11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2013
I understand Season Seven was issued much earlier in a regular box. It includes assorted episodes from the other seasons, too. I already have the other seasons in the embossed collector tins, and I want to properly complete my set with Season Seven in the same embossed tin. Will the "publisher" accede to such a wish?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2013
I have been a fan of Wagon Train since it first went on the air on the 1950's. This completes my set of the whole series. The quality of the episodes is really good and pretty clear. I have forgotten some of the episodes and they still hold up today. Robert Fuller is my favorite and he has some really great story lines. They have great guest stars. All and all, if you want to see some great acting I wouldn't hesitate to get this season of Wagon Train. You will be glad you did. The only thing is that I wish they would have kept it at 90 minutes and in color. I guess we can't have everything.
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on April 15, 2013
Wagon Train, The Complete Color Season (7) It Was Released Back in November 4, 2008
Is was the only season in Color. Order it, It's already out.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 12, 2013
I have just receive my final season of wagon train.I am on season four and have enjoyed wagon train so much,how can't you enjoy shows like this, they have very good stories lines and well know actors who you can enjoy watching,this is a show that the whole family can enjoy,i now have the complete wagon train series,please get this,enjoy
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2013
I now have many DVDs of old TV shows from the 1950s and 60s that have been remastered and I must say that in this case the remastering varies from average to good (in my opinion) but this is still desirable compared to had they not been remastered - however, I have noticed that the picture quality seems to be a bit too white (they are in black and white of course) - I am certainly no expert on these matters and can only give my opinion but I am nevertheless still glad to own this set because Wagon Train was a fave show of mine when I was a youngster growing up in the late 1950s and 60s.
I love the colourful, embossed metal tin that the DVDs come in - however, I am not so keen on the way the 8 discs are presented inside a thick cardboard tombstone shaped case with each disc squeezed into a narrow cut out slot one each per page so to speak - this gives the potential for scratches and fingerprints when removing and replacing discs in/from their slots due to the tight fit - surely a better way would have been to have each disc on a plastic spindle within a hard plastic case!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 2, 2014
The DVDs came in very fast and I have watched many of them. The stories have no disappointed me, but I don't understand why they are in black and white when season seven was in color. Most enjoyable.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 29, 2015
In 1965, Wagon Train and The Joey Bishop Show were canceled. Both series had been in color in previous seasons, but were in the unusual circumstance of being in black and white up against very strong Sunday evening color competitors. Wagon Train was knocked off by Walt Disney's Wonderful World Of Color, and Joey Bishop, by the in living color giant, Bonanza. In the episode, Joey Goes To CBS, the cast looks at the camera and cries when told they are competing against Bonanza. Funny stuff, but devastating. Joey Bishop's sitcom changing networks, going from color to black and white makes some sense, as NBC had been color casting, and CBS, at the time, was not (though if show owner Danny Thomas had continued picking up the tab for color filming, The Joey Bishop Show would likely have been seen much more in syndicated reruns, than it has been through the years). Wagon Train reverting from color to black and white makes no sense. The sets at Universal had already been painted and lighted for color filming during season 7. The budget had already been cut by decreasing the time from 90 to 60 minutes and letting Denny Miller (Duke Shannon) go. At the time, many viewers watching Wagon Train on color televisions, initially thought there was something wrong with their sets, when the color opening from season 7 wasn't in color on season 8. Season 8 in color would also have made the hour McIntire episodes from seasons 4,5,6,and 8 more attractive in reruns through the decades (at least as popular as season 7 in color, which turned up locally and later on cable, frequently).
As it is, season 8 is filled with great stories, solid performances by guest stars, and a first rate turn by the crew. Picture quality appears from worn 16mm prints, which look okay on an older portable CRT but lousy on a digital flatscreen. Sound quality is great. I miss Duke, who played very well off Cooper Smith as buddies closer in age to eachother, than the others; Coop seems much more of a loner without him, in season 8. Universal has remastered many of their old shows: The Rockford Files, Emergency, Columbo, and Laramie. Lets hope all of Wagon Train gets remastered. And please issue all 252 hour episodes together (not just the earlier ones with Ward Bond) in one package for TV reruns (this would include 5 color episodes from the Robert Horton era in season 5) so that they are seen as often in reruns as the 32 color 90 minute season 7 shows.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2013
I was excited to watch the final season with Robert Fuller, as I am a fan, Wish it was in colot.