TV's first real foray into the realm of high fantasy was a truly ahead of its time combination of awesome adventure and witty self-awareness. Prolific sitcom writer Don Reo (The John Larroquette Show, Two and a Half Men) had a different vision in mind than previous grim and gritty attempts at the genre as seen in cinema - a vision underscored by the show's own opening titles, which frame the action as comic book panels.
Jeff Conaway (Taxi, Babylon 5) stars as valiant Prince Erik Greystone who, along with his strongman sidekick pal Marko (Walter Olkewicz), battles evil Prince Dirk Blackpool (Duncan Regehr, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and malevolent magic-user Vector (Clive Revill) for control of the continent of Aperans and his country of Camarand. And for the hand of fair, spoiled and leather pants-obsessed Princess Ariel (Julia Duffy, Newhart). Now the time has come to heed the call of adventure - and comedy!
Several years before the (unrelated) Nintendo videogame of the same name, CBS aired a short-lived (8 episodes!) TV show, and yesterday we relayed word
from this past weekend's San Diego Comic Con that the Warner Archive was putting out Wizards and Warriors - The Complete Series
"next week." That's this week, to you and me...and now it's here!
Today, July 29th
, the title was made available by the Warner Archive Collection, and it's immediately for sale from the studio's WBshop online store (see button link below, just over the package art). Selling for $24.95 SRP, you can get this 387-minute saga right away...if you're a U.S. resident; WBshop only delivers to addresses in the States. If you live outside the USA, don't panic: Warner Archive titles are also sold through Amazon's CreateSpace MOD program, soon after being offered at the studio's store, and Amazon ships outside the U.S. all the time. Here's the packaging: