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Your Thoughts: Fraggle Rock Season 1

Discussion in 'Fraggle Rock' started by Phillip, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    With Fraggle Rock Season 1 set to release next Tuesday September 6, here is our review of the anticipated release. From the original 24 episodes to the new behind-the-scenes interviews, find out all the details of this box set.


    Let us know what you think about the DVD set and any questions that you might have.
  2. MuppetDude

    MuppetDude Well-Known Member


    I haven't got the DVDs yet (but I will!), but I am still amazed at this set. Of the main Muppet series (TMS, SS, and FR), FR is the one I've seen the least episodes of, so I'm really glad that these episodes will now be released (and full edits, too!). I love all the "behind the scenes" archival stuff included (I never saw the original documentary, and just seeing that original Gobo picture...call me weird, but I just love seeing original characters like that). It's interesting that, while TMS may be better known (and the DVDs came from the infamous Disney corporation), they fall short when compared to everything on the FR discs. They'll definitely be one of the high points in my Muppet collection. I just wish I had the money for them now. :smirk:

    I just hope that future sets are on the way. Does anyone have any info concerning subsequent seasons being released?
  3. muppet_dk

    muppet_dk Well-Known Member

    Got my copy of it yesterday and it's great. I really enjoyed seeing the short clips from behind the scenes that is used in the interviews, stuff that is not in the documentary. Also the audition clips, its funny to see Jerry as Wembley, Steve as Gobo, Kathy as Red and Karen as Mokey :).

    I really enjoy this set more than the TMS set.
  4. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    To Phillip Chapman

    I have noticed that you seem to get a lot of Muppet DVD and audio releases before they are avilible. Do you have some kidn of special deal to get these early, so that you can review them before people can buy them?

    Also, in the review, it says that the openig for The terrible Tunnel had Gobo saying Down At Fraggle Rock. I thought he said that in The Finger of Light.

    I have noticed on the Hit releases that the logo is changed so that the Muppets name is not in the openign credits. Since the opening never changed, it's possible that Hit (or henson) only changed one opening and used that for each episode, instead of changing the opening for every single episode, and possibly did not know about the alternate opening endings.

    It would have been good if all of the "Down at Fraggle Rock" sequences were included as a bonus feature. In terry angus' interview on Muppet central, it is said that a different opening was filmed but never used. it would have been great if that opening was used.
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, we try to get an advance copy to give you a sneak peak of important releases.

    The openings here are as they originally aired with the original logo. I'll try to add a picture of this to the review.
  6. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    That's weird. So they didn't change the logo, yet the openigns still don't end with Gobo and Wembly saying Down At Fraggle Rock? Now, if this was the altered logo (which says "Jim Hensons Fraggle Rock" instead of "Fraggle Rock starring Jim Hensons Muppets" that would be more understandable).
  7. BEAR

    BEAR Well-Known Member

    I must say that I am getting extremely excited about these Fraggle Rock DVDs. I have never been a huge FR fan and I know I have seen at lease a few episodes before, but remember it very vaguely. I would like to get into it more. It was such a classic like the other Muppet productions but way different. This was such a unique creation. I wish I had been more of a fan before. Do we know how much the set will cost?
  8. GelflingWaldo

    GelflingWaldo Well-Known Member

    The regular price for the DVD collection is set at $44.99, however many store will have it for slightly less.

    You can get Fraggle Rock Season 1 from Amazon and iof you use this link, and a portion of your order will go to Muppet Central to help keep the site and forum running smoothly. It's a great way to help MC and get a great price on the DVD set of $31.49 with free shipping.
  9. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Those changes were made a long time ago while the show was in syndication.
    Nothing to do with HIT.
  10. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I know that the one with Gobo at least was included on The Disney Channel. I remember seeing that one once and only once.
  11. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Besides Gobo and Wembley's opening being cut, this looks every bit as good as The Muppet Show's season set. I'm so excited to see what the people have to say about it in the new interviews.
  12. anathema

    anathema Well-Known Member

    Yeah, they've been aired occasionally.
  13. EleganceLiberty

    EleganceLiberty Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have any pictures of the alternate openings?

    Aniwho, as much as I'd LOVE to get this... it's gonna have to wait until my birthday. (Even then, with the Nintendo Fusion Tour a few weeks before and A DS /w Nintendogs... aiiiiighhhh!) djklgdskhgs I WANT THIS SO BAD. T~T
  14. katywithay

    katywithay New Member

    The Complete Season One

    So! I've pretty much been eagerly anticipating the box set release all summer, and I was planning on picking it up on the 6th when I thought it was being released.

    Imagine my surprise when I saw it at Wal-Mart, squealed and bought it.
    It's beautiful. But why was it for sale on Spetember 1st? Is it a Canada thing?Please explain.
  15. That Announcer

    That Announcer Well-Known Member

    It's out now? Jeez, I gotta get to Wal-Mart! I sure hope this is Canada-wide...
  16. MrsPepper

    MrsPepper Well-Known Member

    Oy, no kidding! I'd go today and check!
  17. SillyRed

    SillyRed Well-Known Member

    I can't wait to see the new interviews!! Even about the episode "Marooned".
  18. getup

    getup Well-Known Member

    if anyone wants, i could take screen caps of the two alternate openings. that sucks that they're not included, but not TOO important. i'm thinking this is an even better release than season 1 of TMS because this is actually the COMPLETE season 1...nothing edited out or anything. I love TMS, but my heart belongs to the fraggles forever and am so excited about this.
  19. EleganceLiberty

    EleganceLiberty Well-Known Member

    That would be awesome! I didn't even know there were alternate openings until I read the review on MC. ^^;;; (Goes to show how much I know)
  20. SillyRed

    SillyRed Well-Known Member

    I never saw Wembley say "Down At Fraggle Rock" but I did see the Gobo one.

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