BLAST OFF WITH THE RELEASE OF THE POPULAR LIVE-ACTION SCIENCE FICTION SERIES! SPACE ACADEMY
BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) announce the release of the groundbreaking science fiction series “Space Academy.” The complete series will be available on DVD for the first time and will be released on January 16th at a suggested retail price of $29.98. The 4 disc, 15 episode set is highlighted by a series of special features including a brand new documentary and commentary tracks.
“We are pleased to bring this innovative series from the 70’s to DVD for the first time,” said Jeff Hayne, Director of Acquisitions, BCI. “The demand for nostalgia TV on DVD has been overwhelming and Space Academy is no exception.”
Space Academy features all 15 episodes from the 1977 series starring Jonathan Harris as the Commander Isaac Gampu who leads the young cadets attending Space Academy in the year 3732. The series also features Pamelyn Ferdin, Ric Carrott, Ty Henderson, Maggie Cooper, Brian Tochi and Eric Greene. Additionally, the special effects team was comprised of some of the technical wizards who created Star Wars that very same year.
The series premiered on CBS in the 1977 season and was later syndicated worldwide. The success of the series led to a spin-off the following season called “Jason of Star Command.”
Special Features include:
· 35 minute documentary, “Back to School with Space Academy”
· Two commentary tracks featuring executive producer Lou Scheimer, actors Ric Carrott, Brian Tochi, Eric Greene, plus special effects supervisor Chuck Comisky
· Photo and art galleries
· Scripts and series bible
· Easter eggs
· Booklet with episode guide
· Ink & Paint trailers
· Spanish language tracks
Producing the special features, documentaries and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a best-selling novelist, and author of Animation on DVD—The Ultimate Guide.
Space Academy: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pqIoNBGGRkY