The Lieutenant - 'The Complete Series, Part 1' and 'Part 2' of Roddenberry's Show: Date, Cost, Boxes, Extra, Video Clip!
MOD releases of two half-series sets will be available tomorrow, from The Warner Archive!
Posted by David Lambert
Next Tuesday, August 14th the long-awaited classic TV series The Lieutenant, from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, makes its DVD debut exclusively on the WarnerArchive.com. This was Roddenberry's first TV series (as both creator and producer). What has become a huge fan base clamoring to get the 29 episodes filmed in 1963-64 will now get its wish. The new DVD has been restored, and includes an unseen theatrical iteration.
Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey) plays young and easy-going Marine Corps Lieutenant William Rice, who commands a colorful crew of raw recruits. Rice soon finds his missions consist of dodging political grenades, searching to destroy dissent within the ranks, and mounting reconnaissance missions to obtain young ladies' phone numbers. The series features guest star appearances from Star Trek legends Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, and Majel Barrett, and Six Million Dollar Man star Richard Anderson.
As we reported in late June, and as discussed in July at the San Diego Comic Con, the folks at the Warner Archive are about to release Gene Roddenberry's original TV series on DVD! Available tomorrow, August 14th, will be both The Lieutenant - The Complete Series, Part 1 and The Lieutenant - The Complete Series, Part 2 as manufacture-on-demand (MOD) sets. As the studio description quoted above says, the 29 episodes will be accompanied by "an unseen theatrical iteration" of the show.
Each package will be priced at $39.95 SRP each, and these titles will at first only be available to U.S. customers via the studio's online WBshop.com website. Listings aren't available there yet, but are expected to be no later than tomorrow morning: check back in this story for links! Later on, however, we expect these to be available from Amazon CreateSpace MOD, too, for fans all over the world. Just below we've got an exclusive sneak-peek video clip with a scene from the show, featuring guest star Ricardo Montalbán (Fantasy Island, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan). Underneath that is a look at the packaging for both half-series sets. Enjoy!