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“24’s” fourth season was the acclaimed series’ strongest and most consistent to date. It launched with Chloe O’Brien the only familiar face at the completely reconstructed Los Angeles Counter-Terrorism Unit (recall the old one was destroyed in season three), and built as Jack Bauer and a number of other familiar faces rejoined its fold. It was the first season without Kim Bauer or Sherry Palmer. It was the season terrorists were successful in using a radioactive cloud to doom a large chunk of the U.S. population. It was the season of the secretary of defense’s hot daughter and her estranged husband, terrorist mastermind Habib Marwan, slow-thinking President Logan, supernerd Edgar Stiles, Soul-Patch Tony’s whore girlfriend, the return of Naked Mandy (who returned to cavorting nakedly), and Dina Araz’s season-defining cries of “Behroooooooooz!”

The season-four DVD set is swimming with extras.

* The Season-Five Prequel (10:31), sponsored by Toyota, is set one year after season four and six months before season five. We learn whether or not Kim Bauer knows her dad is alive. It features a very different-looking Jack Bauer and a spectacular-looking Chloe O’Brien, as well as the bad guys driving what looks like a BMW as they chase Jack’s pretty silver Toyota.

* Documentary “Making The Scene” (7:25) examines the creation of Toyota’s 10-minute automobile-centric season-five prequel.

* Documentary “Breaking Ground: Building the New CTU” (17:43) follows production designer Joseph Hodges as he oversees construction of the new CTU set (remember that the old one was destroyed in season three). Learn that the frosting design on the set’s many windows, weirdly, is actually comprised of barcodes that spell secret messages.

* Documentary “Blood on the Tracks” (17:25) examines the making of the season-launching train crash. Learn that the original idea was to have two trains crash into each other. (Budget restrictions drove producers to instead have one train crash into a booby-trapped truck.)

* Documentary “Lock and Load” (20:10) looks at the making of the helicopter attack that rescues Jack and defense secretary Heller. Learn that the sequence employed the services of the U.S. Marine Corps.

* Director’s Cut of the Season Four Prequel (6:47), which appeared in shorter form on the season-three DVD set. Steamier love-scene footage is added to Jack’s bedroom encounter with Audrey Heller. Director Jon Cassar’s commentary track reveals the prequel represents the first “24” footage ever shot digitally.

* 39 (!) deleted or extended scenes (including one from 4.24 that reveals Behrooz survived his considerable ordeals). All 39 can be restored to the episodes they were excised from, and all 39 are also strung together on disc seven with audio commentary by director Jon Cassar. In length, they tend to run between 45 and 90 seconds each, and were typically cut because an episode was running long.

* Commentaries on 12 of the 24 episodes (including - get this! - one featuring “24” fanatic and “Beverly Hills 90210” actress Shannen Doherty, who asks things like, “Do the actors ever get sick of wearing the same thing every day?”):
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM: writer Joel Surnow and (the hilarious) comedian/actress Mary Lynn Rajskub.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: production designer Joseph Hodges and director Jon Cassar.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: writers Stephen Kronish and Peter Lenkov.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: writer Evan Katz and Shannen Doherty.
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: actor Nestor Serrano and writer Stephen Kronish.
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: producer Tim Iacofano and actress Shohreh Aghdashloo.
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: actor Roger Cross and director Bryan Spicer.
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM: director Bryan Spicer and actor Arnold Vosloo.
12:00 AM – 1:00 AM: director John Cassar and composer Sean Callery.
1:00 AM – 2:00 AM: producer Paul Gadd and sound mixer Kenneth Kobett.
4:00 AM – 5:00 AM: writers Matt Michnovetz and Duppy Demetrius.
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM: writer Robert Cochran and editor Scott Powell.

* 24 Conspiracy (25:30), comprised of 24 low-budget one-minute “mobisodes” created for mobile phones, is set in the “24” universe but deals with a D.C.-based CTU agent named “Martin” investigating the murder of a government agent. References are made to events depicted in “24’s” fourth season. Unlike the TV episodes, the mobisodes do not unfurl in “real time,” and cover a time span considerably longer than 24 minutes.

* “The Longest Day” (3:35), is a music video for a surprisingly effective track that remixes Sean Callery’s “24” theme into a dance track.

* “24: The Game” (3:17), is Kiefer Sutherland’s pitch for a 2006 videogame set between seasons two and three. We see footage of, among other things, Elisha Cuthbert providing the voice of Kim Bauer for the game (which, if nothing else, suggests to me she might be available for a surprise appearance in the show’s fifth season).

The Rockford Files: The Complete First Season , also streeting today, is by contrast almost entirely extra-free.

Its 23 mostly excellent first-season episodes are augmented only by an 8-minute documentary built around a new interview with series lead James Garner, who discusses private investigator Jim Rockford’s complexity, his $200-per-day fee, Garner’s love of cars and Rockford’s Pontiac Firebird, and NBC’s wish to cut back on the humor generally and on Stuart Margolin’s spongy grifter Evelyn “Angel” Martin in particular.

Character-driven and Emmy-winning, “The Rockford Files” was a Los Angeles private-eye series that feels like it might have been inspired by “Chinatown” - though the record shows Jim Rockford actually made his first TV appearance a few months before Jake Gittes hit the big screen. Rockford, like Gittes, was a man of his time. He lived and worked in a trailer off the Pacific Coast Highway, and he even used one of those space-age telephone answering machines.

Rockford, beloved for his irritable, pragmatic nature, chronic misfortune and understated quips, was the brainchild of two huge talents. Roy Huggins (1914-2002), having created “Maverick” in 1957 and “The Fugitive” in 1963, had already spent decades as a TV legend by the time he reteamed with Garner in 1974. Huggins, who crafted stories for “Rockford” under the pseudonym “John Thomas James,” was newly partnered was 33-year-old Cannell, a veteran of Jack Webb’s prolific Mark VII operation. “Rockford” was the first in a long, diverse string of hit crime dramas Cannell would create, a string that would include “Baretta,” “The Greatest American Hero,” “The A-Team,” “The Commish,” “Renegade,” “21 Jump Street” and “Wiseguy.”

It would have been fun to hear Cannell discuss what inspired Huggins to create Rockford in 1972, how Cannell fell in with Huggins and Garner and what inspired Rockford’s creation. (Huggins’ original plan, apparently, was to introduce Rockford on the short-lived ABC series “Toma.”) Also lamentably absent from this set is the original “Rockford Files” TV-movie pilot (co-starring a super-dishy Lindsay Wagner), which presumably delves into why Rockford spent five years behind bars at San Quentin for a crime he never committed.

Jim’s hot little lawyer-girlfriend, Beth Davenport, first turns up in 1.3.

“Beavis and Butt-Head” arrived on MTV in 1993, but it would take the channel seven more years before it found a way to turn crass, nihilistic idiocy into a reality show. Not as well-considered or consistently entertaining as the big-screen “Jackass” effort, the seemingly comprehensive and often hilarious Jackass: The Box Set collects Jackass Vol. 1 as well as the the not-yet-separately-released Jackass Vol. 2 and Vol. 3, as well as a 48-page book and a bonus disc. The language remains bleeped and the many naked genitals remain blurred.

Maddeningly chaotic group commentaries attend the first 59 of volume one’s 106 segments, the first 41 of volume two’s 93 segments and the first 55 of volume three’s 93 segments.

Volume one runs 91 minutes. Volume two 120 minutes. Volume three 117 minutes.

The bonus disc is divided into seven parts:
1) Gumball Rally (with commentary) (42:38)
2) Where Are They Now? (49:32)
3) Jackass Cribs (26:45)
4) VMA and Latin VMA Appearances (2:36)
5) Abduction (with Brad Pitt) (1:07)
6) Night Monkey 2 (with Brad Pitt) (1:52)
7) Photo Gallery (50 stills)

Back in 1989, when “Roseanne” was a Nielsen juggernaut and Tom Arnold was running the show, a recent college grad named Joss Whedon - who later went to create “Toy Story,” “Speed,” “Twister,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Angel” and “Firefly” - wrote six of “Roseanne’s” 24 second-season episodes:
2.2 The Little Sister
2.4 Somebody Stole My Gal
2.10 Brain-Dead Poets Society
2.13 Chicken Hearts
2.16 Born to Be Wild
2.17 Hair
These were the first Joss Whedon teleplays ever produced. Roseanne: The Complete Second Season goes on sale Dec. 6.

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol. 4

Batman: The Animated Series Vol. 4
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Elfego Baca and The Swamp Fox
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Footballers' Wives 2.x
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Garfield Vol. 5
Gargoyles 2.x Vol. 1
Green Acres 3.x
He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special

Jackass Vol. 1
Jackass: The Box Set
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Land of the Lost: The Complete Series
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MacGyver 3.x
The Magnificent Seven 1.x
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Murder She Wrote 2.x
Newlyweds Nick & Jessica: The Final Season
Pet Alien: The Lighter Side of Doom
Postcards From Buster: Buster's Buddies
Power Rangers SPD Vol. 4
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The Proud Family Movie
Raven's House Party
The Rockford Files 1.x
Rock Star: INXS
Roseanne 2.x
Saved by the Bell: New Class 6.x / 7.x
Spin & Marty

Star Wars: Clone Wars Vol. 2

Superman: The Animated Series Vol. 2
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.x Vol. 1
Thundercats 1.x Vol. 2
Tom Green: Inside and Outside
24 4.x

The West Wing 5.x

December 13
The Dukes of Hazzard 5.x
Family Bonds 1.x
Farscape 3.x Vol. 1

Gilmore Girls 5.x
Miami Vice 2.x
Rambo Vol. 5
Rambo Vol. 6
Reba 2.x

The Simpsons 7.x
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3.x Vol. 1
Tour of Duty: The Complete Series

December 20
The Amazing Race 7.x

Battlestar Galactica 2.1-2.10
ER 4.x
Party of Five 2.x

December 26

Firefly: The Motion Picture

SeaQuest 1.x
The Shield 4.x
Tracey Takes On 1.x

December 27
America's Funniest Home Videos: Kids & Animals
Criss Angel: Mindfreak
Nowhere Man: The Complete Series
Sunday Morning Shootout: Best of 1.x

The Twilight Zone 5.x

January 3
Alien Nation: The Complete Series
All in the Family 5.x
1st & Ten 1.x
1st & Ten 2.x
Gunsmoke 50th Anniversary Gift-Set
Have Gun Will Travel 3.x
Hunter 3.x
Merv Griffin Show: 40 Most Interesting People
Silk Stalkings 4.x

January 10
Andromeda 5.x Vol. 3 <--- NEW!!
Black Books 1.x
Boy Meets World 4.x

The Flash: The Complete Series
Hee Haw Vol.5
Men Behaving Badly 3.x
Men Behaving Badly 4.x
Nighty Night 1.x

Red Dwarf 7.x
Rising Damp 1.x
Strong Medicine 1.x
Urban Gothic 1.x
Viva La Bam 4.x/5.x
Wild Kingdom: African Wild 2 <--- NEW!!
Wild Kingdom: Hunters of the Sky <--- NEW!!

January 17
The Adventures of Superman 2.x
Doogie Howser, MD 3.x
Fraggle Rock Vol. 5
Good Morning World: The Complete Series
Lois & Clark 2.x
The Mary Tyler Moore Show 3.x
Old Grey Whistle Test Vol. 2
Titus 3.x

January 24
'Allo 'Allo 4.x

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Book One, Vol. 1
Codename: Icarus
Dallas 4.x
Little Lord Fauntleroy
Missing 2.x
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin
Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade

The Time Tunnel: Vol. 1
The Tomorrow Show: Punk & New Wave
The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss: The Cat's Home

January 31

All American Girl: The Complete Series
Archie Bunker's Place 1.x
The A-Team 3.x
Benny Hill: Set 4
Dark Shadows Vol. 22
Readers Talkback
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  • Dec. 6, 2005, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Who cares...

    by brezzel

    ...if I&#39;m first? Who really wants to be first anyway?

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 2:09 a.m. CST

    Lotta crap

    by Bob of the Shire

    Good lord TV sucks.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 2:09 a.m. CST

    That&#39;s right!

    by DocPazuzu

    Jim Rockford, bitches!

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 3:12 a.m. CST

    For The First Time In Months...

    by drew mcweeny

    ... I&#39;m going to have to delay my own DVD column until sometime midday Tuesday. I&#39;m sick. It&#39;s late. And I&#39;ve got to sleep. For now, Herc&#39;s column goes unchallenged. Bah!

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 3:39 a.m. CST

    Dude, "Land of the Lost" AND "All-American Girl"?

    by Lenny Nero

    Oh happy days!

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 3:51 a.m. CST

    24 Season 4 in region 2

    by photoboy

    We got really f***ed in the ass on extras for 24 season 4 in region 2! There&#39;s like 2 commentaries on the whole set and only a few extras and there&#39;s no season 5 prequel with hot Chloe in it. I think I might have to double dip and stop buying the region 2 versions. :/

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 4:21 a.m. CST

    "We get checks from the GOVERNMENT! And we use them to buy BEER

    by buster00

    "It is the cheapest of all beers." -- Ur and Ignignot, "Aqua Teen Hunger Force."

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 4:31 a.m. CST

    It was Marwan who ran up and down stairs therefore baffling sate

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Also, this column contains far higher informatin to link ratio than one expects from Herc. Good job, now lets get the ratio above 10:90...

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 4:33 a.m. CST

    CTU wasn&#39;t destroyed in season 3........

    by AlienBoy

    ......that was season 2. Also - SHANNON DOHERTY???!!!

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 4:53 a.m. CST

    Don&#39;t get too excited over Whedon Roseanne Episodes

    by Jinxo

    Both Tom Arnold and Joss Whedon were guests at this year&#39;s Screenwriting Expo in L.A. Tom Arnold talked about how new writers on the show would be crushed after their first script. They&#39;d go write a script, turn it in and then be shocked at the first table read to discover that nothing was left of what they wrote. He said you could see them lose their innocence right there. It wasn&#39;t really what they wrote, but on the positive side they did get themselves a credit as a writer. Then when Whedon spoke it basically was the other side of that scenario. He talked about being assigned to write a script where... I believe Jackie accidentally got pregnant and had to have an abortion. Only then the higher ups came back and said, "Yeah, we decided Jackie should miscarry instead. It&#39;s the same thing." He was not a happy camper. So, if you buy this set thinking you will see episodes finely crafted with Joss Whedon&#39;s touch...yeaaaah, not so much. He is the credited writer but they are not "his" episodes.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Rockford Files!!!

    by KazamaSmokers

    Excellent! Angel Martin can now stop selling those bootleg copies on the internet.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 5:36 a.m. CST

    When are we gonna get "Mannix"?

    by KazamaSmokers

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 8:01 a.m. CST

    Arrested Development

    by DanielKurland

    Please start discussing last night&#39;s episode which may have been one of the funniest ones yet.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 8:17 a.m. CST

    What happened to Behrooz anyway?

    by BurlIvesLeftNut

    Did they ever show?

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Not in the show, no, but apparently a deleted scene deals with i

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I still like to think he is driving around LA in that gas guzzling SUV to this very day, wondering when CTU will rescue him...

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 8:42 a.m. CST

    That Cho series would have worked if she would have just lost so

    by Blacket-Man

    Fat oreintals are not as funny as they used to be.

  • The first season, in my mind, was the very best. Being new, the format was unique and Jack wasn&#39;t put into a life or death situation every hour (which became an annoying norm for later seasons). It also emphasized the fact that he&#39;s been awake for a very long time and it has affected him. I recall he was holding a woman hostage in trailer/office on a construction site (I forget why but I&#39;m sure Jack had a good reason) and he kept dozing off after being awake and on the move all night. The pace was slower and more realistic, but that made for a better buildup to the end. The whodunit mystery regarding the CTU mole was fantastic (I recall these boards were a great spot for speculation). The ending was stunning. Plus the notion that Jack wasn&#39;t trying to save the entire world and that his family was directly involved in the plot made that season unique. Season two was good, after that the show has been entertaining but not terribly creative. Also it&#39;s had its extremely silly moments - the cougar, the CTU baby - and awkward plot issues - Jack goes undercover with a Mexican drug cartel and starts a prison riot, CTU is hit by terrorists yet continues to function all day. They also had to continued "mole" problem at CTU which was a bit repetitive. Plus all the soap opera drama at CTU. In fact, I&#39;ve posted before that the best way to improve this show is to drop CTU either completely or nearly completely. Most of the major complaints about this show involve either the characters at CTU, the silly bits of unrelated drama at CTU, the fact that CTU is five minutes away from everything in Southern California, the unrealistic technology and work environment at CTU. Last season it seemed half the people working at CTU weren&#39;t even CTU employees (Jack, Tony, Michelle, Audrey Raines). With Jack being "out of the system" for season five they may have a unique opportunity to change the direction of where this show goes. The strength of the show more than anything else is Jack Bauer. They could cut out every other character and the show would still be good. Plus, it would be a good way to compel the writers to be creative. Instead of going back to the same well. A few examples of cliches bits from 24: Jack goes over everybody&#39;s head and calls President Palmer to do something very necessary but very illegal.... the bad guy gets away, the last lead on the case is lost, but a new lead simultaneously emerges and CTU tracks down a terrorist based on that minute bit of evidence..... or Jack doesn&#39;t know who to trust at CTU because he realizes there&#39;s a mole.... or Jack gets involved in a power struggle with the authorities at CTU and Division. These are situations they need to try and avoid in Season 5. Hopefully, with a backdrop of Jack "beneath the radar" they can take the show in a new and creative direction. I haven&#39;t been this optimistic about 24 since the beginning of season 2. Apologies for the long post. It&#39;s a good show and I tend to get carried away.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Chloe is, by no stretch of the imagination, "hot".

    by Osmosis Jones

    Also, are the Roseanne season 2 episodes the edited-for-syndication versions, like in the season 1 set?

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Nice post, Hobbs

    by Dijonase24

    I agree that the first season of 24 was the strongest thus far, and I really agree that they should do something new and different with the 5th season. They have an opportunity to do something extremely different with Jack in hiding, but my fear is that they&#39;ll just call Jack up and tell him there&#39;s a threat and CTU needs his help. Then he&#39;ll be back in CTU for the rest of the season. I guess that wouldn&#39;t be terrible, since even at its worst I&#39;ve found 24 to be incredibly entertaining, but it would be nice to see them shake things up this season.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by Smerph

    The &#39;CTU baby&#39; was Season Two. Season four was a bit crap for me. Worst of the lot. What the hell was that Palmer plotline with him helping out the government that replaced his? Season 2 still rules. Season 1 a close second.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 10:44 a.m. CST


    by Smerph

    And I bet my bumhole that Jack will be &#39;back in the system&#39; by the end of episode four.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 11:07 a.m. CST

    Doctor Who?

    by Urge to Kill

    What no mention of the most recent season of Doctor Who coming out on Feb. 14th.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 11:10 a.m. CST

    I agree, Smerph

    by Dijonase24

    Since they&#39;re giving us the 4 hour premiere over two nights again this season (at lest I think they are) I think it&#39;s very possible that they let Jack run around alone for 4 episodes. That&#39;ll be long enough to make us think that Jack may be on his own for the majority of the season, but somehow they&#39;ll get him into CTU before the 4th episode is over. Again, I don&#39;t necessarily think that would be a bad thing, but I&#39;d much prefer to see Jack as a true rogue agent this season. I have to disagree, though, about season 4. I thought it was top notch. Not quite as good as 2, but better than 3. For me, 1 still rules all.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 11:28 a.m. CST

    the Bauer Power Hour

    by tranpkp1

    I love the show 24. I think overall season 2 is the best, and the last 1/2 of 3 is great. I love it despite its flaws, and last season definitely had a few. Eagerly awaiting Day 5 especially w/o PB now, nothing to do Mon and Sleeper Cell doesn&#39;t come close to cutting it

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I thought Fox had abandoned that packaging for The Simpsons

    by vikingkitty

    Thought I read somewhere there was so much disgust with the Homer box, Fox was going to go back to traditional packages. I even saw the seventh season box on some other site. Hope I don&#39;t have to order a proper box like I did after buying season six.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I agree with photoboy

    by moviemaniac-7

    The Region 2 of 24.4 was leaner than the Region 1 edition. But we got it first! Ha!

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 12:55 p.m. CST

    CTU baby

    by Hobbs

    Thanks for the clarification. I confess that I get some of the scenes mixed up after Season 1. I&#39;ve seen every episode since this show came on the air. I don&#39;t claim to be an expert but if a regular viewer like me is getting scenes mixed up from season to season, it tells you there&#39;s not a lot of variety it the story. Like Dijonase24 mentioned, I&#39;d hate to see them immediately bring Jack back to the traditional format - Jack working in the field with CTU in support. Let him spend a good chunk of the season underground correcting all the "problems" he couldn&#39;t fix while playing above board. It could be really cool.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 1:17 p.m. CST

    omg it&#39;s the guy from SVU

    by skute7

    D.B. wong was in all american girl?

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Go figure

    by Hobbs

    Elisha Cuthbert has a hockey blog. Who knew. See

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 5:03 p.m. CST

    You forgot ...

    by First

    You forgot "Walt Disney Treasures: The Chronological Donald, Volume 2 (1942 - 1946)" which came out today (December 6).

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 5:11 p.m. CST

    You gotta be kidding me, Brenda Walsh is seriously on the "24" s

    by TheSeeker7

    That&#39;s a damn joke. I mean, for real? Like, I know there&#39;s already been a precedent set for other directors being on the commentary track for a movie they had nothing to do with (wasn&#39;t it either Soderbergh or Smith who sits in on someone else&#39;s DVD com?) But just some random TV actress who happens to be a fan of the show?? If they wanna pull a stunt like that, why don&#39;t they do it a better way, and have some contest where a big 24 superfan (but average Joe) can win the chance to come in the studio and comment on one of the shows. Having friggin Doherty in there is like an inside-Hollywood favor gone awry.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 6:30 p.m. CST

    I believe the cougar was season 2 as well.

    by Lenny Nero

    You know, with the Kevin-to-the-Dillon.

  • That guy was like a live action version of Kenny from South Park or Mushmouth. With everyone else on the show understanding him, but with me going WTF? Next season, I&#39;m using closed caption when that dude comes on screen.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 6:56 p.m. CST

    Which disc of the set is the 24 season 5 prequel is on?

    by CatVutt

    Yeah, I could probably search around to find out, but you folks are right here. Since I&#39;ll be getting it from Netflix bascially just for that, was just curious what disc I should put on my list.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 6:59 p.m. CST

    I&#39;m a little drunk, not blatantly stupid.

    by CatVutt

    Previous subject-line evidence aside...yeesh. Scratch that second &#39;is&#39;, obviously.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 7:25 p.m. CST

    CTU baby was not season 2. Seeing as it turned out to be the off

    by Alonzo Mosely

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by yanksno1

    Nice to see SeaQuest finally getting some love. Can&#39;t wait till it comes out, loved that show when it was on.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Do any of the deleted scenes explain why...

    by twitchinmonkey

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 9:09 p.m. CST

    Do any of the deleted scenes explain why...

    by twitchinmonkey

    nobody at CTU, the White House or the Chinese Embassy noticed Jack&#39;s body just seemed to vanish 5 minutes after he had been "killed". As entertaining as 24 can be at times, the way they expect their viewers to simply accept ludicriously improbably scenarios tends to get frustrating. I&#39;ve seen Road Runner cartoon that more strictly adhere to the rules of logic.

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 11 p.m. CST

    Re: Simpsons "head" packaging.

    by Osmosis Jones

    Fox indeed took a great deal of shit (understandably) for the silly plastic Homer Head packaging for season 6, but they at least offered a mail-in offer for a case more similar to the first five seasons, and for season 7, they&#39;re offering a choice between the Marge Head (more like Marge Hair...) and regular, non-crappy packaging, so worry not, fellow anal-retentive nerds!

  • Dec. 6, 2005, 11:56 p.m. CST

    I think, twitchinmonkey, that they just wanted to give Jack a he

    by moviemaniac-7

    Time was too short to think something up that was long-lasting, so they just needed some confustion to get Jack out.

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 1:43 a.m. CST

    Carnivale 2, Deadwood 2, etc

    by Veraxus

    I am sincerely tickled that Seaquest is finally making it&#39;s way to DVD. I watched that show religiously in high school - never missed an episode. However, when the hell is HBO going to get around to releasing Season 2 of Deadwood and the prematurely final season of the greatest show ever to grace the airwaves?

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 2:12 a.m. CST

    When Jackie Got Pregnant On "Roseanne"...

    by buster00

    Whedon should&#39;ve had vampires chew out her fetus. Fuck all that "miscarriage" nonsense. Either drive a stake through Jackie&#39;s uterus or write in a character to gnaw that little fucker out. THAT&#39;S The Whedon Way.

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Ludicrously improbable scenarios are what 24 is all about!

    by Lenny Nero

    I for one am glad that this specific show just throws all caution to the wind and just makes a fucking fun show. Damn, that&#39;s some good Bauer. Mmm-mmmmm...

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 3:17 a.m. CST


    by ElPaw

    *snigger* is this aintitgaynews now?

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 3:06 p.m. CST

    where the hell is THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS?!!!

    by nomad202

    I mean c&#39;mon..."timeslip"?! Even He-Man and Gargoyals are getting the dvd treatment!!!

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 5:52 p.m. CST

    24 season 5 prequel 10 minutes long

    by optimus122

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Damnit count starts here!

    by Jack_Bauer

    already standing at one after the prequel.

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Where the fuck is Moriarty&#39;s DVD Shelf?

    by Osmosis Jones

  • Dec. 7, 2005, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Osmosis, Mori already admitted it would be late.

    by Lenny Nero

    Hold yer horses, bud.

  • Dec. 8, 2005, 11:11 a.m. CST

    "Joss Whedon - who later went to create

    by Voice O. Reason

    Um, no.

  • Dec. 8, 2005, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Voice O. Reason, I was wondering when someone would pick that up

    by ComputerGuy68

  • Dec. 8, 2005, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Monday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Friday Sunday Saturday

    by VibroCount

    --- For The First Time In Months... by TheRealMoriarty December 6th, 2005 03:12:23 AM CST ... I&#39;m going to have to delay my own DVD column until sometime midday Tuesday. I&#39;m sick. It&#39;s late. And I&#39;ve got to sleep. For now, Herc&#39;s column goes unchallenged. Bah! --- Where the fuck is Moriarty&#39;s DVD Shelf? by Osmosis Jones December 7th, 2005 10:45:21 PM CST --- Osmosis, Mori already admitted it would be late. by Lenny Nero December 7th, 2005 11:19:37 PM CST Hold yer horses, bud. --- --- --- It&#39;s now Thursday night. Which is a tad later than Tuesday afternoon. And he wasn&#39;t too ill to write a review of Narnia this morning.

  • Dec. 9, 2005, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Darlene and David: Gen-x comic book couple

    by Neo Zeed

    Check out the comic posters on Darlene&#39;s wall. Those two were the bomb. Oh by the way..Fuck the last episode of Roseanne. I pretend it doesn&#39;t exist.

  • Dec. 9, 2005, 3:46 p.m. CST

    24: Season Four was... the strongest???

    by AICN fanboy dork

    Wow, Herc is definitely on crack if he thinks the fourth season of 24 was its best ever. It was a total mess, all over the place, and a total parody of itself.

  • Dec. 10, 2005, 8:47 a.m. CST

    FYI: Firefly The Complete Series is on for $23.96 Cana

    by Beaker316

  • Dec. 10, 2005, 3:16 p.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Herc, you missed the American/Canadian (R1 DVD) box set release of the 2005 season of DOCTOR WHO. Distributed by Warner Home Video, and retails for $99 US. The R2 European edition is already out, so you could put a link to it (through or elsewhere) with a disclaimer that it will only work in the States on multi-region DVD players (like the Philips DVP-642, for instance).