Sneak Previews, PBS; Star Trek and Star Trek II Reviews

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by The Parting Glass, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. The Parting Glass

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    Hello all, my first post. I'll get right to it. Been a fan of Star Trek since the syndication days of the 70's, and of course went to all of the movies. These are happy childhood memories for me. Another happy memory for me was the movie review show Sneak Previews on PBS, with Siskel & Ebert, which began in 1978. I know they reviewed Star Trek, TMP in December of 1979, and Star Trek II in July of 1982. These two episodes I would dearly love to see. Actually I saw their review of "Khan" when it aired, and I still remember it well to this day. I know there are several Sneak Previews episodes already out there on YouTube, et al, but I've yet to find any that include these particular reviews. Though home video recorders were less common household items in the late 70's/early 80's than they were a decade later, it is still possible that some prescient people may have recorded these episodes and still retain them in some form or another. So I put the question to the board. If anyone might have these recordings, or know someone who might have them, could you let me know by way of reply? Or you could pm me as well. Thanks for considering!
     
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  2. wayoung

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    Those would be cool to see.
     
  3. mb22

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    I remember watching their Star Trek II review. It was a number of days before the June 4 opening, not in July.
     
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  4. Daddy Todd

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    I've got some of that on a VHS tape somewhere. I'll see if I can find & rip.
     
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  5. The Parting Glass

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  6. Vger23

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    Well done.
     
  7. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    No luck so far. Will look more over the weekend...
     
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  8. The Parting Glass

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  9. The Parting Glass

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    Hey there Daddy Todd, wondered if you had had any success locating any tapes :)
     
  10. Foxhot

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    I saw most of their episodes after mid-1979. I remember Siskel calling TMP ''a worthless bore'' during a 30-minute sci-fi film retrospective. And Ebert wasn't as enthusiastic about ALIEN as I was when it first opened. Even Siskel, while giving a ''Yes'' to ALIEN (in their pre-thumbs days) said ''it's not the greatest science fiction film of all time.'' Both gave that honor to 2001.
     
  11. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    Oh yeah. No, I haven't yet. Sorry.
     
  12. publiusr

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    My memory is bad these days--but I swear Ebert thought TSFS didn't have enough action.

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