on Mars pilot (with Colm Meaney as Gene Hunt, the Los Angeles setting, etc.) will show up on the complete series DVD set.
I don't know if I would want to see it as I grew used to Harvey Kietel as Gene, and the rest of the cast changes. Honestly, I don't think I would want to watch any un-aired pilot, there would be too many changes that would seem out of place with the newer story lines that the writers created.
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Old April 4 2009, 01:43 AM   #24
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Re: Unaired Pilots on DVD

^ Apart from how much different Sam looks, and of course the different Gene (I thought Colm Meaney was fine in that role), I thought it was weird that somebody like Lenny Clarke - who is pretty much a living incarnation of Boston - would play an L.A. cop.

Hmm, maybe they should have actually set the show *in* Boston? They could have had Clarke as Gene, and Denis Leary (or, better yet, Nick DiPaolo) as Ray. Of course if they did that, they'd have to call the show Life on Mahs.
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Old April 4 2009, 07:03 AM   #25
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Re: Unaired Pilots on DVD

Another one: The unsold pilot for the TV series version of L.A. Confidential (with Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Vincennes) is included on the recent special edition DVD of the movie.
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Old April 4 2009, 08:17 AM   #26
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The original unscreeened version of Doctor Who's opening episode is also on DVD.
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Old April 5 2009, 11:30 AM   #27
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The original Smallville pilot can be found on the First Season DVD set.
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/prod...id=1238926951/
No it can't. The unaired pilot isn't on any disc, unless you're referring to the deleted scenes.
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Old April 5 2009, 10:12 PM   #28
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The original Smallville pilot can be found on the First Season DVD set.
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/prod...id=1238926951/
No it can't. The unaired pilot isn't on any disc, unless you're referring to the deleted scenes.
I stand corrected.
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Old April 6 2009, 04:37 AM   #29
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Re: Unaired Pilots on DVD

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I can think of several reasons why the studio wouldnt' want to release Buffy's pilot
The fans would, of course, have loved it if it was added, say to the newer slimline versions of season 1, as the Buffy DVD extras suck, at least in Region 2.
Why? What's so bad about the original Buffy pilot?

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IIRC, the unaired pilot is pretty much the same as the aired version. All that's different is it has a different opening title sequence and Rod Serling isn't the narrator.

Although the full unaired pilot for Tru Calling isn't included on the DVDs, it does include all of the deleted scenes that were re-shot when they revamped the cast for the series slightly. Originally, Tru was going to have a friend named Cameron (who was basically her version of Xander from Buffy). But I guess they figured that, between Harrison, Davis, & Lindsay, Tru had enough confidantes already. His scenes in the pilot were later reshot with Tru having pretty much the exact same conversations but with Davis or Lindsay instead. Although you can still see him a few times in the aired pilot towards the beginning sitting next to Lindsay during Tru's graduation & the graduation after-party.

I wish they would release the unaired pilot of Wonderfalls. IIRC, the major difference was that it had different actors playing Aaron & Mahandra.
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Old April 6 2009, 04:59 AM   #30
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The original Buffy pilot (which was only 30 minutes long as I recall) had a hilarious place-setter "special effect" of a vamp dusting. It was basically a pile of chalk dust that decreased in size in stop-motion. Also, the actress playing Willow had about fifty pounds on Aly Hannigan; not this would have been a bad thing it's just a difference.
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