Summary of "The Complete 1st Season - Poor Harry": Robert Wolfe was part of a panel I was moderating for the "DVD and Beyond" conference held in LA a few months ago (June 19). I wanted to have him on the panel to talk about The Dresden Files DVDs, as well as his work on other sci-fi shows. Interesting fact - all the shows he's worked on are out on DVD (even The Twilight Zone which he wrote an episode for). Lucky guy! Robert was an excellent participant, and is super-nice... especially since he heard a few hours before that The Dresden Files wouldn't be picked up for season 2. Yes, you read that right - the decision was made back in JUNE, though Sci-Fi came clean about it last week. I have no idea why the news wasn't released when the decision was made, unless there was the chance it could be renewed, but Robert seemed pretty bummed about it (though I also had Karim Zreik from Jericho on the panel, and maybe that inspired him to fight to get the show back). So while I enjoyed watching season 1 on DVD, it was a bummer because I knew there wouldn't be any more episodes to watch once this was done.
I've received a few emails from people asking why the pilot episode wasn't included on the DVD set. Apparently the pilot was constructed from a few episodes, deleted scenes, and discarded material, and it wasn't a very strong piece for the DVDs, so it was left off. The decision to remove it from the set was made after the announcement.
Watching this show has made me consider doing something I haven't thought of for a long time - it's make me consider picking up a book. Sure, I read, but not for pleasure. I'm either sitting in front of a computer, or the TV (or both), and I don't take the time to read for fun. I was in a bookstore the other day and I took a look at the first Dresden Files book, but then I put it back. Maybe I'll pick it up next time I'm in a bookstore, and hopefully I'll find the time to read it.
It's a shame that Harry's TV adventures are over, but he'll live on in the books. (read entire review)
Recent SciFi Channel Series Comes to DVD in August
Based on Jim Butcher's best-selling novels, The Dresden Files tells the story of Harry Dresden (Paul Blackthorne), a regular-guy private detective with extraordinary abilities. While most people see assaults,... (read entire news item)