First off, let me state my 3-star rating is strictly for this DVD set, not the show itself. The show I would give a 4-5 rating. It was a lot of fun to watch again after all these years and I still find the ending to be sad :(
As for the DVDs, my Disc 2 tried to skip on several episodes (Season 5 did the same thing) but I think the biggest issue was the false advertisement. The special features very clearly stated "Season 6 Bloopers". So where are they? I don't know about anybody else's set, but mine clearly states there are bloopers but I don't have any on any of the discs. :( Between the disc problems and the lack of features it clearly states were supposed to be included this set had me disappointed, but it was well worth the $6 still either way to watch again after all this time.
For those who do buy this, if you were like me and saw an extended ending to the final episode when it aired on tv, it is included on the last disc in Special Features as the "Alternate Ending". (No spoilers for those who don't want to know).
MORE INSANITY FROM THE ALIEN CREW OF 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN.....JOHN LITHGOW IS PRICELESS AS HIGH COMMANDER, AS IS SECOND-IN-COMMAND, KIRSTEN JOHNSTON. JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT, AS TEENAGER TOMMY AND FRENCH STEWART AS HARRY ADD TO ONE, HUGE, HILARIOUS GROUP OF EXCELLENT ACTING AND SUPERIOR WRITING. NO MATTER IF YOU PREFER ONE PARTICULAR SEASON OVER ANOTHER, THE ENTIRE COLLECTION IS WORTH HAVING AS IT IS A FINE EXAMPLE OF QUALITY, NETWORK TELEVISION --- AN ART QUICKLY DYING A SLOW DEATH.
From Season 1 to 6, this is a terrific program. There are no real extras other than interviews with cast members and guests about the characters they portray and some reviews of some of the episodes each season.
I would recommend 3rd Rock to anyone who likes farciful humor...... once you get to know the characters (particulary Dick), you really feel like they are the relatives you always enjoy from a distance. John Lithgow must have studied John Cleese and Monty Python before this show was put together. They are like twins separated at birth. Mr. Cleese has a guest spot on the show, and you can see the mutual affection.
Note: Amazon said they have to ask for reviews of each season when you purchase a television show with multiple seasons. So please excuse the repitition in my review.
As a long time 3rd Rock fan I will admit that this season is the lest appealing of the series. Tommy has gone off to college, and with him out of a good chunk of episodes you can tell that the writers weren't sure what to do with everyone. Lots of episodes felt like these lovable characters were chickens with their head cut off. Sometimes they'd have to relearn things they've gone through in previous seasons. Even out of this disappointing season, I thought the last four episodes were a great send of to this group of aliens.
If you want to laugh at silly, I mean silly, humans pretending to be aliens. Than this show is for you. Don't let the cast fool ya, these guys are utterly humorous. Even the supporting cast like, Don (Wayne Knight) and Nina (Simbe Khali) and Mrs. Dubcek (Elmarie Wendel). This is a show that will have you doubled-over crying from side-splitting comedy. Such a rare breed of show. Truly in a class by itself when it comes to original humor and delivery. 3rd Rock has NEVER not made me laugh.
I guess I never saw the final season of the show when it was in its first release because I don't remember any of the episodes. I own the other five seasons, so you can tell I'm a big fan of the series in general. I've watched most of the shows now on this 6th season set and I was really surprised. I kinda expected the last year to fall off in quality and to rehash a lot of the same schtick. But so far I've really liked every episode. By this time in the series the actors are all very comfortable with one another but the relationships don't feel stale to me. If you are inclined to like some of the other seasons, then you might want to take a chance on this one as well.
First off, my rating of this get's a star off because of the lack of bloopeers. You advertise bloopers, you better have them off. Shame Mill Creek, shame. Otherwise, same, well done season sets like the rest of the series. For soms reason, the fact that they knew they were being cancelled made them even funnier than before. It's quite a memorable, relentlessly hilarious season. On the subject of the series finale.....it was quite solemn wasn't it? I mighf preferred the alternate ending. It waa sooo Dick. Poor Mary.
The writing is brilliant and the actors (casting) are superb. 3rd Rock From the Sun is one of my all time favorite TV shows. My boyfriend has never seen the show so we're watching all six seasons together. Sometimes he laughs so hard his eye tear. I'm so glad I was able to find all six seasons on Amazon. Now I can watch this show over and over. In my opinion, one of the best comedies that was ever on TV. Kudos to 3rd Rock.