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Fraggle Rock Season 4 may not be released separately

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by GelflingWaldo, Jan 9, 2008.

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  1. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I mean that too. Like David the Gnome had a very powerful conclusion that I never saw until recently. It would have been great to see it at the time, but I'm just glad I got to experience the show. :)
  2. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Oh, I saw that ending when I was fourteen or so on tv, I cried so much. It's a shame they don't make shows like the older ones anymore..But someday they will again, someday :)
  3. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    Yeah it was amazing! My friend and I were big fans but we never even knew about that ending until recently.

    So I don't think it's bad to donate some of the left over Fraggle sets. After all, what will happen to them otherwise? They shouldn't be kept away until the ending is released separately (if ever). So many of the episodes stand alone by themselves. Even the first few episodes are enough to inspire. :)

    Plus obviously a show doesn't have to have a big ending to be great (in fact so many don't). Star Trek didn't end up having one, but it's gone down in history as a well written, ground breaking, and hugely popular show. :)
  4. RL4422

    RL4422 New Member

    I was part of the petition 6-8 years ago to try to bring Fraggle Rock to DVD. We were just a group of desperate hopefuls... and I never thought we would get our wish. I look at this new collectors set as a MAJOR accomplishment. I know a seperate season four would be ideal for most... but to see the dream of having Fraggles brought back into the spotlight again (now a MOVIE and DVD's) I just can't complain :)
  5. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    It's just that most people won't be able to afford it. The other DVDs were a major victory. But this set...it's unfortunate.
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I do see that side of it too and have mentioned it a couple of times somewhere around here. There were many years when fans would have done anything and paid any price for these sets. I know the economy is in bad shape, but there would be complaints either way. There were some people upset with the single-set prices. I do think HiT should have released a stand-alone season 4 and I still think they will. Their strategy is that the hardcore fans will buy up the limited box sets while others will wait. It's not ideal, but I'm getting the set. I just don't want to feed its opening week numbers. :coy:
  7. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    It's just that now, with the economy crisis, even hardcore fans may not be able to buy it (and we were hesitating even before that).

    I may ask a relative if he could get it for me for Christmas. I would like to have it obviously. But I have to say at the same time I feel slightly guilty...

    That's why I am giving my old ones away, something good as to come of this. :)
  8. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Well, I don't think that any of us should feel guilty for not being able or wanting to buy the full series set. After all, it is not like we did not get the first three seasons or that all of us complained about the price, I thought they were cheap actually :D...
    Buying it or not should not be seen as an act of loyally :). It is true if this set was all we were to have gotten from the start I would have bought it..But it was not, I'm not giving my sets away, and I have a little thing called food to buy with the money ;).
  9. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    Another concern could be the flip side: if the economy gets worse, and HIT can't afford to make a Season 4 set.

    Granted that's probably the worst possible scenario (and least likely, I think, considering most of the work on Season 4 has been done already) but I suppose it's possible if things continue to go downhill.
  10. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    If things get so bad that they are not making DVDs anymore I think we will have bigger things to worry about like food and power let alone paying for internet and movies :coy:
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I can agree with you there. I'm not pleased with HiT's choice either. A bit more patience will very likely yield a single set season four. And if sales of the box set are poor, well it will be discounted. We've waited this long already. A bit longer could serve to be the financially wise thing to do.

    Still, I have heard complaints going back to the Muppet Show season one set's price when that was released. These cost what they cost and a lot of Muppet stuff has historically been known to come at a premium. If Disney could get each Muppet Show set to us for $19.95 they would.
  12. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    It all depends on the studio, their home video division and what their budget is for a particular project.

    Again it's not likely, simply possible...
  13. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    It still sounds very end of the worldish to me :(...
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm still taking my "Holding it hostage until closer to the movie's release" approach. They have nothing to lose by releasing it separately, and nothing to gain by holding it back. I still don't know which I'd get, since the single volumes are bound to get cheaper as the full series is released.
  15. Nevuela

    Nevuela New Member

    Forgive me for not reading this entire thread for details, but isn't there a petition for season four DVD's going around? Because I would sign it in a heartbeat. Or do we have to call or write to HIT personally?
  16. Redsonga

    Redsonga Active Member

    Not that I know of, everyone has just been writing I think...IMHO online petitions don't work as well as writing anymore:o
  17. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    ^ I haven't heard of any petitions, either, just a lot of angry ramblings on Amazon, here, and a discussion about it on the Muppet Cast podcast. But those don't really work, anyway, and aren't taken seriously from what I've heard. Anybody can sign their name on a list with little work or thought, but letters and phonecalls probably hold a lot more water.
  18. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    And lack of sales.
  19. Traveling Matt

    Traveling Matt New Member

    HIT has recently stated that it is very important for them to hear, and continue to hear, directly from consumers in regards to this issue. This issue has been, and probably still is, circulating within their company ever since the announcement and the publishing of very unfavorable remarks on the Complete Collection's Amazon.com page.

    Another petition doesn't currently exist and, frankly, another one doesn't really seem neccessary at this point.

    What HIT needs to hear now are direct and specific opinions about this unfortunate decision. As has been said, the best way to do that is by writing (or typing) a form letter and sending it through the mail. That speaks the most volume.

    You can also call them or e-mail them (I would do all three). Here are the methods of contact for HIT Entertainment:

    Mail

    HIT Entertainment
    Attn: Consumer Relations (Fraggle Rock SEASON SETS)
    P.O. Box 9000
    Allen, Texas 75013

    Phone

    1-866-405-7625

    E-mail

    consumerrelations@hitentertainment.com
  20. TARDIS60

    TARDIS60 New Member

    Thank you for the heads up of who to contact, Traveling Matt! And thanks for the advice.

    It makes the most sense that if we discuss our concerns with them, they will eventually release season four on its own, given what has happened in the past with Fox's 'M*A*S*H' boxsets and the 'Invader Zim' special box-set release with just the special features for the loyal customers that made it possible for there to be a large box set at all.

    But if everything made sense, I wouldn't worry like Boober about this... sigh.

    --Kassi


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