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Space Academy returns

21/01/2007. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy Space Academy in the USA - or Buy Space Academy in the UK

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Science fiction TV series Space Academy makes it onto DVD.

The series will be available on DVD for the first time and will be released on January 16th 2007 at a suggested retail price of $29.98. The 4 disc, 15 episode set is highlighted by a series of features including 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 series led to a spin-off the following season called Jason of Star Command.

Producing the special features, documentaries and most of the extra content is entertainment writer Andy Mangels, a novelist, and author of Animation on DVD-The Ultimate Guide.

Space Academy Clip: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pqIoNBGGRkY

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