April 25 2024


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The Lieutenant DVD Debut

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Gene Roddenberry‘s classic series The Lieutenant will be released tomorrow.

The show, consisting of twenty-nine episodes filmed in 1963 and 1964, has been restored and will be “accompanied by an unseen theatrical iteration of the show.”

In The Lieutenant, “Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey) plays young and easy-going Marine Corps Lieutenant William Rice, who commands a colorful crew of raw recruits. Rice soon finds his missions consist of dodging political grenades, searching to destroy dissent within the ranks, and mounting reconnaissance missions to obtain young ladies’ phone numbers. The series features guest star appearances from Star Trek legends Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and Majel Barrett, and Six Million Dollar Man star Richard Anderson.”

The series will be released as two “manufacture-on-demand” sets (Part 1 and Part 2), meaning that they will be available only to U.S. customers at WBshop.com. It is expected that the DVD sets will become available later from Amazon CreateSpace MOD for fans worldwide.

The Lieutenant Part 1 and Part 2 will sell for $39.95 each.

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5 thoughts on “The Lieutenant DVD Debut

  1. I’m curious about this statement: “accompanied by an unseen theatrical iteration of the show.” Does this mean they performed an episode (or several) on stage, and it was filmed?

  2. A one season show…IMDB says 29 episodes…and they want EIGHTY DOLLARS for that?! Anyone who pays that should be sterilized and not allowed to breed. That sort of stupidity can only be genetic.

  3. More likely that they tried to edit 2-3 episodes into a feature-length movie (this was done with the original “Battlestar Galactica” pilot miniseries), but never distributed it.

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